N1MM-DXKeeper Gateway Online Help

The N1MM to DXKeeper Gateway enables each QSO logged in N1MM+ or N1MM to be immediately logged to DXKeeper, and to direct DXView and Pathfinder to "lookup" the logged callsign; you can configure the Gateway to direct DXView to display all previous QSOs with the logged callsign.

The Gateway is free, and contains no advertising; commercial use is expressly forbidden.

Installation

To install the Gateway, download its zip archive, and extract the application it contains into the folder of your choice. This application will only work correctly if you have DXKeeper installed.  You can create a desktop icon to start the Gateway, or you can configure the DXLab Launcher to automatically start the Gateway with your DXLab applications.

Configuration with N1MM+

Display the N1MM+ Configurer window by opening the N1MM+ Config menu and selecting the Configure Ports ... command. On the Configurer window's Broadcast Data tab,

  1. check the Contacts box, and set the IP Addr: PortIP Addr:Port box to its right to  your computer's IPv4 address, followed by a colon and the port number 12060; if your computer's IPv4 address is 192.168.1.11, then you should specify  192.168.1.11:12060

  2. check the External Callsign Lookup box, and set the IP Addr: PortIP Addr:Port box to its right to  your computer's IPv4 address, followed by a colon and the port number 12060; if your computer's IPv4 address is 192.168.1.11, then you should specify  192.168.1.11:12060

To determine your computer's IPv4 address, direct windows top open a Cmd window, enter the ipconfig command, and strike the enter key; your computer's IPv4 address will be included in the results displayed by this command.

For more information about N1MM+'s UDP Broadcasts, go here.

 

Configuration with N1MM

Configure N1MM to send an external UDP broadcast whenever it logs a QSO by terminating N1MM (if running), and then using a text editor like Notepad to place the following entries in the N1MM Logger.ini file:

[ExternalBroadcast] 
DestinationIPs=127.0.0.1
DestinationPort=12060 
IsBroadcastContact=True 

If an [ExternalBroadcast]section is already present in the N1MM Logger.ini file, add any of the DestinationIPs, DestinationPort or IsBroadcastContact statements that are not already present in that section. After modifying N1MM Logger.ini, save your changes and restart N1MM. Additional information about N1MM's external UDP broadcasts is available here.

In some cases, the Gateway will not receive N1MM's UDB broadcast unless you include your computer's IPv4 address in the [ExternalBroadcast]section's DestinationIPs item, separated by a single space, e.g.

DestinationIPs=127.0.0.1 192.168.1.11

To determine your computer's IPv4 address, direct windows top open a Cmd window, enter the ipconfig command, and strike the enter key; your computer's IPv4 address will be included in the results displayed by this command.

If N1MM is running while you make changes to its Logger.ini file, those changes will be overwritten when N1MM terminates.

Operation

You can start the Gateway, N1MM+, DXKeeper, DXView and Pathfinder in any order. The Gateway displays a small window that indicates whether it has "connected" with DXKeeper, DXView and Pathfinder, which it does automatically when these applications start.

In N1MM and N1MM+, typing a callsign and striking the Enter key will log the QSO to DXKeeper.

In N1MM+ version 7336 or later, typing a callsign and striking the Tab key or Space bar will direct DXView and Pathfinder to perform "lookup" operations, if they are running. If the Gateway's Lookup previous QSOs box is checked, DXKeeper will also be directed to display all previous QSOs with the newly-logged callsign.

Clicking this window's Help button displays the web page you're now reading.

An indication in red font will appear if new entries have been placed in an Errorlog.txt file in the folder in which the Gateway resides; if this happens, please report it to the DXLab Discussion Group. During normal operation, the Gateway's main window can be minimized; its primary purpose is to permit the Gateway to be terminated when desired.

With the Gateway running, logging a QSO in N1MM will log a QSO with the following ADIF fields in DXKeeper:

If you have questions or suggestions, please send them via email to the DXLab Yahoo Group.

Other members of the DXLab suite of free amateur radio software: