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Re: Rotor control- A question

Andrew OBrien
 

You have to wait five years AFTER the DX Lab developer has died . 

Andy


On Oct 4, 2020, at 7:15 PM, Jim McPhee <jmcphee@...> wrote:

How does one nominate the developer of a Premier. but no-cost, Ham Radio Application Suite for Sainthood?
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W5ABA


Re: Rotor control- A question

Jim McPhee
 

How does one nominate the developer of a Premier. but no-cost, Ham Radio Application Suite for Sainthood?
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W5ABA


Rotor Question

Anthony W. DePrato
 

I use dxview for all three of my rotors and switch them outside of dxlab. my question is. Looking at the rotor position box it is blank unless i click on one of the preset headings. or use the SP /LP buttons. i know i can check the polling box in config and it will poll my rotor every sec. what i wonder is there a way to have it poll say every 5 mins ? i really only turn the rotors maybe every 15 to 20 mins depending on band openings. i can live with the way it is . just would like to see the heading without looking over at the rotors.
great Suite of programs Dave thank you for all your hard work
73 Tony WA4JQS /VP8BZL


Blank QSL cards?

Dave / NR1DX
 

Is it possible to print a blank QSL card with DXLab ((to be filled out in ink by hand later?)

I.e. Call Sign and the standard generic (blank) fill in the boxes

Dave
NR1DX



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Re: Sending to LOTW for fhe first time

Carl - WC4H
 

Exactly.  You  still can let DXKeeper do it.   What I'm saying is that there is no need to export then use TQSL.  Here it is:

II. Uploading QSOs to LotW made from one location with multiple Station Callsigns

 

  1. Filter the Log Page Display to contain only QSOs made with one Station Callsign; you can do this by filtering with an SQL expression like STATION_CALLSIGN='ON4UN'

  2. In the TQSL panel on the QSL Configuration window's LotW tab,

    1. Select the Station Location associated with the location from which you operated; DXKeeper will prompt you to specify a Station Callsign

    2. Specify the Station Callsign for which you filtered the Log Page Display in step 1 (replace [NONE] with the correct callsign)

  3. Upload the QSOs in the Log Page Display to LotW; when you invoke the Add Requested function in step 1.b of the upload instructions, DXKeeper will ask if you want the Log Page Display filter removed; click the No button.

  4. Repeat steps 1-3 for each Station Callsign with which you've operated


    73.
    Carl - WC4H


Re: Sending to LOTW for fhe first time

iain macdonnell - N6ML
 

You can't just "upload it all" (in a single operation) when there are
multiple callsigns involved. The process is described at:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/LotWMultipleCallsignsLocations

73,

~iain / N6ML


On Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 10:17 AM Carl - WC4H via groups.io
<wc4h.dx=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Ted.

No matter how you do it it will take some time at both ends. That is the LoTW side and your PC's side.

I would just let let DXKeeper do it's thing. Upload it all, then sych it all. You do need to wait after the upload before synching, because LoTW will not handle them instantly.

If there are any errors, DXKeeper will give you an error report and you can attend to them if need be.

Regardless of how you upload, syching up will some time so just be aware of that.

Once you start the upload then the synching, it's a good time to get a cup of coffee, or do whatever else you wish. It can be tedious watching the progress.

The good new is that once you do the BIG upload & synch, the rest is fairly fast.

73.
Carl - WC4H



73.
Carl - WC4H


Re: Sending to LOTW for fhe first time

Carl - WC4H
 
Edited

Hi Ted.

No matter how you do it it will take some time at both ends.  That is the LoTW side and your PC's side.

I would just let let DXKeeper do it's thing.  Upload it all, then sync it all.  You do need to wait after the upload before synching, because LoTW will  not handle them instantly.

If there are any errors, DXKeeper will give you an error report and you can attend to them if need be.  

Regardless of how you upload, synching up will take some time so just be aware of that.

Once you start the upload then the synching, it's a good time to get a cup of coffee, or do whatever else you wish.  It can be tedious watching the progress.

The good new is that once you do the BIG upload & sync, the rest is fairly fast. 

73.
Carl - WC4H



73.
Carl - WC4H


Re: Sending to LOTW for fhe first time

ND9G Mike
 

Split them into groups by callsign, you can do this filtering the log page display by station call.

When doing a large batch like that, I would suggest not using the QSL tab and syncing directly with LotW, but instead, use the Export tab and export an ADIF file for LotW. Upload that directly using TQSL. When exporting, it will only export those displayed currently in the log, so when it asks if you want to remove the filter to consider all QSOs, say no.

This will keep your DXKeeper from becoming tied up for an extended period waiting for it to complete.

The R status is normal, it means that DXKeeper think it is requested to upload to LotW. After uploading, if you wait a little while, when you sync the QSOs on the QSL tab, they will change to Y (meaning accepted by LotW).

For future, smaller uploads, you can use the QSL tab in DXKeeper to use Add Requested (which will only add those with an R) then upload the queue directly from DXKeeper.


73,
Mike ND9G


On Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 10:47 AM Ted Boerkamp <tboerkamp@...> wrote:

Hello to all....I have just completed entering all of my paper logs into DXkeeper.

I have about 12K of logs. They are split up through 3 callsign changes and I have the certificates

for all 3 established at this time. My questions are:

 

1.       Can I upload all 12K of them at once across all 3 callsigns, or should I be uploading one group/one certificate

at a time? From what I am seeing in my logs, all of them appear to have the LOTW sent button set to R already.

I am expecting some errors to come back at me and thought it might be better to do this in 3 batches instead so

I am not swamped. Any suggestions???

 

               

I am looking forward to seeing what happens when I upload so any  advice is most welcome.

73  Ted VE3SS


Sending to LOTW for fhe first time

Ted Boerkamp
 

Hello to all....I have just completed entering all of my paper logs into DXkeeper.

I have about 12K of logs. They are split up through 3 callsign changes and I have the certificates

for all 3 established at this time. My questions are:

 

1.       Can I upload all 12K of them at once across all 3 callsigns, or should I be uploading one group/one certificate

at a time? From what I am seeing in my logs, all of them appear to have the LOTW sent button set to R already.

I am expecting some errors to come back at me and thought it might be better to do this in 3 batches instead so

I am not swamped. Any suggestions???

 

               

I am looking forward to seeing what happens when I upload so any  advice is most welcome.

73  Ted VE3SS


Re: Spot Collector

Rien Aarden
 

Dave, 

Tnx for the great support this was the problem!
Now it works just like before


Have a nice Sunday

And stay Safe
73 Rien, PA7RA 


Re: SatPC32 with Spectrum not connecting

Jeff Schwartz
 

Yep, with Commander set for SatPC 32 and DX Keeper open, logging all important information is just one click away for the Sats. I also have DX View and Pathfinder open on my SatPC workspace so I can see who and where I’m talking to. In addition DX Atlas can be auto opened with DX View and you have instant access to the grids to pin point these contacts. Dave has really fashioned a superb program. 


73 Jeff / KI0KB

On Oct 3, 2020, at 4:44 PM, Lynn Palmer via groups.io <bmepllc@...> wrote:

 Jeff, I was running the last Beta version of SatPC32 that Eric gave me for testing.  I deleted it and downloaded the released version and all is working well. Now to remember to use DXKeeper more often., I was manually logging Sat contacts for so long I need to develop a new habit.  

73
Lynn
kD9BVG

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Saturday, October 3, 2020, 12:00 PM, Jeff Schwartz via groups.io <ki0kb@...> wrote:

Lynn,
I suspect at this point you have it all sorted out. I recently upgraded to the new SATPC 32 program with the spectrum scope and have it all working well with DX Labs and my IC-9700. I was a bit skeptical about the spectrum scope usefulness but it is actually very nice for satellite passes with it's aim and click tuning and mouse wheel fine tuning.

The best site on how to set up an IC-9700 for SATPC 32 and how to set up the spectrum scope is at the developers web site at: http://www.dk1tb.de/IC9700_Setup.pdf   It is very well documented. In addition DX Labs ability to seamlessly interface with SATPC 32 now makes satellite activity an immensely enjoyable experience.

Jeff / KI0KB 


Re: SatPC32 with Spectrum not connecting

Lynn Palmer <bmepllc@...>
 

Jeff, I was running the last Beta version of SatPC32 that Eric gave me for testing.  I deleted it and downloaded the released version and all is working well. Now to remember to use DXKeeper more often., I was manually logging Sat contacts for so long I need to develop a new habit.  

73
Lynn

On Saturday, October 3, 2020, 12:00 PM, Jeff Schwartz via groups.io <ki0kb@...> wrote:

Lynn,
I suspect at this point you have it all sorted out. I recently upgraded to the new SATPC 32 program with the spectrum scope and have it all working well with DX Labs and my IC-9700. I was a bit skeptical about the spectrum scope usefulness but it is actually very nice for satellite passes with it's aim and click tuning and mouse wheel fine tuning.

The best site on how to set up an IC-9700 for SATPC 32 and how to set up the spectrum scope is at the developers web site at: http://www.dk1tb.de/IC9700_Setup.pdf   It is very well documented. In addition DX Labs ability to seamlessly interface with SATPC 32 now makes satellite activity an immensely enjoyable experience.

Jeff / KI0KB 


Re: Spot Collector

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
I have had a problem with this foc.dj1yfk.de 7300 in spot collector for a week now.
In spot collector I no longer see any spots from this cluster.
While I have started with another program (MixW), the spots do enter the dxcluster.
So it seems I have something wrong in SPotcollector but I really have no idea what.
It suddenly came this week the night before everything was still working and the next morning I start up DXLab and after a few hours I find out that foc.dj1yfk.de does not transmit any spot to SpotCollector.

+ Thanks for the errorlog. It shows that every spot being received from foc.dj1yfk.de was submitted by a  "skimmer", as indicated by the -# appended to each spotting station's callsign.

+ You have SpotCollector configured to ignore spots sourced by skimmers. To change this behavior, uncheck the "Discard spots from spotting station callsigns end in -#" box near the upper-right corner of SpotCollector's Configuration window's "Special Callsigns" tab.

     73,

           Dave, AA6YQ

 


Re: Enhancement request

Jeff Schwartz
 

Exactly!


Re: Enhancement request

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Absolutely nothing Dave other than being a beautiful 4K clock map that I have on in my shack whether or not I am hamming. It has a constant representation of the gray line and I also have the world wide weather/rain layer on to see who's getting dumped on and who isn't. As mentioned I have the satellite layer on and will occasionally fire up DX labs, if not on already, or switch workspaces if a satellite is coming by I'd like to try, otherwise I get all that information from DX Labs / SATPC 32 / DX Atlas during hamming sessions. So, for me as a Dx'er I have a constant visual reminder of where the gray line is when DX Atlas isn't open and can easily look to see what time it is in any particular country... other than that it's a clock and does nothing for a DX'er that DX Atlas doesn't already do other than be available whether or not my computer is on... kind of like a wrist watch..

+ Thanks!

+ So if you were willing to keep your PC running 24x7, you could connect it to that 4K monitor and save the $450 for the Geochron controller, correct?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: SatPC32 with Spectrum not connecting

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Lynn,
I suspect at this point you have it all sorted out. I recently upgraded to the new SATPC 32 program with the spectrum scope and have it all working well with DX Labs and my IC-9700. I was a bit skeptical about the spectrum scope usefulness but it is actually very nice for satellite passes with it's aim and click tuning and mouse wheel fine tuning.

The best site on how to set up an IC-9700 for SATPC 32 and how to set up the spectrum scope is at the developers web site at: http://www.dk1tb.de/IC9700_Setup.pdf <http://www.dk1tb.de/IC9700_Setup.pdf>

+ Thanks, Jeff! I have added a link to this article in

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/SatelliteTracking>

+ If you encounter any other useful SatPC32 setup guides, please post their URLs here, and I'll add links to them as well.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Enhancement request

Jeff Schwartz
 

Absolutely nothing Dave other than being a beautiful 4K clock map that I have on in my shack whether or not I am hamming. It has a constant representation of the gray line and I also have the world wide weather/rain layer on to see who's getting dumped on and who isn't. As mentioned I have the satellite layer on and will occasionally fire up DX labs, if not on already, or switch workspaces if a satellite is coming by I'd like to try, otherwise I get all that information from DX Labs / SATPC 32 / DX Atlas during hamming sessions.  So, for me as a Dx'er I have a constant visual reminder of where the gray line is when DX Atlas isn't open and can easily look to see what time it is in any particular country... other than that it's a clock and does nothing for a DX'er that DX Atlas doesn't already do other than be available whether or not my computer is on... kind of like a wrist watch.. Hi Hi

Jeff / KI0KB


Re: Rotor control

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Just what I needed. By the link you sent, now I know how to search for topics.

+ Google one way to search for topics. I suggest that you review the first 3 sections of

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/GettingStarted>

+ entitled "Introductory Documentation", "Reference Documentation", and "Goal-oriented Documentation" to become familiar with the several additional techniques for locating relevant information that are available to you.

+ And as described in the 4th section ("DXLab Discussion Group"), all questions are welcome here, no matter how often they've already been asked and answered, or how obvious the answers may be in the documentation.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Spotcollector, SQL question

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

OK, I got this working thanks to a tip from AA6YQ, who also suggested I check out the NEED button. I did this and did not really understand what it was telling me.

The below code would give me a spot for any ATNO which was posted by SpotCollector. Is there a way I can use the NEED button to post spots which are new band/countries for me?

+ Yes: basically, you configure the Awards tab on DXKeeper's Configuration window to indicate what awards you are pursuing and on which bands and modes, and SpotCollector's Need filter will then show you all active stations with whom a confirmed QSO would advance your progress towards those awards. This is referred to as "Realtime Award Tracking" (RAT). When you log a QSO with a "needed" station or receive a QSL card or LoTW confirmation, the RAT mechanism is automatically updated without your having to do anything else.

If so, a link to the necessary instructions in the DXLab Helps would be helpful.

+ Start here:

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

+ or click one of DXKeeper's Help buttons and navigate to the "Checking and Managing Award Progress" section.


+ The RAT mechanism is described and illustrated here:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/CollectingSpots>


+ SpotCollector's Need filter is described here:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Help/SpotDatabase.htm#Filtering%20by%20Callsign,%20DXCC%20entity,%20Frequency,%20and%20Need>


+ Step-by-step instructions for setting award objectives are here:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/DXingObjectives>


Obviously this would be a massive table of DX prefixes as I still need well over 2,000 band countries !

+ The DXCC Progress table in your log file contains one entry for each DXCC entity and one column for each mode (CW, Phone, Digital, User) and for each band (160m through 2m). The RAT mechanism automatically keeps the contents of this table up-to-date with no effort on your part. That's how SpotCollector is able to instantly recognize a newly-active station with whom a confirmed QSO would advance your progress towards DXCC Challenge.

+ Similar progress tables are maintained for IOTA, Marathon, VUCC, WAS, WAZ, and WPX if you enable realtime award tracking for those awards.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Rotor control

W8UV Phil
 

Tnx Iain,

Just what I needed. By the link you sent, now I know how to search for topics.

Phil  W8UV

On 10/3/2020 2:07 PM, iain macdonnell - N6ML wrote:
On Sat, Oct 3, 2020 at 10:59 AM W8UV Phil <w8uv@comcast.net> wrote:
Does DXLab have a rotor control feature?
The first result in a Google each for "dxlab rotator" is:

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/RotatorControl

73,

~iain / N6ML



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