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Re: Setting upDXKEEPER

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Something is fouled up.  It seems DXK thinks it is running, but is not.

I display TASK MANAGER I see Commander.  Then I see DX Launcher TWICE.

DX Keeper is not shown at all.

 

When I display Device Manager Ports,  I see communications port 1, port 3 and port 5.

 

When I look at the DXLAB Launcher display, it shows commander and Keeper as green, but the DXKeeper never opens.

+ Windows is in a very bad state. As a first step, terminate all applications, and then reboot WIndows.

       73,

              Dave, AA6YQ


Setting upDXKEEPER

Kenneth Waites <kenw817821@...>
 

 

Something is fouled up.  It seems DXK thinks it is running, but is not.

I display TASK MANAGER I see Commander.  Then I see DX Launcher TWICE.

DX Keeper is not shown at all.

 

When I display Device Manager Ports,  I see communications port 1, port 3 and port 5.

 

When I look at the DXLAB Launcher display, it shows commander and Keeper as green, but the DXKeeper never opens.

 

Thanks in advance – Ken K5WK

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Supports WinWarbler FSK RTTY via Winkey?

Uwe
 

Hi Dave,

thank you for your answer and for the awesome software!!!

73 de Uwe, DL4AC


Re: Empty DXLab directory

Scott Stembaugh
 

QSO Audio Recording isn't limited to WinWarbler.  You will need to change it at DXKeeper > Config > Audio Recording Config (bottom line of panel) as well.  I do not know if this change carries over to/from WinWarbler's configuration.

73,
--scott N9LJX


On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 3:07 PM Andy - K0AF <folkjunk0@...> wrote:
Thanks Joe! I will change that default. I've never used the WinWarbler Audio Recording feature and the name of the folder (DXLabs) wasn't much of a clue as to what its purpose was or where to go to change it. Thanks for the explanation.

This group is a wealth of information. Thanks to all who respond with patience to newbie questions and minor issues like this one.

73
Andy - K0AF


Re: WSTJ_SC does not start automatically

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Ok, I shall check Windows event log, but it seems everything works as before, without any problems.
Thanks for your response!

+ A problem that occurs once will recur until we find the root cause and correct it.

+ Computers are like that...

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: WSTJ_SC does not start automatically

Markku SM5FLM
 

Ok, I shall check Windows event log, but it seems everything works as before, without any problems.
Thanks for your response!


Re: Editing Command Sequences

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
OK, a little painful but it works. If my scripts are short enough I think I'll use every 2nd or 3rd line and leave empty lines when I experiment with scripts in the future.

+ Each sequence can specify up to 64 instructions; it's unlikely that you or anyone else will ever have to employ all of them.

      73,

            Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Editing Command Sequences

Norm - KC1BMD
 

OK, a little painful but it works. If my scripts are short enough I think I'll use every 2nd or 3rd line and leave empty lines when I experiment with scripts in the future.
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73, Norm/KC1BMD


Re: Bidirectional Rig Control

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

The debug log data indicates the radio is sending data to Commander roughly every 200ms (4 times in a minute that was observed) which is what the interrogation interval was set for. I believe (but need to verify) that the amp's data buffer is 500 bytes. Do we know how much data was being sent to Commander when it requests frequency updates from the radio?

+ You can use Commander's messages window to count the bytes:

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/MonitoringMessages.htm

+ The question is "how fast can the amp process incoming messages?".

Is it possible that the Acom amp's buffer is being overflowed, such that some data/updates might be lost and the amp thinks it is not seeing data often enough to meet the minimum frequency update every second?

+ Without either documentation or source code for the amp, there is no way to know.

I will still try a shorter interrogation interval. If that is not a solution, would it be better to use the secondary CAT port directly to the amp instead of splitting the CI-V line as it is configured now using the Primary (i.e. would there be less data transferred to the amp from the secondary CAT port)?

+ A lot less data is sent from the Secondary CAT port. If you configure the Secondary CAT port (with no device attached), you can monitor it via Commander's Messages window.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Bidirectional Rig Control

Norm - KC1BMD
 

The debug log data indicates the radio is sending data to Commander roughly every 200ms (4 times in a minute that was observed) which is what the interrogation interval was set for. I believe (but need to verify) that the amp's data buffer is 500 bytes. Do we know how much data was being sent to Commander when it requests frequency updates from the radio? Is it possible that the Acom amp's buffer is being overflowed, such that some data/updates might be lost and the amp thinks it is not seeing data often enough to meet the minimum frequency update every second? I will still try a shorter interrogation interval. If that is not a solution, would it be better to use the secondary CAT port directly to the amp instead of splitting the CI-V line as it is configured now using the Primary (i.e. would there be less data transferred to the amp from the secondary CAT port)?
--
73, Norm/KC1BMD


Re: Editing Command Sequences

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Change "add" to "insert".

+ Copy/paste instructions downward to free the necessary space.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Editing Command Sequences

Norm - KC1BMD
 

Change "add" to "insert".
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73, Norm/KC1BMD


Re: Editing Command Sequences

Norm - KC1BMD
 

If you need to add a few lines due to error in logic what's the best way to handle it?
--
73, Norm/KC1BMD


Re: Editing Command Sequences

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below

Is there a way to cut/paste multiple lines in a command sequence? I'm looking for an easy way to insert/delete multiple lines without editing the underlying saved text file.

+ "Cut and paste" are limited to one item at a time.

Also, is there a way to delete a sequence from a button? What I do now is to load an "empty" text file.

+ Clearing its Name and setting its first command to <end> is sufficient.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Editing Command Sequences

Norm - KC1BMD
 

Is there a way to cut/paste multiple lines in a command sequence? I'm looking for an easy way to insert/delete multiple lines without editing the underlying saved text file.
Also, is there a way to delete a sequence from a button? What I do now is to load an "empty" text file.

--
73, Norm/KC1BMD


Re: Bidirectional Rig Control

Norm - KC1BMD
 

I got the results Dave, thanks. I mentioned previously that I set it to 100ms and I 'believe' I got another CAT error but it took a while. I'll monitor it at 100ms again and then try 75ms, maybe 50ms, to see if that solves it completely. Thanks again for the great support!

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73, Norm/KC1BMD


Re: Remnants of Commander after closing program

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Had same problem yesterday and today. It has not happened before in the several days I've been running it. The only difference I can determine is that it started after I enabled an initial sequence to set the radio to desired settings on Commander startup. I also had to terminate Commander in TaskMgr after it tried 11 or so times to terminate. It does not happen all the time. On at least one of the occasions, Commander did not start (the Launcher bubble stayed blue (Cyan) color. Curious if anyone else has seen it.

+ That can happen when Windows cannot release all of the resources being used by the application. A serial port is the most likely culprit.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Bidirectional Rig Control

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Data sent in e-mail.

+ Received. I responded via email with the details. The executive summary: with the Command Interval set to 200 ms, the maximum time between frequency updates in the seconds leading up to the failure was 986 milliseconds.

+ If you were running a ~30-year old IC-735 or IC-706, you'd be stuck with a Command Interval of 200 ms, but with an IC-756ProIII, I recommend reducing the Command Interval to 100 ms, if not 50 ms.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Empty DXLab directory

Andy - K0AF
 

Thanks Joe! I will change that default. I've never used the WinWarbler Audio Recording feature and the name of the folder (DXLabs) wasn't much of a clue as to what its purpose was or where to go to change it. Thanks for the explanation.

This group is a wealth of information. Thanks to all who respond with patience to newbie questions and minor issues like this one.

73
Andy - K0AF


Re: Empty DXLab directory

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

It is the storage location for WinWarbler's Audio Recording feature.

You can define the directory in WinWarbler -> Config -> General.
Click the Audio Recording button (QSO Audio folder).

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2021-02-17 11:41 AM, Andy - K0AF wrote:
I have an empty "DXLab" directory in my "Documents" directory. I can delete the "DXLab" directory but it is re-created every time I run DXLab Launcher. DXLab Launcher and the 5 applications I use all run fine. What is the purpose of this directory and can I specify it to be elsewhere? The location of the "DXLab" directory may have been a choice I made when I installed DXLab about 9 months ago but I haven't found any mention of it in the installation instructions or Launcher help file.
Thanks!
Andy - K0AF

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