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Fldigi-DXLabs Gateway — 66 Comments

  1. Thanks Rick, but I just tried that twice, and it’s not working. I tried unzipping the update to the same folder it was in and also into a new folder. However, when I open the launcher, I’m still getting the same message that the file is missing. I shut off Norton Security Suite before doing all of this. I guess I don’t know enough about file paths and directories to figure out what is wrong. Very frustrating. I am going to have to give up for today – I’m out of time and out of ideas for how to solve the problem.


  2. Rick: I figured out what was wrong – I had to completely disable Norton and also I was confused by the fact that part of the folder name used before was put onto a 2nd line on my screen, obscuring the fact that there was a space between two characters in the string. Once I figured that out, it wasn’t hard.

    Now I just have to put that update file into Norton so it isn’t rejected next time – but I am not sure what exactly I need to put into Norton to make the program think future downloads are safe. Do I just put the whole file string name into Norton? Something shorter? Something that covers all future updates from you? I have no idea. Thanks for the help…Jeff

  3. Rick: for your information, even after I made a rule in Norton Security Suite instructing the software to allow gateway files from your site….the first time I started the gateway the Norton software deleted the file! I could not believe it. It gave me a dire warning about the file being unsafe, untrustworthy. Fortunately, I was able to order Norton to restore the file, but I think it is insane for the Norton software to be written so as to ignore the rule I made and delete the file anyway!

    You should contact Norton about this – I notice that next to the name I gave the rule instructing Norton to accept gateway files, Norton placed a big red “X” indicating the alleged danger of the files. I am unable to change that designation, which is a shame. I trust anything from your site, and it should be easier to get the Norton software to do the same. Good luck, and thanks for your help (again!). Jeff

  4. I have the latest FLDigi and FLRig running. I also autostart the DXView and SpotCollector programs. I just started using SpotCollector which displays DX on the DXView – pretty neat.

    My understanding is that I can use FldigiDXLabsGateway so that when I click on a DXView DX spot, FLDigi will then switch to the frequency of the spot. Is my understanding correct?

    I tried to make it work, but have had no luck. I use FLRIG as my rig control.

  5. Hi Roy..
    Yes this is possible. Open Spot Collector and then open the settings. On the General tab of the settings on the right hand side there is a section called Digital Mode Application in the text box of that section enter the following just as shown
    Fldigi-DXLabs Gateway

    Note that the gateway will need to be started before Spotcollector is loaded or you will need to manually have to connect to the gateway by opening up the settings of SpotCollector and clicking the Connect button in this section. If the gateway is loaded first then it should automatically connect . You might also need to adjust the settings in the section below the Digital Mode Application.

    Let me know how you make out
    73 Rick N2AMG

    p.s. I am not sure if clicking a spot in DXView will cause the spot to move but clicking on a spot in SpotCollector will move to that frequency and set the mode correctly.

  6. Thank you Rick. I will try it later today. Does it matter what CAT I use to control my rig? I am using FLRIG.

    One suggest(?) – at the top of your website it shows “Posted on March 28, 2008” – when I first came here, I could not determine if this is still an “active” website, etc. Might you want to update your website to show it is still active?

  7. Rick,
    1. I entered “Fldigi-DXLabs Gateway” in the SpotCollector Configuration.
    2. I closed all programs, and started “FldigiDXLabsGateway”
    3. Now, when I click on a spot in SpotCollector 7.6.5,
    FLDigi frequency is updated to the spot frequency,
    however, FLRig is not updated and my rig frequency is not changed
    4. If I click on a DXView 4.3.2 spot on the map, FLDigi is not updated
    5. I am not running DXKeeper or Commander (as shown in the FldigiDXLabsGateway RX tab). I am running flrig for CAT control.
    6. FldigiDXLabsGateway error log shows no errors
    7. When I don’t run FldigiDXLabsGateway, fldigi is working correctly with flrig.
    8. I am running Windows 10 with no problems that I know about.

    Any troubleshooting tips? Is there a better way to troubleshoot this with you (email, phone call, etc?)

    Thanks – Roy

  8. Per Rick’s (email) help, I switched from FLrig to DX Commander and all is running fine.

  9. Had to download and install winwarbler to get an ocx file(sminet32x.ocx)that was needed by the FLDigi Gsteway program. Once that ocx file was there, the gateway installed and worked without any problems. This was on a new machine with windows 10. Thanks for a great suite of applications.

  10. Hi Bill.
    The Gateway is the next application that I plan on converting to That way It will depend on straight programming instead of the use of controls.
    73 Rick N2AMG

  11. 1. Can I disable DXKeeper as I do not use it?
    2. I started using N3FJP ACLog – do I need to change any settings on Fldigi-DXLabs Gateway, such as Logging from DDE to TCP?

  12. Hi Roy..
    Unfortunately my interface does not work with the n3jfp program.

    But your still in luck. Fldigi supports the N3JFP program directly and will work with it with the routines built into Fldigi to follow the logger for logging an radio work.. There is a setup screen in the Fldigi setup that lets you enable the interface..

    73 Rick N2AMG

  13. Hi Rick !

    New Win10 installation- Tabctl32.ocx missing, could you include this with installer ?

    73 !
    Sergey R5AU

  14. Rick , could you review in the next version of Gateway ability of multiinstance operation, like FLdigi. You know, today at time of SDR`s like Flex6700 possible to monitor/operate on several bands simultaniously without VFO swithcing, but need to aggregate different steams into one log.

  15. Hi Rick, been using this program for a while now but had to rebuild the computer and reload everything. All programs work but your Gateway program. I now have Windows10PRO 64 bit. No protection other than Defender installed. When I open the Gateway to set FLDigi path it will not open the path window and just goes to the normal window. I recently installed FLDigi in the Program Files(86) folder. Any help here? I have installed this so many times in the past but this is the first time I have had trouble. Maybe the 64 bit OS?

  16. Hi Larry..
    I feel your pain..
    I myself am no longer able to run the gateway while using Windows 10. I have started re-writting the app in but it seems like every time I sit down to work on it I get pulled away to do something else. One thing you can try is right click on the .exe file and choose compatibility and see if you can change it to run as Windows 7 and see if that will let you do it. Also on my system I can no longer get the xmlrpc dll file I use to register any longer. This has also stopped me from using any of my gateways or bridges to Fldigi. They also need to be re-written.

    73 Rick N2AMG

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