Date   

Re: Band spotcollector

Dave AA6YQ
 

After you change SpotCollector's Sub-band definition file as described below, click the Select button in the "Sub-band definition" panel at the bottom of SpotCollector's Configuration window's General tab to select that file; SpotCollector will then update its sub-band definitions from the contents of the file.

        73,

             Dave, AA6YQ

 

On Sat, Aug 22, 2020 at 09:50 AM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below
When  I receive a spot in spot collector that is at 60 meters, then the spot collector only shows the frequency, not the band, and the mode is not listed either.
Will someone put his bandmodes file in the IO group?
I have been working on adjusting the Bandmodes file myself, but then I keep getting messages that I don't have the right frequency and modes.
So I hope someone will share it with me thanks in advance

+ The file

BandModes 2020-04-11.txt

that is included with SpotCollector updates contains this entry:

5330,5410,USB,60M

+ Insert this entry into the file you've specified in the "Sub-band definition" panel at the bottom of SpotCollector's Configuration window's General tab, as described in

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Help/ConfigurationGeneral.htm#Sub-band%20Definition%20panel>

+ Alternatively, you can obtain the file

BandModes 2020-04-11.txt

+ from

<www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/BandModes%202020-04-11.txt>

      73,

            Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Band spotcollector

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
When  I receive a spot in spot collector that is at 60 meters, then the spot collector only shows the frequency, not the band, and the mode is not listed either.
Will someone put his bandmodes file in the IO group?
I have been working on adjusting the Bandmodes file myself, but then I keep getting messages that I don't have the right frequency and modes.
So I hope someone will share it with me thanks in advance

+ The file

BandModes 2020-04-11.txt

that is included with SpotCollector updates contains this entry:

5330,5410,USB,60M

+ Insert this entry into the file you've specified in the "Sub-band definition" panel at the bottom of SpotCollector's Configuration window's General tab, as described in

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Help/ConfigurationGeneral.htm#Sub-band%20Definition%20panel>

+ Alternatively, you can obtain the file

BandModes 2020-04-11.txt

+ from

<www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/BandModes%202020-04-11.txt>

      73,

            Dave, AA6YQ

 

 

 


Re: Paper QSL Handling

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Sat, Aug 22, 2020 at 09:19 AM, Phil Cooper wrote:

Having just gone through another batch of cards, many with multiple QSL's on, I have been thinking a bit more about a way to handle such cards.

I wonder if it would be possible to do this:

1. Select the QSL tab
2. Check the ADIF box
3. Have a box to allow QSO selection
4. Go back to LOG QSOs tab
5. Type callsign in filter box, and (for the first one) click Call
6. This would bring up the QSO's, but the 1st column would be a check box, in which you could select any, or all of the QSO's you wish to handle
7. Press Ctrl-Alt-B to perform the action usually which usually only sets one contact as sent/requested, but would do this for ALL selected QSO's
8. Proceed as per the usual way for the rest.

 

Is that at all possible Dave?

And, could it also set anything like JCC, RDA, DOK etc, to all the selected cards, assuming one had entered this for at least one of the selected contacts?

+ What you suggest would be no faster than the current proedure. The irreducable "work" for each incoming card is to locate its QSOs in the Log Page Display. After you've done that, checking a box is no less effort than striking CTRL-Alt-B.

+ Alternatively,

1. click the "Clear Select" button at the bottom of the Main window's "Check Progress" tab

2. after locating each QSO in the Log Page Display, set its Select item in the Auxilary panel to 'Y'

3. after all incoming cards have been processed, click the Sel button in the Filter panel at the bottom of the Main window's "Log QSOs" tab, and then run a script that you've constructed to implement the CTRL-Alt-B actions on all selected QSOs.

       73,

               Dave, AA6YQ

            

 

 

 


Paper QSL Handling

Phil Cooper
 

Dave and the group,

Having just gone through another batch of cards, many with multiple QSL's on, I have been thinking a bit more about a way to handle such cards.

I wonder if it would be possible to do this:

1. Select the QSL tab
2. Check the ADIF box
3. Have a box to allow QSO selection
4. Go back to LOG QSOs tab
5. Type callsign in filter box, and (for the first one) click Call
6. This would bring up the QSO's, but the 1st column would be a check box, in which you could select any, or all of the QSO's you wish to handle
7. Press Ctrl-Alt-B to perform the action usually which usually only sets one contact as sent/requested, but would do this for ALL selected QSO's
8. Proceed as per the usual way for the rest.

 

Is that at all possible Dave?

And, could it also set anything like JCC, RDA, DOK etc, to all the selected cards, assuming one had entered this for at least one of the selected contacts?

 

73 de Phil GU0SUP


Band spotcollector

Rien Aarden
 

Good morning,
 
When  I receive a spot in spot collector that is at 60 meters, then the spot collector only shows the frequency, not the band, and the mode is not listed either.
Will someone put his bandmodes file in the IO group?
I have been working on adjusting the Bandmodes file myself, but then I keep getting messages that I don't have the right frequency and modes.
So I hope someone will share it with me thanks in advance

Sincerely
73'
Rien, PA7RA


Re: SOTA activation Logging

Bernd - KB7AK
 

If you still need to convert a CSV file to a TAB delimited file, you can do that in Excel, notepad++ can do this as well


Re: SOTA activation Logging

Gary Lee Watson
 

Thanks Kent, 
I really enjoy getting outside with the K1.  Hopefully next week we will bag another one. 

73
Gary/W7EE


Re: SOTA activation Logging

Kent N6WT
 

Gary

Thanks for the activation and contact!

73
Kent
N6WT


On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 5:46 AM Gary Watson <whiskey7ee@...> wrote:
Thank you Dave!


Re: SOTA activation Logging

Gary Lee Watson
 

Thank you Dave!


Re: SOTA activation Logging

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
I worked my first SOTA activation today.  I loaded my log into the SOTA site and then downloaded it to a CVS file.  I am trying to convert it to Tab-Delimited file.   Any thoughts on what type of program will do this?  Am I doing it wrong by uploading to SOTA first? 

+ DXKeeper can generate a SOTA submission directly; see

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Progress.htm#SOTA>

       73,

            Dave, AA6YQ


SOTA activation Logging

Gary Lee Watson
 

Hi 
I worked my first SOTA activation today.  I loaded my log into the SOTA site and then downloaded it to a CVS file.  I am trying to convert it to Tab-Delimited file.   Any thoughts on what type of program will do this?  Am I doing it wrong by uploading to SOTA first? 

How do you activators handle this?

Thanks
Gary/W7EE


Re: DX Keeper tx band not showing regular bands

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

No joy.

+ Please do the following:

1. on the Launcher's Configuration window, check the "Log debugging info" box

2. direct the Launcher to upgrade DXView

3. on the Launcher's Configuration window, uncheck the "Log debugging info" box

4. attach the errorlog.txt file to an email message, and send the message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DX Keeper tx band not showing regular bands

Grover Cleveland <k7tp@...>
 

No joy.


Re: DX Keeper tx band not showing regular bands

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
One slight remaining issue is not of major concern; DXView is currently at 2.6.8 but launcher won't update to 4.75  (just a slight flash of a window).

+ DXView 2.6.8 is ancient.

+ As a first step, reboot Windows, and then direct the Launcher to update DXView. Any joy?

     73,

          Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DX Keeper tx band not showing regular bands

Grover Cleveland <k7tp@...>
 

Dave,

I did in fact do a complete re-install of all the applications, before I saw your message, and it did solve all the problems with DXKeeper.

One slight remaining issue is not of major concern; DXView is currently at 2.6.8 but launcher won't update to 4.75  (just a slight flash of a window).

Other than that, all is hunky-dory and thanks for your help.

Grover K7TP


Re: MSK144 logging and time keeping

Dave AA6YQ
 

Thanks to all for the comments on this topic.

I'm not planning to make changes to DXKeeper unless LoTW changes its policy, which as I've already posted would be very unlikely. The constructive online venue in which to continue the discussion is here:

<https://groups.arrl.org/g/ARRL-LoTW/messages>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DX Keeper tx band not showing regular bands

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below


On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 06:47 AM, Grover Cleveland wrote:

I think it will be easier if I remove the software and reinstall, saving my log and setting files of course

+ That's unlikely to correct whatever caused your Windows Registry to be corrupted, and whatever is preventing DXKeeper from generating an errorlog.txt file. Did you check the Windows event logs?

        73,

                Dave, AA6YQ


Re: IOTA Update Issue

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
I recently uploaded my IOTA QSOs from DxKeeper to the IOTA website, that went fine and all QSOs were approved for credit. 
Today I  downloaded the .csv file with the approved QSOs from the IOTA website and attempted to update DxKeeper to recognize the approved QSOs. Upon attempting the update in DxKeeper I received the following:
 
"The selected IOTA status file does not begin with a header row"
 
If, by a header file, it is referring to the row that contains the column headings I am confused because the file does, in fact, contain those headings.
 
Any ideas?

+ Resolution: After downloading the status file from IOTA, Paul opened the file, widened a column, and then saved the result before directing DXKeeper to process the file. This edit should have been innocuous, but stripped all the double-quotes from the file, preventing DXKeeper from being able to process it.

+ I mistakenly thought that the IOTA team had changed the file format; thanks to Johan PA3EXX of IOTA for patiently identifying the root cause.

        73,

              Dave, AA6YQ
        

 

 


Re: WinWarbler Setup

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Dave, I played some more, and see extFSK64 and MMTTY Engine is supported, and config settings, but I cannot get it to FSK key.

I see the shift activity in the Engine screen, but it is not fsk keying radio.


I am trying to find the MMTTY Engine comport config with RTS DTR options , which shows in the native MMTTY version ?

I don't think it is tickling the rts as needed for extFSK keying. I have TX and just a mark key line.

MMTTY on the other hand works great using extFSK64 method, so not sure what I am missing?

+ WinWarbler uses MMTTY as an "engine" for RTTY reception and transmission. If you start the instance of MMTTY in your WinWarbler folder, is it able to transmit RTTY? Make sure EXTFSK64 is correctly configured.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DX Keeper tx band not showing regular bands

Grover Cleveland <k7tp@...>
 

I think it will be easier if I remove the software and reinstall, saving my log and setting files of course. I'll report back.
73
K7TP

4881 - 4900 of 200747