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Re: Medium Distance

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
A friend of mine, non ham, asked me about the medium distance of a contact. I answered it can be between a few meters and the roughly 20K Kilometres of Chatham Island from Monaco, and CQ is the most exciting side of amateur radio. But, once at home, the Curiosity pushed me, and I tried to calculate the medium distance covered with one of my QSOs.
I exported a tab-delimited log file, but distance is not there.
A manual sum is impossible, having in my log > 60K QSOs with grid square and distance.
Is there any way to solve this "problem" ?

+ As is documented here

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Export.htm#Exporting%20a%20tab-delimited%20file

+ a QSO's DISTANCE item is not exported in a tab-delimited file.

+ Make a copy of your log file, and then load the QSOs table from that copy into Microsoft Excel so you can compute your desired distance statistics. Delete the copy when you are finished.

        73,

             Dave, AA6YQ

 

 


Realtime tracking for DXCC Satellite

Joe W4WT
 

Is there realtime tracking for dxcc satellite?  I see a satellite column in Progress but I don't see satellite in realtime.  Is there a config setting somewhere I might be missing?  I see it for WAS just not for DXCC.

Thanks,

Joe W4WT


Medium Distance

Franco 3a2mw
 

Hi Dave and the Group,
A friend of mine, non ham, asked me about the medium distance of a contact. I answered it can be between a few meters and the roughly 20K Kilometres of Chatham Island from Monaco, and CQ is the most exciting side of amateur radio. But, once at home, the Curiosity pushed me, and I tried to calculate the medium distance covered with one of my QSOs.
I exported a tab-delimited log file, but distance is not there.
A manual sum is impossible, having in my log > 60K QSOs with grid square and distance.
Is there any way to solve this "problem" ?
Thanks !
73
Franco 3A2MW


Re: SpotCollector

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
I can’t figure out why my SpotCollector is displaying PY and ZS prefix spots.  The world map shows hundreds of spots but they don’t show up on SpotCollector.

+ While depressing the CTRL key, click the X button in the Filter panel at the bottom of SpotCollector's Main window.

+ Then review

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

+ and

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

    73,

        Dave, AA6YQ

 


SpotCollector

Ron S.
 

I can’t figure out why my SpotCollector is displaying PY and ZS prefix spots.  The world map shows hundreds of spots but they don’t show up on SpotCollector.
 
Can someone help me with this? 
 
Ron   KW1Q

--
Ron Sirois


Re: DXKeeper: State QSO Tracks As R Even Tho It's a C

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

If I use DXKeeper's Realtime Award Tracking window searching for "Requested" LOTW QSLs (or cards), the WAS Award Progress window shows an "R" for the state in question. If I click on the "R" for that state, DXKeeper log-window shows me several QSOs for the state which are requested plus one (1) QSO which is marked in the Logpage display as confirmed by LOTW.

+ "Confirmed by LoTW" does not necessarily mean "Confirmed by LoTW for WAS". What letters are present in this QSO's "LoTW Cfm" item?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


DXKeeper: State QSO Tracks As R Even Tho It's a C

Gerald Wilson
 

I am puzzling over a question about a confirmation of a certain state on 10m in these days of lesser (but improving) propagation.

If I use DXKeeper's Realtime Award Tracking window searching for "Requested" LOTW QSLs (or cards), the WAS Award Progress window shows an "R" for the state in question.   If I click on the "R" for that state, DXKeeper log-window shows me several QSOs for the state which are requested plus one (1) QSO which is marked in the Logpage display as confirmed by LOTW.   I performed a Recompute under the DXKeeper Check Progress tab, but that did not change the results.

On the DXKeeper's Realtime Award Tracking window, if I change the WAS Award Progress Filter from "R" to "C" for confirmed, then the state in question disappears from the display because the state and corresponding QSO are not recognized as confirmed. 

I am wondering if I have made a mistake with some setting or entry to generate this problem or perhaps I have made an error on this single QSO entry.

Operating System:    Windows 10 Pro with 32 GB RAM

DXKeeper                    16.3.2

DXView                        4.7.9

Thanks for such great tools to use for our hobby, and thanks in advance for directing me toward a solution.

73,

    Jerry    K7VIT



Re: multi rigs with MYQTH

Jamie WW3S
 

thanks Dave...and Joe.....got it....

------ Original Message ------
From: "Dave AA6YQ" <aa6yq@...>
To: DXLab@groups.io
Sent: 10/8/2021 3:43:47 PM
Subject: Re: [DXLab] multi rigs with MYQTH

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have two radios configured in Commander.....when running on FT8 on rig 2, the qsos are still logged with the myqth id of rig 1.....how can I define it to select the correct radio?>

+ See the step-by-step instructions here:

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ






Re: multi rigs with MYQTH

Jamie WW3S
 

Rig 2 is active in commander, and wsjt is set for dxlab as the radio

On Oct 8, 2021, at 3:53 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:


On 2021-10-08 9:03 AM, Jamie WW3S wrote:
I have two radios configured in Commander.....when running on FT8 on
rig 2, the qsos are still logged with the myqth id of rig 1
Is Rig 2 selected as the active radio in Commander or is WSJTX
controlling Rig 2 directly and logging through the WSJTX-SpotCollector
bridge?

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2021-10-08 9:03 AM, Jamie WW3S wrote:
I have two radios configured in Commander.....when running on FT8 on rig 2, the qsos are still logged with the myqth id of rig 1.....how can I define it to select the correct radio?>





Re: Automatic backup in ADIF format?.

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Is I possible to back up my logbook in ADIF format as well as the standard .MDB format?..

Why!? I hear you all asking.

When portable, I use my IPad as it’s small, light and useable. The log program I use on there is RUMLog which will accept ADIF downloads.

I like to keep my logbook up to date so I don’t miss anything. This, would be the ideal way as it could be used on my other laptops/platforms.

+ Every DXLab user should have a backup-and-recovery application that backs up modified files daily to local storage, and at least weekly to cloud storage. As described here, this can be done at little to no cost:

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

+ Because some users will ignore this advice no matter how often I repeat it, I provided a simple built-in log backup mechanism that when enabled automatically backs up the current log file when DXKeeper is terminated. I have resisted subsequent requests to expand the functionality of this mechanism because doing so would be re-inventing an existing wheel.

+ You can setup a script that removes all filtering from the Log Page Display and then Exports your log in ADIF format to a specific filename. See

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Scripts.htm

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: multi rigs with MYQTH

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

On 2021-10-08 9:03 AM, Jamie WW3S wrote:
I have two radios configured in Commander.....when running on FT8 on
rig 2, the qsos are still logged with the myqth id of rig 1
Is Rig 2 selected as the active radio in Commander or is WSJTX
controlling Rig 2 directly and logging through the WSJTX-SpotCollector
bridge?

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2021-10-08 9:03 AM, Jamie WW3S wrote:
I have two radios configured in Commander.....when running on FT8 on rig 2, the qsos are still logged with the myqth id of rig 1.....how can I define it to select the correct radio?>


Re: multi rigs with MYQTH

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have two radios configured in Commander.....when running on FT8 on rig 2, the qsos are still logged with the myqth id of rig 1.....how can I define it to select the correct radio?>

+ See the step-by-step instructions here:

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Automatic backup in ADIF format?.

Brian Bowers G0VAX
 

Hi All,
A quick question….

Is I possible to back up my logbook in ADIF format as well as the standard .MDB format?..

Why!? I hear you all asking.

When portable, I use my IPad as it’s small, light and useable. The log program I use on there is RUMLog which will accept ADIF downloads.

I like to keep my logbook up to date so I don’t miss anything. This, would be the ideal way as it could be used on my other laptops/platforms.

73

Brian G0VAX


multi rigs with MYQTH

Jamie WW3S
 

I have two radios configured in Commander.....when running on FT8 on rig 2, the qsos are still logged with the myqth id of rig 1.....how can I define it to select the correct radio?> 


Re: logging wsjt-x direct?

Jamie WW3S
 

mea culpa.....I missed a step at the beginning, I failed to turn OFF all the other colors in WSJT, thats why I had a rainbow type display all over the screen.....with those colors off, looks much better,,,,

------ Original Message ------
From: "Dave AA6YQ" <aa6yq@...>
To: DXLab@groups.io
Sent: 10/7/2021 10:25:45 PM
Subject: Re: [DXLab] logging wsjt-x direct?


+ AA6YQ comments below

thanks Dave, that was relatively painless...however...even though I left CQ color as the default green, the cqing stations are highlighted in a pink/fushia type color

+ That's correct. The "CQ color" applies to the word "CQ" (or the words "CQ DX" or "CQ NA"). Callsigns are always color-code for need (font color) and eQSL/LOTW participation (background color) - just like in SpotCollector's Main window.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ






Re: updating DXLab's DXCC Database

Julio Peralta
 

Understood. Thanks for the info . Understanding
what goes on behind the scenes helps me the user
be a better user.

Julio

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On
Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2021 4:39 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] updating DXLab's DXCC Database

DXLab's DXCC Database contains 5 tables:

1. Settings

2. Master

3. Prefix

4. DXCC

5. Location

The Settings table contains the database's version
number, an indication of whether it's been
modified, and an indication as to
whether the modification involved changes to a
DXCC entity that require recomputation in
DXKeeper.

The Master table is what you see in DXView's "DXCC
Database" window when you click the DXCC button in
the lower-right corner of
DXView's Main window. Each entry in this table
specifies a set of callsign prefixes for a
location (like "Alberta" or "Baikonur")
within a DXCC entity, along with relevant
information aboutthat location and entity -- like
a latitude and longitude, a CQ and ITU
zone, a time zone, a DXCC country code, and a DXCC
country name. There's only one entry in the Master
table for Eswatini/Swaziland,
but there are multiple entries for large DXCC
entities like Russia and China.

The Prefix table contains one entry for every
valid callsign prefix, linking that prefix to a
DXCC entity and an entry in the Master
table.

The DXCC table contains one entry for each DXCC
entity, and contains the entity's name, date when
first valid, and date when last
valid (if no longer valid)

The Location table contains one entry specifying
the geographic details of each location referenced
in the Master table

The Prefix, DXCC, and Location tables only exist
to accelerate access to information that is
present in the Master table.

After you change one or more entries in the Master
table and click the "Save" button, clicking the
"reTable" button deletes the
Prefix, DXCC, and Location tables, and then
regenerates each of them from the Master table.
Thus any changes you make in the Master
table will be propagated to the other tables.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: updating DXLab's DXCC Database

Salvatore Besso
 

Dave,

Thus any changes you make in the Master table
will be propagated to the other tables.
yes, I forgot o mention in my yesterday's reply, that I have made also a ReTable operation.

Thank you.

73 de
Salvatore (I4FYV)


Re: QRZ Not working in DX Keeper

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Weird thing happening...I am paid up on my QRZ subscription..and I have no problem logging in through the internet. Yet on DXKeepr, all of a sudden it will not look up station, and I get the error message "Callbook error when looking up (station); a subscription is requred to access the compelte record.
Well, when I go to "Config" and to the tab Callbook...scroll down to XML Data under the QRZ.com tab, I double checked that my QRZ creds are correctly input...
Still does not work....what is happening?

+ Logging into QRZ through the internet doesn't require an XML Data subscription.

+ Since DXKeeper didn't change, the only thing that could have changed is QRZ. Furthermore, the error message " a subscription is required to access the complete record" comes from QRZ, not from DXKeeper. Thus I suggest that you contact QRZ support.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Triplicate January QSOs created about one month ago

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
With 66,530 QSOs that dupe test took a long time.
+ Yes, duplicate elimination is expensive; each QSO must be checked against every other QSO in your log, so the time required is proportional to the square of the number of QSOs in your log.
No dupes!  I got them all!
 
I was just curious how a dupe could get thru.
+ Duplicates *always* get through unless you are careful to never import them, or unless you enable duplicate checking during import operations (which is also expensive).

       73,

             Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Triplicate January QSOs created about one month ago

ART W2NRA
 

Hi Dave,

With 66,530 QSOs that dupe test took a long time.  No dupes!  I got them all!

I was just curious how a dupe could get thru.

Thanks for your help.

73, Art W2NRA CWOPS #1955

On Oct 7, 2021, at 6:37 PM, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:


+ AA6YQ comments below

Most of my QSOs are uploaded to DXKeeper from N1MM Logger+ contest software. Approximately one month ago several hundred January contest QSOs were uploaded twice, to DXKeeper, resulting in 3 copies of each QSO in DXKeeper. I have no idea how I possibly did this. I do use ADIFMaster to rearrange and rename N1MM Logger+ data to comply with DXKeeper. I�ve been doing this for 4 years with over 30,000 contest QSOs. My question is how can duplicate QSOs BE in DXKeeper?

+ See


+ Be sure to backup your log before you start on this!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ







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