Re: DX Spotting

Pat Whelton

Mal.  I think you want to “remove” the check from “Digital Modes”.  Give that a try.


Pat – KZ5J


From: <> On Behalf Of Malcolm Pelham
Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting


Well I am still unable to spot DX stations on FT8.  I remember when I first upgrade to 6.6 it worked like a charm.  Here’s what I have checked off in “More Filtering:”

Only display DX spotted by stations that are located in: checked NO Filter


Digital modes:  Checked


Those are the only things checked.


Any ideas?

Malcolm Pelham


On Apr 2, 2020, at 3:56 PM, Malcolm Pelham via <malcolm.pelham@...> wrote:

Thanks I will check that out.  I did get it to work with a CW DX spot last night.


I was wondering whether or not virus protection software might have some sort of effect on it.  Maybe the Firewall, but I am not as computer literate to figure that out.


Thanks for the help.

Malcolm Pelham


On Apr 1, 2020, at 7:27 AM, Pat Whelton <pwhelton@...> wrote:

Hi Mel.  Not sure this will help or not but it might be worth checking out.  I grew tired of all the FT4 and FT8 spots that kept hitting DX spots and was hoping there was a way to block them.  Scott made a change sometime within the last year or so to block all the FT4/FT8 and I’ve been a happy camper ever since.  It’s possible that somehow your settings got changed to block these unwanted spots.


You can check by going to:

  • Settings
  • DX Spotting
  • Configure
  • More Filtering
  • Under More Filtering place a check mark by “Block Digital”.


After making this change it got rid of all the stuff above 14.080 and made the DX spots a whole lot more meaningful for me.  For some reason the FT4/FT8 folks feel they have to spot every contact they make.


You may have a totally different problem but it might be worth looking into.


Good luck.


Pat – KZ5J


From: <> On Behalf Of Malcolm Pelham
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:47 PM
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] DX Spotting


I have been using N3FJP software for at least 9 years and have never had a problem I could not solve.  But since I have upgraded to 6.6 my DX Spots do not post.  Every once and awhile I will have one post, but recently few and far between.  My FT-8 DX contacts do not post, and were posting prior to version 6.6.  I can't even post when I do it directly from DX Spot.  So I was wonsdering if anyone has seen this problem, and are there any fixes.  Attached please find a screen shot of my DX Spotting setup.


Thanks for your help




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