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LoTW upload problem

Stewart Wilkinson
 


I have Today for the first time used a new special callsign M1L for some QSO's - these have been added to DXKeeper and appear with M1L as the Station Callsign and the correct MyQTH.

Each of the QSO's has the LotW Requested flag set and I have created a corresponding Station Location in TQSL.





Yet each time I try to add Requested QSL's the the QSL Queue with Log page screen unfiltered nothing gets added (and no error message is shown).

If filter the Log page display to only shows the QSO's I want to upload and then click Add All and Answer N to the question about making all QSO's available I then get the following message:


and again NO QSO's get added to the Queue.

What have I done wrong ? (similar settings appear to work for my other Calls and locations).

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Re: Correcting the GT logbook

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Dave- He probably means Grid Tracker, which has no logbook. It looks at the WSJTX_log.adi file for its data.
SO the adif entries in that file need to be corrected.
BTW, Grid Tracker has a groups.io forum

+ Thanks, Dan. The only things I know about GridTracker are bad: it was responsible for the "invalid request" responses from LoTW that some DXLab users were reporting recently.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Correcting the GT logbook

d_ziolkowski
 

Dave- He probably means Grid Tracker, which has no logbook. It looks at the WSJTX_log.adi file for its data.
SO the adif entries in that file need to be corrected. 
BTW, Grid Tracker has a groups.io forum 

Dan KC2STA



On Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 11:26 AM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below
I made a mistake in serted some incorrect data in the log window of WSJTX that pops up after a successful QSO.  That informaton got passed along to QRZ, LOTW and eQSL as well as showing on the Grid Tracker logbook.  I have corrected QRZ and am not too concerned about LOTW and eQSL but I would like to correct the Grid Square in the GT Logbook.  So my question is - Is there any way to edit the GT logbook entries?

+ What is a "GT Logbook"?

      73,

           Dave, AA6YQ



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Re: Commander and Spot Collector Won't Open

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

After I did the last update to DXLab Launcher, I had problems opening up both Commander and Spot Collector.

+ The DXLab Launcher was last updated nearly a year ago, on 2020-07-25.

+ Commander was last updated more than a month ago, on 2021-06-11.

+ SpotCollector was last updated 3 weeks ago, on 2021-06-25.

+ When did you first notice a problem with Commander?

+ When did you first notice a problem with SpotCollector?

All other applications work, however, I get a " Component 'MouseWheelControl.ocx' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid". I look in the Launder file and the MouseWheelControl.ocx is in the file.

+ MouseWheelControl.ocx is a component that Commander uses to respond to a wheeled mouse. It is installed and registered with Windows when Commander is installed for the first time. Updating Commander does not alter the status MouseWheelControl.ocx

+ The error message your report means that MouseWheelControl.ocx is no longer registered with Windows, either because some other application you installed un-registered it, or because of a defect in Windows. On your system, what is the pathname for

MouseWheelControl.ocx

?


When the Spot Collector launches I get a report "The Spot Database cannot be accessed for compaction: Path not found". Then I get a report "Unable to create a special callsign database in C:\DALab\Commander\Database\SpecialCallsigns,mdb because + 'C:\DXLab\Commander\Databases\SpecialCallsigns.mdb' is not a valid path. Make sure that the path name is spelled correctly and that you are connected to the server on which the file resides."

+ SpotCollector should not be looking for the Special Callsign database in Commander's Database folder.

In the DXLab Launcher Configuration both applications are highlighted in RED and on the Launcher the CMD and SC are BLACKed out.

+ Please make a screenshot showing the "DXLab Apps" tab of the Launcher's Configuration window, attach that screenshot to an email message, and send the message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Commander and Spot Collector Won't Open

charles miller
 

After I did the last update to DXLab Launcher, I had problems opening up both Commander and Spot Collector. All other applications work, however, I get a " Component 'MouseWheelControl.ocx' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid". I look in the Launder file and the MouseWheelControl.ocx is in the file.
When the Spot Collector launches I get a report "The Spot Database cannot be accessed for compaction: Path not found". Then I get a report "Unable to create a special callsign database in C:\DALab\Commander\Database\SpecialCallsigns,mdb because + 'C:\DXLab\Commander\Databases\SpecialCallsigns.mdb' is not a valid path. Make sure that the path name is spelled correctly and that you are connected to the server on which the file resides."
In the DXLab Launcher Configuration both applications are highlighted in RED and on the Launcher the CMD and SC are BLACKed out.
Hoping you are able to help.

Charlie  N2BTX

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Re: Using Ethernet to communicate with equipment

Norm - KC1BMD
 

On Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 12:16 PM, g4wjs wrote:
A static IP address is one way a destination gets a unique IP address and it is useful if you want others to know where to contact you (also know as well know addresses).
In my past work we used the term well-known with regard to "port" numbers (e.g. port numbers 0 - 1023). A static IP address is also known as a fixed or dedicated address.
 
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Re: Using Ethernet to communicate with equipment

Jim Sanford
 

There's also a $5.00 book, "TCP/IP for Dummies" and an online course at udemy.com

Good luck!

Jim

wb4gcs@...


On 7/17/2021 12:06, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below
I am struggling to move to the "next level" of passing information from DXLab to various pieces of hardware via an Ethernet connection.

My problem is not with DXLab per-se but rather that much of the documentation (from  both  DXLab and the hardware manufacturers) assumes the user knows might actually know something about Ethernet communications to begin with.... which I dont . I dont even know what half the terms mean let alone the intricacies of how to use them ....help

Can someone direct me to a site that is HAMRADIO ETHERNET FOR DUMMIES. What is a UDP?  what is an IP address and when and why does it need to be static and when does in need to be dynamic. What is a NET MASK and and why do I care? etc etc etc.

"The Internet Protocol (abbreviated IP)  is responsible for addressing host interfaces, encapsulating data into datagrams and routing datagrams from a source host interface to a destination host interface across one or more IP networks. For these purposes, the Internet Protocol defines the format of packets and provides an addressing system."

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Protocol

 

"The User Datagram Protocol (UDP) is one of the core members of the Internet protocol suite. With UDP, computer applications can send messages, in this case referred to as datagrams, to other hosts on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Prior communications are not required in order to set up communication channels or data paths. UDP uses a simple connectionless communication model with a minimum of protocol mechanisms. UDP provides checksums for data integrity, and port numbers for addressing different functions at the source and destination of the datagram. It has no handshaking dialogues, and thus exposes the user's program to any unreliability of the underlying network; there is no guarantee of delivery, ordering, or duplicate protection."

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Datagram_Protocol

 

The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is one of the main protocols of the Internet protocol suite. It originated in the initial network implementation in which it complemented the Internet Protocol (IP). Therefore, the entire suite is commonly referred to as TCP/IP. TCP provides reliable, ordered, and error-checked delivery of a stream of octets (bytes) between applications running on hosts communicating via an IP network. Major internet applications such as the World Wide Web, email, remote administration, and file transfer rely on TCP, which is part of the Transport Layer of the TCP/IP suite. SSL/TLS often runs on top of TCP.

 

"TCP is connection-oriented, and a connection between client and server is established before data can be sent. The server must be listening for connection requests from clients before a connection is established. Three-way handshake, retransmission, and error-detection adds to reliability but lengthens latency. Applications that do not require reliable data stream service may use the User Datagram Protocol (UDP), which provides a connectionless datagram service that prioritizes time over reliability."

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmission_Control_Protocol

 

Information about IP addresses is provided here:

https://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/what-is-an-ip-address.htm


There are plenty of online articles, videos, and books that describe the internet protocol suite; Google any of the terms introduced above to find them.

       73,

              Dave, AA6YQ




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Re: Using Ethernet to communicate with equipment

g4wjs
 

On 17/07/2021 13:51, Dave / NR1DX wrote:
All

I am struggling to move to the "next level" of passing information from DXLab to various pieces of hardware via an Ethernet connection.

My problem is not with DXLab per-se but rather that much of the documentation (from  both  DXLab and the hardware manufacturers) assumes the user knows might actually know something about Ethernet communications to begin with.... which I dont . I dont even know what half the terms mean let alone the intricacies of how to use them ....help

Can someone direct me to a site that is HAMRADIO ETHERNET FOR DUMMIES. What is a UDP?  what is an IP address and when and why does it need to be static and when does in need to be dynamic. What is a NET MASK and and why do I care? etc etc etc.

Dave
NR1DX
Hi Dave,

I'll have a go with some analogies that may help.

UDP is like sending a letter, fire and forget. You put a message (datagram) into an envelope (IP packet) and send it to a already known address. It may or may not arrive, but usually does. There is another protocol called TCP/IP which is more like a telephone call, a stream of information is passed back and forth between two parties as a conversation. As with UDP the data is sent in envelopes (IP packets).

IP addresses are like premises addresses, you have to know them before you can send something to them. A static IP address is one way a destination gets a unique IP address and it is useful if you want others to know where to contact you (also know as well know addresses). Dynamic IP addresses are allocated by a service running on the local network from a pool, they are efficient in that they maximize the use of available addresses but are not useful as well known addresses.

When data is sent from A to B with protocols like UDP and TCP/IP there is a return address passed, that allows receivers of messages to send back replies without having prior knowledge of the sender address. This is how holders of dynamic IP addresses can communicate with others.

A typical exchange is a client with a dynamic IP address sends a request to a server with a well known static IP address (actually another layer called DNS is also used which allows (domain) names to be mapped to IP addresses), the server fulfills the request by replying to the client's return address. E.g. fetching a web page from a web server somewhere on the Internet.

The net mask determines the scope of the local network, network local scopes can be of various sizes depending on the needs of the owner. To send data outside of the scope defined by the net mask requires a router to act as a gateway. You don't care about net masks, they are implicit to the class of network you are on.

You don't ask about service port numbers, they are another fundamental part of Internet protocols. Service port numbers differentiate services offered on a particular host machine (actually on each network interface of a host machine). They are part of the addressing mechanism, e.g. port 443 is the well know port where secure webpages are served from (old insecure web servers respond on port 80). Like IP addresses there are well known port numbers and there are ephemeral ports granted to clients on a need to use basis, also like IP addresses a return port number is included with protocols like UDP and TCP/IP which complete the return address. Service port numbers allow multiple servers and clients to reside on a single host, for example you can browse the web, send and receive emails without messages from these different services getting tangled up with each other. You might think of service port numbers as different stores on a high street, although the analogy is pushing it a bit.



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Bill

G4WJS.


Re: Using Ethernet to communicate with equipment

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
I am struggling to move to the "next level" of passing information from DXLab to various pieces of hardware via an Ethernet connection.

My problem is not with DXLab per-se but rather that much of the documentation (from  both  DXLab and the hardware manufacturers) assumes the user knows might actually know something about Ethernet communications to begin with.... which I dont . I dont even know what half the terms mean let alone the intricacies of how to use them ....help

Can someone direct me to a site that is HAMRADIO ETHERNET FOR DUMMIES. What is a UDP?  what is an IP address and when and why does it need to be static and when does in need to be dynamic. What is a NET MASK and and why do I care? etc etc etc.

"The Internet Protocol (abbreviated IP)  is responsible for addressing host interfaces, encapsulating data into datagrams and routing datagrams from a source host interface to a destination host interface across one or more IP networks. For these purposes, the Internet Protocol defines the format of packets and provides an addressing system."

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Protocol

 

"The User Datagram Protocol (UDP) is one of the core members of the Internet protocol suite. With UDP, computer applications can send messages, in this case referred to as datagrams, to other hosts on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Prior communications are not required in order to set up communication channels or data paths. UDP uses a simple connectionless communication model with a minimum of protocol mechanisms. UDP provides checksums for data integrity, and port numbers for addressing different functions at the source and destination of the datagram. It has no handshaking dialogues, and thus exposes the user's program to any unreliability of the underlying network; there is no guarantee of delivery, ordering, or duplicate protection."

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Datagram_Protocol

 

The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is one of the main protocols of the Internet protocol suite. It originated in the initial network implementation in which it complemented the Internet Protocol (IP). Therefore, the entire suite is commonly referred to as TCP/IP. TCP provides reliable, ordered, and error-checked delivery of a stream of octets (bytes) between applications running on hosts communicating via an IP network. Major internet applications such as the World Wide Web, email, remote administration, and file transfer rely on TCP, which is part of the Transport Layer of the TCP/IP suite. SSL/TLS often runs on top of TCP.

 

"TCP is connection-oriented, and a connection between client and server is established before data can be sent. The server must be listening for connection requests from clients before a connection is established. Three-way handshake, retransmission, and error-detection adds to reliability but lengthens latency. Applications that do not require reliable data stream service may use the User Datagram Protocol (UDP), which provides a connectionless datagram service that prioritizes time over reliability."

from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmission_Control_Protocol

 

Information about IP addresses is provided here:

https://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/what-is-an-ip-address.htm


There are plenty of online articles, videos, and books that describe the internet protocol suite; Google any of the terms introduced above to find them.

       73,

              Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Correcting the GT logbook

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
I made a mistake in serted some incorrect data in the log window of WSJTX that pops up after a successful QSO.  That informaton got passed along to QRZ, LOTW and eQSL as well as showing on the Grid Tracker logbook.  I have corrected QRZ and am not too concerned about LOTW and eQSL but I would like to correct the Grid Square in the GT Logbook.  So my question is - Is there any way to edit the GT logbook entries?

+ What is a "GT Logbook"?

      73,

           Dave, AA6YQ


Using Ethernet to communicate with equipment

Dave / NR1DX
 

All

I am struggling to move to the "next level" of passing information from DXLab to various pieces of hardware via an Ethernet connection.

My problem is not with DXLab per-se but rather that much of the documentation (from  both  DXLab and the hardware manufacturers) assumes the user knows might actually know something about Ethernet communications to begin with.... which I dont . I dont even know what half the terms mean let alone the intricacies of how to use them ....help

Can someone direct me to a site that is HAMRADIO ETHERNET FOR DUMMIES. What is a UDP?  what is an IP address and when and why does it need to be static and when does in need to be dynamic. What is a NET MASK and and why do I care? etc etc etc.

Dave
NR1DX
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Correcting the GT logbook

WALTDEWS@...
 

I made a mistake in serted some incorrect data in the log window of WSJTX that pops up after a successful QSO.  That informaton got passed along to QRZ, LOTW and eQSL as well as showing on the Grid Tracker logbook.  I have corrected QRZ and am not too concerned about LOTW and eQSL but I would like to correct the Grid Square in the GT Logbook.  So my question is - Is there any way to edit the GT logbook entries?


Re: Telnet Access to IOTA Spots

Dave AA6YQ
 

# more AA6YQ comments below

Is there a telnet address for IOTA spots so I can add them to SpotCollector like I do SOTA?

+ Are you asking if there is a DXCluster that is dedicated to IOTA spots?
++ Yes, I was looking for a telnet access to the IOTA cluster, I should ask on the IOTA forum.  Just thought someone here might know.  

# I'm not aware of there being a dedicated IOTA cluster, but if you find one, please post the particulars here. Thanks!

         73,

              Dave, AA6YQ

 


+ SpotCollector identifies and extracts IOTA tags in the spot notes of all spot sources; these appear in the Spot Database's IOTA field. Today, for example, EA6/EI6DX is active from EU-004. SOTA and POTA tags are similarly identified and extracted.
++ This only works if someone posts a spot with the IOTA tag.  I worked two islands last night that were spotted on RBN and I didn't know they were islands until after I looked them up.


Re: Telnet Access to IOTA Spots

 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Is there a telnet address for IOTA spots so I can add them to SpotCollector like I do SOTA?

+ Are you asking if there is a DXCluster that is dedicated to IOTA spots?
++ Yes, I was looking for a telnet access to the IOTA cluster, I should ask on the IOTA forum.  Just thought someone here might know.  

+ SpotCollector identifies and extracts IOTA tags in the spot notes of all spot sources; these appear in the Spot Database's IOTA field. Today, for example, EA6/EI6DX is active from EU-004. SOTA and POTA tags are similarly identified and extracted.
++ This only works if someone posts a spot with the IOTA tag.  I worked two islands last night that were spotted on RBN and I didn't know they were islands until after I looked them up.  


Re: Group date change

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
Yes, immediately after I sent my last email to you I realized what I had done wrong and corrected it. Fortunately, I did back up the log before I'd started anything.  I used +1d and not +24hr but I would assume that was ok. 
+ Yes, that's fine too.
It seemed to work.

+ Good!

     73,

           Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Group date change

Marv Stasak
 

Yes, immediately after I sent my last email to you I realized what I had done wrong and corrected it. Fortunately, I did back up the log before I'd started anything.  I used +1d and not +24hr but I would assume that was ok.  It seemed to work.  Thanks for your help Dave.

73,
Marv, W5DT


Re: Group date change

Dave AA6YQ
 

Thanks Dave. I was able to make it work--sort of. I isolated the wrong dated QSOs and did set up the exchange for the dates but ended up zeroing out the start and end times in minutes and seconds. Apparently, I could not simply insert the date only as a replacement without adding a further instruction to ignore the time info but I don't know or see how to do that. In this case, it isn't that vital for my purposes.

+ Hopefully you made the backup copy of your log, as suggested in my previous post. Make a copy of the backup, and then restore the backup as your log. Then

1. Filter the Log Page Display to contain the QSOs with the incorrect date

2. in the "Modify QSOs" panel

2a. set the "Item Name" selector to "QSO_Begin"

2b. set the "Item new value" to +24h

2c. click the Mod button

2d. set the "Item Name" selector to "QSO_End"

2e. set the "Item new value" to +24h

2f. click the Mod button

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Group date change

Marv Stasak
 

Thanks Dave.  I was able to make it work--sort of.  I isolated the wrong dated QSOs  and did set up the exchange for the dates but ended up zeroing out the start and end times in minutes and seconds.  Apparently, I could not simply insert the date only as a replacement without adding a further instruction to ignore the time info but I don't know or see how to do that.  In this case, it isn't that vital for my purposes.

73,

Marv, W5DT


Re: Disappearing QSOs

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

All of my DXlab apps are up to date according to Launcher. In particular DXKeeper is 16.1.9.

This afternoon I working some FT8 on several bands and decided to check to see how many new QSOs I had to upload to LoTW. I went to the QSL tab and instructed it to Add Requested. 33 QSOs were added to the queue. I then clicked on the LOG QSOs tab and noticed the QSOs were no longer in the log display. I then went back to the QSL tab and uploaded the QSOs to LoTW. They were all uploaded but when I did a synch qsos after they showed up on LoTW the report showed that none of the QSOs were in the log. They are OK on LoTW but not in my DXK log.

So I have two questions. First I want to figure out what happened to the QSOs so I can avoid having it happen again. Secondly, I need to find out how down load the affected QSOs from LoTW and import them in to DXK. The DXK error log contains no recent entries.

+ The QSOs in question all remain present in Paul's log; evidently, the Log Page Display was filtered in a way that hid them.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


an updated USAP database is available...

Dave AA6YQ
 

...via the Databases tab of DXView's Configuration window. If you have DXKeeper or SpotCollector running, terminate them; then
direct DXView to upgrade its USAP database.

The USAP database specifies a US State and Grid Square for 836,680 stations licensed by the US Federal Communications Commission
(FCC).

Many thanks to Tom KQ5S for preparing this update!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

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