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Re: Spot Collector Monitor

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I tried to repeat monitor install onto my Win 11 laptop. Launching DXK on laptop, I see error missing "mscomctl.ocx" file. I grabbed missing ocx file from Win10 pc. I note file is registered under ActiveX on win 10 pc. I copied file to stick. I do not know where to paste file on Win 11 laptop.

+ You can't simply copy a missing component to your Windows 11 laptop; the component must be registered with Windows. I suggest that you do the following on that laptop:

1. terminate all DXLab applications

2. direct Windows to uninstall DXKeeper

3. terminate and restart Windows (to clear whatever conflict prevented mscomctl.ocx from being installed the first time you installed DXKeeper)

4. direct Windows to install DXKeeper

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Scheduled backups

KA9JAC
 

Free backup software - no strings attached (2brightsparks.com)

On 1/22/2022 2:23 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

Another not on your list that I have used for years...
Syncback, The best backup software for Windows: local, cloud & network (2brightsparks.com) <https://www.2brightsparks.com/> there is a free version available.

+ Thanks, Bob! I've added SyncBack to the list. I did not find a link to a free version, however, and so did not denote it as "free".

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Re: Scheduled backups

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Another not on your list that I have used for years...
Syncback, The best backup software for Windows: local, cloud & network (2brightsparks.com) <https://www.2brightsparks.com/> there is a free version available.

+ Thanks, Bob! I've added SyncBack to the list. I did not find a link to a free version, however, and so did not denote it as "free".

Dave


Re: Spot Collector Monitor

Jim Denneny
 

OK.  DXK & SC are working on office pc for monitoring needs.

I tried to repeat monitor install onto my Win 11 laptop.  Launching DXK on laptop, I see error missing "mscomctl.ocx" file. I grabbed missing ocx file from Win10 pc. I note file is registered under ActiveX on win 10 pc. I copied file to stick.  I do not know where to paste file on Win 11 laptop.

Jim K7EG


Re: Cannot access website from Launcher

Paul Kelliher
 

Thanks,Dave I will see about my local configurations

On 01/22/2022 3:08 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:


+ AA6YQ comments below

Today I installed a new antivirus software. I checked the software website and dxlabsuite.com is listed under their Global Listing as "Safe" but when I run Launcher I get a message stating "cannot access dxlabsuite.com". When I click on Launcher's "config" and click on "Visit" I cannot get to the website.

I know it is not an internet issue because I can get to DXLab's website through a normal internet search and it does not appear to be an issue with the antivirus software as the publisher considers dxlabsuite "safe".

+ Since the only change you made was to install new antivirus software, it is likely that this new antivirus software is preventing the Launcher from accessing the internet.

It is possible that I am having localized internet issues as some software has been noticeably slow this afternoon.

+ That's yet another symptom of improperly configured or incompetent anti-virus software.

+ If you need help correcting this misbehavior, contact the provider of your new anti-virus software.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ




Re: Scheduled backups

KA9JAC
 

Dave,

Another not on your list that I have used for years...
Syncback, The best backup software for Windows: local, cloud & network (2brightsparks.com)
there is a free version available.

73
Bob, KA9JAC

On 1/22/2022 2:03 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

Dave, I would like to suggest that an option be added to DxKeeper's backup capability to perform a backup automatically after a certain amount of time has passed since the last backup (hours, day, days, etc.).   Maybe before the backup starts, check the database to see if anything has actually changed and if not just reset the "timer" to the next time period to reduce duplicate backups.

The reason for the request is I (probably like many) leave DxLab running for many days in a row and do not always remember to manually create a backup when I finish for the day.  I may go for two weeks or more with DxKeeper running and possibly not backed up because it has not been closed and/or I just didn't think to click backup.  

I realize I should remember to do this for my own well being but I'm old and forgetful these days.

+ There are "backup and recovery" applications that will automatically backup your log -- and any other files you designate -- at whatever frequency you wish. At least one of them is free. See step 4 in

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

       73,

                  Dave, AA6YQ











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Re: Cannot access website from Launcher

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Today I installed a new antivirus software. I checked the software website and dxlabsuite.com is listed under their Global Listing as "Safe" but when I run Launcher I get a message stating "cannot access dxlabsuite.com". When I click on Launcher's "config" and click on "Visit" I cannot get to the website.

I know it is not an internet issue because I can get to DXLab's website through a normal internet search and it does not appear to be an issue with the antivirus software as the publisher considers dxlabsuite "safe".

+ Since the only change you made was to install new antivirus software, it is likely that this new antivirus software is preventing the Launcher from accessing the internet.

It is possible that I am having localized internet issues as some software has been noticeably slow this afternoon.

+ That's yet another symptom of improperly configured or incompetent anti-virus software.

+ If you need help correcting this misbehavior, contact the provider of your new anti-virus software.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Scheduled backups

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Dave, I would like to suggest that an option be added to DxKeeper's backup capability to perform a backup automatically after a certain amount of time has passed since the last backup (hours, day, days, etc.). Maybe before the backup starts, check the database to see if anything has actually changed and if not just reset the "timer" to the next time period to reduce duplicate backups.

The reason for the request is I (probably like many) leave DxLab running for many days in a row and do not always remember to manually create a backup when I finish for the day. I may go for two weeks or more with DxKeeper running and possibly not backed up because it has not been closed and/or I just didn't think to click backup.

I realize I should remember to do this for my own well being but I'm old and forgetful these days.

+ There are "backup and recovery" applications that will automatically backup your log -- and any other files you designate -- at whatever frequency you wish. At least one of them is free. See step 4 in

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Cannot access website from Launcher

Paul Kelliher
 

Today I installed a new antivirus software. I checked the software website and dxlabsuite.com is listed under their Global Listing as "Safe" but when I run Launcher I get a message stating "cannot access dxlabsuite.com". When I click on Launcher's "config" and click on "Visit" I cannot get to the website.

I know it is not an internet issue because I can get to DXLab's website through a normal internet search and it does not appear to be an issue with the antivirus software as the publisher considers dxlabsuite "safe". 

It is possible that I am having localized internet issues as some software has been noticeably slow this afternoon.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts or ideas.

Paul, NF1G


Scheduled backups

Joe W4WT
 

Dave, I would like to suggest that an option be added to DxKeeper's backup capability to perform a backup automatically after a certain amount of time has passed since the last backup (hours, day, days, etc.).   Maybe before the backup starts, check the database to see if anything has actually changed and if not just reset the "timer" to the next time period to reduce duplicate backups.

The reason for the request is I (probably like many) leave DxLab running for many days in a row and do not always remember to manually create a backup when I finish for the day.  I may go for two weeks or more with DxKeeper running and possibly not backed up because it has not been closed and/or I just didn't think to click backup.  

I realize I should remember to do this for my own well being but I'm old and forgetful these days.

Thanks for considering,

Joe


Re: China QSO Plot Issue

Craig
 

Thank you Dave for your prompt response, explanation and options.  For now, I look forward to the next database release.

73, Craig

On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 1:58 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I worked BG5IQX in China this afternoon and the Google Earth and DX Atlas latitude / longitude plotting of this station was inaccurate, showing about 300 miles from my SC QTH.  I am forwarding the QRZ info on this station so that you can assess in relationship to the DXCC database. 

+ Entering BG5IQX in DXView's Main window and striking the Enter key does not populate the Main window's Latitude and Longitude boxes, and thus does not depict a location on whichever world map is selected. That's because the current DXCC Database does not specify a location for Jiangxi province.

+ The coordinates of its capital Nanchang look reasonable for adding to the next version of the DXCC database:

28 N, 116 E

+ You can immediately update your DXCC database if you wish; instructions are here:

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxview/Help/DXCC.htm

+ If DXKeeper or SpotCollector are running, terminate them.

+ There are two entries to update:

1. the entry whose "Prefix List" is

B[A-L;R-T;Y-Z]5I,B[A-L;R-T;Y-Z]5J,B[A-L;R-T;Y-Z]5K,B[A-L;R-T;Y-Z]5L

and

2. the entry whose "Prefix List" is

B[A-L;R-T;Y-Z]5M,B[A-L;R-T;Y-Z]5N,B[A-L;R-T;Y-Z]5O,B[A-L;R-T;Y-Z]5P

+ The "Sort" fields of these two entries are 25 and 26 respectively

+ In each of the above two entries, specify a latitude of 28 and a longitude of 116 (do not include the N and E symbols for North and East), and then click the Save button

+ Then check the "Database Version" panel's "Flag new as modified" box, and click the reTable button.

            73,

                           Dave, AA6YQ







Re: China QSO Plot Issue

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I worked BG5IQX in China this afternoon and the Google Earth and DX Atlas latitude / longitude plotting of this station was inaccurate, showing about 300 miles from my SC QTH. I am forwarding the QRZ info on this station so that you can assess in relationship to the DXCC database.

+ Entering BG5IQX in DXView's Main window and striking the Enter key does not populate the Main window's Latitude and Longitude boxes, and thus does not depict a location on whichever world map is selected. That's because the current DXCC Database does not specify a location for Jiangxi province.

+ The coordinates of its capital Nanchang look reasonable for adding to the next version of the DXCC database:

28 N, 116 E

+ You can immediately update your DXCC database if you wish; instructions are here:

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxview/Help/DXCC.htm

+ If DXKeeper or SpotCollector are running, terminate them.

+ There are two entries to update:

1. the entry whose "Prefix List" is

B[A-L;R-T;Y-Z]5I,B[A-L;R-T;Y-Z]5J,B[A-L;R-T;Y-Z]5K,B[A-L;R-T;Y-Z]5L

and

2. the entry whose "Prefix List" is

B[A-L;R-T;Y-Z]5M,B[A-L;R-T;Y-Z]5N,B[A-L;R-T;Y-Z]5O,B[A-L;R-T;Y-Z]5P

+ The "Sort" fields of these two entries are 25 and 26 respectively

+ In each of the above two entries, specify a latitude of 28 and a longitude of 116 (do not include the N and E symbols for North and East), and then click the Save button

+ Then check the "Database Version" panel's "Flag new as modified" box, and click the reTable button.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


China QSO Plot Issue

Craig
 

I worked BG5IQX in China this afternoon and the Google Earth and DX Atlas latitude / longitude plotting of this station was inaccurate, showing about 300 miles from my SC QTH.  I am forwarding the QRZ info on this station so that you can assess in relationship to the DXCC database.  Thank you Dave.


Re: ?How to undo a mistake in "modifying QSOs en masse"?

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

There is no "undo" for mass changes. That is why every time Dave (or
I) provide instructions that use the "Modify QSOs in Log Page Display"
capability the very first step is *BACKUP YOUR LOG*

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2022-01-21 11:11 PM, devnull8it via groups.io wrote:
OK, I figured out how to do this with some fancy footwork using the log's backup.  But it sill would be handy to know how to undo that operation.  Sorry for the panic call, but you can easily imaging how one would feel if the log were totally borked. 73, Mike W2IY


Re: ?How to undo a mistake in "modifying QSOs en masse"?

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

OK, I figured out how to do this with some fancy footwork using the log's backup. But it sill would be handy to know how to undo that operation.

+ The "Modify QSOs" panel's documentation clearly indicates how to be able to undo that operation:

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/ModifyLog.htm

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: ?How to undo a mistake in "modifying QSOs en masse"?

devnull8it
 

OK, I figured out how to do this with some fancy footwork using the log's backup.  But it sill would be handy to know how to undo that operation.  Sorry for the panic call, but you can easily imaging how one would feel if the log were totally borked. 73, Mike W2IY


Re: ?How to undo a mistake in "modifying QSOs en masse"?

devnull8it
 

Yes, except that there are multiple myQTHIDs in that earlier range so I need to find a way to undo the operation :(


FW: [DXLab] ?How to undo a mistake in "modifying QSOs en masse"?

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I needed to change the myQTHID for all QSOs after a certain date. So I used the Advanced filtering, set the date range, but forgot to press "Filter". So now all QSOs in the log have their myQTHID changed, not just the ones in the desired date range. How do I undo this? The Undo button is always grayed out. Any help appreciated.

+ Assuming that you followed step 1 in

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

+ restore the log backup you created in that step, as described here:

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/BackupRecovery.htm#Recovering%20your%20Log%20file%20from%20a%20backup

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: ?How to undo a mistake in "modifying QSOs en masse"?

D. Scott MacKenzie
 

You can filter all of them before the certain date, and set the old MYQTHID….

 

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To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] ?How to undo a mistake in "modifying QSOs en masse"?

 

I needed to change the myQTHID for all QSOs after a certain date. So I used the Advanced filtering, set the date range, but forgot to press "Filter". So now all QSOs in the log have their myQTHID changed, not just the ones in the desired date range. How do I undo this? The Undo button is always grayed out. Any help appreciated.
73, Mike W2IY


?How to undo a mistake in "modifying QSOs en masse"?

devnull8it
 

I needed to change the myQTHID for all QSOs after a certain date. So I used the Advanced filtering, set the date range, but forgot to press "Filter". So now all QSOs in the log have their myQTHID changed, not just the ones in the desired date range. How do I undo this? The Undo button is always grayed out. Any help appreciated.
73, Mike W2IY

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