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Re: Sending Real CW

Dave AA6YQ
 

Thanks, Mark.

The errorlog shows that Commander is not receiving a response to the "change CW speed" CAT commands it is sending to your IC-7700, for example:

2019-12-23 22:26:48.707 > CIVModule.DisplayLine: Port = P, Hex = FE FE 98 E0 14 C 0 67 FD
2019-12-23 22:26:48.707 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from SetCWSpeed, count = 1
2019-12-23 22:26:48.737 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from SetCWSpeed, count = 2
2019-12-23 22:26:48.770 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from SetCWSpeed, count = 3
2019-12-23 22:26:48.800 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from SetCWSpeed, count = 4
2019-12-23 22:26:48.830 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from SetCWSpeed, count = 5
2019-12-23 22:26:48.863 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from SetCWSpeed, count = 6
2019-12-23 22:26:48.895 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from SetCWSpeed, count = 7
2019-12-23 22:26:48.924 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from SetCWSpeed, count = 8
2019-12-23 22:26:48.955 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from SetCWSpeed, count = 9
2019-12-23 22:26:48.988 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from SetCWSpeed, count = 10
2019-12-23 22:26:48.988 > response timeout SetCWSpeed

Your IC-7700 occasionally does not respond to a "read meter" request:

2019-12-23 22:26:47.849 > CIVModule.SendCommand: FE FE 98 E0 15 11 FD
2019-12-23 22:26:47.879 > CIVModule.DisplayLine: Port = P, Hex = FE FE 98 E0 15 11 FD
2019-12-23 22:26:47.879 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from Request meter, count = 1
2019-12-23 22:26:47.910 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from Request meter, count = 2
2019-12-23 22:26:47.941 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from Request meter, count = 3
2019-12-23 22:26:47.974 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from Request meter, count = 4
2019-12-23 22:26:48.005 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from Request meter, count = 5
2019-12-23 22:26:48.038 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from Request meter, count = 6
2019-12-23 22:26:48.065 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from Request meter, count = 7
2019-12-23 22:26:48.098 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from Request meter, count = 8
2019-12-23 22:26:48.128 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from Request meter, count = 9
2019-12-23 22:26:48.159 > CIVModule.ExecuteNextXcvrCmd awaiting response from Request meter, count = 10
2019-12-23 22:26:48.159 > response timeout Request meter

Is your computer connected directly to the radio, or is there an "intermediary"?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: SC not showing spots

Rod Greene
 

Thanks Dave, I'm pretty sure I have it working well now. Was the port # that I had wrong. Thanks Ron for spotting that.

73 and best Holiday Wishes to all. Sure appreciate your excellent support Dave!    - Rod/w7zrc

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

On Monday, December 23, 2019, 12:05:27 PM MST, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:


+ AA6YQ comments below

+ Assuming that a spot arrives from one of SpotCollector's connected Spot Sources, there are several reasons why it might not be used to update your Spot Database -- either by creating a first Spot Database Entry for the spotted station (on the spotted band in the spotted mode) or by updating an existing Spot Database Entry for that station (on the spotted band in the spotted mode):

1. the spot is "too old"

1a. check the "Maximum Age of incoming spots" setting on the Configuration window's "Spot Database" tab; I recommend 60 (minutes)

1b. check that your computer's time and time zone have been set correctly (often the root cause of "no spot database entries" disease after installing SpotCollector on a new computer)

2. the spotted callsign is listed in SpotCollector's "Special Callsign" list with no tag (meaning "ignore incoming spots of this callsign")

3. the callsign of the station that generated the spot is listed in SpotCollector's "Special Callsign" list with a "badsource" tag (meaning "ignore incoming spots generated by this callsign")


+ If an incoming spot does create or update an entry in the Spot Database, its visibility in the Spot Database Display is governed by your filter settings, as described in

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


+ Unless the caption of the Filter panel at the bottom of SpotCollector's Main window is "Filter: None", your view of the Spot Database is being filtered.

+ To remove all filtering from the Spot Database Display, depress the CTRL key while clicking the Filter panel's X button.


+ For more information, see

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


          73,


                Dave, AA6YQ






Re: Rsba1 and DXLab

Ed Pflueger <ab4iq@...>
 

I use WIN4K3Suite with com0com and can run 6 different programs into my K3S My K3 goes into Tom's program as Com5 then I set up 6 pairs 8/9, 10/11, 12/13, 14/15, 16/17 and 18/19 in com0com. For example WIN4K3Suite pair 8 is for DXBase and I set the com port in DXBase for com9. That way I can run DXLab on pairs 10/11, N1MM on 12/13, DX4WIN on 14/15, ACLOG on 16/17 and WSJT-X on 18/19. The reason for the various logging programs is I'm trying to get away from DXBase but I run all of them at the same time. Friends think I'm nuts and maybe I am. HI HI.. However so far DXLab is winning the race. I've already deleted HRD, just not my type of program.

Ed.. AB4IQ

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Monday, December 23, 2019 4:24 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Rsba1 and dxlab

+ AA6YQ comments below

I am installing rsba1, icom remote radio software, on my pc that runs dxlab ans is connected to my icom7300 through com3 via usb.
Can both software coexist without collision?

+ Two different applications cannot simultaneously control the same transceiver.

+ The only reliable way to do that is with an application the provides multiple applications with the ability to interact with a "virtual transceiver", and then keeps the actual transceiver in sync with that "virtual transceiver". That's how Commander's Secondary CAT Port works. Win4KSuite for Icom works this way as well. I don't know if Win4KSuite for Icom would enable both Commander and RSBA1 to simultaneously control your 7300. You could ask its author, Tom VA2FSQ.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Sending Real CW

Mark Robinson
 

I sent you the error log

73 Mark N1UK

On 23-Dec-19 5:14 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

Thanks Dave,

Yes I had set the icom internal menu to

USB Key CW DTR

I tried switching WW to "Xcvr Ctrl App" and it sent cw nicely but the CW WPM speed control didn't work. I could change the wpm displayed number but the actual cw speed stayed the same.

+ Are you referring to WinWarbler's "CW WPM" speed control?

+ If so, please do the following:

1. configure WinWarbler for "Xcvr Ctrl App"

2. on the General tab of Commander's Configuration window, check the "log debugging info" box

3. terminate and then restart Commander, and wait for Commander to initialize its Main window

4. direct WinWarbler to send some CW

5. increase WinWarbler's "CW WPM" speed control

6. direct WinWarbler to send some CW

7. decrease WinWarbler's "CW WPM" speed control

8. on the General tab of Commander's Configuration window, uncheck the "log debugging info" box

9. attach the errorlog.txt file from your Commander folder to an email message, and send the email message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

+ Thanks!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



Re: Rsba1 and dxlab

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I am installing rsba1, icom remote radio software, on my pc that runs dxlab ans is connected to my icom7300 through com3 via usb.
Can both software coexist without collision?

+ Two different applications cannot simultaneously control the same transceiver.

+ The only reliable way to do that is with an application the provides multiple applications with the ability to interact with a "virtual transceiver", and then keeps the actual transceiver in sync with that "virtual transceiver". That's how Commander's Secondary CAT Port works. Win4KSuite for Icom works this way as well. I don't know if Win4KSuite for Icom would enable both Commander and RSBA1 to simultaneously control your 7300. You could ask its author, Tom VA2FSQ.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Sending Real CW

Andrew OBrien
 

Speed control functions well with my 7610 and Commander , as described by Dave .

Andy

On Dec 23, 2019, at 5:15 PM, Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thanks Dave,

Yes I had set the icom internal menu to

USB Key CW DTR

I tried switching WW to "Xcvr Ctrl App" and it sent cw nicely but the CW WPM speed control didn't work. I could change the wpm displayed number but the actual cw speed stayed the same.

+ Are you referring to WinWarbler's "CW WPM" speed control?

+ If so, please do the following:

1. configure WinWarbler for "Xcvr Ctrl App"

2. on the General tab of Commander's Configuration window, check the "log debugging info" box

3. terminate and then restart Commander, and wait for Commander to initialize its Main window

4. direct WinWarbler to send some CW

5. increase WinWarbler's "CW WPM" speed control

6. direct WinWarbler to send some CW

7. decrease WinWarbler's "CW WPM" speed control

8. on the General tab of Commander's Configuration window, uncheck the "log debugging info" box

9. attach the errorlog.txt file from your Commander folder to an email message, and send the email message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

+ Thanks!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



Re: Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate

Björn SM7IUN
 

I wish you and your family the same, Dave. 

Your contribution to the amateur radio community is second to none.
We are so many who owe you so much.

Björn SM7IUN


Den mån 23 dec. 2019 kl 20:47 skrev Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...>:

I wish you a 2020 full of happiness, excellent health, and good DX!

I could not be happier with the way this discussion group works; your continuing contribution to its friendliness, responsiveness,
and accuracy are greatly appreciated!

        73,

              Dave, AA6YQ






Re: Sending Real CW

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thanks Dave,

Yes I had set the icom internal menu to

USB Key CW DTR

I tried switching WW to "Xcvr Ctrl App" and it sent cw nicely but the CW WPM speed control didn't work. I could change the wpm displayed number but the actual cw speed stayed the same.

+ Are you referring to WinWarbler's "CW WPM" speed control?

+ If so, please do the following:

1. configure WinWarbler for "Xcvr Ctrl App"

2. on the General tab of Commander's Configuration window, check the "log debugging info" box

3. terminate and then restart Commander, and wait for Commander to initialize its Main window

4. direct WinWarbler to send some CW

5. increase WinWarbler's "CW WPM" speed control

6. direct WinWarbler to send some CW

7. decrease WinWarbler's "CW WPM" speed control

8. on the General tab of Commander's Configuration window, uncheck the "log debugging info" box

9. attach the errorlog.txt file from your Commander folder to an email message, and send the email message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

+ Thanks!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate

Phil Cooper
 

And to you Dave!

I can't tell you how much the DXLab suite means to me.

Wishing you - and all DXLab users a wonderful time, and may 2020 bring you
all the DX you need!

73 de Phil GU0SUP

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: 23 December 2019 19:48
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate

I wish you a 2020 full of happiness, excellent health, and good DX!

I could not be happier with the way this discussion group works; your
continuing contribution to its friendliness, responsiveness,
and accuracy are greatly appreciated!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate

Glenn Van Benschoten
 

Same holiday wishes to you Dave and the rest of this group!

I'm an old ham, but a newbie to DXLabs and this group - I can truly say that
I am learning a lot from following the interactions.

Dave, you are a "role model" for how this collaboration should work and I
for one am in awe and full of respect for the job you do!

N0VB
Glenn Van Benschoten
gtvanben@...

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Monday, December 23, 2019 2:48 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate

I wish you a 2020 full of happiness, excellent health, and good DX!

I could not be happier with the way this discussion group works; your
continuing contribution to its friendliness, responsiveness,
and accuracy are greatly appreciated!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate

RIchard Thorne
 

Same to you and all on the list.

I feel the same about the list.  I don't post very often, but I sure learn quite a bit just reading the questions and answers.

Thanks for developing and supporting a great logging system/suite.


Rich - N5ZC

On 12/23/2019 1:47 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
I wish you a 2020 full of happiness, excellent health, and good DX!

I could not be happier with the way this discussion group works; your continuing contribution to its friendliness, responsiveness,
and accuracy are greatly appreciated!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



Re: Sending Real CW

Mark Robinson
 

Thanks Dave,

Yes I had set the icom internal menu to

USB  Key CW  DTR


I tried switching WW to "Xcvr Ctrl App" and it sent cw nicely but the CW WPM speed control didn't work.  I could change the wpm  displayed number but the actual cw speed stayed the same.  When I have

PTT port (com8): DTR


Then the cw speed is adjustable without any problems.

73 Mark N1UK

On 23-Dec-19 3:26 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

Thank you for the information

Looking at my WW configuration

All I have set in the CW' Keying Section is

PTT port (com8): DTR


So maybe it is defaulting to CAT control ?

It works well.

My Icom control ports are Com 7 and Com 8

+ That means WinWarbler is wiggling the DTR signal on COM8 to generate dots and dashes. Assuming you have Commander running, you might try switching that panel to "Xcvr Ctrl App" to see if you like it better.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



Sending Real CW

Patrick Lindecker
 

 

Hello Mark,

 

By default, Multipsk sends CW in USB (as PSK31), so your XCVR must be in USB (through Commander). All this is true, except if you have chosen to key CW directly through the serial port (click the MODE button for this) and not through Commander.

 

73

Patrick

 

 

*********************************

Sending Real CW
From:
Mark Robinson
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2019 11:21:55 PST

Hi Dave,

I am running an Icom IC7610 with Win4Icom.
  Commander is connected to the Icom through Win4Icom with no issues


I have been trying to get Fldigi and MultiPSK to send real cw with the rig in the CW mode but have had no luck at all

Winwarbler of course transmits perfect cw with the radio in the cw mode.
  How is it doing it?  If I understood what was happening maybe it would help me to configure the other two programs.     MultiPSK uses Commander for rig control.


73 Mark N1UK

 

Re: Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate

Ted Bauer
 

Thank you, Dave! And all the best to you and yours.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, and Best Wishes for a Healthy and Prosperous 2020 to all the DXLab'ers!!

73
---
Ted   WA3AER


On Mon, Dec 23, 2019 at 2:47 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
I wish you a 2020 full of happiness, excellent health, and good DX!

I could not be happier with the way this discussion group works; your continuing contribution to its friendliness, responsiveness,
and accuracy are greatly appreciated!

        73,

              Dave, AA6YQ







--
---
Ted   WA3AER

Re: Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate

Jeff WB9DAR
 

Many thanks to you Dave for your help and patience. Have a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year to you and yours. 


73 Jeff WB9DAR

On Dec 23, 2019, at 2:46 PM, ghassan chammas via Groups.Io <ac2ra@...> wrote:


God bless you and your family dave

Merry christmas and prosperous 2020 from beirut lebanon to you and to all radio hams
De od5ya
Ghassan



Sent from Samsung tablet.


-------- Original message --------
From: Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...>
Date: 23/12/2019 21:47 (GMT+02:00)
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate

I wish you a 2020 full of happiness, excellent health, and good DX!

I could not be happier with the way this discussion group works; your continuing contribution to its friendliness, responsiveness,
and accuracy are greatly appreciated!

        73,

              Dave, AA6YQ

       




Re: Sending Real CW

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Looking at my WW configuration

All I have set in the CW Keying Section is

PTT port (com8) DTR
I do not believe that fldigi and/or MultiPSK are capable of flipping
the DTR line on a serial port for CW as you have configured WW. I
certainly can't find any setting in fldigi that would permit such
operation.

Note - both Winarbler and fldigi do support "real" CW using a Winkey
device.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2019-12-23 2:53 PM, Mark Robinson wrote:
Thank you for the information
Looking at my WW configuration
All I have set in the CW  Keying Section is
PTT port (com8)    DTR
So maybe it is defaulting to CAT control ?   It works well.
My Icom control ports are Com 7 and Com 8
73 Mark N1UK
On 23-Dec-19 2:42 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I am not sure what I configured in WW but it certainly works well...it was a painlesss configuration.  I will take a closer look at the my configuration.

+ See step 1.f in

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

+ Transceivers that can be directed to transmit CW by sending them CAT commands are listed in step 5.b of

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

+ Commander can be directed to transmit text in CW by conveying it to a capable transceiver via CAT commands, but I don't know of any applications other than WinWarbler that are exploiting this capability.

        73,

                Dave, AA6YQ




Rsba1 and dxlab

ghassan chammas
 


I am installing rsba1, icom remote radio software, on my pc that runs dxlab ans is connected to my icom7300 through com3 via usb.
Can both software coexist without collision?
How can i make it work.
I switched to rsba1 after many hours-nights spent on rigpi mfj1234 to discover it is unstable and not as advertised.

All the best
Ghassan
Od5ya


Sent from Samsung tablet.

Re: Sending Real CW

Dave Fugleberg
 

Mark, you mentioned you're using Win4Icom. If that works like Win4K3, that may be your issue.
I used to use DTR keying for CW on my K3, but found that it didn't work through Win4K3. I checked with Tom, VA2FSQ, and he told me that the virtual  radio com ports in Win4K3 do not pass those handshake lines. You might check with him to see if that's true with Win4Icom as well.
I worked around the problem by adding a Winkeyer clone to my station.

On Mon, Dec 23, 2019 at 2:27 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

Thank you for the information

Looking at my WW configuration

All I have set in the CW' Keying Section is

PTT port (com8):  DTR


So maybe it is defaulting to CAT control ?

 It works well.

My Icom control ports are Com 7 and Com 8

+ That means WinWarbler is wiggling the DTR signal on COM8 to generate dots and dashes. Assuming you have Commander running, you might try switching that panel to "Xcvr Ctrl App" to see if you like it better.

         73,

                Dave, AA6YQ




Re: Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate

ghassan chammas
 

God bless you and your family dave

Merry christmas and prosperous 2020 from beirut lebanon to you and to all radio hams
De od5ya
Ghassan



Sent from Samsung tablet.


-------- Original message --------
From: Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...>
Date: 23/12/2019 21:47 (GMT+02:00)
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate

I wish you a 2020 full of happiness, excellent health, and good DX!

I could not be happier with the way this discussion group works; your continuing contribution to its friendliness, responsiveness,
and accuracy are greatly appreciated!

        73,

              Dave, AA6YQ

       




Re: Sending Real CW

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thank you for the information

Looking at my WW configuration

All I have set in the CW' Keying Section is

PTT port (com8): DTR


So maybe it is defaulting to CAT control ?

It works well.

My Icom control ports are Com 7 and Com 8

+ That means WinWarbler is wiggling the DTR signal on COM8 to generate dots and dashes. Assuming you have Commander running, you might try switching that panel to "Xcvr Ctrl App" to see if you like it better.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ