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Re: Pre-filtering

Dave AA6YQ
 

* more AA6YQ comments below

On Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 06:40 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:

+ I'm thinking about adding additional pre-filtering to SpotCollector"

- by band (630m through 12cm)

- by mode group (SSB, AM, FM, CW, RTTY, PSK, FT4, FT8, JTx, OtherDigital)

- by origin (NAE, NAM, NAW, SA, EU, AS, AF, OC)


+ To users who pre-filter or would like to, what's missing from the above capabilities?

* I have extended the next version of SpotCollector to provide a new "Pre-filtering" window

<http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Prefilter.jpg>

+ and sent this new version for evaluation to several ops who expressed interest here.

      73,

            Dave, AA6YQ

Need W3YY keying board that is cabled for FTdx5000 to use with WSinwarbler

W8UV Phil
 

Any have one they can part with?
Phil  W8UV

SWGET-WINDWARBLER

Dimitris Papadopoulos - SV2CCA
 

Thank you all for the great replies.

Ive managed to solve my issue using Peter’s software!

Many 73,

Jim SV2CCA

Re: Terminate Non-DX Lab Applications

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

The verbiage in the "Terminating non-DXLab applications" section is not really clear to understand. To be specific, in Windows 7 task manager there is a tab at the top called "Applications". There is no such tab in Windows 10. The closest thing in Windows 10 is called " Processes" and it does not contain the correct caption to terminate a Non DXL function, I believe what Ron was describing was the application name as listed in to top bar of the application. The application name in on the left of the bar and the "minimize" and "close" buttons are on the right side. For example, in Windows 10 Task manager, the process NaP3 is titled NaP3 (32 bit). No caption like NaP3 (32 bit) or NaP3 will terminate. However, the caption using what is in the applications top bar "NaP3 - Elecraft K3 - v5.6.0" will terminate.

+ Thanks, Don! I have updated the descriptions in

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/Launcher/Help/ControllingApplications.htm>

+ and

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/Launcher/Help/Configuration.htm>

+ to reference the information display in the main window title bar of the non-DXLab application to be terminated. The Windows Task Manager is no longer mentioned.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: DXView errorlog

Dave AA6YQ
 

The program errors in the errorlog reported below occurred because DXView lost access to the DXCC Database, which it opens at startup and only closes when it upgrades the DXCC database, or when it's about to terminate.

I suggest that you reboot Windows. If the error recurs, please let me know.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Chuck, WS1L
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 8:05 AM
To: dxlab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] DXView errorlog

This one just popped up. I had worked and logged K9ID last night before shutdown, on startup this morning saw his call in the DXView callsign box. Later I noticed the errorlog caption.



2020-02-21 12:42:38 > DXView version 4.6.4

2020-02-21 12:42:38 > App.Path : C:\DXLab\DXView

2020-02-21 12:42:38 > App.exe : DXView

2020-02-21 12:42:38 > Module : C:\DXLab\DXView\DXView.exe

2020-02-21 12:42:38 > Operating System : Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit) build 18363

2020-02-21 12:42:38 > Locale ID : 1033 (0x409)

2020-02-21 12:42:38 > ANSI CodePage : 1252

2020-02-21 12:42:38 > OEM CodePage : 437

2020-02-21 12:42:38 > Country : United States

2020-02-21 12:42:38 > Language : English

2020-02-21 12:42:38 > DecimalSeparator : .

2020-02-21 12:42:38 > ThousandSeparator : ,

2020-02-21 12:42:38 > DXLab Apps :

2020-02-21 12:42:56 > Monitors : 2

2020-02-21 12:42:56 > Monitor 1

2020-02-21 12:42:56 > width : 1600

2020-02-21 12:42:56 > height : 900

2020-02-21 12:42:56 > dimensions : (-1600, 0)-(0, 900)

2020-02-21 12:42:56 > Monitor 2

2020-02-21 12:42:56 > width : 1600

2020-02-21 12:42:56 > height : 900

2020-02-21 12:42:56 > dimensions : (0, 0)-(1600, 900)

2020-02-21 12:42:56.988 > program error 91 in module DXViewModule.GetPrefix, State = 1, Fragment = K9ID, LastSearch = K9ID: Object variable or With block variable not set

2020-02-21 12:42:57.004 > program error 91 in module DXViewModule.SelectDXCCPrefix, Callsign = K9ID: Object variable or With block variable not set



73 de Chuck, WS1L

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Re: SC Not Showing JA on 30M

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I think I found the problem. Based on your comment about the sub-band definition file I went and looked at it and found a gap
between 10136.0 and 10.139.0. I fixed that and now SC seems OK. Sorry for the "fire drill" but as usual with me it was "pilot
error".

+ A gap in the sub-band definition for 30m would indeed explain the behavior you reported. I'm glad that you found it, Dale.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Terminate Non-DX Lab Applications

wb6bee
 

Ron / Dave

The verbiage in the "Terminating non-DXLab applications" section is not really clear to understand.    To be specific, in Windows 7 task manager there is a tab at the top called "Applications".   There is no such tab in Windows 10.  The closest thing in Windows 10 is called " Processes" and it does not contain the correct caption to terminate a Non DXL function,   I believe what Ron was describing was the application name as listed in to top bar of the application.   The application name in on the left of the bar and the "minimize" and "close" buttons are on the right side.    For example, in Windows 10 Task manager, the process NaP3 is titled NaP3 (32 bit).  No caption like NaP3 (32 bit) or NaP3 will terminate.   However, the caption using what is in the applications top bar "NaP3 - Elecraft K3 - v5.6.0" will terminate.

If a browser is open, like Microsoft Edge, the name in the right hand first tab will terminate the Browser.

Multiple applications with the same name in the title bar appear to only terminate one.   I have three versions of Band Master running.   Only one will terminate.

Aggregator, running in the system tray, won't terminate

Haven't found a way to terminate Win4K3.  The title bar has time, band, power and all sorts of parameters noted, that change depending on what you are doing.

Anyway, glad to be able to terminate some of the functions running.

Don
WB6BEE

DXView errorlog

Chuck, WS1L
 

This one just popped up.  I had worked and logged K9ID last night before shutdown, on startup this morning saw his call in the DXView callsign box.  Later I noticed the errorlog caption.

 

2020-02-21 12:42:38     > DXView version 4.6.4

2020-02-21 12:42:38     > App.Path          : C:\DXLab\DXView

2020-02-21 12:42:38     > App.exe           : DXView

2020-02-21 12:42:38     > Module            : C:\DXLab\DXView\DXView.exe

2020-02-21 12:42:38     > Operating System  : Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit) build 18363

2020-02-21 12:42:38     > Locale ID         : 1033 (0x409)

2020-02-21 12:42:38     > ANSI CodePage     : 1252

2020-02-21 12:42:38     > OEM CodePage      : 437

2020-02-21 12:42:38     > Country           : United States

2020-02-21 12:42:38     > Language          : English

2020-02-21 12:42:38     > DecimalSeparator  : .

2020-02-21 12:42:38     > ThousandSeparator : ,

2020-02-21 12:42:38     > DXLab Apps        :

2020-02-21 12:42:56     > Monitors          : 2

2020-02-21 12:42:56     > Monitor 1

2020-02-21 12:42:56     >    width          : 1600

2020-02-21 12:42:56     >    height         : 900

2020-02-21 12:42:56     >    dimensions     : (-1600, 0)-(0, 900)

2020-02-21 12:42:56     > Monitor 2

2020-02-21 12:42:56     >    width          : 1600

2020-02-21 12:42:56     >    height         : 900

2020-02-21 12:42:56     >    dimensions     : (0, 0)-(1600, 900)

2020-02-21 12:42:56.988 > program error 91 in module DXViewModule.GetPrefix, State = 1, Fragment = K9ID, LastSearch = K9ID: Object variable or With block variable not set

2020-02-21 12:42:57.004 > program error 91 in module DXViewModule.SelectDXCCPrefix, Callsign = K9ID: Object variable or With block variable not set

 

73 de Chuck, WS1L

================
Chuck Chandler
chandlerusm@...
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Re: VP8PJ

Barry Murrell ZS2EZ
 

Incidentally, the ClubLog override list correctly gives an override for VP8PJ as South Orkney – the BigCTY list then reverts it to Antarctica!

 

I simply then ran the Clublog list AFTER the BigCTY list, and VP8PJ is showing correctly!

 

73 de BARRY MURRELL ZS2EZ

KF26ta - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

EPC#0558 DMC#1690  30MDG#4081

DXCC HONOR ROLL (332/340)

DXCC(mixed)#41,146  DXCC(RTTY)#1,916

DXCC(phone)#34,990  DXCC(CW)#11,714

DXCC 80m,40m,30m,20m,17m,15m,12m,10m   5BDXCC#8,916

WAS Triple Play #492  WAS(RTTY)#538  WAS(Digital)#163-Endorsements JT65,FT8

WAZ(RTTY)#185  WAE-I(mixed)#72  WAZS(mixed)#214  AAA#1569

AS ZR6DXB: VUCC(50MHZ)#1,334  UKSMG WAE(Silver)#75  UKSMG AFRICA#22  WAC (Satellite)

website : www.zs2ez.co.za

 

From: DXLab@groups.io [mailto:DXLab@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Friday, 21 February 2020 02:41
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] VP8PJ

 

* AA6YQ comments below

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 01:36 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:

The DX Expedition VP8PJ to the South Orkney Island shows that it is in the Falkland Islands. How do I fix this so the correct entity and beam heading is shown?

+ Define an override that specifies the correct entity and location, as described in

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

+ You can test it by entering VP8PJ in DXView's Main window and striking the Enter key.

* To see if Club Log and/or BigCTY would provide an accurate override for VP8PJ, I directed DXView to update its Override List from those two sources. The result leaves an Override from BigCTY that defines VP8PJ as being in Antarctica.  

* I manually corrected this Override to specify South Orkney, and then directed SpotCollector to recompute.

          73,

                 Dave, AA6YQ

Re: VFO Display swapping in Commander and causing issue with WSJT

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Hitting the main button swaps the VFO's but no interoperability with WSJT-X all issues return.

+ OK. Please do the following:

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

2. Terminate Commander

3. Start Commander

4. In Commander's Main window, click the VFO panel's Main button

5. In the WSJT-X Main window, set the band selector (lower-left corner) to 30m

6. wait 30 seconds

7. In the WSJT-X Main window, set the band selector (lower-left corner) to 40m

8. wait 30 seconds

9. On the General tab of Commander's Configuration window, uncheck the "Log debugging info" box

10. Attach the errorlog.txt file from your Commander folder to an email message, and send the message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: VFO Display swapping in Commander and causing issue with WSJT

Stuart - VK6MK
 

Hitting the main button swaps the VFO's but no interoperability with WSJT-X all issues return.

Re: Terminate Non-DX Lab Applications

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have been doing it in Windows 10 since Windows 10 came out. What you need to do is on the Apps started before DXLabs app or the Apps started after DXLabs Apps is to click on the Show Captions box, then enter the caption that is on the title window of the app exactly. Now when you do a terminate it will also terminate the non-DXLabs app. However like someone said, not all apps are written to terminate nicely so some apps won't terminate.

+ You are correct, Ron!

+ Not only did I forget that I extended the Launcher to provide the ability to terminate non-DXLab applications, but when I checked the documentation in

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/Launcher/Help/ControllingApplications.htm>

+ there was no description of how to configure the Launcher to terminate non-DXLab applications. That's why my earlier response to the posted questions was incorrect.

+ This omission has been corrected: there's now a "Terminating non-DXLab applications" section that says

------------------
If you want a non-DXLab application to terminate when you click the Terminate button on the Launcher's Main window, you must specify the "caption" displayed in the title bar of its Main window. To do so, click the "Show Captions" button on the Configuration window's "Apps Started Before DXLab Apps" or "Apps Started After DXLab Apps" tab, and enter the caption in the application's "Main Window Caption" textbox. Note that the specified caption must exactly match the caption shown on the Windows Task Manager's Applications tab, including upper/lower case characters, spaces, and punctuation. Non-DXLab applications whose Main Window Caption changes over time cannot be terminated via the Terminate button.
------------------

+ Termination is accomplished by sending a WM_CLOSE message to the application with the specified Main window caption. By convention, the application should respond as if you clicked the X button in the upper-right corner of its Main window - but not all applications obey this convention.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Terminate Non-DX Lab Applications

Ronald Wolenski
 

I have been doing it in Windows 10 since Windows 10 came out.  What you need to do is on the Apps started before DXLabs app or the Apps started after DXLabs Apps is to click on the Show Captions box, then enter the caption that is on the title window of the app exactly.  Now when you do a terminate it will also terminate the non-DXLabs app.  However like someone said, not all apps are written to terminate nicely so some apps won't terminate.
--
Ron N8WCR
https://n8wcr.us

Date Time Query

Al Bailey (K8SIX)
 

Please ignore as I figured it out and all is well.

 

 

Thanks and 73 de Al, K8SIX

 

Re: Import Date/Time

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I have exported my data from the MARAC Logger software into a ADIF file and want to import that data into DXLab. The
problem I am seeing is the data currently has the Date as one field and the Time as one field. DXLab has the Date and Time as one
field. How do I go about merging the Date and Time to make one field to import into DXLab, OR will DXLab take care of it
automatically?

+ DXKeeper will correctly import "QSO Begin" and "QSO End" information from an ADIF file. If you're unsure of DXKeeper's ability to
correctly import an ADIF file, direct DXKeeper to create an empty new "test log" file, import the ADIF file into that empty new
"test log", and inspect the results. If you're satisfied with the results, direct DXKeeper top open your log file, and import import
the ADIF file; the "test log" file can be deleted.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Import Date/Time

Al Bailey (K8SIX)
 

Good Evening,

            I have exported my data from the MARAC Logger software into a ADIF file and want to import that data into DXLab. The problem I am seeing is the data currently has the Date as one field and the Time as one field. DXLab has the Date and Time as one field. How do I go about merging the Date and Time to make one field to import into DXLab, OR will DXLab take care of it automatically?

 

            ANY help appreciated.

 

Thanks and 73 de Al, K8SIX

 

Re: VP8PJ

Dave AA6YQ
 

* AA6YQ comments below

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 01:36 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:

The DX Expedition VP8PJ to the South Orkney Island shows that it is in the Falkland Islands. How do I fix this so the correct entity and beam heading is shown?

+ Define an override that specifies the correct entity and location, as described in

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

+ You can test it by entering VP8PJ in DXView's Main window and striking the Enter key.

* To see if Club Log and/or BigCTY would provide an accurate override for VP8PJ, I directed DXView to update its Override List from those two sources. The result leaves an Override from BigCTY that defines VP8PJ as being in Antarctica.  

* I manually corrected this Override to specify South Orkney, and then directed SpotCollector to recompute.

          73,

                 Dave, AA6YQ

Re: Yaesu FT-858D Problem

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Got it going. The CAT plug that plugs into the radio had a pin that was pushed back into the plug some. Pulled it out for now and everything works as it should.

+ Not a "bent pin", but close! Glad you got it sorted, Bill.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: VP8PJ

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

The DX Expedition VP8PJ to the South Orkney Island shows that it is in the Falkland Islands. How do I fix this so the correct entity and beam heading is shown?

+ Define an override that specifies the correct entity and location, as described in

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

+ You can test it by entering VP8PJ in DXView's Main window and striking the Enter key.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Re: SC & DXK link to WSJTX

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Subject: [DXLab] SC & DXK link to WSJTX

I�ve been using the SC and DXK link to WSJTX link the past several weeks.

I switched off JTAlert during this time.

I like how the link works showing all my digital award goals.

However, I�ve noticed with all the spots from WSJTx flowing into the SC database it gets bloated rather quickly.

I set my purge back to 1 day and I�ve been keeping track of it�s size. When SC DATABASE approaches 60k records my logging link to DXK stops functioning.

+ 60K new Spot Database Entries per day seems excessive. What "Combination Criteria" do you have specified on the Configuration window's "Spot Database" tab?


When I purge it again, logging starts up again.

This has happened several times, so at this point it�s just an observation. I�m not really sure what the cause is.

Normally I�d look at my computer horsepower but this is a new set up with a fast computer and plenty of memory.

+ Please do the following, Joe.

1. when your Spot Database Size next exceeds 55K entries, enable "log debugging info" on the Configuration window's General tab

2. when you are next unsuccessful at logging a QSO via WSJTX,

2a. disable "log debugging info" on the Configuration window's General tab

2b. attach the errorlog.txt file from your SpotCollector folder to an email message, and send the message to me via

aa6yq (at) ambersoft.com

73,

Dave, AA6YQ