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Re: DX Commander with an IC-7300 and SDR Console

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Omni-Rig exposes two "Rig" ports (Radio 1 and Radio 2). As shown here
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/HDSDRCWSkimmerConfiguration> with
HDSDR, SDR Console connects to one radio and Skimmer connects to the
other - each radio must use a separate virtual port.

Since I have not looked at SDR Console v3, I assume it provides an
interface to configure Omni-Rig.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2021-02-08 8:38 AM, Bob Benedict, KD8CGH wrote:
Executive summary - don't use the same virtual serial ports for CW Skimmer and Commander
More detail on SDR Console and Commander. In SDR Console you can choose both CW Skimmer and External Radio. If you set a virtual port pair in CW Skimmer by clicking on it, you must disable it or set another port pair for the External Radio. After you have the External Radio window open, you click on the question mark in the upper right hand corner of the window to bring up External Radio Options. You can then click on the "Omni-Rig" button to set External Radio ports in OMni-Rig.  Finally choose the complementary virtual serial port in Commander and set the radio to Kenwood. If all goes well Commander will display "[Kenwood TS-2000]" in the top window bar.
You're in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike
--
73
Bob   KD8CGH


Yaesu rotor control stops working, locks up DXView

Chuck, WS1L
 

This has happened twice now, so not a one-off event.

I tried to turn the Yaesu rotor using DXView and it didn't respond.  I manually tuned it and it worked fine.  The rotor is a Yaesu G-450A with the aftermarket ERC interface.  

I opened the DXView config and unchecked the enabled box.  After a few moments DXV stopped responding.  Task Manager can't kill it, even the details tab showing processes can't kill it.  TM shows it using 120k of memory, the CPU is at 15% utilization.  

I tried the ERC standalone tool but the Com port is locked in use by DXV.  Still, the interface has been working fine with N1MM Rotor.  

Not sure what is happening, but a re-boot seems like the only way out of this.

73 de Chuck, WS1L


Re: Using Special Callsigns tags

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Try:
TAG LIKE '*RCC*'

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2021-02-08 8:57 AM, Chuck, WS1L wrote:
I've created a list of frequent rag chewing partners in Special Callsigns,
using the term RCC in the Taglist field.
I would like to have one of my SC filter buttons only show those special
callsigns, just as if I had typed RCC in the Filter box and clicked the Tag
button.
I've tried various combinations of
Tags/Tag =/like/in 'RCC'/<'RCC'>/('RCC')
and get nothing, not even an error message. What's the proper incantation
to invoke, oh wizards?
73 de Chuck, WS1L
chandlerusm@gmail.com


Re: DX Commander with an IC-7300 and SDR Console

Hasan Schiers N0AN
 

Thanks for the tips, he's still  having issues:
trying to get a 7300 to track with a dongle in SDRC and using DXC with it
Hasan


On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 10:55 AM Bob Benedict, KD8CGH <rkayakr@...> wrote:
I use DX Commander with SDR Console to run my Hermes Lite 2 SDR transceiver. In SDR Console View : Options : More Options I set the serial port to one end of a set of serial ports. I can then config the Commander port to the other end of the virtual serial cable and choose radio: Kenwood. Works well.


Using Special Callsigns tags

Chuck, WS1L
 

I've created a list of frequent rag chewing partners in Special Callsigns, using the term RCC in the Taglist field.

I would like to have one of my SC filter buttons only show those special callsigns, just as if I had typed RCC in the Filter box and clicked the Tag button.  

I've tried various combinations of 

Tags/Tag     =/like/in       'RCC'/<'RCC'>/('RCC') 

and get nothing, not even an error message.  What's the proper incantation to invoke, oh wizards?

73 de Chuck, WS1L


Re: DX Commander with an IC-7300 and SDR Console

Bob Benedict, KD8CGH
 

Executive summary - don't use the same virtual serial ports for CW Skimmer and Commander

More detail on SDR Console and Commander. In SDR Console you can choose both CW Skimmer and External Radio. If you set a virtual port pair in CW Skimmer by clicking on it, you must disable it or set another port pair for the External Radio. After you have the External Radio window open, you click on the question mark in the upper right hand corner of the window to bring up External Radio Options. You can then click on the "Omni-Rig" button to set External Radio ports in OMni-Rig.  Finally choose the complementary virtual serial port in Commander and set the radio to Kenwood. If all goes well Commander will display "[Kenwood TS-2000]" in the top window bar.

You're in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike
--
73
    Bob   KD8CGH


Re: Exporting from DX4WIN to DXLab

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ omments below:
I've been getting my feet wet with DXLab over the last few months and got everything installed and working well now.
 
I have not yet moved my log, but i believe I'm ready for the final step and to make the move now
 
I read the instructions on importing the ADIF and i assume DX4WIN exporting the log to ADIF should be straight forward also
 
I have one log for Qs i made with two call signs and four different QTHs.  I also have another log with different call and QTH. 
 
Anything i should be aware of before i start the process? 

+ QSOs made with different "station callsigns"  and/or from different locations within the same DXCC entity can be store in the same log, each with a "myQTHID" the referencing the "myQTH" from which is was made. That's because DXKeeper considers all QSOs within a log to count towards the same DXCC awards.

+ Review "Switching to DXKeeper from Another Logging Application" in 

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

+ noting in particular step 4.b.

+ An intermediate step you could take is to export your log from DX4Win into DXKeeper, setup each "myQTH", and update your logged QSOs (en masse) to reflect the correct "myQTHID" - while continuing to log QSOs in DX4WIN. Format the log page display to your taste, and try generating progress reports. When you're comfortable with that functionality, delete the QSO from your DXKeeper log, leaving the "myQTH" definitions in place. Export your logged QSOs from DX4WIN, import them into DXKeeper, and repeat the modifications en masse to make your logged QSOs reference the correct "myQTHIDs". 

+ This approach does cause some work to be done twice, but better to familiarize yourself with more of DXKeeper before making the cut-over.

         73,

               Dave, AA6YQ

 

 


Exporting from DX4WIN to DXLab

Saad Mahaini
 

Hello Friends,

I've been getting my feet wet with DXLab over the last few months and got everything installed and working well now.

I have not yet moved my log, but i believe I'm ready for the final step and to make the move now

I read the instructions on importing the ADIF and i assume DX4WIN exporting the log to ADIF should be straight forward also

I have one log for Qs i made with two call signs and four different QTHs.  I also have another log with different call and QTH. 

Anything i should be aware of before i start the process? 

73 Saad N5FF




Re: Spotcollector Enhancement request

neil_zampella
 

You CAN turn off logging from JT-Alert and still use the program to display decodes.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 2/7/2021 3:46 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below:
I have found that running the WSJT-X spot source while running JTAlert using DXLab DXKeeper Logging, creates double logging.  I like using both systems.  

My request is to include a way to turn off logging in the WSJT-X spot source, possibly adding another check box for enabling logging.

+ How have you configured the flow of UDP messages for both JTAlert and Spotcollector to receive them?

+ Things are complicated enough with two different ways for DXLab to interoperate with WSJT-X. Adding a third is not appealing.

      73,

            Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Spotcollector Enhancement request

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below:
I have found that running the WSJT-X spot source while running JTAlert using DXLab DXKeeper Logging, creates double logging.  I like using both systems.  

My request is to include a way to turn off logging in the WSJT-X spot source, possibly adding another check box for enabling logging.

+ How have you configured the flow of UDP messages for both JTAlert and Spotcollector to receive them?

+ Things are complicated enough with two different ways for DXLab to interoperate with WSJT-X. Adding a third is not appealing.

      73,

            Dave, AA6YQ


Spotcollector Enhancement request

Duncan Campbell
 

Hi Dave:
  I have found that running the WSJT-X spot source while running JTAlert using DXLab DXKeeper Logging, creates double logging.  I like using both systems.  

My request is to include a way to turn off logging in the WSJT-X spot source, possibly adding another check box for enabling logging.

Thank you and Best Regards
Duncan, KF6ILA


Re: Kenwood set TM-V71 and Multipsk

Dave AA6YQ
 

@ more AA6YQ comments below

On 2021-02-07 12:51 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
I don't see any commands that would enable tracking and controlling
> the TM-V71's frequency.

Dave, Look again at the FO command. It can set/read VFO frequency of
either the A Band or B band.

Selecting bands for A and B is done with the PV command. Band A =
188, 144, 220, 300 or 430 MHz, Band B = 144, 220, 300, 430 or 1200 MHz.

Note commands are not listed in alphabetical order in:
<http://kd7dvd.us/equipment/tm-d710a/manuals/control_commands.pdf>
makes finding a specific command/function a PITA.

@ Thanks, Joe! I've added support for the TM-71 to Commander's enhancement list. I'm still hip deep in extending it to support the FTDX-10....

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Kenwood set TM-V71 and Multipsk

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

On 2021-02-07 12:51 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
I don't see any commands that would enable tracking and controlling the TM-V71's frequency.
Dave, Look again at the FO command. It can set/read VFO frequency of
either the A Band or B band.

Selecting bands for A and B is done with the PV command. Band A =
188, 144, 220, 300 or 430 MHz, Band B = 144, 220, 300, 430 or 1200 MHz.

Note commands are not listed in alphabetical order in:
<http://kd7dvd.us/equipment/tm-d710a/manuals/control_commands.pdf>
makes finding a specific command/function a PITA.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2021-02-07 12:51 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below
On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 9:23 AM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@ambersoft.com> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

I use an ICOM IC-7300 with Multipsk + Commander and that is perfect!!

I have also a Kenwood TM-V71 for 2 meter / 70 cm and I will use Multipsk and eventual Commander for this set. Is this possible?

On the backside of the set, there are two connectors: �Data� and �PC�.

+ The TM-V71 manual in

http://manual.kenwood.com/files/B62-1926-40.pdf

+ indicates that the backpanel PC connector enables connection to a PC and there's a menu item that controls the speed of this port, but there is no description of the commands that the TM-71 will accept via this port. Without this documentation, Commander cannot be extended to interoperate with a TM-71.
These are the best I've found from a quick dig (not official -
reverse-engineered):
https://github.com/LA3QMA/TM-V71_TM-D710-Kenwood
http://kd7dvd.us/equipment/tm-d710a/manuals/control_commands.pdf
+ Thanks, Iain. I don't see any commands that would enable tracking and controlling the TM-V71's frequency.
73,
Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Kenwood set TM-V71 and Multipsk

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 9:23 AM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@ambersoft.com> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

I use an ICOM IC-7300 with Multipsk + Commander and that is perfect!!

I have also a Kenwood TM-V71 for 2 meter / 70 cm and I will use Multipsk and eventual Commander for this set. Is this possible?

On the backside of the set, there are two connectors: �Data� and �PC�.

+ The TM-V71 manual in

http://manual.kenwood.com/files/B62-1926-40.pdf

+ indicates that the backpanel PC connector enables connection to a PC and there's a menu item that controls the speed of this port, but there is no description of the commands that the TM-71 will accept via this port. Without this documentation, Commander cannot be extended to interoperate with a TM-71.
These are the best I've found from a quick dig (not official -
reverse-engineered):

https://github.com/LA3QMA/TM-V71_TM-D710-Kenwood
http://kd7dvd.us/equipment/tm-d710a/manuals/control_commands.pdf

+ Thanks, Iain. I don't see any commands that would enable tracking and controlling the TM-V71's frequency.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Kenwood set TM-V71 and Multipsk

iain macdonnell - N6ML
 

On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 9:23 AM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@ambersoft.com> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

I use an ICOM IC-7300 with Multipsk + Commander and that is perfect!!

I have also a Kenwood TM-V71 for 2 meter / 70 cm and I will use Multipsk and eventual Commander for this set. Is this possible?

On the backside of the set, there are two connectors: “Data” and “PC”.

+ The TM-V71 manual in

http://manual.kenwood.com/files/B62-1926-40.pdf

+ indicates that the backpanel PC connector enables connection to a PC and there's a menu item that controls the speed of this port, but there is no description of the commands that the TM-71 will accept via this port. Without this documentation, Commander cannot be extended to interoperate with a TM-71.
These are the best I've found from a quick dig (not official -
reverse-engineered):

https://github.com/LA3QMA/TM-V71_TM-D710-Kenwood
http://kd7dvd.us/equipment/tm-d710a/manuals/control_commands.pdf

It's a FM-only dual-bander .. not really what I'd consider a DXing rig....

73,

~iain / N6ML


Re: Kenwood set TM-V71 and Multipsk

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I use an ICOM IC-7300 with Multipsk + Commander and that is perfect!!

I have also a Kenwood TM-V71 for 2 meter / 70 cm and I will use Multipsk and eventual Commander for this set. Is this possible?

On the backside of the set, there are two connectors: “Data” and “PC”.

+ The TM-V71 manual in

http://manual.kenwood.com/files/B62-1926-40.pdf

+ indicates that the backpanel PC connector enables connection to a PC and there's a menu item that controls the speed of this port, but there is no description of the commands that the TM-71 will accept via this port. Without this documentation, Commander cannot be extended to interoperate with a TM-71.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DX Commander with an IC-7300 and SDR Console

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I use DX Commander with SDR Console to run my Hermes Lite 2 SDR transceiver. In SDR Console View : Options : More Options I set the serial port to one end of a set of serial ports. I can then config the Commander port to the other end of the virtual serial cable and choose radio: Kenwood. Works well.

+ Thanks for the description and report, Bob!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Seleqso's

Dave Tucker Nu4N <dwtucker19@...>
 

Tnx Mike for the help 73's.
--
 Dave NU4N


Kenwood set TM-V71 and Multipsk

Delta-Tech
 

Dear all.

I use an ICOM IC-7300 with Multipsk + Commander and that is perfect!!

I have also a Kenwood TM-V71 for 2 meter / 70 cm and I will use Multipsk and eventual Commander for this set. Is this possible?

On the backside of the set, there are two connectors: “Data” and “PC”.

Best 73

Marcel Tuerlings, PE1LUP


Re: DX Commander with an IC-7300 and SDR Console

Bob Benedict, KD8CGH
 

I use DX Commander with SDR Console to run my Hermes Lite 2 SDR transceiver. In SDR Console View : Options : More Options I set the serial port to one end of a set of serial ports. I can then config the Commander port to the other end of the virtual serial cable and choose radio: Kenwood. Works well.

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