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Re: Clusters

Joe Subich, W4TV
 


ve7cc and dxspots
Make sure you have not set any server side filtering.

For both VE7CCC and DXspots (AE5E) the command is SET/NOFILTER

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2022-04-22 12:11 PM, Steven Stuckey (AC9GK) wrote:
Joe
ve7cc and dxspots
On Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 12:04 PM Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:


Which cluster software? Clear your server side filtering.


73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2022-04-22 11:44 AM, Steven Stuckey (AC9GK) wrote:
How do I see ssb on the clusters? All I see is FT-8 and FT-4

Thanks and 73


Re: ARRL Drops Fire Fox

Joe WB9SBD
 

What do you do if you lived all your life like downtown of any major city where like thousands never ever bothered getting a drivers license?

Joe WB9SBD / W9ET

On 4/22/2022 2:04 PM, Pete Smith wrote:

That'll teach you, Pete ;^).  Seriously, though, it has seemed to me recently that site after site has rolled out new software withouut adequate testing.  I went on IRS.GOV the other day to pay my taxes electronically, as I have for several years, and found myself to undergo a convoluted and complex identity verification routine involving (among other things) having to send in pictures of the front and back of my driver's license, all to satisfy something called ID.me which taking over the ID functions on the IRS web site. 

73, Pete N4ZR
Check out the new Reverse Beacon Network
web server at <http://beta.reversebeacon.net>.
For spots, please use your favorite 
"retail" DX cluster.
On 4/22/2022 12:36 PM, Pete N4KW via groups.io wrote:
I have just been informed that a friend has his up and running using FireFox.  I would say that the information I received earlier was not correct.
FireFox is not the Peferred browser, but that does not mean it will not work.  Please disregard my below email., I was going with what I was told by
a ARRL Representative.
Sorry, Pete, N4KW


On 4/22/2022 11:35 AM, Pete N4KW via groups.io wrote:
If you are unable to log into the new ARRL software and are using FireFox do not try.
I  asked why I have been unable to change my user name and password and log into
your new software, I was advised that the new software does not support FireFox.

One would think the new software would at least have the capabilities of the old software.

73, Pete, N4KW



Re: ARRL Drops Fire Fox

Pete Smith
 

That'll teach you, Pete ;^).  Seriously, though, it has seemed to me recently that site after site has rolled out new software withouut adequate testing.  I went on IRS.GOV the other day to pay my taxes electronically, as I have for several years, and found myself to undergo a convoluted and complex identity verification routine involving (among other things) having to send in pictures of the front and back of my driver's license, all to satisfy something called ID.me which taking over the ID functions on the IRS web site. 

73, Pete N4ZR
Check out the new Reverse Beacon Network
web server at <http://beta.reversebeacon.net>.
For spots, please use your favorite 
"retail" DX cluster.
On 4/22/2022 12:36 PM, Pete N4KW via groups.io wrote:

I have just been informed that a friend has his up and running using FireFox.  I would say that the information I received earlier was not correct.
FireFox is not the Peferred browser, but that does not mean it will not work.  Please disregard my below email., I was going with what I was told by
a ARRL Representative.
Sorry, Pete, N4KW


On 4/22/2022 11:35 AM, Pete N4KW via groups.io wrote:
If you are unable to log into the new ARRL software and are using FireFox do not try.
I  asked why I have been unable to change my user name and password and log into
your new software, I was advised that the new software does not support FireFox.

One would think the new software would at least have the capabilities of the old software.

73, Pete, N4KW


Re: ARRL Drops Fire Fox

Jim N7US
 

Same here using Chrome.

My USERID used to be my call, but it seems to be my email now.


Jim N7US
Sent from Samsung tablet


-------- Original message --------
From: "Peter Laws / N5UWY via groups.io" <plaws0@...>
Date: 4/22/22 1:12 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] ARRL Drops Fire Fox

On Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 12:30 PM Phil Cooper via groups.io
<pcooper@...> wrote:

> Until now, I had not logged out, so was using my old settings, but today, I did the decent thing, and logged out, and then back in again.
>
> I completed the log in procedure without any issues whatsoever, and all on Firefox.
>
> It all seemed to work very easily here….

I can log in with FF as my browser but changing my password seems
problematic.  When I use the credentials saved in my browser, I get in
to the ARRL.org site fine.  When I use those same credentials to try
to reset my password (by this time, you are on Personify's
infrastructure), I am told that my password is invalid.

So, sure, FF works ... just that the definition of "works" may not be
what you expect.  I'll try it in Safari later.


--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!




Re: ARRL Drops Fire Fox

Peter Laws / N5UWY
 

On Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 12:30 PM Phil Cooper via groups.io
<pcooper@...> wrote:

Until now, I had not logged out, so was using my old settings, but today, I did the decent thing, and logged out, and then back in again.

I completed the log in procedure without any issues whatsoever, and all on Firefox.

It all seemed to work very easily here….
I can log in with FF as my browser but changing my password seems
problematic. When I use the credentials saved in my browser, I get in
to the ARRL.org site fine. When I use those same credentials to try
to reset my password (by this time, you are on Personify's
infrastructure), I am told that my password is invalid.

So, sure, FF works ... just that the definition of "works" may not be
what you expect. I'll try it in Safari later.


--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!


Re: ARRL Drops Fire Fox

Phil Cooper
 

Hi all,

 

Until now, I had not logged out, so was using my old settings, but today, I did the decent thing, and logged out, and then back in again.

I completed the log in procedure without any issues whatsoever, and all on Firefox.

 

It all seemed to work very easily here….

 

73 de Phil GU0SUP

 

From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Fugleberg
Sent: 22 April 2022 17:55
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] ARRL Drops Fire Fox

 

Firefox seems to work fine on ARRL.org here. All users had to re-register on the new site, which apparently uses personifygo.com for that functionality. I used Firefox to do this.

 

Once I registered, I was able to log in and navigate the site (also using Firefox).

 

I do not store credentials in the browser, so did not get hung up with that.

73 de W0ZF 

 

 

On Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 11:37 AM BILL KENNAMER <k5fuv@...> wrote:

No problem with Firefox here.

 

 

On Friday, April 22, 2022, 11:03 AM, Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:


> I  asked why I have been unable to change my user name and password
> and log into your new software, I was advised that the new software
> does not support FireFox.
I'm able to use FireFox but it was a struggle.

1) Using Tools -> Settings -> Privacy and Security in Firefox,
    delete the saved log-in to ARRL.org
2) Go to ARRL.org and click Login
3) At the login screen, enter your e-mail as the user name
    and click "Forgot Password?"  The system will send a new,
    temporary password to your e-mail.  Use that information
    to log-in and change your password.

This generally occurs because FireFox is using stored log-in credentials
that no longer meet the minimum standards for the new "Personify" back
end for ARRL.org.  Just another example of the incompetence of ARRL's
IT department and Director of Operations for failing to properly
transition the user file and failing to properly train the support
staff to assist users who fall victim to the incompetence.

73,

    ... Joe, W4TV


On 2022-04-22 11:35 AM, Pete N4KW via groups.io wrote:
> If you are unable to log into the new ARRL software and are using
> FireFox do not try.
> I  asked why I have been unable to change my user name and password and
> log into
> your new software, I was advised that the new software does not support
> FireFox.
>
> One would think the new software would at least have the capabilities of
> the old software.
>
> 73, Pete, N4KW
>






Re: ARRL Drops Fire Fox

Dave Fugleberg
 

Firefox seems to work fine on ARRL.org here. All users had to re-register on the new site, which apparently uses personifygo.com for that functionality. I used Firefox to do this.

Once I registered, I was able to log in and navigate the site (also using Firefox).

I do not store credentials in the browser, so did not get hung up with that.
73 de W0ZF 


On Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 11:37 AM BILL KENNAMER <k5fuv@...> wrote:
No problem with Firefox here.



On Friday, April 22, 2022, 11:03 AM, Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:


> I  asked why I have been unable to change my user name and password
> and log into your new software, I was advised that the new software
> does not support FireFox.
I'm able to use FireFox but it was a struggle.

1) Using Tools -> Settings -> Privacy and Security in Firefox,
    delete the saved log-in to ARRL.org
2) Go to ARRL.org and click Login
3) At the login screen, enter your e-mail as the user name
    and click "Forgot Password?"  The system will send a new,
    temporary password to your e-mail.  Use that information
    to log-in and change your password.

This generally occurs because FireFox is using stored log-in credentials
that no longer meet the minimum standards for the new "Personify" back
end for ARRL.org.  Just another example of the incompetence of ARRL's
IT department and Director of Operations for failing to properly
transition the user file and failing to properly train the support
staff to assist users who fall victim to the incompetence.

73,

    ... Joe, W4TV


On 2022-04-22 11:35 AM, Pete N4KW via groups.io wrote:
> If you are unable to log into the new ARRL software and are using
> FireFox do not try.
> I  asked why I have been unable to change my user name and password and
> log into
> your new software, I was advised that the new software does not support
> FireFox.
>
> One would think the new software would at least have the capabilities of
> the old software.
>
> 73, Pete, N4KW
>







Re: Clusters

 

There are currently very few SSB spots except during contests.  Most DX activity has switched to FT8/FT4.  There is more CW DX activity than SSB recently.  I need a couple more countries on LOTW on SSB so I don't have to get cards reviewed and turning on SSB spots shows very little activity.  The other reason is that CW has the Reverse Beacon Network generating spots and FT8 has PSKReporter. SSB has no computer generated spots.  They all have to be created manually.  
--
Bob AF9W
DXLab user since 2011


Re: ARRL Drops Fire Fox

BILL KENNAMER
 

No problem with Firefox here.

On Friday, April 22, 2022, 11:03 AM, Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:


> I  asked why I have been unable to change my user name and password
> and log into your new software, I was advised that the new software
> does not support FireFox.
I'm able to use FireFox but it was a struggle.

1) Using Tools -> Settings -> Privacy and Security in Firefox,
    delete the saved log-in to ARRL.org
2) Go to ARRL.org and click Login
3) At the login screen, enter your e-mail as the user name
    and click "Forgot Password?"  The system will send a new,
    temporary password to your e-mail.  Use that information
    to log-in and change your password.

This generally occurs because FireFox is using stored log-in credentials
that no longer meet the minimum standards for the new "Personify" back
end for ARRL.org.  Just another example of the incompetence of ARRL's
IT department and Director of Operations for failing to properly
transition the user file and failing to properly train the support
staff to assist users who fall victim to the incompetence.

73,

    ... Joe, W4TV


On 2022-04-22 11:35 AM, Pete N4KW via groups.io wrote:
> If you are unable to log into the new ARRL software and are using
> FireFox do not try.
> I  asked why I have been unable to change my user name and password and
> log into
> your new software, I was advised that the new software does not support
> FireFox.
>
> One would think the new software would at least have the capabilities of
> the old software.
>
> 73, Pete, N4KW
>







Re: ARRL Drops Fire Fox

Pete N4KW
 

I have just been informed that a friend has his up and running using FireFox.  I would say that the information I received earlier was not correct.
FireFox is not the Peferred browser, but that does not mean it will not work.  Please disregard my below email., I was going with what I was told by
a ARRL Representative.
Sorry, Pete, N4KW


On 4/22/2022 11:35 AM, Pete N4KW via groups.io wrote:
If you are unable to log into the new ARRL software and are using FireFox do not try.
I  asked why I have been unable to change my user name and password and log into
your new software, I was advised that the new software does not support FireFox.

One would think the new software would at least have the capabilities of the old software.

73, Pete, N4KW


Re: support for rigctl

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
I was also looking for Rigctld server support in Commander today.
I use a node red FTDX101 flow that connects to rigctld server running on the windows host.
Setting wsjtx to rigctld also allows the node red setup to work properly, however I have to use fake it instead of 
rigsplit, as The sub freq is no longer set via rigctld. Setting Commander to the shared splitter comport allows the SPE to follow
main vfo but with follow alternate disabled.

+ As I've stated earlier in this thread, Commander does not support rigctld or hamlib.

         73,

                Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Clusters

David Bunte
 

Steve -

At the bottom of the SC window, see the area marked "Filter: Band and Mode and Origin". Click on the "Mode" tab, and then click the box above "SSB"... the upper left box. Close that window and you should be all set.

Dave - K9FN


On Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 11:45 AM Steven Stuckey (AC9GK) <ac9gkx@...> wrote:
How do I see ssb on the clusters? All I see is FT-8 and FT-4

Thanks and 73

--
Steven Stuckey - AC9GK - Ohio


Re: Clusters

Steven Stuckey (AC9GK)
 

Joe

ve7cc and dxspots


On Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 12:04 PM Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:

Which cluster software?  Clear your server side filtering.


73,

    ... Joe, W4TV


On 2022-04-22 11:44 AM, Steven Stuckey (AC9GK) wrote:
> How do I see ssb on the clusters? All I see is FT-8 and FT-4
>
> Thanks and 73
>







--
Steven Stuckey - AC9GK - Ohio


Re: Clusters

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Which cluster software? Clear your server side filtering.


73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2022-04-22 11:44 AM, Steven Stuckey (AC9GK) wrote:
How do I see ssb on the clusters? All I see is FT-8 and FT-4
Thanks and 73


Re: ARRL Drops Fire Fox

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

I asked why I have been unable to change my user name and password
and log into your new software, I was advised that the new software
does not support FireFox.
I'm able to use FireFox but it was a struggle.

1) Using Tools -> Settings -> Privacy and Security in Firefox,
delete the saved log-in to ARRL.org
2) Go to ARRL.org and click Login
3) At the login screen, enter your e-mail as the user name
and click "Forgot Password?" The system will send a new,
temporary password to your e-mail. Use that information
to log-in and change your password.

This generally occurs because FireFox is using stored log-in credentials
that no longer meet the minimum standards for the new "Personify" back
end for ARRL.org. Just another example of the incompetence of ARRL's
IT department and Director of Operations for failing to properly
transition the user file and failing to properly train the support
staff to assist users who fall victim to the incompetence.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2022-04-22 11:35 AM, Pete N4KW via groups.io wrote:
If you are unable to log into the new ARRL software and are using
FireFox do not try.
I  asked why I have been unable to change my user name and password and
log into
your new software, I was advised that the new software does not support
FireFox.
One would think the new software would at least have the capabilities of
the old software.
73, Pete, N4KW


Re: ARRL Drops Fire Fox

Pete Smith
 

what new ARRL software?  I agree, Firefox isn't so non-mainstream as not to be supported.  Of did you mean the new ARRL website?

73, Pete N4ZR
Check out the new Reverse Beacon Network
web server at <http://beta.reversebeacon.net>.
For spots, please use your favorite 
"retail" DX cluster.
On 4/22/2022 11:35 AM, Pete N4KW via groups.io wrote:

If you are unable to log into the new ARRL software and are using FireFox do not try.
I  asked why I have been unable to change my user name and password and log into
your new software, I was advised that the new software does not support FireFox.

One would think the new software would at least have the capabilities of the old software.

73, Pete, N4KW


Clusters

Steven Stuckey (AC9GK)
 

How do I see ssb on the clusters? All I see is FT-8 and FT-4

Thanks and 73

--
Steven Stuckey - AC9GK - Ohio


ARRL Drops Fire Fox

Pete N4KW
 

If you are unable to log into the new ARRL software and are using FireFox do not try.
I  asked why I have been unable to change my user name and password and log into
your new software, I was advised that the new software does not support FireFox.

One would think the new software would at least have the capabilities of the old software.

73, Pete, N4KW


Re: Enhancement Request

Barry Murrell ZS2EZ
 

Sorry only catching up with this thread now – have been laid up with a nasty bout of ‘flu!!! (Plus a week of Rolling Blackouts have kept the email PC switched off!!)

 

During a recent exchange with LoTW Support over some problems with TU5PCT uploads (one of which was on 60m) I was quite shocked at their response and comments regarding 60m – it appears that the ARRL are TOTALLY oblivious to developments worldwide on this band!!! 

 

These are their comments:

There are no awards or any plans to add awards to 60m for a variety of reasons.

  • The Amateur Radio Service is a secondary user on this band.  TRUE
  • Most 60m allocations were permitted to fill the void between 7 and 3.5 MHz to provide communications during emergencies and to enable government agencies communicate directly with operators from the Amateur Radio Service.  This was demonstrated most recently during the response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.    NOT REALLY APPLICABLE OUTSIDE THE AMERICAS
  • Many countries are still trying to get a 5 MHz allocation.  Competitive activity would only hurt their chances to be granted access to 60m.  MOST COUNTRIES HAVE 5MHZ ALLOCATION ALREADY
  • Allocation on 5 MHz is channelized.  COMPLETELY FALSE OUTSIDE THE USA – ZS FOR EXAMPLE HAS 5350-5450 CONTIGUOUS.
  • Some countries are only permitted domestic communications on this band. NOT THE CASE IN THE VAST MAJORITY OF ENTITIES

And finally, there are not even 100 countries with a 60m allocation so earning DXCC is impossible. ABSOLUTE RUBBISH – I PERSONALLY HAVE 107 CONFIRMED VIA LoTW (119 WORKED), MANY OPS HAVE UPWARD OF 150 CONFIRMED. OZ1ABE reports 233 WORKED.

 

Really, 60m is a great band – especially via FT8. The ARRL however seem to have their own agenda regarding this band, and choose to keep their heads buried firmly in the sand. This is quite sad, but it is their prerogative. Dave has stated several times that until the ARRL change their stance 60m will not be supported within the Award Tracking of DXKeeper – he has however provided the tools to follow our activity via scripts.

Incidentally there are 60m Awards available via https://60metersonline.com …. As this is a very rudimentary website, don’t ever expect Dave to support these awards!!  (NOTE : despite my interest in 60m, I WHOLLY appreciate and support Dave’s stance this band!!!)

 

So, if you are into DXing for fun (not for DXCC / WAS etc) 60m is great – but if Awards are your sole interest this band is not for you!

 

 

73 de BARRY MURRELL ZS2EZ

KF26ta - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

EPC#0558 DMC#1690  30MDG#4081

DXCC HONOR ROLL (332/340)

website : www.zs2ez.co.za

 

 

From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of dl8le
Sent: Sunday, 17 April 2022 21:06
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Enhancement Request

 

Last comment marked with ** before closing this topic from my side:

Quite simply, the ARRL Board of Directors with input from legal counsel
and regulatory affairs department long ago decided that, given the
regulatory restrictions, 60m is not suitable for DXing (or any other
"competitive" activity.

** I strongly believe that this decision was made - long time ago, as you say - without considering or even knowing the rapid development of FTx. DXing, however, defined in Wikipedia (English version) as "DXing is the hobby of receiving and identifying distant radio or television signals, or making two-way radio contact with distant stations in amateur radio" is both possible and suitable. If not allowed I wonder how so many call signs from the US can be worked at night on 60 m in FT8. Are they all operating illegally? And: why is there a bandplan explicitly allowing digi-modes there? Hard for me to believe that all this is not following given rules and regulations. But I might be wrong. "not suitable" in the common sense that it is extremely difficult or even impossible to work DX-stations is not correct when looking at the number of stations active in FT8 on 60 m at night. During some antenna tests I have worked more than 50 DXCC's within two nights with low power (10 W, antenna was non resonant dipole about 30 m above ground)

Given the strict interpretation of the rules ... operation on the center
of the channel, one user at a time, etc., 60m is not suitable for DXing.
I consider the multi-user digital operation for US licensees to be
questionable at best under the current regulations and, like Gil, do
not find that band to be worth the effort.

** Based on my personal experience 60m is worth the effort, might be in FT8 only. Just give it a try. I was extremely surprised to find so many stations very active on 60 m. This might change with improving band conditions. If somebody doesn't like FTx, however, the way it could be seen would be different most probably.

Please understand that my comments are based on my personal knowledge as simple radio amateur, not as legal counsel and not knowing the detailed rules and regulations in the US. So if one of my statements is legally not ok I already apologize for it, but I did not want that as result of a side discussion starting at RTTY vs other Digi-Modes a nice band like 60 m became rated so poorly. If Dave would not like to accept the enhancement request to implement user defined columns or even lines for some other reasons it would be ok for me, discussion will be stopped from my side anyway.

73

Juergen, DL8LE


Re: support for rigctl

Adrian Fewster <vk4tux@...>
 

I was also looking for Rigctld server support in Commander today.
I use a node red FTDX101 flow that connects to rigctld server running on the windows host.
Setting wsjtx to rigctld also allows the node red setup to work properly, however I have to use fake it instead of 
rigsplit, as The sub freq is no longer set via rigctld. Setting Commander to the shared splitter comport allows the SPE to follow
main vfo but with follow alternate disabled.

73

vk4tux

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