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Re: SKCC Logger

ART SEARLE
 

One old trick I use with zip files is:

1.  “right click” on the zip file
2.  Choose the properties at the bottom of the window
3.  Check the box in the lower right
4.  Click apply
5.  Extract the SKCC Logger setup file again.  

You will have to delete the one you previously extracted.

73, Art, W2NRA
DXCC CW Honor Roll
SKCC #11634Sx5 #1
NAQCC #8866

On Jan 16, 2018, at 2:47 PM, K1HFK <k1hkf@...> wrote:

Attempting to download SKCC Logger. and getting the following messages. "Windows can not complete extraction". "Destination file could not be created." My antivirus software is telling me the SKCC Logger software contains  threats. OS is Windows 7 Pro, antivirus software is Webroot.. Any suggestions.

Thanks,

Jerry 

K1HKF

Re: SKCC Logger

AC2C
 

Jerry - I'm not familiar with Webroot so not sure how to get around it.

I use AVG Internet Security and it says the file is Okay. Others have used Norton and have to disable Norton for 15 minutes to download and install, then all is okay.

Maybe someone here has Webroot.

73,
Ron, AC2C

SKCC Logger

K1HFK
 

Attempting to download SKCC Logger. and getting the following messages. "Windows can not complete extraction". "Destination file could not be created." My antivirus software is telling me the SKCC Logger software contains  threats. OS is Windows 7 Pro, antivirus software is Webroot.. Any suggestions.

Thanks,

Jerry 

K1HKF

SKCCLogger and the TenTec Rebel

AB8FJ
 

Greetings,
Still enjoying working with my TenTec Rebel using the Rebel Alliance 2.3 firmware. Both the SKCC and NAQCC Loggers will read and control the frequency of the Rebel if you set the Rebel Alliance firmware to emulate a K3 on the usb port. The onboard arduino will reset as expected when the usb port is first opened by the logger but after that all is well. Very nice to be able to QSY the rig by just typing in a new frequency and pressing the QSY button.

72 de Ted, AB8FJ

Re: SKCCLogger - Mac initial report

Jim Goudie
 

Ok, Tony….  It sounds like you (and Ron) know more about this than I do.  Mac OS X is not my native tongue, that’s for sure!  I did a lot more with Windows before I switched over and I haven’t taken the time to really figure out how a mac works, or even where it stores things.  

For a number of years I ran Windows as a virtual machine so I could be fluent in the Windows world for work.  When my old MacBook Pro reached ‘end of life’ for a number of reasons, it was right after I retired.  I bought this one and left Windows behind, except for my old Dell laptop, Dec 2000 vintage, that I use with my radio just for logging.  It’s running XP and is so old that I don’t use it with the Internet at all anymore.  I still jump through hoops between the Windows & OS X worlds.  

So… I’ll keep my typing to myself now; I’ve realized I don’t know what I’m talking about ;-).  I hope y’all can figure it out! 

73
Jim AF3Z

Jim Goudie   —  jagoudie@...
610 Kraybill Church Rd
Mount Joy, PA 17552

On Jan 13, 2018, at 2:42 PM, Tony K6ELQ <anthony.slupko@...> wrote:

Yes, that is true but it can be changed. Click on a ADIF file and right-click select Get Into. Toward the bottom of the Get Info window see Open with: On my Mac that comes up with MacLoggerDX (default). Click on the double-arrow symbol on the right and you will see Other. Select that and a window will open up with a list off all applications on your machine, some will be grayed out. There will be a selection box that says Enable: Recommended Applications and a double-arrow symbol to the right. Click on the double-arrow symbol and select All Applications. This will allow you to select SKCCLogger, which was grayed out, and add it to the Open with window of Get Info. Select SKCCLogger and then select Change All. A pop-up box will open and say "This change will apply to all documents with extension ".adi". "

Sounds good so far, doesn't it? But not so fast......

Now when I double-click on any ADIF file SKCCLogger will open but that's as far as it goes. If I select Open Existing ADIF Log File the file will still be grayed out, so basically no change from before. 

Yes, I have been using MacLoggerDX for at least 10 years so I'm not about to remove it and switch to something else. I just use SKCCLogger to process sprints and award applications. I'm using the Windows version which is running Windows 7 as a VM with VMware Fusion 10. Having a native SKCCLogger would certainly help reduce the mechanics of the process. I think the stumbling block is the "Kind:" thingy - MacLoggerDX ADIF vs. text (or something else).

73 de K6ELQ Tony

Re: SKCCLogger - Mac initial report

Tony K6ELQ
 

Yes, that is true but it can be changed. Click on a ADIF file and right-click select Get Into. Toward the bottom of the Get Info window see Open with: On my Mac that comes up with MacLoggerDX (default). Click on the double-arrow symbol on the right and you will see Other. Select that and a window will open up with a list off all applications on your machine, some will be grayed out. There will be a selection box that says Enable: Recommended Applications and a double-arrow symbol to the right. Click on the double-arrow symbol and select All Applications. This will allow you to select SKCCLogger, which was grayed out, and add it to the Open with window of Get Info. Select SKCCLogger and then select Change All. A pop-up box will open and say "This change will apply to all documents with extension ".adi". "

Sounds good so far, doesn't it? But not so fast......

Now when I double-click on any ADIF file SKCCLogger will open but that's as far as it goes. If I select Open Existing ADIF Log File the file will still be grayed out, so basically no change from before. 

Yes, I have been using MacLoggerDX for at least 10 years so I'm not about to remove it and switch to something else. I just use SKCCLogger to process sprints and award applications. I'm using the Windows version which is running Windows 7 as a VM with VMware Fusion 10. Having a native SKCCLogger would certainly help reduce the mechanics of the process. I think the stumbling block is the "Kind:" thingy - MacLoggerDX ADIF vs. text (or something else).

73 de K6ELQ Tony

Re: SKCCLogger - Mac initial report

Jim Goudie
 

Strange stuff….    I assume, then, that there is an “association” set up on your computer to associate all .adi files with MacLogger DX.  I think you’ll have to change that setting somehow… and again, I’m not sure how that is done. 

I’m also assuming that you use MacLogger DX.  It would be interesting to uninstall that and see what happens, but you may not want to do that ;-).  Perhaps info about/from MacLoggerDX will help… a google search might reveal something about how that software sets itself up on your computer. 

If I find more, I’ll let you know.
Jim  AF3Z


Jim Goudie   —  jagoudie@...
610 Kraybill Church Rd
Mount Joy, PA 17552

On Jan 13, 2018, at 12:38 AM, Tony K6ELQ <anthony.slupko@...> wrote:

Hi Jim,

It came over as Kind: MacLoggerDX ADIF


I tried to change the extension from avi to txt but that does not work for me. The Kind is now text but I still can't select it from SKCCLogger unless I right-click on it first and select Quick Look. Then it will allow me to select and open the file. When I save the file and try to reopen it I have to go through the same gymnastics as before.

When I change the extension from txt back to adi the Kind will revert back to MacLoggerDX ADIF.

73 de K6ELQ Tony

Re: SKCCLogger - Mac initial report

Tony K6ELQ
 

Hi Jim,

It came over as Kind: MacLoggerDX ADIF


I tried to change the extension from avi to txt but that does not work for me. The Kind is now text but I still can't select it from SKCCLogger unless I right-click on it first and select Quick Look. Then it will allow me to select and open the file. When I save the file and try to reopen it I have to go through the same gymnastics as before.

When I change the extension from txt back to adi the Kind will revert back to MacLoggerDX ADIF.

73 de K6ELQ Tony

Re: SKCCLogger - Mac initial report

Jim Goudie
 

Hi Tony,

Yes.  I just tried it.  I went to one of my K3Y/3 logs that was created by my old version of SKCCLogger that runs on my old XP laptop.  It opened without any problem.

Get info tells me the Kind is text.  

I’ve attached an old log file here….  See if it’s KIND shows up as text or MacLoggerDX ADIF File on your computer.  On my computer it is text.  That may help you figure out what’s going on.  If it is text, that may mean that it is set by the program that creates it.  If it shows up as MacLoggerDX ADIF File  that would seem to say that MacLoggerDX has set the computer to associate all adif files that way.   I don’t know it this makes any sense; I’m guessing that MacLoggerDX is the culprit.


Good luck and let me know how you make out.

Jim  AF3Z

Jim Goudie   —  jagoudie@...
610 Kraybill Church Rd
Mount Joy, PA 17552

On Jan 12, 2018, at 10:22 PM, Tony K6ELQ <anthony.slupko@...> wrote:

Hi Jim,

Were you able to open any existing ADIF files? I can't without applying some "tricks". I have MacLoggerDX installed and that seems to have upset the applecart (pun intended) somewhat. It seems the all my ADIF files, regardless of the source, are of Kind : MacLoggerDX ADIF File according to right-click Get Info on the filename. What "Kind" do you get? I'm still on macOS Sierra 10.12.6.

73 de K6ELQ Tony
_._,_._,_

Re: SKCCLogger - Mac initial report

Tony K6ELQ
 

Hi Jim,

Were you able to open any existing ADIF files? I can't without applying some "tricks". I have MacLoggerDX installed and that seems to have upset the applecart (pun intended) somewhat. It seems the all my ADIF files, regardless of the source, are of Kind : MacLoggerDX ADIF File according to right-click Get Info on the filename. What "Kind" do you get? I'm still on macOS Sierra 10.12.6.

73 de K6ELQ Tony

SKCCLogger - Mac initial report

Jim Goudie
 

Hi Ron,

I installed the logger on my MacBook pro without any issues — OS X 10.13.2 High Sierra.

I went in and set the defaults and tried adding some entries with some problems (band not updating automatically, the log it button grayed out, the auto log function not working with <Enter>….

So, I closed the program and opened it again.  Now things were functioning properly.  I since noticed that if the frequency entered is out of range, the band is not entered does not update.  I don’t know if I did that by accident the first time or not.

I entered about 8 QSOs, deleted, edited, exported, tried the brag report, saved as, etc.  It all worked very well.  I haven’t tried it with my Omni VI yet.  I imagine I need a special cable or adapter since my Mac doesn’t have one of those old wide connectors like my December 2000 Dell laptop does ;-).

I just remembered that I did all of this with the default set for General Logging.  

I’m going to use the logger tomorrow during the WES and see how it goes.  I already like the order that you tab down through the entry fields.  It matches better the way QSOs seem to go.

Thanks!  I’ll let you know how I make out tomorrow.
73
Jim  AF3Z

Jim Goudie   —  jagoudie@...
610 Kraybill Church Rd
Mount Joy, PA 17552

Re: Looking to Test SKCCLogger on MacOS

Tony K6ELQ
 

I'll have to try that Ron and also see how the award processor works.

I was aware of selecting the columns to view from the Options > Set Program Options and resizing of column widths. Thanks for the warning on making them too small. I guess I'm spoiled by MacMacLoggerDX where I can drag the columns and resize at will.

73 de K6ELQ Tony

Re: Looking to Test SKCCLogger on MacOS

AC2C
 

Tony – You can also change all your log files to type “Text” to open them. This issue is kicking our collective butts but I believe we’ll get it solved eventually.

 

You cannot rearrange the order of the columns – sorry, but just way more than I want to do. However, you can select what columns you want to display – I believe 3 or 4 is the minimum. You should also be able to resize the columns by clicking and dragging the separator between column names in the title row. Just DO NOT reduce one too small that you can’t recover it or you’ll be deleting your INI file to get them back.

 

Ron

 

 

From: SKCCLogger@groups.io [mailto:SKCCLogger@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony K6ELQ
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2018 12:43 PM
To: SKCCLogger@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SKCCLogger] Looking to Test SKCCLogger on MacOS

 

Hi Ron,

I did some experimenting and got it to work.Not very elegant, but it works. Here is what I did:

Started up SKCCLogger (I have an alias in the doc)


In SKCCLogger select Open Existing ADIF Log File

 

Right-click on the desired file and select Quick Look. This will allow you to select the file and open it. The results match the Windows version.

 

Below are screen shots of both versions. Looks like we added four new members while I was experimenting.

 

 

I can not scroll the Log File box in the lower left corner of the Mac version to see the file name. Is there a way to rearrange the columns? I have not found a way do it in either version.

 

73 de K6ELQ Tony

 

On Jan 12, 2018, at 6:20 AM, AC2C <AC2C@...> wrote:

 

Tony -

We have been fighting this issue for the past month and THOUGHT we had it solved, Obviously, we need to do more research.

A simple options for me is to NOT specify a file type filter when opening a file. However, that allows thew user to select ANY file they find. I guess i could take a buyer-beware attitude, but would much prefer to filter out all but the requested file type. Windows takes a very simple approach based on extension. MacOS is much more complex and I hope we can solve the issue.

Sorry for the false start - we'll be looking for some more testers before trying again.

Thanks to all,
Ron, AC2C

 

Re: Looking to Test SKCCLogger on MacOS

Tony K6ELQ
 

Hi Ron,

I did some experimenting and got it to work.Not very elegant, but it works. Here is what I did:

Started up SKCCLogger (I have an alias in the doc)

In SKCCLogger select Open Existing ADIF Log File

Right-click on the desired file and select Quick Look. This will allow you to select the file and open it. The results match the Windows version.

Below are screen shots of both versions. Looks like we added four new members while I was experimenting.
 

I can not scroll the Log File box in the lower left corner of the Mac version to see the file name. Is there a way to rearrange the columns? I have not found a way do it in either version.

73 de K6ELQ Tony

On Jan 12, 2018, at 6:20 AM, AC2C <AC2C@...> wrote:


Tony -

We have been fighting this issue for the past month and THOUGHT we had it solved, Obviously, we need to do more research.

A simple options for me is to NOT specify a file type filter when opening a file. However, that allows thew user to select ANY file they find. I guess i could take a buyer-beware attitude, but would much prefer to filter out all but the requested file type. Windows takes a very simple approach based on extension. MacOS is much more complex and I hope we can solve the issue.

Sorry for the false start - we'll be looking for some more testers before trying again.

Thanks to all,
Ron, AC2C

Re: Looking to Test SKCCLogger on MacOS

AC2C
 

Tony -

We have been fighting this issue for the past month and THOUGHT we had it solved, Obviously, we need to do more research.

A simple options for me is to NOT specify a file type filter when opening a file. However, that allows thew user to select ANY file they find. I guess i could take a buyer-beware attitude, but would much prefer to filter out all but the requested file type. Windows takes a very simple approach based on extension. MacOS is much more complex and I hope we can solve the issue.

Sorry for the false start - we'll be looking for some more testers before trying again.

Thanks to all,
Ron, AC2C

Re: Looking to Test SKCCLogger on MacOS

Tony K6ELQ
 

Jim,

I don't know what you mean by "KIND" column. If I use right-click > Get info it says Kind: MacLoggerDX ADIF File. It's one of the files I feed to the Windows version of SKCCLogger (running on this iMac under VMware Fusion 10).



73 de K6ELQ Tony

Re: Looking to Test SKCCLogger on MacOS

Jim
 

Tony,
In the finder what is the "KIND" column for the .adi files?
-jim NM1W

On 1/11/2018 7:58 PM, Tony K6ELQ wrote:
All this was showing up in my mailbox and did not realize it was coming from this forum. Anyway, as it now stands I can run the Mac version of SKCCLogger but can not open any existing ADIF files. They are all grayed out.

73 de K6ELQ Tony
_._,_._,

Re: Looking to Test SKCCLogger on MacOS

Tony K6ELQ
 

All this was showing up in my mailbox and did not realize it was coming from this forum. Anyway, as it now stands I can run the Mac version of SKCCLogger but can not open any existing ADIF files. They are all grayed out.

73 de K6ELQ Tony

Re: Looking to Test SKCCLogger on MacOS

Tony K6ELQ
 

Hi Ron,

I downloaded the TAR file, double-clicked on it and got a SKCCLogger application. Double-clicking on that brought up a warning:

I then went to System Preferences > General > Allow apps downloaded from and checked Anywhere


That allowed me to open SKCCLogger. That brought up the following screen:


I was able to update the SKCC database as you see. The two upper left buttons, Start Logging and Save Log are grayed out so I can go no further. I see that a folder called SKCCLogger has been created in my Documents folder and the only thing it contains is one file, SKCCData_DB.sql. I do not see the usual Logs, Awards/Applications, Logs, etc.

Hope this is of some use to the developers. My next step is to reinstate the previous security regarding downloading Mac apps and see if I’m allowed to open SKCCLogger without getting warnings about "unidentified developer”.


73 de K6ELQ Tony


On Jan 11, 2018, at 3:21 PM, AC2C <AC2C@...> wrote:

Okay, Jim, here’s the download link:

http://www.ac2c.net/downloads/SKCCLogger.app.tar

73, Ron


From: SKCCLogger@groups.io [mailto:SKCCLogger@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Goudie
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:02 PM
To: SKCCLogger@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SKCCLogger] Looking to Test SKCCLogger on MacOS

Hi Ron,

I’m interested in taking a test drive… if you still need me…

Jim  AF3Z

Jim Goudie   —  jagoudie@...
610 Kraybill Church Rd
Mount Joy, PA 17552


On Jan 11, 2018, at 5:10 PM, AC2C <AC2C@...> wrote:

Over the past couple months I have been working with Jim McHale, NM1W, and Brian Threlkeld, KQ4MM, to adapt the SKCCLogger to run on MacOS.

We completed some testing today and think that it is time to bring in a few more testers. You will have to bear with me as I know nothing about the MacOS and don't even have a Mac to test it on. However, Jim and Brian have provided the test beds and things are looking quite positive. 

Here's what I'm looking for now - Anyone willing to take a real test drive of the application. The current installation file consists of a singe TAR file that I ASSUME you will know how to download and use to install. If you have some previous experience with the Windows version, that would be a plus but not necessary.

If you would like to take this release for a test drive, contact me and i will provide a link to the download file.

73 to all,
Ron 




Re: Looking to Test SKCCLogger on MacOS

Tony K6ELQ
 

Me again Ron,

Follow up. Seems now that I ran it once I can open SKCCLogger without the previous warnings but now I have a new one:


But NOW I see I have choices under File, Options, Tools and Help. Also, after quitting SKCCLogger I have a new file in the SKCCLogger folder, SKCCLogger.ini. The fun begins!

73 de K6ELQ Tony

On Jan 11, 2018, at 4:15 PM, Anthony Slupko <anthony.slupko@...> wrote:

Hi Ron,

I downloaded the TAR file, double-clicked on it and got a SKCCLogger application. Double-clicking on that brought up a warning:
<Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 3.36.46 PM.png>

I then went to System Preferences > General > Allow apps downloaded from and checked Anywhere

<Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 4.00.19 PM.png>

That allowed me to open SKCCLogger. That brought up the following screen:

<Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 4.02.35 PM.png>

I was able to update the SKCC database as you see. The two upper left buttons, Start Logging and Save Log are grayed out so I can go no further. I see that a folder called SKCCLogger has been created in my Documents folder and the only thing it contains is one file, SKCCData_DB.sql. I do not see the usual Logs, Awards/Applications, Logs, etc.

Hope this is of some use to the developers. My next step is to reinstate the previous security regarding downloading Mac apps and see if I’m allowed to open SKCCLogger without getting warnings about "unidentified developer”.


73 de K6ELQ Tony


On Jan 11, 2018, at 3:21 PM, AC2C <AC2C@...> wrote:

Okay, Jim, here’s the download link:

http://www.ac2c.net/downloads/SKCCLogger.app.tar

73, Ron


From: SKCCLogger@groups.io [mailto:SKCCLogger@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Goudie
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:02 PM
To: SKCCLogger@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SKCCLogger] Looking to Test SKCCLogger on MacOS

Hi Ron,

I’m interested in taking a test drive… if you still need me…

Jim  AF3Z

Jim Goudie   —  jagoudie@...
610 Kraybill Church Rd
Mount Joy, PA 17552


On Jan 11, 2018, at 5:10 PM, AC2C <AC2C@...> wrote:

Over the past couple months I have been working with Jim McHale, NM1W, and Brian Threlkeld, KQ4MM, to adapt the SKCCLogger to run on MacOS.

We completed some testing today and think that it is time to bring in a few more testers. You will have to bear with me as I know nothing about the MacOS and don't even have a Mac to test it on. However, Jim and Brian have provided the test beds and things are looking quite positive. 

Here's what I'm looking for now - Anyone willing to take a real test drive of the application. The current installation file consists of a singe TAR file that I ASSUME you will know how to download and use to install. If you have some previous experience with the Windows version, that would be a plus but not necessary.

If you would like to take this release for a test drive, contact me and i will provide a link to the download file.

73 to all,
Ron