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locked Re: [Ham-Apps] JT-Alert Callsign Databases - New version, 12.07.21 (2012-Jul-21), available

Jim Campbell <jim@...>
 

Laurie,

Yes. I didn't know the source for the database and had no way to check for myself. I use your flags a lot and wanted my info to be correct for others.

Thanks and 73,

Jim - W4BQP

On 7/21/2012 7:43 PM, Laurie, VK3AMA wrote:
 

Hi Jim,

W4BQP is in all 3 database files, eQSL, LoTW and US States (returns NC).
Is there are reason for the question?

de Laurie, VK3AMA


On 22/07/2012 1:43 AM, Jim Campbell wrote:
Laurie,

Thanks for the update to the database. I have a favour to ask of you. Can you please check to see if my call is listed as being registered with both LOTW and eQSL?

I would like to reiterate what a blessing JT-Alert is. Trying to do anything on JT65-HF without it would be very difficult. In fact, if you withdrew it I would almost certainly quit using JT65.

Regards,

Jim - W4BQP



locked Re: [Ham-Apps] JT-Alert Callsign Databases - New version, 12.07.21 (2012-Jul-21), available

Laurie, VK3AMA <groups04@...>
 

Interesting, the Sound Files Setup being flagged differently to the Databases Setup.
Both use the same Installer package (Advanced Installer) to create the Setup.exe file and neither package installs executable files, only .wav (for sounds) and .mdb (for databases), so why one will be flagged differently is unclear to me.

de Laurie, VK3AMA

On 21/07/2012 10:04 PM, Jim - N4ST wrote:
I used AVG for many years, until it became so bloated and slowed my system down that I was willing to pay for virus protection.
AVG may be better now, after so many customer complaints.
Actually, I was misleading when I said Norton red-flagged the Callsign Database, it just yellow-flags it as being a low customer usage unknown.
It is the Sound & Voice files that get red-flagged as containing the Suspicious.Cloud.5.D virus.  (Which is a false positive).
As Laurie said, this has all been discussed quite some time ago, and I'm sorry I made the joke.

Jim - N4ST


From: Ham-Apps@... [mailto:Ham-Apps@...] On Behalf Of KB3TC
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2012 07:43
To: Ham-Apps@...
Subject: Re: [Ham-Apps] JT-Alert Callsign Databases - New version, 12.07.21 (2012-Jul-21), available

  
Jim,
What can I tell you......GET RID OF NORTON!!
Get a FREE virus scanner that works (AVG, Avira, etc)
™Tim

On 7/20/2012 22:22 PM, Jim - N4ST wrote:
  
Ah yes, another virus laden .exe to download. 
 
Just kidding, but it still is a bit unnerving for Norton to put up the big red banner. ☺
 
Jim – N4ST
 



locked Re: [Ham-Apps] JT-Alert Callsign Databases - New version, 12.07.21 (2012-Jul-21), available

Laurie, VK3AMA <groups04@...>
 

Hi Jim,

W4BQP is in all 3 database files, eQSL, LoTW and US States (returns NC).
Is there are reason for the question?

de Laurie, VK3AMA


On 22/07/2012 1:43 AM, Jim Campbell wrote:
Laurie,

Thanks for the update to the database. I have a favour to ask of you. Can you please check to see if my call is listed as being registered with both LOTW and eQSL?

I would like to reiterate what a blessing JT-Alert is. Trying to do anything on JT65-HF without it would be very difficult. In fact, if you withdrew it I would almost certainly quit using JT65.

Regards,

Jim - W4BQP

On 7/20/2012 11:00 PM, Laurie, VK3AMA wrote:
 

Hi Eddy,

Just a "heads up"...

The next release of JT-Alert has an inbuilt updater to check for new version availability and will download and install the database automatically. Also the 3 databases are being replaced by a single database file, so that callsign State/eQSL/LoTW lookup will only require one file access and one database query compared to the current three separate file accesses and db queries. The file format will change from the current MSAccess .mdb file format to SQLite. There are several operational and speed advantages to this format and is not reliant on Microsoft MDAC components being correctly registered, especially on older XP OS's.

Cheers
de Laurie, VK3AMA





locked Re: [Ham-Apps] JT-Alert Callsign Databases - New version, 12.07.21 (2012-Jul-21), available

Jim Campbell <jim@...>
 

Laurie,

Thanks for the update to the database. I have a favour to ask of you. Can you please check to see if my call is listed as being registered with both LOTW and eQSL?

I would like to reiterate what a blessing JT-Alert is. Trying to do anything on JT65-HF without it would be very difficult. In fact, if you withdrew it I would almost certainly quit using JT65.

Regards,

Jim - W4BQP

On 7/20/2012 11:00 PM, Laurie, VK3AMA wrote:
 

Hi Eddy,

Just a "heads up"...

The next release of JT-Alert has an inbuilt updater to check for new version availability and will download and install the database automatically. Also the 3 databases are being replaced by a single database file, so that callsign State/eQSL/LoTW lookup will only require one file access and one database query compared to the current three separate file accesses and db queries. The file format will change from the current MSAccess .mdb file format to SQLite. There are several operational and speed advantages to this format and is not reliant on Microsoft MDAC components being correctly registered, especially on older XP OS's.

Cheers
de Laurie, VK3AMA




locked Re: [Ham-Apps] JT-Alert Callsign Databases - New version, 12.07.21 (2012-Jul-21), available

Jim - N4ST
 

I used AVG for many years, until it became so bloated and slowed my system down that I was willing to pay for virus protection.
AVG may be better now, after so many customer complaints.
Actually, I was misleading when I said Norton red-flagged the Callsign Database, it just yellow-flags it as being a low customer usage unknown.
It is the Sound & Voice files that get red-flagged as containing the Suspicious.Cloud.5.D virus. (Which is a false positive).
As Laurie said, this has all been discussed quite some time ago, and I'm sorry I made the joke.

Jim - N4ST


From: Ham-Apps@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:Ham-Apps@yahoogroups.com.au] On Behalf Of KB3TC
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2012 07:43
To: Ham-Apps@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: Re: [Ham-Apps] JT-Alert Callsign Databases - New version, 12.07.21 (2012-Jul-21), available


Jim,
What can I tell you......GET RID OF NORTON!!
Get a FREE virus scanner that works (AVG, Avira, etc)
™Tim

On 7/20/2012 22:22 PM, Jim - N4ST wrote:

Ah yes, another virus laden .exe to download.

Just kidding, but it still is a bit unnerving for Norton to put up the big red banner. ☺

Jim – N4ST


locked Re: [Ham-Apps] JT-Alert Callsign Databases - New version, 12.07.21 (2012-Jul-21), available

KB3TC <kb3tc1@...>
 

Jim,
What can I tell you......GET RID OF NORTON!!
Get a FREE virus scanner that works (AVG, Avira, etc)
™Tim


On 7/20/2012 22:22 PM, Jim - N4ST wrote:
 

Ah yes, another virus laden .exe to download.

 

Just kidding, but it still is a bit unnerving for Norton to put up the big red banner. J

 

Jim – N4ST

 

__,_._,__



locked Re: [Ham-Apps] JT-Alert Callsign Databases - New version, 12.07.21 (2012-Jul-21), available

hb9ari <hb9ari@...>
 

Thank you Laurie for Callsign Databases updating.
Always a very fine job !
73 QRO,
Rudi, HB9ARI

On 21.07.2012 03:12, Laurie, VK3AMA wrote:
 

Latest Callsign Databases (12.07.21) file available for download from
http://ham-apps.com/dnl/JT-Alert/JT-Alert_Databases_12.07.21_Setup.exe

Download Size: 4.4 MB

Simply run the executable to install or update existing files.

The version number reflects the creation and release UTC date.
12 = year, 07 = month, 21 = day. So this file created and released 2012-Jul-21

de Laurie, VK3AMA



locked Re: [Ham-Apps] JT-Alert Callsign Databases - New version, 12.07.21 (2012-Jul-21), available

signal <signalhz@...>
 

That's a good idea Laurie. Thanks. New OS here. Win 7 64 bit. Windows 8 is out? Sheesh!


On 7/20/2012 11:00 PM, Laurie, VK3AMA wrote:
 

Hi Eddy,

Just a "heads up"...

The next release of JT-Alert has an inbuilt updater to check for new version availability and will download and install the database automatically. Also the 3 databases are being replaced by a single database file, so that callsign State/eQSL/LoTW lookup will only require one file access and one database query compared to the current three separate file accesses and db queries. The file format will change from the current MSAccess .mdb file format to SQLite. There are several operational and speed advantages to this format and is not reliant on Microsoft MDAC components being correctly registered, especially on older XP OS's.

Cheers
de Laurie, VK3AMA

On 21/07/2012 12:09 PM, signal wrote:
Thanks Laurie

73 Eddy N4ABN

On 7/20/2012 9:12 PM, Laurie, VK3AMA wrote:
 

Latest Callsign Databases (12.07.21) file available for download from
http://ham-apps.com/dnl/JT-Alert/JT-Alert_Databases_12.07.21_Setup.exe

Download Size: 4.4 MB

Simply run the executable to install or update existing files.

The version number reflects the creation and release UTC date.
12 = year, 07 = month, 21 = day. So this file created and released 2012-Jul-21

de Laurie, VK3AMA


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locked Re: [Ham-Apps] JT-Alert Callsign Databases - New version, 12.07.21 (2012-Jul-21), available

BuDJie
 

Hi Laurie...that sounds interesting ...it may be able to run better under Wine
will test it when you release it

73 David VK4BDJ




On 21/07/12 13:00, Laurie, VK3AMA wrote:
 

Hi Eddy,

Just a "heads up"...

The next release of JT-Alert has an inbuilt updater to check for new version availability and will download and install the database automatically. Also the 3 databases are being replaced by a single database file, so that callsign State/eQSL/LoTW lookup will only require one file access and one database query compared to the current three separate file accesses and db queries. The file format will change from the current MSAccess .mdb file format to SQLite. There are several operational and speed advantages to this format and is not reliant on Microsoft MDAC components being correctly registered, especially on older XP OS's.

Cheers
de Laurie, VK3AMA

On 21/07/2012 12:09 PM, signal wrote:
Thanks Laurie

73 Eddy N4ABN

On 7/20/2012 9:12 PM, Laurie, VK3AMA wrote:
 

Latest Callsign Databases (12.07.21) file available for download from
http://ham-apps.com/dnl/JT-Alert/JT-Alert_Databases_12.07.21_Setup.exe

Download Size: 4.4 MB

Simply run the executable to install or update existing files.

The version number reflects the creation and release UTC date.
12 = year, 07 = month, 21 = day. So this file created and released 2012-Jul-21

de Laurie, VK3AMA


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locked Re: [Ham-Apps] JT-Alert Callsign Databases - New version, 12.07.21 (2012-Jul-21), available

Laurie, VK3AMA <groups04@...>
 

Hi Eddy,

Just a "heads up"...

The next release of JT-Alert has an inbuilt updater to check for new version availability and will download and install the database automatically. Also the 3 databases are being replaced by a single database file, so that callsign State/eQSL/LoTW lookup will only require one file access and one database query compared to the current three separate file accesses and db queries. The file format will change from the current MSAccess .mdb file format to SQLite. There are several operational and speed advantages to this format and is not reliant on Microsoft MDAC components being correctly registered, especially on older XP OS's.

Cheers
de Laurie, VK3AMA

On 21/07/2012 12:09 PM, signal wrote:
Thanks Laurie

73 Eddy N4ABN

On 7/20/2012 9:12 PM, Laurie, VK3AMA wrote:
 

Latest Callsign Databases (12.07.21) file available for download from
http://ham-apps.com/dnl/JT-Alert/JT-Alert_Databases_12.07.21_Setup.exe

Download Size: 4.4 MB

Simply run the executable to install or update existing files.

The version number reflects the creation and release UTC date.
12 = year, 07 = month, 21 = day. So this file created and released 2012-Jul-21

de Laurie, VK3AMA


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locked Re: [Ham-Apps] JT-Alert Callsign Databases - New version, 12.07.21 (2012-Jul-21), available

Laurie, VK3AMA <groups04@...>
 

This has been discussed several times.  Norton's and others will often flag a file as unsafe for no other reason than it is not a popular internet download from a large well-trafficked website. This is especially true for Ham Applications were the user base is only a few hundred.

I think that I have been providing these files long enough, without any virus payload, that users should be comfortable enough to whiltelist the files/website in their Virus/Malware software.

If I provided a zipped file of the databases, rather than a .exe setup file I would also have to provide instructions on how to unzip and where to install depending on the Operating System and then the inevitable support emails because the user chose it install in their preferred directory which JT-Alert couldn't find. The setup exe file weighs in at around 4.5 MB, while the actual database files total around 32MB. I will stay with the setup .exe file as a distribution method.

BTW, the next release of JT-Alert has an inbuilt updater to check for new version availability and will download and install for the database. Also the 3 databases are being replaced by a single database file, so that callsign State/eQSL/LoTW lookup will only require one file access and one database query compared to the current three separate file access and db queries.

de Laurie, VK3AMA


On 21/07/2012 12:22 PM, Jim - N4ST wrote:

Ah yes, another virus laden .exe to download.

 

Just kidding, but it still is a bit unnerving for Norton to put up the big red banner. J

 

Jim – N4ST

 

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locked Re: [Ham-Apps] JT-Alert Callsign Databases - New version, 12.07.21 (2012-Jul-21), available

Jim - N4ST
 

Ah yes, another virus laden .exe to download.

 

Just kidding, but it still is a bit unnerving for Norton to put up the big red banner. J

 

Jim – N4ST

 

__,_._,__


locked Re: [Ham-Apps] JT-Alert Callsign Databases - New version, 12.07.21 (2012-Jul-21), available

signal <signalhz@...>
 

Thanks Laurie

73 Eddy N4ABN

On 7/20/2012 9:12 PM, Laurie, VK3AMA wrote:
 

Latest Callsign Databases (12.07.21) file available for download from
http://ham-apps.com/dnl/JT-Alert/JT-Alert_Databases_12.07.21_Setup.exe

Download Size: 4.4 MB

Simply run the executable to install or update existing files.

The version number reflects the creation and release UTC date.
12 = year, 07 = month, 21 = day. So this file created and released 2012-Jul-21

de Laurie, VK3AMA


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locked JT-Alert Callsign Databases - New version, 12.07.21 (2012-Jul-21), available

Laurie, VK3AMA <groups04@...>
 

Latest Callsign Databases (12.07.21) file available for download from
http://ham-apps.com/dnl/JT-Alert/JT-Alert_Databases_12.07.21_Setup.exe

Download Size: 4.4 MB

Simply run the executable to install or update existing files.

The version number reflects the creation and release UTC date.
12 = year, 07 = month, 21 = day. So this file created and released 2012-Jul-21

de Laurie, VK3AMA


locked Re: [Ham-Apps] JT-Alert and HRD Logbook with USA QSOs

Laurie, VK3AMA <groups04@...>
 

Hi Jim,

I can confirm this observed behaviour.

The problem is that HRD ignores the DXCC code logged when setting the country name. While the DXCC code uniquely identifies the country as the US, if the country name doesn't match exactly  the HRD name (and spelling), it resets the country name to a blank string! This, as you have observed, only happens when modifying previously logged QSOs. JT-Alert records "United States of America", HRD wants "United States", despite the correct DXCC code used.

I have made the change for the next release of JT-Alert.

Note, this will affect any Country where JT-Alert and HRD don't agree on the Country name spelling. JT-Alert uses the Country names from the cty.dat file used by most mainstream Cluster and Contesting software.

Regards
de Laurie, VK3AMA


On 19/07/2012 1:35 AM, Jim wrote:
When JT-Alert fills in the country with "United States of America", HRD Logbook 5.24.0.03 displays that in the logbook.  However, if that entry is opened for modification, HRD Logbook blanks the country and when the modifications are saved, the country will remain blank.  

I had got confused on this issue thinking it was intermittent, because if I had hit the QRZ update button, it filled in the country code as "United States" and HRD logbook maintained that entry correctly.

Jim - N4ST



locked JT-Alert and HRD Logbook with USA QSOs

Jim - N4ST
 

When JT-Alert fills in the country with "United States of America", HRD Logbook 5.24.0.03 displays that in the logbook. However, if that entry is opened for modification, HRD Logbook blanks the country and when the modifications are saved, the country will remain blank.

I had got confused on this issue thinking it was intermittent, because if I had hit the QRZ update button, it filled in the country code as "United States" and HRD logbook maintained that entry correctly.

Jim - N4ST


locked Re: [Ham-Apps] HRD 5.24 Logbook Auto Refresh with JT-Alert

W5ADD@arrl.net
 

Beautiful.

Please take the rest of the day off!

73 Parker W5ADD


On Jul 17, 2012, at 7:39 AM, Jim/N4ST wrote:

In the HRD Logbook<[Tools]>Configure<>Sharing menu there is an option to set a polling interval for the logbook which detects changes due to other users. I have set mine to 10 seconds and that seems to work great with JT-ALert. Log entries made by JT-Alert will appear in the HRD Logbook without having to manually refresh.





locked Re: [Ham-Apps] HRD 5.24 Logbook Auto Refresh with JT-Alert

cessnaflyer42
 

It looks like this also exists in 5.23.  It may go back farther...

73 de NF8I,

~James



On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 8:49 AM, Scott L. <scolit@...> wrote:
 

Jim - yes, thanks for the tip! I'm glad they decided to add the refresh feature!

Scott
KN3A



On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 8:45 AM, signal <signalhz@...> wrote:
 

Thanks for the tip Jim

73 Eddy N4ABN



On 7/17/2012 8:39 AM, Jim wrote:
 

It may have been in previous releases of HRD, but I just noticed it in the newest HRD 5.24.

In the HRD Logbook<>Configure<>Sharing menu there is an option to set a polling interval for the logbook which detects changes due to other users. I have set mine to 10 seconds and that seems to work great with JT-ALert. Log entries made by JT-Alert will appear in the HRD Logbook without having to manually refresh.

Jim - N4ST


 





locked Re: [Ham-Apps] HRD 5.24 Logbook Auto Refresh with JT-Alert

Scott
 

Jim - yes, thanks for the tip! I'm glad they decided to add the refresh feature!

Scott
KN3A


On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 8:45 AM, signal <signalhz@...> wrote:
 

Thanks for the tip Jim

73 Eddy N4ABN



On 7/17/2012 8:39 AM, Jim wrote:
 

It may have been in previous releases of HRD, but I just noticed it in the newest HRD 5.24.

In the HRD Logbook<>Configure<>Sharing menu there is an option to set a polling interval for the logbook which detects changes due to other users. I have set mine to 10 seconds and that seems to work great with JT-ALert. Log entries made by JT-Alert will appear in the HRD Logbook without having to manually refresh.

Jim - N4ST


 




locked Re: [Ham-Apps] HRD 5.24 Logbook Auto Refresh with JT-Alert

signal <signalhz@...>
 

Thanks for the tip Jim

73 Eddy N4ABN

On 7/17/2012 8:39 AM, Jim wrote:
 

It may have been in previous releases of HRD, but I just noticed it in the newest HRD 5.24.

In the HRD Logbook<>Configure<>Sharing menu there is an option to set a polling interval for the logbook which detects changes due to other users. I have set mine to 10 seconds and that seems to work great with JT-ALert. Log entries made by JT-Alert will appear in the HRD Logbook without having to manually refresh.

Jim - N4ST