The MM DXLab Bridge enables the MM applications -- MMSSTV (version 1.11G or later), MMTTY, and MMVARI -- to directly log QSOs to DXKeeper using Commander for transceiver control. The Bridge is free, and contains no advertising; commercial use is expressly forbidden.
To install the Bridge, download its zip archive, and extract the files MMD.exe and MMD.txt into the folder of your choice.
To use the Bridge, first run MMD.exe, and then start your MM application; you can start DXKeeper either before running MMD.exe or after starting your MM application. When you run MMD.exe, it displays a vertical window showing the information to be logged; this window can be minimized until you wish to terminate the Bridge. The first time you start your MM application, select Setup Logging... from its Option menu, and then select the Setup Logging window's Conversion tab.
In the Link panel, set the Application to Turbo HAMLOG/Win
In the Turbo-HAMLOG panel's Mode sub-panel, set the RTTY mode to RTTY and the SSTV mode to SSTV
In the Turbo-HAMLOG panel's Time zone panel, select UTC always
If you are using Commander for transceiver control, then in the Link panel,
All of these settings will be remembered when you subsequently run your MM application.
When you enter a callsign in your
MM application's Log panel, the panel's QSO button is enabled; clicking the button sets
the QSO's start time, and directs DXKeeper
to show all previous QSOs with the callsign in its Log Page Display. Clicking
the QSO button a second time sets the QSO's end time, and creates a new QSO in the
currently-open DXKeeper log in
which the following information is recorded:
|MM application Log Panel||DXKeeper QSO item|
|Frequency selector||freq and band|
|begin (date and time)|
|end (date and time)|
|mode (set to SSTV)|
If you have questions or suggestions, please send them via email to the DXLab reflector.
Other members of the DXLab suite of free amateur radio software:
Commander - control your Icom, TenTec, Kenwood, Elecraft, or Yaesu radio from your PC
DXKeeper - records and manages QSOs, tracks progress towards DXing objectives, and prints QSL cards orlabels, addresses envelopes or prints address labels
Pathfinder - locate QSL information from web-accessible sources
WinWarbler - conducts QSOs using PSK31 or PSK63 with simultaneous three-channel decoding and display, or RTTY with simultaneous two-channel decoding and display
DXView - displays DXCC info and country maps, and plots spots, beam headings, solar position, and the solar terminator on a world map
PropView - displays minimum and maximum useable frequencies between specified locations and monitors the IARU/NCDXF HF Beacon network
SpotCollector - collects and aggregates spots from multiple sources -- including packet, Telnet, and IRC -- to create a local database that you can display, sort, and filter in real time