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Re: Getting VE7CC User cluster monitor to work with DXkeeper??

Henk Remijn PA5KT
 

You can connect from spotcollector to the ve7cc user client.

This gives you all the good features of both Spotcollector an VE7CC user client.

You can configure VE7CC client as server for telnet, and connect from spotcollector to the ve7cc telnet server.


Henk

Op 13-9-2021 om 22:07 schreef Dave AA6YQ:

+ AA6YQ comments below

Is it possible to get VE7CC's cluster user program to send across the details to DXKeeper?

+ VE7CC's cluster user program does not interoperate with DXLab. Its functionality is a small subset of what SpotCollector provides; in particular, it does not maintain a database of active stations, and all of the DXing functionality that SpotCollector employs with that.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ






Re: SMS phone text alerts

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
     This is a question with a similar spin to Don's.  I have been using the email alarm feature for the same purpose (DX Challenge needed only) for some time now and quite pleased with the way it works.
However, there is one behavior that I have not been able to figure out.

     I use the "band" filters to basically tell spot collector that I'm only interested in the DX Challenge bands (160m-6m).  But I regularly get email spots for 2m DX spots.  Last night around midnight I guess there was a huge tropo opening in Europe around 0600z and my phone exploded with 2M spots. I use this EU as example as it doesn't matter where the 2M DX is I will get an email SMS.  Other than turning off the email alarm I have been unsuccessful in stopping the 2M spots being sent as an email alarm.  It also shows up as a red box visual in the lower left of the band spread window. 

+ Thanks for sending the screen shots I requested, Mike.

+ In the "DXCC Bands & Modes" panel on the Awards tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window, you have the 2M box checked -- so DXLab thinks you are pursuing DXCC awards on 2M. To prevent email notifications for stations on 2M, uncheck this box. The invoke SpotCollector's Recompute operation (Configuratin window, "Spot Database" tab)

      73,

               Dave, AA6YQ

 


Re: Logging with SDR Console - Modify Log with an Script

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have tested the new extension. Works fine without any Problems!

+ Thanks for the testing and report, Holger!

So my "Fix_QO100.txt" in the Scripts-Folder contains this:

Filter Band = '3cm'
Modify PROP_MODE SAT
Modify SAT_NAME QO-100
Modify FREQ_RX <FREQ>
Modify BAND_RX 3cm
Modify Freq -8089,5
Modify BAND 13cm

+ These two commands are not required:

Modify BAND_RX 3cm
Modify BAND 13cm

+ because the

Modify FREQ_RX <FREQ>

+ and

Modify Freq -8089,5

+ commands update the BAND_RX and BAND items respectively.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Logging with SDR Console - Modify Log with an Script

df6dbf@...
 

Hello Dave,
I have tested the new extension. Works fine without any Problems!

So my "Fix_QO100.txt" in the Scripts-Folder contains this:

Filter Band = '3cm'
Modify PROP_MODE SAT
Modify SAT_NAME QO-100
Modify FREQ_RX <FREQ>
Modify BAND_RX 3cm
Modify Freq -8089,5
Modify BAND 13cm

Thanks for your work! :)

73s, Holger DF6DBF



Re: Your Computer

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Did you get any good input on the new PC?  I am about due for a new one too and might as well get it before the K4 arrives.  BTW, I am within inches of 300K QSOs  in DXK so it does take a while to load the data in and particularly to download from LotW.

 

+ Pete W1RM sent me an errorlog showing that invoking "Sync LoTW QSLs" with his 175K QSO log took a total of 88 seconds to process the 48 new QSLs that LoTW reported: 5 seconds to download the 48 QSLs and 83 seconds to locate each newly-confirmed QSO in your log, update that logged QSO to reflect its confirmation, and update the award progress tables (DXCC, IOTA, Leaderboard, Marathon, VUCC, WAS, WAZ, WPX) to reflect the logged QSO's confirmation. Updating records in Log and progress tables takes considerably longer than just reading those records.

        73,

              Dave, AA6YQ

 


Re: Your Computer

ve3ki
 

My DXK log is comparable in size. The actual download of an incremental sync operation from LotW is the same no matter what the size of your log - it's the updating of the QSOs in the log that depends on the size of the log. In my case, it now takes about one second per QSO being updated, so if a LotW sync operation updates 60 QSOs, the updating part of the operation will take about a minute.

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 07:52 PM, Dennis, K2SX wrote:

Did you get any good input on the new PC?  I am about due for a new one too and might as well get it before the K4 arrives.  BTW, I am within inches of 300K QSOs  in DXK so it does take a while to load the data in and particularly to download from LotW.

 

SX

 

From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Pete W1RM
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 11:02 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] Your Computer

 

I’m in the market for a new computer and am considering one with a NVMe SSD hard disk rather than a “normal” SSD.  With 175k QSOs in my DXK log, downloading from LoTW and updating the log takes time.  From what I read, the NVMe is a screamer compared with a SATA SSD.

 

Does anyone have experience with this?  Thanks

 

Pete Chamalian, W1RM

W1rm@...

 

 


Re: Your Computer

Dennis, K2SX
 

Did you get any good input on the new PC?  I am about due for a new one too and might as well get it before the K4 arrives.  BTW, I am within inches of 300K QSOs  in DXK so it does take a while to load the data in and particularly to download from LotW.

 

SX

 

From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Pete W1RM
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 11:02 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] Your Computer

 

I’m in the market for a new computer and am considering one with a NVMe SSD hard disk rather than a “normal” SSD.  With 175k QSOs in my DXK log, downloading from LoTW and updating the log takes time.  From what I read, the NVMe is a screamer compared with a SATA SSD.

 

Does anyone have experience with this?  Thanks

 

Pete Chamalian, W1RM

W1rm@...

 


Re: New Motherboard

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
Dell says they need to replace my motherboard. Are there any special things I need to consider for the DXLab Suite besides the obvious backups? I assume the Win10 Registry will come back the same, but don't know about any hardware-related hooks, etc. I've created a fresh workspace, as well.

+ I would assume the worst case on regaining possession of the system: all of your data has been lost. Instructions for backing up data critical to DXLab are here:

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/BackupRecovery

+ Great that you populated a fresh Workspace; be sure to make a backup copy of it someplace safe.

      73,

              Dave, AA6YQ


New Motherboard

John AC4CA
 

Dell says they need to replace my motherboard. Are there any special things I need to consider for the DXLab Suite besides the obvious backups? I assume the Win10 Registry will come back the same, but don't know about any hardware-related hooks, etc. I've created a fresh workspace, as well.


Re: Logging with SDR Console - Modify Log with an Script

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
I compared the behavior of my two CAT transceivers. My IC-7300 sends both VFOs to DXLabs Commander. The SDR console, however, only VFO A. I have also not found a way to change this behavior of the SDR console.
 
In my opinion there are two possible approaches:
 
- Commander: "Fake" VFO B and extend the transverter control.
 
- DXKeeper: Extension of the script function to calculate the frequencies afterwards.

+ DXLab's recommended solution for Satellite operations is to employ the SatPC32 Satellite Tracking application, which interoperates with Commander:

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/SatelliteTracking

+ I still don't know if SatPC32 could be configured to solve your "problem" Holger, but extending DXKeeper's Modify and ModifyWithoutBackup script commands to computationally modify a logged QSO's FREQ and FREQ_RX fields (as can be done interactively using the "Advanced Sorts, Filters, and Modifiers" window's "Modify QSOs" panel) is generally useful functionality, so I've sent you and Joe W4TV a new version of DXKeeper with this capability.

+ Please let me know how it goes...

        73,

                  Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Getting VE7CC User cluster monitor to work with DXkeeper??

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Is it possible to get VE7CC's cluster user program to send across the details to DXKeeper?

+ VE7CC's cluster user program does not interoperate with DXLab. Its functionality is a small subset of what SpotCollector provides; in particular, it does not maintain a database of active stations, and all of the DXing functionality that SpotCollector employs with that.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Getting VE7CC User cluster monitor to work with DXkeeper??

Brian Bowers G0VAX
 

Hi All,

Is it possible to get VE7CC's cluster user program to send across the details to DXKeeper? If so,,, how is it done?

Best Wishes

Brian G0VAX


Re: SMS phone text alerts

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

     This is a question with a similar spin to Don's.  I have been using the email alarm feature for the same purpose (DX Challenge needed only) for some time now and quite pleased with the way it works.
However, there is one behavior that I have not been able to figure out.

     I use the "band" filters to basically tell spot collector that I'm only interested in the DX Challenge bands (160m-6m).  But I regularly get email spots for 2m DX spots.  Last night around midnight I guess there was a huge tropo opening in Europe around 0600z and my phone exploded with 2M spots. I use this EU as example as it doesn't matter where the 2M DX is I will get an email SMS.  Other than turning off the email alarm I have been unsuccessful in stopping the 2M spots being sent as an email alarm.  It also shows up as a red box visual in the lower left of the band spread window. 

    Is there a tick box or setting I'm missing? 
+ So that I can see what's going on, please make screenshots of the "Awards" tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window and the "Email Alarm" tab of SpotCollector's Configuration window, Attach these screenshots to an email message, and send the message to me via 

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

      73,

             Dave, AA6TYQ


Re: SMS phone text alerts

K9MK
 

Greetings,

     This is a question with a similar spin to Don's.  I have been using the email alarm feature for the same purpose (DX Challenge needed only) for some time now and quite pleased with the way it works.
However, there is one behavior that I have not been able to figure out.

     I use the "band" filters to basically tell spot collector that I'm only interested in the DX Challenge bands (160m-6m).  But I regularly get email spots for 2m DX spots.  Last night around midnight I guess there was a huge tropo opening in Europe around 0600z and my phone exploded with 2M spots. I use this EU as example as it doesn't matter where the 2M DX is I will get an email SMS.  Other than turning off the email alarm I have been unsuccessful in stopping the 2M spots being sent as an email alarm.  It also shows up as a red box visual in the lower left of the band spread window. 

    Is there a tick box or setting I'm missing?    

Filters: Top, Low, High, WARC, and 6M.
Mode: SSB, CW, FT8.
Cont: All
Orgin: NA (W, M, E)

Thanks 

73  Mike K9MK


Re: Your Computer

w6de
 

I switched from an early Intel NVME PCI x4 to a new Samsung 980 NVME M2 recently.  I thought the 7-year old Intel NVME was fast, but the new Samsung is noticeably faster.  Look at the specifications of the memory you are looking at and go for the faster device.

 

I have a 500 GB for my boot and programs disk.  I keep pretty much all my other stuff (less used data) on another separate 1 Gig SATA SSD.  If you do this too, I’d recommend using the same brand of SSD devices so you can use that single manufacturer’s SSD maintenance SW tool.  IntelMAS_GUI what was I used previously, I now use Samsung Magician.

 

While you are looking for a brand new computer select one with PCI v4 expansion slots, it will provide higher CPU bandwidth for your NVME SSD [than PCI v3].

 

Dave, w6de

 

 

From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Pete W1RM via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2021 03:02
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] Your Computer

 

I’m in the market for a new computer and am considering one with a NVMe SSD hard disk rather than a “normal” SSD.  With 175k QSOs in my DXK log, downloading from LoTW and updating the log takes time.  From what I read, the NVMe is a screamer compared with a SATA SSD.

 

Does anyone have experience with this?  Thanks

 

Pete Chamalian, W1RM

W1rm@...

 


Re: Pathfinder problem displaying maps from QRZ.com

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
Just a note about your final point.  My primary "use case" for Pathfinder is not to obtain info relating to QSL'ing.  Instead, I find it extremely helpful that as soon as I enter a new callsign into the Call field on  DXKeeper's Log QSOs tab, Pathfinder automatically displays that station's QRZ.com Biography information, which helps facilitate ragchews by providing possible topics for conversation.  I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people find feature that helpful.
+ That's certainly true.

      73,

              Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Pathfinder problem displaying maps from QRZ.com

Steve, N5EP
 

Just a note about your final point.  My primary "use case" for Pathfinder is not to obtain info relating to QSL'ing.  Instead, I find it extremely helpful that as soon as I enter a new callsign into the Call field on  DXKeeper's Log QSOs tab, Pathfinder automatically displays that station's QRZ.com Biography information, which helps facilitate ragchews by providing possible topics for conversation.  I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people find feature that helpful.

Thanks again, Dave, for your great software, and for all the labor that goes into it!

Steve, N5EP


Re: Logging with SDR Console - Modify Log with an Script

df6dbf@...
 

I am specify the Frequency with comma separator.

10.489,750MHz (PSK-Beacon)

In the Modify Panel, i use the comma separator also.

Example: Freq - ,21 

Corrects TX Frequeny from PSK-Beacon to "Narrow Digi Mode" Segment.

73s Holger, DF6DBF



Re: Logging with SDR Console - Modify Log with an Script

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
Does the "Modify QSOs" panel on the "Advanced Sorts, Filters, and Modifiers" window enable you to correct your logged QO-100 RX frequencies?

Yes it does,
+ Do you specify the frequency using a comma separator or a period separator?

but it would be more convenient if I could change all of the day's QSO in one batch.
+ You can do that with the "Modify QSOs" panel, but more typing is required than with a script.
 
     73,

           Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Logging with SDR Console - Modify Log with an Script

df6dbf@...
 

Does the "Modify QSOs" panel on the "Advanced Sorts, Filters, and Modifiers" window enable you to correct your logged QO-100 RX frequencies?

Yes it does, but it would be more convenient if I could change all of the day's QSO in one batch. My script does it, except for calculating the real transmission frequency. There are many ways to work successfully on QO-100. In my opinion, extending the script function would be the easiest and most flexible way for the user. Completely regardless of whether the radios used in each case always provide the correct data in each individual case. 

73s Holger, DF6DBF

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