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dimensions of the DXKeeper program on my screen

Willem Van gaalen
 

LS,

My monitor (1920x1080), displays under Windows 10, WSJTX on the left side and the WSJTX-waterfall at the underside of the screen.
DXkeeper is then positioned in the remaining space on the right upper side.

With version "DXKeeper 1640" the program takes the total vertical dimension of the screen height at the right site, even I did correct the height within the remaining space before using it the last time.

Using the earlier version  "DXKeeper 1638" again,  the program height of DXKeeper  is always correct within the selected space!

So, my question is: Is there  a bug involved in version 1640??? or is this a Window 10 problem???

Who can and will tel me??

73 de Wim, pa0wjg





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Re: Compacting Spot Database

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
This time i must have lost orientation!

The SC version i use at this moment is 8.9.4.

I have seen no updates. No version to assess.
+ I sent you an email message, Eddy.

       73,

             Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Compacting Spot Database

eddy on5jk
 

Hello Dave,

This time i must have lost orientation!

The SC version i use at this moment is 8.9.4.

I have seen no updates. No version to assess.

What did i miss?

Thanks

Eddy ON5JK

Op 11/01/2022 om 0:20 schreef Dave AA6YQ:

+ AA6YQ comments below

Recently SC started "Compacting Spot Database" when we prune manualy the Spot Database.

I have the "Prune hourly" box not checqued.

I have set "prune entries older than" to 0,05 (aprox 1 hour) . So i can prune whenever i want to, not automaticaly.

Now when pruning, often "Compacting Spot Database" starts. Thus loosing a lot of time before i can see Spots again.

Can't you please provide a "switch", so we can select "compacting or not" when pruning manualy?

The compacting Spot Database is very anoying during a contest or any other special Event. (Like the ON75... now)


+ I've sent you the next version of SpotCollector to assess. Please let me know how it goes...

73,

Dave, AA6YQ





Re: importing adif from RumlogNG to Dxkeeper

Dave AA6YQ
 

# more AA6YQ comments below

I already have the user-defined item 0 set to Pota and its style to Alphanumeric, so all good there. So each time I import a pota adif I will need to chance the rum log userfield 1 to the Dxkeeper user-defined item- 0

+ Correct. DXKeeper could be extended to enable the user to specify an ADIF tag for each user-defined item so that importing that tag would route the information accordingly; this would eliminate the need for manually editing the ADIF file before importing. I've added this to DXKeeper's enhancement list.

# DXKeeper already provides this capability:

"Enabling a user-defined item's ADIF option enables that item to be both imported or exported using its Caption as the field name - in both ADIF and tab-delimited files."

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Import.htm#User-defined%20Items

# Thus no further enhancement is necessary.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: LOGS FOR DIFFERENT CALLSIGNS

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
I operate my home station under a different callsign assigned by the FCC during some contests.  Should I create another log for my alternate callsign so I can separate those QSO's from my usual callsign?

+ Your QSOs made with either callsign count for the same awards. You can distinguish QSOs made with one callsign from those made with the other callsign by recording the correct Station Callsign item with each QSO; DXKeeper provides a "Default Station Callsign" setting that you can change when you switch callsigns.

If so, how do I do that? is there a better way to do this?

+ Yes: maintain all of your QSOs in the same log.

 

Or should I lump all QSO's together and use a note or something like a tag to identify my other QSO's? 

+ There is a QSO item specifically for that purpose: "Station Callsign"

 

Normally, I will create a file from N1MM and then import the file for the contest QSO's.

+ When you import an ADIF file, you can specify the "Station Callsign" to be recorded with each imported QSO on the Main window's "Import QSOs" tab.

+ See

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

+ You will also have to specify the correct "Callsign Certificate" when submitting logged QSOs to LoTW; see

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

    73,

         Dave, AA6YQ

 

 

 


LOGS FOR DIFFERENT CALLSIGNS

Greg
 

I operate my home station under a different callsign assigned by the FCC during some contests.  Should I create another log for my alternate callsign so I can separate those QSO's from my usual callsign? If so, how do I do that? is there a better way to do this? Or should I lump all QSO's together and use a note or something like a tag to identify my other QSO's?  Normally, I will create a file from N1MM and then import the file for the contest QSO's.

Greg
N9GB


Re: New Topic

wc3w
 

Thank you Dave.....enjoy the snow!  Spent Christmas in Wellesley with my daughter and g-kids....was pretty nice...Happy New Year.
Mark  WC3W


Re: Unwanted Azimuth Data Added to Logged QSOs

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
Dave, you are absolutely correct!

Sorry to waste your time on this; I did look at JTAlert, but missed it - and the DXKeeper upgrade was purely coincidental.

+ It's never a waste of time to understand what's going on.

       73,

             Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Compacting Spot Database

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Recently SC started "Compacting Spot Database" when we prune manualy the Spot Database.

I have the "Prune hourly" box not checqued.

I have set "prune entries older than" to 0,05 (aprox 1 hour) . So i can prune whenever i want to, not automaticaly.

Now when pruning, often "Compacting Spot Database" starts. Thus loosing a lot of time before i can see Spots again.

Can't you please provide a "switch", so we can select "compacting or not" when pruning manualy?

The compacting Spot Database is very anoying during a contest or any other special Event. (Like the ON75... now)


+ I've sent you the next version of SpotCollector to assess. Please let me know how it goes...

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Unwanted Azimuth Data Added to Logged QSOs

JTAlert Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 11/01/2022 8:49 am, W5ADD@... wrote:
I am not logging via DXKeeper's Capture window, I am logging via WSJT-X --> JTAlert.

 On the Defaults tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window, the "Antenna Path" selector is set to blank.

73 Parker W5ADD

Turn off the "Log bearing (heading) to ANT_AZ field" setting under the "Logging" section of the JTAlert Settings window.

Note: That setting has been part of JTAlert for many years and the default is for it to be off. So recent logging of the AZ data has to be a result of your enabling the setting.

de Laurie VK3AMA


Re: Unwanted Azimuth Data Added to Logged QSOs

W5ADD@arrl.net
 

Dave, you are absolutely correct!

Sorry to waste your time on this; I did look at JTAlert, but missed it - and the DXKeeper upgrade was purely coincidental.

73 Parker W5ADD


Re: enabling SpotCollector to include PSK Reporter "spots"

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Note: According to the information on the DM4X QRZ.com page
the software has been changed to DX Spider.

Doing a little experimentation with this cluster this afternoon, it
is a "fire hose" - if you use it you *will* want to learn to filter
on the server:
<http://www.dxcluster.org/main/usermanual_en.html>
For example, a user might filter for only 6m/2m spots or other
"low activity" bands (from PSK Reporter) to supplement traditional
HF spots from his/her other cluster sources.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2019-09-02 8:04 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
Philip Gladstone, the developer of PSK Reporter, just sent me the particulars for a cluster run by Torsten DL9GTB that takes a feed from PSK Reporter:
host address: dm4x.ddns.net
port: 8500
caption: DL9GTB
If you'd like SpotCollector to include spots from PSK Reporter, give
this a try. This cluster runs AR-Cluster Version 6.
The above information is now available via
< https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/PSKReporterSpots>
73,
Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Unwanted Azimuth Data Added to Logged QSOs

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I am not logging via DXKeeper's Capture window, I am logging via WSJT-X --> JTAlert.

+ That means JTAlert is the source of the Azimuth being recorded with each QSO it directs DXKeeper to log.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Unwanted Azimuth Data Added to Logged QSOs

W5ADD@arrl.net
 

I am not logging via DXKeeper's Capture window, I am logging via WSJT-X --> JTAlert.

On the Defaults tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window, the "Antenna Path" selector is set to blank.

73 Parker W5ADD


Re: Digital QSL Web Creator

BILL KENNAMER
 

This isn’t the forum for this.

However, I can tell you several developers in the 90’s while I was DXCC manager said they had developed something that couldn’t be altered. I just turned it over to Bill Moore, and within 30 minutes we sent an altered one back to them. Doubt if they could be any less secure today.

On Monday, January 10, 2022, 3:28 PM, D. Scott MacKenzie <kb0fhp@...> wrote:

That is exactly what I was looking for - thank you as always Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2022 3:06 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Digital QSL Web Creator

+ AA6YQ comments below

if you can print it why would it not be valid for awards?

+ For ARRL DXCC awards,

"2.  Written Proof: Except in cases where the rules of Section IV apply, proof of two-way communication (contacts) must be submitted directly to ARRL HQ for all DXCC credits claimed. Photocopies and electronically transmitted confirmations (including, but not limited to fax and e-mail) are not currently acceptable for DXCC purposes. Exception: Confirmations created and delivered by ARRL’s Logbook of the World program are acceptable for DXCC credit."

http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-rules

    73,

          Dave, AA6YQ














Re: Digital QSL Web Creator

D. Scott MacKenzie
 

That is exactly what I was looking for - thank you as always Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2022 3:06 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Digital QSL Web Creator

+ AA6YQ comments below

if you can print it why would it not be valid for awards?

+ For ARRL DXCC awards,

"2. Written Proof: Except in cases where the rules of Section IV apply, proof of two-way communication (contacts) must be submitted directly to ARRL HQ for all DXCC credits claimed. Photocopies and electronically transmitted confirmations (including, but not limited to fax and e-mail) are not currently acceptable for DXCC purposes. Exception: Confirmations created and delivered by ARRL’s Logbook of the World program are acceptable for DXCC credit."

http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-rules

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Digital QSL Web Creator

Gilbert Baron W0MN
 

It would not be that hard to print your own QSL as if it had  been received in the mail. Eventually you would probably be caught, especially if you are dong many.

 

Outlook LT Gil W0MN

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From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of D. Scott MacKenzie
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2022 1:32 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Digital QSL Web Creator

 

I don’t know – that is why I am asking.  The first thing I can think of, is that it is too easily created or faked.

 

From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of d_ziolkowski
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2022 2:29 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Digital QSL Web Creator

 

if you can print it why would it not be valid for awards?

 

Dan KC2STA

 

 

On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 11:48 AM D. Scott MacKenzie <kb0fhp@...> wrote:

Hi all:

 

I just received an email from QSL Web Creator.  I received a QSL that can be downloaded, and printed on my own.  The data matches my own data for the contact.  The operator did not upload it to LOTW.  I am assuming that this is worthless, and not valid for ARRL DXCC purposes.  Is this correct?

 

Thanks

 

Scott

KB0FHP


 

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Re: Unwanted Azimuth Data Added to Logged QSOs

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
No, it is not enabled on the "Rotator Control" tab of DXView's Configuration window.

In fact, I worked more QSOs, after quitting each of the following in turn:

DXView
PropView
SpotCollector

which left only Commander, DXKeeper, and Launcher running, and the behavior persists.

+ Thanks. Are you logging QSOs via DXKeeper's Capture window, the "Log QSOs" tab of DXKeeper's Main window, WinWarbler, or another application?

+ On the Defaults tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window, to what is the "Antenna Path" selector set?

      73,

           Dave, AA6YQ

 


Re: Digital QSL Web Creator

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

On 2022-01-10 2:41 PM, d_ziolkowski wrote:

I don't think eqsl printed cards are accepted either.
They are not.

In simple terms, in order to be valid (for ARRL awards), a computer
generated QSL requires an original signature or separately applied
"QSL Manager's stamp". Without the signature or stamp a computer
generated card is assumed to be e-mail/fax as there is no way to
authenticate it.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2022-01-10 2:41 PM, d_ziolkowski wrote:
Scott-
anyone could create a fake card, if you were desperate enough. Certainly not ham spirit.
I have also received several of these emailed qsls. But nothing I needed a QSL for.
I don't think eqsl printed cards are accepted either.
Dan kc2sta


Re: Unwanted Azimuth Data Added to Logged QSOs

W5ADD@arrl.net
 

No, it is not enabled on the "Rotator Control" tab of DXView's Configuration window.

In fact, I worked more QSOs, after quitting each of the following in turn:

DXView
PropView
SpotCollector

which left only Commander, DXKeeper, and Launcher running, and the behavior persists.

73 Parker W5ADD

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