Date   

Re: Staying Connected to DX Spots

Larry Stowell <lclarks@...>
 

Scott.
Follow up after a reinstall with the beta.
I started it at 14:18z and it stopped at 14:23z
I restarted it at 15:41z and it was still going when I shut down 22:30z
 
I say it stopped at 14:23 that was the last spot
 
I’ll do the same thing tomorrow.
 
73 Larry K1ZW
 
 

Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 7:36 AM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots
 



Hi All,

As others have commented, the best remedy is to find whatever may be causing your intermittent connectivity on your network, resulting in Telnet drops and resolve that problem.

If you are unsuccessful there and are still having trouble staying connected, I have a beta for you to try.  This is only going to work if AC Log recognizes that it is disconnected and I'm not sure if that is the case on your system.  I'm not able to test it here because my network connectivity is very stable and I almost never lose connection to the spotting hosts. 

To try the beta, please do this:
 
From Windows Control Panel, uninstall AC Log 5.2.
 
Install this version (still 5.2):
 
http://www.n3fjp.com/programs/ACLBETA.exe
 
Enable the 3 minute keep alive.
 
If 3 minutes have passed without activity, the software will send the keep alive character.  If the connection is closed on the attempt, the connect code will be called and the software should reconnect.  Again, if the connection still appears open to AC Log, this isn't going to help.
 
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...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Tom Ellis' k5tee@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 10:45 pm
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

 
I am with James on this one.
I did a test with my connection tonight and after 3 hours, I have not have
any drops in the DX spotting.
I am running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, ACLog 5.2, and I am connected to
dxspots.com telnet 23.
I do not have the 3 minute keep alive checked.
I am connected to a router via wireless, which is connected to a modem to
the internet. This is a DSL connection.

The people that are having drop outs should check their connections with the
router/modem.

Tom
K5TEE

-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
[mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@...?]
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 7:59 PM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

Not a criticism... just a question:

How do you know it is not a fault caused by a bad connection or some action
taken by your service provider?

--------------------------- JHR -----------------------------

> *Subject:* Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

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Re: Staying Connected to DX Spots

Grahame Emerson
 

Ask to speak to a technical Engineer


On Apr 8, 2015, at 8:15 AM, nu1oscar@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> wrote:

 

I can't speak for others but I haven't ruled that out.  I'd call Comcast but when I eventually speak to an employee he/she is not going to know what I'm talking about.
 
73,
 
Chris  NU1O
 
In a message dated 4/7/2015 9:58:42 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, N3FJP_Software_Users@... writes:
Not a criticism... just a question:

How do you know it is not a fault caused by a bad connection or some
action taken by your service provider?

--------------------------- JHR -----------------------------

> *Subject:* Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

-------------------------------------------------------




/./


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This user group is a great forum for asking questions and sharing ideas with the valuable resource of both new and experienced N3FJP Software users, but it does get busy.  There is an easy way to cut down on the e-mail volume. 

If you only want to receive announcements from Kimberly and me regarding upgrades and new products, please join our "announcements only" list instead.  We keep e-mail to the "announcements only" list to an absolute minimum.  Please join here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/N3FJP_Software/

Then unsubscribe from this user group by sending an email to:

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As always, thanks for your interest, kind thoughts, support and spreading the word about our software!

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

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Re: WAE, All Asian, Oceania DX, AL, & KS Contest Logs ...

Scott Davis
 

Thanks for your kind words Chris!


Please e-mail me direct for your updated password list: snkdavis@aol.com.




73, Scott
N3FJP
http://www.n3fjp.com

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: nu1oscar@aol.com [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 4:13 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] WAE, All Asian, Oceania DX, AL, & KS Contest Logs ...








Scott, I need passwords. What is the email address?



These additional contests are not only great for your customers but I think they'll also help you take market share away from your rivals. Non-domestic contests are the only drawback to using AC Log. Please add more!



Thanks,



Chris NU1O




In a message dated 4/8/2015 2:31:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com writes:










Hi All,



I have several announcements to share!







New Logging Programs for Worked All Europe, All Asian DX and Oceania DX Contests are Now Available!





These programs include all the features you've come to expect in N3FJP Software including dupe checking, scoring, DX spotting, rig interface, super check partial, sending CW, Cabrillo output, etc. Best of all, you'll likely find them very easy and intuitive to use!




As always, additional programs I add to the N3FJP Software Package are free to N3FJP Software Package users. Just e-mail Kimberly and me direct and we will send you passwords for the new programs!




You'll find the new programs here:




Worked All Europe Contest Log 1.0: http://www.n3fjp.com/wae.html




All Asian DX Contest Log 1.0: http://www.n3fjp.com/asian.html




Oceania DX Contest Log 1.0: http://www.n3fjp.com/oceania.html







State QSO Party Programs for Alabama and Kansas are Now Available!






Programs for both in state and out of state users for the Alabama and Kansas QSO Parties are now available! As always, these additional programs are free to N3FJP Software Package users! Just enter the state QSO party password we sent with your package list and you will be all set!




You can download the new programs here: http://www.n3fjp.com/stateqsoparty.html




Enjoy!








Over 100 Stations are Now Participating in our Worked All States / Counties QSO Party Contest!




We now have over 100 stations participating in our annual, year long, Worked All States / Counties QSO Party Contest! If you haven't already joined us in the fun, please do! Just get on the air and call CQ Counties! You'll find all the details here:




http://www.n3fjp.com/wascntyqsoparty.html




Please help spread the word to your ham friends and local club!








A nd in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to include the following in our e-mail announcements...












Package Upgrade Information...




If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package or N3FJP's Software Package and CD for full use of all our Amateur Radio software, we would be glad to apply the amount that you have registered so far as a credit towards that purchase. Please send us an e-mail directly and we'll let you know your balance.




N3FJP's Software Package includes approximately 80 programs for contesting, net management, general logging and other Amateur Radio related applications. In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that is added to the package and free upgrades to existing program s. You'll find all the details on the Register Now page here: http://www.n3fjp.com/purchasepackage.html .







Donations are Gratefully Accepted!




And in response to the often asked question for which Kimberly and I are very grateful...




"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing poli cy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?"




Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:




http://www.n3fjp.com/donations.html




or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:




G. Scott Davis


















118 Glenwood Road
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533




Th ank you so much for your continued support!







Thanks!




As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly and I really appreciate it!







7 3, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com




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...







p.s. If you want to unsubscribe or need to change your e-mail address for future announcements....




The way Yahoo groups are set up, it is much easier for subscribers to unsubscribe from the old e-mail address than for the list owner to do it for you. In addition, Yahoo now prohibits list owners from adding anyone, so it is impossible for me to add your new e-mail address.




Fortunately, it is very easy for subscribers to unsubscribe and resubscribe.




Here are the links to the announcements group:




http://groups.yahoo.com/group/n3fjp_software/




And users group:




http://groups.yahoo.com/group/n3fjp_software_users/




Please go ahead and make that change.




























73, Scott

N3FJP

http://www.n3fjp.com



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...


Re: WAE, All Asian, Oceania DX, AL, & KS Contest Logs ...

Christopher Scibelli
 

Scott, I need passwords. What is the email address?

These additional contests are not only great for your customers but I
think they'll also help you take market share away from your rivals.
Non-domestic contests are the only drawback to using AC Log. Please add more!

Thanks,

Chris NU1O

In a message dated 4/8/2015 2:31:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com writes:









Hi All,


I have several announcements to share!




New Logging Programs for Worked All Europe, All Asian DX and Oceania DX
Contests are Now Available!



These programs include all the features you've come to expect in N3FJP
Software including dupe checking, scoring, DX spotting, rig interface, super
check partial, sending CW, Cabrillo output, etc. Best of all, you'll likely
find them very easy and intuitive to use!


As always, additional programs I add to the N3FJP Software Package are
free to N3FJP Software Package users. Just e-mail Kimberly and me direct and
we will send you passwords for the new programs!


You'll find the new programs here:


Worked All Europe Contest Log 1.0: http://www.n3fjp.com/wae.html


All Asian DX Contest Log 1.0: http://www.n3fjp.com/asian.html


Oceania DX Contest Log 1.0: http://www.n3fjp.com/oceania.html




State QSO Party Programs for Alabama and Kansas are Now Available!




Programs for both in state and out of state users for the Alabama and
Kansas QSO Parties are now available! As always, these additional programs are
free to N3FJP Software Package users! Just enter the state QSO party
password we sent with your package list and you will be all set!


You can download the new programs here:
http://www.n3fjp.com/stateqsoparty.html


Enjoy!





Over 100 Stations are Now Participating in our Worked All States /
Counties QSO Party Contest!


We now have over 100 stations participating in our annual, year long,
Worked All States / Counties QSO Party Contest! If you haven't already joined
us in the fun, please do! Just get on the air and call CQ Counties!
You'll find all the details here:


http://www.n3fjp.com/wascntyqsoparty.html


Please help spread the word to your ham friends and local club!





And in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to
include the following in our e-mail announcements...









Package Upgrade Information...


If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to
upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package or N3FJP's Software Package and CD for
full use of all our Amateur Radio software, we would be glad to apply the
amount that you have registered so far as a credit towards that purchase.
Please send us an e-mail directly and we'll let you know your balance.


N3FJP's Software Package includes approximately 80 programs for
contesting, net management, general logging and other Amateur Radio related
applications. In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package
customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that
is added to the package and free upgrades to existing program s. You'll
find all the details on the Register Now page here:
http://www.n3fjp.com/purchasepackage.html.




Donations are Gratefully Accepted!


And in response to the often asked question for which Kimberly and I are
very grateful...


"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and
effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing
poli cy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my
appreciation for your continued efforts?"


Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome
and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:


http://www.n3fjp.com/donations.html


or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:


G. Scott Davis

















118 Glenwood Road
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533


Thank you so much for your continued support!




Thanks!


As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site
and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly and I really appreciate
it!




73, Scott
N3FJP
_http://www.n3fjp.com_ (http://www.n3fjp.com/)


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_
(http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm) . But do this with gentleness and respect...




p.s. If you want to unsubscribe or need to change your e-mail address for
future announcements....


The way Yahoo groups are set up, it is much easier for subscribers to
unsubscribe from the old e-mail address than for the list owner to do it for
you. In addition, Yahoo now prohibits list owners from adding anyone, so it
is impossible for me to add your new e-mail address.


Fortunately, it is very easy for subscribers to unsubscribe and
resubscribe.


Here are the links to the announcements group:


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/n3fjp_software/


And users group:


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/n3fjp_software_users/


Please go ahead and make that change.

























73, Scott
N3FJP
_http://www.n3fjp.com_ (http://www.n3fjp.com/)

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_
(http://www.n3fjp.com/Faith.htm) . But do this with gentleness and respect...


WAE, All Asian, Oceania DX, AL, & KS Contest Logs Now Available!

Scott Davis
 


Hi All,

I have several announcements to share!


New Logging Programs for Worked All Europe, All Asian DX and Oceania DX Contests are Now Available!

These programs include all the features you've come to expect in N3FJP Software including dupe checking, scoring, DX spotting, rig interface, super check partial, sending CW, Cabrillo output, etc. Best of all, you'll likely find them very easy and intuitive to use!

As always, additional programs I add to the N3FJP Software Package are free to N3FJP Software Package users. Just e-mail Kimberly and me direct and we will send you passwords for the new programs!

You'll find the new programs here:

Worked All Europe Contest Log 1.0:  http://www.n3fjp.com/wae.html

All Asian DX Contest Log 1.0:  http://www.n3fjp.com/asian.html

Oceania DX Contest Log 1.0:  http://www.n3fjp.com/oceania.html


State QSO Party Programs for Alabama and Kansas are Now Available!

Programs for both in state and out of state users for the Alabama and Kansas QSO Parties are now available! As always, these additional programs are free to N3FJP Software Package users! Just enter the state QSO party password we sent with your package list and you will be all set!

You can download the new programs here:  http://www.n3fjp.com/stateqsoparty.html

Enjoy!


Over 100 Stations are Now Participating in our Worked All States / Counties QSO Party Contest!

We now have over 100 stations participating in our annual, year long, Worked All States / Counties QSO Party Contest!  If you haven't already joined us in the fun, please do!  Just get on the air and call CQ Counties!  You'll find all the details here:

http://www.n3fjp.com/wascntyqsoparty.html

Please help spread the word to your ham friends and local club!


And in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to include the following in our e-mail announcements...    


Package Upgrade Information...   

If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package or N3FJP's Software Package and CD for full use of all our Amateur Radio software, we would be glad to apply the amount that you have registered so far as a credit towards that purchase. Please send us an e-mail directly and we'll let you know your balance.   

N3FJP's Software Package includes approximately 80 programs for contesting, net management, general logging and other Amateur Radio related applications. In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that is added to the package and free upgrades to existing programs. You'll find all the details on the Register Now page here: http://www.n3fjp.com/purchasepackage.html


Donations are Gratefully Accepted! 

And in response to the often asked question for which Kimberly and I are very grateful...  

"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing policy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?"   

Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:  


or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:  

G. Scott Davis
118 Glenwood Road
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533  

Thank you so much for your continued support!  


Thanks!  

As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly and I really appreciate it!  


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... 


p.s. If you want to unsubscribe or need to change your e-mail address for future announcements.... 

The way Yahoo groups are set up, it is much easier for subscribers to unsubscribe from the old e-mail address than for the list owner to do it for you. In addition, Yahoo now prohibits list owners from adding anyone, so it is impossible for me to add your new e-mail address.  

Fortunately, it is very easy for subscribers to unsubscribe and resubscribe. 

Here are the links to the announcements group: 


And users group:


Please go ahead and make that change.


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...
 
 


Re: Staying Connected to DX Spots

W5DET
 

One possible cause for this surge of problem reports that hasn't been mentioned could be a recent Microsoft update to Windows or another MS application such as MSIE, MSOffice, MSOutlook, etc.

I haven't noticed a problem here, but the only MS product I use on my computers is Win7Pro which is part of why I bring up this topic.  That statement isn't an elitist brag.  It's a troubleshooting clue. 

It is impossible to imagine how the entire DX Cluster infrastructure could have simultaneously changed or that a perticular version of N3FJP software could have started functioning differently on its own across all these computers without a common outside factor.

One action to take to avoid unpleasant surprises from Redmond is turning OFF Automatic Updates and only receiving update notifications so that you can know more accurately when unwanted behaviors are introduced and you can easily roll back to a profile that didn't have the problem(s).

That's what works for me.  YMMV.

73, Doug  W5DET



On 4/8/2015 5:36 AM, Scott & Kimberly Davis SNKDavis@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] wrote:


Hi All,


As others have commented, the best remedy is to find whatever may be causing your intermittent connectivity on your network, resulting in Telnet drops and resolve that problem.

If you are unsuccessful there and are still having trouble staying connected, I have a beta for you to try.  This is only going to work if AC Log recognizes that it is disconnected and I'm not sure if that is the case on your system.  I'm not able to test it here because my network connectivity is very stable and I almost never lose connection to the spotting hosts.  

To try the beta, please do this:


Re: Staying Connected to DX Spots

Christopher Scibelli
 

I can't speak for others but I haven't ruled that out.  I'd call Comcast but when I eventually speak to an employee he/she is not going to know what I'm talking about.
 
73,
 
Chris  NU1O
 

In a message dated 4/7/2015 9:58:42 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, N3FJP_Software_Users@... writes:
Not a criticism... just a question:

How do you know it is not a fault caused by a bad connection or some
action taken by your service provider?

--------------------------- JHR -----------------------------

> *Subject:* Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

-------------------------------------------------------




/./


------------------------------------

------------------------------------



This user group is a great forum for asking questions and sharing ideas with the valuable resource of both new and experienced N3FJP Software users, but it does get busy.  There is an easy way to cut down on the e-mail volume. 

If you only want to receive announcements from Kimberly and me regarding upgrades and new products, please join our "announcements only" list instead.  We keep e-mail to the "announcements only" list to an absolute minimum.  Please join here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/N3FJP_Software/

Then unsubscribe from this user group by sending an email to:

N3FJP_Software_Users-unsubscribe@...

As always, thanks for your interest, kind thoughts, support and spreading the word about our software!

73, Scott & Kimberly
N3FJP & KA3SEQ
http://www.n3fjp.com/

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

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Re: Staying Connected to DX Spots

Fred
 

Richard is correct. I used to have DSL for Internet here. My Telnet connection would drop a dozen times a day. I called my ISP and they actually have a record of your log in's and out's. The lost connections were only for a few seconds, then they would re-connect so you never noticed the drop while doing other Internet work. But Telnet would be lost. The ISP said it was a Verizon problem and they were unsuccessful in getting them to solve the problem. So I switched my ISP to my cable company and no longer have that problem. It stays connected all day long.

Fred K2DFC


---In N3FJP_Software_Users@..., <jrichards@...> wrote :

Not a criticism... just a question:

How do you know it is not a fault caused by a bad connection or some
action taken by your service provider?

--------------------------- JHR -----------------------------

> *Subject:* Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

-------------------------------------------------------




/./


Dual Screens

K8TS
 

I work mostly S & P, assisted.  In exchanging TV's around, I came into an extra which is small and compact with a built in CD player.  Is there a way to hook this up to my TS570 and have it logging Scotts contest programs, while simitasily running DX Summit on my main screen, or vice verse?  I do have a usb port on it.  Sound would not be important even on dupes (Sorry Kim).  My computer does not have serial ports, but I do have a W3GEE cord here in the shack that I am not currently using.
Any ideas?

Dale K8TS


Re: Staying Connected to DX Spots

Mark
 

I usually just have to re-connect if I want to continue seeing the DX spots.  I read some of the responses to this issue from yesterday and will look into it further.
 
73
Mark KN7T
 

On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 1:18 PM, 'Pat Whelton' pwhelton@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> wrote:
 

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
 
 


Re: Staying Connected to DX Spots

Scott Davis
 


Super, thanks Larry.  I will be eager to hear 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...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Larry Stowell' lclarks@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 9:31 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

 
Scott
I did it and its running now. I usually turn ACLog on at 5AM and let it run all day. My drop out is inconsistent, sometimes an hour,
sometimes three hours. I usually have to disconnect and reconnect 4 or 5 times a day. There was discussion about this before
and I did follow up with my service provider(TWC) and they said that they had no outage problems on their end, what else are they going to say. I think I do have stable service here, the reason I say that is my wife works from home with an actual office set up,
VPN console phone the whole thing. And there doesn't seem to be any dropout for her. I have had the same problem with
two different routers.

I'm on the computer quite often during the day so it's not a deal breaker. I know something might be up when I don't hear your
wife for a while.
I'll keep a close watch today and report back.

73 Larry K1ZW
 
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 7:36 AM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots
 



Hi All,

As others have commented, the best remedy is to find whatever may be causing your intermittent connectivity on your network, resulting in Telnet drops and resolve that problem.

If you are unsuccessful there and are still having trouble staying connected, I have a beta for you to try.  This is only going to work if AC Log recognizes that it is disconnected and I'm not sure if that is the case on your system.  I'm not able to test it here because my network connectivity is very stable and I almost never lose connection to the spotting hosts. 

To try the beta, please do this:
 
From Windows Control Panel, uninstall AC Log 5.2.
 
Install this version (still 5.2):
 
 
Enable the 3 minute keep alive.
 
If 3 minutes have passed without activity, the software will send the keep alive character.  If the connection is closed on the attempt, the connect code will be called and the software should reconnect.  Again, if the connection still appears open to AC Log, this isn't going to help.
 
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...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Tom Ellis' k5tee@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 10:45 pm
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

 
I am with James on this one.
I did a test with my connection tonight and after 3 hours, I have not have
any drops in the DX spotting.
I am running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, ACLog 5.2, and I am connected to
dxspots.com telnet 23.
I do not have the 3 minute keep alive checked.
I am connected to a router via wireless, which is connected to a modem to
the internet. This is a DSL connection.

The people that are having drop outs should check their connections with the
router/modem.

Tom
K5TEE

-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
[ mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@...?]
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 7:59 PM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

Not a criticism... just a question:

How do you know it is not a fault caused by a bad connection or some action
taken by your service provider?

--------------------------- JHR -----------------------------

> *Subject:* Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

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Re: Staying Connected to DX Spots

Larry Stowell <lclarks@...>
 

Scott
I did it and its running now. I usually turn ACLog on at 5AM and let it run all day. My drop out is inconsistent, sometimes an hour,
sometimes three hours. I usually have to disconnect and reconnect 4 or 5 times a day. There was discussion about this before
and I did follow up with my service provider(TWC) and they said that they had no outage problems on their end, what else are they going to say. I think I do have stable service here, the reason I say that is my wife works from home with an actual office set up,
VPN console phone the whole thing. And there doesn't seem to be any dropout for her. I have had the same problem with
two different routers.

I'm on the computer quite often during the day so it's not a deal breaker. I know something might be up when I don't hear your
wife for a while.
I'll keep a close watch today and report back.

73 Larry K1ZW
 

Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 7:36 AM
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots
 



Hi All,

As others have commented, the best remedy is to find whatever may be causing your intermittent connectivity on your network, resulting in Telnet drops and resolve that problem.

If you are unsuccessful there and are still having trouble staying connected, I have a beta for you to try.  This is only going to work if AC Log recognizes that it is disconnected and I'm not sure if that is the case on your system.  I'm not able to test it here because my network connectivity is very stable and I almost never lose connection to the spotting hosts. 

To try the beta, please do this:
 
From Windows Control Panel, uninstall AC Log 5.2.
 
Install this version (still 5.2):
 
http://www.n3fjp.com/programs/ACLBETA.exe
 
Enable the 3 minute keep alive.
 
If 3 minutes have passed without activity, the software will send the keep alive character.  If the connection is closed on the attempt, the connect code will be called and the software should reconnect.  Again, if the connection still appears open to AC Log, this isn't going to help.
 
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...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Tom Ellis' k5tee@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users
Sent: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 10:45 pm
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

 
I am with James on this one.
I did a test with my connection tonight and after 3 hours, I have not have
any drops in the DX spotting.
I am running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, ACLog 5.2, and I am connected to
dxspots.com telnet 23.
I do not have the 3 minute keep alive checked.
I am connected to a router via wireless, which is connected to a modem to
the internet. This is a DSL connection.

The people that are having drop outs should check their connections with the
router/modem.

Tom
K5TEE

-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
[mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@...?]
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 7:59 PM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

Not a criticism... just a question:

How do you know it is not a fault caused by a bad connection or some action
taken by your service provider?

--------------------------- JHR -----------------------------

> *Subject:* Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

-------------------------------------------------------


Re: Staying Connected to DX Spots

Scott Davis
 


Hi All,

As others have commented, the best remedy is to find whatever may be causing your intermittent connectivity on your network, resulting in Telnet drops and resolve that problem.

If you are unsuccessful there and are still having trouble staying connected, I have a beta for you to try.  This is only going to work if AC Log recognizes that it is disconnected and I'm not sure if that is the case on your system.  I'm not able to test it here because my network connectivity is very stable and I almost never lose connection to the spotting hosts.  

To try the beta, please do this:

From Windows Control Panel, uninstall AC Log 5.2.

Install this version (still 5.2):

http://www.n3fjp.com/programs/ACLBETA.exe

Enable the 3 minute keep alive.

If 3 minutes have passed without activity, the software will send the keep alive character.  If the connection is closed on the attempt, the connect code will be called and the software should reconnect.  Again, if the connection still appears open to AC Log, this isn't going to help.

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...
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Tom Ellis' k5tee@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
To: N3FJP_Software_Users <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Sent: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 10:45 pm
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

 
I am with James on this one.
I did a test with my connection tonight and after 3 hours, I have not have
any drops in the DX spotting.
I am running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, ACLog 5.2, and I am connected to
dxspots.com telnet 23.
I do not have the 3 minute keep alive checked.
I am connected to a router via wireless, which is connected to a modem to
the internet. This is a DSL connection.

The people that are having drop outs should check their connections with the
router/modem.

Tom
K5TEE

-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
[mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 7:59 PM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

Not a criticism... just a question:

How do you know it is not a fault caused by a bad connection or some action
taken by your service provider?

--------------------------- JHR -----------------------------

> *Subject:* Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

-------------------------------------------------------


Re: Staying Connected to DX Spots

Tom Ellis <k5tee@...>
 

I am with James on this one.
I did a test with my connection tonight and after 3 hours, I have not have
any drops in the DX spotting.
I am running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, ACLog 5.2, and I am connected to
dxspots.com telnet 23.
I do not have the 3 minute keep alive checked.
I am connected to a router via wireless, which is connected to a modem to
the internet. This is a DSL connection.

The people that are having drop outs should check their connections with the
router/modem.

Tom
K5TEE

-----Original Message-----
From: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 7:59 PM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

Not a criticism... just a question:

How do you know it is not a fault caused by a bad connection or some action
taken by your service provider?

--------------------------- JHR -----------------------------

*Subject:* Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots
-------------------------------------------------------


Re: Staying Connected to DX Spots

Richards
 

Not a criticism... just a question:

How do you know it is not a fault caused by a bad connection or some action taken by your service provider?

--------------------------- JHR -----------------------------

*Subject:* Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots
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Re: Staying Connected to DX Spots

Robert Harmon <k6uj@...>
 


Thats great information !    

thanks Mike !

Bob
K6UJ





On Apr 7, 2015, at 5:30 PM, wb9dlc@... [N3FJP_Software_Users] <N3FJP_Software_Users@...> wrote:

Hello Bob


If you are already running the VE7CC software then you can turn on the Telnet sharing option under the Configuration tab in the VE7CC software.

Then 'enable Telnet' and leave the port output on Port 7300.

Next, in AC-Log DX Spotting configure set the Telnet Host to 127.0.0.1 and then set the Telnet Port to 7300.

The VE7CC software will then port the DX Spotting data into AC-Log and you shouldn't get any timeouts.

Plus, you gain all the great features of the VE7CC software and filtering.

Good Luck!  73

Mike - wb9dlc
WB9DLC Main Page




Re: Staying Connected to DX Spots

Stephen E. Belter
 

Pat and Paul,

The utility is called “ping”, and from the DOS command prompt “C>" you’d type:
ping dxc.ve7cc.net –t

The load is negligible, but in this case academic because the dxc.ve7cc.net firewall is blocking pings.

Have you replaced your router/firewall recently?  If so, I’d look at the timeouts on it.

You said you upgraded your computer.  Is that when the problem started?  If so, look hard at the Windows 7 firewall settings.

Good luck!

73, Steve N9IP
--
Steve Belter, seb@...


From: "paulhurm@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]" <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Reply-To: "N3FJP_Software_Users@..." <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 5:43 PM
To: "N3FJP_Software_Users@..." <N3FJP_Software_Users@...>
Subject: RE: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

 

I’m no expert so grain of salt here but…

 

It seems to me that one way to become unpopular with a site’s owner is to continually ping a site, especially every second. I would think that would put a load on their system that is unnecessary.

 

Some research I did seems to often point to router etc issues which is something to look at for possible changes, either to it or with the way the OS behaves.

 

It would seem easily possible that the old OS or other setting had something changed somewhere that has not been done in the new OS.

 

Since the problem is happening with several spotting sites it is much more likely to be a setup problem with the new PC rather than a problem that just started happening to all the sites at the same time.

 

JAT.

 

Paul, N8OT

    paulhurm@...

 

From: N3FJP_Software_Users@... [mailto:N3FJP_Software_Users@...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 5:11 PM
To: N3FJP_Software_Users@...
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots

 

 

Hey Steve.  Thanks.  You don’t by any chance know of a utility that will send  a ping to VE7CC with a “-t” ! sw itch 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

 

 

Pat,

 

I suspect that Scott and John are on the right track to your disconnects.  Something else that will cause this proble! m 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_S! of tware_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 tri! ed 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! w ithin 3min.

'Pat Whelton' pwhelton@... [N3FJP_Software_Users]
wrote:
>
>
> 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! o n 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@...
> <mailto: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! t he 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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Re: Staying Connected to DX Spots

John Huber
 

For those having the telnet disconnect issues with ACLog, but VE7CC (CC User) runs all day, you could do like I do.
 
I run the VE7CC “CC User” as my ONLY connection to any cluster, ever.  Why? Because of the versatility and ease of configuring filters AND because I can then use that running instance of VE7CC with all my radio software that accesses a cluster and enjoy/exploit the same filtering.
 
I did NOT implement this solution to solve a staying connected problem.  I hope that those experiencing the issue have not overlooked the ACLog “Enable 3 Min Keep Alive” option on the DX Spotting->Configure window.
 
On the VE7CC Configuration menu –> Ports/Logging Program, in the Logging Program Connection section (center area), I select “Enable Telnet” and “Use Port 7300”, and APPLY.  Feel free to adjust the “Data Sent to Logging Program” selections for your operating preferences.
 
Then, in ACLog, in “Settings->DX spotting->Configure”, select the Data Source “Telnet Host” (probably already selected).  Then set the “Telnet Host” to “127.0.0.1” (the loop back address for the PC on which you are running ACLog AND VE7CC), and the “Telnet Port:” to 7300.  Enable DX Spotting and now your spots are filtered by VE7CC.  With this setup I do NOT have the ACLog “Enable 3 Min Keep Alive” checked.
 
I have tested on my home network with running ACLog on a separate PC from the one running VE7CC.  It works just fine.  Configuration of ACLog is the same EXCEPT for the Telnet Host.  You must supply either the IP address, or host/computer network name, of the system running VE7CC.
 
For reference my VE7CC and ACLog pc is running Win 7 Pro, and I tested ACLog from a laptop running Vista.
I also tested with a copy of the Michigan QSO Party program too.
 
I also have connected my N1MM+ to the VE7CC instance with no issues.  Even both ACLog and N1MM+ at the same time! Obviously, only one program can control the radio at a time and that’s okay. I did it mostly as a proof of concept, and to be able to reference things in my ACLog occasionally in the midst of some contest.
 
I hope this helps at least one those with the “not staying connected” issue.
 
73,  John / N8FYL
 

Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 19:28
Subject: Re: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Staying Connected to DX Spots
 
 

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. 
 
Bob
K6UJ
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Pat,
 
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] 
wrote:
>
>
> 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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However, a large number of electrons were terribly
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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. 
 
Bob
K6UJ
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Pat,
 
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] 
wrote:
>
>
> 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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Re: Staying Connected to DX Spots

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Hello Bob

If you are already running the VE7CC software then you can turn on the Telnet sharing option under the Configuration tab in the VE7CC software.

Then 'enable Telnet' and leave the port output on Port 7300.

Next, in AC-Log DX Spotting configure set the Telnet Host to 127.0.0.1 and then set the Telnet Port to 7300.

The VE7CC software will then port the DX Spotting data into AC-Log and you shouldn't get any timeouts.

Plus, you gain all the great features of the VE7CC software and filtering.

Good Luck!  73

Mike - wb9dlc
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