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I did something stupid - Serial Ports

Scott MacKenzie <kb0fhp@...>
 

OK - something happened, and I have no clue how to fix it.

I wanted to try and program my Kenwood TM-G707a. To do that I had to
reroute the cables. Always got a time-out error, which suggests to me a
serial problem. After playing with it for a while - I gave up.

Previously I have my ICOM 756 connected via com 1 and the CT-V cable. I had
my rig blaster connected to com 6 via USB port and serial adapter. Worked
fine - no issue with PTT or using commander. I used a long USB cable and
the USB adapter at the end of the extension cable to connect it directly to
the Rigblaster.

I found a 9-pin serial cable and decided to use that instead of long USB
extension. So I connected the USB serial adapter to the 9 pin cable which
then connects to the rigblaster. I configure WW to 9600, 8, 1, N, and
DTS+RTS. The rig will not key using the PPT.

I then disconnected the long serial cable and connect the CT-V cable to the
USB adapter, and configure CMDR to com 6 - CMDR works right away.

So I know that both COM1 and Com6 work with CMDR. So I connect my CT-V
cable to the long 9-pin serial cable which is connected to the USB cable
serial adapter, which is then connected to the USB port. CMDR no longer
works. This suggests that my serial cable is bad.

I then went back to the usb extension, and CMDR via com1 and WW via com 6
are working. Again, indicating to me that the cable was bad.... is this
seem right?

Confused

Scott, aka KB0FHP


Re: MARKING QSO'S FOR UPLOAD TO LOTW

rojomn <rojomn@...>
 

I knew there was a better way :-)
I just did not see it in the import tab.
That is because it is in the QSL Config tab :-)

Gil, W0MN http://webpages.charter.net/gbaron
N 44.082147 W 92.513085 1050' EN34rb
Hierro Candente, Batir de repente

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...] On Behalf Of
Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 2:23 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: RE: [dxlab] MARKING QSO'S FOR UPLOAD TO LOTW

The recommended way to do this is to check the "Initialize LotW Sent to
'R'
for each logged or imported QSO" box on the "QSL Config" window's LotW
tab.
Then to upload to LotW, all you need to do is

1. select the Main window's QSL tab

2. set the "QSL Via" to LotW

3. click the "Add Requested" button to populate the QSL Queue with all
QSOs
not yet uploaded to LotW

4. click the "Upload to LotW" button


If you prefer a more manual approach, you can

1. filter the Log Page Display (at the bottom of the Main window's "Log
QSOs" tab) to contain only those QSOs you wish to LotW (by date range, or
by
contest ID, or by any other combination of QSO properties you care to
specify)

2. select the Main window's QSL tab

3. set the "QSL Via" to LotW

4. click the "Add All" button to populate the QSL Queue with all QSOs in
the
Log Page Display

5. click the "Upload to LotW" button


These techniques are described in

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/QSL.htm

which is locally accessible by clicking one of DXKeeper's Help buttons and
navigating to the QSLing topic. You might also find the topics in

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/QSLingLotW

to be helpful.

73,

Dvae, AA6YQ






-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
lmeeny
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 2:05 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] MARKING QSO'S FOR UPLOAD TO LOTW


Hello,

Say I import QSO's into DXKEEPER from an ADIF file. At the bottom of
the log QSO window the QSO's are listed. I can right click on a QSO
and select the Add Entry to QSL Queue (LoTW).

I may import 20 to 30 QSO's at a time. Is there a way to mass select
the QSO's for upload rather than one at a time?

I've read the documentation but I could've missed it.

Thanks,

Ed W2GHD


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Re: MARKING QSO'S FOR UPLOAD TO LOTW

lmeeny
 

Dave,

Can't beat the service! Thanks for the info. I'll take the link you
sent to me and see what I missed.

Thank you,

Ed W2GHD


Re: MARKING QSO'S FOR UPLOAD TO LOTW

Dave AA6YQ
 

The recommended way to do this is to check the "Initialize LotW Sent to 'R'
for each logged or imported QSO" box on the "QSL Config" window's LotW tab.
Then to upload to LotW, all you need to do is

1. select the Main window's QSL tab

2. set the "QSL Via" to LotW

3. click the "Add Requested" button to populate the QSL Queue with all QSOs
not yet uploaded to LotW

4. click the "Upload to LotW" button


If you prefer a more manual approach, you can

1. filter the Log Page Display (at the bottom of the Main window's "Log
QSOs" tab) to contain only those QSOs you wish to LotW (by date range, or by
contest ID, or by any other combination of QSO properties you care to
specify)

2. select the Main window's QSL tab

3. set the "QSL Via" to LotW

4. click the "Add All" button to populate the QSL Queue with all QSOs in the
Log Page Display

5. click the "Upload to LotW" button


These techniques are described in

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/QSL.htm

which is locally accessible by clicking one of DXKeeper's Help buttons and
navigating to the QSLing topic. You might also find the topics in

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/QSLingLotW

to be helpful.

73,

Dvae, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
lmeeny
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 2:05 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] MARKING QSO'S FOR UPLOAD TO LOTW


Hello,

Say I import QSO's into DXKEEPER from an ADIF file. At the bottom of
the log QSO window the QSO's are listed. I can right click on a QSO
and select the Add Entry to QSL Queue (LoTW).

I may import 20 to 30 QSO's at a time. Is there a way to mass select
the QSO's for upload rather than one at a time?

I've read the documentation but I could've missed it.

Thanks,

Ed W2GHD


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Re: Multiple Cards

Dave AA6YQ
 

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of Steve
Harwood
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 12:03 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Multiple Cards


After assembling my DXCC submission for cards, I noticed a few of the qso's
for various bands are all one card. Is there a way to put these at the end
of the list?

Not yet. There's a currently unused "QSL Number" item logged with each
QSO that will let you designated QSOs confirmed by the same QSL card, and
thus place these QSOs at the end of the generated submission form.

just an idea for the future maybe, how about outputting the form in PDF
format so it can be printed out as per the layout of the current DXCC form ?

PDF generation would require purchasing a license from Adobe; the last
time I checked, this was not an inexpensive proposition. The DXCC submission
report that DXKeeper currently generates are accepted by both the ARRL DXCC
desk and field checkers as long as you post-edit the generated report to
move those QSOs confirmed by multi-QSO QSL cards to the end of the list.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Commander message buffer

Dave AA6YQ
 

This means that you have Commander's Messages window configured to collect
and display messages exchanged by your PC and transceiver. This function is
provided for diagnostic purposes, and should normally be disabled.

To disable it, click the Msgs button on Commander's Main window; this will
display Commander's Messages window. In the upper-left corner of the
Messages window, uncheck the "Capture and display messages" box, and then
close the Messages window.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
we4gham
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 10:31 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Commander message buffer


I have lately been getting a message saying message buffer full. It
occurs while I'm scanning some net frequencies. The scan is disabled
when this happens.
Do I have a setting wrong?
I'm using a Ten-Tec Pegasus.
Thanks
Harold
WE4G


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Re: MARKING QSO'S FOR UPLOAD TO LOTW

rojomn <rojomn@...>
 

There may be an easier way but if you check the set select to Y in imported
QSO and then you filter with the SEL button the log will show only these and
then you can do a mass change on those that are now shown.


Gil, W0MN http://webpages.charter.net/gbaron
N 44.082147 W 92.513085 1050' EN34rb
Hierro Candente, Batir de repente

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...] On Behalf Of
lmeeny
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 1:05 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] MARKING QSO'S FOR UPLOAD TO LOTW

Hello,

Say I import QSO's into DXKEEPER from an ADIF file. At the bottom of
the log QSO window the QSO's are listed. I can right click on a QSO
and select the Add Entry to QSL Queue (LoTW).

I may import 20 to 30 QSO's at a time. Is there a way to mass select
the QSO's for upload rather than one at a time?

I've read the documentation but I could've missed it.

Thanks,

Ed W2GHD


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MARKING QSO'S FOR UPLOAD TO LOTW

lmeeny
 

Hello,

Say I import QSO's into DXKEEPER from an ADIF file. At the bottom of
the log QSO window the QSO's are listed. I can right click on a QSO
and select the Add Entry to QSL Queue (LoTW).

I may import 20 to 30 QSO's at a time. Is there a way to mass select
the QSO's for upload rather than one at a time?

I've read the documentation but I could've missed it.

Thanks,

Ed W2GHD


Re: Multiple Cards

Danny Douglas <n7dc@...>
 

Not sure about that. When ones turns cards in, for field checking, they require them in a certain format, with the multi cards at the end. Those forms are not required if you are sending the cards to the DXCC desk, but the forms themselves are required by the field checker, as that is what he sends in the the DXCC desk, and the cards are lined up exactly as you have them on the forms, in order for him to quickly check that everything is there.

Danny Douglas
N7DC
ex WN5QMX ET2US WA5UKR ET3USA
SV0WPP VS6DD N7DC/YV5 G5CTB
All 2 years or more (except Novice)
Pls QSL direct, buro, or LOTW preferred,
I Do not use, but as a courtesy do upload to eQSL for
those who do.

----- Original Message -----
From: w6nws
To: dxlab@...
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 1:15 PM
Subject: [dxlab] Re: Multiple Cards


FWIW, there is a plain text version of the DXCC application.
The "fancy" version is not required.

Larry, W6NWS
--- In dxlab@..., "Steve Harwood" <g4owt@...> wrote:
>
> After assembling my DXCC submission for cards, I noticed a few of
the qso's for various bands are all one card. Is there a way to put
these at the end of the list?
> just an idea for the future maybe, how about outputting the form in
PDF format so it can be printed out as per the layout of the current
DXCC form ?
>
>
> Steve G4OWT
>
>
>






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Re: Multiple Cards

Larry Knain
 

FWIW, there is a plain text version of the DXCC application.
The "fancy" version is not required.

Larry, W6NWS
--- In dxlab@..., "Steve Harwood" <g4owt@...> wrote:

After assembling my DXCC submission for cards, I noticed a few of
the qso's for various bands are all one card. Is there a way to put
these at the end of the list?
just an idea for the future maybe, how about outputting the form in
PDF format so it can be printed out as per the layout of the current
DXCC form ?


Steve G4OWT



Multiple Cards

Steve Harwood G4OWT
 

After assembling my DXCC submission for cards, I noticed a few of the qso's for various bands are all one card. Is there a way to put these at the end of the list?
just an idea for the future maybe, how about outputting the form in PDF format so it can be printed out as per the layout of the current DXCC form ?


Steve G4OWT


Re: minor WW RTTY enhancement

dk1ip <dk1ip@...>
 

I would very much appreciate this feature as well!

mni tks for a great suite of ham-software
73
Wolf
DK1IP in JO53ee

--- In dxlab@..., "Dave Bernstein" <aa6yq@...> wrote:

Sounds like you want both the zoom and pan maintained independently
for RTTY and PSK, and remembered between operating sessions.

Anyone see a problem with this?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Commander message buffer

we4gham <we4gham@...>
 

I have lately been getting a message saying message buffer full. It
occurs while I'm scanning some net frequencies. The scan is disabled
when this happens.
Do I have a setting wrong?
I'm using a Ten-Tec Pegasus.
Thanks
Harold
WE4G


Re: Dx Spotter cofig help please

Darren
 

Thanks again Dave, I had a feeling it was my own doing, not sure how I done it though.
Regards Darren


From: Dave Bernstein
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 12:39 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Re: Dx Spotter cofig help please


For GB7DJK,

host address is gb7djk.dxcluster.net

port is 7300

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

--- In dxlab@..., "Darren" <g0ott@...> wrote:

Hi Dave sorted all exept gb7djk

enabled
host address? 195.66.179.242
port 41112
username g0ott
password blank
cmd blank

Regards Darren g0ott
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave AA6YQ
To: dxlab@...
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 10:57 PM
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Dx Spotter cofig help please


With respect to the password item, I just need to know whether
its empty or
non-empty.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On
Behalf Of
darren8195
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 5:29 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Dx Spotter cofig help please

Hi All I am having trouble connecting to dxclusters, get invalid
callsign or just hangup.
Connects to irc ok, havn't got packet setup so cat access from
their.
Any help appreciated.
Regards Darren g0ott

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Re: DXLab Launcher and Workspace

Dave AA6YQ
 

There is no free space in the Main window's title bar, which is why I used
the Configuration window's title bar.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
Giuseppe Castiglione
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 3:52 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Re: DXLab Launcher and Workspace


Hello Dave,

the new version working fine!

btw it's possible to display the name of the last loaded Workspace
into the title bar of Launcher main window?

73

Giuseppe, IT9FGA

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

I just emailed you a new version of the Launcher that displays the
name of
the last loaded Workspace between square brackets in the Config window's
title bar.

Please let me know how it goes.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
Giuseppe Castiglione
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 4:22 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] DXLab Launcher and Workspace


Hello Dave,

can you provide DXLab Launcher to indicate which Workspace is running ?

thnak you. 73

Giuseppe, IT9FGA






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Re: DXLab Launcher and Workspace

Giuseppe Castiglione <it9fga@...>
 

Hello Dave,

the new version working fine!

btw it's possible to display the name of the last loaded Workspace
into the title bar of Launcher main window?

73

Giuseppe, IT9FGA

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

I just emailed you a new version of the Launcher that displays the
name of
the last loaded Workspace between square brackets in the Config window's
title bar.

Please let me know how it goes.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
Giuseppe Castiglione
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 4:22 AM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] DXLab Launcher and Workspace


Hello Dave,

can you provide DXLab Launcher to indicate which Workspace is running ?

thnak you. 73

Giuseppe, IT9FGA






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Re: Dx Spotter cofig help please

Dave AA6YQ
 

For GB7DJK,

host address is gb7djk.dxcluster.net

port is 7300

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

--- In dxlab@..., "Darren" <g0ott@...> wrote:

Hi Dave sorted all exept gb7djk

enabled
host address? 195.66.179.242
port 41112
username g0ott
password blank
cmd blank

Regards Darren g0ott
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave AA6YQ
To: dxlab@...
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 10:57 PM
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Dx Spotter cofig help please


With respect to the password item, I just need to know whether
its empty or
non-empty.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On
Behalf Of
darren8195
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 5:29 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Dx Spotter cofig help please

Hi All I am having trouble connecting to dxclusters, get invalid
callsign or just hangup.
Connects to irc ok, havn't got packet setup so cat access from
their.
Any help appreciated.
Regards Darren g0ott

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Re: Dx Spotter cofig help please

Darren
 

Hi Dave sorted all exept gb7djk

enabled
host address? 195.66.179.242
port 41112
username g0ott
password blank
cmd blank

Regards Darren g0ott

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave AA6YQ
To: dxlab@...
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 10:57 PM
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Dx Spotter cofig help please


With respect to the password item, I just need to know whether its empty or
non-empty.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

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From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
darren8195
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 5:29 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Dx Spotter cofig help please

Hi All I am having trouble connecting to dxclusters, get invalid
callsign or just hangup.
Connects to irc ok, havn't got packet setup so cat access from their.
Any help appreciated.
Regards Darren g0ott

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Re: Dx Spotter cofig help please

Darren
 

Thanks for quick response Dave,
enabled
cluster.dx-central.com
23
username blank
password blank
cmd blank

Just realised my mistake(doh)
Put username in and fb with dx-central.m and dx-ks4q.net

gb7djk and jk1zrw wont connect

enabled
195.66.179.242
41112
g0ott
blank
blank

enabled

jk1zrw.dyndns.org

41112

g0ott

blank
blank

I have messed something up for gb7djk?
Also the ports are the same!!
Sorry for all trouble I'm a major pain!

Best regards Dave,de Darren g0ott

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave AA6YQ
To: dxlab@...
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 10:55 PM
Subject: RE: [dxlab] Dx Spotter cofig help please


Please open the "Spot Sources" tab of SpotCollector's Config window. Pick
one of the entries that you're using in the "Telnet DXClusters" panel. In
this entry, to what the following items set?

Enable

Host Address

Port

Username

Password

Cmd

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

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darren8195
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 5:29 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: [dxlab] Dx Spotter cofig help please

Hi All I am having trouble connecting to dxclusters, get invalid
callsign or just hangup.
Connects to irc ok, havn't got packet setup so cat access from their.
Any help appreciated.
Regards Darren g0ott

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Re: Local Spot NOT so LOCAL !

Dave AA6YQ
 

Thanks for the clue, Laurie!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of
Laurie, VK3AMA
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 6:17 PM
To: dxlab@...
Subject: Re: [dxlab] Local Spot NOT so LOCAL !


Hi Dave,

I have experienced this before where spots that are generated by WW
broadband decode are sent to the cluster instead of being local in SC.
Each time this has happened it was while I was running an application I
was testing (based on your VB DXLabTest code). This application was not
a cut down version of you code, but rather your code with some
additional code for test purposes (I was actually trying to discover
what DDE Links & Topics are available from the DXLab apps). Something in
DXLabTest was altering the behaviour of the Broadband Decode spotting. I
never pursued this further.

This may give you some insight into the reported behaviour.

Cheers, de Laurie, VK3AMA


Dave AA6YQ wrote:
I see your PSK spots on the cluster, Gil. I just double-checked the code
in
WinWarbler 5.8.9, and with the Broadband Decoder configured to generate
local spots, it generates local spots -- not cluster spots. I also
verified
this by running WinWarbler 5.8.9 with the Broadband decoder configured to
generate local spots; no cluster spots were generated.

I suggest that you terminate both WinWarbler and SpotCollector, and
restart
them. Does the problem persist?

73,

Dave AA6YQ



-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@... [mailto:dxlab@...]On Behalf Of Gil
Baron
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 1:28 PM
To: dxlab@...; Ray's Computer Tips; ian@...;
ian@...
Subject: [dxlab] Local Spot NOT so LOCAL !


I just got a phone call from someone quite upset. I had 70- spots on the
cluster that were not supposed to be there. I have the

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