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Re: DYMO LabelWriter Turbo 450 Hassles

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Based on comments I had seen here, I recently bought the DYMO Turbo 450. I need help understanding how to print DYMO labels without
wasting labels. I seem to be wasting about 5 labels for every one I print. If you are a regular user, please write to me off-line
and help me utilize the DYMO properly with DXKeeper.

+ What is causing a label to be wasted?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

DYMO LabelWriter Turbo 450 Hassles

KY7M Lee
 

Based on comments I had seen here, I recently bought the DYMO Turbo 450.  I need help understanding how to print DYMO labels without wasting labels.  I seem to be wasting about 5 labels for every one I print.  If you are a regular user, please write to me off-line and help me utilize the DYMO properly with DXKeeper.

73,

Lee, KY7M

Re: commander and win4icom

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Sorry, Dave. The CAT/2nd CAT ports in microHAM USB Device Router
- for CW Keyer, DigiKeyer, DigiKeyer II, microKEYER, microKEYER II, microKEYER III, and MK2R+ - also allow two independent transceiver control applications to simultaneously track and control the same transceiver (all supported brands).

The one limitation, since the connection is serial, is that microHAM USB Device Router does not support Commander's Bandspread/Waterfall since the information is not available on the serial/CI-V connection.

However, for those Icom transceivers that support bandspread/waterfall, the microHAM hardware will permit one (or two) transceiver control applications on the serial/CI-V connection *and* Commander on the USB connection when the transceiver is configured as described in the application notes on the Support page at www.microHAM.com.

+ Thanks, Joe!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: More Filtering Spot Collector

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I'm sorry,

I went to the page suggested, and I can not find what I want to do,

Say I want to see when a station from Vermont is on.

I don't care what band or mode, or if I already have them confirmed or not.

I just want to know when a station from Vermont in on the air and is spotted.

But all I want to see is Vermont and nothing else.

+ Filter the Spot Database Display with this SQL expression:

(DXCCPrefix='K') and (Primary='VT')

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Commander and Sdrplay

Inbody, Don
 

Gracias, amigo. 


On Tue, Jan 21, 2020, 15:09 Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I am about to receive an Sdrplay RSP to run as a secondary receiver with my TS-590SG. Does Commander have the necessary setting to enable control of the Sdrplay as the Secondary Cat Control?

+ Yes. You'll need a "Connected Virtual Serial Port Pair" to connect Commander's Secondary CAT port to SDRUno's CAT port:

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

+ SDRUno employs the Kenwood CAT protocol, so configure Commander's Secondary CAT port accordingly.

           73,

                 Dave, AA6YQ







More Filtering Spot Collector

Joe WB9SBD
 

I'm sorry,

I went to the page suggested, and I can not find what I want to do,

Say I want to see when a station from Vermont is on.

I don't care what band or mode, or if I already have them confirmed or not.

I just want to know when a station from Vermont in on the air and is spotted.

But all I want to see is Vermont and nothing else.

Joe WB9SBD

Re: commander and win4icom

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

On 2020-01-21 5:21 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ Besides Commander's Secondary CAT port (which is limited in
functionality), Win4Icom is the only reliable way to enable two
independent transceiver control applications to simultaneously track
and control the same Icom transceiver.
Sorry, Dave. The CAT/2nd CAT ports in microHAM USB Device Router
- for CW Keyer, DigiKeyer, DigiKeyer II, microKEYER, microKEYER II,
microKEYER III, and MK2R+ - also allow two independent transceiver
control applications to simultaneously track and control the same
transceiver (all supported brands).

The one limitation, since the connection is serial, is that microHAM
USB Device Router does not support Commander's Bandspread/Waterfall
since the information is not available on the serial/CI-V connection.
However, for those Icom transceivers that support bandspread/waterfall,
the microHAM hardware will permit one (or two) transceiver control
applications on the serial/CI-V connection *and* Commander on the USB
connection when the transceiver is configured as described in the
application notes on the Support page at www.microHAM.com.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2020-01-21 5:21 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ
On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 01:13 PM, Jamie WW3S wrote:


anyone using the 2 together? advantages of running win4icom with
commander?
+ Besides Commander's Secondary CAT port (which is limited in functionality), Win4Icom is the only reliable way to enable two independent transceiver control applications to simultaneously track and control the same Icom transceiver. However, its emulation is incomplete: it does not enable Commander to track the transceiver's CW speed (used by WinWarbler) and it does not enable Commander's Bandspread-Waterfall window to work correctly (for those transceivers that support it). There may be other gaps not yet reported or discovered.
73,
Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Menu background colors

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 12:37 PM, jgschatz wrote:

Is there ea way to change the menu background color of the menus ftom the standard biege

+ Assuming you're using Windows 10, see

<https://www.auslogics.com/en/articles/change-window-colors-windows-10/>

        73,

              Dave, AA6YQ

 

Re: commander and win4icom

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 01:13 PM, Jamie WW3S wrote:

anyone using the 2 together? advantages of running win4icom with commander? 

+ Besides Commander's Secondary CAT port (which is limited in functionality), Win4Icom is the only reliable way to enable two independent transceiver control applications to simultaneously track and control the same Icom transceiver. However, its emulation is incomplete: it does not enable Commander to track the transceiver's CW speed (used by WinWarbler) and it does not enable Commander's Bandspread-Waterfall window to work correctly (for those transceivers that support it). There may be other gaps not yet reported or discovered.

        73,

              Dave, AA6YQ

commander and win4icom

Jamie WW3S
 

anyone using the 2 together? advantages of running win4icom with commander? 

Re: Commander and Sdrplay

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I am about to receive an Sdrplay RSP to run as a secondary receiver with my TS-590SG. Does Commander have the necessary setting to enable control of the Sdrplay as the Secondary Cat Control?

+ Yes. You'll need a "Connected Virtual Serial Port Pair" to connect Commander's Secondary CAT port to SDRUno's CAT port:

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

+ SDRUno employs the Kenwood CAT protocol, so configure Commander's Secondary CAT port accordingly.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Menu background colors

jgschatz
 

Is there ea way to change the menu background color of the menus ftom the standard biege

Joe
W1jgs

Re: Lookup when WSJTX decodes a STATE

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

How does SC determine if a USA state callsign is decoded my WSJTX and displayed in Spot Collector is needed for WAS Award? The help
says it looks up when logging from WSJTX but that is too late if you want to answer only needed states.

+ When WSJT-X is configured to interoperate directly with DXLab, as described here

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/GettingStartedwithK1JTModesDirect>

+ WSJT-X reports every decoded callsign (with its grid square) to SpotCollector. SpotCollector checks the callsign against your
specified award objectives for the DXCC, IOTA, Leaderboard, Marathon, VUCC, WAS, WAZ award programs

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

+ and consults the award progress tables maintained by DXKeeper; each progress table make it possible with one quick query whether a
QSO with a callsign on a particular band and mode is "needed" to advance your progress towards its award. DXLab's USAP database
provides US State of every station licensed by the FCC, enabling SpotCollector to determine whether a callsign is "needed for WAS";
grid square reported by WSJT-X enables "needed for VUCC" checking. SpotCollector uses this information to color-code callsigns on
its tabular display, bandspread display, panadaptor display, and world map display; it also directs WSJT-X to color-code each
decoded callsign using the same need-based color scheme. Here's SpotCollector's tabular display:

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/SpotCollector/WSJTXSpotDatabaseEntries.jpg>

+ and here's the WSJT-X window when interoperating with DXLab:

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/SpotCollector/WSJTX.jpg>

+ The result is integrated realtime award tracking (and QSLing) for DXCC, IOTA, Leaderboard, Marathon, VUCC, WAS, WAZ awards for all
modes: CW, Phone, and Digital.

+ A block diagram illustrating the information above is here:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/SpotCollector/MultipleViews.jpg

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Lookup when WSJTX decodes a STATE

Gilbert Baron W0MN
 

How does SC determine if a USA state callsign is decoded my WSJTX and displayed in Spot Collector is needed for WAS Award? The help says it looks up when logging from WSJTX but that is too late if you want to answer only needed states.

 

Outlook Desktop Gil W0MN

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44.08226 N 92.51265 W EN34rb

 


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Commander and Sdrplay

Don Inbody AD0K
 

I am about to receive an Sdrplay RSP to run as a secondary receiver with my TS-590SG. Does Commander have the necessary setting to enable control of the Sdrplay as the Secondary Cat Control?

And, for those with experience running that combination, can you send me tips and tricks. I will be feeding the Sdrplay from the DRV output on the TS-590SG. 

Re: JARL progress reports

Carlo - IK2RPE
 

Deve,
Thank you so much for the detailed explanation. Everything is now perfectly clear to me.

My word "issue" was an incorrect one, I meant "question". Sorry for my poor English, hi, hi.

Best regards


Carlo IK2RPE



-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> Per conto di Dave AA6YQ
Inviato: lunedì 20 gennaio 2020 19:48
A: DXLab@groups.io
Oggetto: Re: [DXLab] JARL progress reports

+ AA6YQ comments below

I was in the process of controlling/updating my two possible Japanese Awards, JCC and JCG and I have a couple of questions regarding the “JARL progress reports” in DxKeeper.

JCC (for Cities) has references composed by 4 numbers (plus, in few cases, 6 numbers), JCG (for Guns) by 5 numbers (always).

JCC and JCG are not **overlapping** each other and are designating completely **independent** areas.


In “DxKeeper/Log QSOs/Award for Japanese calls” there is a field “prefecture” and another one “city/gun”.

Easy to insert the JCG Guns putting in “prefecture” the first two numbers and then chose in “city/gun” the proper reference.

For JCC how to proceed? Not taking into consideration “prefecture” and only indicate the 4 (or 6) numbers in “city/gun”?

+ If a logged QSO with a Japanese stations specifies a prefecture, the Subdivision selector will be populated with all cities and guns within that prefecture. Choose the one specified by your QSO partner over the air, or on his or her QSL card.


And then the reports are properly extracting, separately, only JCC or JCG?

+ Yes. Cities and Guns are distinguishable by the length of their reference numbers.

Is the algorithm behind the report/extraction working separately for JCC and JCG?

+ Yes.


Furthermore, downloading from Lotw, I have seen that for JCC automatically both fields “prefecture” and “city/gun” are fulfilled, the first one with the 2 numbers of JCC, the second with the full 4 or 6 numbers of JCC. On my view the “prefecture” indication has to be omitted and therefore cancelled.

+ The reference number logged in a Japanese QSO's CNTY item begins with the 2-digit number of its Prefecture. Do not remove the 2-digit Prefecture number from the City or Gun reference number logged in DXKeeper's CNTY item!

+ DXLab follows the ADIF convention of recording both the Primary and Secondary Subdivision information in the Secondary Administrative Subdivision item. For US counties, for example, the Secondary Administrative Subdivision item contains a two-letter State abbreviation, a comma, and then the County name, e.g.

MA,Middlesex

+ DXKeeper's "Sync LoTW QSLs" function correctly populates the Primary Administrative Subdivision and Secondary Administrative Subdivision items in logged QSOs with Japanese stations. No modification of the information obtained from LoTW is required.

+ Here is the ADIF that LoTW returns for my QSO with JA6FIO.

<APP_LoTW_OWNCALL:5>AA6YQ
<STATION_CALLSIGN:5>AA6YQ
<CALL:6>JA6FIO
<BAND:3>20M
<FREQ:8>14.07527
<MODE:3>FT8
<APP_LoTW_MODEGROUP:4>DATA
<QSO_DATE:8>20190705
<TIME_ON:6>105445
<PROP_MODE:2>F2
<QSL_RCVD:1>Y
<QSLRDATE:8>20190708
<DXCC:3>339
<COUNTRY:5>JAPAN
<APP_LoTW_DXCC_ENTITY_STATUS:7>Current
<PFX:3>JA6
<APP_LoTW_2xQSL:1>Y
<IOTA:6>AS-077
<GRIDSQUARE:6>QN13KF
<STATE:2>40 // Fukuoka-ken
<CNTY:4>4001 // Fukuoka-shi
<CQZ:2>25
<ITUZ:2>45
<eor>

+ The QSO's STATE item conveys 40 (Fukuoka Prefecture)

+ The QSO's CNTY item conveys 4001 (Fukuoka City within Fukuoka Prefecture)


Am I correct? I have not found in Wiki answers to my issue.

+ To what "issue" are you referring?


+ The reference documentation for the JCC progress report is here:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Progress.htm#AP%20JCC>

+ The reference documentation for the JCG progress report is here:

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/Progress.htm#AP%20JCG>

+ If while logging or updating a QSO with a Japanese station, you select the Prefecture (by name) and then select the City/Gun (by name) within that Prefecture, the correct reference numbers will be recorded in the QSO. "Sync LoTW QSLs" will update a logged QSO with information submitted to LoTW by your Japanese QSO partners; any discrepancy between information in the logged QSO and information submitted by your QSO partner will be resolved as specified in the "Handling of LoTW QSL detail inconsistencies" panel on the "QSL Configuration" window's LoTW tab.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: outgoing spots not showing up on spot collector

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

this used to work, but for some reason just noticed that when i try to send a spot it doesnt work, tried a couple spot sources of the 3 clusters i use and have double checked everything(i think) but cant get to work, any help appreciated

1. At the bottom of SpotCollector's Main window,

1a. in the Filter panel, depress your keyboard's CTRL key while clicking the Filter panel's X button (to remove all filtering from the Spot Database Display)

1b. in the Sort panel, click the Rcv button (to sort the Spot Database Display in order of "time last spotted")

2. Generate an outgoing spot.

+ Within a minute or so, is a Spot Database Entry for the callsign you spotted either created or updated?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

outgoing spots not showing up on spot collector

Richard Wright
 

this used to work, but for some reason just noticed that when i try to send a spot it doesnt work, tried a couple spot sources of the 3 clusters i use and have double checked everything(i think) but cant get to work, any help appreciated
Thanks

Re: Interesting Issue with DXC/WSJT-X and Kenwood TS-590sg

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Ok Dave, I'll try to do that tomorrow.

+ At your convenience...

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Dual modes same freq with Commander & 6400 Flex

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

That was the problem.--that box was checked. Sorry I missed that. Thanks.

Another thing that happens when I start Commander after WSJT-X is running is that WSJT-X shuts down and then reopens. Maybe I missed something else in the config?

+ WSJT-X does that in some circumstances, like when directed to switch configurations.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ