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Re: Spotcollector Layout and Connect

John Huffman
 

Dave -

While looking for the ERRORLOG.TXT file I got sidetracked and compared my files in the Spotcollector Databases folder to a recent backup.  The backup had several more files so I overwrote the files in the Databases folder with the 'known good' files from the backup.  I restarted Spotcollector and everything works.

The most notable omission from the folder was SPOTS.LDB and I assume that is where the layout resided.

73, John K1ESE

On Sat, Aug 6, 2022 at 10:54 AM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
Is there an errrorlog.txt file in your SpotCollector folder?

If so, please attach it to an email message, and send the message to me via

aa6yq@... 

    73,

             Dave, AA6YQ 


Re: WSJT-X Time Sync - Updated NTP Setup Instructional Guide (August 2022), by David Taylor.

Peter Laws / N5UWY
 

On Sat, Aug 6, 2022 at 10:22 AM Mark Murray via groups.io
<markmu.Boeing747@...> wrote:

The often used NTP Setup Instructional Guide has just recently been updated by Mr. David Taylor.
Found at the below SatSignal website.

https://www.satsignal.eu/ntp/setup.html
Yes, yes, yes. GM8ARV's guide is the best. For goodness' sake, don't
pay for a time sync program when NTP (W3HCF's DARPA project) is free.
Windows' built-in time client got better from XP -> Vista -> 7 -> 10
but it's not as good as NTP - just follow the directions and never
worry about your time again.


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


Re: Farthest contact made

Dave AA6YQ
 

* more AA6YQ comments below

Yes, please, Dave

+ If some or all of your logged QSOs do not specify a DISTANCE item, DXKeeper can compute them for you en masse; if you'd like to do this, let me know and I'll show you how.

* See

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

* Be sure to backup your log before using the "Modify QSOs" panel.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


WSJT-X Time Sync - Updated NTP Setup Instructional Guide (August 2022), by David Taylor.

Mark MM
 

The often used NTP Setup Instructional Guide has just recently been updated by Mr. David Taylor. 
Found at the below SatSignal website.  

https://www.satsignal.eu/ntp/setup.html
--

73 de Mark ..w2or..


Re: Farthest contact made

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
Ok…I checked the Details box to make the Details panel visible and looks like DIST is blank even though logs have grid squares and lat/long info.

+ Does the QSO in question specify an "Antenna Path" item?

+ Does the QSO specify a "my QTHID" that in turn specifies that latitude and longitude from which you made the QSO?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Spotcollector Layout and Connect

Dave AA6YQ
 

Is there an errrorlog.txt file in your SpotCollector folder?

If so, please attach it to an email message, and send the message to me via

aa6yq@... 

    73,

             Dave, AA6YQ 


Re: Lotw failure to update status of LotW QSOs when DXKeeper claims one QSO is "Already Uploaded"

ART W2NRA
 

Thank you, Joe, it sounds good.  I found where the Gateway can be downloaded.  I’ll look into it. 

73, Art W2NRA
CWOPS OPS #1955

On Aug 6, 2022, at 9:39 AM, dxradio33 <k8fc@...> wrote:



Art, as a side note, if you are using N1MM+ to log the CWT you can also use N1MM DXKeeper Gateway to automatically log each CWT QSO as you work them.  I use this feature all the time and it eliminates me having to export the CWT file to ADIF and the subsequent import of said file into DXKeeper.

 

73’s

 

Joe, K8FC

 

From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of ART W2NRA via groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2022 22:09
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Lotw failure to update status of LotW QSOs when DXKeeper claims one QSO is "Already Uploaded"

 

Hi Dave,

 

I had 157 dupes.  I take the CWOPS CWT contest QSOs, convert them to ADIF files, add the data in the right field to import to the DXKeeper adif file.  From there it’s easy to add data from the contest program and upload that data to DXKeeper.  I must have created one contest twice by mistake.  That’s a first in 5 years.  I also verify the total QSOs every week or two.  And since DXKeeper QSOs matched the number CWOPS QSOs I though everything was fine.

 

I’m curious, why doesn’t DXKeeper stop the duplicate QSOs when imported? 

 

There’s nothing difficult about the DXKeeper wiki.  It’s just so much to look thru, so I wind up reading sections over and over, loosing my place, going back, forgetting what I read and where I read it.  It’s me, not you.

73, Art W2NRA

CWOPS #1955



On Aug 5, 2022, at 7:33 PM, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

That worked great! All 74,492 QSOs since 1979 are still there and so are my 36,916 CWOPS QSOs.

+ Good! How many duplicates were removed?

FTR I get lost in the DXLab wiki. I have to keep reading it over and over. 

+ If you come across a section that you find difficult to understand, please point it out so that I can improve it.

     73,

            Dave, AA6YQ

 


Re: Lotw failure to update status of LotW QSOs when DXKeeper claims one QSO is "Already Uploaded"

dxradio33
 

Art, as a side note, if you are using N1MM+ to log the CWT you can also use N1MM DXKeeper Gateway to automatically log each CWT QSO as you work them.  I use this feature all the time and it eliminates me having to export the CWT file to ADIF and the subsequent import of said file into DXKeeper.

 

73’s

 

Joe, K8FC

 

From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of ART W2NRA via groups.io
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2022 22:09
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Lotw failure to update status of LotW QSOs when DXKeeper claims one QSO is "Already Uploaded"

 

Hi Dave,

 

I had 157 dupes.  I take the CWOPS CWT contest QSOs, convert them to ADIF files, add the data in the right field to import to the DXKeeper adif file.  From there it’s easy to add data from the contest program and upload that data to DXKeeper.  I must have created one contest twice by mistake.  That’s a first in 5 years.  I also verify the total QSOs every week or two.  And since DXKeeper QSOs matched the number CWOPS QSOs I though everything was fine.

 

I’m curious, why doesn’t DXKeeper stop the duplicate QSOs when imported? 

 

There’s nothing difficult about the DXKeeper wiki.  It’s just so much to look thru, so I wind up reading sections over and over, loosing my place, going back, forgetting what I read and where I read it.  It’s me, not you.

73, Art W2NRA

CWOPS #1955



On Aug 5, 2022, at 7:33 PM, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

That worked great! All 74,492 QSOs since 1979 are still there and so are my 36,916 CWOPS QSOs.

+ Good! How many duplicates were removed?

FTR I get lost in the DXLab wiki. I have to keep reading it over and over. 

+ If you come across a section that you find difficult to understand, please point it out so that I can improve it.

     73,

            Dave, AA6YQ

 


Re: Farthest contact made

Paul Gerardi
 

Ok…I checked the Details box to make the Details panel visible and looks like DIST is blank even though logs have grid squares and lat/long info.

What am I doing wrong?

Does it need to recalculate or something else to check?

Thanks

Paul

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Friday, August 5, 2022 10:15 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Farthest contact made

 

+ AA6YQ comments below

 

Thanks for adding me to the group.

 

+ Welcome to DXLab, Paul!

 

Is there way to get a quick snapshot or indication of the farthest contact made?

 

+ If each of your logged QSOs has its DISTANCE item populated, then

 

1. on the Configuration window's Log tab, check the "Log Panels" panel's Details box; this will make the Details panel visible on the Main window's "Log QSOs" tab so that you can see the currently-selected QSO's distance

 

2. on the Main window's "Log QSOs" tab, click the "Adv" button above the Log Page Display; the "Advanced Sorts, Filters, and Modifiers" window will appear

 

3. in the "Advanced Sorts, Filters, and Modifiers" window's "User-defined Sorts" panel, type

 

DISTANCE desc

 

into the wide textbox with a 1 to its left, and then click the Select button to its right; you now have a "user-defined sort" in descending order of DISTANCE

 

4 in the Sort panel at the lower-left corner of the Main window's "Log QSOs" tab, click the User button to select your "user-defined sort"

 

+ The top-most entry in the Log Page Display has the longest distance, which is displayed in the Details panel above Log Page Display.

 

+ If you add a DISTANCE column to the Log Page Display, you'll be able to see the DISTANCE items of each QSO in the Log Page Display; see

 

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

 

+ To restore the Log Page Display's sort order to "chronological", click the Sort panel's UTC button.

 

+ If some or all of your logged QSOs do not specify a DISTANCE item, DXKeeper can compute them for you en masse; if you'd like to do this, let me know and I'll show you how.

 

        73,

 

             Dave, AA6YQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Spotcollector Layout and Connect

John Huffman
 

This morning Spotcollecter came up with a layout of just two rows or boxes with just two in each row.  It connects to my spot source but the blue 'Autoscroll' label with the line through it just keeps flashing.

I tried -
Loading Spotcollector settings from my Workspace.
Restarting Spotcollector several times with or without other DXLab apps running.
Trying a prior version of Spotcollector.
Rebooting the computer.

Nothing worked.

73,
K1ESE John


Re: Farthest contact made

Carlo - IK2RPE
 

Yes, please, Dave

+ If some or all of your logged QSOs do not specify a DISTANCE item, DXKeeper can compute them for you en masse; if you'd like to do this, let me know and I'll show you how.

Carlo  IK2RPE
 











Re: Farthest contact made

Earl Needham
 

I HAD missed Step 11, but got the rest of it done by researching the WIKI.  Thanks again!

Earl



On Fri, Aug 5, 2022 at 8:52 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

Having only ever had wire antennas, I never put in a direction that my antenna was pointed -- short path, long path, etc.

+ You can use the "Modify QSOs" panel to set ANT_PATH to S in all of your logged QSOs:

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

+ Don't skip step 1!

+ On the Configuration window's Defaults tab, set the "antenna path" to S so that all future logged QSOs will specify short path by default. If you make a QSO via the long path, you can change its antenna path accordingly.

         73,

                  Dave, AA6YQ







Re: Farthest contact made

Dave AA6YQ
 

# More AA6YQ comments below

+ AA6YQ comments below
<snip>

I guess one day I'll get all these functions working.

+ The functions all work now, but they require your logged QSOs to contain the necessary data. DXKeeper provides the tools needed to get your logged QSOs into good shape, but doing so will require careful effort; the results are quite rewarding!

You're right, Dave. I apologize, my choice of words was unfortunate and reflected badly on your product. As usual, it's great, I just don't always know how to use it.

# No apology necessary, I just don't want anyone here reaching erroneous conclusions about functions not working.

# DXLab applications provide some relatively unique functionality; reviewing the reference documentation and the task-oriented documentation for this functionality takes time, as discussed here:

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

# All questions are welcome here, no matter how many times they've already been asked and answered, or how obvious the answers might be in the documentation.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Farthest contact made

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Having only ever had wire antennas, I never put in a direction that my antenna was pointed -- short path, long path, etc.

+ You can use the "Modify QSOs" panel to set ANT_PATH to S in all of your logged QSOs:

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

+ Don't skip step 1!

+ On the Configuration window's Defaults tab, set the "antenna path" to S so that all future logged QSOs will specify short path by default. If you make a QSO via the long path, you can change its antenna path accordingly.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Farthest contact made

Earl Needham
 

On Fri, Aug 5, 2022 at 8:37 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below
<snip>
 I guess one day I'll get all these functions working.

+ The functions all work now, but they require your logged QSOs to contain the necessary data. DXKeeper provides the tools needed to get your logged QSOs into good shape, but doing so will require careful effort; the results are quite rewarding!
 
You're right, Dave.  I apologize, my choice of words was unfortunate and reflected badly on your product.  As usual, it's great, I just don't always know how to use it.

Earl


Re: Farthest contact made

Earl Needham
 

Already found it, thanks Robie!

Having only ever had wire antennas, I never put in a direction that my antenna was pointed -- short path, long path, etc.

Earl



On Fri, Aug 5, 2022 at 8:24 PM Robie - AJ4F <ruler55@...> wrote:
Earl,

This info may help you understand why the entries are blank.


It also provides info on how to update those that are blank.

Robie AJ4F

On Fri, Aug 5, 2022 at 9:11 PM Earl Needham <earl.kd5xb@...> wrote:
On Fri, Aug 5, 2022 at 8:04 PM Robie - AJ4F <ruler55@...> wrote:
<snip>
DXKeeper's Details QSO Details contains a field  - dist.  My units are in Miles.  If your QSO partner supplied a Gridsquare the distance between your station location (gridsquare center) and his will appear there when you log a QSO.

Mine are absolutely all blank.

I guess one day I'll get all these functions working.

Earl
KD5XB


Re: Farthest contact made

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

DXKeeper's Details QSO Details contains a field - dist. My units are in Miles. If your QSO partner supplied a Gridsquare the distance between your station location (gridsquare center) and his will appear there when you log a QSO.

Mine are absolutely all blank.

+ When importing a QSO from an ADIF for tab-delimited file, DXKeeper will compute and populate the QSO's distance item if the QSO specifies

a. your QSO partner's location (GRIDSQUARE)

b. whether your antenna was pointing to the short path or long path (ANT_PATH)

c. your location, in the form of a MYQTHID that specifies a myQTH which in turn specifies a grid square or latitude and longitude

+ When you log a new QSO, DXKeeper will compute and populate the distance if the same 3 prerequisites above are satisfied.

+ If you haven't been recording an ANT_PATH and MYQTHID with each new QSO you log, then these new QSOs will not have their DISTANCE computed and populated.

+ See

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

+ DXKeeper's "Modify QSOs in Log Page Display" panel can populate an item of every QSO in the Log Page Display. This can be used to set each QSO's ANT_PATH to S (for "short path") and to specify a MYQTHID for each QSO; if you've operated from different locations at different times, you must first filter the Log Page Display by data range and then use the "Modify QSOs" panel to specify the MYQTHID for each QSO in that date range. Be sure to backup your log before using the "Modify QSOs" panel: Configuration window, Log tab, Backup button.

+ If you're using DXView to control a rotatable antenna, new QSOs will automatically record the correct ANT_PATH; if not, specify a default "Antenna Path" on the Configuration window's Defaults tab.

+ You can specify a default "myQTH ID" for each new QSO in the "Log Settings" panel on the Configuration window's Log tab.


I guess one day I'll get all these functions working.

+ The functions all work now, but they require your logged QSOs to contain the necessary data. DXKeeper provides the tools needed to get your logged QSOs into good shape, but doing so will require careful effort; the results are quite rewarding!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Farthest contact made

Robie - AJ4F
 

Earl,

This info may help you understand why the entries are blank.


It also provides info on how to update those that are blank.

Robie AJ4F

On Fri, Aug 5, 2022 at 9:11 PM Earl Needham <earl.kd5xb@...> wrote:
On Fri, Aug 5, 2022 at 8:04 PM Robie - AJ4F <ruler55@...> wrote:
<snip>
DXKeeper's Details QSO Details contains a field  - dist.  My units are in Miles.  If your QSO partner supplied a Gridsquare the distance between your station location (gridsquare center) and his will appear there when you log a QSO.

Mine are absolutely all blank.

I guess one day I'll get all these functions working.

Earl
KD5XB


Re: Lotw failure to update status of LotW QSOs when DXKeeper claims one QSO is "Already Uploaded"

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I had 157 dupes. I take the CWOPS CWT contest QSOs, convert them to ADIF files, add the data in the right field to import to the DXKeeper adif file. From there it’s easy to add data from the contest program and upload that data to DXKeeper. I must have created one contest twice by mistake. That’s a first in 5 years. I also verify the total QSOs every week or two. And since DXKeeper QSOs matched the number CWOPS QSOs I though everything was fine.

I’m curious, why doesn’t DXKeeper stop the duplicate QSOs when imported?

+ DXKeeper will do so if you enable "Check duplicates on import" in the "Duplicate checking" panel on the Main window's "Import QSOs" tab. This is an option because duplicate checking greatly reduces the rate at which QSOs are imported, because each imported QSO must be checked against every QSO in your log. Duplicate checking should only be enabled if there's a possibility that the ADIF or tab-delimited file you are directing DXKeeper to import may contain QSOs already present in your log; most of the time, this is unnecessary.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Farthest contact made

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thanks for adding me to the group.

+ Welcome to DXLab, Paul!

Is there way to get a quick snapshot or indication of the farthest contact made?

+ If each of your logged QSOs has its DISTANCE item populated, then

1. on the Configuration window's Log tab, check the "Log Panels" panel's Details box; this will make the Details panel visible on the Main window's "Log QSOs" tab so that you can see the currently-selected QSO's distance

2. on the Main window's "Log QSOs" tab, click the "Adv" button above the Log Page Display; the "Advanced Sorts, Filters, and Modifiers" window will appear

3. in the "Advanced Sorts, Filters, and Modifiers" window's "User-defined Sorts" panel, type

DISTANCE desc

into the wide textbox with a 1 to its left, and then click the Select button to its right; you now have a "user-defined sort" in descending order of DISTANCE

4 in the Sort panel at the lower-left corner of the Main window's "Log QSOs" tab, click the User button to select your "user-defined sort"

+ The top-most entry in the Log Page Display has the longest distance, which is displayed in the Details panel above Log Page Display.

+ If you add a DISTANCE column to the Log Page Display, you'll be able to see the DISTANCE items of each QSO in the Log Page Display; see

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

+ To restore the Log Page Display's sort order to "chronological", click the Sort panel's UTC button.

+ If some or all of your logged QSOs do not specify a DISTANCE item, DXKeeper can compute them for you en masse; if you'd like to do this, let me know and I'll show you how.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

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