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Re: Receiving QSL's - a query

Dave AA6YQ
 

I missed one step below: after populating the QSL Queue with outgoing cards (either individually by right-clicking QSOs and selecting "Add Entry to QSL Queue (ADIF)", or all-at-once by clicking "Add Requested" on the Main window's QSL tab), you must "Save ADIF file" before clicking "Update Log". The ADIF file you generate can be immediately deleted (or you could print it and use it as a guide while filling out your QSL cards manually, if you don't mind reading ADIF); this step is required so that the "Update Log" function will update each QSO's "QSL Sent" and "QSL Sent Date" items to reflect that an outgoing QSL has been sent (in your case, by writing out a card manually).

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

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AA6YQ comments below
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pcooper
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 10:33 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Receiving QSL's - a query


Hi all,

I am just in the process of writing QSL cards in response to a bureau batch just received.

What I do is to put the call on the card into the filter box in DXK, hit CALL, and bring up the QSO's matching that call.

If it is one contact on the card, I navigate to that date/time, and then I have to click on 4 boxes to say I have received the card via the bureau, and sent one via the bureau. If the card has multiple contacts, I have to do the same for each QSO.

With the mouse cursor in the Filter panel textbox at the bottom of the Main window's "Log Page Display", strike CTRL-ALT-B; this will
- sets the current QSO's QSL received item to Y (yes)
- sets the current QSO's QSL date received item to the current UTC date
- if an outgoing QSL card was not previously sent, sets the current QSO's QSL sent item to 'R' (requested)
- set current QSO's QSL rcvd via to B (bureau)

Then set the QSL panel's "Sent Via" selector to 'B'

I know I must be stupid, but is there a simple way to accomplish this? It would be great if I could mark each QSO needed, and then hit one button to say SENT VIA B, REC'd VIA B.

If I right-click, I can add to the QSL queue for LoTW, but not for cards.

That's because on the Main window's QSL tab, you have the "QSL Via" panel set to LotW. Since you're filling out cards by hand, set this panel to "ADIF file". You can then right-click each QSO and select "Add Entry to QSL Queue (ADIF)", or even better, wait till you've processed all incoming cards and then click the "Add Requested" button to populate the QSL Queue. Make sure the "Include QSLs to be sent via the QSL Bureau" box is checked, and then click the "Update Log" to mark all QSOs as sent via the buro on the current date.

I know I can change the QSL VIA (on the QSL tab) to CARDS, and then right-click to add to the queue, but the only options then appear to be to either print cards, envelopes, or to create an address file.
The UPDATE LOG button only appears to work if you have printed cards, and doesn't appear to handle incoming cards to which I need to reply.

So, is there is a simple solution to this process?

The first incoming card processed requires you to
1. type the callsign into the Filter panel textbox

2. click the Filter panel's Call button

3. strike CTRL-ALT-B

4. set the "QSL Sent Via" selector to 'B'


for each subsequent card, you can
1. type the callsign into the Filter panel textbox

2. strike the Enter key (this will perform the call search)

3. strike CTRL-ALT-B

4. set the "QSL Sent Via" selector to 'B'


If you're processing a largish batch of incoming cards, you could omit step 4 and accomplish the setting of "QSL Sent Via" to 'B' en masse by
a. backing up your log

b. filtering the Log Page Display to contain all QSOs whose "QSL Sent" item is set to 'R'

c. use the Advanced window's "Modify QSOs" panel to set "QSL Sent Via" to 'B' for all QSOs in the Log Page Display.


This "en masse" technique requires that the only QSOs in your log whose "QSL Sent" items are set to 'R' (meaning requested, but not yet sent) should be sent via the buro.
73,

Dave, AA6YQ



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Re: Receiving QSL's - a query

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
pcooper
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 10:33 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Receiving QSL's - a query


Hi all,

I am just in the process of writing QSL cards in response to a bureau batch just received.

What I do is to put the call on the card into the filter box in DXK, hit CALL, and bring up the QSO's matching that call.

If it is one contact on the card, I navigate to that date/time, and then I have to click on 4 boxes to say I have received the card via the bureau, and sent one via the bureau. If the card has multiple contacts, I have to do the same for each QSO.

With the mouse cursor in the Filter panel textbox at the bottom of the Main window's "Log Page Display", strike CTRL-ALT-B; this will
- sets the current QSO's QSL received item to Y (yes)
- sets the current QSO's QSL date received item to the current UTC date
- if an outgoing QSL card was not previously sent, sets the current QSO's QSL sent item to 'R' (requested)
- set current QSO's QSL rcvd via to B (bureau)

Then set the QSL panel's "Sent Via" selector to 'B'

I know I must be stupid, but is there a simple way to accomplish this? It would be great if I could mark each QSO needed, and then hit one button to say SENT VIA B, REC'd VIA B.

If I right-click, I can add to the QSL queue for LoTW, but not for cards.

That's because on the Main window's QSL tab, you have the "QSL Via" panel set to LotW. Since you're filling out cards by hand, set this panel to "ADIF file". You can then right-click each QSO and select "Add Entry to QSL Queue (ADIF)", or even better, wait till you've processed all incoming cards and then click the "Add Requested" button to populate the QSL Queue. Make sure the "Include QSLs to be sent via the QSL Bureau" box is checked, and then click the "Update Log" to mark all QSOs as sent via the buro on the current date.

I know I can change the QSL VIA (on the QSL tab) to CARDS, and then right-click to add to the queue, but the only options then appear to be to either print cards, envelopes, or to create an address file.
The UPDATE LOG button only appears to work if you have printed cards, and doesn't appear to handle incoming cards to which I need to reply.

So, is there is a simple solution to this process?

The first incoming card processed requires you to
1. type the callsign into the Filter panel textbox

2. click the Filter panel's Call button

3. strike CTRL-ALT-B

4. set the "QSL Sent Via" selector to 'B'


for each subsequent card, you can
1. type the callsign into the Filter panel textbox

2. strike the Enter key (this will perform the call search)

3. strike CTRL-ALT-B

4. set the "QSL Sent Via" selector to 'B'


If you're processing a largish batch of incoming cards, you could omit step 4 and accomplish the setting of "QSL Sent Via" to 'B' en masse by
a. backing up your log

b. filtering the Log Page Display to contain all QSOs whose "QSL Sent" item is set to 'R'

c. use the Advanced window's "Modify QSOs" panel to set "QSL Sent Via" to 'B' for all QSOs in the Log Page Display.


This "en masse" technique requires that the only QSOs in your log whose "QSL Sent" items are set to 'R' (meaning requested, but not yet sent) should be sent via the buro.
73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Receiving QSL's - a query

pcooper <pcooper@...>
 

Joe and the group,

I actually fill out cards by hand, which is MY preference. I have a silly distrust of labels, which can fade, as well as peel off over time.
So, I write all my cards by hand.

I tried your workflow on a couple, and that works to a point, in that it shows the card as received, but puts an R in the SENT field.

I actually DO want to record how and when I sent the card, as well as how it was received.
This is partly because (as DX to many) I get repeat requests, and even dupe cards, so I really do like to know what was sent and when.

I know it is a little pedantic, but I try hard to keep my log accurate in this way.

I get numerous cards in from some stations for the same contact, or the same band/mode, and it is handy to see what they have been sent before. There are also stations that send out a card for EACH and EVERY single contact we make, regardless of whether it has already been confirmed.

OK, it is no major problem, as I can and do work around this, but I just wondered if there was a simple way to handle this.
I did think about making up a script, but I cannot see how to choose a load of contacts, and then apply the script.

73 and thanks for the suggestion Joe

Phil GU0SUP


Re: PropView 1.5.5 is available

DennisE <den.deb@...>
 

I'd like to second Peter's observations on the Beacon prediction functionality Dave added. WinCAP Wizard, freeware on latest ARRL Antenna Handbook, has this real-time beacon prediction map that shows predicted S units and which beacons we ought to be able to hear.

But I think PropView stands alone and high above the other programs in not only switching the rig but giving the prediction graphic. In short, if I have an hour or two to go after South American stations, PV beacon prediction will give me a pretty quick snapshot of the best band and time.

In short, if you are new to this new feature, be advised there are two modes of prediction. You can click on a single band in the Band box then let PV Prediction cycle thru the stations. There will be a new prediction for each station at the time the station is transmitting. The 2nd mode is to unclick band and click on a single station. What might confuse some folks is you won't see the PV prediction for that station UNTIL the time that the station is to transmit. You'll see this in the Beacon Schedule time grid in the PropView Beacon Monitor window.

Dennis KB7ST -- and again, Dave, many thanks.

--- In dxlab@yahoogroups.com, "Peter Zingsheim" <oe6zh@...> wrote:

Mni mni tnx, Dave.

Predictions work as intended.


Re: Receiving QSL's - a query

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Phil,.

Are you ultimately printing cards/labels or are you filling them out
by hand?

If you are doing hand cards, I would not worry about sent/rcvd via
(after all you have the card and will have sent one) and use the
following fork flow:

1) enter the call and search
2) fill out the card
3) click "CFM" in the QSL field
4) double click in the "Date Sent" box of the QSL field

I know I can change the QSL VIA (on the QSL tab) to CARDS, and then
right-click to add to the queue, but the only options then appear to
be to either print cards, envelopes, or to create an address file.
The UPDATE LOG button only appears to work if you have printed cards,
and doesn't appear to handle incoming cards to which I need to
reply.
You can "preview" the cards to flag them as printed when you do the
Update Log or simply print 3-column labels to plain paper before
clicking "Update Log"

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 8/6/2011 10:32 AM, pcooper wrote:
Hi all,

I am just in the process of writing QSL cards in response to a bureau
batch just received.

What I do is to put the call on the card into the filter box in DXK,
hit CALL, and bring up the QSO's matching that call.

If it is one contact on the card, I navigate to that date/time, and
then I have to click on 4 boxes to say I have received the card via
the bureau, and sent one via the bureau. If the card has multiple
contacts, I have to do the same for each QSO.

I know I must be stupid, but is there a simple way to accomplish
this? It would be great if I could mark each QSO needed, and then hit
one button to say SENT VIA B, REC'd VIA B.

If I right-click, I can add to the QSL queue for LoTW, but not for
cards.

I know I can change the QSL VIA (on the QSL tab) to CARDS, and then
right-click to add to the queue, but the only options then appear to
be to either print cards, envelopes, or to create an address file.
The UPDATE LOG button only appears to work if you have printed cards,
and doesn't appear to handle incoming cards to which I need to
reply.

So, is there is a simple solution to this process?

73 de Phil GU0SUP


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Re: WW: small bug - 59A reports not allowed.

g4wjs
 

...
Please download the zip archive

I have sent you a new version of WinWarbler that's been extended to
accept alphanumeric characters in the "QSO Info" panel's RST Sent and Rcvd
textboxes. These textboxes also now interpret CTRL-A to mean "select current
contents".

Please let me know how it goes.
Seems to be not quite there Dave. I can enter 59A in sent and recieved report fields in both CW and SSB mode but when I try and log I get flashing red labels on both report fields. I guess there is some further validation when the log button is pressed. The 59A fields are transfering to DXK main and capture windows and the log button there does work as expected without failing validation.

It does seem strange that both applications might validate entries in this way - surely the destination (DXK) should be responsible for final full record validation alone and WW should only validate individual fields as they are entered?


73,

Dave, AA6YQ
73
Bill.


Receiving QSL's - a query

pcooper <pcooper@...>
 

Hi all,

I am just in the process of writing QSL cards in response to a bureau batch just received.

What I do is to put the call on the card into the filter box in DXK, hit CALL, and bring up the QSO's matching that call.

If it is one contact on the card, I navigate to that date/time, and then I have to click on 4 boxes to say I have received the card via the bureau, and sent one via the bureau.
If the card has multiple contacts, I have to do the same for each QSO.

I know I must be stupid, but is there a simple way to accomplish this? It would be great if I could mark each QSO needed, and then hit one button to say SENT VIA B, REC'd VIA B.

If I right-click, I can add to the QSL queue for LoTW, but not for cards.

I know I can change the QSL VIA (on the QSL tab) to CARDS, and then right-click to add to the queue, but the only options then appear to be to either print cards, envelopes, or to create an address file.
The UPDATE LOG button only appears to work if you have printed cards, and doesn't appear to handle incoming cards to which I need to reply.

So, is there is a simple solution to this process?

73 de Phil GU0SUP


Re: xcvrmode-parameter for USB-D1 with IC-7600

Uwe
 

Hello Dave,

now it works ;-)

Again, thank you for your help and this wonderful software!

vy 73 de Uwe, DL4AC

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

AA6YQ comments below
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Uwe
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 3:45 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] xcvrmode-parameter for USB-D1 with IC-7600


Hello,

I didn't found an answer via search...

I want to set winwarbler via macro to a psk-frequency and in USB-D1-Mode.
Frequency works fine. But is there a parameter for USB-D1 with an IC-7600?

<xcvrmode: usb-d1><xcvrfreq: 14070><modulation: bpsk usb> doesn't work :-(

To set your IC-7600 to USB-D1, use
<xcvrmode: data-u>

This is described in
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/winwarbler/Help/Macros.htm>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Rotator Control

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

It is Enabled, the check box is checked for Green Heron, Hygain, and
Idiom Press, Com 8 is checked, speed is 19200, word length is 8, stop
bits is 1, parity is none, Directive acceptance by band ha all
checked.
I just looked up the Green Heron manual for confirmation (Sec 5.2, page
22). Like the Hy-Gain DCU-1 and Idiom Press, the Green heron RT-21 is
fixed at 4800 8N1.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 8/6/2011 7:20 AM, Barry Bourgond wrote:
I just purchased the Green Heron Engineering rotator controller. I am having
problems setting it up in DXView. It is Enabled, the check box is checked
for Green Heron, Hygain, and Idiom Press, Com 8 is checked, speed is 19200,
word length is 8, stop bits is 1, parity is none, Directive acceptance by
band ha all checked. Only thing I can figure is my word length, stop bits,
parity and speed may be set up wrong. Any ideas?



Barry, NZ9C






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Rotator Control

Barry Bourgond <barry@...>
 

I just purchased the Green Heron Engineering rotator controller. I am having
problems setting it up in DXView. It is Enabled, the check box is checked
for Green Heron, Hygain, and Idiom Press, Com 8 is checked, speed is 19200,
word length is 8, stop bits is 1, parity is none, Directive acceptance by
band ha all checked. Only thing I can figure is my word length, stop bits,
parity and speed may be set up wrong. Any ideas?



Barry, NZ9C


Re: xcvrmode-parameter for USB-D1 with IC-7600

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
Uwe
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 3:45 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] xcvrmode-parameter for USB-D1 with IC-7600


Hello,

I didn't found an answer via search...

I want to set winwarbler via macro to a psk-frequency and in USB-D1-Mode.
Frequency works fine. But is there a parameter for USB-D1 with an IC-7600?

<xcvrmode: usb-d1><xcvrfreq: 14070><modulation: bpsk usb> doesn't work :-(

To set your IC-7600 to USB-D1, use
<xcvrmode: data-u>

This is described in
<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/winwarbler/Help/Macros.htm>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


xcvrmode-parameter for USB-D1 with IC-7600

Uwe
 

Hello,

I didn't found an answer via search...

I want to set winwarbler via macro to a psk-frequency and in USB-D1-Mode. Frequency works fine. But is there a parameter for USB-D1 with an IC-7600?

<xcvrmode: usb-d1><xcvrfreq: 14070><modulation: bpsk usb> doesn't work :-(

vy 73 de Uwe, DL4AC


Re: Multi radio user-defined controls

Dave AA6YQ
 

Thanks, Mike. There are also step-by-step instructions for this in

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

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From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
Michel Daulie
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 3:07 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Re: Multi radio user-defined controls


Hi Guido,

Can be done. In a cookbook/recipe approach you do the following:

Start "Commander", click the "Config" button which brings you to a separate
window "Commander Configuration".
Then click the tab "Multi Radio" and fill in items 1 and 2 for following
groups:
group "Control"
: Radio 1 e.g. the TS870: Model = KENWOOD, leave CI-V Addr open, Interrogate
selected, Interval = 200, Name = TS-870S, Enable selected;
: Radio 2 e.g. the K3: Model = K3, I guess CI-V addr may be left open,
Interrogate selected, Interval = 200, Name = K3
Read the help file to see if you need to change the interval and/or
Interrogate selection

group "CAT Serial port" = Radio 1 here corresponds to Radio 1 of "Control",
radio 2 here to radio 2 of " controle, and also as such for the group
"User-defined Control Sets"
: Radio 1 - here specify on which serial port number your transceiver is
connected, specifyin the baudrate, wordrate, parity, number of stop bits,
and if DateTerminalReady (DTR) and RequestToSend (RTS) is used. The baudrate
is either settable in the transceiver or fixed in the transceiver. Word,
parity, stopbits and DTR/RTS are normally fixed in the transceiver. Consult
the manuals. For Kenwood TS870S they are DTR=Y and RTS=Y.
: Radio - do same but for K3
In any case you need the transceiver manuals !
Also make sure you assign the correct port number to the correct
transceiver. It might be clever to remove temporary one port, check which
one it is and configure it. After than restart the pc, insert second port,
find out which port number and then configure the second radio. Otherwise
some playing with serial port terminal (if still available on your operating
system might do the trick of finding out who is where.

As you want to assign the transceivers to specific frequency bands I think
you can already go to
group "Selection by band"
and select for each band in the drop-down box which transceiver goes with
which band. After than you can click the Auto selection. If no transceiver
shows it is possible that you first need the next group defined (I also am
still learning the tricks of this trade...)

Next go to group "User-defined Control Sets" - this is the hard part.
For radio 1 click "Edit". This will show you teh "Commander User-defined
Control Set Configuration" for the first radio (Kenwood in this case). This
Control Set will tell the system which initialisation commands (Inital
Command) and which initialisation file (Initial Command Sequence) must be
applied and where the buttons and sliders definition are located that must
be loaded for that specific radio (transceiver). I think it good practice to
save this the first time immediately after creation with the button "Save".
You will need to specify path and name for this "Control Set". I e.g. use
C:&#92;DxLab&#92;Commander&#92;Control Sets&#92;TS-870&#92;(CS)TS870.txt as name. Some
explanations: C:&#92;DxLab&#92;Commander&#92; is where I installed the software and you
need to change it for your case, Control Sets&#92; is a directory made by the
software and (CS)TS870.txt is the name of the file. CS stands for Control
Set and TS870 - well yes - stands for the Kenwood TS-870S.
For the moment you can close the first control set and do the same (Edit
button) for radio 2 and you may save the file in (using my path as an
example) C:&#92;DxLab&#92;Control Sets&#92;K3&#92;(CS)K3.txt.
You are of course free to use the naming you like, but be consistent because
it can become quite quickly a real puzzle.
Both Control-Sets are quite empty for the moment, but don't worry.

Close the control set panel and look now to the "commander" panel itself.
Under the main frequency display you should now see two "radio buttons"
labeled "TS-870S" and "K3"
If you now select one of them the appropriate "control set" will be loaded;
meaning execution of inital cat commands, initialization file and defined
buttons and sliders for that transceiver. Not much for the moment, because
we did not define any yet.
By the way, it might be smart to save already existing sliders and buttons
first to disk (Save in the definition panel) and then load a blank
definition. Loading of the control set will also occur if you change to a
band served by another radio than the actual one.

Now you can start defining buttons and sliders. See the help files for
details about that. If you need some examples I can provide them, but first
read the help files and then ask.
Important: save the definition to a file. I make sure that the file name
contains button or slider ID, transceiver ID and short usage identification.
So eg. Button corresponding to F5 for transceiver Kenwood TS-870 would have
the name (F5)TS870_CQ_ON6ML.txt (it is used to send a cw cq call via the
Kenwood interface). Slider 1 which sets cw speed has the name
(S1)TS870_CW_SPEED.txt. Identical commands for the K3 would have been named
(F5)K3_CQ_ON6ML.txt and (S1)K3_CW_SPEED.txt
Anyway, DO REMEMBER THE NAME you gave.

If you have defined a button or slider, you must have it appear in the
appropriate Control-Set.
DO NOT CHANGE TRANSCEIVER OF BAND UNTIL FINISHED !
Click "Config", tab "Multi Radio" and the "Edit" button of the appropriate
"User-defined Control Sets" radio.

The panel "Commander User-Defined Control Set Configuration" appears.
See if you have the correct one based on the name of the file in the
"Control Set pathname". Better be safe than sorry.
Now click the "Select" button corresponding to the created button or slider
in the "User-defined Controls" group. This will enable you to search and
select the filename in which you have written the definition in the previous
activity (say e.g. (F5)TS870_CQ_ON6ML.txt)
This filename will now appear after the corresponding "Sequence _ pathname"
and will be loaded next time the transceiver is selected.
I prefer to "Save" the Control Set after each definition instead of waiting
until everything has been defined.

You can go the same way for sliders. Do not forget to update the
"User-defined" Controls group and save the "Control Set".

For the correct working of the buttons and sliders a initialization may be
necessary. Can it be one by a simple CAT-command then you can put those
commands in the "Inital Command" text field of the appropriate "Control
Set".
Are there several CAT-commands or sliders initialisations then I prefer to
use the "Initial Command Sequence" file (see group with same name).
STILL WITH SAME TRANSCEIVER SAME FREQUENCY
Click in the configuration panel (Control Set may be left open) on the tab
"General" and click on "Edit" in the group "Initial Command Sequence".
This will open a new panel "Commander User-defined Command Sequence Initial
Sequence" with 32 lines of notes and commands. Read the help file! As one of
the commands I could have put for the TS-870 first slider following: <Slider
1,025> meaning that the cw speed slider S1 will be set to 25 wpm at start of
transceiver.
Hint: in Note 32 I normally indicate for which transceiver this "sequence"
is. Remember that you can destroy a transceiver with the power of software
( well... wrong commands...)
Do not forget to save this "sequence" file; I would use the "Control Sets"
directory and name the file (IPL)TS870_INIT.txt

NEXT, go back to the "Commander User-defined Control Set Configuration" and
"Select" the file you just have made/edited in the group "Initial Command
Sequence". Do not forget to activate the "enabled" selection if you want the
statements contained in it executed.

Do so for the remaining buttons and sliders and then select another
transceiver and start the procedure anew.

I realise that you will need to reread this several times, confirming that a
picture says more than thousand words. However that would have taken me also
much more time to make. But who know, maybe there won't be that many
sunspots and will I have some time to document this procedure with some
graphics.

Good luck,

73s de Mike
ON6ML / OQ4A



--- In dxlab@yahoogroups.com, Guido Rasschaert <on7gr@...> wrote:

Hi All,�
I've got a configuration set up with a K3 and a first radio TS 870 as a
second, multi-radio, and so this work well.�
For practical reasons, currently I use the K3 from 160 to 17 and the TS870
from 15 to 10.�
I have several user defined controls for both TX's.�
My question is can I configure the commander that the user defined
controls needed for the K3 only present if the K3 is active and that the
controls for the TS870 are present if it is active.�
I think this can be done via configuration commander, multi-radio,
user-defined set of Control.�
But here it is over for me. I do not know what I'm here and in the�
Radio 1 and 2 edit to enter.�
I've searched the help files but I'm not wiser.�
Are there any examples available?

Thanks in advance


73 de ON7GR �Guido

excuse for my english






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Re: WW: small bug - 59A reports not allowed.

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
g4wjs
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 7:16 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] WW: small bug - 59A reports not allowed.


Currently working the excellent aurora here and in WW I can't enter 59A
reports, DXK allows them so I can edit or use capture dialog but unless
there is a config option to allow aurora reports in WW this seems to be a
defect.

Please download the zip archive

I have sent you a new version of WinWarbler that's been extended to
accept alphanumeric characters in the "QSO Info" panel's RST Sent and Rcvd
textboxes. These textboxes also now interpret CTRL-A to mean "select current
contents".

Please let me know how it goes.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: WW: small bug - 59A reports not allowed.

Joe WB9SBD
 

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On 8/5/2011 6:15 PM, g4wjs wrote:

Currently working the excellent aurora here and in WW I can't enter
59A reports, DXK allows them so I can edit or use capture dialog but
unless there is a config option to allow aurora reports in WW this
seems to be a defect.

73
Bill.


Re: WinWarbler 7.1.3 - Transmit Info stops displaying in Receive Pane

Edward Jahncke (N5KGV)
 

Dave:
Thanks for the responses. I have printed out the dialogue and will implement your suggestions on my next RTTY session.
Learn something new every day...
73 de N5KGV Edward

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

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
EdwardJ
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 10:53 AM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [dxlab] Re: WinWarbler 7.1.3 - Transmit Info stops displaying
in Receive Pane


Dave:
I finally got around to reading your responses both to my initial query as
well as others who tagged along with similar questions. Learned a few new
"tricks" in the process.

HOWEVER, your response to my paragraph 2 about "locking the Rcv and Trans
freqs leaves me confused. I do see that see that disabling the AFC does
"lock" the receive freq, BUT I was working split, so to me the Receive frq
is that of the DX stations calling frq, and the transmit frq is my split
call back to him.

When operating split, don't check the Net box (Main window, "RTTY
Receive" panel) to lock your RX and TX frequencies together. Do check the
"Split frequency operation" box in the General panel on the Configuration
window's General tab.

I am using an Icom 756ProIII, which as you have previously advised me does
not have the proper internal command codes to send the split frequencies to
WinWarbler. Sometimes WW shows VFO A under the waterfall window, and
sometimes it shows VFO B. I have learned to just ignore either one and use
the spectrum scope display on the Icom to tune signals when using WW.

Commander conveys your radios' RX and TX frequencies to WinWarbler via
interapplication messages, not via CAT commands. The problem is that your
756 Pro III doesn't notify Commander when you enable/disable split or change
VFOs via the transceiver's front panel. If you always make such changes via
Commander's Main window, then WinWarbler will always display the correct
frequencies above its Waterfall.

Checking the "Sync transceiver frequencies before logging or spotting"
box on the General tab of Commanders' configuration window will ensure that
when operating split, Commander always reports the correct RX and TX
frequencies to DXKeeper and SpotCollector when you log a QSO or generate an
outgoing spot.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


ST0R approved for DXCC credit

Dave AA6YQ
 

Not bad news...

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: Moore, Bill, NC1L (ARRL Awards Branch) [mailto:nc1l@arrl.org]
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 5:05 PM
Subject: Operation approved for DXCC credit


The following operation is approved for DXCC credit:



STØR – South Sudan

Current operation





73 es DX!





Bill Moore NC1L

ARRL DXCC Branch Manager

ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio™

225 Main Street

Newington, CT 06111

Telephone: (860) 594 0234

Fax: (860) 594-0346

email: bmoore@arrl.org

DXCC Web Site: www.arrl.org/dxcc

Blog: http://www.arrl.org/awards-blog






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WW: small bug - 59A reports not allowed.

g4wjs
 

Currently working the excellent aurora here and in WW I can't enter 59A reports, DXK allows them so I can edit or use capture dialog but unless there is a config option to allow aurora reports in WW this seems to be a defect.

73
Bill.


Re: Multi radio user-defined controls

on6ml
 

Hi Guido,

Can be done. In a cookbook/recipe approach you do the following:

Start "Commander", click the "Config" button which brings you to a separate window "Commander Configuration".
Then click the tab "Multi Radio" and fill in items 1 and 2 for following groups:
group "Control"
: Radio 1 e.g. the TS870: Model = KENWOOD, leave CI-V Addr open, Interrogate selected, Interval = 200, Name = TS-870S, Enable selected;
: Radio 2 e.g. the K3: Model = K3, I guess CI-V addr may be left open, Interrogate selected, Interval = 200, Name = K3
Read the help file to see if you need to change the interval and/or Interrogate selection

group "CAT Serial port" = Radio 1 here corresponds to Radio 1 of "Control", radio 2 here to radio 2 of " controle, and also as such for the group "User-defined Control Sets"
: Radio 1 - here specify on which serial port number your transceiver is connected, specifyin the baudrate, wordrate, parity, number of stop bits, and if DateTerminalReady (DTR) and RequestToSend (RTS) is used. The baudrate is either settable in the transceiver or fixed in the transceiver. Word, parity, stopbits and DTR/RTS are normally fixed in the transceiver. Consult the manuals. For Kenwood TS870S they are DTR=Y and RTS=Y.
: Radio - do same but for K3
In any case you need the transceiver manuals !
Also make sure you assign the correct port number to the correct transceiver. It might be clever to remove temporary one port, check which one it is and configure it. After than restart the pc, insert second port, find out which port number and then configure the second radio. Otherwise some playing with serial port terminal (if still available on your operating system might do the trick of finding out who is where.

As you want to assign the transceivers to specific frequency bands I think you can already go to
group "Selection by band"
and select for each band in the drop-down box which transceiver goes with which band. After than you can click the Auto selection. If no transceiver shows it is possible that you first need the next group defined (I also am still learning the tricks of this trade...)

Next go to group "User-defined Control Sets" - this is the hard part.
For radio 1 click "Edit". This will show you teh "Commander User-defined Control Set Configuration" for the first radio (Kenwood in this case). This Control Set will tell the system which initialisation commands (Inital Command) and which initialisation file (Initial Command Sequence) must be applied and where the buttons and sliders definition are located that must be loaded for that specific radio (transceiver). I think it good practice to save this the first time immediately after creation with the button "Save". You will need to specify path and name for this "Control Set". I e.g. use C:&#92;DxLab&#92;Commander&#92;Control Sets&#92;TS-870&#92;(CS)TS870.txt as name. Some explanations: C:&#92;DxLab&#92;Commander&#92; is where I installed the software and you need to change it for your case, Control Sets&#92; is a directory made by the software and (CS)TS870.txt is the name of the file. CS stands for Control Set and TS870 - well yes - stands for the Kenwood TS-870S.
For the moment you can close the first control set and do the same (Edit button) for radio 2 and you may save the file in (using my path as an example) C:&#92;DxLab&#92;Control Sets&#92;K3&#92;(CS)K3.txt.
You are of course free to use the naming you like, but be consistent because it can become quite quickly a real puzzle.
Both Control-Sets are quite empty for the moment, but don't worry.

Close the control set panel and look now to the "commander" panel itself. Under the main frequency display you should now see two "radio buttons" labeled "TS-870S" and "K3"
If you now select one of them the appropriate "control set" will be loaded; meaning execution of inital cat commands, initialization file and defined buttons and sliders for that transceiver. Not much for the moment, because we did not define any yet.
By the way, it might be smart to save already existing sliders and buttons first to disk (Save in the definition panel) and then load a blank definition. Loading of the control set will also occur if you change to a band served by another radio than the actual one.

Now you can start defining buttons and sliders. See the help files for details about that. If you need some examples I can provide them, but first read the help files and then ask.
Important: save the definition to a file. I make sure that the file name contains button or slider ID, transceiver ID and short usage identification.
So eg. Button corresponding to F5 for transceiver Kenwood TS-870 would have the name (F5)TS870_CQ_ON6ML.txt (it is used to send a cw cq call via the Kenwood interface). Slider 1 which sets cw speed has the name (S1)TS870_CW_SPEED.txt. Identical commands for the K3 would have been named (F5)K3_CQ_ON6ML.txt and (S1)K3_CW_SPEED.txt
Anyway, DO REMEMBER THE NAME you gave.

If you have defined a button or slider, you must have it appear in the appropriate Control-Set.
DO NOT CHANGE TRANSCEIVER OF BAND UNTIL FINISHED !
Click "Config", tab "Multi Radio" and the "Edit" button of the appropriate "User-defined Control Sets" radio.

The panel "Commander User-Defined Control Set Configuration" appears.
See if you have the correct one based on the name of the file in the "Control Set pathname". Better be safe than sorry.
Now click the "Select" button corresponding to the created button or slider in the "User-defined Controls" group. This will enable you to search and select the filename in which you have written the definition in the previous activity (say e.g. (F5)TS870_CQ_ON6ML.txt)
This filename will now appear after the corresponding "Sequence _ pathname" and will be loaded next time the transceiver is selected.
I prefer to "Save" the Control Set after each definition instead of waiting until everything has been defined.

You can go the same way for sliders. Do not forget to update the "User-defined" Controls group and save the "Control Set".

For the correct working of the buttons and sliders a initialization may be necessary. Can it be one by a simple CAT-command then you can put those commands in the "Inital Command" text field of the appropriate "Control Set".
Are there several CAT-commands or sliders initialisations then I prefer to use the "Initial Command Sequence" file (see group with same name).
STILL WITH SAME TRANSCEIVER SAME FREQUENCY
Click in the configuration panel (Control Set may be left open) on the tab "General" and click on "Edit" in the group "Initial Command Sequence".
This will open a new panel "Commander User-defined Command Sequence Initial Sequence" with 32 lines of notes and commands. Read the help file! As one of the commands I could have put for the TS-870 first slider following: <Slider 1,025> meaning that the cw speed slider S1 will be set to 25 wpm at start of transceiver.
Hint: in Note 32 I normally indicate for which transceiver this "sequence" is. Remember that you can destroy a transceiver with the power of software ( well... wrong commands...)
Do not forget to save this "sequence" file; I would use the "Control Sets" directory and name the file (IPL)TS870_INIT.txt

NEXT, go back to the "Commander User-defined Control Set Configuration" and "Select" the file you just have made/edited in the group "Initial Command Sequence". Do not forget to activate the "enabled" selection if you want the statements contained in it executed.

Do so for the remaining buttons and sliders and then select another transceiver and start the procedure anew.

I realise that you will need to reread this several times, confirming that a picture says more than thousand words. However that would have taken me also much more time to make. But who know, maybe there won't be that many sunspots and will I have some time to document this procedure with some graphics.

Good luck,

73s de Mike
ON6ML / OQ4A

--- In dxlab@yahoogroups.com, Guido Rasschaert <on7gr@...> wrote:

Hi All, 
I've got a configuration set up with a K3 and a first radio TS 870 as a second, multi-radio, and so this work well. 
For practical reasons, currently I use the K3 from 160 to 17 and the TS870 from 15 to 10. 
I have several user defined controls for both TX's. 
My question is can I configure the commander that the user defined controls needed for the K3 only present if the K3 is active and that the controls for the TS870 are present if it is active. 
I think this can be done via configuration commander, multi-radio, user-defined set of Control. 
But here it is over for me. I do not know what I'm here and in the 
Radio 1 and 2 edit to enter. 
I've searched the help files but I'm not wiser. 
Are there any examples available?

Thanks in advance


73 de ON7GR  Guido

excuse for my english




Re: tongue in cheek 'feature request'

Todd Atkins
 

One way to do it would be to copy/paste all the text from WW into a word
document and then use the "Find" function in Word to search for your call
which will then tell you how many instances of your call it found. I think
word will also count all the number of words in your document and display
those results but this might get thrown off if there is anything in the sent
queue besides your call, thus I think the "Find" function would be more
accurate.

-Todd/KN4QD

On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 6:26 AM, Bill <w9ol@billnjudy.com> wrote:

**


Not having the biggest station, I get a kick out of cluster spotters
report busting a pileup and who say "on my first call".
Almost always, I work the station on my 'last' call.

Last night I managed to get ST0R on 20 cw.
I sat down, turned on the ball game and started listening to see if I
could find a pattern.
They got louder, and I started calling.
Ballgame ended and I was still calling.
Evening news ended and I was still calling.
Finally, minutes before bedtime, I got a qso. (amazingly, again, I got
them on my LAST call)

Here's my 'tongue in cheek request'.
WinWarblers 'sent' pane was filled with 'W9OL W9OL' ad infinitum.

Just for grins I tried scrolling and trying to count how many calls I
made. Scrapped that idea quickly.

Dave, anyway a counter be employed to start when you put a call into
WW's Call field and count each F5 (my single callsign macro) and display
the totals calls till the DX station is logged? LOL

I inconvenienced a major number of electrons last night. LOL

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