Locked Re: New user, problems decoding FT8 #FT8

Chris Mitchell

Hi Guys,

Many thanks for all the help - reset the time again, now decoding!


On 5 Feb 2021, at 23:21, Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:

´╗┐On 05/02/2021 16:08, chrisc.mitchell via groups.io wrote:
I have just started using WSJT-X. I am unable to see any decodes of FT8 signals. There are plenty on the waterfall and the signals are audible through my rig speaker (IC-705). In the settings/ radio tab both Test Cat and Test PTT work. The green receive indicator on the main screen is showing about 60dB.
Before trying FT8 I used WSPR mode and that worked fine. Any ideas what I may be doing wrong?

Chris, G1VNA
Hi Chris,

one likely cause is your PC not being synchronized to UTC well enough. The WSPR decoder has a much larger tolerance for time difference than the FT8 one does. We recommend installing the Meinberg NTP Client application if you are running on MS Windows.


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