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Re: File Question

w3qt_mike
 

Thanks, Dave.

On 3/31/2019 02:32 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

Cleaning out some DXLab files (older versions, keep only last two) and noticed a bunch of these files in DXView:

DXCC-#.htm
DXCC#.mdb
DXCC#.txt
eQSLAG Date.mdb
IOTA#.mdb
LotW Date.mdb
USAP Date.mdb

Is it necessary to keep all these files or only the most recent?  

+ You can delete the dated files.

      73,

            Dave, AA6YQ
        





Re: File Question

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Cleaning out some DXLab files (older versions, keep only last two) and noticed a bunch of these files in DXView:

DXCC-#.htm
DXCC#.mdb
DXCC#.txt
eQSLAG Date.mdb
IOTA#.mdb
LotW Date.mdb
USAP Date.mdb

Is it necessary to keep all these files or only the most recent?

+ You can delete the dated files.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Background colors

T Halladey
 

I have put Spotcollector on a new computer and while it seems to working the display background colors do not show.  I have selected colors from the spot database background color configure screen but the display remains with a white background.  Am I missing something?

--
Terry Halladey
Cocoa, Fl. 32927
321-323-6510

Where am I? Click link below.
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?AF7W-7

Re: DXCC, Channeng &Toplist Compare

Kent N6WT
 

Dave

Using the DXCC Credits Granted panel. If I select a qso that is not linked to a qso in my log and I click Link, I get a popup that says it can't determine if it was the credit was from a Hard QSL card or LotW. How can I tell which it was? I click on the Show Credit button and that brings up the LotW website and shows a QSL Card Detail. Does that mean it was by a Hard QSL Card??

Thanks
73
Kent
N6WT


On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 12:46 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 11:40 AM, Kent Olsen wrote:

Under Check Progress; DXCC, Challenge &Toplist. I click Compare which brings up a window "DXKeeper DXCC Credit Comparison Status" it says "inspecting DXCC Credit Information". In the window, I see: 
"DXCC Account # 1
 
Downloaded DXCC Credit information specifies no station callsigns
Downloaded DXCC Credit information's DXCC Award Credit Report table is empty"
 
Am I not suppose to see a list of discrepancies between my log and what is confirmed in LotW? What am I doing wrong?

+ Resolution: worked correctly after the correct DXCC Account Number was specified, and the "NORTH MACEDONIA" update was applied.

       73,

              Dave, AA6YQ

File Question

w3qt_mike
 

Cleaning out some DXLab files (older versions, keep only last two) and noticed a bunch of these files in DXView:

DXCC-#.htm
DXCC#.mdb
DXCC#.txt
eQSLAG Date.mdb
IOTA#.mdb
LotW Date.mdb
USAP Date.mdb

Is it necessary to keep all these files or only the most recent?  Thanks.  Wouldn't want to delete something that's needed.

73,
Mike, W3QT



Re: Re print my log

Rich Bratlee <richbratlee1@...>
 

Ok. I have been reading it and slowly getting it

Rich

On Mar 30, 2019, at 19:17, Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thanks Dave

I�m busier than a one- legged man at a rat stomp for the next week but I�ll try and get it out soon

I think your last option is correct. I tried to sync and maybe re down loaded

+ Then there's no need to send me your log file.

+ You should review the relevant documentation so you can understand how to use DXKeeper's automation:

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



Re: Re print my log

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Thanks Dave

I�m busier than a one- legged man at a rat stomp for the next week but I�ll try and get it out soon

I think your last option is correct. I tried to sync and maybe re down loaded

+ Then there's no need to send me your log file.

+ You should review the relevant documentation so you can understand how to use DXKeeper's automation:

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

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Re print my log

Rich Bratlee <richbratlee1@...>
 

Thanks Dave

I’m busier than a one- legged man at a rat stomp for the next week but I’ll try and get it out soon

I think your last option is correct. I tried to sync and maybe re down loaded

Again. Thanks for your patience

Rich

On Mar 30, 2019, at 19:00, Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have logged 588 WSOs and with 422 QSLs

When I look at the details of the QSLs it gives a grid for both myself and partner

They also show as confirmed on QRZ

+ From LoTW's perspective, what you logged as your QSO partner's grid square is irrelevant. If that information is submitted to LoTW, it is ignored.

+ Suppose you and I have a QSO. When I upload our QSO to LoTW, I would use a "Station Location" that specifies my grid square as FN42. As a result, you would receive a confirmation for FN42.

Most of these were logged with QRZ via HRD

+ How many QSOs are present in our HRD log?


I have since moved exclusively to Dx suite I don t remember when I sketched but it was near the end of Feb I think

The log does show dupes starting on 2-26-2019 0135UTC Call N6PDB and earlier

+ The most common cause of duplicate QSOs is importing the same ADIF file twice, or importing an ADIF file that itself contains duplicate QSOs. The next most common cause is users who, in an uninformed attempt to "sync" with LoTW, download their QSOs from LoTW and then import them into DXKeeper.

+ If you place your log file in a zip archive, attach the zip archive to an email message, and send the email message to

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

+ I'll take a look.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



Re: Re print my log

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have logged 588 WSOs and with 422 QSLs

When I look at the details of the QSLs it gives a grid for both myself and partner

They also show as confirmed on QRZ

+ From LoTW's perspective, what you logged as your QSO partner's grid square is irrelevant. If that information is submitted to LoTW, it is ignored.

+ Suppose you and I have a QSO. When I upload our QSO to LoTW, I would use a "Station Location" that specifies my grid square as FN42. As a result, you would receive a confirmation for FN42.

Most of these were logged with QRZ via HRD

+ How many QSOs are present in our HRD log?


I have since moved exclusively to Dx suite I don t remember when I sketched but it was near the end of Feb I think

The log does show dupes starting on 2-26-2019 0135UTC Call N6PDB and earlier

+ The most common cause of duplicate QSOs is importing the same ADIF file twice, or importing an ADIF file that itself contains duplicate QSOs. The next most common cause is users who, in an uninformed attempt to "sync" with LoTW, download their QSOs from LoTW and then import them into DXKeeper.

+ If you place your log file in a zip archive, attach the zip archive to an email message, and send the email message to

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

+ I'll take a look.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Re print my log

Rich Bratlee <richbratlee1@...>
 

I have logged 588 WSOs and with 422 QSLs

When I look at the details of the QSLs it gives a grid for both myself and partner

They also show as confirmed on QRZ

Most of these were logged with QRZ via HRD

I have since moved exclusively to Dx suite
I don’t remember when I sketched but it was near the end of Feb I think

The log does show dupes starting on 2-26-2019 0135UTC Call N6PDB and earlier

I only noticed these after doing the lotw sync



Rich

On Mar 30, 2019, at 18:09, Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

sorry for the confusion. I have a hard time picking up new stuff like this sometimes

No there is no G it is blank

I looked at the VUCC awards on lotw I am signed for them but they say I have nothing to submit and shows no credits

+ You haven't said how many QSOs you've logged, but it would be unusual if NONE of your QSO partners submitted your QSOs with a grid square specified in their "Station Location". Did you log all of these QSOs with DXKeeper, or did you log them with another application and then move them to DXKeeper?

It is in the address bar at the top of dxkeeper it shows twice as many QSOs than I have these showed up after I did a sync with lotw .

+ DXKeeper's "Sync LoTW QSOs" and "Sync LoTW QSLs" functions do not add QSOs to your log; they simply update logged QSOs to reflect acceptance via LoTW and confirmation via LOTW, respectively.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ




Re: Re print my log

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

sorry for the confusion. I have a hard time picking up new stuff like this sometimes

No there is no G it is blank

I looked at the VUCC awards on lotw I am signed for them but they say I have nothing to submit and shows no credits

+ You haven't said how many QSOs you've logged, but it would be unusual if NONE of your QSO partners submitted your QSOs with a grid square specified in their "Station Location". Did you log all of these QSOs with DXKeeper, or did you log them with another application and then move them to DXKeeper?

It is in the address bar at the top of dxkeeper it shows twice as many QSOs than I have these showed up after I did a sync with lotw .

+ DXKeeper's "Sync LoTW QSOs" and "Sync LoTW QSLs" functions do not add QSOs to your log; they simply update logged QSOs to reflect acceptance via LoTW and confirmation via LOTW, respectively.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re print my log

Rich Bratlee <richbratlee1@...>
 

Hi Dave

sorry for the confusion. I have a hard time picking up new stuff like this sometimes 

No there is no G it is blank

I looked at the VUCC awards on lotw I am signed for them but they say I have nothing to submit and shows no credits

It is in the address bar at the top of dxkeeper it shows twice as many QSOs  than I have  these showed up after I did a sync with lotw

W10 minutiae (Re: [DXLab] OT? Windows 10 update knock out monitor speakers

Peter Laws / N5UWY
 

On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 10:52 AM Peter Laws <plaws0@...> wrote:

On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 9:07 AM Peter Laws via Groups.Io
<plaws0=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have the 64-bit version but of what, I am not sure. It has a legit
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_10_editions#Comparison_chart

One VM at work has 1803 and the other has 1809. Will check the PC at
N5UWY later today. If, and it's a big if, I understand Microsoft's
coded messages, by switching from "Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted)" to
"Semi-Annual Channel" I am taking a baby step back from the bleeding
edge. Someone knowledgable in the ways of Microsoft

OK, so the Intel NUC at N5UWY (which I really like - small enough to
hang off the VESA mount on the back of my UHD display) runs 1803 and
is now set to "SAC". I was sort-of right about the channels above,
which are apparently known as "SAC" and "SAC-T" to those in the know
... but it doesn't matter since "SAC-T" will go away soon per this
article:

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/02/14/windows-10-sac-targeted-goes-away-spring-2019.aspx

I assumed those four-digit numbers were build numbers. Sure, maybe,
but they are YYMM dates as well. There is a 1903 imminent, apparently.

From the article above, it appears that I may only see the SAC-T/SAC
selection because I am using a (legit!) volume-licensed version of
W10. "Home" and other "OEM" editions (i.e., non-volume-licensed) may
not see those and so my blather here is largely irrelevant. As it
often is per my wife.



--
Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!

Re: DXCC, Channeng &Toplist Compare

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 11:40 AM, Kent Olsen wrote:

Under Check Progress; DXCC, Challenge &Toplist. I click Compare which brings up a window "DXKeeper DXCC Credit Comparison Status" it says "inspecting DXCC Credit Information". In the window, I see: 
"DXCC Account # 1
 
Downloaded DXCC Credit information specifies no station callsigns
Downloaded DXCC Credit information's DXCC Award Credit Report table is empty"
 
Am I not suppose to see a list of discrepancies between my log and what is confirmed in LotW? What am I doing wrong?

+ Resolution: worked correctly after the correct DXCC Account Number was specified, and the "NORTH MACEDONIA" update was applied.

       73,

              Dave, AA6YQ

Re: OT? Windows 10 update knock out monitor speakers

Norm - KC1BMD
 

FYI: Some companies use a version of Windows 10 called "LTSB" (Long Term Service Branch), now I believe renamed to "LTSC" (Long Term Service Channel), to maintain a more stable platform and better control the application of feature updates. Google those terms for an explanation.

Re: OT? Windows 10 update knock out monitor speakers

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

following a link in "Managing Hardware and Software Upgrades" :
.....
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3085136/windows/two-ways-to-control-or-stop-windows-10-updates.html

which has me looking for:

--------------------------
Press Win-R, type gpedit.msc, press Enter. This brings up the Local Group Policy Editor.
Navigate the left pane as if it were File Explorer to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Defer Updates. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<-----
--------------------------------

I can't find any line mentioning "Defer" , and I am using Win-10 Pro version 1809

+ The name of the option has evidently changed since that article was written. The new option name seems reasonably obvious, but if you need help, contact Microsoft Support. (There's not enough hours in the day for me to become DXLab user community's Windows Support person)

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

QRE: [DXLab] Duplicates in DXK

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I use to do my logging of FT8 QSOs via: WSJT-X--> JTAltertX --> DXKeeper.
As I forgot to start JTAlertX today, nothing had been logged.
So I had the idea to import the wsjt_log.adi (abt 1400 entries).

+ Did you backup your log in DXKeeper before importing the WSJT_log.adi file?

Unfortunately I produced that way around 1200 dupes. I tried to remove those duplicates in the way under "http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/RemovingDuplicates" described, but DXK does not show any duplicate QSOs.
So I compared 2 dupe QSOs an found out that Call, Date and Time are identical, but not the entries under "power" and "tx frequ". May this be the reason why DXK doesn´t recognize the duplicates as a dupe?

+ As stated in the first sentence of

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/RemovingDuplicates

+ a duplicate of a logged QSO is "any other QSO in your log that exactly matches its Callsign, Band, Mode, and QSO Begin Date and Time (to the second)"

+ Using Notepad, I extracted the last ADIF record from wsjtx_log.adi and placed it in a separate ADIF file.

+ First I directed DXKeeper to import this 1-QSO ADIF file, with duplicate checking enabled; the QSO was rejected as a duplicate. Then I disabled "duplicate checking during import" and imported the 1-QSO ADIF file. Initiating DXKeeper's Duplicate filter with its range set to 0 (meaning "to-the-second" match on QSO Begin time) identified the imported QSO as a duplicate.

What can I do to get rid of those duplicates?

+ So I can determine why the Duplicate filter didn't find the duplicate QSOs you imported, please place your DXKeeper log file (probably DL5UZ.mdb) and your wsjtx_log.adi files in a zip archive, attach the zip archive to an email message, and send the email message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: New user needs help

doug88101@...
 

Dave,
That explains why I don't have that option. The video mentioned some Icom settings  - I made the assumption the Waterfall would work on my Kenwood. Thanks for the quick response, I really appreciate it. 
Here is the link to the youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40N1Ln_n5mY

73
Doug K5NEC

Re: New user needs help

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I seem to be of of my element, but here it goes. I'm a new user ot DXLab

+ Welcome, Doug!

and wanted it so I could log contacts and have a waterfall display. I have a Kenwood TS-590 hooked to a W10 laptop.

+ The Kenwood TS-590 does not have the ability to report spectrum data via its CAT interface, so Commander cannot display its spectrum data.

The Commander seems to work fine but when I go to turn on the Waterfall under Commander>config>Bandspread there is supposed to be a box for waterfall in the upper left of the Bandspread window, according to a YOUTube video I saw. I don't have an option to turn on the Waterfall, that I can find.

+ Either the YouTube video is inaccurate, or you misinterpreted it. Please post its URL so I can check it out.

+ At present, only the Icom IC-7300, IC-7610, IC-7850, and IC-7851 report spectrum data via their CAT interfaces. Commander uses this spectrum data to display a spectrum-waterfall window like this:

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Spectrum-Waterfall-Dark-Spectrum.jpg>

+ If you want a spectrum display from your TS-590, you'll need to add hardware that generates spectrum data from the TS-590's IF, and then display that spectrum data on an application like HDSDR, which interoperates with DXLab. Take a look at the block diagram shown in

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

+ There are inexpensive "dongles" that can generate spectrum data, and there are low-end SDRs like the SDRPlay RSP series. I recently acquired a new RSP2Pro from HRO for $200, and have so far been surprised by its quality as a receiver. However, I have it connected to an antenna (not a receiver's IF output), and have not yet tested it with weak DX signals. Note that when connecting an SDR to an antenna, a circuit that disconnects the antenna from the SDR when you are transmitting is essential!

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: DXCC, Channeng &Toplist Compare

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Under Check Progress; DXCC, Challenge &Toplist. I click Compare which brings up a window "DXKeeper DXCC Credit Comparison Status" it says "inspecting DXCC Credit Information". In the window, I see:
"DXCC Account # 1

Downloaded DXCC Credit information specifies no station callsigns Downloaded DXCC Credit information's DXCC Award Credit Report table is empty"

Am I not suppose to see a list of discrepancies between my log and what is confirmed in LotW?

+ If you've completed at least one DXCC award application (so you have a DXCC record at the ARRL) and have specified the correct "DXCC Account Number", as described in

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

+ then the "DXCC Compare" function will list discrepancies between your DXCC award progress as computed from your logged QSOs by DXKeeper and your DXCC award progress as shown in your DXCC record at the ARRL.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ