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Re: Clublog

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Wells [mailto:michael@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 6:41 AM
To: Dave AA6YQ
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Clublog


Hi Dave,

Real time logging is probably not the approach I'd want, as it has issues
when someone edits a QSO (eg. correcting the call) just after entering it.
It also has to support locking, edit, delete etc. to really connect well
with logging software. Here be dragons! I've actually tried it out -
realistically, I think it's not something that's worth the headaches.

eQSL has supported real-time uploading for many years; it's quite
reliable, and makes for an excellent user experience.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Clublog

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
Laurent FERRACCI
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 5:34 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Re: Clublog


If you choose to upload each & every QSO when it's logged, clublog qill get
all the infos available at logging time.

Later, when that already-uploaded QSO gets confirmed (either LotW or QSL
card), its "QSL status" (i should have said, rather that "QSL info")
changes.

Will that "QSL status" change be uploaded to Clublog ? In my understanding,
it won't

Not unless you re-upload it, or unless an "automatically upload to
ClubLog on QSL status change" option were provided.

Why is it necessary to update ClubLog with a logged QSO's confirmation
status?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: No spots showing up in Main window

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
N4DJ
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 11:41 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] No spots showing up in Main window


I have not had any new spots appear in the main window since yesterday
morning, although spots are appearing continuously in the individual source
window. I have checked to be sure I am not filtering them all out. I have
set the mode to SSB and CW, continents to all, origin to all and still
nothing new in the main window. I tried N1MM logger and spots come in fine.
I also upgraded to the latest Spot collector and still have the problem.
I imagine this has happened before to some one else. I have used spot
collector for several years and no problems.
Any suggestions?

Take a look at
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/EmptyDatabase>

If this doesn't make the spots flow, please let me know.
73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: VP8ORK as VP8-F

Peter Jordahl
 

Thanks for the explanation, Tony. An interesting bit of history.
(BTW, I hope the "summer" weather in the South Orkneys is better than
the seather here in Austin, TX: Lows of 16F the last two mornings. I
know that's nothing for you northeners, but it is pretty unusual here.)
73
Pete K5GM

On Wed, 02 Feb 2011 10:28 -0500, "Anthony W. DePrato"
<wa4jqs@...> wrote:
At 05:43 PM 1/31/2011, you wrote:
I did not see the earlier response by Joe on this subject, sorry. But
that still begs the question of how DXVIEW or SpotCollector interprets
the DXCC database as it does? I see nothing in there about all of the
VP8 calls being assigned to the Falklands.

I guess for now an override is the appropriate fix.

73
Pete K5GM



Pete
very few realize that the Post Master in Stanley is the issuing
officer for ham calls. the Falklands for many years did not have
telephone service between a lot of the camps and ranches on either
the East or West Islands or the 20 some smaller islands surrounding
them. you do not have to set a test in the Falklands but cause for
years ham radio was used as the interisland telephone . many schools
would hold class over the radio so that the kids out in the camps
could have an education. for years i supplied crystals for a lot of
the hams so they could put their radios on the interisland freq. at
2mhz. Since they figure that South Sandwich South George South
Shetlands South Orkney ect. are all under the Protectant and part of
VP8 one call works for all. To help keep the islands apart in your
logging programs as each is a dxcc credit the programers came up with
the VP8-F VP8-SG VP8-O VP8-SI VP8-SH . SO when you worked a VP8 and
found out where he was you just checked which of the databases it
fell into. other then base operations people on the islands that have
military bases all the islands have no people living on them.
The bottom line is. if you work any VP8 it will be listed as
Falklands unless you setup and exception .

73 Tony VP8BLZ



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Re: QRZ

Bill Duffy
 

Dave.............I received a nice note from Dave, WS2L with a new Password etc and assurances all was well!
And it is!
Tnx es 73
Bill KA0VXK

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 2:24 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Re: QRZ

AA6YQ comments below
--- In dxlab@..., "Bill Duffy" <bjduffy@...> wrote:

I have been reading different posts about QRZ.

Are they only accepting paid subscriptions?

As far as I know, one can still obtain free access by registering for a free account via
<https://ssl.qrz.com/support?op=newacct>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



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Re: more dxlabs problems

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
At 02:21 PM 2/2/2011, you wrote:

i am convinced users of dxlabs have no idea what they are connecting to. i
have contacted a couple who were connecting to my port 7300, which has never
been advertised as a cluster node, and they think they are connecting to the
cluster... port 7300 is the default for the skimmer server, which is now no
longer available to users at my site anyway, but my firewall continues to
report connect attempts to that port, often 5-10 per minute! how many users
of dxlabs stuff think they are connecting to my cluster when all they are
doing is wasting bandwidth? apparently whatever they are sending as a login
is not compatible with ar-cluster because they don't get logged in if i
redirect the port there, so i have set it up with my wintelnetx blasting
rare dx spots with a comment to stop connecting, maybe that will get some of
their attention... that tactic seems to have worked for the locked out
cluster users at least.

The last cluster problem alleged to be the fault of a DXLab application
was quickly exposed to be the result of a badly misconfigured cluster node.
Had the time spent on hand-wringing and guesswork been instead applied to
methodical investigation, "the End of the World, part 1" could have been
avoided.

As for part 2, I have sent you an invitation to join the DXLab reflector
so you can directly inform the DXLab community when you've made changes to
your cluster that require user action, though I suggest that improving your
software to more efficiently deal with inappropriate logins would be the
better solution.

Paul, please forward this response to ar-cluster@... as my
request to join after the first cataclysm was not approved.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: QRZ

Bill Duffy
 

Tnx Dave.......I verified that I accept cookies and Java is up to date.
No response. they must be busy.
73
Bill
KA0VXK

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 2:24 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Re: QRZ

AA6YQ comments below
--- In dxlab@..., "Bill Duffy" <bjduffy@...> wrote:

I have been reading different posts about QRZ.

Are they only accepting paid subscriptions?

As far as I know, one can still obtain free access by registering for a free account via
<https://ssl.qrz.com/support?op=newacct>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



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Re: QRZ

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
--- In dxlab@..., "Bill Duffy" <bjduffy@...> wrote:

I have been reading different posts about QRZ.

Are they only accepting paid subscriptions?

As far as I know, one can still obtain free access by registering for a free account via
<https://ssl.qrz.com/support?op=newacct>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


FW: [ar-cluster] more dxlabs problems

Jim N7US
 

For those of you connecting to K1TTT. His port 7300 is not a cluster.
K1TTT may not be aware of the DXLab Reflector.



Jim N7US





From: ar-cluster@... [mailto:ar-cluster@...] On
Behalf Of K1TTT
Sent: February 02, 2011 12:22
To: ar-cluster@...; Sysops
Subject: [ar-cluster] more dxlabs problems








i am convinced users of dxlabs have no idea what they are connecting to. i
have contacted a couple who were connecting to my port 7300, which has never
been advertised as a cluster node, and they think they are connecting to the
cluster... port 7300 is the default for the skimmer server, which is now no
longer available to users at my site anyway, but my firewall continues to
report connect attempts to that port, often 5-10 per minute! how many users
of dxlabs stuff think they are connecting to my cluster when all they are
doing is wasting bandwidth? apparently whatever they are sending as a login
is not compatible with ar-cluster because they don't get logged in if i
redirect the port there, so i have set it up with my wintelnetx blasting
rare dx spots with a comment to stop connecting, maybe that will get some of
their attention... that tactic seems to have worked for the locked out
cluster users at least.







David Robbins K1TTT
e-mail: mailto:k1ttt@...
web: http://www.k1ttt.net <http://www.k1ttt.net/>
AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net
<telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net/>


QRZ

Bill Duffy
 

Hi Dave:
I have been reading different posts about QRZ.
Are they only accepting paid subscriptions?
I have 4 or 5 emails to them with no response.
I realize you have no connection with QRZ but any info is appreciated.
Tnx es 73
Bill
KA0VXK


Re: DXKeeper bug?

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
martyn1ht
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 11:24 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Re: DXKeeper bug?


In thinking about about, do we know whether more people add comments to
spots or not? If the majority make comments, perhaps the ctrl-click action
should be the default and the ctrl-click action would send the spot without
comment. That would also make it more intuitively consistent with SC.

SpotCollector provides a dedicated Notes box for outgoing spots; the CTRL
key is not used when generating an outgoing spot.

Changing the meaning of the CTRL key when generating a spot from
DXKeeper's Capture window from "prompt for notes" to "don't prompt for
notes" would make it no more or less consistent with SpotCollector, but
would force users to change behavior that's become automatic through many
years of repetition.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXKeeper

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
Robert Sheskin
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 8:31 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: Re: [dxlab] DXKeeper


I have seen that a couple of times also, stopping and restarting
Pathfinder has always worked for me.

That means that DXKeeper has lost its ability to send messages to
Pathfinder, which in turn means that Windows is stressed. If you're running
any applications that aren't critical, consider terminating them.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXKeeper

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
Barry Bourgond
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 8:27 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] DXKeeper


I keep getting the following error.



DXKeeper

Callbook error: Required version of Pathfinder not running.



I have the latest version, version 5.6.4.



Any ideas?

If you have the Callbook tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window set to
"QRZ.com via Pathfinder", then you must have Pathfinder running.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: my tower and the storm slightly off topic

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
--- In dxlab@..., "Richard J. Fiero II W5TFW" <joeyw5tfw@...> wrote:

I am TRULY " Shaken by the things I hear from you Guys ! "

where is your TRUST in AL Gore ! ~~~~~~~~~he has made Billions of dollars lying to all of YOU !

by the way, where IS al Gore ? surely he can explain this ?
Political comments or discussion are off-limits here. I expect this to stop immediately.


Re: my tower and the storm slightly off topic

Alan Beagley <ajbeagley@...>
 

On 02/02/11 06:04 am, Richard J. Fiero II W5TFW wrote:

I am TRULY " Shaken by the things I hear from you Guys ! "

where is your TRUST in AL Gore ! ~~~~~~~~~he has made Billions of dollars lying to all of YOU !

by the way, where IS al Gore ? surely he can explain this ?
Never mind Al Gore. AIUI, warmer oceans mean that the air picks up more moisture that then falls either as rain or as snow when it reaches cooler regions.

73

Alan NV8A


SQL search

Art K6XT <k6xt@...>
 

These 2 searches should produce the same "Add Needed" result for 80 and
160. Or at least I want them to. They do not.

#1: (band = '160m' or band = '80m') and QSO_Begin > #1 jan 2010# and
DXCCID <> '291' and DXCCID <> '339' and DXCCID <> '1' and dxccid <> '50'
and dxccid <> '110' and dxccid <> '148'

#2: QSO_Begin > #1 jan 2010# and DXCCID <> '291' and DXCCID <> '339' and
DXCCID <> '1' and dxccid <> '50' and dxccid <> '110' and dxccid <> '148'

#1 produces 2 "Add Needed" for 80, zero for 160, from a field of 606 QSOs.

#2 produces 25 "Add Needed" 80, 7 for 160, from a field of 3360 QSOs
including the two "Add Needed" QSOs produced by search #1.

Except for (band = '160m' or band = '80m') the two searches are a copy
'n paste. Sampling 80 and 160 entries in the search result they appear
to contain the same QSOs. My simple way of looking at this is a country
"Add Needed" in one search is also a country "Add Needed" in the other.
QSL Via is to an ADIF file. What might I have done wrong?

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Allison, Colorado
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And a pipe to smoke in cold weather;
The world is good, and the people are good,
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No spots showing up in Main window

N4DJ
 

I have not had any new spots appear in the main window since yesterday morning, although spots are appearing continuously in the individual source window. I have checked to be sure I am not filtering them all out. I have set the mode to SSB and CW, continents to all, origin to all and still nothing new in the main window. I tried N1MM logger and spots come in fine.
I also upgraded to the latest Spot collector and still have the problem.
I imagine this has happened before to some one else. I have used spot collector for several years and no problems.
Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Don
N4DJ


Re: DXKeeper bug?

martyn1ht
 

In thinking about about, do we know whether more people add comments to spots or not? If the majority make comments, perhaps the ctrl-click action should be the default and the ctrl-click action would send the spot without comment. That would also make it more intuitively consistent with SC.

73,
Marty, N1HT

--- In dxlab@..., "martyn1ht" <n1ht@...> wrote:

Ok. I missed that ctrl-key thing. Thanks, Dave.
73,
Marty, N1HT

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

+++ more AA6YQ comments below

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
martyn1ht
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 6:58 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Re: DXKeeper bug?

When you generated the outgoing spot from the Capture window, where did
you specify your comment?

In the box labeled "comment" right above the contest mode check box.

+++That box is exclusively used to record a comment with the QSO. To specify
notes to be included with an outgoing spot generated from the Capture
window, depress the CTRL key while clicking the Capture window's Spot
button, and you'll be prompted to specify your notes.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: my tower and the storm slightly off topic

Lee Ratcliff
 

Well, think of it this way. Imagine what the ground reflectivity will be once it stops snowing...........

Lee
KC4ART

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 5:52 AM
To: DXLabs List
Subject: [dxlab] my tower and the storm slightly off topic

I had nested my crankup tower well prior to this storm hitting.
The antenna was approximately at the 35 feet level
Now it's at the 25 feet asl

that's 'Above Snow Level'.

Dave, can you convert that 'Improve SFI button' to a NMS button?


NMS = No More Snow....
worst storm in my 66 years

and it's not expected to stop for at least 8 more hours


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VP8ORK as VP8-F

Anthony W. DePrato
 

At 05:43 PM 1/31/2011, you wrote:
I did not see the earlier response by Joe on this subject, sorry. But
that still begs the question of how DXVIEW or SpotCollector interprets
the DXCC database as it does? I see nothing in there about all of the
VP8 calls being assigned to the Falklands.

I guess for now an override is the appropriate fix.

73
Pete K5GM



Pete
very few realize that the Post Master in Stanley is the issuing officer for ham calls. the Falklands for many years did not have telephone service between a lot of the camps and ranches on either the East or West Islands or the 20 some smaller islands surrounding them. you do not have to set a test in the Falklands but cause for years ham radio was used as the interisland telephone . many schools would hold class over the radio so that the kids out in the camps could have an education. for years i supplied crystals for a lot of the hams so they could put their radios on the interisland freq. at 2mhz. Since they figure that South Sandwich South George South Shetlands South Orkney ect. are all under the Protectant and part of VP8 one call works for all. To help keep the islands apart in your logging programs as each is a dxcc credit the programers came up with the VP8-F VP8-SG VP8-O VP8-SI VP8-SH . SO when you worked a VP8 and found out where he was you just checked which of the databases it fell into. other then base operations people on the islands that have military bases all the islands have no people living on them.
The bottom line is. if you work any VP8 it will be listed as Falklands unless you setup and exception .

73 Tony VP8BLZ

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