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Re: Error Logging from JTAlert to DXKeeper

g4wjs
 

On 19/03/2021 06:14, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I wanted to follow up on this. After posting this, I was called away out of town and took my Flex Maestro and computer to operate remotely. Amazingly, the problem stopped happening while I was gone. I returned home today and tried again and the double logging started happening again. That got me thinking that while I don't remember changing this setting after I got it working, the "loopback thing" in WSJT-X was new to me so I checked it's setting in WSJT-X -> Reporting -> Outgoing interfaces: . It was set to "Loopback 0" but I could have sworn I set it to "Ethernet 2" originally. The whole idea of "looping back" relative to "double logging" got me thinking ... So I set it to "Ethernet 2" and nothing logged at all ! Actually pretty good news since I was at least touching something apparently related. So I added "Ethernet 2" to "Loopback 0" and that did it! No more double logging. When I checked the setting again, what had originally shown in the WSJT-X drop-down as "Ethernet 2" now shows as "Ethernet_32774". Apparently WSJT-X reset it ?

I wanted to mention this here in case it's of value to anyone else. I followed up on Laurie's reflector as well. Of course I ended up bugging both Laurie and Dave about this while the problem was actually a setting in WSJT-X all along. Makes me appreciate Laurie and Dave's help all the more.

Thank You again !
Russ

Windows 10 20H2, current as of today
WSJT-X v2.3.0
JTAlert v2.16.17
DXLab Suite's DXKeeper v16.0.7
Flex 6700
SmartSDR v3.1.12
(connected together by physical Ethernet switch but port forwarded through my router to enable DXLab's Commander to work remotely)

As a note, I have "Post decoded Callsigns to SpotCollector as local spots" enabled (under JTAlert -> Settings -> Manage Settings -> Applications -> DXLab Suite -> SpotCollector) with no problems. I depend on those spots in my set-up.


+ Russ, I don't see "Outgoing Interfaces" on the Reporting tab of the Settings window in WSJT-X 2.3.0.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ
Hi Dave,

specifying the network interface(s) datagrams are sent on is only required for multicast group addresses, for unicast addresses the routing is determined by the networking infrastructure. Since SpotCollector does not support multicast no one using SpotCollector as a UDP server for WSJT-X should be using a multicast group address as a UDP destination in WSJT-X.

73
Bill
G4WJS.




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73

Bill

G4WJS.


Re: Error Logging from JTAlert to DXKeeper

neil_zampella
 

Dave,

you have to have a multicast IP address such as 239.255.0.1 entered into the UDP Server box, and the Outgoing Interfaces drop down appears.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 3/19/2021 1:22 AM, Russ Ravella via groups.io wrote:
Screen shot emailed …


On Mar 18, 2021, at 11:14 PM, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@ambersoft.com> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

I wanted to follow up on this. After posting this, I was called away out of town and took my Flex Maestro and computer to operate remotely. Amazingly, the problem stopped happening while I was gone. I returned home today and tried again and the double logging started happening again. That got me thinking that while I don't remember changing this setting after I got it working, the "loopback thing" in WSJT-X was new to me so I checked it's setting in WSJT-X -> Reporting -> Outgoing interfaces: . It was set to "Loopback 0" but I could have sworn I set it to "Ethernet 2" originally. The whole idea of "looping back" relative to "double logging" got me thinking ... So I set it to "Ethernet 2" and nothing logged at all ! Actually pretty good news since I was at least touching something apparently related. So I added "Ethernet 2" to "Loopback 0" and that did it! No more double logging. When I checked the setting again, what had originally shown in the WSJT-X drop-down as "Ethernet 2" now shows as "Ethernet_32774". Apparently WSJT-X reset it ?

I wanted to mention this here in case it's of value to anyone else. I followed up on Laurie's reflector as well. Of course I ended up bugging both Laurie and Dave about this while the problem was actually a setting in WSJT-X all along. Makes me appreciate Laurie and Dave's help all the more.

Thank You again !
Russ

Windows 10 20H2, current as of today
WSJT-X v2.3.0
JTAlert v2.16.17
DXLab Suite's DXKeeper v16.0.7
Flex 6700
SmartSDR v3.1.12
(connected together by physical Ethernet switch but port forwarded through my router to enable DXLab's Commander to work remotely)

As a note, I have "Post decoded Callsigns to SpotCollector as local spots" enabled (under JTAlert -> Settings -> Manage Settings -> Applications -> DXLab Suite -> SpotCollector) with no problems. I depend on those spots in my set-up.


+ Russ, I don't see "Outgoing Interfaces" on the Reporting tab of the Settings window in WSJT-X 2.3.0.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ









Re: Send 5 Volts on off signal for ant switch relays

Larry K8UT
 

Dave - thanks for those nice words about the FreqEZ Band Decoder.

Simon - my FreqEZ Band Decoder software is free. The Console runs on Windows, and the Controller runs on a Raspberry Pi. You can build your own Controller hardware (instructions provided) or purchase a companion HAT board from me. FreqEZ v1.x (now) supports 16 outputs; v2 (soon) will support 64. More details and a video link on the website www.freqez.info.

FreqEZ was written with Dave AA6YQ's help and is specifically intended for DXLab users (like me). It can be used as a simple manual switch using mouse clicks. But if you use Commander's >Config >NetSvc settings to send <RadioInfo> packets to FreqEZ's Console - it's automagic. Connect via ethernet or WiFi. No messy serial or parallel ports required.

-larry (K8UT)

------ Original Message ------
From: "Simon" <simonhk7@...>
Sent: 2021-03-18 22:37:56
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Send 5 Volts on off signal for ant switch relays

Hi Dave w6de

Thanks for pointer. Yes, the radio info message has every basic thing needed and solve the laptop issue



On Friday, March 19, 2021, w6de <w6de@...> wrote:

There is a Hardware & Software solution for your problem. FreqEz is a raspberry Pi hat and software set that reads the UDP data from DXLab Commander or N1MM contesting software and sends the frequency data FreqEx on the Windows computer and according to a matrix you set up sends antenna selection data to the raspberry pi and a switching board for antenna selection.  Do a WEB search for FreqEZ.  FreqEz was developed by Larry K8UT who also frequents this forum.

 

73,

Dave, w6de

 

From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Simon via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2021 18:09
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] Send 5 Volts on off signal for ant switch relays

 

Planning for a home brew relay box to route the rig to diffetent ant depends on band.

 

Can the software send 5 Volts on off signal via a hardware box? Of course, it can be manual control if above not possible.


Re: N1MM, DXKeeper, Gateway.

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below:
Yes, a bunch of N1MM - DXKeeper, Gateway - everything works as described in the documentation.
+ Good!
Note that QSO registration in DXKeeper is not quite as fast as we would like.

+ Do you have DXKeeper configured to perform a callbook lookup?

     73,

           Dave, AA6YQ


N1MM, DXKeeper, Gateway.

Yuriy Veselov
 

Hi Dave.

Yes, a bunch of N1MM - DXKeeper, Gateway - everything works as described in the documentation.
Note that QSO registration in DXKeeper is not quite as fast as we would like.
My opinion: it is better to use each N1MM and DXLab program for its intended purpose.
Thank you for your help and attention to my question.

73. Yuri R2ZX


Re: Error Logging from JTAlert to DXKeeper

Russ Ravella
 

Screen shot emailed …

On Mar 18, 2021, at 11:14 PM, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@ambersoft.com> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

I wanted to follow up on this. After posting this, I was called away out of town and took my Flex Maestro and computer to operate remotely. Amazingly, the problem stopped happening while I was gone. I returned home today and tried again and the double logging started happening again. That got me thinking that while I don't remember changing this setting after I got it working, the "loopback thing" in WSJT-X was new to me so I checked it's setting in WSJT-X -> Reporting -> Outgoing interfaces: . It was set to "Loopback 0" but I could have sworn I set it to "Ethernet 2" originally. The whole idea of "looping back" relative to "double logging" got me thinking ... So I set it to "Ethernet 2" and nothing logged at all ! Actually pretty good news since I was at least touching something apparently related. So I added "Ethernet 2" to "Loopback 0" and that did it! No more double logging. When I checked the setting again, what had originally shown in the WSJT-X drop-down as "Ethernet 2" now shows as "Ethernet_32774". Apparently WSJT-X reset it ?

I wanted to mention this here in case it's of value to anyone else. I followed up on Laurie's reflector as well. Of course I ended up bugging both Laurie and Dave about this while the problem was actually a setting in WSJT-X all along. Makes me appreciate Laurie and Dave's help all the more.

Thank You again !
Russ

Windows 10 20H2, current as of today
WSJT-X v2.3.0
JTAlert v2.16.17
DXLab Suite's DXKeeper v16.0.7
Flex 6700
SmartSDR v3.1.12
(connected together by physical Ethernet switch but port forwarded through my router to enable DXLab's Commander to work remotely)

As a note, I have "Post decoded Callsigns to SpotCollector as local spots" enabled (under JTAlert -> Settings -> Manage Settings -> Applications -> DXLab Suite -> SpotCollector) with no problems. I depend on those spots in my set-up.


+ Russ, I don't see "Outgoing Interfaces" on the Reporting tab of the Settings window in WSJT-X 2.3.0.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ







Re: Error Logging from JTAlert to DXKeeper

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I wanted to follow up on this. After posting this, I was called away out of town and took my Flex Maestro and computer to operate remotely. Amazingly, the problem stopped happening while I was gone. I returned home today and tried again and the double logging started happening again. That got me thinking that while I don't remember changing this setting after I got it working, the "loopback thing" in WSJT-X was new to me so I checked it's setting in WSJT-X -> Reporting -> Outgoing interfaces: . It was set to "Loopback 0" but I could have sworn I set it to "Ethernet 2" originally. The whole idea of "looping back" relative to "double logging" got me thinking ... So I set it to "Ethernet 2" and nothing logged at all ! Actually pretty good news since I was at least touching something apparently related. So I added "Ethernet 2" to "Loopback 0" and that did it! No more double logging. When I checked the setting again, what had originally shown in the WSJT-X drop-down as "Ethernet 2" now shows as "Ethernet_32774". Apparently WSJT-X reset it ?

I wanted to mention this here in case it's of value to anyone else. I followed up on Laurie's reflector as well. Of course I ended up bugging both Laurie and Dave about this while the problem was actually a setting in WSJT-X all along. Makes me appreciate Laurie and Dave's help all the more.

Thank You again !
Russ

Windows 10 20H2, current as of today
WSJT-X v2.3.0
JTAlert v2.16.17
DXLab Suite's DXKeeper v16.0.7
Flex 6700
SmartSDR v3.1.12
(connected together by physical Ethernet switch but port forwarded through my router to enable DXLab's Commander to work remotely)

As a note, I have "Post decoded Callsigns to SpotCollector as local spots" enabled (under JTAlert -> Settings -> Manage Settings -> Applications -> DXLab Suite -> SpotCollector) with no problems. I depend on those spots in my set-up.


+ Russ, I don't see "Outgoing Interfaces" on the Reporting tab of the Settings window in WSJT-X 2.3.0.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Error Logging from JTAlert to DXKeeper

Russ Ravella
 

Hello,

I wanted to follow up on this.  After posting this, I was called away out of town and took my Flex Maestro and computer to operate remotely.  Amazingly, the problem stopped happening while I was gone.  I returned home today and tried again and the double logging started happening again.  That got me thinking that while I don't remember changing this setting after I got it working, the "loopback thing" in WSJT-X was new to me so I checked it's setting in WSJT-X -> Reporting -> Outgoing interfaces: .  It was set to "Loopback 0" but I could have sworn I set it to "Ethernet 2" originally.  The whole idea of "looping back" relative to "double logging" got me thinking ...  So I set it to "Ethernet 2" and nothing logged at all !  Actually pretty good news since I was at least touching something apparently related. So I added "Ethernet 2" to "Loopback 0" and that did it!  No more double logging.  When I checked the setting again, what had originally shown in the WSJT-X drop-down as "Ethernet 2" now shows as "Ethernet_32774". Apparently WSJT-X reset it ?

I wanted to mention this here in case it's of value to anyone else.  I followed up on Laurie's reflector as well.  Of course I ended up bugging both Laurie and Dave about this while the problem was actually a setting in WSJT-X all along.  Makes me appreciate Laurie and Dave's help all the more.

Thank You again !
Russ

Windows 10 20H2, current as of today
WSJT-X v2.3.0
JTAlert v2.16.17
DXLab Suite's DXKeeper v16.0.7
Flex 6700
SmartSDR v3.1.12
(connected together by physical Ethernet switch but port forwarded through my router to enable DXLab's Commander to work remotely)

As a note, I have "Post decoded Callsigns to SpotCollector as local spots" enabled (under JTAlert -> Settings -> Manage Settings -> Applications -> DXLab Suite -> SpotCollector) with no problems.  I depend on those spots in my set-up.


Re: ft857

Joe K2UF
 

Greg,
 
That was set correct.  I think that option is CAT by default and I never used the radio with a linear as it was/is used in my truck.
 
Thanks for the reply.
 
73  Joe K2UF



From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Greg
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2021 1:27 AM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] ft857

Joe

I was trapped once on my radio club's radio as menu item 20 was set to "Linear".  This means there is no CAT operation available on the DIN socket.

Greg VK3VT


On 19/03/2021 08:27, Joe K2UF wrote:
Hi Bill,
 
com port is ok.  I have several USB > Serial adapter cables, have used them for several years on different projects with no problems.  I suspect the ct62 (din to db9 cable).  I have a new one on order.
 
73  Joe K2UF. 


From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Pence
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2021 5:18 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] ft857

What does the device manager show?

Could you be suffering the effects if the dreaded cloned prolific usb device driver impact?



On Thu, Mar 18, 2021, 4:03 PM Joe K2UF <joe@...> wrote:
Thanks Dave,

All the settings are correct.  I suspect the ct62 cable.  I got it cheap on
ebay from an off shore vendor.  I am going to get one from HRO and try
again.  I want to use this radio mobile using  home brew software to control
from a laptop.  Connected it to commander to see if it was my software or a
hardware problem.

Thanks for the info.

73  Joe K2UF 

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2021 3:19 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] ft857

+ AA6YQ comments below

Any one using commander control for a Yeasu ft857  xcvr.  I have tried using
straight thru and cross over adapter just in case.  I am using a CT62 cable
I got on EBay(ugh!).

+ I've used Commander to control my FT817 via a Yaesu CT62 cable. The FT817,
FT857, and FT897 all use the same CAT instruction set.

+ Step-by-step instructions are here:

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

     73,

                 Dave, AA6YQ













Re: ft857

Greg
 

Joe

I was trapped once on my radio club's radio as menu item 20 was set to "Linear".  This means there is no CAT operation available on the DIN socket.

Greg VK3VT


On 19/03/2021 08:27, Joe K2UF wrote:
Hi Bill,
 
com port is ok.  I have several USB > Serial adapter cables, have used them for several years on different projects with no problems.  I suspect the ct62 (din to db9 cable).  I have a new one on order.
 
73  Joe K2UF. 


From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Pence
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2021 5:18 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] ft857

What does the device manager show?

Could you be suffering the effects if the dreaded cloned prolific usb device driver impact?



On Thu, Mar 18, 2021, 4:03 PM Joe K2UF <joe@...> wrote:
Thanks Dave,

All the settings are correct.  I suspect the ct62 cable.  I got it cheap on
ebay from an off shore vendor.  I am going to get one from HRO and try
again.  I want to use this radio mobile using  home brew software to control
from a laptop.  Connected it to commander to see if it was my software or a
hardware problem.

Thanks for the info.

73  Joe K2UF 

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2021 3:19 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] ft857

+ AA6YQ comments below

Any one using commander control for a Yeasu ft857  xcvr.  I have tried using
straight thru and cross over adapter just in case.  I am using a CT62 cable
I got on EBay(ugh!).

+ I've used Commander to control my FT817 via a Yaesu CT62 cable. The FT817,
FT857, and FT897 all use the same CAT instruction set.

+ Step-by-step instructions are here:

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

     73,

                 Dave, AA6YQ













Re: How Do I Designate a POTA QSO in DXK

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Is there a recommended way to designate POTA QSO's in DXKeeper ?
Currently I am just making a note of the Park number in the Comments field along with the abbreviation POTA.

+ See "Tracking Progress Towards an Award with a User-defined Item: POTA" in

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Send 5 Volts on off signal for ant switch relays

Simon <simonhk7@...>
 

Hi Dave w6de

Thanks for pointer. Yes, the radio info message has every basic thing needed and solve the laptop issue



On Friday, March 19, 2021, w6de <w6de@...> wrote:

There is a Hardware & Software solution for your problem. FreqEz is a raspberry Pi hat and software set that reads the UDP data from DXLab Commander or N1MM contesting software and sends the frequency data FreqEx on the Windows computer and according to a matrix you set up sends antenna selection data to the raspberry pi and a switching board for antenna selection.  Do a WEB search for FreqEZ.  FreqEz was developed by Larry K8UT who also frequents this forum.

 

73,

Dave, w6de

 

From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Simon via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2021 18:09
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] Send 5 Volts on off signal for ant switch relays

 

Planning for a home brew relay box to route the rig to diffetent ant depends on band.

 

Can the software send 5 Volts on off signal via a hardware box? Of course, it can be manual control if above not possible.


Re: Send 5 Volts on off signal for ant switch relays

Simon <simonhk7@...>
 

Hi Dale,

Would you mind telling me what are the devices function 


On Friday, March 19, 2021, Dale Drake <daleaa1qd@...> wrote:
Simon,

Last summer I designed and built a unit to do automatic antenna switching to take advantage of the external device that Dave pointed out.  It works FB.  I can send you the schematic and photo.

Dale, AA1QD


How Do I Designate a POTA QSO in DXK

Mark Robinson
 

Is there a recommended way to designate POTA QSO's in DXKeeper ? Currently I am just making a note of the Park number in the Comments field along with the abbreviation POTA.

73 Mark N1UK


Re: Send 5 Volts on off signal for ant switch relays

Siegfried Jackstien
 

hmm ... there are usb to relais boards available ... wit 1, 2, 4, 8 or even 16 relais

maybe easier as using lpt cable and rolling your own pcb with relais?!?

dg9bfc sigi

Am 18.03.2021 um 22:22 schrieb Dave AA6YQ:

+ AA6YQ comments below

Many thanks for advises.

Can laptop pc be used with "usb to lpt convertion cable"?

Example, https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-USB-Parallel-Printer-Adapter/dp/B002DUEFHY

+ Probably not.

The last line in wiki says pci plug in board on desk pc is good. Usb device can not be used. Wonder if this had relaxed over time as now?

+ I'd have updated the documentation if there had been a change.

By the way, lpt has about 4 digital pins for reading. Can the software configurated to read these?

+ No, it can't.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ






Re: Send 5 Volts on off signal for ant switch relays

w6de
 

There is a Hardware & Software solution for your problem. FreqEz is a raspberry Pi hat and software set that reads the UDP data from DXLab Commander or N1MM contesting software and sends the frequency data FreqEx on the Windows computer and according to a matrix you set up sends antenna selection data to the raspberry pi and a switching board for antenna selection.  Do a WEB search for FreqEZ.  FreqEz was developed by Larry K8UT who also frequents this forum.

 

73,

Dave, w6de

 

From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Simon via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2021 18:09
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] Send 5 Volts on off signal for ant switch relays

 

Planning for a home brew relay box to route the rig to diffetent ant depends on band.

 

Can the software send 5 Volts on off signal via a hardware box? Of course, it can be manual control if above not possible.


Re: ADIF import for Rovers

Dave AA6YQ
 

# More AA6YQ comments below
+ When running the USACA progress report, QSOs with independent cities would be reported as errors, enabling the user to change each of them to an adjacent county.
All instances of a given independent city would need to be changed
at the same time. USCA rules only allow a one time selection for
each independent city (one can not use multiple QSOs for different
adjacent counties).

# That would remain the user's responsibility before making a USACA submission.

    73,

           Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Slaved freq and mode change

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
Please advise how to setup multiple rigs synced for diversity receiption on different ant to reduce fading. 
 
Rigs are icom, sdruno (emulate ts480), sdr console (emulate ts2000)
 
Can "manual master" tuning be perform on both the master rig and or on the pc (mouse and or keyboard)?

+ Commander's Secondary CAT Port can be configured to make a second transceiver's frequency and mode track that of the current Primary transceiver. See the "Secondary CAT Port" section in

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/ControllingMultipleRadios.htm#Secondary%20CAT%20Port

    73,

           Dave, AA6YQ

 


Re: Send 5 Volts on off signal for ant switch relays

Dale Drake
 

Simon,

Last summer I designed and built a unit to do automatic antenna switching to take advantage of the external device that Dave pointed out.  It works FB.  I can send you the schematic and photo.

Dale, AA1QD


Slaved freq and mode change

Simon <simonhk7@...>
 

Please advise how to setup multiple rigs synced for diversity receiption on different ant to reduce fading. 

Rigs are icom, sdruno (emulate ts480), sdr console (emulate ts2000)

Can "manual master" tuning be perform on both the master rig and or on the pc (mouse and or keyboard)?

Many thanks

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