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locked Re: Recovery

Lars Berg
 

Sorry. The page is https://www.rickmurphy.net/lotwquery.html

 

Skickades från E-post för Windows 10

 

Från: Lars Berg
Skickat: den 23 maj 2020 21:45
Till: WSJTX@groups.io
Ämne: Re: [WSJTX] Recovery

 

You can download your log, confirmed an unconfirmed QSO’s from

 

 

Skickades från E-post för Windows 10

 

Från: K8BL BOB LIDDY
Skickat: den 23 maj 2020 21:29
Till: WSJTX@groups.io
Ämne: Re: [WSJTX] Recovery

 

Kyle,

 

I found it at the Link, below. (Very Cool!!)

 

TNX/73,     Bob  K8BL

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, May 23, 2020, 02:08:51 PM EDT, Kyle K7KE <kyle@...> wrote:

 

 

Next time around get yourself a REAL backup program. I wouldn't touch Windows 10 built-in capabilities with a 10 ft. pole. At Minitool.com download the free version of MiniTool Shadowmaker. It is a rock solid backup program with a very simple to understand UI.

Kyle
K7KE

 

 


locked Re: Recovery

Lars Berg
 

You can download your log, confirmed an unconfirmed QSO’s from

 

 

Skickades från E-post för Windows 10

 

Från: K8BL BOB LIDDY
Skickat: den 23 maj 2020 21:29
Till: WSJTX@groups.io
Ämne: Re: [WSJTX] Recovery

 

Kyle,

 

I found it at the Link, below. (Very Cool!!)

 

TNX/73,     Bob  K8BL

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, May 23, 2020, 02:08:51 PM EDT, Kyle K7KE <kyle@...> wrote:

 

 

Next time around get yourself a REAL backup program. I wouldn't touch Windows 10 built-in capabilities with a 10 ft. pole. At Minitool.com download the free version of MiniTool Shadowmaker. It is a rock solid backup program with a very simple to understand UI.

Kyle
K7KE

 


locked Re: Recovery

K8BL BOB LIDDY <k8bl@...>
 

Kyle,

I found it at the Link, below. (Very Cool!!)

TNX/73,     Bob  K8BL




On Saturday, May 23, 2020, 02:08:51 PM EDT, Kyle K7KE <kyle@...> wrote:


Next time around get yourself a REAL backup program. I wouldn't touch Windows 10 built-in capabilities with a 10 ft. pole. At Minitool.com download the free version of MiniTool Shadowmaker. It is a rock solid backup program with a very simple to understand UI.

Kyle
K7KE


locked Re: Recovery

Kyle K7UU
 

Next time around get yourself a REAL backup program. I wouldn't touch Windows 10 built-in capabilities with a 10 ft. pole. At Minitool.com download the free version of MiniTool Shadowmaker. It is a rock solid backup program with a very simple to understand UI.

Kyle
K7KE


locked Re: dimension 4

Dave (NK7Z)
 

Thanks sir!

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources

On 5/23/20 9:08 AM, Charlie Morrison wrote:
Hi Dave
It's here
https://www.maniaradio.it/en/bkttimesync.html
73 de Charlie GI4FUE
-----Original Message-----
From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Cole
Sent: 23 May 2020 17:06
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] dimension 4
While I have used D4 for years, (and had an almost perfect run with it),
it seems it is time to move on...
Running non supported software, is never a good idea. Just because a piece of software still works, does not necessarily make it the best, or even a good choice for use.
In fact, non supported software should not be used at all, especially when supported software exists, that does the same job, as reliability as the non supported software.
Unless a support channel comes to light very soon for D4, (which I doubt), and based on what I have seen so far, I will be moving on to BKTtimesync as a test.
It would have been nice to have had D4 put into open source prior to the removal of support.
All of that said, does anyone know what the authors site for download of BKTtimesync is?
73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources
On 5/23/20 8:38 AM, Gilbert Baron wrote:
Good idea unless you need it on multiple machines. That can get expensive fast. I have no trouble with Nettime but D4 usually works too.

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN
Hierro candente, batir de repente
44.08226N 92.51265W EN34rb

-----Original Message-----
From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Lorenzini
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:33
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] dimension 4

With just about any cheap GPS you can dump the internet and all it's problems by running BKTtimesync which was written by a ham.

Bob - wd6dod






locked Re: dimension 4

Kyle K7UU
 

Bob is right on. I did away with Internet-based sync programs a year ago. A cheap USB dongle GPS receiver for about $25 is all you need: https://amzn.to/2zgHFdX

P.S. My QTH has a metal roof and it still works perfectly.

Kyle
K7KE


locked Re: dimension 4

Bruce N7XGR
 

Charlie,  The BKT is the one I use and have had no problems.
I have it set for a Stratum Server 80 miles away.

Bruce  N7XGR


On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 1:43 PM Charlie Morrison <charlie@...> wrote:
Hi Dave

It's here

https://www.maniaradio.it/en/bkttimesync.html

73 de Charlie GI4FUE

-----Original Message-----
From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Cole
Sent: 23 May 2020 17:06
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] dimension 4

While I have used D4 for years, (and had an almost perfect run with it),
  it seems it is time to move on...

Running non supported software, is never a good idea.  Just because a piece of software still works, does not necessarily make it the best, or even a good choice for use.

In fact, non supported software should not be used at all, especially when supported software exists, that does the same job, as reliability as the non supported software.

Unless a support channel comes to light very soon for D4, (which I doubt), and based on what I have seen so far, I will be moving on to BKTtimesync as a test.

It would have been nice to have had D4 put into open source prior to the removal of support.

All of that said, does anyone know what the authors site for download of BKTtimesync is?

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources

On 5/23/20 8:38 AM, Gilbert Baron wrote:
> Good idea unless you need it on multiple machines. That can get expensive fast. I have no trouble with Nettime but D4 usually works too.
>
> Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN
> Hierro candente, batir de repente
> 44.08226N 92.51265W EN34rb
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Lorenzini
> Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:33
> To: WSJTX@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [WSJTX] dimension 4
>
> With just about any cheap GPS you can dump the internet and all it's problems by running BKTtimesync which was written by a ham.
>
> Bob - wd6dod
>
>
>
>
>
>



locked Re: dimension 4

Jim - N4ST
 

Went to the $20 GPS dongles a few years ago.
I set the USB port to remain powered on even when the computers are off, so millisecond accuracy at boot up.
As Forest Gump said, "That's one less thing to worry about."

________________
73,
Jim - N4ST

-----Original Message-----
From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Lorenzini
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:33
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] dimension 4

With just about any cheap GPS you can dump the internet and all it's
problems by running BKTtimesync which was written by a ham.

Bob - wd6dod


locked Re: dimension 4

Charlie Morrison
 

Hi Dave

It's here

https://www.maniaradio.it/en/bkttimesync.html

73 de Charlie GI4FUE

-----Original Message-----
From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Cole
Sent: 23 May 2020 17:06
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] dimension 4

While I have used D4 for years, (and had an almost perfect run with it),
it seems it is time to move on...

Running non supported software, is never a good idea. Just because a piece of software still works, does not necessarily make it the best, or even a good choice for use.

In fact, non supported software should not be used at all, especially when supported software exists, that does the same job, as reliability as the non supported software.

Unless a support channel comes to light very soon for D4, (which I doubt), and based on what I have seen so far, I will be moving on to BKTtimesync as a test.

It would have been nice to have had D4 put into open source prior to the removal of support.

All of that said, does anyone know what the authors site for download of BKTtimesync is?

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources

On 5/23/20 8:38 AM, Gilbert Baron wrote:
Good idea unless you need it on multiple machines. That can get expensive fast. I have no trouble with Nettime but D4 usually works too.

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN
Hierro candente, batir de repente
44.08226N 92.51265W EN34rb

-----Original Message-----
From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Lorenzini
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:33
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] dimension 4

With just about any cheap GPS you can dump the internet and all it's problems by running BKTtimesync which was written by a ham.

Bob - wd6dod






locked Re: dimension 4

Dave Garber
 

do a google search, thats how I found it

Dave Garber
VE3WEJ / VE3IE


On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 12:06 PM Dave Cole <dave@...> wrote:
While I have used D4 for years, (and had an almost perfect run with it),
  it seems it is time to move on...

Running non supported software, is never a good idea.  Just because a
piece of software still works, does not necessarily make it the best, or
even a good choice for use.

In fact, non supported software should not be used at all, especially
when supported software exists, that does the same job, as reliability
as the non supported software.

Unless a support channel comes to light very soon for D4, (which I
doubt), and based on what I have seen so far, I will be moving on to
BKTtimesync as a test.

It would have been nice to have had D4 put into open source prior to the
removal of support.

All of that said, does anyone know what the authors site for download of
BKTtimesync is?

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources

On 5/23/20 8:38 AM, Gilbert Baron wrote:
> Good idea unless you need it on multiple machines. That can get expensive fast. I have no trouble with Nettime but D4 usually works too.
>
> Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN
> Hierro candente, batir de repente
> 44.08226N 92.51265W EN34rb
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Lorenzini
> Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:33
> To: WSJTX@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [WSJTX] dimension 4
>
> With just about any cheap GPS you can dump the internet and all it's problems by running BKTtimesync which was written by a ham.
>
> Bob - wd6dod
>
>
>
>
>
>


locked Re: Coming soon: WSJT-X 2.2.0-rc1

Bill Somerville
 

On 23/05/2020 18:22, JP Tucson, AZ wrote:
Hello Joe & team,

To practice for Field Day, I have been playing with FT4 the past few days on the RC1 ver., though it applies to the 2.1.2 ver, too.

would it be possible please to provide an option to expand vertically the wide-graph display, so that the signals are easier to read. A.k.a. emulate what FT8 looks like... otherwise the eye strain is going to be bad!

For the weak stations I have to get up closer to the screen to be able to make out any details.

2 attachment's of FT8 & FT4 wide-graph displays below...

As you can see, the FT4 display is very hard to read...

Thanks &
John,

change the N Avg control to 1, as described in the User Guide FT4 tutorial:

https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.2.0-rc1.html#TUT_EX4

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: Coming soon: WSJT-X 2.2.0-rc1

JP Tucson, AZ
 

Hello Joe & team,

To practice for Field Day, I have been playing with FT4 the past few days on the RC1 ver., though it applies to the 2.1.2 ver, too.

would it be possible please to provide an option to expand vertically the wide-graph display, so that the signals are easier to read. A.k.a. emulate what FT8 looks like...  otherwise the eye strain is going to be bad!

For the weak stations I have to get up closer to the screen to be able to make out any details.

2 attachment's of FT8 & FT4 wide-graph displays below...

As you can see, the FT4 display is very hard to read... 

Thanks & 

On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 9:51 AM Joe <joe@...> wrote:
Hi all,

This message is to let you know of some important WSJT-X development
plans.  We plan to make a first candidate release of WSJT-X 2.2.0 next
Monday, May 10.

WSJT-X 2.2.0-rc1 will be a beta-quality release candidate providing a
number of new features and capabilities.  These include:

   - Improvements to the decoders for five modes:

       FT4: Corrected bugs that prevented AP decoding and/or multi-pass
       decoding in some circumstances.  The algorithm for AP
       decoding has been improved and extended.

       FT8: Decoding is now spread over three intervals.  The first
       starts at t = 11.8 s into an Rx sequence and typically yields
       around 85% of the possible decodes for the sequence.  You
       therefore see most decodes much earlier than before.  A second
       processing step starts at 13.5 s, and the final one at 14.7 s.
       Overall decoding yield on crowded bands is improved by 10% or
       more.  (Systems with receive latency greater than 0.2 s will see
       smaller improvements, but will still see many decodes earlier
       than before.)

       JT4: Formatting and display of Averaged and Deep Search decodes
       has been cleaned up and made consistent with other modes.  JT4
       remains the digital mode of choice for EME and other extreme
       weak-signal work on microwave bands.

       JT65: Many improvements for Averaged and Deep Search decodes and
       their display to the user.  These improvements are particularly
       important for EME on VHF and UHF bands.

       WSPR: Significant improvements have been made to the WSPR
       decoder's sensitivity, its ability to cope with many signals in
       a crowded sub-band, and its rate of undetected false decodes.
       We now use up to three decoding passes.  Passes 1 and 2 use
       noncoherent demodulation of single symbols and allow for
       frequency drifts up to ±4 Hz in a transmission.  Pass 3 assumes
       no drift and does coherent block detection of up to three
       symbols.  It also applies bit-by-bit normalization of the
       single-symbol bit metrics, a technique that has proven helpful
       for signals corrupted by artifacts of the subtraction of
       stronger signals and also for LF/MF signals heavily contaminated
       by lightning transients.  With these improvements the number of
       decodes in a crowded WSPR sub-band typically increases by 10 to
       15%.

  - New format for "EU VHF Contest" Tx2 and Tx3 messages

       When "EU VHF Contest" is selected, the Tx2 and Tx3 messages
       (those conveying signal report, serial number, and 6-character
       locator) now use hashcodes for both callsigns.  This change is
       NOT backward compatible with earlier versions of _WSJT-X_, so
       all users of EU VHF Contest messages should be sure to upgrade
       to versiion 2.2.0.

  - Accessibility

       Keyboard shortcuts have been added as an aid to accessibility:
       Alt+R sets Tx4 message to RR73, Ctrl+R sets it to RRR.

       As an aid for partial color-blindness, the "inverted goal posts"
       marking Rx frequency on the Wide Graph's frequency scale are now
       rendered in a darker shade of green.

  - Minor enhancements and bug fixes

       "Save None" now writes no .wav files to disk, even temporarily.

       An explicit entry for "WW Digi Contest" has been added to
       "Special operating activities" on the "Settings | Advanced" tab.

       Contest mode FT4 now always uses RR73 for the Tx4 message.

       The Status bar now displays the number of decodes found in the
       most recent Rx sequence.

Release candidate WSJT-X 2.2.0-rc1 will be available for beta-testing
for one month starting on May 10, 2020.  We currently plan a General
Availability (GA) release of WSJT-X 2.2.0 on June 1, 2020.

For those looking even farther ahead: We are well along in the
development of two new modes designed for the LF and MF bands.  One
mode is for WSPR-like activity and one for making 2-way QSOs.  Both
use Low-density Parity Check (LDPC) codes, 4-GFSK modulation, and
two-minute T/R sequences.  The QSO mode reaches threshold SNR
sensitivity around -31 dB on the AWGN channel, and the WSPR-like mode
better than -32 dB.

With best wishes,

     -- Joe, K1JT, Steve, K9AN, and Bill, G4WJS



--
73 - John - N7GHZ



locked Re: dimension 4

Dave (NK7Z)
 

While I have used D4 for years, (and had an almost perfect run with it), it seems it is time to move on...

Running non supported software, is never a good idea. Just because a piece of software still works, does not necessarily make it the best, or even a good choice for use.

In fact, non supported software should not be used at all, especially when supported software exists, that does the same job, as reliability as the non supported software.

Unless a support channel comes to light very soon for D4, (which I doubt), and based on what I have seen so far, I will be moving on to BKTtimesync as a test.

It would have been nice to have had D4 put into open source prior to the removal of support.

All of that said, does anyone know what the authors site for download of BKTtimesync is?

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources

On 5/23/20 8:38 AM, Gilbert Baron wrote:
Good idea unless you need it on multiple machines. That can get expensive fast. I have no trouble with Nettime but D4 usually works too.
Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN
Hierro candente, batir de repente
44.08226N 92.51265W EN34rb
-----Original Message-----
From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Lorenzini
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:33
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] dimension 4
With just about any cheap GPS you can dump the internet and all it's problems by running BKTtimesync which was written by a ham.
Bob - wd6dod


locked Re: dimension 4

Gilbert Baron
 

Good idea unless you need it on multiple machines. That can get expensive fast. I have no trouble with Nettime but D4 usually works too.

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN
Hierro candente, batir de repente
44.08226N 92.51265W EN34rb

-----Original Message-----
From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Lorenzini
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:33
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] dimension 4

With just about any cheap GPS you can dump the internet and all it's problems by running BKTtimesync which was written by a ham.

Bob - wd6dod



--
W0MN EN34rb 44.08226 N 92.51265 W

Hierro candente, batir de repente

HP Laptop


locked Re: dimension 4

Robert Lorenzini
 

With just about any cheap GPS you can dump the internet and all it's
problems by running BKTtimesync which was written by a ham.

Bob - wd6dod


locked Re: Recovery

Gilbert Baron
 

LotW does not have everything but better than nothing. Just because the computer crashed does not mean your data is gone from the disk for sure. Try using it with a connection to a working computer and see if it is there. This assumes you have mot formatted or written to it yet.

Now you know why you need backups

 

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN

Hierro candente, batir de repente

44.08226N 92.51265W EN34rb

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Andrew OBrien
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:21
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Recovery

 

You can download your LoTW log from the ARRL site .

Andy K3UK 


--

W0MN EN34rb 44.08226 N 92.51265 W

Hierro candente, batir de repente

HP Laptop


locked Re: dimension 4

jim crisco WA4YIZ
 

thanks for the info...
i was just wanting everyone to know that the D4 website appears to be gone...
one can find and download D4 from several sites on the "ether"...
my D4 is working well..just told it to use the same server every time..
i was wanting to chk for updates...
73
jim
wa4yiz


locked Re: Recovery

Bill Somerville
 

On 23/05/2020 15:17, David Allen wrote:

How can I recover from a computer crash?

It took all my data. 

I do use LoTW.


Dave Allen
AK5DA, EM22ih
Tyler, Texas

Hi Dave,

although you can download you QSOs uploaded to LoTW as an ADIF file, they only contain the fields relevant to LoTW QSL matching and are not a full record of your originally logged QSOs.

Unfortunately if you do not have a backup from you main station logging application you have lost a lot of information.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: Recovery

Andrew OBrien
 

You can download your LoTW log from the ARRL site .

Andy K3UK 


locked Recovery

David Allen
 

How can I recover from a computer crash?

It took all my data. 

I do use LoTW.


Dave Allen
AK5DA, EM22ih
Tyler, Texas