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Syncing HDSDR "Tune" Frequency to Primary radio on demand

Jon Gefaell
 

I am truly amazed by and enjoying the heck out of my IC-7610. The functionality it allows is fantastic. I have configured Omnirig between HDSDR  and Commander as a Secondary CAT Serial Port. When the Sub receiver is selected as the LO (Local Oscillator) for I/Q signals in HDSDR, the Omnirig interface can allow the primary radio's main receiver to track the "Tune". This works well for its purposes. Without enabling the Secondary CAT Serial Port, the HDSDR "Tune" VFO does not change the Commander Primary VFO. 

What I like to do is sit in on a DX Pileup, ragchew, or net on VFO A, while tuning around on the VFO B, with dual watch. Then I would swap VFOs if I wanted to make a call on a newly found frequency. I'll wager this is what many folks have done.

It is taking me a while to adapt to a new paradigm with wideband panadapter operation. Dual watch (Whatever a manufacturer calls it) was annoying at best and there's nothing like having a dedicated second receiver and a rich 1.66Mhz waterfall to play with. The issue (for me anyhow) is that when I swap receivers, the LO frequency changes and shifts my carefully laid out span in HDSDR.

I hope this makes some sense, and I'm more than open to changing my operational paradigm and expectations. But what I think I'd like is a button that lets me 'sync to secondary CAT Port' when pressed. I suppose this is similar in function to enabling, then disabling the Secondary CAT Serial Port. This would allow me to 'pop' the HDSDR "Tune" frequency to the transmit VFO w/o shifting my panadapter.

Thanks for your thoughts and comments. 


Re: Launcher support for 3rd party apps at top level (buttons)

Dave AA6YQ
 

* more AA6YQ comments below

+ By "top-level panel", I assume you mean "the DXLab Launcher's Main window".

Yes, optionally. "Show 3rd Party App Buttons?" configuration perhaps. This would add a second row of buttons with variable length names. I could make do with two characters (wn, hd, jt) but more of course would be 'better'. I understand adding the capability to terminate 3rd party programs could be tricky, so this "RFE" doesn't ask for that.

* As pointed out in my previous response, the Configuration window's "Apps Started Before DXLab Apps" tab provides 8 Start buttons, as does the "Apps Started After DXLab Apps" tab. Those tabs are reachable with 2 mouse clicks from the Launcher's Main window. If you find yourself doing this frequently, leave the Launcher's Configuration window on-screen, with the appropriate tab already selected.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Launcher support for 3rd party apps at top level (buttons)

Jon Gefaell
 

+ By "top-level panel", I assume you mean "the DXLab Launcher's Main window".

Yes, optionally. "Show 3rd Party App Buttons?" configuration perhaps. This would add a second row of buttons with variable length names. I could make do with two characters (wn, hd, jt) but more of course would be 'better'. I understand adding the capability to terminate 3rd party programs could be tricky, so this "RFE" doesn't ask for that. 

Thank you


Re: I would appreciate it if someone would respond to the most recent DXLab review ...

Jon Gefaell
 
Edited

"Pending Approval". There's nothing better than DX Lab Suite!

EDIT: Approved. :) 


Re: Launcher support for 3rd party apps at top level (buttons)

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Dave, I believe you skimmed my post? :)

+ If I missed something, it wasn't because of "skimming".

I clearly noted that third party apps can be started with the start button:

"What about adding buttons to the top-level panel for third party startup?

+ By "top-level panel", I assume you mean "the DXLab Launcher's Main window".

I don't like to start some programs, some times. That's what Launcher lets me do now with DX Lab applications. but third party apps I start w/ launcher (Wavenode, HDSDR, JTalert) allow less granularity. They're either started by the 'start' button, or not."

"They're either started by the 'start' button, or not" is not correct. On the relevant Configuration window tabs, you have the ability to enable or disable each 3rd party application using the Enab checkboxes provided for each one. Thus you have granular control over which 3rd party applications are started when you click the Main window's Start button. Individual Start buttons are also provided on these tabs

The Launcher can start up to 16 third-party applications. Expanding the size of the Launcher's Main window to accommodate 16 new buttons large enough to display meaningful captions is not justified given the existing capability to control which third-party applications are started by clicking the Start button.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Filtering Spot Collector

Dave AA6YQ
 

I am interested in growing my DXCC total both overall, & for each band. I want to be able to see on Spot Collector if there are stations spotted that I don't have on CW on certain bands, or a particular entity that I don't have on CW. Is there a way I can filter that on Spot Collector?

+ Yes. The easiest way to do that is to specify your DXCC award objectives in the "DXCC Bands & Modes" panel on the Awards tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window. Check boxes for the bands and modes that you are pursuing.

+ After making these changes, click the Recompute button in the Recomputation panel on the "Spot Database" tab of SpotCollector's Configuration window.

+ SpotCollector will now identify active stations with whom a confirmed QSO would advance your progress towards your DXCC objectives by color-coding them as you've specified in the "Font Colors" panel in the upper-left corner of the "Spot Database Display" tab of SpotCollector's Configuration window.

+ To limit the Spot Database Display to displaying only entries for stations with whom a confirmed QSO would advance your progress towards your DXCC objectives, click the Need button in the Filter panel at the bottom of SpotCollector's Main window.

+ For more information, take a look at these articles:

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

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Launcher support for 3rd party apps at top level (buttons)

Jon Gefaell
 
Edited

Dave, I believe you skimmed my post? :)

I clearly noted that third party apps can be started with the start button:

"What about adding buttons to the top-level panel for third party startup? I don't like to start some programs, some times. That's what Launcher lets me do now with DX Lab applications. but third party apps I start w/ launcher (Wavenode, HDSDR, JTalert) allow less granularity. They're either started by the 'start' button, or not."

This allows for selectivity on what I'd like to start at different times. Exactly as it does for native DX Lab applications which can be started en-mass through the 'enable' box, or individually without.

Thank you!


Re: Filtering Spot Collector

W9MR Mike
 

You should take a look at the "Need" filter button.

If you want to do something more specific, you can always define your own filters using SQL and assign them to the available SQL filter buttons.


73,
Mike ND9G


On Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 3:51 PM <hockeyguy@...> wrote:
 

Hello to the group,

I am interested in growing my DXCC total both overall, & for each band.  I want to be able to see on Spot Collector if there are stations spotted that I don't have on CW on certain bands, or a particular entity that I don't have on CW.  Is there a way I can filter that on Spot Collector?

Thanks very much in advance,

 

Steve  K2FW

 


Filtering Spot Collector

hockeyguy@...
 

 

Hello to the group,

I am interested in growing my DXCC total both overall, & for each band.  I want to be able to see on Spot Collector if there are stations spotted that I don't have on CW on certain bands, or a particular entity that I don't have on CW.  Is there a way I can filter that on Spot Collector?

Thanks very much in advance,

 

Steve  K2FW

 


Re: Launcher support for 3rd party apps at top level (buttons)

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I'll bet this has been considered and rejected for good reasons long ago. But I didn't find anything in my inept searching. :)

What about adding buttons to the top level panel for third party startup? I don't like to start some programs, some times. That's what Launcher lets me do now with DX Lab applications. but third party apps I start w/ launcher (Wavenode, HDSDR, JTalert) allow less granularity. They're either started by the 'start' button, or not.

+ There's an "Enab" (enable) box for each application on the "Apps Started Before DXLab Apps" and "Apps Started After DXLab Apps" tabs of the Launcher's Configuration window that provide complete control over which applications are started when you click the Start button.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Launcher support for 3rd party apps at top level (buttons)

VK5OM@...
 

Great idea


Launcher support for 3rd party apps at top level (buttons)

Jon Gefaell
 

I'll bet this has been considered and rejected for good reasons long ago. But I didn't find anything in my inept searching. :) 

What about adding buttons to the top level panel for third party startup? I don't like to start some programs, some times. That's what Launcher lets me do now with DX Lab applications. but third party apps I start w/ launcher (Wavenode, HDSDR, JTalert) allow less granularity. They're either started by the 'start' button, or not. 

Thanks always for DX Lab Suite!


Re: How to show new state confirmations on LoTW QSL Sync

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Yes, they were my first confirmations for MO and NV on 40m for any mode. I verified that by filtering my log with State='NV' and Band='40M', and today's QSL was indeed my first on 40M for NV. I did the same for MO, and today's was also the first for that state.

+ Thanks. More questions:

What boxes are checked in the "WAS Bands & Modes" panel on the Configuration window's Awards tab?

On the WAS tab of DXKeeper's "Realtime Award Tracking" window, are MO and NV shown as confirmed on 40m?

Do you have more than one "my QTH" specified on the Main widow's "my QTHs" tab? If so, does the "my QTH" specified in your 40m QSOs with MO and NV have its WAS box checked?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Sequences and Sliders not showing up.

Jon Gefaell
 
Edited

Bingo! So, when I first ever used (activated) the devices feature that's when I had to go do this. Simple as can be, once you've been there. Thank you Dave! I have to say, Commander looks extra spiffy with devices, sequences and sliders!

Thank you!


Re: How to show new state confirmations on LoTW QSL Sync

Matt Foster
 

Yes, they were my first confirmations for MO and NV on 40m for any mode. I verified that by filtering my log with State='NV' and Band='40M', and today's QSL was indeed my first on 40M for NV. I did the same for MO, and today's was also the first for that state.

--
73, Matt, N0EYE


Re: How to show new state confirmations on LoTW QSL Sync

Dave AA6YQ
 

* more AA6YQ comments below

+ AA6YQ comments below

I don't recall ever seeing a new state confirmation in the after-action report. Just today, I received new confirmations on 40M FT8 for MO and NV. Both QSOs have an 'S' in the Cfm field, but neither appeared in the after-action report.

+ Were those your first confirmations of MO and NV on 40m?

* Or were those your first confirmations of MO and NV in a digital mode?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Pursuing USA-CA Counties

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

When I log a U. S. callsign, normally in the DXKeeper *automatically* appears in the pane "Award" the County name after the state initials and comma.
How - and where from - these details are put there?

+ DXKeeper can extract that information from a previously logged QSO with the station, or from an Override that you've created and populated.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: How to show new state confirmations on LoTW QSL Sync

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I don't recall ever seeing a new state confirmation in the after-action report. Just today, I received new confirmations on 40M FT8 for MO and NV. Both QSOs have an 'S' in the Cfm field, but neither appeared in the after-action report.

+ Were those your first confirmations of MO and NV on 40m?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Pursuing USA-CA Counties

Carlo - IK2RPE
 

Dave,
When I log a U. S. callsign, normally in the DXKeeper *automatically* appears in the pane "Award" the County name after the state initials and comma. 
How - and where from - these details are put there? 

Carlo IK2RPE 


Il ven 13 nov 2020, 21:07 Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> ha scritto:
* more AA6YQ comments below

+ How would DXKeeper determine the callsign's US County?

Yes, Dave, that is exactly what I was looking for, “recuperate” the U.S “County” name (i.e. the “sec sub”) appearing in the DxKeeper pane “Award”

* There is no source from which DXKeeper can obtain that information, Carlo. You must either ask your QSO partner during the QSO, or wait for a confirmation that specifies the US County; in both cases, you must enter the information manually into the logged QSO.

    73,

            Dave AA6YQ







Re: How to show new state confirmations on LoTW QSL Sync

Matt Foster
 

I don't recall ever seeing a new state confirmation in the after-action report. Just today, I received new confirmations on 40M FT8 for MO and NV. Both QSOs have an 'S' in the Cfm field, but neither appeared in the after-action report.

--
73, Matt, N0EYE

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