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New User: DXkeeper Country Display?

Neal Pollack
 

Hi:

I am about 1 hour into learning to set up DXkeeper.   I imported my log from HRD 6.x.
I then went to the QSO tab and see the log displayed.   I found the dialog box for editing the list of columns and header text, but I don't see a choice for Country, only for State.  What DXkeeper filed name will display the Country name?

Cheers,

Neal
N6YFM

Re: New Install Oddity

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Long time DX Labs user (great SW!!). I just got a new PC and went through the installation process. After installation I configured each app and all seems to be working well as far as I can tell right now. Another re-satisfied customer!

I did notice something weird about the install though. Don't know if this is intentional or will cause issues down the road so wanted to share. The shortcuts for the various DX Labs components for the start menu ended up in two different locations. Launcher and DXKeeper are in:

C:\Users\brian\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs


(brian is my username on this PC so this is as expected).

All of the rest ended up in:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs


In both cases in an appropriate sub-directory (either DXLabLauncher or DXLab Suite). FWIW, the previous install looks like it happened Dec 26, 2014 so probably had a different version of the launcher initial installation file than my fresh download yesterday. I went and looked on the old PC and all of the shortcuts were in the ProgramData tree rather than in the user account hierarchy like launcher and DXKeeper in my new install which seems a little odd.

Anyone know if this will be problematic in the future or if I somehow did something wrong?

+ Thanks, Brian. This will have no adverse impact on the operation of DXLab applications.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: New Install Oddity

iain macdonnell - N6ML
 

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 1:59 PM Brian Kuebert NZ4N <@NZ4N> wrote:

Folks,

Long time DX Labs user (great SW!!). I just got a new PC and went through the installation process. After installation I configured each app and all seems to be working well as far as I can tell right now. Another re-satisfied customer!

I did notice something weird about the install though. Don't know if this is intentional or will cause issues down the road so wanted to share. The shortcuts for the various DX Labs components for the start menu ended up in two different locations. Launcher and DXKeeper are in:

C:\Users\brian\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

(brian is my username on this PC so this is as expected).

All of the rest ended up in:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

In both cases in an appropriate sub-directory (either DXLabLauncher or DXLab Suite). FWIW, the previous install looks like it happened Dec 26, 2014 so probably had a different version of the launcher initial installation file than my fresh download yesterday. I went and looked on the old PC and all of the shortcuts were in the ProgramData tree rather than in the user account hierarchy like launcher and DXKeeper in my new install which seems a little odd.

Anyone know if this will be problematic in the future or if I somehow did something wrong?
I've noticed that too, and meant to write it up (there are some other
inconsistencies, IIRC), but haven't gotten around to it. I found these
notes that I scribbled last time:

Launcher creates user-specific group "DXLabLauncher", but doesn't put
anything in it
Commander creates global "DXLab Suite" group and puts shortcut in it
DXKeeper creates user-specific group "DXLab Suite" and puts shortcut in it

I had intended to go through the whole process from scratch in a test
VM, and make better notes, then share with Dave. Maybe this will
prompt me to finish that....

73,

~iain / N6ML

New Install Oddity

Brian Kuebert NZ4N
 

Folks,

Long time DX Labs user (great SW!!).  I just got a new PC and went through the installation process.  After installation I configured each app and all seems to be working well as far as I can tell right now.  Another re-satisfied customer!

I did notice something weird about the install though.  Don't know if this is intentional or will cause issues down the road so wanted to share.  The shortcuts for the various DX Labs components for the start menu ended up in two different locations.  Launcher and DXKeeper are in:

C:\Users\brian\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

(brian is my username on this PC so this is as expected).

All of the rest ended up in:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

In both cases in an appropriate sub-directory (either DXLabLauncher or DXLab Suite).  FWIW, the previous install looks like it happened Dec 26, 2014 so probably had a different version of the launcher initial installation file than my fresh download yesterday.  I went and looked on the old PC and all of the shortcuts were in the ProgramData tree rather than in the user account hierarchy like launcher and DXKeeper in my new install which seems a little odd.

Anyone know if this will be problematic in the future or if I somehow did something wrong?

Thanks!

73,
Brian NZ4N

Re: Magnetic Pole Position

Jeff Schwartz
 

Thanks Dave. I’m learning something new everyday with DXLabs.
Jeff

On Mar 30, 2020, at 12:54 PM, Dave AA6YQ <@AA6YQ> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

In the general configuration tab of DXView the magnetic pole position is noted. Are these numbers used in anyway when producing beam heading in DXView

+ No.

or are they informational only.

+ The location of the magnetic pole is used to compute a path's maximum geomagnetic latitude, which is displayed in the GeoMag panel's "max" box in the upper-right corner of DXView's Main window. The higher the geomagnetic latitude, the more your signals and those of your QSO partner must interact with the auroral zones, where absorption is increased.

+ The location of the magnetic pole is also used to draw the (optional) auroral ovals on the world map, providing a graphic view of signal interaction.

I assume the antenna aiming bearings produced in DXView are true bearings and not magnetic bearings.

+ Correct.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



Re: CQ-WPX-SSB Contest Cabrillo File and Scoring

Jim McPhee
 

Bill,

Thank you.
--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA

Re: CQ-WPX-SSB Contest Cabrillo File and Scoring

Jim McPhee
 

Thanks Doc.

As you can tell, I don't do a lot of contesting!
--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA

Re: CQ-WPX-SSB Contest Cabrillo File and Scoring

Jim McPhee
 

Dave,

Thank you for that clarification.
--
--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA

Re: [ARRL-LoTW] LOTW with DXKeeper DXLabs

w6de
 

Dave KB1USP, Your error message: "QSO was not uploaded to lotw because no lotw station location has been selected on the QSL Confirmation window lotw tab". 

tells you exactly what you need to do.  The Documentation Dave, AA6YQ, pointed you to will/would explain how to accomplish this.

 

Here is the Cliff’s Notes short cut version for your immediate problem.  But, you really need to read the documentation to understand how these pieces interoperate.

 

Open DXKeeper QSL Configuration, select LotW tab, and fill in the information in the TQSL pane at bottom of the window.

 

To open QSL Config: open DXKeeper, DXKeeper’s  Log QSOs tab, select Config, QSL Config will open.  At the bottom of DXKeeper Config select “QSL Config”.  A shortcut to QSL Config is to press the Control key on your keyboard and  then select the  Config button on DXKeeper’s Log QSOs page.

 

The station location you are looking to select should have been previously set up in DXKeeper in the “My QTHs” tab.

 

Dave, w6de

 

From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of KB1USP - David
Sent: 29 March, 2020 21:07
To: salvatore.besso@...; aa6yq@...; DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] [ARRL-LoTW] LOTW with DXKeeper DXLabs

 

Hello Friends.

I am trying again to setup DXKeeper with LOTW.  I see this step:

>>To upload a particular QSO, right-click its entry in the Log Page Display and then select the Upload to LotW command in the pop-up menu; confirm that the Station Location and Station Callsign shown to the right of Upload to LotW command are appropriate for the QSO to be uploaded.<

When I right-click on a log entry, and right-click: "Upload to lotw", I get this message:

"QSO was not uploaded to lotw because no lotw station location has been selected on the QSL Confirmation window lotw tab". 

Any thoughts?  Help wis appreciated. 

(Be careful I'm a newbie to this.)

Thanks

David

KB1USP



On 1/22/2020 4:49 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:  

+ AA6YQ comments below
 
Is there a tutorial anywhere online...or a youtube video about how to link up DXLab's DXKeeper logging software to interact with LOTW?\
 
+ An introductory description is here:
 
<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/QSLingLotW>
 
+ Step-by-step configuration instructions are here:
 
<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/ConfigureLotW>
 
+ I've sent you an invitation to join the DXLab Discussion Group, where all questions about DXLab are welcome.
 
        73,
 
               Dave, AA6YQ
 
 
 
 

Re: Magnetic Pole Position

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

In the general configuration tab of DXView the magnetic pole position is noted. Are these numbers used in anyway when producing beam heading in DXView

+ No.

or are they informational only.

+ The location of the magnetic pole is used to compute a path's maximum geomagnetic latitude, which is displayed in the GeoMag panel's "max" box in the upper-right corner of DXView's Main window. The higher the geomagnetic latitude, the more your signals and those of your QSO partner must interact with the auroral zones, where absorption is increased.

+ The location of the magnetic pole is also used to draw the (optional) auroral ovals on the world map, providing a graphic view of signal interaction.

I assume the antenna aiming bearings produced in DXView are true bearings and not magnetic bearings.

+ Correct.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: CQ-WPX-SSB Contest Cabrillo File and Scoring

n4ww austin regal
 

Generate cabrillo log and send it in. It does its own scoring. Send to email address in cq wpx rules as an attachment.

73 doc n4ww

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim McPhee
Sent: Mar 30, 2020 2:29 PM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] CQ-WPX-SSB Contest Cabrillo File and Scoring

I made exactly 100 QSOs during the 2020 CQ-WPX-SSB contest. My main goal was to add some ATNOs, which I was able to do. I haven't decided if I will submit my results or not. I have two questions:

1. Using the "Export Cabrillo [CQ-WPX-SSB]" option on the "Export QSOs" tab in DXKeeper, the file that is generated seems to contain all of my QSOs logged by DXKeeper since I began using it years ago. It is not limited to those logged only during the contest. Have I missed a switch or setting somewhere? (I've already edited the file, paring it down to only the 100 contest QSOs, so it's not a show stopper. I'd just like to know for future reference.) Each of the QSOs in the file contains the required exchange information.

2. Can someone recommend the best way to calculate my score? Should I import the Cabrillo, or perhaps a ADIF, into a contest logger like N1MM+, or is there a better option?

Thanks,
--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA

Re: CQ-WPX-SSB Contest Cabrillo File and Scoring

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I made exactly 100 QSOs during the 2020 CQ-WPX-SSB contest. My main goal was to add some ATNOs, which I was able to do. I haven't decided if I will submit my results or not. I have two questions:

1. Using the "Export Cabrillo [CQ-WPX-SSB]" option on the "Export QSOs" tab in DXKeeper, the file that is generated seems to contain all of my QSOs logged by DXKeeper since I began using it years ago. It is not limited to those logged only during the contest. Have I missed a switch or setting somewhere? (I've already edited the file, paring it down to only the 100 contest QSOs, so it's not a show stopper. I'd just like to know for future reference.) Each of the QSOs in the file contains the required exchange information.

+ As prescribed in step 2 of the " Generating a Cabrillo file From Logged QSOs in DXKeeper" section of

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

+ you must filter the Log Page Display to contain only the QSO from which you wish to generate entries in your Cabrillo file before your export that Cabrillo file.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

LoTW's response to "Sync LoTW QSOs" and "Sync LoTW QSLs" functions

Dave AA6YQ
 

A. DXKeeper's "Sync LoTW QSOs" function directs LoTW to report all QSOs accepted by LoTW after the date and time specified beneath
the "Sync LoTW QSOs" button; when the operation completes, the date and time that the last QSO was accepted is placed beneath the
button.

B. DXKeeper's "Sync LoTW QSLs" function directs LoTW to report all QSOs confirmed by LoTW after the date and time specified beneath
the "Sync LoTW QSOs" button; when the operation completes, the date and time that the last QSO was confirmed is placed beneath the
button.

C. Depressing the CTRL key while clicking either "Sync LoTW QSOs" or "Sync LoTW QSLs" button will direct LoTW to report all QSOs
ever accepted or confirmed by LoTW, respectively. This is typically only done when moving to DXKeeper from another logging
application whose ADIF export does not include information about LotW acceptance and confirmation. It is also employed by users who
lose their QSOs and have no other form of backup from which to recover.

D. Double-clicking the date beneath the Sync LoTW QSOs" or "Sync LoTW QSLs" button will display a small window that enables you to
modify the date and time that will be used when you next invoke the function. Under normal circumstances, it should never be
necessary to do this, but it can occasionally be useful.

In a post on the ARRL-LoTW Discussion Group earlier today, IT Director Mike K1MK stated that acceptance and confirmation queries
with default "since" parameters (scenarios A and B above) are serviced with normal priority. Acceptance and confirmation queries
with non-default "since parameters" (scenarios C and D above) are processed with reduced priority.

Mike adds "As a practical matter, except during infrequent episodes of unusually high user demand, there is sufficient idle CPU time
available that running a download task at the lowest possible priority versus one running at nominal priority has no discernible
effect on the time required to complete the download."

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: CQ-WPX-SSB Contest Cabrillo File and Scoring

Bill Pence
 

Filter the log to the contest dates before exporting the adif....


On Mon, Mar 30, 2020, 2:29 PM Jim McPhee <jmcphee@...> wrote:
I made exactly 100 QSOs during the 2020 CQ-WPX-SSB contest. My main goal was to add some ATNOs, which I was able to do. I haven't decided if I will submit my results or not. I have two questions:

1. Using the "Export Cabrillo [CQ-WPX-SSB]" option on the "Export QSOs" tab in DXKeeper, the file that is generated seems to contain all of my QSOs logged by DXKeeper since I began using it years ago. It is not limited to those logged only during the contest. Have I missed a switch or setting somewhere? (I've already edited the file, paring it down to only the 100 contest QSOs, so it's not a show stopper. I'd just like to know for future reference.) Each of the QSOs in the file contains the required exchange information.

2. Can someone recommend the best way to calculate my score? Should I import the Cabrillo, or perhaps a ADIF, into a contest logger like N1MM+, or is there a better option?

Thanks,
--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA

Magnetic Pole Position

Jeff Schwartz
 

In the general configuration tab of DXView the magnetic pole position is noted. Are these numbers used in anyway when producing beam heading in DXView or are they informational only. I assume the antenna aiming bearings produced in DXView are true bearings and not magnetic bearings. Just wondering.

CQ-WPX-SSB Contest Cabrillo File and Scoring

Jim McPhee
 

I made exactly 100 QSOs during the 2020 CQ-WPX-SSB contest. My main goal was to add some ATNOs, which I was able to do. I haven't decided if I will submit my results or not. I have two questions:

1. Using the "Export Cabrillo [CQ-WPX-SSB]" option on the "Export QSOs" tab in DXKeeper, the file that is generated seems to contain all of my QSOs logged by DXKeeper since I began using it years ago. It is not limited to those logged only during the contest. Have I missed a switch or setting somewhere? (I've already edited the file, paring it down to only the 100 contest QSOs, so it's not a show stopper. I'd just like to know for future reference.) Each of the QSOs in the file contains the required exchange information.

2. Can someone recommend the best way to calculate my score? Should I import the Cabrillo, or perhaps a ADIF, into a contest logger like N1MM+, or is there a better option?

Thanks,
--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA

Re: LOTW with DXKeeper DXLabs

Dave AA6YQ
 

# More AA6YQ comments below
+ OK. Where in the documentation were you first stumped?


In the doc, "http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/UploadLotW", when I get to this part....


Uploading QSOs to LotW

You can upload QSOs from DXKeeper to LoTW in several ways:

* To upload a particular QSO, right-click its entry in the Log Page Display and then select the Upload to LotW command in the pop-up menu; confirm that the Station Location and Station Callsign shown to the right of Upload to LotW command are appropriate for the QSO to be uploaded.

So..when I try that...I am asking this question:


When I right-click on a log entry, and right-click: "Upload to lotw", I get this message:

"QSO was not uploaded to lotw because no lotw station location has been selected on the QSL Confirmation window lotw tab".


Any thoughts? Help is appreciated.

# In "Basic Operations" section of

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

# The "Uploading QSOs to LoTW" article you cite above comes after three "Initial Setup" articles.

The first of these "Initial Setup" articles is "Setting Up LoTW on your Computer":

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

# Did you complete each of the 4 steps described in this article?

#The second of the "Initial Setup" articles is " Configuring DXKeeper for Interaction with LotW":

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

# Did you step through the instructions in this article? In particular, did you perform step 3.g.ii ?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

On 3/30/2020 1:01 AM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:


+ AA6YQ comments below

I reviewed said articles before I posted and I am still stumped...that's why I posed the question to the list.

+ OK. Where in the documentation were you first stumped?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ







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Re: LOTW with DXKeeper DXLabs

KB1USP - David
 

>>+ OK. Where in the documentation were you first stumped?


In the doc, "http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/UploadLotW",  when I get to this part....

Uploading QSOs to LotW

You can upload QSOs from DXKeeper to LoTW in several ways:

  • To upload a particular QSO, right-click its entry in the Log Page Display and then select the Upload to LotW command in the pop-up menu; confirm that the Station Location and Station Callsign shown to the right of Upload to LotW command are appropriate for the QSO to be uploaded.

So..when I try that...I am asking this question:

When I right-click on a log entry, and right-click: "Upload to lotw", I get this message:

"QSO was not uploaded to lotw because no lotw station location has been selected on the QSL Confirmation window lotw tab". 

Any thoughts?  Help is appreciated. +




On 3/30/2020 1:01 AM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below

I reviewed said articles before I posted and I am still stumped...that's why I posed the question to the list.

+ OK. Where in the documentation were you first stumped?

       73,

             Dave, AA6YQ





Re: New user with TS-890S, trouble connecting

Jim McPhee
 

Steve,

Yes, I agree. And there are detailed instructions on page 1-5 of the TS-890S Instruction Manual showing how to determine which of the two ports is the Standard port, and which is the Enhanced.
--
Jim McPhee
Placitas, NM
W5ABA

Re: New user with TS-890S, trouble connecting

Gerry KM1MT
 

Jim, yes I think I will be blown away by the integration.  I'm already amazed by the radio.  This is the first time I've bought what I consider a higher end radio; I was questioning the value, but wow am I impressed all around with it.  Very nice!   My last base rig purchase was an FT-847 back when they were new, so I thought it was time.