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Re: DXLab Launcher Manual Version

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
The manual I have for DXLab Launcher is for v. 2.1.1.  Is this the most current version?

+ The current version of the Launcher is 2.1.4, as shown in this table:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/download.htm#AvailableReleases>

+ The PDF manual for Launcher 2.1.4 is available from the Launcher's entry in the "Searchable & Printable English Reference Documentation" column of this table:

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/download.htm#Documentation

     73,

            Dave, AA6YQ

 

 

 

 


DXLab Launcher Manual Version

Mike Flowers
 

The manual I have for DXLab Launcher is for v. 2.1.1.  Is this the most current version?

 

Thanks!

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, NCDXC Secretary

 


Re: Spot Collector question

Bill - AA4M
 

Instead of "show alerts" maybe I should have said "show spots".  ODX sounds just like what I need.  I don't have time to work on the final code today but will get back to the group if I have any problems.

Thanks for the help!

73, Bill - AA4M

On 10/01/2020 13:41:51, iain macdonnell - N6ML wrote:
On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 1:29 PM Bill - AA4M <MrBill@aa4m.com> wrote:
Can someone provide a little SQL code which will enable to only show alerts which were posted by a ham from within 2000 Km or so?
Not sure what you mean by "show alerts", but the SQL to filter for
spot database entries which have been spotted by at least one station
within 2000 <DX units> would be:

ODX between 0 and 2000

<DX unit> is configured on the General tab of SpotCollector Configuration.

73,

~iain / N6ML




Re: Spot Collector question

iain macdonnell - N6ML
 

On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 1:29 PM Bill - AA4M <MrBill@aa4m.com> wrote:

Can someone provide a little SQL code which will enable to only show alerts which were posted by a ham from within 2000 Km or so?
Not sure what you mean by "show alerts", but the SQL to filter for
spot database entries which have been spotted by at least one station
within 2000 <DX units> would be:

ODX between 0 and 2000

<DX unit> is configured on the General tab of SpotCollector Configuration.

73,

~iain / N6ML


Spot Collector question

Bill - AA4M
 

Can someone provide a little SQL code which will enable to only show alerts which were posted by a ham from within 2000 Km or so?

73, Bill  AA4M


Re: CBA and Nicknames

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Dave - I installed the test version of Pathfinder sent and it resolved the issue with QRZ nicknames.

+ Thanks for the testing and report, Jay!

+ I'll make a public release as soon as Microsoft Security Intelligence completes its assessment.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Get tuner status after auto-tuning IC-7300 and AH-4 using custom controls?

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I'm using a custom button in the commander to initiate an auto-tune sequence.
As I'm running my radio remote I would like to find a way to see the result after tuning.
Easiest would be to read the status directly from the radio using another custom command to see if the tuner is still turned on after the auto-tune cycle but it seam not possible to read values from the radio, only to write commands to the radio.

+ Correct. Reading results and acting on them would require the provision of a full programming language with debugging capability.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: CBA and Nicknames

Jay M
 

Dave - I installed the test version of Pathfinder sent and it resolved the issue with QRZ nicknames.

Thanks for providing this great support!

73, Jay WB0L


Re: Get tuner status after auto-tuning IC-7300 and AH-4 using custom controls?

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

but it seam not possible to read values from the radio, only to write
commands to the radio. > I'm I right?
That is correct. The User Defined Commands are "send only". The UDC
support is not a full CAT control implementation.

As far as I understand I will either have to hope for the best, or
implement e.g. an Arduino snooping the control signals to the AH-4 to
see what the 'answer' is after a tuning sequence using a simple web
interface.
There is no "Answer." The AH-4 interfaces with a simplistic 2 wire
(+13V, "Start", "Key", ground) system. The response in minimal - just
a 20 ms "off" followed by a 200 ms "on" pulse on the "Key" line if
tuning fails. See:
<https://hamoperator.com/HF/AH-4_Design_and_Operation.pdf>;

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2020-10-01 6:12 AM, Björn (SM0SBL) wrote:
I'm using a custom button in the commander to initiate an auto-tune sequence.
As I'm running my radio remote I would like to find a way to see the result after tuning.
Easiest would be to read the status directly from the radio using another custom command to see if the tuner is still turned on after the auto-tune cycle but it seam not possible to read values from the radio, only to write commands to the radio.
I'm I right?
Anyone who has already solved this in one way or the other?
As far as I understand I will either have to hope for the best, or implement e.g. an Arduino snooping the control signals to the AH-4 to see what the 'answer' is after a tuning sequence using a simple web interface.
--
Regards, 73 de
Björn, SM0SBL


Re: CBA and Nicknames

Gilbert Baron W0MN
 

SORRY, I did not read that carefully. I use the XML lookup that I pay for and many other features. I did not note that you were referring to the web page lookup. Dropping that would probably happen eventually anyway as you have to deal with both the changes by QRZ and the use of an obsolete browser.

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN
Hierro candente, batir de repente
44.08226N 92.51265W EN34rb

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Gilbert Baron W0MN via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2020 06:30
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] CBA and Nicknames

NOOOOOOOOOOooooo, PLEASE do not do that. I agree they are nuts to make these changes the way they do but then on the other hand they have so man features that I and others use and I do not want to have to pay for multiple databases.

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN
Hierro candente, batir de repente
44.08226N 92.51265W EN34rb

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 17:29
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] CBA and Nicknames

+ AA6YQ comments below

To clarify, I'm not concerned whether there is a nickname displayed or not. Just noticed that a nickname in quotes was the key difference to Pathfinder lookups that return a blank name and first line of address blank.

+ That's happening because the insertion of the nickname breaks Pathfinder's ability to extract the first name and address.

+ QRZ is certainly free to change their web page however and whenever they like, but the impression of apparent unreliability this evokes when one of their unannounced changes breaks Pathfinder -- particularly among new users -- is leading me to consider dropping "QRZ.com via Pathinder" as a callbook option in DXKeeper.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ










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Re: CBA and Nicknames

Gilbert Baron W0MN
 

NOOOOOOOOOOooooo, PLEASE do not do that. I agree they are nuts to make these changes the way they do but then on the other hand they have so man features that I and others use and I do not want to have to pay for multiple databases.

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN
Hierro candente, batir de repente
44.08226N 92.51265W EN34rb

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 17:29
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] CBA and Nicknames

+ AA6YQ comments below

To clarify, I'm not concerned whether there is a nickname displayed or not. Just noticed that a nickname in quotes was the key difference to Pathfinder lookups that return a blank name and first line of address blank.

+ That's happening because the insertion of the nickname breaks Pathfinder's ability to extract the first name and address.

+ QRZ is certainly free to change their web page however and whenever they like, but the impression of apparent unreliability this evokes when one of their unannounced changes breaks Pathfinder -- particularly among new users -- is leading me to consider dropping "QRZ.com via Pathinder" as a callbook option in DXKeeper.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ










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Hierro candente, batir de repente

HP Laptop


Get tuner status after auto-tuning IC-7300 and AH-4 using custom controls?

Björn (SM0SBL)
 

I'm using a custom button in the commander to initiate an auto-tune sequence.
As I'm running my radio remote I would like to find a way to see the result after tuning.
Easiest would be to read the status directly from the radio using another custom command to see if the tuner is still turned on after the auto-tune cycle but it seam not possible to read values from the radio, only to write commands to the radio.
I'm I right?
Anyone who has already solved this in one way or the other?
As far as I understand I will either have to hope for the best, or implement e.g. an Arduino snooping the control signals to the AH-4 to see what the 'answer' is after a tuning sequence using a simple web interface.

--
Regards, 73 de
Björn, SM0SBL


Re: CBA and Nicknames

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

To clarify, I'm not concerned whether there is a nickname displayed or not. Just noticed that a nickname in quotes was the key difference to Pathfinder lookups that return a blank name and first line of address blank.

+ Jay, I have emailed you a new version of Pathfinder that correctly extracts the first name and street address from an op's QRZ web page when a nickname is specified. Please let me know how it goes. Thanks!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Commander 14.7.1 documentation error

Dave AA6YQ
 

Each time a DXLab application update is released, Mike K9UW combines all of its online documentation files (HTML format) into a
single, searchable PDF file that is available from this table:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/download.htm#Documentation>;

Immediately after Commander 14.7.1 was released earlier today, Mike discovered that a table I'd added to the Spectrum-Waterfall
Configuration documentation to describe the new frequency selection options was badly malformed, to the point where the text
following that table was not being displayed. With Mike's help, I have corrected and reconfigured that table.

The corrected online documentation file is here:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/ChangingFrequency.htm>;

If you use Commander's Help buttons to reference your local copy of the online documentation, then direct your web browser to save
this web page to Commander's Help folder, over-writing the existing ChangingFrequency.htm file now present there.

The updated PDF file for Commander 14.7.1 is here:

<http://www.ambersoft.com/DXLab/Commander/Commander.pdf>;


Thanks, Mike!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: CBA and Nicknames

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
I appreciate being able to use QRZ.com's XML data service, which I use primarily when importing contest logs.

+ QRZ.com's XML data service is explicitly designed for access by applications like DXKeeper. When changes have been made, they've been documented in advance; they've also been "upward compatible", meaning that they didn't break existing functionality.

          73,

                  Dave, AA6YQ


Re: CBA and Nicknames

Jim N7US
 

I appreciate being able to use QRZ.com's XML data service, which I use primarily when importing contest logs.

Jim N7US

-----Original Message-----


On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 3:52 PM David Reed <w5sv.dave@gmail.com> wrote:

So Dave, if you drop them, what would replace them? Many of us do not buy callbook CDs, etc.
Alternatives are listed at https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/CallbookLookup

I've been using HamQTH (the only other "free" option, I suppose). It seems to work OK... but CBA data is not really important to me, since I've mostly stopped doing paper cards.

73,

~iain / N6ML


On Sep 30, 2020, at 17:28, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@ambersoft.com> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

To clarify, I'm not concerned whether there is a nickname displayed or not. Just noticed that a nickname in quotes was the key difference to Pathfinder lookups that return a blank name and first line of address blank.

+ That's happening because the insertion of the nickname breaks Pathfinder's ability to extract the first name and address.

+ QRZ is certainly free to change their web page however and whenever they like, but the impression of apparent unreliability this evokes when one of their unannounced changes breaks Pathfinder -- particularly among new users -- is leading me to consider dropping "QRZ.com via Pathinder" as a callbook option in DXKeeper.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: CBA and Nicknames

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

So Dave, if you drop them, what would replace them? Many of us do not buy callbook CDs, etc.

+ HamQTH has long been a Callbook option. Access to it is free.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: CBA and Nicknames

iain macdonnell - N6ML
 

On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 3:52 PM David Reed <w5sv.dave@gmail.com> wrote:

So Dave, if you drop them, what would replace them? Many of us do not buy callbook CDs, etc.
Alternatives are listed at https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/CallbookLookup

I've been using HamQTH (the only other "free" option, I suppose). It
seems to work OK... but CBA data is not really important to me, since
I've mostly stopped doing paper cards.

73,

~iain / N6ML


On Sep 30, 2020, at 17:28, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@ambersoft.com> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

To clarify, I'm not concerned whether there is a nickname displayed or not. Just noticed that a nickname in quotes was the key difference to Pathfinder lookups that return a blank name and first line of address blank.

+ That's happening because the insertion of the nickname breaks Pathfinder's ability to extract the first name and address.

+ QRZ is certainly free to change their web page however and whenever they like, but the impression of apparent unreliability this evokes when one of their unannounced changes breaks Pathfinder -- particularly among new users -- is leading me to consider dropping "QRZ.com via Pathinder" as a callbook option in DXKeeper.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ









Re: CBA and Nicknames

David Reed
 

So Dave, if you drop them, what would replace them? Many of us do not buy callbook CDs, etc.

Thanks!

73 de W5SV - David F. Reed

On Sep 30, 2020, at 17:28, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

To clarify, I'm not concerned whether there is a nickname displayed or not.  Just noticed that a nickname in quotes was the key difference to Pathfinder lookups that return a blank name and first line of address blank.

+ That's happening because the insertion of the nickname breaks Pathfinder's ability to extract the first name and address.

+ QRZ is certainly free to change their web page however and whenever they like, but the impression of apparent unreliability this evokes when one of their unannounced changes breaks Pathfinder -- particularly among new users -- is leading me to consider dropping "QRZ.com via Pathinder" as a callbook option in DXKeeper.

       73,

             Dave, AA6YQ









Re: CBA and Nicknames

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

To clarify, I'm not concerned whether there is a nickname displayed or not. Just noticed that a nickname in quotes was the key difference to Pathfinder lookups that return a blank name and first line of address blank.

+ That's happening because the insertion of the nickname breaks Pathfinder's ability to extract the first name and address.

+ QRZ is certainly free to change their web page however and whenever they like, but the impression of apparent unreliability this evokes when one of their unannounced changes breaks Pathfinder -- particularly among new users -- is leading me to consider dropping "QRZ.com via Pathinder" as a callbook option in DXKeeper.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

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