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Re: Computer lockup when I click on Upload to LotW

Steve K8JQ
 

Still Windows 10 Home Version 1909. Although within the last few days I recall Windows keeping my computer on after I did the shutdown, don't know what it did, but it did not change the Windows version.

No change in rebooting. At least daily, usually a couple times a day.

I had intended to mention this in my last posting, probably has nothing to do with my "lock up" problem: I am not able to boot to safe mode with networking. I can boot in safe mode but neither email nor browser are able to reach the internet. Neither will my Dell laptop boot to safe mode with networking. Probably my error.

Steve, K8JQ


On 9/17/2020 3:04 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below
My computer "lock up" problem (which you advised is a lack of resources) occurred frequently in July and August. I posted here on August 26, 2020, seeking advice. The "lock up" has not occurred since that posting. I have uploaded to LotW about fifteen times from August 27 through today without issue. I am not aware of having done anything to resolve the problem.

+ Have any "Windows Updates" been installed since late August?

+ Are you rebooting Windows any more frequently than you had been when the problematic behavior occurred?

       73,

              Dave, AA6YQ



Re: Computer lockup when I click on Upload to LotW

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below
My computer "lock up" problem (which you advised is a lack of resources) occurred frequently in July and August. I posted here on August 26, 2020, seeking advice. The "lock up" has not occurred since that posting. I have uploaded to LotW about fifteen times from August 27 through today without issue. I am not aware of having done anything to resolve the problem.

+ Have any "Windows Updates" been installed since late August?

+ Are you rebooting Windows any more frequently than you had been when the problematic behavior occurred?

       73,

              Dave, AA6YQ


lost and confused

 

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. 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?

Thanks
Dave
VE7HR


Re: Computer lockup when I click on Upload to LotW

Steve K8JQ
 

Dave,

Following up.

My computer "lock up" problem (which you advised is a lack of resources) occurred frequently in July and August. I posted here on August 26, 2020, seeking advice. The "lock up" has not occurred since that posting. I have uploaded to LotW about fifteen times from August 27 through today without issue. I am not aware of having done anything to resolve the problem.

So, at least for the moment, the DXKeeper upload-to-LotW issue is not an issue.

Thanks for the advice.

Steve, K8JQ


On 8/28/2020 11:58 PM, Steve K8JQ wrote:
Nothing like Bitcoin mining going on -- at least not that I know of  :-)

Anti-malware is Windows Defender. It is configured to consider the DXLab folder as safe.

I will post results of uploads in safe-mode-with-networking in a week or two.

Thanks.

Steve, K8JQ
 

On 8/26/2020 7:53 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

Reboot at least every morning, usually more than that. RAM 32GB. I will look at Windows Task Manager next time -- if it will let me  :-)

+ Your reboot frequency and available RAM should be more than sufficient, unless you are running multiple protein folding or Bitcoin mining applications in the background.

+ Two other possibilities:

1. interference from a firewall or anti-malware application not configured to consider DXKeeper to be "safe"

2. misconfigured Windows Virtual Memory

+ The typical way to test for anti-malware interference is to reboot Windows into "safe mode with networking", as this  does not start your firewall and anti-malware. I know it'll be a pain, but each time you have QSOs to upload, reboot Windows into "safe mode with networking", start the Launcher, direct the Launcher to start DXKeeper, and then direct DXKeeper to upload your QSOs to LoTW. If you do this 5 times in succession without the "can't run other applications while uploading" symptom appearing, then we'll have gained an important clue.

          73,

                    Dave, AA6YQ








Re: Pathfinder

Darrell Drake
 

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


Downloading eQSL images

Abie Alexander
 

Hi,

 

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.

 

73,

 

Abie/AB1F

 


Re: Pathfinder

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I thought you should know, given that the buttons are there.

+ The RAC button will work if you have the "Radio Amateur's Callbook" installed on your computer, and Pathfinder configured to reference it. I just tested it with my 2002 version of the callbook.

+ If a search is no longer available, like the VE search, removing the its search file (VE.txt) from Pathfinder's Search folder will stop the button from appearing when you enter a VE callsign.

+ Surprise: on a whim, I tested my last unsuccessful attempt at a VE search file compatible the Canadian government directory. It now seems to work! Evidently, the failure back in 2017 was due to a defect in the online directory which has subsequently been corrected.

+ If this survives additional testing, I will arm Pathfinder to distribute an updated VE search file.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Pathfinder

Robert galambos
 

NW.

I thought you should know, given that the buttons are there.

Thanks for all the work you do.

DEC for YORK & DURHAM Region ARES.
ASEC GTA ARES section
M: +1-416-876-2979
H:  +1-416-227-1414
E:   va3bxg@...
WL: va3bxg@...

When all else fails

On Sep. 16, 2020, at 15:11, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

The Canadian government did not remove the online directory. They changed its address to <https://apc-cap.ic.gc.ca/pls/apc_anon/query_amat_cs$.startup>. Be warned, it's not very fast.

+ It's also not searchable by an application like Pathfinder. The online version of Pathfinder is able to search the Canadian government's directory.

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/pathfinder/WebClient/>

+ but the online version does not interoperate with DXLab applications.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ









Re: Pathfinder

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

The Canadian government did not remove the online directory. They changed its address to <https://apc-cap.ic.gc.ca/pls/apc_anon/query_amat_cs$.startup>. Be warned, it's not very fast.

+ It's also not searchable by an application like Pathfinder. The online version of Pathfinder is able to search the Canadian government's directory.

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/pathfinder/WebClient/>

+ but the online version does not interoperate with DXLab applications.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Pathfinder

Robert galambos
 

It was a heads up for the users of the software

Thanks for the additional info.


DEC for YORK & DURHAM Region ARES.
ASEC GTA ARES section
M: +1-416-876-2979
H:  +1-416-227-1414
E:   va3bxg@...
WL: va3bxg@...

When all else fails

On Sep. 16, 2020, at 14:56, ve3ki <ve3iay@...> wrote:
The Canadian government did not remove the online directory. They changed its address to
<https://apc-cap.ic.gc.ca/pls/apc_anon/query_amat_cs$.startup>. Be warned, it's not very fast.

RAC callbook - There might be some confusion here. He might have been expecting this to link
to an access portal to the database of Canadian amateurs that was provided by Radio Amateurs
of Canada (RAC - the Canadian counterpart to the ARRL). At one time, RAC had a copy of the
Canadian government database on their own web site. That was dropped several years ago.

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 02:48 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

When I click on VE CB for a Canadian call sign I get access denied on the cdn gov't web site.

+ In 2017, the Canadian government removed the online directory of Canadian Amateurs that Pathfinder was previously able to search.


When I click on RAC button I get an error message path not found d:\ (DLL version 9). I think those is an installation issue, as the software is installed on e:

+ In order for Pathfinder to use the RAC callbook, you must have purchased and installed the Flying Horse Radio Amateur Callbook. I don't know that up-to-date versions of this callbook are available.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Pathfinder

ve3ki
 

The Canadian government did not remove the online directory. They changed its address to
<https://apc-cap.ic.gc.ca/pls/apc_anon/query_amat_cs$.startup>. Be warned, it's not very fast.

RAC callbook - There might be some confusion here. He might have been expecting this to link
to an access portal to the database of Canadian amateurs that was provided by Radio Amateurs
of Canada (RAC - the Canadian counterpart to the ARRL). At one time, RAC had a copy of the
Canadian government database on their own web site. That was dropped several years ago.

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 02:48 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

When I click on VE CB for a Canadian call sign I get access denied on the cdn gov't web site.

+ In 2017, the Canadian government removed the online directory of Canadian Amateurs that Pathfinder was previously able to search.


When I click on RAC button I get an error message path not found d:\ (DLL version 9). I think those is an installation issue, as the software is installed on e:

+ In order for Pathfinder to use the RAC callbook, you must have purchased and installed the Flying Horse Radio Amateur Callbook. I don't know that up-to-date versions of this callbook are available.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Pathfinder

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

When I click on VE CB for a Canadian call sign I get access denied on the cdn gov't web site.

+ In 2017, the Canadian government removed the online directory of Canadian Amateurs that Pathfinder was previously able to search.


When I click on RAC button I get an error message path not found d:\ (DLL version 9). I think those is an installation issue, as the software is installed on e:

+ In order for Pathfinder to use the RAC callbook, you must have purchased and installed the Flying Horse Radio Amateur Callbook. I don't know that up-to-date versions of this callbook are available.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: OT - 726R and NoMic

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Perhaps this is a bit off thread.

I have a 756Pro that interfaces to sound card and CI-V interface to ATEN USB/Serial port. DXLabs reads it - it works with WSJT,
etc. Everything is just great.

Now, with the great tropo opening on 2M that lasted a couple of days, I dragged out my meager 5 element 2M beam and connected to my
FT-726R. Amazingly, I was able to hear stations 1000 miles away on a small beam up 10 feet. The FT-726R is an old rig. It does
not even have VOX. I am trying to go through a USB connector to a serial RigBlaster NOMIC to key the rig.

* How do I set up the NOMIC so that I key the rig from WSJT (I need to talk to WSJT/Rigblaster)?
* How do I get DXLabs to recognize the NOMIC separately from the 756Pro?
* What sort of USB to Serial adapter do I need so that DXLabs knows that I switched rigs and use a different Serial Port?

+ The FT-726 cannot be tracked or controlled via CAT commands. Commander does not provide a generic "RX-TX switching only" choice in
its "Radio Model" selector.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: FT-1000D and NaP3 et al

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I decided to sell my Elecraft K3 and revert back to my FT-1000D. The K3 was integrated very well with DX4Win, LP-Pan, NaP3, and CW
Skimmer. The FT-1000 with it's limited CAT commands was more of a challenge. I asked Larry, N8LP, if he could add the FT-1000 to the
rigs in LPB2 but he said no. It was too different from the other rigs to do easily. Hi did mention that there was a way to get
things working together using DXlab Commander. It was a rather convoluted process using Commander, Com0Com and LP-Bridge. I regained
about 90% of the functionality that I had with the K3.

I have a couple of questions though. Commander takes FT-1000 4800 baud input on Com7 and translates it to K3 data at 38,400 baud on
Com8. Is this correct?

+ Without a connectivity diagram or description, I can only guess that you have Commander's Primary CAT port connected to your
FT-1000 using COM7, and Commander's Secondary Cat Port configured to use the Elecraft CAT protocol to communicate with LP-Bridge via
Com 8.

+ Several topologies are depicted in this article and the article it references:

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


I don't understand the necessity of Com0Com. It seems that all it does is change the data from Com8 to Com13 for input to LP-Bridge.
Why can't LP-Bridge connect to Commander on Com8?

+ Because LP-Bridge does not create a (virtual) serial port to which Commander's Secondary CAT port could be connected. For an
illustrated explanation, see

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

+ and pretend that the box labeled "BobCat" is LP-Bridge.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: FT-1000D and NaP3 et al

g4wjs
 

On 16/09/2020 18:01, Roger N1RJ wrote:
I don't understand the necessity of Com0Com. It seems that all it does is change
the data from Com8 to Com13 for input to LP-Bridge. Why can't LP-Bridge connect
to Commander on Com8?

73, Roger N1RJ
Hi Roger,

both applications are expecting to talk to a serial device, not another application, the only way you can connect them back-to-back is to loop pair of serial devices. Com0Com emulates a pair of looped back serial devices, a virtual null modem cable.



--
73

Bill

G4WJS.


OT - 726R and NoMic

D. Scott MacKenzie
 

Hi all:

 

Perhaps this is a bit off thread. 

 

I have a 756Pro that interfaces to sound card and CI-V interface to ATEN USB/Serial port.  DXLabs reads it – it works with WSJT, etc.  Everything is just great.

 

Now, with the great tropo opening on 2M that lasted a couple of days, I dragged out my meager 5 element 2M beam and connected to my FT-726R.  Amazingly, I was able to hear stations 1000 miles away on a small beam up 10 feet.  The FT-726R is an old rig.  It does not even have VOX.  I am trying to go through a USB connector to a serial RigBlaster NOMIC to key the rig.

 

My questions are:

  • How do I set up the NOMIC so that I key the rig from WSJT (I need to talk to WSJT/Rigblaster)?
  • How do I get DXLabs to recognize the NOMIC separately from the 756Pro? 
  • What sort of USB to Serial adapter do I need so that DXLabs knows that I switched rigs and use a different Serial Port?

 

It was easier when I used the 817 as the VHF/UHF rig

 

I probably didn’t formulate my questions properly.  If you have any ideas, please send me a note off-line so I don’t use too much group bandwidth.

 

Thanks

 

Scott aka KB0FHP


FT-1000D and NaP3 et al

Roger N1RJ
 

I decided to sell my Elecraft K3 and revert back to my FT-1000D. The K3 was
integrated very well with DX4Win, LP-Pan, NaP3, and CW Skimmer. The FT-1000
with it's limited CAT commands was more of a challenge. I asked Larry, N8LP,
if he could add the FT-1000 to the rigs in LPB2 but he said no. It was too
different from the other rigs to do easily. Hi did mention that there was a
way to get things working together using DXlab Commander. It was a rather
convoluted process using Commander, Com0Com and LP-Bridge. I regained about
90% of the functionality that I had with the K3.

I have a couple of questions though. Commander takes FT-1000 4800 baud input
on Com7 and translates it to K3 data at 38,400 baud on Com8. Is this correct?

I don't understand the necessity of Com0Com. It seems that all it does is change
the data from Com8 to Com13 for input to LP-Bridge. Why can't LP-Bridge connect
to Commander on Com8?

73, Roger N1RJ


Pathfinder

Robert galambos
 

When I click on VE CB for a Canadian call sign I get access denied on the cdn gov't web site.

When I click on RAC button I get an error message path not found d:\  (DLL version 9). I think those is an installation issue, as the software is installed on e:




DEC for YORK & DURHAM Region ARES.
ASEC GTA ARES section
M: +1-416-876-2979
H:  +1-416-227-1414
E:   va3bxg@...
WL: va3bxg@...

When all else fails


Re: DXLab Restore Problem

Alan Swinger
 

Disregard the "monitor: comment; meant the PF Button fill in. - Alan k9MBQ


On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 8:51 PM Alan Swinger via groups.io <alan.swinger=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Roger. I think I would have been up fairly quickly as well had I not let the Staples Techs move DXLab files from what was supposed to be a Clone backup drive to the computer after they had to reinstall the OS after a new HD install. It turned out that a Clone of a Dell Laptop does not "Clone" to an HP machine, and that clones only work to same brand machines . .  or so the story goes from the local Techs.
73, Alan K9MBQ

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 3:20 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

Dave - Tks. Took care of the PF Script error message problem and will pursue the Blank Button issue per the web site suggested. Also re-did the Launcher paths as you advised and all seems OK. I think the DXLab system is back up  and running as designed except for the monitor item mentioned.

+ What's "the monitor item"?

Sorry to absorb so much of your and the site's time, but am very appreciative of your assistance to help me get this system back on line w/ DXLab. I thank you very much for your tutoring. and responses to my sometimes bad assumptions and queries, but perhaps others may have learned a bit as well.

+ the primary lesson learned is to follow the instructions in

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

+ Björn SM7IUN recently reported that after a catastrophic failure, he had all of his DXLab applications running and configured 15 minutes after re-installing Windows.

       73,

            Dave, AA6YQ






Re: Grid Glitch

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I am referring to the Grid Computation on the "my QTHs" tab (after pushing the "New" button). Lat/Long can be entered in a Decimal-Degree format (which is very nice). The grid is then computed in real-time (also very nice). The Decimal-Degree Lat/Long is then correctly converted to DDD-MM-SS in the summary table lower on the page. It is only the Grid location that is incorrect & the grid is only incorrect if the 4th significant digit is included with the Decimal-Degree. It works fine with three significant digits. It is minor - but I thought I would bring it to your attention.

+ Thanks, Rob! I'd forgotten about the decimal lat/lon entry option on the "my QTHs" tab. This looks like an "insufficient precision" problem; I am investigating...

73,

Dave, AA6YQ