Locked Re: Complex call-signs

Jacques Pecourt

Wonderful Bill and thank you for taking the time to experiment for me.
I take particular satisfaction by reading "it also shows what would be transmitted and decoded by another station"
That was my main concern, a correct transmission received on the far end.  I said that because I recall reading somewhere of what the decode I see on my all screen might possibly be different.
Great, I think we can close the subject and I apologize to all for this long discussion 
Thank you again to all that participated on the subject.
Jacques W2/F2YS

On Fri, 17 May 2019 at 18:28, Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:
On 17/05/2019 23:16, Jacques Pecourt wrote:
Interesting comment you made in a previous post ( I strongly recommend anyone using a non-standard call try out the 
possible messages using the ft8code tool we provide in the WSJT-X install 'bin' directory ).
Following chapter 10-9 of the FT8 operating guide, I tried that a while ago and tried again this route but ended nowhere after entering the parameter in quotes. 
This what I entered:  C:\WSJT/wsjtx\bin\ft8code " cq W2/F2YS FN31" and it ended up with a screen showing me the content of the bin folder with the file     ft8code.exe 04/29/2019 Application 799KB. highlighted
Trying to click on this application was inoperative !   Probably entering something wrong some place !

Jacques  W2/F2YS

Hi Jacques,

it works for me. Here are two invocations:

c:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin>ft8code "CQ W2/F2YS FN31"
    Message                               Decoded                             Err i3.n3
 1. CQ W2/F2YS FN31                       CQ F2YS FN31                          *  1.  Standard msg

Message bits:

Channel symbols (tones):

c:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin>ft8code "CQ W2/F2YS"
    Message                               Decoded                             Err i3.n3
 1. CQ W2/F2YS                            CQ W2/F2YS                               4.  Nonstandard calls

Message bits:

Channel symbols (tones):


Note that the first one shows an error, the '*' in the 'Err' column. It also shows what would be transmitted and decoded by another station in the 'Decoded' column. The second shows a message that does not cause an error and is faithfully decoded.


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