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

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

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

+ More information than "having issues" will be required in order to suggest corrective action.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


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

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

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.

+ Typically, one connects Commander's "Primary CAT Port" to a transceiver, and connects Commander's "Secondary CAT Port" to a panadaptor like SDR Console. How is the transceiver connected in your topology, Bob?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Recent issues with ports already in use

Ed
 

Hi Matt,

Sounds like you are having a problem with your internet provider and your router if you are using one. One or the other or both. Once Your computer is assigned a IP address, the computer itself should be OK.  I would still look at your com ports.  Make sure you are not switching around your USB cables between different USB ports on the computer itself. You will end up with a new com port number in windows if you plug into another USB connection on the computer.

Ed


Re: Recent issues with ports already in use

Matt Foster
 

FWIW...I've changed my base port to 4000 (TCPView did not show anything using ports anywhere close to that), and it seems to be happy for now.

--
73, Matt, N0EYE


Re: Recent issues with ports already in use

Ed
 

Ah IP NETWORK addresses.

Ed


Re: Recent issues with ports already in use

Matt Foster
 

Thanks for the reply Ed. I think we may be talking about different "port numbers", though. I'm talking about network ports. I think you may be referring to COM ports. I see where I perhaps did not make that explicitly clear in my original post. I don't think anything in the Device Manager will tell me anything about network port usage.

--
73, Matt, N0EYE


Re: Recent issues with ports already in use

Ed
 

Hi Matt,
Are you familiar with windows device manager?  If you select “view” in device manager, there is a selection “show hidden devices”.
The icons with color, are the active ones.  The grayed out ones have been used in the past, or are not connected at the time you look
This should give you a hint as to which port numbers are in use connected or not connected.

Ed WA6WGS


Re: Recent issues with ports already in use

Matt Foster
 

I've also run 'netstat -a', and it also doesn't show those ports in use, so I'm struggling to see what is using the ports.

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73, Matt, N0EYE


Recent issues with ports already in use

Matt Foster
 

Ever since a recent Windows update, I'm dealing with much more frequent instances of DXLabs complaining about ports already in use...pretty much from every application. The weird thing is, I've run TCPView multiple times, and it never shows any port in DXLabs' range as being in use for either the "Local" port or the "Remote" port. I've read some other posts about the possibility of Windows using ports in this range as ephemeral ports, and my experience may bear this out. I can often reboot, and then DXLabs can get the ports.

I'm wondering if anyone else has run into this recently or perhaps played with different Base Port settings?

--
73, Matt, N0EYE


Re: Yaesu rotor control stops working, locks up DXView

Chuck, WS1L
 

One update - 

I had been using the DXView selection for "Yaesu" rotor - and it worked.  Using the ERC software tool I selected the DCU-1 Hygain protocol, and have changed the DXView rotor selection to HyGain.  That works, and I'll keep it running to see if that is a better selection.

73 de Chuck, WS1L



On Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 9:18 AM Chuck Chandler <chandlerusm@...> wrote:
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

Chuck, WS1L
 

Nope, that doesn't work.  It returns no errors, just no entries.  Typing RCC in the filter box and clicking the Tags buton returns 4 entries.  

Backing up a step, I've got all the callsigns entered in the Callsign field and RCC in the Tag List field.  Seems correct, it works with the pre-defined button.

73 de Chuck, WS1L



On Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 9:10 AM Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:

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@...
>







Re: How to speed up the loading times: DXLauncher + DXKeeper

Michael Adams
 

Yes, I'm replying to an old thread...but I'll add this information for the benefit of those who may search for this information in the future.

Over the weekend, I put a new PC into service as my primary shack PC.  Spotcollector and DXKeeper are running MUCH MUCH better on the new PC.

The software installed/running on the new machine is pretty much the same as the old PC, although the new machine has the advantage of not having any residual "cap" from old+uninstalled or old versions of software.

I now suspect my SC performance issues on the old PC might have been partially addressed if I had done a complete system wipe/reinstall.  (The new machine does have a better processor and more RAM than the old machine...but the old machine handled SpotCollector FB when running in safe mode, so I don't think those upgrades provided the relief.)

I will also mention that I did have a change in antivirus/antimalware software when upgrading machines -- I was introduced to "Webroot", which advertises as a low-impact tool that gets very high marks by reviewers who consider the differences in how it operates.  On the old machine I had just used Windows Defender.   So far (knock wood), Webroot hasn't squawked about or noticeably interfered with amateur radio apps.
 


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



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