Locked Re: WSJT-X suddenly deaf?

Harvey Hamel

Tad FYI,

As a test, I have installed a USB sound card on my W10 system. I get the same result as before. That is, substituting  the USB sound card for 
the system sound card I still get:  MSK144 decodes and transmits. FT8 etc. does not show any signals present and no decodes
I can still transmit on FT8 etc. 

 I have exhausted all selections of audio on both system and within WSJT. 

Seems to me the sound card input is not communicating with WSJT other than when MSK144 is active. I have no notion of how WSJT samples the sound card. 

I see that my FT8 spectrum scan seems normal. It starts out noisy and as time goes on, smooths nicely. This part is working,  as it has in the past, when monitoring a dead band. 

I suspecting that a solution that accommodates W10 updates will require some code changes.
Something seems to have gotten broken or declared unacceptable my the W10 upgrade.

Help Guru's,



On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 12:51 PM JP Tucson, AZ <samcat88az@...> wrote:
... ok, GOOD LUCK with that...

You're gonna need it!

(Not trying to be snide, but you should really read about all the crap tha MS has pulled, and how much damage to so many pc's caused by their ignorant, untested updates for years... AND ESPECIALLY THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS!!!)

p.s. I"ve been dealing with MS garbage for nearly 4 decades! If it wern't for the fact that some of the best ham programs & other general use programs run only on windows, I'd dump it altogether; in favor of android, chrome, etc. 

73 - John - N7GHZ

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020, 5:45 AM Andrew O'Brien <andrewobrie@...> wrote:
John, I argue ... always update Windows 
Andy K3UK 

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 5:32 AM JP Tucson, AZ <samcat88az@...> wrote:
Ted - did your Windows 'update'?  (Never update Windows!)

Win10 updates have a nasty habit of screwing up your audio mixer & your codec settings!

Recheck those & TURN OFF Win10 update; by going into the windows icon in bottom left corner - type ser(vices); which brings up a list; go down to Windows update & disable it!  NOTE: you have to check it on a regular basis because update will turn itself back on... (stupid windows & microsoft) (seriously, we need to all file a class action lawsuit against MS to force them to provide a permanently turn off windows/stop "forced" updates!)

73 - John - N7GHZ

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020, 12:30 AM K7RA Tad Cook <k7ra@...> wrote:
I've been using the software on FT8 with a Tigertronics SignalLink, but suddenly a few days ago it has gone deaf.  Nothing appears in Band Activity, and the Receiving nomograph stays at zero, which is odd because normally in the past even when the USB connection from the SignalLink hardware was not attached, the Receiving field is jumping around. For instance, right now I am not at the radio and on another computer, and when I run WSJT here with no audio input, that Receiving window acts as if there are signals present.

I*'ve been through everything. I am able to transmit OK.

Any suggestions? Everything worked fine til very recently.

Tad Cook - K7RA
Seattle, WA


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