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Launcher Upgrade

Conrad
 

Thanks to all for the "virus" fix for Commander. All is well there, but I have a different issue. When Launcher opens (version 2.1.0) it indicates an upgrade to Launcher version 2.1.2 is available. That upgrade loads fine, but when I close Launcher and reopen it version 2.1.0 loads again. And the notice of an availbale upgrade shows up. I checked Defender virus history and found no reference to Launcher issues. Any ideas how to make 2.1.2 stick?


Re: Import Special event call log into my log

ve3ki
 

Station Call is the call used to identify the station on the air (N0S)
Operator Call is the call sign of the person operating the station (N0FY)
Owner Call is the call sign of the owner of the station (N0FY)

In LotW, the signing certificate should be a certificate for the Station Call (N0S), with location information (grid square, state, county) appropriate to the location of the station used.

73,
Rich VE3KI



On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 09:27 AM, Tom Brown wrote:
I did not check the replacement options.  The log imported with Station Call: N0S; Op Call: N0S and Owner Call; N0S
I didn't check substitute N0FY for missing callsigns, but I'm guessing there weren't any missing based on the sentence above.

I believe the QSOs for LoTW do say N0S.

I'm guessing I need to reimport with the replacement options: Station Call N0FY; Operator Call N0S and Owner Call N0FY.
Is this how everyone sees it?


Re: Import Special event call log into my log

Tom Brown
 

I did not check the replacement options.  The log imported with Station Call: N0S; Op Call: N0S and Owner Call; N0S
I didn't check substitute N0FY for missing callsigns, but I'm guessing there weren't any missing based on the sentence above.

I believe the QSOs for LoTW do say N0S.

I'm guessing I need to reimport with the replacement options: Station Call N0FY; Operator Call N0S and Owner Call N0FY.
Is this how everyone sees it?


Re: Commander and ACOM Solid State Amps

Dwight Bosselman
 

Hi Dave

I'm curious as to why one would want do that versus using the program that comes with the Expert Amplifiers?

t u 73 Dwight NSS9I

On 4/7/2020 11:39 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

The manual for the 1200S has a table on page 22 listing Elecraft, Icom, Kenwood, and Yaesu.

Sounds like I just need to make up a custom cable for the amp's DB15 connector.

+ That's exactly what I did. Configure the Secondary CAT port to follow the Primary. I recommend using the Kenwood protocol.

+ You can use Commander's Messages window to monitor what's being sent to the Secondary CAT Port:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/MonitoringMessages.htm>

        73,

             Dave, AA6YQ
    






Re: Commander and ACOM Solid State Amps

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

The manual for the 1200S has a table on page 22 listing Elecraft, Icom, Kenwood, and Yaesu.

Sounds like I just need to make up a custom cable for the amp's DB15 connector.

+ That's exactly what I did. Configure the Secondary CAT port to follow the Primary. I recommend using the Kenwood protocol.

+ You can use Commander's Messages window to monitor what's being sent to the Secondary CAT Port:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/MonitoringMessages.htm>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Kenwood TS-480HX and DXLab Commander

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I've spent the last hour and a half attempting to assist another ham via a Teamviewer session get Commander working the his TS-480HX. He has a RT Systems USB-63 cable and the RT Systems driver installed. (Viewing this via Windows Device Manager COM ports.)

RT USB-63: https://www.rtsystemsinc.com/USB-63-Programming-CAT-Cable-p/usb-63.htm

His rig is likely set to 9600 bps (Kenwood default), but I'm working with him to confirm.

In Commander I selected KENWOOD and the port is 9600 8 N 1 with DTS and RTS are both set to On. The Port# is set to COM5. (Port appears/disappears in Device Manager Ports when he plugs/unplugs the cable and port is set to 9600/8/N/1.)

+ RTS should be set to "On", but DTR should be set to "Off".

System notes:
1) Has a K5IFNZ "Easy Digi" device attached to his laptop and this is plugged into the DIN/Data port on the TS-480.

2) He has an RTL-SDR dongle which is connected to the via an IF connection inside the TS-480.
3) Also runs HDSDR software as a panadapter. All of this appears to be working OK. HOWEVER, this software was NOT running when we tried to connect to Commander, but all of the cables for Easy Digi and IF cable are still plugged into the rig.
4) Also using a non-powered USB 4-port hub. Ports connected to the USB-63, IF wire, and Easy Digi.


We did attempt to connect the TS-480 using the USB-63 plugged directly into the laptop (no USB hub). We did power down the rig and rebooted the computer, etc.

+ I would start the debugging with in this "directly connected" configuration. Step 1 is to make sure the Commander and the radio are set to the same baud rate, word length of 8, 1 stop bit. With the port's RTS set to "on", Commander should track the transceiver's frequency and mode, and be able to set the transceiver's frequency and mode.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Commander and ACOM Solid State Amps

swpub
 

The manual for the 1200S has a table on page 22 listing Elecraft, Icom, Kenwood, and Yaesu.

Sounds like I just need to make up a custom cable for the amp's DB15 connector.

73,

Steve, N5EP


Kenwood TS-480HX and DXLab Commander

Jed Petrovich
 

Hello all:

I've spent the last hour and a half attempting to assist another ham via a Teamviewer session get Commander working the his TS-480HX. He has a RT Systems USB-63 cable and the RT Systems driver installed. (Viewing this via Windows Device Manager COM ports.)


His rig is likely set to 9600 bps (Kenwood default), but I'm working with him to confirm.

In Commander I selected KENWOOD and the port is 9600 8 N 1 with DTS and RTS are both set to On. The Port# is set to COM5. (Port appears/disappears in Device Manager Ports when he plugs/unplugs the cable and port is set to 9600/8/N/1.)

System notes:
1) Has a K5IFNZ "Easy Digi" device attached to his laptop and this is plugged into the DIN/Data port on the TS-480.
2) He has an RTL-SDR dongle which is connected to the via an IF connection inside the TS-480.
3) Also runs HDSDR software as a panadapter. All of this appears to be working OK. HOWEVER, this software was NOT running when we tried to connect to Commander, but all of the cables for Easy Digi and IF cable are still plugged into the rig.
4) Also using a non-powered USB 4-port hub. Ports connected to the USB-63, IF wire, and Easy Digi.

We did attempt to connect the TS-480 using the USB-63 plugged directly into the laptop (no USB hub). We did power down the rig and rebooted the computer, etc.

Since I don't own a Kenwood rig, I'm wondering if there is something else I'm missing. This may include needing to disconnect the other devices from the rig.

Thanks for any input...

73,

Jed
AD7KG


Re: Commander and ACOM Solid State Amps

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Anyone using the Secondary CAT Serial Port in Commander to interface with Acom's 600S, 700S, or 1200S solid state amplifiers?

+ I use the Secondary CAT port to interface with my SPE 2K-FA, emulating the Kenwood CAT protocol. Which CAT protocols can the Acom amps monitor?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Commander and ACOM Solid State Amps

swpub
 

Anyone using the Secondary CAT Serial Port in Commander to interface with Acom's 600S, 700S, or 1200S solid state amplifiers?

Steve, N5EP


Re: Windows 10 Start menu does not list Commander

Steve K8JQ
 

Dave -- Got Commander squared away in the Start menu. Thanks for the explanation re the Abort button.

Thanks.

Steve, K8JQ


On 4/6/2020 5:11 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ  comments below

However, if I want to start only Commander (say, for testing purposes), Launcher in its "automatic start" configuration is cumbersome because it starts everything (i.e., everything it is configured to start). On my computer, Launcher takes 25+ seconds to get everything going and 20+ seconds to shut everything down. Inconvenient if testing only one member of the suite. This is the reason I was looking for Commander in the Windows Start menu dropdown. Is it practical for to get Commander to show up in the Windows Start menu dropdown?

+ Yes:

<https://www.dummies.com/computers/operating-systems/windows-10/how-to-add-or-remove-start-menu-items-in-windows-10/>

+ Alternatively, you could pin Commander on the Windows Task Bar, or add a Commander icon to the Windows desktop.


Another question: The help page
"file:///C:/DXLab/Launcher/Help/ControllingApplications.htm" has a section named "Group Control Buttons". That section indicates an Abort button is included in Launcher, along with Start, Minimize, Restore and Terminate. My Launcher (2.1.2) window does not have the Abort button. 
Should the Abort button be there?

+ The Abort button appears when you click the Start button, replacing the Start button until all enabled applications have reported themselves as "running". Then the Abort button is replaced by the Start button.

       73,

              Dave, AA6YQ







Re: What is this

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 03:15 PM, Kurt Cathcart wrote:

There is about a weeks worth of threads covering this.  It started last week.
 
Take a look at them.  Your solution is there. 

+ It is not necessary to look though threads; the recommended course of action is here:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/FalsePositive>
  
       73,

              Dave, AA6YQ

 


Re: UDP Network Service

Dwight Bosselman
 

Yes I did and it's working correctly - thanks Dave 73 Dwight NS9I

On 4/7/2020 5:29 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
# even more AA6YQ comments below


On 4/7/2020 4:41 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
* more AA6YQ comments below

In commander, in netserv.

* Commander stores those settings in the Windows Registry between sessions; I just tested it to confirm correct operation. There have been no changes in this area of Commander for years.

* Do you have a Workspace defined? If so, are you restoring settings from that Workspace on startup?
Yes

# Then after changing the settings in Commander, terminate Commander and direct the Launcher to update the Workspace with Commander's settings.

       73,

             Dave, AA6YQ






Re: UDP Network Service

Dave AA6YQ
 

# even more AA6YQ comments below


On 4/7/2020 4:41 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
* more AA6YQ comments below

In commander, in netserv.

* Commander stores those settings in the Windows Registry between sessions; I just tested it to confirm correct operation. There have been no changes in this area of Commander for years.

* Do you have a Workspace defined? If so, are you restoring settings from that Workspace on startup?
Yes

# Then after changing the settings in Commander, terminate Commander and direct the Launcher to update the Workspace with Commander's settings.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: UDP Network Service

Dwight Bosselman
 

Yes and it's all working now on both rigs.

thank you Dave 73 Dwight NS9I

On 4/7/2020 4:41 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
* more AA6YQ comments below

In commander, in netserv.

* Commander stores those settings in the Windows Registry between sessions; I just tested it to confirm correct operation. There have been no changes in this area of Commander for years.

* Do you have a Workspace defined? If so, are you restoring settings from that Workspace on startup?

        73,

              Dave, AA6YQ


On 4/7/2020 12:57 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:


	+ AA6YQ comments below
	
	How can I save the settings tp appear from session to session?
	
	+ About which DXLab application are you inquiring?
	
	       73,
	
	             Dave, AA6YQ







Re: What is this

Kurt Cathcart
 

There is about a weeks worth of threads covering this.  It started last week.

Take a look at them.  Your solution is there. 

Kurt, KR2C



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Mike Kasrich <aj9c@...>
Date: 4/7/20 5:44 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] What is this

Status:  quarantined

Threat detected:  trojan:win32/azden.B!cl

Affected items

c:\dxlab\commander\ci-v commander.exe

C;\programdata/microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\dxlab suitecommander.lnk

process: pid:84140,processstart:132307315755898195

That is what didnt get posted



On 4/7/2020 5:35 PM, Mike Kasrich wrote:

I just got an alert and commander is now longer working is windows confused or do I have a problem?



Re: UDP Network Service

Dwight Bosselman
 

On 4/7/2020 4:41 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
* more AA6YQ comments below

In commander, in netserv.

* Commander stores those settings in the Windows Registry between sessions; I just tested it to confirm correct operation. There have been no changes in this area of Commander for years.

* Do you have a Workspace defined? If so, are you restoring settings from that Workspace on startup?

Yes



73,

Dave, AA6YQ


On 4/7/2020 12:57 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:


+ AA6YQ comments below

How can I save the settings tp appear from session to session?

+ About which DXLab application are you inquiring?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ





Re: What is this

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Ok wasn't sure to do that without checking

+ Checking here is *always* appropriate. Measure twice, cut once!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: DXKeeper Question

ND9G Mike
 

DXKeeper can perform a lookup using the callbook


73,
Mike ND9G


On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 4:19 PM Herb Garcia <hpgarcia70@...> wrote:
Is there a setting in DXKeeper that it grabs name from PathFinder when I log a QSO?

--
Herb Garcia, KM6JBI


Re: What is this

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Guess the "paste" isnt showing....defender says I have a trojan on the computer

+ Your anti-malware application has erroneously removed Commander. See

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/FalsePositive>

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

On 4/7/2020 5:35 PM, Mike Kasrich wrote:


I just got an alert and commander is now longer working is windows confused or do I have a problem?