Re: Please Test DX Spotting Reconnect in AC Log 6.7.1 Beta!


Scott Davis
 

Thanks for the good report George!  Lord willing, Chis and I will likely do a global release of all our software, with the latest features, in January.

Thanks again!

Enjoy!

73, Scott
N3FJP

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

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-----Original Message-----
From: K4GM-George <k4gm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 11:33 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Please Test DX Spotting Reconnect in AC Log 6.7.1 Beta!

Hi Scott,

As expected my favorite cluster did crash several times over the weekend.  Each time I received the anticipated audio alert and the software changed to the secondary cluster.   I'm sold!  This update is ready.

73, George K4GM

On 11/25/2020 5:45 AM, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:
Awesome George, thanks loads for the great report!

73, Scott
N3FJP

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...


-----Original Message-----
From: K4GM-George <k4gm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Nov 24, 2020 11:09 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Please Test DX Spotting Reconnect in AC Log 6.7.1 Beta!

Hi Scott,

As a follow up to my previous email I did more testing.   Because of my business I have access to numerous wireless WIFI routers which connect wirelessly to cell towers.   I set up two other WIFI routers in addition to the one I normally use and switched from one to the other and so on  seriatim several times.  Each time I switched networks I heard the audio notification that ACLog was trying to reconnect to the cluster and each time it did successfully!!   Just thought I would confirm that the beta was working A-OK.   My cluster has not gone down yet but it may be overloaded and grind to a halt this weekend.   If I ever notice a re-connect to a second cluster I will advise.    I really appreciate this improvement.... in fact, one of my most appreciated.  

73, George K4GM


On 11/24/2020 7:22 AM, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:
Thanks so much for the good report George!

It has been difficult to test here as I rarely lose connection, so I really appreciate the reports from you all.

Thanks again!

73, Scott
N3FJP

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...


-----Original Message-----
From: K4GM-George <k4gm@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 23, 2020 8:13 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Please Test DX Spotting Reconnect in AC Log 6.7.1 Beta!

Scott,

You have done an excellent job on the auto reconnect feature.   Today I installed the beta and left the PC all afternoon until a few minutes ago (7 hrs).   When I returned my preferred cluster was still there and ACLog was still downloading spots.   For the last month or so I have been plagued by quick disconnect of the cluster, usually after only a couple of hours.   Thanks!    I have not had a disconnect yet so can't speak to that, but I will do so if and when one occurs.

73, George K4GM


On 11/19/2020 5:07 PM, Scott Davis via groups.io wrote:
Hi Gang,

I've been working on enhancing the DX Spotting reconnect functionality in my software.  In addition to automatically attempting a reconnect with your currently selected DX Spotting Telnet host, if the reconnect attempt fails, it will then try the next host in your list.

This is a difficult function to test, as aside from unplugging and replugging the LAN cable to simulate a disconnect, it is tough to simulate all the scenarios causing a disconnection.  I think the best way to test this is for as many of us to run AC Log, as much as possible and see what occurs if / when the Telnet site you happen to be connected to goes down.

If you would like to help test this feature, would you please uninstall your current version of AC Log from Windows Control Panel and then install this version:


It will say Beta 6.7.1 in the title bar.

Then click Settings > DX Spotting > Configure and check the Auto Reconnect option here:

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If you have the ability to simulate a connection loss, awesome.  Otherwise, just let AC Log roll and see what happens.  There will be a text to speech voice letting you know if there is a reconnect attempt or a new site is tried.  You will also see text on the DX Spotting set up form of the attempts.

If you leave the PC, make a note of the host you are connected to and see if it is still the same site when you return.

Thanks in advance for your help with this!

Please let me know how you make out!

73, Scott
N3FJP

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...



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