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SATPC32 & IC9700 Setup

Richard Lawn
 

I've somehow gotten things completely screwed up as I once had this wonderful setup working, panadapter. DX Keeper logging and all. Now not only are things not working at all but when I close Commander and try to reopen it Windows tells me it's already open and Windows Task Manager says it isn't. I need to get this working if possible before field day so any help will be appreciated. Some days I year for the more simple world we once lived in  hi hi!

Rick, W2JAZ

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Rick, W2JAZ 


Re: DXKeeper and Field Day

Sidney Shusterman
 

This is what I did for the VHF contest.  I logged using the NA VHF option in WSJT-X. I used DXK for SSB and CW QSOs   However I did not remember to  put in the frequency for SSB or CW QSOs. I had to edit my log to add the band frequencies such as 144 and 50 for the phone and CW contacts. I exported the entire log as a cabrillo file. Initially the robot rejected it but I fixed it as I just  described.

After that the log was accepted. Kind of a pain but I am not (yet) an N1MM user. The group I go out with on FD uses networked N1MM so I may have to do some quick studying before next weekend.

Good Luck!

Sid K3SX

On 6/18/2020 3:10 PM, Bill Pence wrote:
I understand. 
It was just an overview of what I did.  This provided me exactly what you asked how to accomplish 
I generally only use dxkeeper as well, but for contexts, I add in n1mm for contest logging.

If you do not want to use a contest logging program, you should be able to filter your dxkeeper log by date and time so only the field day period shows, then export that to obtain a log of only the contest QSO's





On Thu, Jun 18, 2020, 2:52 PM Tim <t.m.kelly@...> wrote:
Thanks Bill. However I do not use N1MM software. I only use DXKeeper. 


Tim - N8NEU
DMR ID 3158619
FN00ah



-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Pence <pence.bill@...>
Date: 6/18/20 14:38 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [DXLab] DXKeeper and Field Day

What I did for the recent vhf contest:
Logged with n1mm and ran wsjt under n1mm
Used n1mm to dxkeeper bridge to log contest contacts to my main log.
Dxkeeper was running. Dxcommander was not.

With this setup, I had seamless wsjt logging to n1mm for digital contacts.
Automatic dupe checked for ssb and digital contacts.
Seamless logging if contest qso to main station dxkeeper log.

Zero tech issues. N1mm provides "contest" support and is designed for contests. 
PC was Pentium d dual core 3.4 ghz 8 gb ram.
Running win 7 64 bit pro.

YMMV of course. I was really pleased with each software package interoperations.



On Thu, Jun 18, 2020, 2:31 PM Tim <t.m.kelly@...> wrote:

I have been using DXLab for approximately 8 months. As recommended by Dave, I have been turning one application on at a time as I learn how they all work.

I have now logged in over 500 QSOs in DxKeeper. I will be working this years Field Day from home. I have been appointed the "digital guy" working as a 1D station for our club. 

My concern and question is in the logging of contacts during Field Day. With the growing number of QSOs I have already logged with normal day to day contact, how do I keep a separate log for Field Day? Or do I gather the Field Day contacts as I normally would and then seperate them after Field Day?

How would I accomplish the seperation process?

Thanks for the help in advance.


Tim - N8NEU
DMR ID 3158619
FN00ah


Re: 6m grid false positives in Spot Collector

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

FWIW, there is an issue with the current version of SpotCollector when the grid for a spot [database entry] is derived from the DXCC database entry matching the station's callsign. In such cases, the spot database entry is not supposed to be marked as needed, even if you do need that grid, since the source of the grid data is not sufficiently precise. There should be a fix in the next version of SpotCollector to handle this properly. For me, this issue was most noticeable with VE stations, where the grid would be one in the middle of the VE province, most of which are in the middle of nowhere, hence needed.

+ The next version of SpotCollector, which includes the repair of this defect, is now being tested by two users.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Several DXLab apps "Preparing to Install" - won't open

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Probably more a Windows problem, but asking here in case someone has encountered it before. This is likely the failed upgrade to Win 10 v. 2004.

After reverting my Windows 10 2004 to 1909, I have three DXLab apps that will not open. They are DXKeeper Spot Collector WinWabler

When I attempt to start any of those, a small window with the title "Windows Installer" opens showing a message "Preparing to install". The window remains in that state until the "Cancel" button is clicked, at which point the message says "Cancelling", but the window remains hour-glassed until stopped using "End Task". The Window gives no indication of what "Installer" it is running, and just allowing it to continue does not result in change of any kind.

All three apps do the same thing, regardless if they are started using the desktop shortcut or the app in the file folder. At the time this is happening, Task Manager shows the selected app actually running (ie- DXKeeper.exe (32 bit)), although the app never opens. Commander and DXView open as they should. I do not have PropView or PathFinder installed as I do not use them.

Do these apps sound like good candidates for removal and reinstall using the "Move to another PC" guidelines, or has someone run across this before and know of a fix?

+ I would take 2 steps before doing that:

1. reboot Windows into "Safe Mode with Networking", and then try running those three application; any change in behavior?

2. if there's no change in behavior after booting into "Safe Mode with Networking", engage Microsoft Support and ask them what's going on.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXKeeper and Field Day

Bill Pence
 

I understand. 
It was just an overview of what I did.  This provided me exactly what you asked how to accomplish 
I generally only use dxkeeper as well, but for contexts, I add in n1mm for contest logging.

If you do not want to use a contest logging program, you should be able to filter your dxkeeper log by date and time so only the field day period shows, then export that to obtain a log of only the contest QSO's





On Thu, Jun 18, 2020, 2:52 PM Tim <t.m.kelly@...> wrote:
Thanks Bill. However I do not use N1MM software. I only use DXKeeper. 


Tim - N8NEU
DMR ID 3158619
FN00ah



-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Pence <pence.bill@...>
Date: 6/18/20 14:38 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [DXLab] DXKeeper and Field Day

What I did for the recent vhf contest:
Logged with n1mm and ran wsjt under n1mm
Used n1mm to dxkeeper bridge to log contest contacts to my main log.
Dxkeeper was running. Dxcommander was not.

With this setup, I had seamless wsjt logging to n1mm for digital contacts.
Automatic dupe checked for ssb and digital contacts.
Seamless logging if contest qso to main station dxkeeper log.

Zero tech issues. N1mm provides "contest" support and is designed for contests. 
PC was Pentium d dual core 3.4 ghz 8 gb ram.
Running win 7 64 bit pro.

YMMV of course. I was really pleased with each software package interoperations.



On Thu, Jun 18, 2020, 2:31 PM Tim <t.m.kelly@...> wrote:

I have been using DXLab for approximately 8 months. As recommended by Dave, I have been turning one application on at a time as I learn how they all work.

I have now logged in over 500 QSOs in DxKeeper. I will be working this years Field Day from home. I have been appointed the "digital guy" working as a 1D station for our club. 

My concern and question is in the logging of contacts during Field Day. With the growing number of QSOs I have already logged with normal day to day contact, how do I keep a separate log for Field Day? Or do I gather the Field Day contacts as I normally would and then seperate them after Field Day?

How would I accomplish the seperation process?

Thanks for the help in advance.


Tim - N8NEU
DMR ID 3158619
FN00ah


Re: speaking of grids

Jim N7US
 

From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of N6MZ Michael Mraz
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2020 13:31
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] speaking of grids

 

Sorry to be a lid but I've looked and looked in the docs and can't find instructions for setting up the apps so that needed grids get the nice SpotCollector highlight font the way needed countries do. I DON'T use jtalert only the DXLab apps. Help anyone? 

TNX de N6MZ


Re: myQTH changed on most QSO's

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thanks, Dave. I let things take their course and got the all-clear from ARRL after getting new keys for my old callsigns. Sorry, this is way too much hocus-pocus for my hardware brain but that took care of everything. I applied for the endorsements and credited everything I had on LoTW. It cost me $$$ but better now than when really retired. I do wish that DXK would let you know that it submitted with a prompt or an OK box. I wasn't sure if it actually changed everything to Verified until I checked it by searching.

+ When you direct a DXLab application to perform a function, you can assume that it has done so successfully unless it informs you to the contrary.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXLabs/SDR Console/TS-590SG

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I use DXLabs commander and HDSDR (RSP1a) at the same time with my TS590sg, Commander talks to the USB port and HSDR talks to the RS 232 port, using the Omni-Rig driver in HDSDR. This worked better than the Secondary CCAT Port in Commander. (was more responsive

+ "More responsive" in what way?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXKeeper and Field Day

Tim
 

Thanks Bill. However I do not use N1MM software. I only use DXKeeper. 


Tim - N8NEU
DMR ID 3158619
FN00ah



-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Pence <pence.bill@...>
Date: 6/18/20 14:38 (GMT-05:00)
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] DXKeeper and Field Day

What I did for the recent vhf contest:
Logged with n1mm and ran wsjt under n1mm
Used n1mm to dxkeeper bridge to log contest contacts to my main log.
Dxkeeper was running. Dxcommander was not.

With this setup, I had seamless wsjt logging to n1mm for digital contacts.
Automatic dupe checked for ssb and digital contacts.
Seamless logging if contest qso to main station dxkeeper log.

Zero tech issues. N1mm provides "contest" support and is designed for contests. 
PC was Pentium d dual core 3.4 ghz 8 gb ram.
Running win 7 64 bit pro.

YMMV of course. I was really pleased with each software package interoperations.



On Thu, Jun 18, 2020, 2:31 PM Tim <t.m.kelly@...> wrote:

I have been using DXLab for approximately 8 months. As recommended by Dave, I have been turning one application on at a time as I learn how they all work.

I have now logged in over 500 QSOs in DxKeeper. I will be working this years Field Day from home. I have been appointed the "digital guy" working as a 1D station for our club. 

My concern and question is in the logging of contacts during Field Day. With the growing number of QSOs I have already logged with normal day to day contact, how do I keep a separate log for Field Day? Or do I gather the Field Day contacts as I normally would and then seperate them after Field Day?

How would I accomplish the seperation process?

Thanks for the help in advance.


Tim - N8NEU
DMR ID 3158619
FN00ah


Re: DXKeeper and Field Day

Bill Pence
 

What I did for the recent vhf contest:
Logged with n1mm and ran wsjt under n1mm
Used n1mm to dxkeeper bridge to log contest contacts to my main log.
Dxkeeper was running. Dxcommander was not.

With this setup, I had seamless wsjt logging to n1mm for digital contacts.
Automatic dupe checked for ssb and digital contacts.
Seamless logging if contest qso to main station dxkeeper log.

Zero tech issues. N1mm provides "contest" support and is designed for contests. 
PC was Pentium d dual core 3.4 ghz 8 gb ram.
Running win 7 64 bit pro.

YMMV of course. I was really pleased with each software package interoperations.



On Thu, Jun 18, 2020, 2:31 PM Tim <t.m.kelly@...> wrote:

I have been using DXLab for approximately 8 months. As recommended by Dave, I have been turning one application on at a time as I learn how they all work.

I have now logged in over 500 QSOs in DxKeeper. I will be working this years Field Day from home. I have been appointed the "digital guy" working as a 1D station for our club. 

My concern and question is in the logging of contacts during Field Day. With the growing number of QSOs I have already logged with normal day to day contact, how do I keep a separate log for Field Day? Or do I gather the Field Day contacts as I normally would and then seperate them after Field Day?

How would I accomplish the seperation process?

Thanks for the help in advance.


Tim - N8NEU
DMR ID 3158619
FN00ah


Re: FT891 User-defined controls

Scott
 

Joe - I'm still very fuzzy on this, but I did get the ON/OFF button from the 950 as well as the NB working with the 891. I have several other things I want to add so I'll see if I can figure out from those two buttons some other sequences. I have not tried any sliders yet but some of those that Dave put up there should be helpful if they work for the 891 as well.

Thank you for your help!


DXKeeper and Field Day

Tim
 


I have been using DXLab for approximately 8 months. As recommended by Dave, I have been turning one application on at a time as I learn how they all work.

I have now logged in over 500 QSOs in DxKeeper. I will be working this years Field Day from home. I have been appointed the "digital guy" working as a 1D station for our club. 

My concern and question is in the logging of contacts during Field Day. With the growing number of QSOs I have already logged with normal day to day contact, how do I keep a separate log for Field Day? Or do I gather the Field Day contacts as I normally would and then seperate them after Field Day?

How would I accomplish the seperation process?

Thanks for the help in advance.


Tim - N8NEU
DMR ID 3158619
FN00ah


speaking of grids

N6MZ Michael Mraz
 

Sorry to be a lid but I've looked and looked in the docs and can't find instructions for setting up the apps so that needed grids get the nice SpotCollector highlight font the way needed countries do. I DON'T use jtalert only the DXLab apps. Help anyone? 

TNX de N6MZ


Re: FT891 User-defined controls

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

One update ... The FT-891 command set seems to be [nearly] identical to
that of the FT-950. You might want to experiment with some of the User
Defined Commands and Sliders for the FT-950 (from the files area).

It is often easier to learn the process by starting with some examples
that others have already debugged.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2020-06-18 1:57 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:

In looking in the instructions, it appears that the command string
starts with FA. So I put in FAMS3;MS;MS3;
No, FA<P1>; is the command to 1) tell the rig to report the frequency
of VFO A or 2) Set VFO A to a frequency <P1>.

For example I would like to set up a User-defined control for
switching the meter to the SWR.
The FT-891 command to switch the Meter to SWR is simply MS3;, to
ALC is MS1; to Power Out is MS2;
The Commander syntax for sending an ASCII command requires placing
and apostrophe (') before the command to indicate ASCII instead of
hexadecimal.
You might get some ideas by looking at the FT-450 command examples
in the files area  -> Command Sequences and Sliders -> Yaesu -> FT-450
"FT450 Meter Control.txt" selects ALC, Power Out, and SWR sequentially.
Note you will need to check the examples against the FT-891 documentation as the command sets are not identical (particularly in VFO control).
73,
   ... Joe, W4TV
On 2020-06-18 1:33 PM, Scott wrote:
Thank you Joe and others for the help. I am very green when it comes to these types of things. For example I would like to set up a User-defined control for switching the meter to the SWR. In looking in the instructions, it appears that the command string starts with FA. So I put in FAMS3;MS;MS3;

The example at the beginning of the PDF instructions shows how to switch to a certain frequency using the FA. Can you enlighten me what I've done wrong? I ask for you to go easy on me with this because I'm just not the programming type.


Re: FT891 User-defined controls

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

In looking in the instructions, it appears that the command string
starts with FA. So I put in FAMS3;MS;MS3;
No, FA<P1>; is the command to 1) tell the rig to report the frequency
of VFO A or 2) Set VFO A to a frequency <P1>.

For example I would like to set up a User-defined control for
switching the meter to the SWR.
The FT-891 command to switch the Meter to SWR is simply MS3;, to
ALC is MS1; to Power Out is MS2;

The Commander syntax for sending an ASCII command requires placing
and apostrophe (') before the command to indicate ASCII instead of
hexadecimal.

You might get some ideas by looking at the FT-450 command examples
in the files area -> Command Sequences and Sliders -> Yaesu -> FT-450
"FT450 Meter Control.txt" selects ALC, Power Out, and SWR sequentially.

Note you will need to check the examples against the FT-891 documentation as the command sets are not identical (particularly in
VFO control).


73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2020-06-18 1:33 PM, Scott wrote:
Thank you Joe and others for the help. I am very green when it comes to these types of things. For example I would like to set up a User-defined control for switching the meter to the SWR. In looking in the instructions, it appears that the command string starts with FA. So I put in FAMS3;MS;MS3;
The example at the beginning of the PDF instructions shows how to switch to a certain frequency using the FA. Can you enlighten me what I've done wrong? I ask for you to go easy on me with this because I'm just not the programming type.


Re: FT891 User-defined controls

Scott
 

Thank you Joe and others for the help. I am very green when it comes to these types of things. For example I would like to set up a User-defined control for switching the meter to the SWR. In looking in the instructions, it appears that the command string starts with FA. So I put in FAMS3;MS;MS3;

The example at the beginning of the PDF instructions shows how to switch to a certain frequency using the FA. Can you enlighten me what I've done wrong? I ask for you to go easy on me with this because I'm just not the programming type.


Re: 6m grid false positives in Spot Collector

iain macdonnell - N6ML
 

On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 7:13 PM Peter Dougherty <lists@...> wrote:

I'm having a problem with false FT8 positives firing off alerts.

I grid chase (and DXCC chase) on 6m. With my cluster connections up and WSJT and JTAlert-x connected, I get frequent hits for stations where the grid information is incorrect. I'm not talking about "gibberish spots" here, but legitimate spots that trigger incorrectly.
FWIW, there is an issue with the current version of SpotCollector when
the grid for a spot [database entry] is derived from the DXCC database
entry matching the station's callsign. In such cases, the spot
database entry is not supposed to be marked as needed, even if you do
need that grid, since the source of the grid data is not sufficiently
precise. There should be a fix in the next version of SpotCollector to
handle this properly. For me, this issue was most noticeable with VE
stations, where the grid would be one in the middle of the VE
province, most of which are in the middle of nowhere, hence needed.

Sorry that you missed out on EM43!

73,

~iain / N6ML


Re: FT891 User-defined controls

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Also available directly from Yaesu:
<https://www.yaesu.com/downloadFile.cfm?FileID=15277&FileCatID=158&FileName=FT%2D891%5FCAT%5FOM%5FENG%5F1909%2DC.pdf&FileContentType=application%2Fpdf>


CAT Reference Manuals for Yaesu's current products are typically
available at www.yaesu.com -> Products (HF Transceivers/Amplifiers).
Select your transceiver then the "Files" tab ...

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2020-06-18 10:46 AM, Jim McPhee wrote:
It appears that the CAT Reference Book is available at:
https://rigreference.com/storage/manuals/yaesu/FT-891%20CAT%20Reference%20Book.pdf--5a6a4c01735456.71645851.pdf
--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA


Re: Confirming 6m grids for users not on LoTW

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Can you please elaborate on steps 2 and 3? Where are these located?
On the QSL tab, in "QSL Config" -> "General" -> Add Needed panel.

You had to have set all those values at some point.

I mentioned the FFMA initially since I'm also looking to confirm all
US grids, but I don't want to limit it to *just* FFMA counters.
FFMA *IS* all Grids for the contiguous US. I doubt that "All US
Grids" even makes sense if one includes Alaska/Hawaii.

I have filtered the display with the 3 conditions I mentioned up thread (only 6m QSOs with a date after Jan.1 2015 and not an LoTW
user).
You should need to filter only by "not LotW User" if you select
FFMA in the Awards box of the QSL Config dialog.

But the trick becomes how to filter it further to *only* include grids that have not been otherwise confirmed via LoTW by other stations. This is the part I'm having difficulty with.
If you are looking at grids worldwide, again selecting (filtering
the log) for "not LotW User" and selecting VUCC in the Awards section
of the Add Needed dialog should identify any needed cards (a card
is *not needed* if one already has an LotW confirmation).

This information (describing QSL Config and the "Add Needed" panel)
*IS* in DXKeeper's help files.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2020-06-18 10:23 AM, Peter Dougherty wrote:
On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 06:44 AM, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:

actually be able to accomplish what you want by:

1) Filter the DXKeeper Log display with:
App_DXKeeper_LotW_User <> 'Y'
2) Clear the "Add Needed requests" boxes
3) Clear the Awards boxes in Add Needed
4) Select *only* FFMA
Can you please elaborate on steps 2 and 3? Where are these located? It's been more than a year or more since I last did anything with DXKeeper except import contest ADIFs; I'm a bit rusty on where certain things are located.
I mentioned the FFMA initially since I'm also looking to confirm all US grids, but I don't want to limit it to *just* FFMA counters.
I have filtered the display with the 3 conditions I mentioned up thread (only 6m QSOs with a date after Jan.1 2015 and not an LoTW user). I could add the condition of the entity being K or VE, but I'm fine with worldwide since I can send the non-US cards out via the bureau...most non-US/Canada are Italy, England, Scotland, Spain and Portugal. But the trick becomes how to filter it further to *only* include grids that have not been otherwise confirmed via LoTW by other stations. This is the part I'm having difficulty with.


Re: FT891 User-defined controls

Jim McPhee
 

It appears that the CAT Reference Book is available at:

https://rigreference.com/storage/manuals/yaesu/FT-891%20CAT%20Reference%20Book.pdf--5a6a4c01735456.71645851.pdf

--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA