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Re: PathFinder not supported by Google Maps

WA8Y Steven
 

Thank you Charles. I don't see how this shows the callsign on Google Maps?
There is https://haminfo.tetranz.com/map but it only works with USA call signs.
I think there is a way to link PF to DXAtlas, however it doesn't display a Satellite view.
If I want to look at a foreign hams QTH on Google maps, I will use QRZ.com outside of PF.
Steve WA8Y


Re: PathFinder not supported by Google Maps

Dave / NR1DX
 

Joe

AMEN !!!!!!!!!

Dave
NR1DX

On 9/28/2022 10:14 AM, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:

On 2022-09-28 6:16 AM, Charles N2SO wrote:
If you need a map Steve, here's the "workaround" that I occasionally use: https://www.dxmaps.com/callbook/. There are lots of other features as well.
I would not touch dxmaps with a 3 meter pole due to their cookie and
data sharing policies. They are some of the worst and most abusive
I've encountered in 30 years of computer experience.

73,

   ... Joe, W4TV

On 2022-09-28 6:16 AM, Charles N2SO wrote:
If you need a map Steve, here's the "workaround" that I occasionally use:
https://www.dxmaps.com/callbook/. There are lots of other features as well.

On Tue, Sep 27, 2022 at 8:31 PM WA8Y Steven <stevenlinley@...>
wrote:

Hi Dave,

I like using your QRZ (.com) button in DXV.   And in Pathfinder, I often
click from Biography to Details Tab.  In the Detail Tab I can see a map
window.  But Clicking on "Show Map" button opens Internet Explorer and as
you know that doesn't work any more.    (Microsoft has a new browser,
Microsoft Edge)

Well, its been since March that PathFinder users can't see the map and its
because, and I quote "You are using a browser that is not supported by the
Google Maps JavaScript API. Please consider changing your browser".
There are posts about "Google Maps from Pathfinder"  back on March 20 and
25th, 2022.
Can you please make a work-around so Pathfinder opens a newer Browser?
My work-around is to open QRZ.com, in a newer browser, login again, enter
the Callsign, click on Details Tab, Click on "Show Map".
I know QRZ's "Show Map" button works from FireFox, and Microsoft Edge, but
not Internet Explorer.

Steve WA8Y




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Re: PathFinder not supported by Google Maps

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

On 2022-09-28 6:16 AM, Charles N2SO wrote:
If you need a map Steve, here's the "workaround" that I occasionally use: https://www.dxmaps.com/callbook/. There are lots of other features as well.
I would not touch dxmaps with a 3 meter pole due to their cookie and
data sharing policies. They are some of the worst and most abusive
I've encountered in 30 years of computer experience.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2022-09-28 6:16 AM, Charles N2SO wrote:
If you need a map Steve, here's the "workaround" that I occasionally use:
https://www.dxmaps.com/callbook/. There are lots of other features as well.
On Tue, Sep 27, 2022 at 8:31 PM WA8Y Steven <stevenlinley@...>
wrote:

Hi Dave,

I like using your QRZ (.com) button in DXV. And in Pathfinder, I often
click from Biography to Details Tab. In the Detail Tab I can see a map
window. But Clicking on "Show Map" button opens Internet Explorer and as
you know that doesn't work any more. (Microsoft has a new browser,
Microsoft Edge)

Well, its been since March that PathFinder users can't see the map and its
because, and I quote "You are using a browser that is not supported by the
Google Maps JavaScript API. Please consider changing your browser".
There are posts about "Google Maps from Pathfinder" back on March 20 and
25th, 2022.
Can you please make a work-around so Pathfinder opens a newer Browser?
My work-around is to open QRZ.com, in a newer browser, login again, enter
the Callsign, click on Details Tab, Click on "Show Map".
I know QRZ's "Show Map" button works from FireFox, and Microsoft Edge, but
not Internet Explorer.

Steve WA8Y



Re: Weird call signs in Spot collector

NI5L
 

Thanks, Joe. 

73
Warren
NI5L


Re: Weird call signs in Spot collector

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

I haven't seen it before and wondered what it signified.
In the packet world "-n" is is a "sub-station ID" (SSID).
It indicates one of many stations operating under the same
owner callsign.

For spotting, some stations operating "out of district" will
use the SSID to indicate the correct district (e.g., W4TV-8
in Ohio). In other cases, some cluster software allows the
user to take advantage of the SSID to select specific saved
configurations (e.g. server side filtering, etc.).

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2022-09-27 5:24 PM, NI5L wrote:
Dave,
-(number) was my way of expressing that there is a number after the hyphen... after the call.
I haven't seen it before and wondered what it signified.
Thanks for the info.


IOTA Contest Match Verifications

Charles N2SO
 

I recently completed an IOTA submission and all went well except that the downloaded IOTA CSV file and generated update report indicated a slight discrepancy between DXKeeper verified IOTA Groups and what IOTA has credited to my account. In this case IOTA had one additional verification not included in DXKeeper's Progress Report. The explanation is that one of the IOTA groups was confirmed by a matching contest log but for this QSO there was no independent confirmation by either LoTW or a QSL Card — so no way to verify the IOTA group. I imagine this problem might also exist with a matching Club Call QSO. 
The Wiki articles "Generating an IOTA Submission"  http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/GenerateIOTASubmission, "Tracking IOTA Award Progress" http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/IOTAStatus and the Help pages do not appear to address these issues.




73, Charles N2SOhttp://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/GenerateIOTASubmission


Re: PathFinder not supported by Google Maps

Charles N2SO
 

If you need a map Steve, here's the "workaround" that I occasionally use:  https://www.dxmaps.com/callbook/. There are lots of other features as well.

On Tue, Sep 27, 2022 at 8:31 PM WA8Y Steven <stevenlinley@...> wrote:
Hi Dave,

I like using your QRZ (.com) button in DXV.   And in Pathfinder, I often click from Biography to Details Tab.  In the Detail Tab I can see a map window.  But Clicking on "Show Map" button opens Internet Explorer and as you know that doesn't work any more.    (Microsoft has a new browser, Microsoft Edge)

Well, its been since March that PathFinder users can't see the map and its because, and I quote "You are using a browser that is not supported by the Google Maps JavaScript API. Please consider changing your browser". 
There are posts about "Google Maps from Pathfinder"  back on March 20 and 25th, 2022.
Can you please make a work-around so Pathfinder opens a newer Browser?
My work-around is to open QRZ.com, in a newer browser, login again, enter the Callsign, click on Details Tab, Click on "Show Map".
I know QRZ's "Show Map" button works from FireFox, and Microsoft Edge, but not Internet Explorer.

Steve WA8Y



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Re: Weird call signs in Spot collector

eddy on5jk
 

Some stations indeed send spots from their "alternative" QTH. Especialy Italians do so.

Instead of <Callsign/P> they write <Callsign/2> or <Callsign/4 > etc.

Logging such QSO i always replace the suffix < /number > by </P>

Suffixes like numbering are not allowed and false info.

Eddy ON5JK

Op 27/09/2022 om 23:24 schreef NI5L:

[Edited Message Follows]

Dave,

-(number) was my way of expressing that there is a number after the hyphen... after the call. 

I haven't seen it before and wondered what it signified. I am currently using NC7J as it is closest to me


Thanks for the info.


Re: SQL question

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

There is more flexibility in this implementation than I was aware. I have found (maybe everyone else already knew this) that you can just put <filtertextbox> in the assignment for a button in Adv Sorts and type your query directly in the filter textbox without needing to go to the Adv Sorts window. Even with the compound search noted above, the second half of the search can be entered there, or part of the the second half can be assigned the button in the Adv Sorts, as in (App_DXKeeper_Select = 'Y') and <filterbox>. There is also a Clear Select option there (cntl-Set).

+ I've sent you a new version of DXKeeper that provides the ability to set the Select items of all QSOs in the Log Page Display to Y or N from a panel at the bottom of the "Advanced Sorts, Filters, and Modifiers" window.


I really should read the manual more closely!!

+ After you've been using DXLab for awhile, it's a good idea to review the Reference Documentation for each of the components you're using to see if there are additional capabilities that might be useful given your operating style.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: PathFinder not supported by Google Maps

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
I like using your QRZ (.com) button in DXV.   And in Pathfinder, I often click from Biography to Details Tab.  In the Detail Tab I can see a map window.  But Clicking on "Show Map" button opens Internet Explorer and as you know that doesn't work any more.    (Microsoft has a new browser, Microsoft Edge)

Well, its been since March that PathFinder users can't see the map and its because, and I quote "You are using a browser that is not supported by the Google Maps JavaScript API. Please consider changing your browser". 
There are posts about "Google Maps from Pathfinder"  back on March 20 and 25th, 2022.
Can you please make a work-around so Pathfinder opens a newer Browser?
My work-around is to open QRZ.com, in a newer browser, login again, enter the Callsign, click on Details Tab, Click on "Show Map".
I know QRZ's "Show Map" button works from FireFox, and Microsoft Edge, but not Internet Explorer.

+ Pathfinder's primary function is to enable the rapid discovery of QSL route information: type or select a callsign once, and then check up to 12 online sources of QSL information with one mouse click per source.

+ Pathfinder's secondary function is to provide DXKeeper users with no-cost access to QRZ.com as a callbook.

+ When Pathfinder was first deployed, QRZ.com did not include a map capability. 

+ Pathfinder does not open or otherwise interoperate with a classic Web Browser. Pathfinder incorporates a WebBrowser control provided by Microsoft. This WebBrowser control works correctly on all current versions of Windows, whether or not Internet Explorer or Edge are present.

+ QRZ's map is no longer accessible from Pathfinder's Main window because Google made a change to the mapping API that QRZ uses. Short of convincing QRZ to switch to a different mapping mechanism, there is no feasible workaround.

      73,
      
              Dave, AA6YQ

 

 


Re: MixW with IC7300 and DXlab program Help

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
Dave I know about that page and have downloaded the programs from there. What I am looking for is how to configure the program to play correctly with DXlab.  Currently I have the gateway software installed but can not get it to talk correctly with commander and DXkeeper.  I seem to remember a set of instructions on how to set comports etc so that they talk to your software. Unfortunately I can no longer find them in your documentation. Maybe I try to look this stuff up incorrectly all the time I am not sure. But what I do is use the help tab on the program (such as commanders help tab) to get help on the app.  Maybe I need to go on line to the online information to find something like this but I get frustrated with myself when I can locate what I am looking for.  In I am having a pipe dream about the information I am looking for let me know but I find no setup/configuration info on his  site

+ It's not possible for me to document either MixW or the MixW-to-DXlab Gateway, as I do not have access to the source code for either of them. If you seek additional information, all I can suggest is that you contact the author of the Gateway.

      73,

                 Dave, AA6YQ


PathFinder not supported by Google Maps

WA8Y Steven
 

Hi Dave,

I like using your QRZ (.com) button in DXV.   And in Pathfinder, I often click from Biography to Details Tab.  In the Detail Tab I can see a map window.  But Clicking on "Show Map" button opens Internet Explorer and as you know that doesn't work any more.    (Microsoft has a new browser, Microsoft Edge)

Well, its been since March that PathFinder users can't see the map and its because, and I quote "You are using a browser that is not supported by the Google Maps JavaScript API. Please consider changing your browser". 
There are posts about "Google Maps from Pathfinder"  back on March 20 and 25th, 2022.
Can you please make a work-around so Pathfinder opens a newer Browser?
My work-around is to open QRZ.com, in a newer browser, login again, enter the Callsign, click on Details Tab, Click on "Show Map".
I know QRZ's "Show Map" button works from FireFox, and Microsoft Edge, but not Internet Explorer.

Steve WA8Y


Re: IC7100 Freq Change

w6de
 

While the computer is up and running pull out the mouse USB plug from the computer you should hear the Windows USB disconnect sound, wait a few seconds then plug the Mouse USB cord back in.  You should hear the USB connect sound.  Observe if the Computer/Windows says something to the effect installing new USB device.

If not try updating the mouse driver in Device Manager.

 

73,

Dave, w6de

 

From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce N7XGR via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 22:11
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] IC7100 Freq Change

 

Dave and others,  An update, the mouse in question is from Microsoft model,

Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000.  I have tried this on 2 kitchen table built Win 7 PC's

and a HP Win 8.1 laptop.  All three have the same problem with this mouse

where clicking on any digit in the frequency display and using the wheel

does not change the frequency.

I put on a Logitech mouse and clicking on any digit results with a change in frequency.

It is strange that using a Microsoft Mouse in a Win PC has this problem with Commander.

The MS mouse works just fine on web pages using the scroll wheel.

The error log file indicated that no mouse wheel activity was detected in Commander.

It is able to click on buttons and move sliders and make check marks in Commander.

I am wondering is this, MouseWheelControl.ocx  which is 20 years old needs to be updated

and it shows up in the System32 and SysWOW64 folders.  From what I found there is no

updated version.

 

Bruce  N7XGR

 

On Sat, Jul 9, 2022 at 11:16 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

Dave,  On a PC I have Commander running controlling a IC7610

version 15.2.0.  When I click in the frequency display on any digit

I can then use the mouse wheel to go up or down in frequency.

But on a different PC I have Commander running controlling a IC7100

version 15.4.4 which I just updated to the latest from ver 15.2.0.

Both versions have a problem where if I click on any digit the mouse

wheel does not change the frequency.

All settings look to be good and I am in VFO mode.

Am I missing something?  The IC7100 does not have a ECHO Back setting

but the IC7610 does, is this it?

+ No.Commander does not rely on the availability of an "ECHO Back setting". I just reconfirmed that Commander 15.4.4 provides mousewheel control of an IC-706, which also lacks an "ECHO Back" setting.

+ When Commander is first installed on a system, it places and registers the MouseWheelControl.ocx component; if registration of this component fails, mousewheel control will not be available.

+ Is there an errorlog.txt file in your Commander folder on the system that controls your iC-7100? If so, please attach it to an email message, and send it to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

+ If there's no errorlog.txt file present then please do the following:

1. set your IC-7100 to 14005 in CW

2. on the Configuration window's General tab, check the "Log debugging info" box

3. using your mousewheel, click on the 5 in Commander's "VFO A" panel and rotate the mousewheel upwards for a few seconds, and then downward for a few seconds

4. on the Configuration window's General tab, uncheck the "Log debugging info" box

5.  attach the errorlog.txt file to an email message, and send it my way

       73,

              Dave, AA6YQ



        73,

                Dave, AA6YQ


Re: MixW with IC7300 and DXlab program Help

Jim
 

Dave I know about that page and have downloaded the programs from there. What I am looking for is how to configure the program to play correctly with DXlab.  Currently I have the gateway software installed but can not get it to talk correctly with commander and DXkeeper.  I seem to remember a set of instructions on how to set comports etc so that they talk to your software. Unfortunately I can no longer find them in your documentation. Maybe I try to look this stuff up incorrectly all the time I am not sure. But what I do is use the help tab on the program (such as commanders help tab) to get help on the app.  Maybe I need to go on line to the online information to find something like this but I get frustrated with myself when I can locate what I am looking for.  In I am having a pipe dream about the information I am looking for let me know but I find no setup/configuration info on his  site

Jim


Re: IC7100 Freq Change

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Dave and others, An update, the mouse in question is from Microsoft model, Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000. I have tried this on 2 kitchen table built Win 7 PC's and a HP Win 8.1 laptop. All three have the same problem with this mouse where clicking on any digit in the frequency display and using the wheel does not change the frequency.
I put on a Logitech mouse and clicking on any digit results with a change in frequency.
It is strange that using a Microsoft Mouse in a Win PC has this problem with Commander.

The MS mouse works just fine on web pages using the scroll wheel.
The error log file indicated that no mouse wheel activity was detected in Commander.
It is able to click on buttons and move sliders and make check marks in Commander.
I am wondering is this, MouseWheelControl.ocx which is 20 years old needs to be updated and it shows up in the System32 and SysWOW64 folders. From what I found there is no updated version.

+ Given the wide variety of pointing devices with which MouseWHeelControl.ocx works correctly. the fact that one particular mouse doesn't report wheel rotation events is not evidence that MouseWheelControl.ocx is broken.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: IC7100 Freq Change

Bruce N7XGR
 

Dave and others,  An update, the mouse in question is from Microsoft model,
Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000.  I have tried this on 2 kitchen table built Win 7 PC's
and a HP Win 8.1 laptop.  All three have the same problem with this mouse
where clicking on any digit in the frequency display and using the wheel
does not change the frequency.
I put on a Logitech mouse and clicking on any digit results with a change in frequency.
It is strange that using a Microsoft Mouse in a Win PC has this problem with Commander.
The MS mouse works just fine on web pages using the scroll wheel.
The error log file indicated that no mouse wheel activity was detected in Commander.
It is able to click on buttons and move sliders and make check marks in Commander.
I am wondering is this, MouseWheelControl.ocx  which is 20 years old needs to be updated
and it shows up in the System32 and SysWOW64 folders.  From what I found there is no
updated version.

Bruce  N7XGR


On Sat, Jul 9, 2022 at 11:16 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below
Dave,  On a PC I have Commander running controlling a IC7610
version 15.2.0.  When I click in the frequency display on any digit
I can then use the mouse wheel to go up or down in frequency.
But on a different PC I have Commander running controlling a IC7100
version 15.4.4 which I just updated to the latest from ver 15.2.0.
Both versions have a problem where if I click on any digit the mouse
wheel does not change the frequency.
All settings look to be good and I am in VFO mode.
Am I missing something?  The IC7100 does not have a ECHO Back setting
but the IC7610 does, is this it?

+ No.Commander does not rely on the availability of an "ECHO Back setting". I just reconfirmed that Commander 15.4.4 provides mousewheel control of an IC-706, which also lacks an "ECHO Back" setting.

+ When Commander is first installed on a system, it places and registers the MouseWheelControl.ocx component; if registration of this component fails, mousewheel control will not be available.

+ Is there an errorlog.txt file in your Commander folder on the system that controls your iC-7100? If so, please attach it to an email message, and send it to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

+ If there's no errorlog.txt file present then please do the following:

1. set your IC-7100 to 14005 in CW

2. on the Configuration window's General tab, check the "Log debugging info" box

3. using your mousewheel, click on the 5 in Commander's "VFO A" panel and rotate the mousewheel upwards for a few seconds, and then downward for a few seconds

4. on the Configuration window's General tab, uncheck the "Log debugging info" box

5.  attach the errorlog.txt file to an email message, and send it my way

       73,

              Dave, AA6YQ



        73,

                Dave, AA6YQ


Re: MixW with IC7300 and DXlab program Help

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Afternoon all,
after a long time I am interested in trying my old copy of MIXW with DXlab software and currently running windows 7 operating system. The radio is an IC-7300. I have MIXW installed along with MIXW Gateway and the program receives correctly but will not assert PTT from the MIXW window. The program appears to be configured correctly from what I can remember (its been about 8 years since I used it without DXlab however) At this point I dont know if I have the ports configured correctly in the MIXW program. I do know however that everything is and has been working correctly for a year or two so I doubt changes need to be made in DXlab/Commander or even WW.

I believe there used to be a help page for this very thing on the DXlab web site but I be darned if I can find it. Can someone please point me to the correct page.

+ Here's the URL:

http://www.n2amg.com/software/mixw2-dxlabs-gateway/

P.S DXlab and WW performed flawlessly last weekend while I was working the RTTY contest (I am a cherry picker so only had about 140 contacts total) but it was loads of fun.

+ I made a few RTTY QSOs myself, and - like you - enjoyed doing so.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Weird call signs in Spot collector

NI5L
 
Edited

Dave,

-(number) was my way of expressing that there is a number after the hyphen... after the call. 

I haven't seen it before and wondered what it signified. I am currently using NC7J as it is closest to me


Thanks for the info.


MixW with IC7300 and DXlab program Help

Jim
 

Afternoon all,
after a long time I am interested in trying my old copy of MIXW with DXlab software and currently running windows 7 operating system. The radio is an IC-7300.  I have MIXW installed along with MIXW Gateway and the program receives correctly but will not assert PTT from the MIXW window.  The program appears to be configured correctly from what I can remember (its been about 8 years since I used it without DXlab however) At this point I dont know if I have the ports configured correctly in the MIXW program. I do know however that everything is and has been working correctly for a year or two so I doubt changes need to be made in DXlab/Commander or even WW. 

I believe there used to be a help page for this very thing on the DXlab web site but I be darned if I can find it.  Can someone please point me to the correct page.

Thanks  Jim  K3YBN

P.S DXlab and WW performed flawlessly last weekend while I was working the RTTY contest (I am a cherry picker so only had about 140 contacts total) but it was loads of fun.
Thanks for such a great bunch of programs Dave


Re: Weird call signs in Spot collector

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
In the last few days, I have noticed several calls with a -(number) after their calls. The numbers are what is puzzling me.

Is this a Spot Collector issue or some new fad?

+ SpotCollector reports callsigns as it receives them from your spot sources.

+ Some spot sources append -# to callsigns obtained from skimmers (like "CW Skimmer")

+ Some spot sources append -@ to callsigns obtained from the DX Summit web cluster

+ You can optionally pre-filter callsigns ending in -# or -@, as described in

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Help/Prefiltering.htm

+ I don't know what -(number) appended to a callsign means. From which spot source(s) are you seeing such callsigns?

       73,

            Dave, AA6YQ