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locked Re: Logging to DXKEEPER

WALTDEWS@...
 

Thanks Laurie.  That is why I included that screen shot because the path does not show and I was suspicious about that.  It will also not allow me to edit the field so I can not enter it manually.  There was a point in the installation of DXKeeper where I was told to set the start up to "Run as Administrator" so that may be the problem.  I will play around with that and see if I can get the path to show up.  Walt


locked Re: Where does JTALERT search for call sign details?

Alton N4IDH
 

I disabled all the alerts I have no interest in.  Now I have grid, state, and DX enabled.  Sped up the JTAlerts significantly.

alton
N4IDH


locked Re: Where does JTALERT search for call sign details?

Larry Banks
 

QRZ seems to be slow today.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

From: Ed
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 22:01
Subject: Re: [HamApps] Where does JTALERT search for call sign details?
 
Hello,

Duh, forgive my brain freeze! The data's in the call sign data base that's part of the total  JTALERT package. Sometimes my brain just stops working.

So why would it take my PC so long to fetch the data?

Ed W2GHD


locked Re: Where does JTALERT search for call sign details?

Ed
 

Laurie,

Thank you for the quick reply ... without making me feel like an idiot HI Hi.

Ed


locked Re: Where does JTALERT search for call sign details?

Ed
 

Hello,

Duh, forgive my brain freeze! The data's in the call sign data base that's part of the total  JTALERT package. Sometimes my brain just stops working.

So why would it take my PC so long to fetch the data?

Ed W2GHD


locked Re: Logging to DXKEEPER

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 15/10/2019 10:22 am, N7BTH@... wrote:
I have been using JTAlert and uploading my QSO's to QRZ and logging to the ADIF file.  All working fine.  Decided to give DXLabs a try and started with DXKeeper.  Watched the video and configured everything as best I can and imported my log no problem.  I can not however, get JTAlert to log to DXKeeper.  I am posting some of the screen shots showing my settings and the error message I am getting.  Pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Walt
Walt,

Something is not right, your image shows that JTAlert is not finding the path to your currently active DXKeeper log. JTAlert determines this automatically by examining a specific Registry entry that DXKeeper maintains for recording its active log location. In a correctly working installation you will see the path being automatically populated and following any changes you make in DXKeeper.

Two possibilities come to mind, the Registry key does not exist (I am not sure if that is possible, only the DXLab developer can advise) or JTAlert is being prevented from reading the Registry entry, perhaps by your PC protection software or by Windows itself if your running DXKeeper with elevated privileges (set to run as administrator).

de Laurie VK3AMA




locked Re: Where does JTALERT search for call sign details?

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 15/10/2019 12:39 pm, Ed wrote:
Over the last few days I've noticed a change in how quickly JTALERT fills in the call sign info, name, QTH etc. The call sign itself passes almost instantly from WSJT-X to JTALERT but there's a long time lag before the info is filled in, many seconds. In many cases the information takes as long, in the case of FT8, as several 15 second cycles.

I've checked CPU use finding it in the low 10's of percents. free memory's over 5Gb. Not knowing where JTALERT searches for the call sign info I'm not sure of where to go next.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

73 Ed W2GHD
Ed,

JTAlert will populate (quickly) the information it determines based on the Callsign, dxcc, zones, etc. It will also populate additional data from your log, again quickly, if a previous QSO exists. For new Callsigns extended information like Name, QTH, etc will come in via the xml service you have enabled. The XML lookup speed is dependant on your Internet connection speed and the responsiveness of the xml provider infrastructure. If you have a flaky Internet service or QRZ is slow (which is a common occurance in my experience) there is nothing JTAlert can do except wait fro the lookup results to be delivered.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Where does JTALERT search for call sign details?

Ed
 

Hello,

Over the last few days I've noticed a change in how quickly JTALERT fills in the call sign info, name, QTH etc. The call sign itself passes almost instantly from WSJT-X to JTALERT but there's a long time lag before the info is filled in, many seconds. In many cases the information takes as long, in the case of FT8, as several 15 second cycles.

I've checked CPU use finding it in the low 10's of percents. free memory's over 5Gb. Not knowing where JTALERT searches for the call sign info I'm not sure of where to go next.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

73 Ed W2GHD


locked Re: Logging to DXKEEPER

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

1) You need to specify the path to your DXKeeper Log file

2) DXKeeper needs to be running otherwise you will see the
"Unable to confirm QSO logged" error.


73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2019-10-14 7:22 PM, N7BTH@OUTLOOK.COM wrote:
I have been using JTAlert and uploading my QSO's to QRZ and logging to the ADIF file.  All working fine.  Decided to give DXLabs a try and started with DXKeeper.  Watched the video and configured everything as best I can and imported my log no problem.  I can not however, get JTAlert to log to DXKeeper.  I am posting some of the screen shots showing my settings and the error message I am getting.  Pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Walt


locked Re: Logging to DXKEEPER

WB8ASI Herb
 

Hi Walt,  I'm not familiar with DXKeeper, but looks like you need to enter the path to the location of your log file.  I use Log4OM and seems to be similar setup.  73, Herb WB8ASI

On October 14, 2019 at 7:22 PM N7BTH@... wrote:

I have been using JTAlert and uploading my QSO's to QRZ and logging to the ADIF file.  All working fine.  Decided to give DXLabs a try and started with DXKeeper.  Watched the video and configured everything as best I can and imported my log no problem.  I can not however, get JTAlert to log to DXKeeper.  I am posting some of the screen shots showing my settings and the error message I am getting.  Pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Walt

 


locked Logging to DXKEEPER

WALTDEWS@...
 

I have been using JTAlert and uploading my QSO's to QRZ and logging to the ADIF file.  All working fine.  Decided to give DXLabs a try and started with DXKeeper.  Watched the video and configured everything as best I can and imported my log no problem.  I can not however, get JTAlert to log to DXKeeper.  I am posting some of the screen shots showing my settings and the error message I am getting.  Pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Walt


locked Re: JTAlert and the Internet

WALTDEWS@...
 

Thanks Laurie, "It's Coming" is good enough for me. 


locked Re: JTAlert and the Internet

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 13/10/2019 2:03 pm, John Petrocelli via Groups.Io wrote:
Just my 2 cents as an interim solution........

There is a FREE program called "Ping Info View" that can be setup to ping multiple hosts and issue an audio alert for a failed ping.
It is rather simple but I use it here and is reliable !

73 All !
John R. Petrocelli - WA2HIP
Adding to what John has said, not all websites respond to a ping with it being deliberately disabled. If you want to use this sort of pinger to alert on a failed internet connection, choose a well known website, like google, rather than Ham specific sites like qrz or eqsl which at times can be down or non-responsive. Let the multi-national company with their billions in profits wear the cost of increased traffic rather than burden the lesser sites. I know the traffic cost is probably only in the cents over a year.

de Laurie VK3AMA
 


locked Re: JTAlert and the Internet

John Petrocelli
 

Just my 2 cents as an interim solution........

There is a FREE program called "Ping Info View" that can be setup to ping multiple hosts and issue an audio alert for a failed ping.
It is rather simple but I use it here and is reliable !

73 All !
John R. Petrocelli - WA2HIP
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On 10/13/2019 1:54 AM, N7BTH@... wrote:
Been using JTAlert for several months and it is VERY helpful.  Had something happen this weekend that leads me to suggest a possible enhancement.  I noticed that none of my contacts were passing log entries to my QRZ logbook.  This has been working flawlessly since I set it up.   After chasing my tail trying to figure this out it occured to me that when I opened my browser to check the log my computer alerted me to the fact that I had no WIFI connection.  Yesterday our cable went in and out several times and I apparently don't have this computer set up to automatically log back on.  So JTAlert thought it was shooting off my log entries but in fact they were going nowhere.  Once I reconnected the next contact logged fine but I had to go in and manually enter the ones that has been missed.

Would there be a way for JTAlert to alert me to a failed com to the internet?  (I don't remember if the pop up window does this or not but if it does it did not get my attention)  Maybe a start up alert that there is no internet connection?  Just a thought.  

Thanks for a great asset to the Ham digital world.



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locked Re: JTAlert and the Internet

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 13/10/2019 12:54 pm, N7BTH@... wrote:
Been using JTAlert for several months and it is VERY helpful.  Had something happen this weekend that leads me to suggest a possible enhancement.  I noticed that none of my contacts were passing log entries to my QRZ logbook.  This has been working flawlessly since I set it up.   After chasing my tail trying to figure this out it occured to me that when I opened my browser to check the log my computer alerted me to the fact that I had no WIFI connection.  Yesterday our cable went in and out several times and I apparently don't have this computer set up to automatically log back on.  So JTAlert thought it was shooting off my log entries but in fact they were going nowhere.  Once I reconnected the next contact logged fine but I had to go in and manually enter the ones that has been missed.

Would there be a way for JTAlert to alert me to a failed com to the internet?  (I don't remember if the pop up window does this or not but if it does it did not get my attention)  Maybe a start up alert that there is no internet connection?  Just a thought.  

Thanks for a great asset to the Ham digital world.
OM,

Alerting on failed Internet transactions (log uploads and xml lookups primarily) is coming.

The limitations in the current JTAlert code makes real-time notification of failed internet access problematic so it was never coded. JTAlert just sends off the appropriated http & https instructions depending on the service and doesn't try and determine success or failure for reporting back to the user.

The future JTAlertV3 is different, failures are retried and notified back to the user, but that is still many months from its release.

Currently, some of the existing JTAlertV3 code is being migrated into JTAlertV2, some off which is already with the beta team for testing. Eventually, all the existing plugin processes of V2, most of which involve some sort of Internet access will be migrated over. This includes all the online logs and xml services. This is my long way of saying, it is coming.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked JTAlert and the Internet

WALTDEWS@...
 

Been using JTAlert for several months and it is VERY helpful.  Had something happen this weekend that leads me to suggest a possible enhancement.  I noticed that none of my contacts were passing log entries to my QRZ logbook.  This has been working flawlessly since I set it up.   After chasing my tail trying to figure this out it occured to me that when I opened my browser to check the log my computer alerted me to the fact that I had no WIFI connection.  Yesterday our cable went in and out several times and I apparently don't have this computer set up to automatically log back on.  So JTAlert thought it was shooting off my log entries but in fact they were going nowhere.  Once I reconnected the next contact logged fine but I had to go in and manually enter the ones that has been missed.

Would there be a way for JTAlert to alert me to a failed com to the internet?  (I don't remember if the pop up window does this or not but if it does it did not get my attention)  Maybe a start up alert that there is no internet connection?  Just a thought.  

Thanks for a great asset to the Ham digital world.


locked Kudos

Joe Roper
 

Laurie,

As most topics in here are people informing you of bugs or asking for additional features (which is what this forum is for), I just wanted to give you Kudos on an amazing program that is indispensable to my digital communications .  Keep up the excellent work!


Joe N7IHB


locked Re: Band Activity Drop Down Box

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

Its official, user selectable modes for the Band Activity window will be available with the next public release of JTAlert.
A minimum of one mode applies. JTAlert will prevent you from turning off all modes, it will enforce at least one.
There are no restrictions on which mode combinations are displayed, you could have JT9 & FT8 if you so desire.

"Hot off the press" (from my days working for News Corp) ...

   

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: IDEA: left click options on Decodes History

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 11/10/2019 2:05 pm, WB8ASI Herb wrote:
Hey Laurie,   Just a thought....I've been a fan of your JTAlert ever since I learned of FT8.  Once I found the Decodes History window, I like using it better than the display lines at the top of the page......except I like to left click to send text message or QRZ lookup.   Not sure, but guess a lot of folks use the Decodes History window.  Any chance you could add the left click options there?, and give us the option of zero display lines at the top of the page for added room on the screen?.  Thanks, Herb WB8ASI
Herb,

I think you mean right-click, as a left-click doesn't show a context menu but sends the callsign to WSJT-X instructing it to setup for a QSO that that Callsign.

Adding additional entries to the Callsign context menu of the Decodes window is on the todo list, just not a high priority.

As for hiding the callsign display lines in the JTAlert window, that is also on the todo list, but unlikely to be ever implemented, to be honest. It would require a significant coding effort. The future JTAlertV3 (still several months from release) doesn't have the Callsign display lines style of JTAlert V2, while it is possible to display the callsigns in a window (user resizable without limit on number of lines or display slots), it is optional, everything can be done from the decodes window if so desired.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked IDEA: left click options on Decodes History

WB8ASI Herb
 

Hey Laurie,   Just a thought....I've been a fan of your JTAlert ever since I learned of FT8.  Once I found the Decodes History window, I like using it better than the display lines at the top of the page......except I like to left click to send text message or QRZ lookup.   Not sure, but guess a lot of folks use the Decodes History window.  Any chance you could add the left click options there?, and give us the option of zero display lines at the top of the page for added room on the screen?.  Thanks, Herb WB8ASI

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