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Install problems - old system files

chuck allen
 

Hello folks.

I tried to install DX-LAB on my older pc that uses Windows XP Home. During the install I get an error message stating the 'system files are too old' and prompting me if I want the program to update them so the install will work. I click YES and that appears to occur and then I'm asked to reboot the PC. So I reboot and try to install DX-LAB again and the same thing happens (again and again and etc.

So is there a solution to this - what am I missing?

thanks for any help.
chuck
AF4XK


Configure date on QSL cards and QRZ lookup

mattmont04 <mattmont@...>
 

Can I configure a date to print in a particular format on the QSL cards that DXKeeper prints? For example, when I preview the cards I want to print, the date appears as: "dd-mm-yy." Is there a way to configure the date to print "dd-mm-yyyy" or "dd-mmm-yyyy"?

Also, I am having issues using the QRZ online lookup. When I put my callsign and password in the callbook tab and performed a search, I received an error message: "Callbook error: a subscription is required to access the complete record." I know I can access callsign information without being signed in to QRZ; can I still look up callsigns in the same way in DXKeeper?

Thank you,
Matthew


Re: remote connection sound issue

Richard B Drake
 

Yes, but I use Skype to do it. Remote desktop will not convey sound from an external device (microphone/radio) to a local computer. I suspect it's more of a patent/copyright issue than a technical one. But, in any case Skype is free for computer to computer communications and works well.

73, Rich - W3ZJ

Bob AD5VJ wrote:

I am setting up a remote connection to my main computer from my notebook.

I can play sound from the remote computer when using windows media player,
so I know the sound is working over the remote connection. But when I go
into dxlabs and select rtty or psk it tells me that it cannot open the
soundcard. I went into the settings to look for a RDP soundcard option but
don't see one.

Has anyone been able to successfully remote to WW with sound?
Everything else works great remotely.

73,
Bob AD5VJ



Handling Multiple Station Callsigns and Locations with LotW

Dave AA6YQ
 

A new "Getting Started with DXLab" article covering this topic can be found in

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/LotWMultipleCallsignsLocations>

Critique would be appreciated...

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


remote connection sound issue

Bob AD5VJ
 

I am setting up a remote connection to my main computer from my notebook.

I can play sound from the remote computer when using windows media player,
so I know the sound is working over the remote connection. But when I go
into dxlabs and select rtty or psk it tells me that it cannot open the
soundcard. I went into the settings to look for a RDP soundcard option but
don't see one.

Has anyone been able to successfully remote to WW with sound?
Everything else works great remotely.

73,
Bob AD5VJ


QUERY re: QSL CONFIG/LoTW

Victor Culver
 

Good afternoon, all. Here's one of those tricky questions, the answer to which, I suspect, depends on your overall orientation to the world in general and to your fellow man in particular.

Is it better to 'tick' the radio button under Handling of "LoTW QSL Detail Inconsistencies" across from "Overwrite log data with LoTW data" or the one across from "Preserve Log Data, Ignore LoTW Data?" The option to Display a Dialog box and let the Operator Choose" doesn't seem to make a lot of sense here, as the 'Operator' most likely wouldn't know which data is 'better' any more than the program itself does.

Objective: most accurate locations for WAS type awards. I'm assuming this doesn't really matter all that much until I start running out of DX entities (sooner than I like to think!) and starting to collect WAJA, DOK, WAB, WAE, and CANADA awards.

I am presently using the 'Preserve the Log Data' option -- as in contests, etc. I assume the operator knows where he is at the time --
although this is perhaps an optimistic assessment of the situation. I tend to suspect that LoTW data, once entered into whatever program, doesn't get changed all that much -- probably never for portable/short-term operations.

I could be wrong.

What is the generally accepted practice for this aspect of program configuration, Please? Thanks, es Happy Tuesday. Vic, W4VIC


Re - Sahara Dust off topic

Anthony W. DePrato
 

At 08:33 AM 4/5/2010, you wrote:

Hello Mike,



Thanks for your quick reply.

I tend to agree with you as far as the direction of the winds, I did
notice that the winds were traveling West to East and therefore
could not have brought this dust from Africa. However, the amount of
this yellow dust every where on my property makes it seem
inconceivable that it could be pollen. I have just moved to NC
within the past year so this is a new experience for me. You may
very well be correct in your observation. I will research this
further on the internet. If you should come across any other info on
this, please email me. Here I have included a photo. Thanks.

we have had to deal with this for the past 25 yrs now. the yellow
dust you see if pine pollen out ouf the southeastern states.
73 Tony



QBE ZUT DE WA4JQS

ANTHONY W. (Tony) DePrato WA4JQS EXTRA - HEAVY
Since 1962
CQ DX HALL OF FAME # 35
DXCC HONOR ROLL - 346
A1-OP FISTS # 10573 SKCC #1227 F.O.P. LODGE 68
DXCC PHONE- DXCC CW- DXCC RTTY- DXCC MIXED-5BDXCC
DXCC 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 METERS
WAC SSB, WAC CW, WAC RTTY, WAC SAT, 6 BAND WAC
WAS AM, WAS PHONE, WAS CW, WAS RTTY, WAS 80-10,WAS 160 ,WAS 6 METERS
South Sandwich Island Dxpedition Group
CALLS HELD:
WA4JQS/ZS1, WA4JQS/KC4, WA4JQS/4K1
ZD8JQS, V31SS, VP8BZL, VP8SSI, 3Y0PI


DXKeeper 8.5.8 is availabl

Dave AA6YQ
 

This release

- with "QSL Via" set to eQSL.cc, updates the "eQSL.cc operation" panel's "QTH Nickname" to reflect changes made to the nickname via the "QSL Config" window's eQSL tab (tnx to Rich W3ZJ)

- improves the error message that reports a field that is too long when adding an entry to the QSL Queue by including the QSO's callsign and start date and time (tnx to Dave G4MUL)

- when updating real-time award tracking for a QSO whose QSO Begin date and time are invalid, marks the QSO as broken rather than generating an errorlog.txt file entry

- when performing a DXCC database lookup while importing a QSO, fills in the imported QSO's primary administrative subdivision if it's not specified in the imported QSO but can be unambiguously determined from the imported callsign (tnx to Rich VE3KI)

- updates the DefaultModes.txt file that specifies what modes "count" towards ARRL and CQ awards (tnx to Barry ZS2EZ)

**** GTOR, JT44, FSK441,ROS, WINMOR, and WSPR count towards the DXCC_RTTY and WAZ_Digital awards

**** SSTV counts toward the DXCC_Phone award

**** any mode that that counts towards the WAZ_RTTY or WAZ_Digital awards also counts towards the WPX_Digital award

- responds to the mouse cursor appearing in the Freq RX item on the Capture window or on the Main window's "Log QSOs" tab by selecting the contents of the Freq RX item

- enables Contest-mode to be enabled or disabled from the Capture window (tnx to Joe W4TV)

- updates the CaptureItems,htm, Configuration.htm, Contesting.htm, Import.htm, LogNewCapture.htm, and QSLConfiguration.htm documentation files.

A special thanks to Barry ZS2EZ for interviewing ARRL DXCC desk personnel and several CQ Award Managers to provide the information used to update the DefaultModes.txt file.

Note: if you have created a personalized Modes.txt file in DXKeeper's Databases folder, updating it to reflect the above changes made to DefaultModes.txt is your responsibility


DXKeeper 8.5.8 is available via the DXLab Launcher and via

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/download.htm>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Database Enable

Steve K <k4ql@...>
 

Thanks Dave! That took care of it.

73,

Steve


Re: LoTW user list 02/04/2010

Dave AA6YQ
 

Updated eQSL AG and LotW databases are available via the Databases tab of
DXView's Config window.

Thanks, Renzo.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
I6KZR
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 5:25 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] LoTW user list 02/04/2010


Hi Dave,

I have just uploaded an updated LoTW user list database, now it is at:


32,931 calls in 333 current countries - updated on 02-APR-2010

73,

Renzo, I6KZR

P.S.:Please note this is not an official list, as the ARRL never
considered releasing such a list as useful. This is a compilation of
information from many sources, including the DX-Cluster, DX bulletins,
WEB sites and files received from other LoTW users. If you would like to
help making this list even bigger, then your list of callsigns you got
LoTW credits from is very welcome, see the "How to help" at
http://www.hb9bza.net/lotw/index.html
TNX

MITTO TIBI NAVEM PRORA PUPPIQUE CARENTEM



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Re: DXkeeper Record Number

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
g7tmu
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 3:42 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] DXkeeper Record Number


I have just tried loading DXKeeper on my new Sony laptop which runs Windows7
'64 bit version'. All works fine, as far as I can see, except there is no
'qso record number' displayed betweeen the video type buttons, as there is
on DXKeeper running on my old XP pc. The correct number of qso's is shown in
the program heading ok. The video type buttons work ok taking me through the
qso records, just no qso number displayed.

Is there any simple way of fixing this please? Apologies if there is a very
simple explanation which I have not seen.

No one else running 64-bit Windows 7 has reported this, so I suspect it's
the result of something unique to your PC or setup. Please make a screen
shot of DXKeeper Main window and send it to me at aa6yq@ambersoft - perhaps
I'll see a clue that helps explain what's going on.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: TQSL Station Locations missing

wb2nvr <wb2nvr@...>
 

Hi Dave -

Thanks for the reply.

My problem was that I was never asked to update the station_data file in C:&#92;Documents and Settings, so I didn't know to do it. Once I copied the file from the old computer, everything is where it should be.

Thanks for the help! And thanks to everyone who had some suggestions, too. This is really a great reflector!!

73 ES GUD DX,

Bob WB2NVR

--- In dxlab@..., "Dave AA6YQ" <aa6yq@...> wrote:

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
wb2nvr
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 4:24 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] TQSL Station Locations missing


Hi Dave -

I just installed DXKeeper on a new computer, and it's not seeing my station
locations.

What version of Windows is your new PC running?
In the DXKeeper QSL Configuration tab, I entered the TQSL.exe pathname. I
don't remember how to browse to the location where my certificates are
stored. They're in a sub folder to the location of the TQSL path.

I'd really appreciate it if you would point me in the right direction.

DXKeeper asks Windows for pathname to the registry section where
application data is stored. On my XP system, this is

C:&#92;Documents and Settings&#92;Dave&#92;Application Data

(I am logged into Windows as "Dave"_

DXKeeper then extends this registry pathname to locate the station_data
created by TQSL:

C:&#92;Documents and Settings&#92;Dave&#92;Application Data&#92;TrustedQSL&#92;station_data

If you haven't yet run TQSL to create your station locations, or if you
didn't relocate your station locations from your previous PC to you new PC,
then DXKeeper won's see your station locations.

To move your stations locations from your old PC to your new PC, see
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/LotWMoveStationLocations>

If believe that your station locations should be present on your new PC
but DXKeeper isn't displaying them, please let me know.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: LoTW user list 02/04/2010

I6KZR <i6kzr@...>
 

Hi Rick
Many thanks for the infos but it's very important to know that I create
only the database for DXView from the list edited by Robert HB9BZA.
Robert warns that this list is extremely valuable an as some operators
help him to add calls in te list on the contrary those who wish to
remove their calls are welcome:
see the "How to help" at
http://www.hb9bza.net/lotw/index.html

The problem exists because ARRL do not publish the LoTW members list.

73,

Renzo, I6KZR

Il 05/04/2010 23.37, Rick ha scritto:
Renzo:

I have a question for you, please. This list is extremely valuable.
However, there are quite a number of operators whose calls are on the list
who tell me that they DID use LOTW a LONG time ago but do not now and do not
intend to do so in the future. Is there a procedure for "freshening" the
list -- for removing calls which have not been active for some period of
time? Or, once a callsign is on the list does it remain forever?

73!

Rick
K8GI


-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...] On Behalf Of
I6KZR
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 17:25
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] LoTW user list 02/04/2010

Hi Dave,

I have just uploaded an updated LoTW user list database, now it is at:


32,931 calls in 333 current countries - updated on 02-APR-2010

73,

Renzo, I6KZR

P.S.:Please note this is not an official list, as the ARRL never
considered releasing such a list as useful. This is a compilation of
information from many sources, including the DX-Cluster, DX bulletins,
WEB sites and files received from other LoTW users. If you would like
to
help making this list even bigger, then your list of callsigns you got
LoTW credits from is very welcome, see the "How to help" at
http://www.hb9bza.net/lotw/index.html
TNX

MITTO TIBI NAVEM PRORA PUPPIQUE CARENTEM



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Re: TQSL Station Locations missing

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
wb2nvr
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 4:24 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] TQSL Station Locations missing


Hi Dave -

I just installed DXKeeper on a new computer, and it's not seeing my station
locations.

What version of Windows is your new PC running?
In the DXKeeper QSL Configuration tab, I entered the TQSL.exe pathname. I
don't remember how to browse to the location where my certificates are
stored. They're in a sub folder to the location of the TQSL path.

I'd really appreciate it if you would point me in the right direction.

DXKeeper asks Windows for pathname to the registry section where
application data is stored. On my XP system, this is

C:&#92;Documents and Settings&#92;Dave&#92;Application Data

(I am logged into Windows as "Dave"_

DXKeeper then extends this registry pathname to locate the station_data
created by TQSL:

C:&#92;Documents and Settings&#92;Dave&#92;Application Data&#92;TrustedQSL&#92;station_data

If you haven't yet run TQSL to create your station locations, or if you
didn't relocate your station locations from your previous PC to you new PC,
then DXKeeper won's see your station locations.

To move your stations locations from your old PC to your new PC, see
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/LotWMoveStationLocations>

If believe that your station locations should be present on your new PC
but DXKeeper isn't displaying them, please let me know.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Another Newbie Azimuth Question

David Westbrook
 

yes, that works (hold shift when you hit "spot" button in WW) ... That
technique is also useful to see the "Tags" column in SC for special
callsigns (e.g. club memberships).

--david


On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 5:58 PM, G4MUL <g4mul.hfdx@...> wrote:



Bob,
I send the spot to "LOCAL", that way (I believe) it only comes back to you.


---- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Carroll" <w2wg@... <w2wg%40comcast.net>>
To: <dxlab@... <dxlab%40yahoogroups.com>>
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2010 8:00 PM
Subject: [dxlab] Another Newbie Azimuth Question

Thanks very much for the help on getting the azimuth column in the spots
display working. I have a related question. Suppose I am tuning the bands
and hear a station I want to work, a station that has not been spotted. I
could spot the station and see the bearing in the spot display, but
usually
I would want to work him first. What is the best way within DXLab to get
the bearing to that station?

73

Bob W2WG







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Re: TQSL Station Locations missing

wb2nvr <wb2nvr@...>
 

Thanks, Jim.

That's where I'm looking. The drop down window for Station Locations is blank, even after I click on update.

Bob WB2NVR

--- In dxlab@..., "Jim Besancon" <k8sia@...> wrote:

Bob



Look under DXK/QSL/QSL Config/LoTW.



This is where the password, path and QTH are set up.



73 - Jim - K8SIA



From: wb2nvr [mailto:wb2nvr@...]
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 5:02 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Re: TQSL Station Locations missing





Hi Rich -

Thanks! Yes, I see my certificates in TQSL. I don't see them in the DXKeeper
QSL configuration page, in the TQSL section. There is a drop down window for
station locations - mine is blank. Clicking Update has no effect. TQSL is
installed, and all the certificates are valid.

73,
Bob WB2NVR

--- In dxlab@... <mailto:dxlab%40yahoogroups.com> , Rich - W3ZJ
<rich@> wrote:

You can see and edit your station locations by running TQSL.exe.

73, Rich - W3ZJ

wb2nvr wrote:
Hi Dave -

I just installed DXKeeper on a new computer, and it's not seeing my
station locations. In the DXKeeper QSL Configuration tab, I entered the
TQSL.exe pathname. I don't remember how to browse to the location where my
certificates are stored. They're in a sub folder to the location of the TQSL
path.

I'd really appreciate it if you would point me in the right direction.

TNX ES 73,

Bob WB2NVR








Re: TQSL Station Locations missing

James Besancon
 

Bob



Look under DXK/QSL/QSL Config/LoTW.



This is where the password, path and QTH are set up.



73 - Jim - K8SIA



From: wb2nvr [mailto:wb2nvr@...]
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 5:02 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Re: TQSL Station Locations missing





Hi Rich -

Thanks! Yes, I see my certificates in TQSL. I don't see them in the DXKeeper
QSL configuration page, in the TQSL section. There is a drop down window for
station locations - mine is blank. Clicking Update has no effect. TQSL is
installed, and all the certificates are valid.

73,
Bob WB2NVR

--- In dxlab@... <mailto:dxlab%40yahoogroups.com> , Rich - W3ZJ
<rich@...> wrote:

You can see and edit your station locations by running TQSL.exe.

73, Rich - W3ZJ

wb2nvr wrote:
Hi Dave -

I just installed DXKeeper on a new computer, and it's not seeing my
station locations. In the DXKeeper QSL Configuration tab, I entered the
TQSL.exe pathname. I don't remember how to browse to the location where my
certificates are stored. They're in a sub folder to the location of the TQSL
path.

I'd really appreciate it if you would point me in the right direction.

TNX ES 73,

Bob WB2NVR



LoTW user list 02/04/2010

I6KZR <i6kzr@...>
 

Hi Dave,

I have just uploaded an updated LoTW user list database, now it is at:


32,931 calls in 333 current countries - updated on 02-APR-2010

73,

Renzo, I6KZR

P.S.:Please note this is not an official list, as the ARRL never considered releasing such a list as useful. This is a compilation of information from many sources, including the DX-Cluster, DX bulletins, WEB sites and files received from other LoTW users. If you would like to help making this list even bigger, then your list of callsigns you got LoTW credits from is very welcome, see the "How to help" at http://www.hb9bza.net/lotw/index.html
TNX

MITTO TIBI NAVEM PRORA PUPPIQUE CARENTEM


Re: TQSL Station Locations missing

wb2nvr <wb2nvr@...>
 

Hi Rich -

Thanks! Yes, I see my certificates in TQSL. I don't see them in the DXKeeper QSL configuration page, in the TQSL section. There is a drop down window for station locations - mine is blank. Clicking Update has no effect. TQSL is installed, and all the certificates are valid.

73,
Bob WB2NVR

--- In dxlab@..., Rich - W3ZJ <rich@...> wrote:

You can see and edit your station locations by running TQSL.exe.

73, Rich - W3ZJ

wb2nvr wrote:
Hi Dave -

I just installed DXKeeper on a new computer, and it's not seeing my station locations. In the DXKeeper QSL Configuration tab, I entered the TQSL.exe pathname. I don't remember how to browse to the location where my certificates are stored. They're in a sub folder to the location of the TQSL path.

I'd really appreciate it if you would point me in the right direction.

TNX ES 73,

Bob WB2NVR



Re: TQSL Station Locations missing

Richard B Drake
 

You can see and edit your station locations by running TQSL.exe.

73, Rich - W3ZJ

wb2nvr wrote:

Hi Dave -

I just installed DXKeeper on a new computer, and it's not seeing my station locations. In the DXKeeper QSL Configuration tab, I entered the TQSL.exe pathname. I don't remember how to browse to the location where my certificates are stored. They're in a sub folder to the location of the TQSL path.

I'd really appreciate it if you would point me in the right direction.

TNX ES 73,

Bob WB2NVR


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