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EASY STEPS TO GET STARTED WITH DXLAB
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At http://www.dxlabsuite.com double-click on DXLabLauncher148Archive.exe If you'll be installing the Launcher into ''c:\program files'' or ''c:\program files (x86)''
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Click Run to begin the download  * on a PC running Windows 7, first login to an account with Administrator privilege.
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A Download Progress box like this will display at various times. When it completes, you will automatically be taken to the next step.  * on a PC running Vista, [:InstallVista:first enable and login to the account named Administrator].
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Note that there are several DXLab applications that will run individually, or cooperatively. You may install one or more, but it's recommended that you start with one until you become familiar with it, then add another according to your needs. Click OK to proceed.
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Be sure no other programs are runnning and click OK. If you've never installed the DXLab Launcher on your PC, [http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Launcher/DXLabLauncher181Archive.exe click here]. When the following window (or your Browser's equivalent) appears, click its '''Run''' button:
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Make your selections by checking the appropriate boxes, and click Install. The "Getting Started" screen is especially helpful, so be sure to check it. http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-1.jpg
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Click Continue. A download progress window like this one will appear while the file is being downloaded:
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Click OK to proceed. http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-2.jpg
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 . The "Getting Started..." screen.
This is the DXLab Launcher Main screen. Let's install DXKeeper by clicking on the "dxk" button.
If on clicking the '''Install Launcher''' button your web browser displays a window without a '''Run''' button, for example:
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Click on Yes. http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-1A.jpg
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Click on Yes. then create a new folder named '''c:\DXLabLauncher''', click the window's '''OK''' button, and save the downloaded DXLabLauncher Archive file into the folder '''c:\DXLabLauncher'''. When the download is complete, use Windows Explorer to open '''c:\DXLabLauncher''', and run the DXLabLauncher Archive file by double-clicking it.
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This screen indicates DXKeeper is downloading, which may take a few minutes... depending on the speed of your connection. When it's finished, click on OK. If this window or one like it should appear, click its '''Run''' button:
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When it finishes, click OK. http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-3.jpg
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Click on OK. The next window informs you that the '''DXLabLauncher Setup''' program will run, after which the Launcher itself will start. The abbreviated captions on the Launcher's buttons are expanded here so you'll know which button to click to install the desired DXLab application. Before proceeding, its best to terminate any other applications running on your PC; this prevents conflicts when installing shared files. When you're ready, click the '''OK''' button:
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Click on the large button with the PC Icon. http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-4.jpg
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Click on Continue. Several windows will flash by while the DXLabLauncher initializes. You should have already terminated any other running applications, so click the '''OK''' button when this Welcome window appears:
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Good news. Click on OK. http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-5.jpg
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Again, click on OK. Before clicking the '''Install''' button in the window below,
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You are returned to Launcher's Main page. Additional applications may be installed by clicking the individual application buttons. A comprehensive list of features and their operation is available by clicking the Help button.  1. leave the '''create desktop shortcut...''' box checked unless you '''don't''' want a desktop shortcut to the Launcher created; a desktop shortcut makes it easy to start the Launcher, which in turn can start any DXLab application, so most users will leave this box checked

 1. leave the '''start DXLabLauncher...''' box checked

 1. since you're already viewing '''Getting Started with DXLab''', uncheck the '''Show Getting Started...''' box

 1. if you want to install the Launcher in a folder '''other than''' the one shown in the '''Directory''' panel, then click the '''Change Directory''' button and select the desired destination folder

 1. when you're ready, click the '''Install''' button
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Placing start menu entries for DXLab applications in a group named '''DXLab Suite''' is recommended, so just click this window's '''Continue''' box:

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DXLabLauncher Setup will now install the Launcher, displaying its progress as it proceeds:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-8.jpg

When the DXLabLauncherSetup completes, click the '''OK''' button:

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The DXLab Launcher will now start. If no other DXLab applications are installed, the LED-like displays above each of the Launcher's application control buttons are shown in '''black'''. If you previously installed other DXlab applications, their LED-like displays will be shown in '''red''' (assuming they aren't running).

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-10.jpg

To install an uninstalled application, click the appropriate Launcher button:

 * '''cmd''' - Commander ([:TransceiverControl:transceiver control])
 * '''dxk''' - DXKeeper ([:Logging:logging])
 * '''dxv''' - DXView ([:DxInfo:DX information] and [:RotatorControl:antenna rotator control])
 * '''pf''' - Pathfinder ([:QSLRouteDiscovery:QSL route discovery])
 * '''pv''' - !PropView ([:Propagation:Propagation Prediction])
 * '''sc''' - !SpotCollector ([:CollectingSpots:DX and WWV spot collection and analysis])
 * '''ww''' - !WinWarbler ([:Operation:PSK31, PSK63, RTTY, CW, and Phone operation])
See [:InstallApplication:Installing a DXLab Application] for additional information.

To upgrade an installed DXLab application, see [:UpgradeApplication:Upgrading a DXLab Application]

Installing the DXLab Launcher

If you'll be installing the Launcher into c:\program files or c:\program files (x86)

  • on a PC running Windows 7, first login to an account with Administrator privilege.
  • on a PC running Vista, [:InstallVista:first enable and login to the account named Administrator].

If you've never installed the DXLab Launcher on your PC, [http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Launcher/DXLabLauncher181Archive.exe click here]. When the following window (or your Browser's equivalent) appears, click its Run button:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-1.jpg

A download progress window like this one will appear while the file is being downloaded:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-2.jpg

If on clicking the Install Launcher button your web browser displays a window without a Run button, for example:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-1A.jpg

then create a new folder named c:\DXLabLauncher, click the window's OK button, and save the downloaded DXLabLauncher Archive file into the folder c:\DXLabLauncher. When the download is complete, use Windows Explorer to open c:\DXLabLauncher, and run the DXLabLauncher Archive file by double-clicking it.

If this window or one like it should appear, click its Run button:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-3.jpg

The next window informs you that the DXLabLauncher Setup program will run, after which the Launcher itself will start. The abbreviated captions on the Launcher's buttons are expanded here so you'll know which button to click to install the desired DXLab application. Before proceeding, its best to terminate any other applications running on your PC; this prevents conflicts when installing shared files. When you're ready, click the OK button:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-4.jpg

Several windows will flash by while the DXLabLauncher initializes. You should have already terminated any other running applications, so click the OK button when this Welcome window appears:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-5.jpg

Before clicking the Install button in the window below,

  1. leave the create desktop shortcut... box checked unless you don't want a desktop shortcut to the Launcher created; a desktop shortcut makes it easy to start the Launcher, which in turn can start any DXLab application, so most users will leave this box checked

  2. leave the start DXLabLauncher... box checked

  3. since you're already viewing Getting Started with DXLab, uncheck the Show Getting Started... box

  4. if you want to install the Launcher in a folder other than the one shown in the Directory panel, then click the Change Directory button and select the desired destination folder

  5. when you're ready, click the Install button

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-6.jpg

Placing start menu entries for DXLab applications in a group named DXLab Suite is recommended, so just click this window's Continue box:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-7.jpg

DXLabLauncher Setup will now install the Launcher, displaying its progress as it proceeds:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-8.jpg

When the DXLabLauncherSetup completes, click the OK button:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-9.jpg

The DXLab Launcher will now start. If no other DXLab applications are installed, the LED-like displays above each of the Launcher's application control buttons are shown in black. If you previously installed other DXlab applications, their LED-like displays will be shown in red (assuming they aren't running).

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/Install-10.jpg

To install an uninstalled application, click the appropriate Launcher button:

  • cmd - Commander ([:TransceiverControl:transceiver control])

  • dxk - DXKeeper ([:Logging:logging])

  • dxv - DXView ([:DxInfo:DX information] and [:RotatorControl:antenna rotator control])

  • pf - Pathfinder ([:QSLRouteDiscovery:QSL route discovery])

  • pv - PropView ([:Propagation:Propagation Prediction])

  • sc - SpotCollector ([:CollectingSpots:DX and WWV spot collection and analysis])

  • ww - WinWarbler ([:Operation:PSK31, PSK63, RTTY, CW, and Phone operation])

See [:InstallApplication:Installing a DXLab Application] for additional information.

To upgrade an installed DXLab application, see [:UpgradeApplication:Upgrading a DXLab Application]


[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dxlab/post Post a question or suggestion on the DXLab reflector]

[:InstallingDXLabApplications:Installing DXLab Applications]

[:GettingStarted:Getting Started with DXLab]

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