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Re: SQL filter help

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Need help filtering by contest ID and year, like CQWW cw in 2015, I thought I had it, but must have a bracket in the wrong place....

+ Try this:

(CONTEST_ID = 'CQWW') and (YEAR(QSO_BEGIN)=2015)

+ If your CQWW contest QSOs specify something other than CQWW in their CONTEST_ID items (like CQ-WW-CW), adjust the above expression
accordingly.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


SQL filter help

Jamie WW3S
 

Need help filtering by contest ID and year, like CQWW cw in 2015, I thought I had it, but must have a bracket in the wrong place....


Re: problems integrating IC -746 as second radio into commander

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I was wondering if Jim has used device manager to identify the CAT comports ?

+ Unlike his IC-7300, the IC-746 does not have a built-in USB CI-V port; thus one can't use the technique of connecting the radio to the PC with a USB cable while watching the Ports section of the Windows Device Manager to see which serial port is created when the connection is made.

+ The IC-746 requires an external CI-V interface that must be connect to a PC serial port, or must be connected to a USB-to-serial-port adaptor. If a USB-to-serial-port adaptor is being used, making the USB connection while monitoring the Device Manager will reveal the serial port. Connecting the CI-V interface directly to a serial port requires knowing that serial port's COM #.

+ Correctly configured, Commander continuously directs the radio to report its frequency, mode, RX/TX status, etc. You can monitor the outgoing and incoming traffic in Commander's Messages window:

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

+ If the radio is not responding to the directives Commander is sending, one can use an oscilloscope to check the CI-V bus for radio responses. If they are present, you can then trace the signals through the CI-V interface to the serial port.

+ The CI-V interfaces inside Icom transceivers are vulnerable to failure from static discharge damage, but prosaic failures like "wrong baud rate" and "wrong CI-V address" are more common.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: problems integrating IC -746 as second radio into commander

Jacob Derenne
 

I also had issues when I hooked up my 746 I purchased used, but 2 706mkiig work correctly thru commander.

I come to find out the CIV port on back of radio is not functioning and broken, so that may also

Be an issue for your 746. I forget how to check if it is working, as it has been awhile since

 

Hope that helps some

Jake – W9BLI

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:19 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] problems integrating IC -746 as second radio into commander

 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have just installed an IC-746 as a second radio in Commander. The first radio is an IC-7300 which seems to work correctly.  I intend to use the 746 for VHF on 50/144
 
Mhz SSB/CW/Digital (mainly FT8). The radio performs well without the computer interface on SSB and CW I have not figured out the mechanics of using the Signal Link
 
USB and the 7300 on one computer yet.
 
The problem I am encountering is that the 746 does not want to play nicely with the cat interface meaning I cant control the radio in any fashion. I do however see the
 
Xcvr1/Xcvr2 radio button on commander and both show up in black and I seem to be able to switch between the two buttons without any problem but as I said nothing
 
changes on the radio.
 
So here is what I have looked at I have have tried installing the 746 as comm 1,2,11,19-256 (I never heard of comm ports that high but thats ok I tried them anyhow) and still nothing works. I have set the parameters on the comm ports ( all of em) to N-8-1 and I have tried the default comm port on the 746 which is 9600. I have tried enabling the "Second CAT serial Port" but that doesnt seem to accomplish anything either.
 
So my question is what did I do wrong.. I have read through the setup procedure in the docs and so have sent the error file and some pictures showing the commander panels that I believe are relevant along with the error message that pops up with some (I dont think this includes 1,2,11 &19) of the comm ports to your email address.  I think I still have it.
 
My end goal is to get digital on the 50/144 MHz with the Tigertronics working which I have not figured out how to do with one instance of WSJT-x but I am working on that because thats a seperate issue.
 
Thanks in advance for your efforts..
 
Note: info also sent via email  ... like the error file and clips of Commander config tabs

+ The errorlog your sent me by email shows that your IC-746 is not responding to Commander's "report your frequency" and "report your mode" directives.

+ The possibilities are

- radio and Commander not set to the same baud rate

- radio's CI-V address is set to something other than the default 56

- connection between radio's backpanel "remote" connector and the external CI-V interface is broken

- external CI-V interface is broken

- connection between external CI-V interface and your PC's serial port is broken

- Commander is not set to the serial port to which the external CI-V interface is connected

- radio's internal CI-V address is broken

       73,

                Dave, AA6YQ








 


Re: problems integrating IC -746 as second radio into commander

Adrian Fewster
 

I was wondering if Jim has used device manager to identify the CAT comports ?

- Commander is not set to the serial port to which the external CI-V interface is connected

- radio's internal CI-V address is broken

73,

Dave, AA6YQ








Re: problems integrating IC -746 as second radio into commander

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have just installed an IC-746 as a second radio in Commander. The first radio is an IC-7300 which seems to work correctly. I intend to use the 746 for VHF on 50/144

Mhz SSB/CW/Digital (mainly FT8). The radio performs well without the computer interface on SSB and CW I have not figured out the mechanics of using the Signal Link

USB and the 7300 on one computer yet.

The problem I am encountering is that the 746 does not want to play nicely with the cat interface meaning I cant control the radio in any fashion. I do however see the

Xcvr1/Xcvr2 radio button on commander and both show up in black and I seem to be able to switch between the two buttons without any problem but as I said nothing

changes on the radio.

So here is what I have looked at I have have tried installing the 746 as comm 1,2,11,19-256 (I never heard of comm ports that high but thats ok I tried them anyhow) and still nothing works. I have set the parameters on the comm ports ( all of em) to N-8-1 and I have tried the default comm port on the 746 which is 9600. I have tried enabling the "Second CAT serial Port" but that doesnt seem to accomplish anything either.

So my question is what did I do wrong.. I have read through the setup procedure in the docs and so have sent the error file and some pictures showing the commander panels that I believe are relevant along with the error message that pops up with some (I dont think this includes 1,2,11 &19) of the comm ports to your email address. I think I still have it.

My end goal is to get digital on the 50/144 MHz with the Tigertronics working which I have not figured out how to do with one instance of WSJT-x but I am working on that because thats a seperate issue.

Thanks in advance for your efforts..

Note: info also sent via email ... like the error file and clips of Commander config tabs

+ The errorlog your sent me by email shows that your IC-746 is not responding to Commander's "report your frequency" and "report your mode" directives.

+ The possibilities are

- radio and Commander not set to the same baud rate

- radio's CI-V address is set to something other than the default 56

- connection between radio's backpanel "remote" connector and the external CI-V interface is broken

- external CI-V interface is broken

- connection between external CI-V interface and your PC's serial port is broken

- Commander is not set to the serial port to which the external CI-V interface is connected

- radio's internal CI-V address is broken

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


problems integrating IC -746 as second radio into commander

Jim
 

Dave,
I have just installed an IC-746 as a second radio in Commander. The first radio is an IC-7300 which seems to work correctly.  I intend to use the 746 for VHF on 50/144 
 
Mhz SSB/CW/Digital (mainly FT8). The radio performs well without the computer interface on SSB and CW I have not figured out the mechanics of using the Signal Link 
 
USB and the 7300 on one computer yet. 
 
The problem I am encountering is that the 746 does not want to play nicely with the cat interface meaning I cant control the radio in any fashion. I do however see the 
 
Xcvr1/Xcvr2 radio button on commander and both show up in black and I seem to be able to switch between the two buttons without any problem but as I said nothing 
 
changes on the radio. 
 
So here is what I have looked at I have have tried installing the 746 as comm 1,2,11,19-256 (I never heard of comm ports that high but thats ok I tried them anyhow) and still nothing works. I have set the parameters on the comm ports ( all of em) to N-8-1 and I have tried the default comm port on the 746 which is 9600. I have tried enabling the "Second CAT serial Port" but that doesnt seem to accomplish anything either. 
 
So my question is what did I do wrong.. I have read through the setup procedure in the docs and so have sent the error file and some pictures showing the commander panels that I believe are relevant along with the error message that pops up with some (I dont think this includes 1,2,11 &19) of the comm ports to your email address.  I think I still have it. 
 
My end goal is to get digital on the 50/144 MHz with the Tigertronics working which I have not figured out how to do with one instance of WSJT-x but I am working on that because thats a seperate issue. 
 
Thanks in advance for your efforts..
 
Jim K3YBN  

Note: info also sent via email  ... like the error file and clips of Commander config tabs


Re: lost and confused

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
I have followed those steps and still have some problems.
Should we take this offline until we sort it out?

+ Whenever possible, we work through problems here so that anyone interested can follow along.

+ Please describe the problems you are having, step-by-step. For each, describe what you did, what you expected to happen, and what actually happened.

       73,

            Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Upload/download to LoTW and EQSL notes

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below:
When I upload /download to LoTW or EQSL it gets followed by a note saying how successful it was or was not. Fine, but why are some notes as a browser page and some as a Notepad++ page. No big deal, just curious.
+ eQSL.cc reports the results of an operation using HTML without a specified format; there is no alternative but to display it for the user to interpret. LoTW reports the results of an operation with an ADIF record, enabling DXKeeper to interpret the results and present them to the user.

        73,

            Dave, AA6YQ


Re: lost and confused

 

Hi Dave,
Thanks for the reply,
I have followed those steps and still have some problems.
Should we take this offline until we sort it out?
Dave


Upload/download to LoTW and EQSL notes

Tony Dixon G4CJC
 

When I upload /download to LoTW or EQSL it gets followed by a note saying how successful it was or was not. Fine, but why are some notes as a browser page and some as a Notepad++ page. No big deal, just curious.
73
Tony G4CJC


updated Pathfinder search for the Canadian callsign database

Dave AA6YQ
 

The next time you start Pathfinder, you'll be prompted to click the Update button in its Main window's upper-left corner to receive
an updated search for the Canadian callsign database.

Unfortunately, execution of this search triggers Pathfinder's instance of Internet Explorer to report a script error; to avoid
having to dismiss these reports, check the "Hide script error notification" box on Pathfinder's Configuration window.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: import Cabrillo logs

Jamie WW3S
 

thanks Dave, it works great !!!!!


------ Original Message ------
From: "Dave AA6YQ" <aa6yq@...>
Sent: 9/18/2020 9:43:38 PM
Subject: Re: [DXLab] import Cabrillo logs

+ AA6YQ comments below
Is it possible to import cabrillo logs direct into dx keeper?

+ No. The format of a Cabrillo log is specific to the contest for which is was created.

If not, is there a utility to convert cabrillo files to adif? 

+ Yes: ADIFMaster:

<http://www.dxshell.com/adif-master.html>

       73,

            Dave, AA6YQ


Re: import Cabrillo logs

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
Is it possible to import cabrillo logs direct into dx keeper?

+ No. The format of a Cabrillo log is specific to the contest for which is was created.

If not, is there a utility to convert cabrillo files to adif? 

+ Yes: ADIFMaster:

<http://www.dxshell.com/adif-master.html>

       73,

            Dave, AA6YQ


Re: import Cabrillo logs

Jamie WW3S
 

disregard, found ADIF master, wow, is that slick !!!!


------ Original Message ------
From: "Jamie WW3S" <ww3s@...>
Sent: 9/18/2020 9:06:21 PM
Subject: [DXLab] import Cabrillo logs

Is it possible to import cabrillo logs direct into dx keeper? If not, is there a utility to convert cabrillo files to adif? 


import Cabrillo logs

Jamie WW3S
 

Is it possible to import cabrillo logs direct into dx keeper? If not, is there a utility to convert cabrillo files to adif? 


Re: Pathfinder

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Darrell - I set up an acct w/ HamQTH based on your comments and put in the log-in info in the DXK callbook tab. So, how does it work with DXK? Is there an auto pop-up w/ Station data once logged?

+ See

< https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxkeeper/Help/UpdateLogFromCallbook.htm>

+ and

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

+ Information from a callbook lookup is not displayed in separate window; it is used to populate the window from which the lookup was initiated: DXKeeper's Capture window, The "Log QSOs" tab of DXKeeper's Main window, or WinWarbler's Main window.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: lost and confused

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I just got back from a trip that involved activating a apparently rare grid on 6M MSK144.
I am trying to get the results uploaded to LOTW and have run into a few snags.
I am sure I screwed up but could use some help fixing things.

I went into my LOTW account and created the new location.

+ You cannot "create a new location" from your LoTW account; to define a new "Station Location", you must use TQSL, as described here:

< https://lotw.arrl.org/lotw-help/stnloc/#Define>


I may or may not have entered the new grid in the right spot the first time.
I manually entered the Q's in DXkeeper as WSJTx did not seem to create a proper export file. ( Yes I will try to figure out how to have both WSJTx and DXlabs running at the same time in the future) Uploaded the Q's to LOTW.
Then checked them and they did not seem to have the proper grids.
I then checked and found that the myQTH was not correct in DXK.
I have I believe fixed DXK entries
Can't seem to fix the LOTW entries. If the do a search they still show wrong Grid.
How does one fix this?

+ As a first step, I suggest that you review

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Downloading eQSL images

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Would anyone be able to help with some information regarding the automatic downloading of eQSL images?

I have about 1,200+ eQSLs at eQSL.cc which is a lot to download manually and label. When I click the "Download Images" button under
"eQSL.cc operations" it downloads only about 25images and then stops. When the operation is repeated the same files are downloaded
and the previous downloads replaced. Is there something I am doing wrong? Thank you for any light you could throw on this issue.

+ So that I can see what's going on, please do the following:

1. on the General tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window, check the "Log debugging info" box

2. click the "Download Images" button in the "eQSL.cc operations" panel on the Main window's QSL tab

3. when the operation initiated in step 2 finishes, un check the "Log debugging info" box on the General tab of DXKeeper's
Configuration window

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

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Pathfinder

Alan Swinger
 

Darrell - I set up an acct w/ HamQTH based on your comments and put in the log-in info in the DXK callbook tab. So, how does it work with DXK? Is there an auto pop-up w/ Station data once logged?
Tks for the suggestion. - Alan K9MBQ

On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 9:40 AM Darrell Drake <va3dg@...> wrote:
I don't use Pathfinder, I just set up the callbook in DXKeeper's config file to HamQTH (once you've initially logged in)
and have never had a problem. HamQTH reports on virtually all call signs.
FWIW

Cheers,
Darrell,
VA3DG/VE3DDG