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To my knowledge Linux Mint does not inject any eq, echo, etc in the standard install and I haven't installed anything like that. I was dead wrong when I said the software volume display fluctuates during the tx phase. It's solid and doesn't not fluctuate throughout the entire transmission. I updated hamlib, it still failed, and I sent the rig control log from that failing session to Mike Black.
I really do appreciate your thoughts on my conundrum.
On 6/21/22 12:33, William Smith wrote:
Hmm, lots of info here, not sure how much I can help, but a few observations:
On Jun 21, 2022, at 12:08 PM, Mike Ward<woooe48mmex991@...> wrote:Sounds like it, so (and if your ALC is set as below, it sounds like you are doing the right thing there.
On 6/19/22 04:55, William Smith wrote:
On Jun 18, 2022, at 3:26 PM, Mike Ward<woooe48mmex991@...> wrote:So your "RF indicator" shows you are putting out power? How much, compared to the rating of your rig?
WSJT-X (running on Linux) running with my KX3 receives and decodes FT8 fine but no transmissions ever show up on PSKREPORTER. WSJT-X can change bands and follows the frequency if I manually change it. When transmitting I see my radio's TX light come on and the RF indicator shows that it's transmitting.
I have set my Elecraft KX3 to output 10 watts. The SWR shown on the radio is about 1.1 - 1
and the RF indicator shows 10 so I believe I'm transmitting the 10 watts on 14.074 MHz
Unless your small SW transistor radi is receiving USB at exactly 14.074 MHz, you may not hear anything, so I suspect that's a red herring.
I held a small SW transistor radio tuned for it's 19M band next to coax feeding the antenna and I
hear static until tWSJT-X transmits and then I hear complete silence.
I'd upgrade hamlib as per Mike W9MDB's instructions and see if that helps.
I don't know if Linux is as helpful as Windows by adding equalization and echo cancellation, but you should be able to determine if that's the case.
I don't have an equalizer app installed on the new laptop but I could install one just to confirm that the audio is flat.
Wait, what's flucuating? Everything should be constant output, constant power, single tone from the 8 available, etc. If you can hear it, it's a distrinctive warble, look online for sample sounds.
When WSJT-X transmits I see the output device volume control fluctuate so I think sound out is set correctly.
73, Willie N1JBJ