Re: Staying Connected to DX Spots

Pat Whelton

Good luck John.  I hope you get your issue resolved.

Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

Me too. Running Windows 7 on one machine and Windows 8.1 on another

John KE6K


On Tuesday, April 7, 2015 4:28 PM, "'Pat Whelton' pwhelton@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]" wrote:

Good luck.  Hope someone helps you.
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 6:26 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots
Hi Gang,
I would also like to find out if there is a utility or a fix for this anomaly.  I have the same issue.
I’m good for approx a half hour 45 min or so before disconnect.  Running Windows 7.
If I run VE7CC by itself it will stay connected all day. 
On Apr 7, 2015, at 2:11 PM, 'Pat Whelton' pwhelton@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> wrote:

Hey Steve.  Thanks.  You don’t by any chance know of a utility that will send  a ping to VE7CC with a “-t” switch every second do you?  Also doesn't anyone think it odd that my connection has been 95% OK for the last couple of years and now it’s like do-do?
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 3:44 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots
I suspect that Scott and John are on the right track to your disconnects.  Something else that will cause this problem is the “aging” of the translation table in your router/firewall.  If the firewall doesn’t see regular activity between your computer and the telnet host, it will remove the entry from the translation table.
You might be able to keep the translation table entry active (depending on the router software) by running a continuous “ping” from your computer to the telnet host.  Open a DOS Command window (run the program “CMD”), then use the ping command with the “-t” switch to ping the telnet host once per second.
Good luck!
73, Steve N9IP
Steve Belter, seb@...
From: "'Pat Whelton' pwhelton@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]" <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Reply-To: "N3FJP_Software_Users@..." <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 4:31 PM
To: "N3FJP_Software_Users@..." <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots
Hi John.  Thanks for the input.  I tried that several days ago.  No luck.  But thanks for the suggestion.
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots
Make sure you have 3min keep alive checked. If spots are 
coming slowly many spot servers will disconnect clients if 
they don't see a 'ping' or ack from the client within 3min.

'Pat Whelton' pwhelton@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] 
> Hi Mark. I’m sorry you have the problem too but I’m glad I’m
> not going crazy and that someone other than myself has the
> same problem. What do you do when it happens? Do you just
> reconnect 40-50 times a day?
> Pat - KZ5J
> *From:* mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@...
> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 07, 2015 3:06 PM
> *To:* N3FJP_Software_Users@...
> <mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
> *Subject:* Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to
> DX Spots
> I have the same problem but I don't recall it being
> dependent on the software version - have not been able to
> figure out why this happens.
> 73
> Mark KN7T
> On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 12:54 PM, 'Pat Whelton'
> pwhelton@... <mailto:pwhelton@...>
> [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...
> <> wrote:
> __
> Hello All. I recently bought a new PC and placed ACLog
> back in service. I’m running v. 5.2 and restored the log
> from backup. I ordered new TQSL files from the ARRL and
> successfully uploaded and downloaded from LoTW. The new
> PC is running Windows 7 Pro. The big problem I’m having
> now is trying to stay connected to the various Telnet
> Hosts. I can stay connected for probably 1/2 an hour and
> the next time I look at the spotting screen there has
> been no DX activity for several minutes. I have to do a
> cntl-D and reconnect. This is getting to be a pain the
> the tookus. I use to be able to call up ACLog at 6:00 in
> the morning and remain connected all day until bedtime
> around 10:00 pm. I’ve tried different Telnet Hosts
> VE7CC, DXSPOTS, etc but they all drop me after a short
> while.
> Has anyone recently placed a new system online and
> experienced this? What did you do to fix it?
> Regards & Best DX,
> Pat - KZ5J


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