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DXLab displays active DX Callsigns on SmartSDR 2.3.4

Dave AA6YQDave AA6YQ amateur radio software developer (DXLab)Member ✭✭
edited June 11 in New Ideas
Version 13.6.5 of Commander, the transceiver control component of the freeware DXLab Suite, can display active DX callsigns on SmartSDR version 2.3.4 (and later), color coded for "need" towards the DXCC, IOTA, Marathon, VUCC, WAS, WAZ, and WPX awards on the bands and modes you specify. I have tested with my 6500, but would appreciate feedback from SmartSDR alpha testers. Here's a screenshot.

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  • Rich - N5ZCRich - N5ZC Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Looking forward to 2.3.4
    Rich - N5ZC
  • John AE5XJohn AE5X Member
    edited June 11
    I wish this function was built in to SSDR. I had a SunSDR2Pro for a week (returned it for a refund), powered by ExpertSDR, which does have this capability and it was quite nice. Besides DXLab, are there any other plug-in apps which provide this feature?
  • KY6LA_HowardKY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Spots are coming in V2.3 SSDR They were shown at Dayton. Still in Alpha testing Will be released when everything is 100% correct. Never a promised date for release. As it depends on the progress of the testing.
  • MackMack Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    Dave,

    This is being prototyped with the Alpha team. I suggest you contact Steve Hicks for the latest official status. Alpha Testers are under NDA from not discussing software features on a public forum. 

    I really appreciate and enjoy DXLabs for daily use. Thank you!

    Mack
    W4AX
    Alpha Team
  • K1UO - LarryK1UO - Larry Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Hi Dave,  Your work with DXLabs is greatly appreciated.  It is ,and continues to be , one of the best tools in Ham Radio.RegardsLarry  k1UO
  • David Decoons, wo2xDavid Decoons, wo2x Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2018
    There will be more. Details to be announced when the new version of SmartSDR is released. Dave wo2x
  • Dave AA6YQDave AA6YQ amateur radio software developer (DXLab) Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    @Mack W4AX I cleared this with Eric KE5DTO and Steve N5AC beforehand. 

    Tnx to all for the encouragement; when possible, feedback will be greatly appreciated.
  • Steven WA8YSteven WA8Y Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Dave, so cool, but it is not working, no call signs in the Panafall.
    I am Using DXCommander 13.6.5 with SDR-6600.  SpotCollector 7.9.9 is running and I can click on Spots in the list to QSY but no spots appear in the waterfall.Long time DXLab Suite user.  WA8Y
  • Neal Pollack, N6YFMNeal Pollack, N6YFM Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Hi Steve:   If you read very closely, this starts with the NEXT version of SmartSDR software that is not yet released for download.

    Cheers,

    Neal
  • edited June 2018
    Hi Dave,
    That looks really good - might even tempt me away from my anan 7000 and back to a 6600! Dx suite in daily use here as my main logging program with the anan and an ft817nd on 2m. Noticed that your screen shot was taken at a time when I was running fifa football sp call gw6xx on 14033 with just 100w to a spiderbeam with 3 wire eles on 20m. Nice to see my low power signal was reaching you. Keep up the great work.
    73
    Steve gw0gei / gw9J / @gw6xx on occasions this month
  • Dave AA6YQDave AA6YQ amateur radio software developer (DXLab) Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    To be clear, DXLab does not display raw "spots" on SmartSDR, it displays the callsigns of active stations along with metadata gleaned from all spots those stations. This slide shows the underlying architecture; with the latest improvements, SmartSDR can now display a new "view" of active DX:


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  • Neal Pollack, N6YFMNeal Pollack, N6YFM Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    Hi Dave:

    Just a suggestion to avoid user confusion;  In your note above, instead of saying "SmartSDR can now display a new view of active DX",
    I suggest perhaps considering;

    "Once released, SmartSDR version 2.3.4 and above will be able to display a new view of
    active DX"

    Would that be accurate?

    Cheers,

    Neal
  • Dave AA6YQDave AA6YQ amateur radio software developer (DXLab) Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    The first sentence of the announcement that started this thread makes clear that only SmartSDR 2.3.4 or later can display callsigns. I don't think it's necessary for every subsequent SmartSDR reference to restate this constraint, but if I could still edit the comment to which you're referring, I would do so.
  • Tom    N5MOA Tom N5MOA Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    Dave, thanks for your software. If you're ever in my part of Texas, dinners is on me.
    I found the appropriate buttons (I think) in Commander.

    I'm guessing we will need SpotCollector running for this to work, whenever 2.3.4 is released?
    73, Tom N5MOA
  • Dave AA6YQDave AA6YQ amateur radio software developer (DXLab) Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Yes, Tom, you'll need SpotCollector running.

    There's only one box to check: the "Display calls on panadaptor" box on the Bandspread tab of Commander's Configuration window.
  • Steven WA8YSteven WA8Y Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    Can it display the call sign of other signals (SSB, RTTY)?
  • WW1SS - SteveWW1SS - Steve Member
    edited April 10
    Yea if it is on the cluster it will
  • Steven WA8YSteven WA8Y Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Great!
  • Dave AA6YQDave AA6YQ amateur radio software developer (DXLab) Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    RTTY:
    image
  • Dave AA6YQDave AA6YQ amateur radio software developer (DXLab) Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    with the "tooltip" visible:
    image
  • Dave AA6YQDave AA6YQ amateur radio software developer (DXLab) Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    In case anyone is wondering, the "Un" in the "spotted from" list is an abbreviation for "Unknown", the result a spot from SV1BDO/

    image
  • Mike - ZL1MRCMike - ZL1MRC Member
    edited January 2019
    Cant wait for the next release :)
  • NM1WNM1W Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    ZL1MRC agree; just hope it doesnt crash the 6700 again....

  • K1DBOK1DBO Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    For those who cant wait, Slice Master 6000 can already display spots on top of a "popped out" panafall.  So any SSDR v2.X will do.  Color and "needed status" from Spot Collector are shown in the display.

    Of course it does mean installing yet another third party application.  Nobody ever said that being on the leading edge came without a price.

    Read about Slice Master here:  https://github.com/K1DBO/slice-master-6000

    --Don


  • edited June 2018
    David, at the Hamcom over in Plano,Tx  , on June 8, ole Steve (with Flex) said it would prob be a Cpl of Weeks and 2.3 would be out ...   SOOoo..  Where is it ...  LOL
  • Dave AA6YQDave AA6YQ amateur radio software developer (DXLab) Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    SmartSDR 2.3.4 is working well on my 6500.
  • KY6LA_HowardKY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited June 2018

    Still in Alpha testing

    Will be released when everything is 100% correct.

    You should know by now if you follow this forum that there is Never a Flex Radio promised date for release as it depends on the progress of the testing.

    Plus if you have ever been involved in software development, it always takes longer to get it right than even the most pessimistic estimates.

  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited June 2018
    Let me add a little less ambiguity to the timing of the release.  it will be "soon".  If you have followed my previous announcements, you should know that "soon" is in fact, soon.  Be patient. 
  • Steven WA8YSteven WA8Y Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018

    How do I Configure SpotCollector and or SmartSDR v 2.3.7.110 ?

  • Steven WA8YSteven WA8Y Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Tim, thanks for the release

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