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  • Neal Campbell
    Unless you have a subscription with QRZ Online or the author has some special deal with Fred I suspect that there is a problem. Neal ... -- Neal Campbell
    Message 1 of 19 , Jul 4, 2008
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      Unless you have a subscription with QRZ Online or the author has some
      special deal with Fred I suspect that there is a problem.

      Neal

      On Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 9:27 AM, Mike Harris <mike.harris@...> wrote:
      > Good day,
      >
      > Would the QRZ lookup feature in Logger32 be in this category? It just
      > pulls up the name and address details, no ads.
      >
      > Regards,
      >
      > Mike VP8NO
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Neal Campbell" <nealk3nc@...>
      > To: <dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Friday, July 04, 2008 7:12 AM
      > Subject: Re: [dxatlas] Omni-Rig and Logbooks
      >
      > | There is a simple solution: subscribe to QRZ Online which allows
      > | realtime access to the database from programs that utilize his xml
      > | exchange. I just added it to my OS X DXCluster application called
      > | Spot.
      > |
      > | Also, Fred does not mind if you do a real-time "get" against his
      > | website, he objects when people filter out only the callsign info and
      > | do not include the ads. So if you do a URL get, which returns the
      > | whole web page, he is fine with it.
      > |
      > | 73
      > | Neal k3nc
      >
      >



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    • rdvrey
      Hi Dan, I actually bought AAlog. 73, Robert ... like to ... logbook ... DXPeditions in ... trying ... tuning for ... maybe ... you. ... is the ... with a ...
      Message 2 of 19 , Aug 7, 2008
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        Hi Dan,

        I actually bought AAlog.

        73,

        Robert

        --- In dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com, "rdvrey" <rdvrey@...> wrote:
        >
        > Dear Dan
        >
        > I was hoping for a more sensible discussion. Actually we are much more
        > alike then one would think. I almost wrote software for a 68008 system
        > but it was to unstable. So I it became a 6809 and I wrote the Os in
        > assembly and the user interface in Pascal. It was a real time 16
        > channel reaction measurement system. 2 ms accurate.
        > With Hamport I can do what I like. And the integration with the dx
        > software does work rather needly. But it doesn't do a real time look
        > up in qrz.com instead it can only use a cd. My guess is that this way
        > the guys at qrz.com earn some money but then again one never has a up
        > to date database this way.
        >
        > 73,
        >
        > Robert
        >
        > --- In dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com, "Dan Schaaf" <dan-schaaf@> wrote:
        > >
        > > Dear Robert
        > >
        > > I understand completely. I will be interested to hear from you if
        > the softwares works to your satisfaction. As I said previously, the
        > HAMPORT window will do what you want, just not in the logger window.
        > >
        > > BTW, my rig is a Yaesu FT-920 and FT-897D with Tokyo HyPower
        > amplifier. Enough internal computing power to get the job done.
        > >
        > > Yes, I do come from the old days of analog radios, licensed in 1963.
        > Only last year did I purchase a CAT control radio (FT-920 and FT-897)
        > for exactly that reason, CAT control. But 245 of my 295 countries
        > worked were all done on an old FT-101ZD analog, tube radio.
        > >
        > > If you are interested, my credentials are:
        > > My first company that I owned in 1996 was The Computer Doctor. I
        > built computers for the underpriveleged kids in the Miami area to help
        > them further their education.
        > > In 1976, I built my own computer from scratch around a Motorola 6800
        > processor , programmed it in Machine Code with an Assembler and wrote
        > an operating system for it to drive a Pertec 5 track tape drive
        > (Nibbles) which I rebuilt from 3 scrap drives.
        > > Then I wrote the code to control az and el antenna control for Oscar
        > satellite tracking.
        > > Then I built the first telephone modem that could be plugged into
        > the computer motherboard buss. That done so that I could send my
        > college assignments to the Professor by modem rather than drive 1 hour
        > to the school. At General Instrument corp. myself and 2 other
        > engineers designed the first Varactor tuned TV VHF/UHF tuner and the
        > accompanying remote control to replace the rotary knob channel
        > selectors on TVs.
        > >
        > > So, I am not totally out of touch with technology.
        > >
        > > Best Regards
        > > Dan Schaaf
        > > K3ZXL www.k3zxl.com "In the Beginning, there was Spark Gap"
        > > ===============================
        > > NOBSKA
        > > www.nobska.net
        > > ===============================
        > > Cape Cod Instruments
        > > www.oceanbiz.net
        > > ===============================
        > >
        > > ----- Original Message -----
        > > From: rdvrey
        > > To: dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com
        > > Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 7:31 PM
        > > Subject: Re: [dxatlas] Omni-Rig and Logbooks
        > >
        > >
        > > It might be that there is a difference in the way we work. You
        like to
        > > work your way and I my way. Neither one is bad or better. My rig as
        > > any rig now a days has inbuilt intelligence that is far greater in
        > > computing power then the navigation computer of the Apollo that went
        > > to the moon. And the technical excellence that nowadays rigs have is
        > > due too computer added designing only. Unless you are working a old
        > > analog rig I can imagine your reaction. Since it has serial
        > > communication with a PC its not old. I belong to the generation that
        > > works with computers every day, and like to do so. If I want a
        logbook
        > > that can do that so be it. Its for me to decide. If AAlog works for
        > > you I am happy for you but maybe it doesn't do that for me. I will
        > > test it and I had already downloaded it before your first comment.
        > >
        > > --- In dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com, "Dan Schaaf" <dan-schaaf@>
        > wrote:
        > > >
        > > > Well, I applaud the advancements in digital automation and control
        > > on radios. However, when you watch videos of DXers and
        DXPeditions in
        > > operation, the left hand is usually always on the VFO and the right
        > > hand is operating the keyboard and Morse Key. It is extremely
        > > efficient to have the VFO in hand when operating in pileups or
        trying
        > > to pull out a weak signal. Don't get me wrong, I am sure that a
        > > skilled mouse operator can accomplish the same goals. But there is
        > > nothing like fine tuning the knob manually because you are
        tuning for
        > > your ear, and the ear/brain combo likes analog moreso than digital.
        > > > And those DXers seem to have the radio in front of them and all
        > > other accessories offset from the radio.
        > > >
        > > > Anyway, to each his own. That is what makes this hobby unique.
        > > > But, I think you will like the AALog/BM/DXAtlas combo a suitable
        > > setup. It may mean that you have to adjust operating habits. Or
        maybe
        > > the software that you are using presently is a better choice for
        you.
        > > >
        > > > BTW, You need to download HAMPORT along with Omnirig. Hamport
        is the
        > > actual interface between the BM and AALog and rig.Now, Hamport DOES
        > > allow you to incrementally change frequency in 10 Hz increments.
        > > >
        > > > Best Regards
        > > > Dan Schaaf
        > > > K3ZXL www.k3zxl.com "In the Beginning, there was Spark Gap"
        > > > ===============================
        > > > NOBSKA
        > > > www.nobska.net
        > > > ===============================
        > > > Cape Cod Instruments
        > > > www.oceanbiz.net
        > > > ===============================
        > > > ----- Original Message -----
        > > > From: rdvrey
        > > > To: dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com
        > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 6:53 PM
        > > > Subject: Re: [dxatlas] Omni-Rig and Logbooks
        > > >
        > > >
        > > > Yep mine has too thats odd, seriously when your holding the
        > mouse its
        > > > handy to continue doing that. And then there are short keys. My
        > rig is
        > > > up 2 feet higer and its more convenient to have that feature on
        > the PC
        > > > too.
        > > >
        > > > --- In dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com, "Dan Schaaf" <dan-schaaf@>
        > > wrote:
        > > > >
        > > > > I use a knob on my radio labeled "VFO" for small adjustments
        > after I
        > > > have clicked on a spot. It is much faster than playing around
        with a
        > > > digital adjustment in the software.
        > > > >
        > > > > Best Regards
        > > > > Dan Schaaf
        > > > > K3ZXL www.k3zxl.com "In the Beginning, there was Spark Gap"
        > > > >
        > > > > ----- Original Message -----
        > > > > From: rdvrey
        > > > > To: dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com
        > > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 5:43 PM
        > > > > Subject: Re: [dxatlas] Omni-Rig and Logbooks
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > > --- In dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com, "Dan Schaaf" <dan-schaaf@>
        > > > wrote:
        > > > > >
        > > > > > You don't tune the rig from the logbook. You tune it by
        > > clicking on
        > > > > a cluster spot in Bandmaster and the rig tunes to that
        > frequency and
        > > > > if the spot is split freq, then your rig VFO A and B are set
        > > > > accordingly. And the DX call sign is automatically inserted
        > into the
        > > > > New QSO window of the log.
        > > > > >
        > > > > > And, when ever a station is spotted that you already
        worked, BM
        > > > > shows it in Grey. If the country has never been workedand
        > > logged, then
        > > > > it shows in Red in BM. If it is a new station but not a new
        > country,
        > > > > it is shown in black in BM.
        > > > > >
        > > > > > And, if the station is a LOTW user, the call sign is
        underlined.
        > > > > >
        > > > > > Many good features. I have been using it for 3 years and
        it has
        > > > > gotten me 295 countries in most bands in 3 years. Has saved me
        > a lot
        > > > > of searching.
        > > > > >
        > > > > > Best Regards
        > > > > > Dan Schaaf
        > > > > > K3ZXL www.k3zxl.com "In the Beginning, there was Spark Gap"
        > > > > >
        > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
        > > > > > From: rdvrey
        > > > > > To: dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com
        > > > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 5:21 PM
        > > > > > Subject: Re: [dxatlas] Omni-Rig and Logbooks
        > > > > >
        > > > > >
        > > > > > --- In dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com, "Dan Schaaf"
        <dan-schaaf@>
        > > > > wrote:
        > > > > > >
        > > > > > > AALog is the solution. It is integrated with DXAtlas and
        > > > Bandmaster.
        > > > > > go to www.DXSoft.com
        > > > > > >
        > > > > > >
        > > > > > > Best Regards
        > > > > > > Dan Schaaf
        > > > > > > K3ZXL www.k3zxl.com "In the Beginning, there was Spark Gap"
        > > > > > >
        > > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
        > > > > > > From: rdvrey
        > > > > > > To: dxatlas_group@yahoogroups.com
        > > > > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 5:07 PM
        > > > > > > Subject: [dxatlas] Omni-Rig and Logbooks
        > > > > > >
        > > > > > >
        > > > > > > Hi,
        > > > > > >
        > > > > > > I would to find a logbook program that uses omni-Rig because
        > > i am
        > > > > > > allready using Band master dx-atlas.
        > > > > > >
        > > > > > > Do you know of such programs.
        > > > > > >
        > > > > > > 73,
        > > > > > >
        > > > > > > Robert PE1CWU
        > > > > > >
        > > > > > >
        > > > > > >
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        > > > > > >
        > > > > > But does it retreive information from my rig?
        > > > > > Can I tune my rig from within the logbook ?
        > > > > > Like Log Window 4.5?
        > > > > >
        > > > > > 73,
        > > > > >
        > > > > > Robert
        > > > > >
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        > > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > > Hi,
        > > > >
        > > > > Maybe I should explain better, Log Wondow allows for small
        steps,
        > > > > since the ferquentie tuned to by band master might be slight of.
        > > > >
        > > > > 73,
        > > > >
        > > > > Robert
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