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George VA2EBI
 

I have begun the process of transitioning from DXbase (since 2002) to DX Lab, so I am a total rookie.  I managed to import my archive log of over 128,000 QSO's with my W1EBI callsign, but I need to do some further log configuration.  The Log Display showed that DX Lab had an update, so I clicked "update" and got a screen confirming a successful update.  I closed DX Lab.  When I went back to open the program again, I got a surprise:  "Existing fields were not successfully updated due to an error noted in the errorlog.txt files; the specified log cannot be opened."

I fiddled around and opened the Log Display again.  It showed the updated version 16.1.5.  There were zero QSO's in the log.  What happened to my archive log?

George VA2EBI-W1EBI


Re: SpotCollector Web Server

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
Somehow my wireless connection was set as if it is on a "Public" network, and not a "Private" network, which apparently changes how the firewall (which I believed to be off) behaves. 

Sorry for the confusion / spam.

+ The description of every problem solved is an aide to future users. Thanks, Jon!

        73,

              Dave, AA6YQ


Re: SpotCollector Web Server

Jon KM8V
 

Ok. I figured it out.

Somehow my wireless connection was set as if it is on a "Public" network, and not a "Private" network, which apparently changes how the firewall (which I believed to be off) behaves. 

Sorry for the confusion / spam.

73 de KM8V


Re: SpotCollector Web Server

g4wjs
 

On 06/07/2021 16:56, Jon KM8V wrote:
Ok, on further investigation, it looks like it is logging successful connections - but still will not accept connections from on the LAN.

Is it possible it is somehow only listening on certain interfaces in Windows 10 that an update to Windows or SC changed?
Hi Jon,

netstat will tell you what interfaces the server is listening on. Here it listens 0.0.0.0:8080 which is the all interfaces local address.



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73

Bill

G4WJS.


Re: SpotCollector Web Server

Jon KM8V
 

Ok, on further investigation, it looks like it is logging successful connections - but still will not accept connections from on the LAN.

Is it possible it is somehow only listening on certain interfaces in Windows 10 that an update to Windows or SC changed?


Re: Windows Registry indicates that the Launcher is not installed

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thanks for the quick reply Dave. This was a weird one.

Good news, I got it working without reinstalling Windows (which, ironically, is a new installation from only a week ago!).

Just for the record, here's what I did:
1) Loaded a system restore point from 3PM yesterday, before I did the initial DXLab installation
2) Ran both CCleaner and Ashampoo PC Optimizer, backing up the registry first (CCleaner offers that option)
3) Ran the DXLab Launcher installer and it successfully did the upgrade to the latest Launcher.
4) Installed the remaining DXLab apps from the Launcher.

So all good for now. Would be nice to know exactly what the problem was, but I'll take the results anyway :) .

+ I'm glad that you got it sorted, Rowland!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Windows Registry indicates that the Launcher is not installed

RowlandA
 

Thanks for the quick reply Dave.  This was a weird one.

Good news, I got it working without reinstalling Windows (which, ironically, is a new installation from only a week ago!).

Just for the record, here's what I did:
1)  Loaded a system restore point from 3PM yesterday, before I did the initial DXLab installation
2)  Ran both CCleaner and Ashampoo PC Optimizer, backing up the registry first (CCleaner offers that option)
3)  Ran the DXLab Launcher installer and it successfully did the upgrade to the latest Launcher.
4)  Installed the remaining DXLab apps from the Launcher.

So all good for now.  Would be nice to know exactly what the problem was, but I'll take the results anyway :) .
73,

Rowland K4XD


Re: USB Relay interface

Larry K8UT
 

Hamilton,

Another option would be to using the network interface in Commander, although my freeware application "FreqEZ" may be more sophisticated than you require. FreqEZ is somewhat of a DIY project compared to the expensive off-the-shelf Band Decoder products. But it was written specifically for DXLab's Commander and - using tcp/ip UDP packets - avoids all of the mess surrounding serial port assignments in Windows.

You can read about FreqEZ here:
https://hamprojects.info/freqez/

-larry (K8UT)

------ Original Message ------
From: "Dave AA6YQ" <aa6yq@ambersoft.com>
To: DXLab@groups.io
Sent: 2021-07-06 1:06:25
Subject: Re: [DXLab] USB Relay interface

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have used DXLAB since 2015 and currently use a parallel interface for antenna switching.

I would like to replace the parallel interface with a USB relay module. After hours of web searches and reading manuals I haven't found a solution. Can it be done?

+ You could use a USB relay module that

- programmatically emulates a parallel port

or that

- responds to the microHAM protocol

or that

- responds to the OTRSP protocol

+ I built a relay module driven by this USB device:

https://www.piexx.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=12

+ using the OTRSP protocol.

+ There are commercial devices that can be controlled with the microHAM protocol; K1XM has devices that can be controlled by the OTRSP protocol:

https://k1xm.org/index.html


+ See "SO2R Serial Port panel" in

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/Configuration.htm#SO2R%20Serial%20Port

73,

Dave, AA6YQ







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Re: USB Relay interface

Tim Rife
 

While not technically a USB relay, FreqEZ2 by Larry, K8UT, is worth a look.  He sells a Raspberry Pi hat with 16 relay outputs that, when paired with a raspberry Pi, will listen for UDP packets on your network from your logging suite (Commander) and change antennas accordingly.  Switching can be done automatically or manually, selected with the click of a mouse.  You can also employ multiple units to increase the number of relay outputs if needed.  Very affordable and flexible solution and the software is free.  I am not affiliated with Larry at all, just a happy customer.

Documentation can be found here:

https://hamprojects.info/freqez/ <https://hamprojects.info/freqez/>

73,

Tim
KK9T

On 7/6/2021 1:06 AM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I have used DXLAB since 2015 and currently use a parallel interface for antenna switching.

I would like to replace the parallel interface with a USB relay module. After hours of web searches and reading manuals I haven't found a solution. Can it be done?

+ You could use a USB relay module that

- programmatically emulates a parallel port

or that

- responds to the microHAM protocol

or that

- responds to the OTRSP protocol

+ I built a relay module driven by this USB device:

https://www.piexx.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=12

+ using the OTRSP protocol.

+ There are commercial devices that can be controlled with the microHAM protocol; K1XM has devices that can be controlled by the OTRSP protocol:

https://k1xm.org/index.html


+ See "SO2R Serial Port panel" in

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/Configuration.htm#SO2R%20Serial%20Port

73,

Dave, AA6YQ







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Re: USB Relay interface

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have used DXLAB since 2015 and currently use a parallel interface for antenna switching.

I would like to replace the parallel interface with a USB relay module. After hours of web searches and reading manuals I haven't found a solution. Can it be done?

+ You could use a USB relay module that

- programmatically emulates a parallel port

or that

- responds to the microHAM protocol

or that

- responds to the OTRSP protocol

+ I built a relay module driven by this USB device:

https://www.piexx.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=12

+ using the OTRSP protocol.

+ There are commercial devices that can be controlled with the microHAM protocol; K1XM has devices that can be controlled by the OTRSP protocol:

https://k1xm.org/index.html


+ See "SO2R Serial Port panel" in

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/Configuration.htm#SO2R%20Serial%20Port

73,

Dave, AA6YQ







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Amherst, NH USA


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USB Relay interface

Hamilton Stewart
 

I have used DXLAB since 2015 and currently use a parallel interface for antenna switching.

I would like to replace the parallel interface with a USB relay module. After hours of web searches and reading manuals I haven't found a solution.  Can it be done?
--
Hamilton K1HMS
Amherst, NH USA


Re: Windows Registry indicates that the Launcher is not installed

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
Sorry to bother you with this one but I've tried installing / uninstalling a couple of times and I'm not getting past this error.
I first installed all the DXLab applications using all defaults (C:\DXLab folder).
It showed Launcher as at 1.9.7 with 2.1.4 available.

Clicking the Upgrade button next to Launcher in the Launcher Config dialog gave the error "the Windows Registry indicates that the Launcher is not installed."

I terminated Launcher and restarted it with the same results.

I checked Windows Add or Remove Programs and it does not show Launcher.

I tried reinstalling Launcher, same results.

Is there a way to clean the registry so I can start fresh, or should I try some other approach?

+ I don't know, Rowland. If you direct Windows to install the Launcher, but Windows then reports that the Launcher is not installed, I would say that Windows i broken. You could either contact Microsoft Support, or take your chances with a "Registry Cleaner" application that you direct to remove all vestiges of the Launcher; whether the latter will be successful, I can't say. The only "guaranteed cure" would be to re-install Windows from scratch (after first backing up everything of value).

       73,

                Dave, AA6YQ

 

 


Re: DXKeeper 16.1.5 upgrade then failure to open database

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
I have a ssituation very similar to Ed's.  After a new install of DXLauncher, DxKeeper and Pathfinder, upon starting DxKeeper I get a pop-up that says:

Expanding QSO Mode field width to 12

This is followed by a box with the message:

To permit existing log fields to be updated, please terminate SpotCollector and DXView, and then click the Ok 
button

I do not have SpotCollector or DXView installed.  Clicking Ok causes the first pop-up to reappear.  I have not been able to start DXKeeper, and thus not entered and configuration information (call sign, etc.).  In order to get out of the loop, I restarted Windows.  I have the DXLabs Suite running well on two other computers, one of which is identical to this one.  I tried copying kc1v.mdb from the working system to this one, but I got the same result.  All of the computers are running Win 7 Pro SP1.

+ Please place KC1V.mdb in a zip archive, attach the archive to an email message, and send the message to me via 

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

     73,

           Dave, AA6YQ

 


Windows Registry indicates that the Launcher is not installed

RowlandA
 

Hi Dave - 
Sorry to bother you with this one but I've tried installing / uninstalling a couple of times and I'm not getting past this error.
I first installed all the DXLab applications using all defaults (C:\DXLab folder).
It showed Launcher as at 1.9.7 with 2.1.4 available.

Clicking the Upgrade button next to Launcher in the Launcher Config dialog gave the error "the Windows Registry indicates that the Launcher is not installed."

I terminated Launcher and restarted it with the same results.

I checked Windows Add or Remove Programs and it does not show Launcher.

I tried reinstalling Launcher, same results.

Is there a way to clean the registry so I can start fresh, or should I try some other approach?

Thanks and 73,

Rowland K4XD


Re: DXKeeper 16.1.5 upgrade then failure to open database

George KC1V
 

Hello,

I have a ssituation very similar to Ed's.  After a new install of DXLauncher, DxKeeper and Pathfinder, upon starting DxKeeper I get a pop-up that says:

Expanding QSO Mode field width to 12

This is followed by a box with the message:

To permit existing log fields to be updated, please terminate SpotCollector and DXView, and then click the Ok 
button

I do not have SpotCollector or DXView installed.  Clicking Ok causes the first pop-up to reappear.  I have not been able to start DXKeeper, and thus not entered and configuration information (call sign, etc.).  In order to get out of the loop, I restarted Windows.  I have the DXLabs Suite running well on two other computers, one of which is identical to this one.  I tried copying kc1v.mdb from the working system to this one, but I got the same result.  All of the computers are running Win 7 Pro SP1.


Re: QSOs with LoTW status set to U

Dave AA6YQ
 

@ more AA6YQ comments below

I logged in and for whatever reason Your Activity didn't show the 14 or so QSOs I uploaded. I changed the status of the QSOs back to R, did Add Requested and uploaded the QSOs again.

+ If TQSL didn't complain about you uploading QSOs that had already been uploaded, then your first attempt was evidently not correctly processed by TQSL. That's inconsistent with those QSOs having their "LoTW QSL Sent" items set to 'U', which DXKeeper doesn't do unless it thinks TQSL succeeded in uploading your QSOs. Unfortunately, the file containing TQSL's response to your first upload request has been over-written by your (successful) second request.

Yes. In case it happens again, what is the name of the file containing TQSL's response?

@ In your DXKeeper folder: LoTWResult.txt

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: QSOs with LoTW status set to U

Stan Gammons
 

On 7/5/21 3:35 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I logged in and for whatever reason Your Activity didn't show the 14 or so QSOs I uploaded. I changed the status of the QSOs back to R, did Add Requested and uploaded the QSOs again.

+ If TQSL didn't complain about you uploading QSOs that had already been uploaded, then your first attempt was evidently not correctly processed by TQSL. That's inconsistent with those QSOs having their "LoTW QSL Sent" items set to 'U', which DXKeeper doesn't do unless it thinks TQSL succeeded in uploading your QSOs. Unfortunately, the file containing TQSL's response to your first upload request has been over-written by your (successful) second request.

Yes. In case it happens again, what is the name of the file containing
TQSL's response?


73

Stan
KM4HQE


Re: Windows 11

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Short summary better security, memory management, cpu read ahead, and SS drive

Relating to DX lab's I cannot say as it kept crashing with a PIO error until I reverted to win 10 compatibility.

+ Thanks!

+ Which DXLab application(s) crashed with this error?

+ What was the exact text of the error message?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: QSOs with LoTW status set to U

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I logged in and for whatever reason Your Activity didn't show the 14 or so QSOs I uploaded. I changed the status of the QSOs back to R, did Add Requested and uploaded the QSOs again.

+ If TQSL didn't complain about you uploading QSOs that had already been uploaded, then your first attempt was evidently not correctly processed by TQSL. That's inconsistent with those QSOs having their "LoTW QSL Sent" items set to 'U', which DXKeeper doesn't do unless it thinks TQSL succeeded in uploading your QSOs. Unfortunately, the file containing TQSL's response to your first upload request has been over-written by your (successful) second request.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Windows 11

backhoeken
 

Short summary better security, memory management, cpu read ahead, and SS drive  

Relating to DX lab's I cannot say as it kept crashing with a PIO error until I reverted to win 10 compatibility. 


On Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at 9:49 AM, Jon Gefaell
<jon@...> wrote:

"Far better" is rather ambiguous. Can you begin to quantify and qualify that?

On Thu, Jul 1, 2021 at 05:58 PM, backhoeken wrote:

I have been using win 11 since very early beta.  Far better than win 10.   N1mm, works very well 

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