locked Re: F/H mode malfunction or operator error? #FoxAndHound

Jim Shorney

Aside from what is causing the problem, the alert op should notice what is going on and QSY down manually.



On Sat, 30 Jan 2021 06:34:43 -0600
"John, K9MM" <johnb3030@...> wrote:

I am currently using WSJT-X v2.2.2. I updated to this version on
6/26/2020. The computer is running Windows 10 Pro v20H2.

With the dearth of DXpeditions due to Covid-19, it has been months since
I last used F/H mode.

Yesterday, J28PJ was using F/H on 17M. When he responded to my call, my
transmit frequency stayed above +1000 instead of moving down to his
frequency. I was unable to complete the QSO. I was definitely in Hound
mode. Later, he was on FT4 and I had a complete QSO.

Last evening, 4U1UN had many calling him on 40M FT8, so he announced he
was switching to F/H mode on 7056. He had about a dozen strong callers
from NA, SA, and EU, but was making few QSOs and sending many reports
repeatedly. After awhile, I stopped calling and just watched what was
going on in both even and odd time slots. In many cases, he would give
someone a report and they would reply, but their transmit frequency did
NOT shift down to his. The QSO would not be completed, and soon the
station would be calling him again. Occasionally there would be a QSO
attempt where F/H correctly shifted the caller's transmit frequency and
the QSO would complete, but this was less common.

Is it possible that there is an F/H incompatibility conflict between
v2.2.2 and v2.3.0-rc4? Or are there this many operators who have
something wrong in their setup? Strange!


John, K9MM

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