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Re: eQSL/LotW Uploads via ADIF, finishing the job

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
g4wjs
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 3:23 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Re: eQSL/LotW Uploads via ADIF, finishing the job



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

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
g4wjs
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2011 6:25 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] eQSL/LotW Uploads via ADIF, finishing the job

Hi,

I have just uploaded a log to eQSL using an exported ADIF file since there
were quite a few entries. Everything seems OK except I am left with the
eQSL_sent field for each log record exported as 'R'. How do I shift them
to
'S'?

First backup your log using the Backup button on the Configuration
window's Log tab. Then make sure that all of the QSOs you uploaded are
present in the "Log Page Display" (click the Filter panel's X button to
remove any filtering). Finally, use the "Modify QSOs" panel on the
"Advanced
Sorts, Filters, and Modifiers" window:

1. set the "Item ADIF Field Name" selector to APP_DXKEEPER_EQSL_QSL_SENT

2. set the "Item New Value" selector to Y

3. click the Mod button
OK, thanks for that Dave. I thought there might be a one button solution
like the normal QSL queue route. Perhaps a comment in the documentation
where ADIF is explained for larger submissions to LotW and eQSL saying that
the batch modification facility should be used to update the xQSL_sent
fields from 'R' to 'Y' after the submission is completed. Obviously a
further note is also needed to warn users that failed submission records
must be left at 'R' or otherwise dealt with.

Had you set the Options panel to "Export ADIF for eQSL.cc" before
clicking the Start button on the Main window's "Export QSOs" tab, those
steps would have been accomplished automatically. For a description of this,
see

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Export.htm#Exporting to eQSL.cc>

This "Export to eQSL.cc" option is mentioned in the first sentence of
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/QSL.htm#QSLing via eQSL.cc>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: New PC Needed

wj_henderson
 

William

With Dave's help, I've managed to put off buying another PC for another wee while.

What you did is inevitable. In the world of the PC, you will always get a better deal next week, and an even better one the week after that. The trick is, once you've bought it, stop looking (Hi).

Good luck,

Bill
GM0VIT

--- In dxlab@yahoogroups.com, "William S. White" <wwhite01@...> wrote:

I spent most of last week looking for a new PC.
Staples had the HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1010 on sale for $299.99.
http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-Slimline-s5-1010-Desktop-PC/product_329409_HC2
So, we took a ride to Rochester and picked one up.

This week they have the HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1020 on sale for $329.99
http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-Slimline-s5-1020-Desktop-PC/product_329545
I should have waited a couple more days.
+A bit more processor
+More RAM
+Bigger Hard drive
++Wireless LAN


----- Original Message -----
From: "wj_henderson" bill@
To: <dxlab@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2011 11:37 AM
Subject: [dxlab] New PC Needed


Not really off topic, but maybe stretching it a little.

I'm getting fed up with my PC. I seem to be lurching from one crisis to
another. Yesterday, and again this morning, the thing refused to wake up. It
needed another poke in the ribs and a severe talking to before it would
stir. It's time to start again with a shiny new one.

I've trawled the web, and looked in shops, but the more I look the less I
understand. I use a PC for going on line, emails and letter writing,
keeping household accounts and watching YouTube videos. I can't see me
getting involved editing films or playing arcade games. Of course its main
use would be to house DXLabs.

What should I be looking for?

TIA

Bill


Re: New PC Needed

wj_henderson
 

Dave

It's a relatively new PC, just over three years old: Dell Vostro 200, 2MB RAM and 150GB hard drive.

Your suggestion to use "Advanced SystemCare" has saved the day. I knew that I had accumulated a lot of rubbish in the start up menu but when I look at it I was clueless as to what was needed and what to throw away. Your software told me told me just that.

In my mind, I have already shelled out for a new PC. I can now redirect that (now extra) cash in the direction of Elecraft or some other worthy destination (hi).

Thanks again.

Bill

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

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
wj_henderson
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2011 10:38 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] New PC Needed

Not really off topic, but maybe stretching it a little.

I'm getting fed up with my PC. I seem to be lurching from one crisis to
another. Yesterday, and again this morning, the thing refused to wake up. It
needed another poke in the ribs and a severe talking to before it would
stir. It's time to start again with a shiny new one.

I've trawled the web, and looked in shops, but the more I look the less I
understand. I use a PC for going on line, emails and letter writing,
keeping household accounts and watching YouTube videos. I can't see me
getting involved editing films or playing arcade games. Of course its main
use would be to house DXLabs.

What should I be looking for?

What make and model PC do you have now, Bill? How much RAM is installed?
How big is it's hard drive?

Before giving up on your current system, you might consider doing the
following:

1. backup your log and all other critical information (email, letters,
accounts, etc)

2. download the freeware version of "Advanced SystemCare", and run through
its diagnostic and repair procedures. In particular

- minimize the Windows "startup list" to those applications you always use

- free-up disk space

- defragment the hard drive

If that's not effective, you could (after verifying that everything is
backed up and that you have access to all of the applications you use)
perform a clean installation of Windows, perform all of the Windows updates,
and then install your applications.

While the above steps are time-consuming, they have the benefit of
costing nothing.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: eQSL/LotW Uploads via ADIF, finishing the job

g4wjs
 

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

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
g4wjs
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2011 6:25 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] eQSL/LotW Uploads via ADIF, finishing the job

Hi,

I have just uploaded a log to eQSL using an exported ADIF file since there
were quite a few entries. Everything seems OK except I am left with the
eQSL_sent field for each log record exported as 'R'. How do I shift them to
'S'?

First backup your log using the Backup button on the Configuration
window's Log tab. Then make sure that all of the QSOs you uploaded are
present in the "Log Page Display" (click the Filter panel's X button to
remove any filtering). Finally, use the "Modify QSOs" panel on the "Advanced
Sorts, Filters, and Modifiers" window:

1. set the "Item ADIF Field Name" selector to APP_DXKEEPER_EQSL_QSL_SENT

2. set the "Item New Value" selector to Y

3. click the Mod button
OK, thanks for that Dave. I thought there might be a one button solution like the normal QSL queue route. Perhaps a comment in the documentation where ADIF is explained for larger submissions to LotW and eQSL saying that the batch modification facility should be used to update the xQSL_sent fields from 'R' to 'Y' after the submission is completed. Obviously a further note is also needed to warn users that failed submission records must be left at 'R' or otherwise dealt with.


73,

Dave, AA6YQ
73
Bill.


Re: Hand Written QSL Cards

Peter Laws / N5UWY
 

On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 16:33, g4wjs <bill.8@classdesign.com> wrote:
I mean just what I say. Pre printed cards that I write contact details on with a pen. No labels, no computer printed cards etc.
OK, I thought you meant that the other station refused to QSL if you
used a label!


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


Re: eQSL/LotW Uploads via ADIF, finishing the job

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
g4wjs
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2011 6:25 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] eQSL/LotW Uploads via ADIF, finishing the job

Hi,

I have just uploaded a log to eQSL using an exported ADIF file since there
were quite a few entries. Everything seems OK except I am left with the
eQSL_sent field for each log record exported as 'R'. How do I shift them to
'S'?

First backup your log using the Backup button on the Configuration
window's Log tab. Then make sure that all of the QSOs you uploaded are
present in the "Log Page Display" (click the Filter panel's X button to
remove any filtering). Finally, use the "Modify QSOs" panel on the "Advanced
Sorts, Filters, and Modifiers" window:

1. set the "Item ADIF Field Name" selector to APP_DXKEEPER_EQSL_QSL_SENT

2. set the "Item New Value" selector to Y

3. click the Mod button

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Help with log display

Mike Griffiths <kj4ltc@...>
 

That fixed it...thanks!


Re: Hand Written QSL Cards

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
g4wjs
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2011 4:32 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Re: Hand Written QSL Cards

OK, I think I can answer my own question here. I see that the enable/disable
check box on each queue entry allows me to process the queue in batches and
that seems to allow me to do what I require. I.e. I will disable all then
enable each as I write the matching card, then I can update the log whenever
I like because it will only process the enabled QSOs.

If there are only a few of these, then the let DXKeeper print the cards
or labels as it would for your other outgoing cards, but discard the printed
card/label and replace it with a hand-written card. That way, the "Update
Log" function will correctly update your log to reflect the outgoing card's
issuance.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXLab on Linux Question about serial ports

Dave AA6YQ
 

Fixed; thanks!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of wc5m
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2011 3:08 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Re: DXLab on Linux Question about serial ports

Dave,

In your #2 (and on the Wiki) the proper term is "Guest Additions", not
"Guest Extensions". See this page of the Oracle VM Virtualbox online
manual: http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html.

73,
Mark WC5M

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

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Bill
Shell
Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2011 12:08 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Cc: wc5m
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Re: DXLab on Linux Question about serial ports

Mark,

Yes, I had not thought to tell you I was not running the OSE version of
VirtualBox. I run the standard version from the Oracle website to keep
up to date with the latest improvements and changes. I also had not
mentioned the Guest Extensions. I just assumed everyone installed the
extensions after the first pop-up warning letting you know they weren't
installed. Also, the Ubuntu classic environment is helpful in providing
a more user friendly desktop environment. If you run the VirtualBox
instance of Windows in a full screen mode, the classic environment has
the hidden top-center menu that lets you switch to another desktop
running the native of OS without reverting back to a re-sizable window.
I find that helpful to switch between DXLab and whatever else I'm
working on at the time.

I have also never tried more than one serial port. The one RS-232 port
I use is for my rotor controller. The microHAM drivers are seen as a
singe device that maps several virtual serial ports to perform different
functions. It is only seen as an USB device instead of different serial
ports to VirtualBox. It functions as several virtual serial ports for
DXLab to use for control of a radio, PTT, Winkey, etc. I also have to
dedicate that USB device to the VirtualBox session through the USB
submenu on the VirtualBox menu.

XP Home with the latest updates and the 32-bit version of Win7 seem to
be the best Windows OS'es I have tried to use for DXLab. I tried a
64-bit version Vista, but that was too slow. I didn't spend time trying
to figure out why DXLab was slow on virtual instance of Vista, since I
was happy with running it on XP.

CPU and memory resource are prime considerations for running DXLab in a
VirtualBox. I am using a six processor AMD64, and typically have
VirtualBox set with two dedicated processors and 3GB of RAM for the
WinXP virtual instance running DXLab.

Unless you have a need for Linux, I don't recognize the advantage to
having it as the host OS. If you are just trying to take advantage of
some of the applications on Linux, you can run Linux as a virtual
instance on a Windows platform using VirtualBox.

If you upgrade your platform in the future, and decide to try using
VirtualBox on a Linux host in the future, please don't hesitate to ask
about my latest experiences. I suspect I will still be using Linux,
VirtualBox and DXLab.

I updated
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/DXLabLinux>

to reflect
1. installing VirtualBox from Oracle's web site

<http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/virtualbox/downloads/index
.html>

2. the need to install Guest Extensions

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



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Re: Help with log display

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Michael Griffiths
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2011 1:55 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Help with log display

I was updating some qso information and my log display shrank to where I
can't read the qso list, I'm sure it an easy fix but pse help!!!

To correct that, open the Configuration window's Log tab. In the "Log
Page Display" panel,

1. click the Fonts button, and in the Font window set the Font Size to 8 and
click the OK button

2. click the Reset button

If this doesn't restore your Log Page Display to a readable size, please
let me know.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Hand Written QSL Cards

Roy G. Jackson <n9rg@...>
 

Do the cards actually have to be hand-written, or can you print out labels and attach to cards? Just a thought. The other thing you could do is print 'labels' on plain paper, then as you processed the QSL's, mark them off one by one. I'm sure Dave or someone else will come up with something much more elegant! 73 es gl.

Roy KW4G

On 07/04/2011 05:31 PM, g4wjs wrote:

OK, I think I can answer my own question here. I see that the enable/disable check box on each queue entry allows me to process the queue in batches and that seems to allow me to do what I require. I.e. I will disable all then enable each as I write the matching card, then I can update the log whenever I like because it will only process the enabled QSOs.

73
Bill.

--- In dxlab@yahoogroups.com <mailto:dxlab%40yahoogroups.com>, "g4wjs" <bill.8@...> wrote:

I have a log that contains contacts that require hand written QSL
cards. I would like to use the QSL queue facility of DxK to manage this but don't see an obvious workflow. I guess I could generate a PDF file of auto pronted cards then copy the details to the actual cards -- is there a way of skipping the print file and just processing the queue one by one manually?

I see that I can jump back to the QSO record by Ctrl+Double-click
from the QSL queue, but I don't see a way of doing the back filling of the QSL sent card. I propose to just edit each QSO as I go and clear the QSL queue at the end, but this seems error prone if I don't write all the cards in one pass.

Bill.


eQSL/LotW Uploads via ADIF, finishing the job

g4wjs
 

Hi,

I have just uploaded a log to eQSL using an exported ADIF file since there were quite a few entries. Everything seems OK except I am left with the eQSL_sent field for each log record exported as 'R'. How do I shift them to 'S'?

73
Bill.


Re: Hand Written QSL Cards

g4wjs
 

I mean just what I say. Pre printed cards that I write contact details on with a pen. No labels, no computer printed cards etc.

73
Bill.

--- In dxlab@yahoogroups.com, Peter Laws <plaws0@...> wrote:

On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 16:18, g4wjs <bill.8@...> wrote:
I have a log that contains contacts that require hand written QSL cards. I would like to use the QSL queue facility of
What do you mean "require hand written" cards?


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


Re: Hand Written QSL Cards

g4wjs
 

OK, I think I can answer my own question here. I see that the enable/disable check box on each queue entry allows me to process the queue in batches and that seems to allow me to do what I require. I.e. I will disable all then enable each as I write the matching card, then I can update the log whenever I like because it will only process the enabled QSOs.

73
Bill.

--- In dxlab@yahoogroups.com, "g4wjs" <bill.8@...> wrote:

I have a log that contains contacts that require hand written QSL cards. I would like to use the QSL queue facility of DxK to manage this but don't see an obvious workflow. I guess I could generate a PDF file of auto pronted cards then copy the details to the actual cards -- is there a way of skipping the print file and just processing the queue one by one manually?

I see that I can jump back to the QSO record by Ctrl+Double-click from the QSL queue, but I don't see a way of doing the back filling of the QSL sent card. I propose to just edit each QSO as I go and clear the QSL queue at the end, but this seems error prone if I don't write all the cards in one pass.

Bill.


Re: Hand Written QSL Cards

Peter Laws / N5UWY
 

On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 16:18, g4wjs <bill.8@classdesign.com> wrote:
I have a log that contains contacts that require hand written QSL cards. I would like to use the QSL queue facility of
What do you mean "require hand written" cards?


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


Hand Written QSL Cards

g4wjs
 

I have a log that contains contacts that require hand written QSL cards. I would like to use the QSL queue facility of DxK to manage this but don't see an obvious workflow. I guess I could generate a PDF file of auto pronted cards then copy the details to the actual cards -- is there a way of skipping the print file and just processing the queue one by one manually?

I see that I can jump back to the QSO record by Ctrl+Double-click from the QSL queue, but I don't see a way of doing the back filling of the QSL sent card. I propose to just edit each QSO as I go and clear the QSL queue at the end, but this seems error prone if I don't write all the cards in one pass.

Bill.


Re: DXLab on Linux Question about serial ports

wc5m <wc5m@...>
 

Dave,

In your #2 (and on the Wiki) the proper term is "Guest Additions", not "Guest Extensions". See this page of the Oracle VM Virtualbox online manual: http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html.

73,
Mark WC5M

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

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Bill
Shell
Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2011 12:08 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Cc: wc5m
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Re: DXLab on Linux Question about serial ports

Mark,

Yes, I had not thought to tell you I was not running the OSE version of
VirtualBox. I run the standard version from the Oracle website to keep
up to date with the latest improvements and changes. I also had not
mentioned the Guest Extensions. I just assumed everyone installed the
extensions after the first pop-up warning letting you know they weren't
installed. Also, the Ubuntu classic environment is helpful in providing
a more user friendly desktop environment. If you run the VirtualBox
instance of Windows in a full screen mode, the classic environment has
the hidden top-center menu that lets you switch to another desktop
running the native of OS without reverting back to a re-sizable window.
I find that helpful to switch between DXLab and whatever else I'm
working on at the time.

I have also never tried more than one serial port. The one RS-232 port
I use is for my rotor controller. The microHAM drivers are seen as a
singe device that maps several virtual serial ports to perform different
functions. It is only seen as an USB device instead of different serial
ports to VirtualBox. It functions as several virtual serial ports for
DXLab to use for control of a radio, PTT, Winkey, etc. I also have to
dedicate that USB device to the VirtualBox session through the USB
submenu on the VirtualBox menu.

XP Home with the latest updates and the 32-bit version of Win7 seem to
be the best Windows OS'es I have tried to use for DXLab. I tried a
64-bit version Vista, but that was too slow. I didn't spend time trying
to figure out why DXLab was slow on virtual instance of Vista, since I
was happy with running it on XP.

CPU and memory resource are prime considerations for running DXLab in a
VirtualBox. I am using a six processor AMD64, and typically have
VirtualBox set with two dedicated processors and 3GB of RAM for the
WinXP virtual instance running DXLab.

Unless you have a need for Linux, I don't recognize the advantage to
having it as the host OS. If you are just trying to take advantage of
some of the applications on Linux, you can run Linux as a virtual
instance on a Windows platform using VirtualBox.

If you upgrade your platform in the future, and decide to try using
VirtualBox on a Linux host in the future, please don't hesitate to ask
about my latest experiences. I suspect I will still be using Linux,
VirtualBox and DXLab.

I updated
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/DXLabLinux>

to reflect
1. installing VirtualBox from Oracle's web site

<http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/virtualbox/downloads/index
.html>

2. the need to install Guest Extensions

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Help with log display

Michael Griffiths <kj4ltc@...>
 

I was updating some qso information and my log display shrank to where I can't read the qso list, I'm sure it an easy fix but pse help!!!

KJ4LTC
Mike


Re: [NAVIGATOR-Interface] CLINT HELP !! - WinWarbler Doesnt Turn Off Transmit Reliably

Dave AA6YQ
 

Clint,



The WinWarbler errorlog that Jerry sent me showed that



1. WinWarbler is configured to use Commander for RX/TX switching

2. WinWarbler is configured for FSK, but using COM6 rather than EXTFSK



The Commander errorlog that Jerry sent me showed that Commander was
configured to perform RX/TX switching via CI-V command, and that the correct
CI-V command to terminate transmission was in fact sent in the case where
the transceiver remained in TX.



Jerry says that Commander's DTR and RTS options are set to "off". I
suggested that he check the "Suppress CAT" box, in which case neither
Commander nor WinWarbler will be performing RX/TX switching - which I assume
is the appropriate configuration given that the Navigator does the RX/TX
switching on its own.



73,



Dave, AA6YQ



From: NAVIGATOR-Interface@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:NAVIGATOR-Interface@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Clint KK7UQ
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2011 1:14 PM
To: NAVIGATOR-Interface@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [NAVIGATOR-Interface] CLINT HELP !! - WinWarbler Doesnt Turn
Off Transmit Reliably





Jerry
When the macro ends, but output continues on, what sounds do you hear?
- A single tone means that the FSK controller has stopped recieving
data, but the PTT is still on.
- Diddle tones means that the FSK controller is receiving data from WW,
in this case filler tones, like the <stop> wasn't seen
- Changing data tones means that the FSK controller is receiving data
from WW and is still trying to complete the macro data portion.

The Navigator FSK controller generates the PTT signal for RTTY
operation, and synchronizes the PTT to turn on prior to the first data
bit sent, and to stay on until the last data bit of the last character
has been sent. If the program also generates PTT either by sending a
RTS with the PTT COM port, it must turn off before the last character is
sent, otherwise you will hear a single tone. As far as I can tell, WW
does not generate the hardware PTT with the COM port for FSK RTTY if the
special version of the Navigator EXTFSK is being used. This is correct.

If you are sending PTT via a CAT command, anything could happen. This
is why Dave had you check "suppress CAT" in the Commander / General tab.

73, Clint
KK7UQ

On 7/4/2011 9:57 AM, Clint KK7UQ wrote:

Hi Jerry

In WW, are you using the EXTFSK specifically written for the Navigator?
If not, then download the file "EXTFSK for Navigator.zip" from the
Navigator-Interface yahoo reflector FILES section.

The sound you hear when the radio is off is generated by the Navigator
for monitor purposes. If you see the FSK LED on, then you know that it
is running in FSK mode, not AFSK mode. You can disable the sidetone
from the Navigator by setting FSK Sidetone OFF in the NavOptions
program. In NavOptions, you should also set FSKPTT ON.

I have tried WW and can not duplicate the problem. Are you doing PTT
via a CAT command? or with a COM Port with RTS set? If you are using
PTT with a CAT command, try turning off the general PTT by selecting
NONE for the COM port and see if the problem goes away. The Navigator
generates the PTT command for FSK RTTY within the FSK controller, so the
general PTT command is not needed or used. It should shut off as soon
as the data has been sent by the MMTTY engine.

If you like, you can call me within the next hour to discuss this. Call
the Navigtor tech support line at 360.379.1420. It is 10:00 AM PDT now.

73 Clint, KK7UQ

On 7/4/2011 6:52 AM, jsternmd wrote:

Hi CLint,

I have been using DxLab for years but held out on WW using instead
MixW. Finally I crossed over and spent the time to read and set it up
with my Navigator and created a slew of custom macros. It works very
nicely but for one problem: in a macro the RTTY <stop> command fails
about every 1 in 5 times and I have to manually hit the Stop key or
select the abort button in WW. I thought it was some collision so I
added an extra <stop> or two in the macro but that doesn't make a
difference. It happens with any macro having xmit function.

My Navigator setup with my IC-7800 is as follows:

FSK not AFSK; DTR and RTS set to off; Nav Options are Default but on
someone's advice I tried changing FSK Stop from 2 to 1.5 but no change.

Dave (DxLAbs) had me try to "suppress CAT" in the Commander General
Tab, FSK panel but also no help.

I read through past group messages about RFI but I can power down to
less than 1 watt and it still happens same way. I turned off my
IC-7800 and just watched and listened with my PC controlling Navigator
and I was doubly surprised: 1) I have Navigator set to FSK not AFSK
but with the monitor on and the MTTY engine graphic display it seems
like Navigator is generating all the FSK without my rig on... is that
just a monitor feature or do I have something messed up? 2) Regardless
with radio off, Navigator still hangs in Xmit same as if radio is on
making me thinki this is not about CI-V collisions or RF.

My reaction was this must be a sticky relay in the navigator BUT this
does not happen in MixW 2.19 nor if I use the fixed RTTY start and
stop buttons in WinWarbler... so it is somehow code related. Please
help !!

73 Jerry
K1JOS




Re: New PC Needed

Alan Beagley <ajbeagley@...>
 

On 07/04/11 01:50 pm, 3t3 wrote:

My old PC is nearing the end of its useful life span too and when I buy
a new one sometime within the next few months, I want to make sure that
it fully supports not only DXLab but also various SDRs including the
FLEX series and other really cool Ham and DSP applications which are
surely coming in the not to distant future.
At http://www.abrohamnealsoftware.com you will see various different models that Neal Campbell K3NC guarantees will work with the Flex Radio rigs. I think he will even send you a parts list so you can build your own if you don't want to buy a pre-built one from him.

I have no commercial interest in Neal's business, but I believe that he knows what he is doing.

BTW, the trouble with buying something "off the shelf" on someone else's recommendations is that machines with the same model# may have different internals depending on what was cheapest that particular week. One man said that he used to work for a company that bought allegedly identical machines by the pallet load, but sometimes no two were in fact identical.

73

Alan NV8A

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