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locked Re: Proper Initial Log Setup

Larry Banks
 

I Patrick,
 
I think you need a real logging program.  I recommend ACLog by N3FJP.  It does cost a nominal amount, but it has great support, is easy to use, and doe everything you might ever need.  http://www.n3fjp.com/index.html

I’m just a happy user.
73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

Sent: Friday, November 13, 2020 0:20
Subject: [HamApps] Proper Initial Log Setup
 
I started using JT-Alert a few months ago, and unfortunately didn't try to find a tutorial or learn more about it before making the plunge. Having finally had some time to read up on its intricacies, I believe that there is something amiss with my logging, and here are the tell-tales:

  • When I tried to rebuild the database, it alerted that a log was not enabled. I didn't know what to do, so found a way to point it straight to my wsjtx.log adif file. 
  • As I tinkered with the settings, and for a short while, a small popup would appear notifying me of a successful QSO being logged - this stopped appearing after I pointed to the wsjt-x adif file.
  • My Wanted States don't seem to work - states I've worked keep popping up in an orange background/black font color combo in the JT-Alert main window (when new callsign, I think). I have the following turned on for alerts: DXCC, Continent, CQ Zone, States; I'm trying to work all states.

Searching for an adif file in the JT-Alert folder, I found one, at only 1 kb. There is a b4 log, at a few hundred kb's.

I wonder if I have to reinstall, and perhaps lose my existing logs on JT-Alert (do I even have one?).

I've been uploading my WSJT-X adif file to LOTW weekly, manually. A YouTube video shows HRD as being able to do this automatically, as JT-Alert logs each QSO... Is HRD a better way to get QSOs onto LOTW, for my WAS goal?

Thanks in advance for helping a JT-Alert noobie.

Patrick
W2TAR


locked Re: Proper Initial Log Setup

Jim Cooper
 

On 12 Nov 2020 at 21:20, Patrick Hung wrote:

> I started using JT-Alert a few months ago, and unfortunately didn't
> try to find a tutorial or learn more about it before making the
> plunge. Having finally had some time to read up on its intricacies,
> I believe that there is something amiss with my logging, and here
> are the tell-tales:
>
> * When I tried to rebuild the database, it alerted that a log was
> not enabled. I didn't know what to do, so found a way to point it
> straight to my wsjtx.log adif file.
> * As I tinkered with the settings, and for a short while, a small
> popup would appear notifying me of a successful QSO being logged -
> this stopped appearing after I pointed to the wsjt-x adif file.
> * My Wanted States don't seem to work - states I've worked keep
> popping up in an orange background/black font color combo in the
> JT-Alert main window (when new callsign, I think). I have the
> following turned on for alerts: DXCC, Continent, CQ Zone, States;
> I'm trying to work all states.
>
> Searching for an adif file in the JT-Alert folder, I found one, at
> only 1 kb. There is a b4 log, at a few hundred kb's.
>
> I wonder if I have to reinstall, and perhaps lose my existing logs
> on JT-Alert (do I even have one?).
>
> I've been uploading my WSJT-X adif file to LOTW weekly, manually. A
> YouTube video shows HRD as being able to do this automatically, as
> JT-Alert logs each QSO... Is HRD a better way to get QSOs onto LOTW,
> for my WAS goal?
>
> Thanks in advance for helping a JT-Alert noobie.
>
> Patrick
> W2TAR

My suggestion is to go to the Settings page,
select the Logging dropdown, then select the
"Standard ADIF File"

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This will be filled in by JTalert and you can use it to update your various alerts, etc.  I have found this to be much cleaner and easier than trying to 'synch' with some external logbooks.  DON'T use the adif file associated with WSJT-X, or you will get things really messed up !!

As far as getting things to LotW, there are many routes;
MY favorite is to use the QRZ.com Logbook (which I use
for my non-digital logging anyway). 

graphic

This will cause JTalert to upload each QSO to QRZ as it is logged by WSJT-X ...  you will need the "XML" subscription at QRZ, but that is well worth it for all the features it provides. When you get that subscription, you will get an
"API Key" code which you enter as shown on the graphic above.

Why do I prefer this solution?  Because it gives me a 'backup' log on QRZ.com, it gives me a place to log non-digital QSOs, QRZ Logbook keeps ALL the details of the QSO (which LotW does not), and the upload from QRZ to LotW is done with 3 mouse clicks!  (once it is set up between QRZ Logbook and LotW).

This arrangement satisfies my needs because I don't try to make JTalert keep track of confirmations of all the categories; LotW does that for me as far as awards, etc.
So the info in the JTalert "Standard ADIF File" keeps track of worked entities including band and mode, and
makes the alerting "easy peasy" ...

Hope that helps.

Jim  W2JC

  


locked Re: Proper Initial Log Setup

Michael Black
 

You'll be a lot better off if you use a real logger.

I can recommend Log4OM.  It's free and does what you need for LOTW.  There is a learning curve of course.  What you do NOT want to do is download logs from LOTW or anywhere else and import them...they lack a lot of information.
If your wsjtx adi file is the best one you have right now start with that and import that.  A few mouse clicks will upload the QSOs to LOTW from Log4OM.

If you're working WAS I can also recommend my LOTWQSL program that you'll find on my qrz.com page.  It will show you maps/grids and is easy to update to see what QSLs you've received (both for WAS and DXCC awards).

Mike W9MDB




On Thursday, November 12, 2020, 11:20:51 PM CST, Patrick Hung <pathung@...> wrote:


I started using JT-Alert a few months ago, and unfortunately didn't try to find a tutorial or learn more about it before making the plunge. Having finally had some time to read up on its intricacies, I believe that there is something amiss with my logging, and here are the tell-tales:

  • When I tried to rebuild the database, it alerted that a log was not enabled. I didn't know what to do, so found a way to point it straight to my wsjtx.log adif file. 
  • As I tinkered with the settings, and for a short while, a small popup would appear notifying me of a successful QSO being logged - this stopped appearing after I pointed to the wsjt-x adif file.
  • My Wanted States don't seem to work - states I've worked keep popping up in an orange background/black font color combo in the JT-Alert main window (when new callsign, I think). I have the following turned on for alerts: DXCC, Continent, CQ Zone, States; I'm trying to work all states.

Searching for an adif file in the JT-Alert folder, I found one, at only 1 kb. There is a b4 log, at a few hundred kb's.

I wonder if I have to reinstall, and perhaps lose my existing logs on JT-Alert (do I even have one?). 

I've been uploading my WSJT-X adif file to LOTW weekly, manually. A YouTube video shows HRD as being able to do this automatically, as JT-Alert logs each QSO... Is HRD a better way to get QSOs onto LOTW, for my WAS goal?

Thanks in advance for helping a JT-Alert noobie.

Patrick
W2TAR


locked Proper Initial Log Setup

Patrick Hung
 

I started using JT-Alert a few months ago, and unfortunately didn't try to find a tutorial or learn more about it before making the plunge. Having finally had some time to read up on its intricacies, I believe that there is something amiss with my logging, and here are the tell-tales:

  • When I tried to rebuild the database, it alerted that a log was not enabled. I didn't know what to do, so found a way to point it straight to my wsjtx.log adif file. 
  • As I tinkered with the settings, and for a short while, a small popup would appear notifying me of a successful QSO being logged - this stopped appearing after I pointed to the wsjt-x adif file.
  • My Wanted States don't seem to work - states I've worked keep popping up in an orange background/black font color combo in the JT-Alert main window (when new callsign, I think). I have the following turned on for alerts: DXCC, Continent, CQ Zone, States; I'm trying to work all states.

Searching for an adif file in the JT-Alert folder, I found one, at only 1 kb. There is a b4 log, at a few hundred kb's.

I wonder if I have to reinstall, and perhaps lose my existing logs on JT-Alert (do I even have one?). 

I've been uploading my WSJT-X adif file to LOTW weekly, manually. A YouTube video shows HRD as being able to do this automatically, as JT-Alert logs each QSO... Is HRD a better way to get QSOs onto LOTW, for my WAS goal?

Thanks in advance for helping a JT-Alert noobie.

Patrick
W2TAR


locked Re: JTalert doesn't start anymore

André C
 

Hello again, I manage to select a previous config file from the directory and it seems to work again like before.  Maybe this is the solution not to loose every parameters and worked stations.


locked Re: JTalert file reading

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 13/11/2020 2:15 am, André C wrote:
I want to know why it is ls soo long to read the Reading Settings Data file?

Thank you

How long is it taking?

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: JTalert doesn't start anymore

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 13/11/2020 2:11 am, André C wrote:
               I'm using the latest version of JTalert.  Since yesterday I seem to have trouble with Gridtracker, the picture was jumping back and forth between bands. Then restart everything to make sure nothing was floating in memory, and now JTalert doesn't start anymore.  I tried to re-install without any success.  I even went back to 2.16.14 same results. Has anyone had this trouble?  I don't want to uninstall risking losing all my parameters.  Any help appreciated.
Have a look at this message
Does renaming the JTAlert config file correct the problem?
If renaming the config file fixes the problem PLEASE email me that bad config file for further analysis.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: No xmit power transferred to AC Log

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 13/11/2020 9:47 am, jwireman@... wrote:
While using the latest versions of WXJT-X, JT Alert and AClog and Win 10, when a contact is made with WSJT,. a box pops up with the contact details. If I add my transmit power into the box and hit ok the contact gets logged into AClog. Until lately the power entered always shows up correctly. Now it only shows up as .1. Without knowing where the error is created I thought I would start with JT Alert. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jerry KB0XY

Change the Transmit power in the "PWR" field of the Log Fields area.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: Text message window

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 13/11/2020 10:35 am, Guy G4DWV 4X1LT wrote:
Is there a way to stop the text message window from opening automatically? I had hoped that blocking incoming messages would do the trick, but it does not.
--
73 de Guy G4DWV 4X1LT

The only way to stop the Text Message window from auto-opening is to disable receipt of Text Messages.


You can confirm that Text Messages checking is turned off by examining the "Help -> About" window of the JTAlert window. Scroll down to the "JTAlertV2.Manager ..." section and check the status, it should show "Text Msgs : Initialized : YES (stopped)"

You can further confirm that receipt of Text Messages is turned off by sending your self a message. It will never be received as JTAlert will never go-onlne to check for waiting messages.

If the status shows "Text Msgs : Initialized : YES (started : 17)" then you will continue to receive messages.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: hamspots.net

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 13/11/2020 10:07 am, Michael Black via groups.io wrote:
Is hamspots.net down?  I'm getting some sort of info page



Your image shows that the style sheet (css file) is not being loaded.

Try clearing your browser cache and then reloading the HamSpots page.

If you examine the source of the HamSpots page you will see the style-sheet link. It will be similar to this...
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://hamspots.info/css/blue_1000_01102019.125424.css" media="screen" />

You can confirm that hamspots.info (where the css file is hosted) is reachable by going to https://hamspots.info/ which should result in a simple display of
"[hamspots.info]"

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Text message window

Guy G4DWV 4X1LT
 

I have searched the help and this group but cannot find an answer.
Is there a way to stop the text message window from opening automatically? I had hoped that blocking incoming messages would do the trick, but it does not.
--
73 de Guy G4DWV 4X1LT


locked hamspots.net

Michael Black
 

Is hamspots.net down?  I'm getting some sort of info page

Inline image


Mike W9MDB



locked Re: adding call to wsjt

Michael Black
 

Do you have these checkboxes on in WSJT-X?

Inline image
Mike W9MDB




On Thursday, November 12, 2020, 04:52:36 PM CST, stevemm0sjh via groups.io <mm0sjh@...> wrote:


Hi
Can anyone tell me how to actvate the click on call in jt alerts to add call into wsjt call menu ready to call the station?
Regards Steve


locked No xmit power transferred to AC Log

jwireman@...
 

While using the latest versions of WXJT-X, JT Alert and AClog and Win 10, when a contact is made with WSJT,. a box pops up with the contact details. If I add my transmit power into the box and hit ok the contact gets logged into AClog. Until lately the power entered always shows up correctly. Now it only shows up as .1. Without knowing where the error is created I thought I would start with JT Alert. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jerry KB0XY


locked adding call to wsjt

stevemm0sjh
 

Hi
Can anyone tell me how to actvate the click on call in jt alerts to add call into wsjt call menu ready to call the station?
Regards Steve


locked Re: Unique callsign

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 13/11/2020 5:24 am, Dave Tucker Nu4N wrote:
I am running the older version with Windows XP
I cant the unique  call sign to show any band data.
Is this not supported in Windows XP
73 and TNX
--
DAVE NU4N

What is this unique callsign?
The
Band Activity data download should not be affected by the Callsign.

Your problem is that your running a very old, no longer supported, version of JTAlert.
There have been several HamSpots sever changes in the last couple of years that have included changes in the service that provides the Band-Activity data. These Server changes (TCP ports and access requirements) are not supported by your old no-longer supported JTAlert version.

There is no workaround. The only fix is to upgrade JTAlert.

IMHO, you should never run an unsecured PC, which XP is now due to no longer receiving security patches, with an active connection to the Internet.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: West Virginia

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 13/11/2020 8:59 am, Paul F6EXV wrote:
Is there an issue, or a bug with West Virginia ?
Having all the 50 states confirmed on FT8 on 3 bands, and after a "Rebuild alert database" WV does show as needed on these 3 bands (and the others too).
How come ?
73
Paul F6EXV

There is no WV bug with JTAlert. The problem is with Log4OMV2. It is broken with respect to ADIF importing of US WV QSOs. There are several posts on the Log4OM support forum about this.

Since Log4OM has now broken your WV QSOs, JTAlert is not finding your previous WV confirmed QSOs which causes WV to be removed from the alert database after the rebuild operation.

Your will need to fix your Log and then run the Alert Database Rebuild again.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked West Virginia

Paul F6EXV
 

Hi all
Is there an issue, or a bug with West Virginia ?
Having all the 50 states confirmed on FT8 on 3 bands, and after a "Rebuild alert database" WV does show as needed on these 3 bands (and the others too).
How come ?
73
Paul F6EXV

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locked Re: User Defined Alert - Acknowledge My Response To CQ ?

Dave Garber
 

activate the " calling you" alert
Dave Garber
VE3WEJ / VE3IE


On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 12:43 PM n3ps via groups.io <n3ps=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
There are many times I respond to a CQ, but the station making the call doesn't respond back to me for a few minutes.  By that time, I'm off doing other things and miss the QSO . . 

Has anyone figured out how to create a User Defined Alert for these situations?  I know I can set up an alert for anytime my callsign is seen, but that would be too much altering . . --


Paul / N3PS


locked Re: Unique callsign

Dave Garber
 

not sure if this helps, but from the website.

JTAlert 2.11.5 is the last version that can be installed under Windows XP & Vista.
This is due to future code changes that require a modern .NET Framework version that
does not support either of these two very old operating systems.
Windows 7 SP1 will be the minimum version supported starting with version 2.12.0.
This is a permanent change. 

i think may answer your question partly, but also depends on what version of wsjt or jtdx you use as well
 
Dave Garber
VE3WEJ / VE3IE


On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 1:25 PM Dave Tucker Nu4N <dwtucker19@...> wrote:
I am running the older version with Windows XP
I cant the unique  call sign to show any band data.
Is this not supported in Windows XP
73 and TNX
--
DAVE NU4N

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