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Re: FT 2000D Help with Installation

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 01:19 PM, <AMP357@...> wrote:

Using Vista.

+ Vista is no longer supported by Microsoft, and thus contains known but uncorrected security flaws that criminals exploit to recruit Vista machines into botnets used to conduct denial of service attacks, convey spam, and propagate malware and ransomware. A machine running Vista should not be connected to the internet.

+ In the interest of keeping things workable, however, I suggest that we first resolve your transceiver control difficulties before introducing a new variable like "installing a new version of WIndows".

 Did the configurations as listed.  Enabled RTS on the Radio.

+ The instructions are to enable RTS on in the "Primary Serial Port" panel on the Ports tab of Commander's Configuration window.

The cable is Cable Creations Product Number CD0489. (PL2303); 2 meters long

+ According to Amazon, that products uses the Prolific PL2303 chipset. Prolific chips have a poor reputation in the amateur radio community; the Amazon ratings show that 19% of reviewers gave it a single star. A 3 single start reviews essentially said "does not work".

+ As shown in the table in

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

+ The FT-2000 requires a straight-through female 9-pin RS232 to female RS232 cable. I cannot tell from the Amazon description whether your CD0489 meets this requirement.

+ While it's possible that your CD0489 is just fine and something else is at fault, if correctly configuring Commander to assert RTS and double-checking all the other setup instructions doesn't enable Commander to control your radio, then I suggest trying a USB-to-serial-port adapter that is known to work

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/Win7VistaHardware>

+ and using a straight-through RS232 cable.

         73,

                 Dvae, AA6YQ

 

 

 

Re: FT 2000D Help with Installation

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

First thing to do is set menu item 029 GEnE CAT RTS = *OFF*
Second thing to is set menu item 028 GEnE CAT TOT = 1000 ms
(or 3000 ms).

Both menu items are in the FT-2000 (transceiver) manual.

Finally, confirm that your USB to serial cable provides +15 V
between pin 7 (RTS) and pin 5 (gnd) when the RTS status is
set to "Always On".

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2019-03-19 4:19 PM, AMP357 via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Dave:
Using Vista.  Did the configurations as listed.  Enabled RTS on the Radio.
The cable is Cable Creations Product Number CD0489. (PL2303); 2 meters long
Still no luck.  Thanks, Joe

Re: Switch to DXLAB

CJ Johnson - WT2P
 

Tony, I use GHE with DXLab (specifically Commander) to automatically switch my antennas. It uses the same protocol as N1MM, so there's no change you have to make in GHE to get it to work with DXLab.

https://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/NetworkService.htm

When you get to that step and have any questions, let me know, be glad to help you and others.

73,
WT2P

Re: How do I change my start date?

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 10:01 AM, Bill - AA4M wrote:

I remember last year when I originally set up DXLab that it asked for my start date - I entered that day's date.  Since then I've decided to go for DXCC Challenge which would be greatly enhanced by my entering ALL the QSL information from the1000+ QSL's I've submitted for one DXCC or another.  Anyway, I need to change the start date to Jan. 1, 1960.  I've dug and dug into the helps and into the configuration menus but have not found where to change my start date?  How do I do this?

+ No DXLab application requests a "start date" when run for the first time, or run at any other time. Logging a QSO via DXKeeper's Main window's "Log QSOs" tab does require you to specify a "start date" and "start time" for the QSO, but I don't think you're referring to this.

+ I suspect that you are referring to TQSL, which prompts you to enter a "start date" when you request a "Callsign Certificate". You are expected to respond with the date of the first QSO made with the callsign for which you are requesting a Callsign Certificate.  I suggest that you start QSL, select the "Callsign Certificates" tab, click on your callsign certificate in the left-hand pane, and then click "Display Properties" button on the right-hand pane; TQSL will display the "begins" date for your Callsign Certificate.

+ If this date is incorrect, I suggest that you contact the LoTW Help desk via

LoTW-help (at) arrl.org

+ as I don't recall this situation ever arising before, and thus am unsure of the proper corrective action.

       73,

              Dave, AA6YQ

 

 

Re: FT 2000D Help with Installation

Gilbert Baron W0MN
 

The first thing I would do is upgrade to W10. Vista support is gone and allowing internet to Vista is dangerous.

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/22882/windows-vista-end-of-support

 

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From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of AMP357 via Groups.Io
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Subject: Re: [DXLab] FT 2000D Help with Installation

 

Hi Dave:  

Using Vista.  Did the configurations as listed.  Enabled RTS on the Radio.

The cable is Cable Creations Product Number CD0489. (PL2303); 2 meters long

Still no luck.  Thanks, Joe


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Re: FT 2000D Help with Installation

AMP357@...
 

Hi Dave:  

Using Vista.  Did the configurations as listed.  Enabled RTS on the Radio.

The cable is Cable Creations Product Number CD0489. (PL2303); 2 meters long

Still no luck.  Thanks, Joe

Re: Scanning Question

Carey Fisher
 

Thank you Dave.
73, Carey, WB4HXE

On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 12:05 AM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...> wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I'm using Commander to control an Icom R7100 scanning receiver. I've got it to scan memories I've loaded into Commander but is there a way to stop the scan on a busy channel, then resume, etc. After reading the Commander manual, I'm afraid I know the answer. :-( But, maybe I missed something.

+ Commander's memory-scanning mechanism does not have the ability to stop on a busy frequency.

        73,

           Dave, AA6YQ







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How do I change my start date?

Bill - AA4M
 

I remember last year when I originally set up DXLab that it asked for my start date - I entered that day's date.  Since then I've decided to go for DXCC Challenge which would be greatly enhanced by my entering ALL the QSL information from the1000+ QSL's I've submitted for one DXCC or another.  Anyway, I need to change the start date to Jan. 1, 1960.  I've dug and dug into the helps and into the configuration menus but have not found where to change my start date?  How do I do this?

73, Bill - AA4M


Re: FT 2000D Help with Installation

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below


On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 09:50 AM, <AMP357@...> wrote:

I am new to this group

+ Welcome to DXLab, Joe!

and also to computer controlled rigs.  I am using a USB2.0 to RS232DB 9 Pin Serial Cable.  

+ To be precise, you are using a USB-to-serial-port-adapter that is built into the cable header. What make and model?

My computer says the Port #3 and cable are working.  I changed the radio CAT Rate to 38,400bps along with Commander ; and the Radio's CAT Time Out to 1000msec.  I don't know where to go from here.  I believe I have followed the Installation instructions correctly but my radio is still not connected to DX Commander.  Thanks in advance for your help.  

+ Are these the instructions that you followed?

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

+ Did you enable RTS, as specified in step 5.c?

         73,

                 Dave, AA6YQ

 

 

FT 2000D Help with Installation

AMP357@...
 

I am new to this group and also to computer controlled rigs.  I am using a USB2.0 to RS232DB 9 Pin Serial Cable.  My computer says the Port #3 and cable are working.  I changed the radio CAT Rate to 38,400bps along with Commander ; and the Radio's CAT Time Out to 1000msec.  I don't know where to go from here.  I believe I have followed the Installation instructions correctly but my radio is still not connected to DX Commander.  Thanks in advance for your help.  Joe, N2GCZ

Re: Winwarbler and ftdx3000

Rich Bratlee <richbratlee1@...>
 

Ok all,

I tried Dave's suggestion below for keying the rig--works great  as an operator still learning CW it is a big help!!  I followed his directions and that's it!!

Also got the rotator figured out and am now completely weaned from HRD --

Thanks Dave for a great product ands support!!
73,  Rich N7NEC

 

Re: Scanning Question

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I'm using Commander to control an Icom R7100 scanning receiver. I've got it to scan memories I've loaded into Commander but is there a way to stop the scan on a busy channel, then resume, etc. After reading the Commander manual, I'm afraid I know the answer. :-( But, maybe I missed something.

+ Commander's memory-scanning mechanism does not have the ability to stop on a busy frequency.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Scanning Question

Carey Fisher
 

I'm using Commander to control an Icom R7100 scanning receiver. I've got it to scan memories I've loaded into Commander but is there a way to stop the scan on a busy channel, then resume, etc. 
After reading the Commander manual, I'm afraid I know the answer. :-( 
But, maybe I missed something.
73, Carey, WB4HXE

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Carey Fisher

Re: Database recovery after a few year absents

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

After moving from a house then through a series of apartments, I have gotten on the air via in-apartment antenna.

* I did a fresh install of the DX Suite about 4 months back and started using DXkeeper. At the same time, my old “radio” computer was in storage.

+ I assume that you created a new log file on your current computer, and began logging QSOs in that new log file. I also assume that you've already configured each of your DXLab apps on your current computer, and thus have no need of settings from your "old radio computer".

* My old “radio” computer did not survive all the moves, but the drive is recoverable. Based on the timestamps the last update with my old computer was June 2016.

+ You have two log files that don't overlap in time. Before I describe the procedure for combining their contents into a single log file, some questions:

1. what is the name of the log file on your "old radio computer"?

2. what is the name of the log file on your current computer?

3. how many "my QTHs" are defined in the log on your "old radio computer"??

4. how many "my QTHs" are defined in the log on your new computer?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Bartg contest modif

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

In the BARTG Spring contest, the RX UTC is not necessarily the same as the QSO Begin. It is the four-digit time sent to you by the other station. If his clock is different from yours, the time he sends you will be different from the time you logged the contact. In other words, from the receiving logging program's point of view it is just an arbitrary four-digit number. From the sending logging program's point of view, it is whatever time was sent at the instant the exchange was sent, which might not be the same as either the QSO Begin or the QSO End time in the sending station's log.

+ Correct, which means that the RX UTC should be logged to each QSO's Comment item.

+ Note that in WinWarbler's "QSO Info" panel (and in DXKeeper's Capture window), the Comment item is right above the tx# and rx# items.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Database recovery after a few year absents

Dan Scott
 

Dave,

 

After moving from a house then through a series of apartments,  I have gotten on the air via in-apartment antenna.

 

Issue: 

  • I did a fresh install of the DX Suite about 4 months back and started using DXkeeper.   At the same time, my old “radio” computer was in storage. 
  • My old “radio” computer did not survive all the moves, but the drive is recoverable.  Based on the timestamps the last update with my old computer was June 2016. 
  • I have a feeling the recovery procedure in the doc may not be appropriate for my situation which would include a merge.

Question:

  • Do you have a procedure for recovering a 3 year old database.  Or do you have a url to doc I should be following.  Should I just follow the recovery under “protecting critical files and settings”?

 

Thanks,

Dan

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Re: the code execution cannot proceed because tqsllib2.dll was not found

Jacob Derenne
 

Definitely the LOTW forum should have an answer

 

Jake w9bli

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> on behalf of Ron Wilcox <rglogan73@...>
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 10:10:24 AM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] the code execution cannot proceed because tqsllib2.dll was not found
 
I have a new desktop and moved everything over from old one. When I tried to update in DXkeeper and download to LOTW I received this message "the code execution cannot proceed because tqsllib2.dll was not found", I am also getting it when I try to log from the capture window. I looked back at previous threads but did not find this topic. Is this something that I need to do in DXKeeper or is this something I need to send to the LOTW forum? Thanks for all help.

Today is a good day to have a great day!

Ron Wilcox KF7ZN
RN, BSN
Director Utah DX Association
ARRL and Ham Radio School Instructor
ARRL & W5YI Volunteer Examiner

Re: the code execution cannot proceed because tqsllib2.dll was not found

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 08:37 AM, Norm - KC1BMD wrote:

Did you do this?
https://lotw.arrl.org/lotw-help/new-computer/

+ If  TQSL was not installed, DXKeeper would have complained that it could not start TQSL when directed to upload QSOs to LoTW.

      73,

            Dave, AA6YQ

 

Re: the code execution cannot proceed because tqsllib2.dll was not found

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 08:10 AM, Ron Wilcox wrote:

I have a new desktop and moved everything over from old one. When I tried to update in DXkeeper and download to LOTW I received this message "the code execution cannot proceed because tqsllib2.dll was not found", I am also getting it when I try to log from the capture window. I looked back at previous threads but did not find this topic. Is this something that I need to do in DXKeeper or is this something I need to send to the LOTW forum?

+ That means TQSL -- a component of LoTW -- is not correctly installed.

+ I suggest that you direct Windows to uninstall TQSL, and then install TQSL as described in

<https://lotw.arrl.org/lotw-help/installation/>

+ If that doesn't get you going, please let me know.

        73,

               Dave, AA6YQ

 

Re: the code execution cannot proceed because tqsllib2.dll was not found

Norm - KC1BMD