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Re: recompute interrupt

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
I shut down dxlab before it completed a "recompute". I believe this is a bad thing. Is there a way to force a recompute? 
+ At the bottom of DXKeeper's Main window's "Log QSOs" tab, click the Recompute button.

       73,

            Dave, AA6YQ


Band-modes and waterfall issues

ghassan chammas
 

Dear Dave,

I participated actively in the WPX SSB contest on 40 Mts and I noted the following:

When I click on a callsign in the waterfall spectrum, the radio will move to the desired frequency but if the freq is between 7090 and 7125 it will select the CW mode. Where can I change this? I remember the bandmpde file and I found 4 files in my dxkeeper subfolder. Which one should I change?

Another issue is that sometimes, not always, clicking on a callsign in the waterfall spectrum would freeze the dxlab for like 10 to 15 seconds before the commander and radio jump to the new frequency. This does not happen if I double click a spot in spot collector. Only in the spectrum and it happens intermittently. I does not affect me much, but in a contest it was important to remedy.


On a separate note, for the past 6 months, I have noticed that I am not receiving and confirmed QSL from eqsl, while this is not a normative constitution, but I did upload around 7,000 quo and not one single confirmation which brings me to ask you if you have any feedback on this issue. This has not been the case with LOTW where I get lots and lots of confirmed qso’s on a daily basis. Again this is not directly correlated with any possible problem, but I thought of picking your brains on it.



Thank you for your help and please stay safe

All the best from Beirut

Ghassan Chammas
OD5YA
Lebanon


recompute interrupt

Mike Kasrich
 

I shut down dxlab before it completed a "recompute". I believe this is a bad thing. Is there a way to force a recompute? What database mischief do I need to undo?


Register forgets Spot Collector settings

3a2mw Franco Lucioni
 

Hi Dave and the Group,
Instead of changing the disk of my computer, as Dave suggested, I bought a brand new machine, with SSD and i7 11th Gen., no problem in downloading software and transferring data.
But, surprise, 2 weeks later, yesterday I had again the defect: Spot Collector, instead of opening normally, asked my callsign and, after, opened with the default settings.
Exactly the same problem I had before, in the old machine. The DXLab Suite has been downloaded via Launcher. I checked the event observer, but no disk errors.
Not a big problem, appearing only once in 2 weeks, but it confirms it is a tiny software defect.
73
Franco 3a2mw


Re: SPOT COLLECTOR

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
Thanks Dave: I’ll study it. 
+ If you have questions, don't hesitate to post them here.

     73,

          Dave, AA6YQ


Re: SPOT COLLECTOR

Dale Schwartz <dale@...>
 

Thanks Dave: I’ll study it. 
      Dale

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On Mar 28, 2021, at 8:54 PM, Dave AA6YQ via groups.io <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

I just wondered why my ham station computer (with 12 negs of RAM) is running so slow. I opened TASK MANAGER and see that without Spot Collector running, CPU usage is about 5 % (with a lot of other stuff open). When you load the DX cluster program, CPU usage goes up to nearly 50% and stays there.  
   I never realized it was such a memory hog!

+ I suggest that you carefully review this article:

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

     73,

                Dave, AA6yQ







Re: SPOT COLLECTOR

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I just wondered why my ham station computer (with 12 negs of RAM) is running so slow. I opened TASK MANAGER and see that without Spot Collector running, CPU usage is about 5 % (with a lot of other stuff open). When you load the DX cluster program, CPU usage goes up to nearly 50% and stays there.
I never realized it was such a memory hog!

+ I suggest that you carefully review this article:

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

73,

Dave, AA6yQ


SPOT COLLECTOR

Dale Schwartz <dale@...>
 

I just wondered why my ham station computer (with 12 negs of RAM) is running so slow. I opened TASK MANAGER and see that without Spot Collector running, CPU usage is about 5 % (with a lot of other stuff open). When you load the DX cluster program, CPU usage goes up to nearly 50% and stays there. 
    I never realized it was such a memory hog!
              DALE/K4ROZ 

Dale M. Schwartz

SCHWARTZ | POSEL

Immigration Law Group

Suite 450 RiverEdge One

5500 Interstate North Pkwy., NW

Atlanta, GA 30328


Tel:   770 951-1100

Fax: 770 951-1113
www.immlawfirm.com

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IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASS'N
  ADJUNCT PROFESSOR: EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW (1989-2014)




Re: Visual Basic code examples for IC-7610?

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Dave - I wonder if you have any VB code examples of communications with the IC-7610 that you can share? I found an old link to some examples at your site for other communications, but it was a dead link. I'm working on a VB program for the 7610 and am having no luck reading responses from the radio. No problems with Yaesu rigs. Thanks.

+ If you attach the code you're currently using to read bytes from the radio to an email message and send the message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

+ I'll be able to make suggestions.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Visual Basic code examples for IC-7610?

Floyd Sense
 

Dave - I wonder if you have any VB code examples of communications with the IC-7610 that you can share?  I found an old link to some examples at your site for other communications, but it was a dead link.  I'm working on a VB program for the 7610 and am having no luck reading responses from the radio.  No problems with Yaesu rigs.  Thanks.

73, Floyd - K8AC


Re: pathfinder issue bringing up qrz

bill steffey NY9H
 

tnx dave   got it

On 3/28/2021 3:16 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

it used to work.

now I get this error screen

+ Thanks for sending me the screenshot showing Pathfinder reporting a Script error. To resolve that, see "Preventing Script Errors and Ensuring that Web Pages are Correctly Rendered" in

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/PreventingScriptingErrors
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Re: Spot Collector Sluggish and slowing everything down

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Once i start Spot Collector, seems like everything slows down considerable and response time on other modules i.e. logging, etc. become noticeably sluggish, unresponsive in some cases

The worst response is when i try to do anything on teh spot Collector window. For example clicking on a spot sometimes take many clicks /tries for it to respond.

Checking Windows task Manager shows Spot Collector continuously hogging anywhere from 25 % to 30 % of the CPU usage.

I limited the Spot collector spot sources to only one source (N6WS), that did not make a difference

I ran the PC in safe mode an that did not make a difference either

I disabled the protection (Defender and virus scans, etc) , with no difference

I'm not sure what to try next.

I guess the question is if its normal for SC to utilize this much CPU, and if so, why does it bring things to halt even at 30% CPU usage. Even with everything running including SC, the total CPU usage is in the 50ish % range , is that too much?

+ CPU usage is only one of several factors that can slow system performance. See

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: pathfinder issue bringing up qrz

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

it used to work.

now I get this error screen

+ Thanks for sending me the screenshot showing Pathfinder reporting a Script error. To resolve that, see "Preventing Script Errors and Ensuring that Web Pages are Correctly Rendered" in

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

+ The errorlog.txt file you sent me does not contain any program errors. It exists because you checked the "Log debugging info" box on Pathfinder's Configuration window; you should uncheck this box.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Spot Collector Sluggish and slowing everything down

w6de
 

This article in the DXLab WIKI outlines several things you can do to improve SpotCollector performance.

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/OptimizeSCPerformance

You might start at limiting the size of the database file by Pruning the database more frequently.

 

73,

Dave, w6de

 

From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Saad Mahaini via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 18:11
To: DXLab Reflector
Subject: [DXLab] Spot Collector Sluggish and slowing everything down

 

Hello 

 

Once i start Spot Collector, seems like everything slows down considerable and response time on other modules i.e. logging, etc. become noticeably sluggish, unresponsive in some cases

 

The worst response is when i try to do anything on teh spot Collector window.  For example clicking on a spot sometimes take many clicks /tries for it to respond.  

 

Checking Windows task Manager shows Spot Collector continuously hogging anywhere from 25 % to 30 % of the CPU usage.  

 

I limited the Spot collector spot sources to only one source (N6WS), that did not make a difference

 

I ran the PC in safe mode an that did not make a difference either

 

I disabled the protection (Defender and virus scans, etc) , with no difference

 

I'm not sure what to try next.

 

I guess the question is if its normal for SC to utilize this much CPU, and if so, why does it bring things to halt even at 30% CPU usage.   Even with everything running including SC, the total CPU usage is in the 50ish % range , is that too much?

 

73 Saad N5FF

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Spot Collector Sluggish and slowing everything down

rcktscientist64
 

Try this and see if it helps.

On Mar 28, 2021, at 1:11 PM, Saad Mahaini via groups.io <n5ff@...> wrote:

Hello 

Once i start Spot Collector, seems like everything slows down considerable and response time on other modules i.e. logging, etc. become noticeably sluggish, unresponsive in some cases

The worst response is when i try to do anything on teh spot Collector window.  For example clicking on a spot sometimes take many clicks /tries for it to respond.  

Checking Windows task Manager shows Spot Collector continuously hogging anywhere from 25 % to 30 % of the CPU usage.  

I limited the Spot collector spot sources to only one source (N6WS), that did not make a difference

I ran the PC in safe mode an that did not make a difference either

I disabled the protection (Defender and virus scans, etc) , with no difference

I'm not sure what to try next.

I guess the question is if its normal for SC to utilize this much CPU, and if so, why does it bring things to halt even at 30% CPU usage.   Even with everything running including SC, the total CPU usage is in the 50ish % range , is that too much?

73 Saad N5FF
 

 




Spot Collector Sluggish and slowing everything down

Saad Mahaini
 

Hello 

Once i start Spot Collector, seems like everything slows down considerable and response time on other modules i.e. logging, etc. become noticeably sluggish, unresponsive in some cases

The worst response is when i try to do anything on teh spot Collector window.  For example clicking on a spot sometimes take many clicks /tries for it to respond.  

Checking Windows task Manager shows Spot Collector continuously hogging anywhere from 25 % to 30 % of the CPU usage.  

I limited the Spot collector spot sources to only one source (N6WS), that did not make a difference

I ran the PC in safe mode an that did not make a difference either

I disabled the protection (Defender and virus scans, etc) , with no difference

I'm not sure what to try next.

I guess the question is if its normal for SC to utilize this much CPU, and if so, why does it bring things to halt even at 30% CPU usage.   Even with everything running including SC, the total CPU usage is in the 50ish % range , is that too much?

73 Saad N5FF
 

 



Re: ADIF Import and DUPES

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
no. I mostly only do LOTW now. If I should work one of my 4 ATNOs left Id QSL direct.
I do reply to QSLs sent to me via mail via the same.
I rarely send to QSL Buro anymore.

+ OK. If you don't want to send QSL cards to those 535 QSO partners, do the following:

1. backup your log (Configuration window, Log tab, Backup button)

2. In the Filter panel at the bottom of the Main window's "Log QSOs" tab,

2a. past this SQL expression into the textbox:

QSL_SENT='R'

2b. depress the CTRL key while striking the S key

+ This will filter the Log Page Display to contain your 535 QSOs whose "QSL SENT" items are set to R


3. in the "Advanced Sorts, Filters, and Modifiers" window's "Modify QSOs" panel

3a, set the "Item Name" selector to QSL_SENT

3b. leave the "Item new value blank

3c,  click the Mod button

 

     73,

            Dave, AA6YQ


Re: pathfinder issue bringing up qrz

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

it used to work.

now I get this error screen

+ Screen shots are not conveyed here. Please attach your screen shot to an email message. If there's an errorlog.txt file in your Pathfinder folder, attach that to the email message as well. Then send the message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

     73,

           Dave, AA6YQ


Re: ADIF Import and DUPES

Kirk, N0KK
 

no. I mostly only do LOTW now. If I should work one of my 4 ATNOs left Id QSL direct.
I do reply to QSLs sent to me via mail via the same.
I rarely send to QSL Buro anymore.
KK


pathfinder issue bringing up qrz

bill steffey NY9H
 

hi all & dave ,


it used to work.

now I get this error screen


ideas ??/

tnx


bill





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