[Dx4win] Logging Time

2006-03-16 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
The HELP file says the time is calculated from the time zones you put in the Windows operating system. My computer is on local time and the log is GMT and it automatically updates for Daylight Savings Time. In earlier versions you had some additional controls on time, but the present

[Dx4win] service

2005-08-23 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
I believe Paul's support is extremely good. I would also like the Winkey support and would be willing to pay an upgrade fee to get it. I paid the last upgrade fee for the RTTY support, but have not had an antenna up since I moved so have not had a chance to use it yet, but felt the upgrade

[Dx4win] QSL Managers

2005-06-14 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
It would be a real benefit to have more than one qsl manager shown. 1) The one that came with DX4WIN 2) The one that came from the GO list 3) The one that the DX station gave me and I entered 4) The one that was there when I sent the qsl card. Preserved forever in the notes for this QSO. Since

[Dx4win] labelprinter

2005-05-08 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
DX4WIN always selects the default printer that was in effect when you started DX4WIN. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Harald Kj?de Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 11:48 AM To: dx4win@mailman.qth.net Subject: [Dx4win] labelprinter After

[Dx4win] QSL managers

2005-03-06 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
It would certainly be nice (and save me a lot of postage) if DX4WIN could handle the following with background colors for multiple qsl managers: 1) Furnished with Program 2) Found in Go List 3) Added by me 4) Card was previously sent to this qsl manager. It would be nice if the previous date

[Dx4win] ADIF Import of LOTW

2005-01-22 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
That would be a wonderful addition to DX4WIN and you have described the necessary settings that would be useful. Although you can do replace existing data now, that is not nearly as useful as letting you be asked on a per-item basis. Since many people who send records to LOTW do not seem to

[Dx4win] External database verses qrz.com on the internet.

2004-11-25 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
There are so many problems to doing that, it will never happen. Hundreds of DX stations have managers depending on date of qso or mode of qso, reassigned call signs, etc. If you are only talking about US stations, then it will work on most of them, but they seldom have qsl managers.

[Dx4win] DX4Win and FT1000MP

2004-11-24 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
Be absolutely certain that you have the CORRECT serial cable connecting your computer to the FT1000MP. I do not have the manual here since I moved, but it is a non-standard cable. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Wanda_Jak Sent: Wednesday,

FW: [Dx4win] LOTW confused on how to even get started

2004-09-04 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
Steve has a spam arrest filter returning all mail to you when you reply to him. Please don't ever send me mail if you operate your system that way. -Original Message- From: Wendell Wyly - W5FL [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 10:31 AM To: 'KG5VK Steve

[Dx4win] LOTW Upload Confirm/Submit/Awarded

2004-06-11 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
NO! It is not even practical. ARRL did not use the same calls in their list that they had previously awarded for the DXCC awards. I had previously carefully entered the QSO that was approved by MODE and BAND as they were approved. When they went to LOTW, they used the most recent one that they

[Dx4win] Contest capabilities.

2004-05-29 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
Writelog is optimized for contesting. So many windows are different for contesting than for dx logging, that it seems rather impossible to do both really well. I don't like Writelog for dx logging and it does not keep dx records, but it is a fine program for what is was designed to do, as is

[Dx4win] What is the hold up?

2004-05-23 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
The upgrade didn't cause me any problems. The upgrade from 6.01 to 6.02 to 6.03 was free. I have owned every single version since DX4WIN first came out and each and every upgrade was definitely worthwhile. www.ad1c.com has a detailed list of the upgrade hints for those who want a few more

[Dx4win] Installation Tips

2004-05-20 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
Jim (AD1C) has good tips for installation on his website: http://www.ad1c.com/dx4win Jim also did a fine job on updating the country file which is included with the new 6.03 version of DX4WIN. It is so good that I would NOT merge your old country file as that will only make it worse, not better.

[Dx4win] Log File Transfer

2004-05-19 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
Copying anything to CD's is not without problems. The files become read only files when you look at the properties, and you have to change them back to read/write files. Most logs and the save directory can be zipped and will fit on a 1.44 floppy. That is easy to move to the new computer and

[Dx4win] CW DXCC dilemma

2004-04-26 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
I also asked about this several years ago; however, it really did not turn out to be much of a problem. Initially, I selected the valid qso's for submittal. The very few that were left were then simply marked as invalid and in the notes as invalid for CW DXCC. My cw qso's went back to 1955 and

[Dx4win] Differences of versions

2004-03-21 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
If you downloaded the demo of Version 6 and can see no difference, then you may be happy with what you have. I would not be. Look at the help file in the demo version 6 and you will find over 11 pages that describe the differences starting at version 4. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL

[Dx4win] Auto Update

2004-02-13 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
The program does not do either of those things at this time. It would be a nice feature, though. Lets also hope there is a LINUX version somewhere out there in the near future. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Hamad, 9K2HN Sent: Friday,

[Dx4win] Confused About Spot Prioritization

2004-02-11 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
If you are working for 5 band DXCC, try a different approach. Work every spot you see that is priority 1,2, or 3. Turn off the modes for DXCC that you are not interested in such as digital modes and cw. Priority 1 is a new country that has never been worked before on any band, so you need all

[Dx4win] DX4Win 6.x Questions

2004-01-29 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
Question 1 and 2: You can change them back the way they were, and I did. I would think a line would be difficult to implement and would allow less spots for the same size window. Question 3. It is the priority of the spot and is not removable (although the column can be made small) Question 4.

[Dx4win] DX spot colors revisited

2003-09-03 Thread Wendell Wyly - W5FL
I doubt that Paul will ever make these colors user programmable for the priorities. I think the order you laid out for 1) never worked 2) never worked mode 3) never worked band will satisfy 90% of the DX community. The unconfirmed mode and band are neat touches, also. Paul spent a period of

[Dx4win] Confusion over checked awards flags

2003-02-26 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
ARRL treats them the same. You can probably work around the problem by doing a 5BDXCC submission, exporting the logfile, make a new log of just these qso's, do a regular submission so they will get marked correctly, then import them back to your log replacing the duplicate qso's. -Original

[Dx4win] Confusion over checked awards flags

2003-02-25 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
First, be sure that preferences are set correctly for your station and DXCC modes. Look at a DXCC summary report. It should show how many countries you have Checked by ARRL for each band. Submitted is marked for those contacts automatically tha are included in the DXCC submittal. Let me know

[Dx4win] Print on Back of QSL Card

2003-02-15 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
I don't think everything that you wish to do can be done by DX4WIN or any program for that matter. DX4WIN separates PSE and TNX qsls but not SSB and CW unless they have different qsl managers. I have room to print about 5 or 6 qso's on my cards and that is only a limitation of my cards. The

[Dx4win] Duplicate QSOs

2003-02-14 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
I would export the log in v4 format and then import it, setting the preferences not to import duplicate qso's. If the time is different, they will not be duplicates. Save a copy of your original log and your .cty file just in case something doesn't come out the way you thought it should.

[Dx4win] Green on white spots

2003-02-09 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
Gray is nice, then you turn off gray spots, and work someone else! -Original Message- From: Mel Martin (VE2DC) [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 8:39 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]; 'Dave Jaksa'; 'Wendell Wyly W5FL'; dx4win@mailman.qth.net Subject

[Dx4win] Green on white spots

2003-02-05 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
What you are missing is the recent changes in the DXCC program that now give credit for 18 separate DXCC awards. This is the game for many dxers. Modes for MIXED, PHONE, CW, RTTY are the primary awards up to and including DXCC Honor Roll. Bands from 160 meters to 2 meters and Satellite qualify

[Dx4win] Lost everything

2003-02-04 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
I am sure you are aware that DX4WIN keeps the last copy of a log with your log name.~xl, so loss of a log is normally not possible regardless of what happens. Simply keeping a copy of your save directory, zipped or unzipped takes only a second and my log is over 15,000 contacts and zipped will

[Dx4win] Moving Log file

2003-01-29 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
You can simply install the new version and you are ready to go. There are four things that most of us want to do, though: 1) Move your old logbook where the new version will know what was in it and convert it to the new format. 2) If you wrote out all of your preferences before the upgrade, they

[Dx4win] Additional Search Features

2003-01-26 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
Please understand that WriteLog is a contesting program and not a general purpose logger like DX4WIN. You can easily convert each contest in WriteLog and import it in DX4WIN with a utility called WL2DX4WIN. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of

[Dx4win] Additional Search Features

2003-01-25 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
Writelog is good at generating Cabrillo. If you watch the writelog reflector, it is evident that an effort is required to generate the proper cabrillo file for each contest and sponsor. I built several Cabrillo files by hand for the ARRL contests and decided that WriteLog was a good investment.

[Dx4win] Newbie question

2003-01-23 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
DX4WIN will do a multiple marking of qsl card sent and will mark them with the date of the qso. To use this, you need to get all of these contacts in the filter (not necessarily an easy task if they are not within a date range). You can mark one date, do a ctrl a on that field, and then paste

[Dx4win] New Install Won't Open

2002-12-12 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
I would try downloading the program into a directory different from the install directory. The download is about 2.5 megs and it creates two files when unzipped that have to be in the same directory (they are intended to be put on two floppies where needed). Then run the dx4win.exe file and

[Dx4win] Managers adresses?

2002-12-11 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
How about File/Databases/QSL manager addresses?? This puts them in the dx4win.cty file which is stored normally in the save directory. The .cty file also stores all of the exceptions for countries, zones, qsl managers, etc. It is a very important file to always preserve through importing it

[Dx4win] Frequency entry in DX4WIN

2002-12-07 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
The program already keeps the exact frequency now! Simply put a $$ in the field that says text to add to qso note in the QSO/Contest Mode Window. The exact frequency including split frequencies will go into the Notes for this QSO and look like this: 21,021/21,025KHz Pretty slick and you won't

[Dx4win] Label layout?

2002-12-02 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
Use the File/Databases/Labels and select one of the two custom labels that you can customize. I use one for my labels and one for printing directly to qsl cards. Use a blank piece of paper to check how the print layout is working until you get everything right. -Original Message- From:

[Dx4win] DXCC Award Submission problem

2002-10-04 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
That is true now, but I just sent ARRL over $100 with my submittal last week, which included re-submitting many many cards that had been previously submitted and ARRL did not record the band until several years ago. ARRL does not accept less than 100 cards with the first submittal. I believe

[Dx4win] Printing Log pages?

2002-10-03 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
If you really want to print a paper log, the best thing to do is write your logbook as a comma deliminated file, then open it in EXCEL. Fix it just the way you want it and print it out of EXCEL. That way you can control margins, type font and sizes, etc and get lines drawn on the page, titles,

[Dx4win] CTY Updates

2002-09-27 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
The basic country file (dx4win.cty) has not changed since the 5.03 version that included Ducie Island. The bad news is that a country file for dxing must reflect your own logbook and be maintained by you as you work different countries. My country file has all of my personal exceptions going

[Dx4win] Ducie Island

2002-09-22 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
It is only listed once in my .cty file as VP6/D. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Tom Branch Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2002 9:31 PM To: Dx4win@mailman.qth.net Subject: [Dx4win] Ducie Island Greetings, I noted that Ducie Island is in my

[Dx4win] Group Names was changing my call sign: dx4win questions...

2002-09-16 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
There is an easier way. If you go to preferences where I have set the labels tab to print the greeting as@@ 73 de %% email [EMAIL PROTECTED] This will automatically print PSE or TNX QSL, 73 de Group Name Call and then my email address. If you have a vanity call then the correct call will

[Dx4win] QSL Method All Messed Up!!!

2002-07-29 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
I'm sure if you can describe the exact logic in what you want, Paul might consider programming it if he feels that it will help other users. The way it works now, is that you select an award that you are trying to get, then it lets you pick how you want to qsl for that award. You are allowed to

[Dx4win] QSO Grouping and DXCC

2002-07-14 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
The program comes up with all groups selected. Under filter/selection, use the selection editor to name the group or combination of groups that you want to use. Then select the group (or groups you put together like Australia being all groups where you lived in various parts of Australia or were

[Dx4win] DX4WIN and WinXP problem?

2002-07-10 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
Did you close DX4WIN first? You must shut down DX4WIN before hitting shut down for the computer (and save your log when requested). -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Barry Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 7:18 AM To: dx4win@mailman.qth.net

[Dx4win] Importing dBase logs

2002-07-07 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
I keyed in all of my paper logs in EXCEL when I bought DX4WIN as it was easy to manipulate the data to get all of the notes, frequencies, etc. I set the typeface to courier new to get a constant width and then set all of the columns to auto width. I had to actually create two logs, one for cw a

[Dx4win] radio timed out

2002-06-25 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
Set poll rate to 1000ms and max tries to 6. Mine won't time out unless I turn the radio OFF with DX4WIN running. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 3:50 PM To: DX4WIN@MAILMAN.QTH.NET Subject:

[Dx4win] Printing Labels ONLY?

2002-06-07 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
Unfortunately, it takes a work around for this. I export the qsl manager addresses, then import a null qsl manager file that only has my call and address to overwrite the old file. Print the cards or labels and there will be no addresses, then import the original qsl manager addresses and you

[Dx4win] Printing Labels ONLY?

2002-06-07 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
And that is the problem when you are trying to print directly on QSL cards. DX4WIN does not have a checkbox that allows the cards to be printed via the qsl manager without also printing the address label (or printing the qsl manager addresses seperately on labels or preferably envelopes. I threw

[Dx4win] Questions??

2002-06-01 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
T88 used to be Western Carolines (KC6). The old Eastern Carolines (was also KC6) became Micronesia (V6). They are correct in the DX4WIN v5.03 database. Belau should be correct and replaced Western Carolines. It is hard the first time to get all of this data correct since you are trying to back

[Dx4win] Help Error Msg w/ AMD Computer

2002-05-30 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
I would never upgrade a system that way. The best way for a lot of reasons is to start with a clean, formatted hard drive and first re-install the operating system, then all of the programs one at a time. You will need to have the old .ini file, your log file, and .cty file to get the

[Dx4win] how many files

2002-05-29 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
No. The bad thing about computers is that they only do what you tell them. Go in with Windows Explorer and see what kind of a file structure you have under DX4WIN. Normally there would be only one SAVE directory. I would attempt to be certain that you only have one logfile and one country

[Dx4win] confirming

2002-05-15 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
Select reports/change award flags then change to dxcc in top box and bottom box to change submit to checked. You may have to do this more than once to get proper dxcc band, mixed, and mode changed properly. You should also study the sheet the ARRL sent back and be sure you took proper band

[Dx4win] Printing Logbook

2002-05-09 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
Be sure you have set QSO in preferences to Range. Simply Hit F8 and enter start date for the portion of your log you want. The range box comes up and enter the last date you want. The log will display the range of dates. Right click the logbook window and select print. -Original

[Dx4win] Country Database

2002-05-07 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
I would be glad if you could simply purchase this service from go-list (K1XN) or someone else that would keep it very current. ON4AOI provides a nice database (of unknown origin - but quite large in size) service at n/c on his web site, but keeping qsl managers really up to date and for the exact

[Dx4win] inport files

2002-05-04 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
Simpliest way is to do an ADIF export from Writelog and do an ADIF import to DX4WIN. Be sure to save your original log in Writelog and DX4WIN so you could recover from a bad error. The import of ADIF files is not real good and there is a program listed in the ARCHIVES that works a lot better. I

[Dx4win] Backup logs

2002-05-03 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
: Friday, May 03, 2002 6:34 AM To: Wendell Wyly W5FL; [EMAIL PROTECTED]; dx4win@mailman.qth.net Subject: RE: [Dx4win] Backup logs At 09:06 PM 5/2/02 -0500, Wendell Wyly W5FL wrote: What kind of computer and operating system are you running to have that much trouble? DX4WIN is solid as a rock. I am

[Dx4win] Backup logs

2002-05-02 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
My first advice to you until you get your computer to work is to print out a copy of your log on paper. Right click the log and print and you will have a permanent copy. Do the same thing each day by searching on the present day or the day before or the week before if you do not make a lot of

[Dx4win] printers for printing on QSL cards

2002-04-11 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
My cards are set up to take an average size label (clear) in the lower right hand corner or to print directly on the individual cards. You can print up to six or so qso's per card this way. The pre-printed qsl's are one color on colored stock from W4MPY and are less expensive than printing the

[Dx4win] Filtering and DXCC Award Submission

2002-04-02 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
If in entering the data, when it said do you want to submit this card and you put those in a separate box, then the submission will match your box. Save a copy of this log and your .cty file so you can back up to this point if you need to do so. If you did not separate them, then just clean ALL

[Dx4win] DXCC

2002-03-29 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
Do a DXCC report submittal. Be sure to right click the listing so you can print it both to your printer and to a file for safekeeping. It will take the last confirmed qsl card for each country that you have 100 or more and give you a complete listing. Works great if you are also doing Mixed,

Re[2]: [Dx4win] QSL mgr update#6

2002-03-28 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
If you have logs that go back many years, DX4WIN has the ONLY solution that will work properly. I have KA1S from Minami Torishima in 1977, Germany (deleted), Czechoslovakia (deleted), P2 (Papua) deleted, ZD4 (Gold Goast) deleted, Y2 (East Germany) deleted, many VK9,VP8, CE9, old Russian calls,

[Dx4win] Fw: Previous CAll Same Call

2002-03-27 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
Use the group name and you can display which call you worked the station under. This is part of the group number assignment. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of John R. Harvey Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 8:03 AM To: dx4win@mailman.qth.net

[Dx4win] PTT support by DX4WIN for FT1000MP

2002-03-18 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
Using Windows 2000, I am using DTR on the Radio Com Port for CW keying through an opti-isolator on a FT1000MP. Is PTT supported by DX4WIN directly as a command to the radio (OPCODE OFH), support RTS for the PTT, or some other way other than the LPT port? The CW keying is working great (except

[Dx4win] Cut off the speaker when transmitting PSK31.

2002-03-14 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
Is your microphone on? I hear people talking in the background with PSK31 because they did not remove their microphone. On a FT1000MP, if you simply turn down the volume, the output power also drops to zero. I have a Heil headset and simply unplug it. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL

[Dx4win] Full Import of WriteLog V10 for ARRL DX Phone and CW log files to DX4WIN with frequency, exchange, and sequence numbers

2002-03-08 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
I was not satisfied with the export ADIF from Writelog and Import ADIF to DX4WIN to import the WriteLog logs from the ARRL CW and PHO DX Contests this year. I made a new filter for DX4WIN inport to add the power exchange (RCVD, Sequence Number, Received Frequency, and Transmit Frequency for

[Dx4win] Reports blanked out after contest

2002-03-04 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
detailed help file that you can download and print and it is a pretty good manual for the software. Wendell Wyly W5FL -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Margaret Soper Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 2:09 PM To: dx4win@mailman.qth.net Subject

[Dx4win] Importing ADIF from into DX4WIN

2002-03-04 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
You can set the import to not overwrite any qso's. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Fred W Hoffert Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 8:26 PM To: dx4win@mailman.qth.net Subject: [Dx4win] Importing ADIF from into DX4WIN When I first set up DX4WIN I

[Dx4win] Kind of off topic

2002-03-01 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
and received, etc. Good luck with your new DX4WIN program. I am sure you will never regret your investment in this program. Wendell Wyly W5FL -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 9:25 AM To: dx4win

[Dx4win] Packet spotting colors etc

2002-01-21 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
1) Would much prefer to see NEW MODE as the number two priority (the BLUE LINE has been a wonderful feature for the last few years) and the country not confirmed should definitely be moved to a lower priority as it will stay up there for months (or years) for the new dxers that qsl via the buro.

[Dx4win] dx4win

2002-01-18 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
Simply do a DXCC submittal. Check the submittal form that appears. Right Click and Print the form. You can also save a copy of it to a file, which I would definitely recommend. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of wo2n Sent: Thursday, January

[Dx4win] New Computer - Which Windows to use?

2002-01-01 Thread Wendell Wyly W5FL
Interesting that DX4WIN no longer replies to the writer of the message, but to the whole group. I have DX4WIN and Writelog on an Athlon 1600 system running under Windows 2000. It is an excellent operating system. There are few advantanges and lots of disadvantages to go to XP Pro, and I would