US Cluster Spot counts now on line...

Hi all,

Just finished a fully Linux based project!  Nothing from any other OS
touches any aspect of this...  

Getting US Cluster spot counts on line for DXers.



Big Perl script that parses spot lists in almost realtime, then tosses
the results to a graphing package, and uploads lots of graphs...

I will probably put the thing on a Raspberry Pi soon...  :)


Thanks and 73's,
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Posted by: David Cole <dave@...>
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An easy linux command question

I've been familiarizing myself with the linux command set and had a surprise with "cd"....I've pasted the terminal lines in below to illustrate.  I'm sure it's something simple but I don't understand why the response to my "cd" command yields  "No such file or directory"...I don't think it should matter but I'd better say that I'm using the terminal on my macbook pro with an ssh connection to the Raspberry Pi.  Also, when I've tried to drill down into some other directories it works as expected.
pi <at> raspberrypi:~/Documents $ ls

BlueJ Projects  Greenfoot Projects  Scratch Projects

pi <at> raspberrypi:~/Documents $ cd Greenfoot Projects

-bash: cd: Greenfoot: No such file or directory

Posted by: kf7ku-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org


fldigi / flarq / flamp

This is a known sequencing bug and is currently being worked on by the 

When using fldigi with either flamp or flarq you must use this sequence 
for startup and stopping these applications:

Start:  fldigi, then flamp / flarq
Stop:   flamp / flarq, then fldigi

If the above sequence is not used then the startup and shutdown behavior 
is highly dependent on operating system and operating system version.

73, Dave, W1HKJ

Posted by: w1hkj <w1hkj@...>


CTY-2513 Country Files - 23 November 2015

The Country (CTY) Files were updated on 23 November 2015:


For installation instructions, start at:


Hover your mouse over the word Contest in the menu, then select the
software you are using.

To install the file, follow the link to your software at the top of the page.

If you are interested in a bigger CTY.DAT for everyday logging, you can get
it here:


Note that the release notes (and Version Entity) for this larger file are
different than what is shown below.  There is a separate link to them.

Here are the release notes:

    23 November 2015 (CTY-2513)
    VER20151123, Version entity is Pitcairn Island, VP6

    Added/changed Callsigns/prefixes:

	* 4U1VIC is Vienna Intl Ctr, *4U1V
	* 3D2AG/P is Rotuma Island, 3D2/r
	* 4U0ITU is ITU HQ, 4U1I
	* 4U1UN is United Nations HQ, 4U1U
	* 9M2RDX/6 is East Malaysia, 9M6
	* XR90IARU is Chile, CE
	* VI0ANZAC is Antarctica, CE9 in CQ zone 29, ITU zone 70
	* VU3BPZ/P is Antarctica, CE9 in CQ zone 39, ITU zone 69
	* EA5RKB/9 is Ceuta & Melilla, EA9
	* TX8D is New Caledonia, FK
	* GB4ONI is Northern Ireland, GI
	* GB5EMF is Scotland, GM
	* 4U1G is Switzerland, HB
	* NT4H is in ITU zone 6, not ITU zone 8
	* NT4H is in CQ zone 3, not CQ zone 4
	* W9DCA is United States, K in CQ zone 4, ITU zone 7
	* AI0M, AJ1F and N5FIW are all United States, K in CQ zone 4, ITU zone 8
	* K8NS and W8LYJ are both United States, K in CQ zone 5, ITU zone 8
	* AI6ID and KM4NVB are both Guam, KH2
	* KB0DJR, KF5MXP, KK7WR, NH2CC, NH2CF, NH2II, W6KIT and WR1Z are all Hawaii, KH6
	  are all Alaska, KL
	* KV4CQ/P is US Virgin Islands, KP2
	* KI4LRJ, KJ4LOZ and W4D are all Puerto Rico, KP4
	* LU4AAO/D, LU4DK/D and LU5DA/D are all Argentina, LU
	* LU3VAL/V is Argentina, LU in ITU zone 16
	* 4U1VIC is Austria, OE
	* TA1BX/2 is Asiatic Turkey, TA
	* R0CAF/3, R0CM/4 and R90IARU are all European Russia, UA
	* R9/UR7IMG is European Russia, UA in CQ zone 17, ITU zone 20
	* UF1M/2 is Kaliningrad, UA2
	* R120TM, R170GS/8, RX6CP/8 and UE64RWA are all Asiatic Russia, UA9
	* R9/UN7JHC and RAEM are both Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 18, ITU zone 31
	* R170GS is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 18, ITU zone 32
	* RC85AO is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 19, ITU zone 25
	* R170GS/0 is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 19, ITU zone 34
	* VI90IARU and VK6MB/5 are both Australia, VK
	* VK9AW is Cocos (Keeling) Islands, VK9C
	* VK2IAY/9 is Lord Howe Island, VK9L
	* ZL90IARU is New Zealand, ZL

    Retired Callsigns/prefixes:

	* 4U1V and C7A in Vienna Intl Ctr, *4U1V
	* MS0OXE in Shetland Islands, *GM/s
	* 4U0I, 4U2I, 4U3I, 4U4I, 4U5I, 4U6I, 4U7I, 4U8I and 4U9I in ITU HQ, 4U1I
	* 4U1U in United Nations HQ, 4U1U
	* 9A70DP/KA, 9A70DP/PU, 9A70DP/RI and 9A70DP/ZG in Croatia, 9A
	* 9M58MS and 9M58MW in East Malaysia, 9M6
	* EA9QD/7 in Spain, EA
	* GB8DS in Northern Ireland, GI
	* GB0RWC, GB4GSS, GB4OST and GB75BB in Wales, GW
	* N1DID and WW6O in United States, K
	* WH0AC in Guam, KH2
	* KQ6CD, N6ZAB and WA4ZOF in Hawaii, KH6
	  and N6SPP in Alaska, KL
	* K4F, KB1UZV and N2KUE in Puerto Rico, KP4
	* LU3AAL/GR, LU4AA/D, LU5BE/GR, LU5DGG/H and LU8EFF/GR in Argentina, LU
	* 4U1V and C7A in Austria, OE
	* PA2DK/J in Netherlands, PA
	* R920RZ, R9JI/1, RA9YA/6, RT9K/3, RU0ZW/6, UA9FIT/4 and UA9SY/4 in European Russia, UA
	* R2/N6TCZ, RA/EU1FY/P and UB9KAA/2 in Kaliningrad, UA2
	* R100D, R100DI, R2015AS, R2015DM, R2015DS, R2015EP, RK4PA/9, RT9K/0
	  and UE44Y in Asiatic Russia, UA9
	* VK3NUT/6 in Australia, VK

73 - Jim AD1C


Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us

Posted by: "Jim Reisert AD1C" <jjreisert@...>


Re: [win-fldigi] Check for updates fails in Linux

A note to that effect was published on all three Yahoo support groups.  One more once:

If you are using a version of fldigi earlier than 3.23.04 then the program will not be able to check for updates.  The reason is that all update files were removed from the www.w1hkj.com site.  3.23.04 and 05 will correctly identify and notify you when a newer version is available on the Source Forge site.

Uncheck the box "Check for updates when starting program" located on the UI/General configuration tab.  You can re-enable after installed 3.23.05.

Want to thank someone?  Thank the grinch who perpetrated the denial of service attack against the w1hkj.com site.  He resides in Townsend Washington.  I will not reveal any more detailed information.


On 11/20/2015 09:47 AM, Ron Herring w7hd-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [win-fldigi] wrote:
I know how to manually update the program.

What I'm trying to point out is that this is from the program itself under both Windows and Linux.  The program needs to have the correct URLs in its help area.  
W7HD Ron [Linux user 415320] [NAQCC#7587] [OMISS#9898]

On Friday, November 20, 2015 8:44 AM, "w1hkj w1hkj-Bdlq13kUjeyLZ21kGMrzwg@public.gmane.org [win-fldigi]" <win-fldigi-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org> wrote:

See:  http://www.w1hkj.com/


On 11/20/2015 09:19 AM, w7hd-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [win-fldigi] wrote:
FLdigi 3.23.01
Clicked on Help, then Check for updates.   Got this screen.

Also happens on Windows 7 64-bit.
Linux Mint 17.2 Mate 64-bit on Dell 5523 laptop

Ron W7HD

Posted by: w1hkj <w1hkj-Bdlq13kUjeyLZ21kGMrzwg@public.gmane.org>


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For Sale: my Icom IC-7600

IC-7600 transceiver
Original Box
Hand Microphone
Power Cord
Original Physical Manual and CD-ROM manual

Price: $1,915

ICOM IC-7000 in very good condition.
I am including the original hand mic, a desk mic,
original box , power cable , manual, remote kit,
mobile mounting bracket and a NooElec USB SDR I have been using as a panadaptor for this rig.
Price: $750

Email: larry.rj73-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org



Posted by: larry_rj73-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org


Re: Fldigi and USB CAT cable

> 1g. Re: Fldigi and USB CAT cable
>     Posted by:  taylor.bill72-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org taylor.bill72
>     Date: Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:15 am ((PST))
> I am running LInux Mint Rafaela OS.  I have a windows VM but I'm
> trying to get totally away from windows. Thanks for the replay sir.


If you've not grasped what everyone else has been saying.

You do not need a Windows VM under Linux to use Fldigi etc.

Fldigi can be run "natively" under Linux, but you'll need to either build it from sources (not difficult, even I can do it!)  Start here:-

Or load a not-so-new version from the OS's own repo' or from Kamal's PPA, as others have said.

As I think you're new to Linux, I'd suggest at first, using Mint's own software repository, just search for Fldigi, and it should appear as an option to install, just like anything else in there..

No need for any instance of Windows then!   Only to setup Fldigi much as you have done under Windows, but using Linux naming conventions for such things as serial ports.

Like everything, take one step at a time.   Feel free to ask questions.


Dave G0WBX.

Posted by: Dave B <g8kbvdave-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>


fldigi 3.23.05

3.23.05 is also a special update for Windows users.  fldigi uses the 
portaudio library for sound codec support.  The library code had to be 
modified to accommodate recent updates to the Windows OS and the way 
that RealTek sound devices responded to queries made by portaudio.  
Several users reported fldigi 3.23.04 startup failure with subsequent 
testing revealing the underlying cause.

3.23.05 has be exhaustively tested on a wide range of Windows platforms 
that have RealTek sound h/w installed.  No startup problems were 
observed on the test systems.  It is not known whether the startup 
symptom was associated with any other sound codecs, but the solution may 
be equally applicable.

73, Dave, W1HKJ

Posted by: w1hkj <w1hkj@...>


fldigi version 3.23.05

Has been posted to SourceForge


fldigi-help files, zip and pdf have also been updated.

Version 3.23.05 Maintenance release

   kml disable
     * disabled kml services unless user enables on kml configuration tab.
       - default is ON

   dock macros
     * add dockable macros in a 4x12 matrix
       - provides access to all 48 macros.
       - group of 48 can be dragged to/from it's default position just 
below the main menu bar
     * change vertical raster height to 20 vice 60
       - decreased minimum vertical main dialog dimension for small 
netbook screens
     * update to documentation

   ADIF record repairs
     * Add code to allow on the fly correction of corrupt ADIF records 
during file read.

   gpio ptt
     * Added gpio support for PTT.
       - used primarily by Pi experimenters
       - submitted by Lior, KK6KWA

     * suppress info messages during prog start
       - prodigiuous use of LOG_INFO increases difficulty of debugging 
other aspects of fldigi
       - enable the INFO messages for debugging or to observe program 
flow by setting command line flag
         "-more-info" ; case is significant

   Add 8PSK 125FL 250FL
    * Lowered CPU requirements to allow for use on Android/Netbook devices:
      - Added modes 125FL and 250FL with constraint length 13 FEC
      - Adjusted maximum traceback memory for viterbi decoder
      - Set traceback to an optimally-high value in viterbi.cxx constructor
      - 8PSK - 500F 1000F & 1200F now use only 1 viterbi decoder without 
      - Assigned secondary RsID codes to 125FL and 250FL.
    * Code cleanups in psk.cxx

73, Dave, W1HKJ

Posted by: w1hkj <w1hkj@...>


Source for flxmlrpc library

I'm building fldigi on PPC Debian.  Can't find the source code to build 
flxmlrpc .
Where has it gone!

Thanks, 73,

Jim, W2XO

Posted by: Jim Durham <jimdur@...>


Fldigi and USB CAT cable

I am running LInux Mint on a Toshiba A-205 notebook. I have a Yaesu FT-897D rig.  I am using RT Systems USB CT62C cable.  the dmesg command shows the following:

[    2.109091] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=2100, idProduct=0e56

[    2.109096] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3

[    2.109101] usb 2-1: Product: CT62C Radio Cable

[    2.109106] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: RT Systems

[    2.109110] usb 2-1: SerialNumber: RTYQEMH7

How can I get Linux Mint to show this as Serial port Com3?  It shows up and works just fine in Orcale windows VM.  

I am wanting to do away with the VM and just use linux.  Please help?

Posted by: taylor.bill72-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org