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locked Re: 55Hz?

Malcolm Appleby G3ZNU
 

I meant Omnirig!  Sorry


locked 55Hz?

Malcolm Appleby G3ZNU
 

I have a curious "problem", i.e. not serious. 

I have CAT control via Hamlib to my TS2000.  When powering up, if the rig is still set to an FT8 frequency (e.g. 50.313, or 144.174) and then I start WSJT-X, the rig QSYs to the nominal frequency PLUS 55Hz.  Easy job to reset the frequency to the correct one using the crop-down box to re-select the band / frequency, as long as I notice.

It's always +55Hz.  Any thoughts?

73, Malcolm G3ZNU


locked Re: Not working well #WSJTX_config

Chris G4KVI
 

Thanks for all the replies. Very helpful. Seems I had several self inflicted problems, including driver issues. Anyway, seems to be working OK and I have learned a little more about the software.


locked Re: Vertical lines in WSJT-X waterfall

Barry N1NQD
 

John-nothing got deleted.  If  you look below the reply line it shows a message to "show all 13 messages", or something to that effect.  When you hit the button, everything shows up in order!  Hope this helps-

73-Barry-N1NQD


locked Re: World-wide Digi DX Contest Problem

Frode Igland
 

Re the 500 Hz "error" when using "Split" or "Fake it". 
The purpose of those two settings is to make sure that the FT8/FT4 audio signal stays between 1500 and 2000 Hz (to avoid the risk of intermodulation in the audio passband). If you select an audio TX frequency (the red "goalpost" in the waterfall window) between 1000 and 1499 Hz, say 1200 Hz, you would expect your signal to be transmitted on e.g. 14,075.2 kHz. To transmit an audio signal in the 1500-2000 Hz sweetspot, the USB "carrier" or dial frequency is therefore moved down from e.g. 14,074  to 14,073.5 kHz. Your audio signal will be 1700 Hz, right in the 1500-2000 Hz sweetspot. Your signal will be transmitted on 14,075.2 kHz, which is the sum of  14,073.5 kHz + 1700 Hz.

If you use the "None" split setting, you will transmit a 1200 Hz audio signal on the 14,074 kHz dial/"carrier" frequency. 

 Ref. the User Guide section 4.2.

Frode LA6VQ 


locked Re: Blind ham in need of help to get started

AB8WD-Willie
 

Is this a kenwood or a yaesu radio??


locked Re: Vertical lines in WSJT-X waterfall

JP Tucson, AZ
 

Hello Andy, 

Here's a recent example below discussing an rfi issue. Several good posts from several hams on IDing  the issue & help to find the cause... now mostly (12 posts) deleted!



How can this be used as a knowledge base, when stuff does keep getting deleted?




73 - John - N7GHZ




On Tue, Sep 1, 2020, 9:14 AM JP Tucson, AZ via groups.io <samcat88az=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
You are welcome Tyler, glad you were able to find & solve the issue.


73 - John - N7GHZ

On Tue, Sep 1, 2020, 8:43 AM Tyler Parsons <tparsons@...> wrote:

I went noise hunting around the shack with a portable receiver on 14.074Mhz and found loud noise around one of two monitors, nowhere else. I switched out the monitor for a different somewhat newer one, and the noise has disappeared from both the portable receiver and the waterfall. Everything else is pretty quiet.

It's old, but I'll keep the Grundig Yachtboy my wife gave me for Christmas many years ago around for a while

Thanks for all the suggestions, particularly John N7GHZ!
--
Tyler WB7DD



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locked Re: Constructive criticism - part 2...

Andrew OBrien
 

Please provide me with details of "over moderation ". Typically I place a thread on moderated status just to keep an eye on things, it is extremely rare that a post is deleted.  I also lock topic but always give 24 hours notice so not to truncate discussion without notice.
Andy K3Uk 
Owner.


locked Re: Blind ham in need of help to get started

Andrew OBrien
 

I am happy to try and help, I am a former TS-200u user.  The TS-2000 will also require some sort of interface that handles sound since it has no built-in sound card.  Do you have an interface ?

Andy K3UK


locked Blind ham in need of help to get started

Georgina Joyce <gena@...>
 

I am a blind ham in Lancashire UK and want to use my TS-2000 to use FT8. I have a SignalLink USB with the appropriate jumper module installed. I need to use an adapted QLog program to use WSJT-X. The QLog instructions suggest that a sighted person should set up WSJT-x to receive and transmit before adding QLog. I have tried using non ham sighted support via team viewer and we are not making much progress.

Thus I could really do with a helping hand with getting the WSJTX basics set up. It would need to be via team viewer as I am in Preston Lancashire and we are still in a semi lock down. I am no longer a member of a local club so don't know if there is anyone local who could help. Although, WSJT-X has some keyboard commands the screen readers available to me don't play nice with the very graphical interface. Therefore, as advised in the QLog documentation I am seeking to get the basic configuration set up done by a sighted ham with a Tigertronics SignalLink USB.

I have followed the SL guide and selected None as the radio and VOX as the PPT. But I have no idea what else needs to be configured within WSJTX. I would be grateful if someone could use team viewer and log into my laptop and configure WSJTX? We could also use my DMR ID or AllStar node to have voice communication during the setup. Of course, there's the telephone too. I am usually hanging out on the blind hams bridge (See www.blindhams.com). I am quite capable of moving files and editing the shortcuts but I just need a little help with getting WSJTX configured.

I guess copying a working config file across wouldn't help me?

Is there anyone who is willing to help to get WSJTX configured?? Or provide a working config file?

Here's the QLog detail.

Georgina,
Thanks for your interest in learning about how to get started using the WSJT-X digital modes. A few years ago I put the word out of the WSJT-X Development Group reflector looking for a programmer who might be able to come up with software which would allow blind and visually handicapped Hams to use the new FT8 mode. Sam Birnbaum, W2JDB replied that he had a program called QLog which worked in conjunction with WSJT-X. He said that he thought he could modify it, adding voice assistance and keyboard shortcuts. I recruited 8 blind Hams who became the QLog beta tester team to help test and improve the QLog program. We meet every Tuesday evening via a teleconference bridge.

Now that you have joined the QLog Users Group, to access the QLog program, its documentation and a few other support programs, log into:

https://groups.io/g/QLogusers

Go to the "Files" folder and you will find subfolders for "QLog" and "Spots". "Spots" is a support application which allows the user to access the data being appended to the WSJT-X "ALL.txt" file to easily determine all stations being decoded by WSJT-X. Once you become comfortable using QLog, you can add the spots program to further enhance your use of the FT8 and FT4 modes.

Download the QLog.exe file as well as the "QLog Initial Setup" file for sighted helpers and the "QLog Users Manual". Follow the setup instructions so a sighted person can make successful FT8 and FT4 QSOs at the blind ham’s station. Then create a folder called "QLog" in the "C:" root directory and move the downloaded "Qlog.exe" program into that folder. Follow the instructions on how to turn on the voice announcements by modifying a shortcut that you created for the QLog program, placing it on the desktop so the blind Ham can find it. Follow the instructions on the initial setup of QLog and the creation of a special configuration in WSJT-X for QLOG.

Many thanks,

Georgina


Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Allstar: 52178
Locater: IO83PS


locked Re: LinHPSDR/WSJTX no network option for OpenHPSDR/PiHPSR

Morris Ford <morrishford@...>
 

I have the same problem but with pihpsdr instead of linhpsdr. I am running pihpsdr and wsjtx on a raspberry pi(raspbian linux) for an ANAN-10E. After looking at what was going on it looks like the network option is missing from the hamlib entry. I was prepping for the wwdigi contest this past weekend and did not have time to work on the problem (and didn't really want to). I ended up using vox between wsjtx and the software and things worked without problem except for missing frequency sync. With all the other Cat control problems being complained about I'm gonna wait for version 2.2.3 or later for it to be fixed.

Good luck,
Morris
K7LSV


On Tue, Sep 1, 2020 at 1:06 PM Jack D. Generaux <9artus@...> wrote:
I have LinHPSDR running on my Mint19 machine controlling a Hermes-Lite2.  I am trying to follow the guidance on setting up the communications with WSJTX but there is no network option (only the serial port) when I select OpenHPSDR/PiHPSDR.  I see the option if I select Flex6XXX but that gives me a Hamlib error when I set to port 19019.  Any thoughts?  I have WSJTX v2.2.2.

73,
Jack (W0FNQ)


locked Re: Suspect RFI into computer

wojtasczyk@...
 
Edited

Poor selection of words, meant rf choke.  I also noticed this morning and I am wondering if anyone else had experienced this; I heard a relay activate in either the SignaLink or my radio, then my computer rebooted.  I  "don't" think it was the radio, but I am not sure if it was the SignaLink because the TX light never came on and the radio showed no RF output.  I've had this happen before, but this time I was looking squarely toward my radio and the SignaLink.  Honestly, I'm in the process of moving, so I am not sure about going through the process of bonding the system.  This will be done at the new QTH.  I just may have to put up with this for now.


locked Re: Time Sync Software

Jim Shorney
 

You can also get there very quickly with WWV over the air and a quick mouse finer on the clock.

73

-Jim
NU0C

On Tue, 1 Sep 2020 16:56:11 -0400
"George VE3YV" <ve3yv@...> wrote:

I read the time sync threads with some amusement at the agonizing over
setting precise time at least for FT8 on HF. At the cottage, Internet is
spotty and the old laptop kept there for ham radio can be minutes off after
being turned off for a week or several. In about the same elapsed time as
it would take to set up a hotspot, connect (hopefully) and sync online, I
first manually set the computer clock to the minute by using the smartphone
time stamp. Then by watching the waterfall, eyeball how much to change the
time so that the signals centre between the interval lines, then set the
time. A second attempt may be needed if the average DT is too far off - not
getting decodes of (almost) everything. It's as much a test of reaction
time as anything else.



Of course this lacks a level of precision, but it does get me on the air and
making QSOs. HI



73, George VE3YV /K8HI



locked Re: Not working well #WSJTX_config

careyfisher@...
 

And uncheck Flatten.

On Tue, Sep 1, 2020 at 5:53 PM Gary - AG0N <mcduffie@...> wrote:


> On Sep 1, 2020, at 13:27, JP Tucson, AZ <samcat88az@...> wrote:
>
> If you are talking about the green horizontal lines, they are normal. They are dividers between cycles.
> You can turn them off in file>settings, but it makes the situation more confusing.

What really makes it confusing is your settings.  Set Bins/Pixel to 3, and N Avg to 1.  You can also set Spec at 20% to give yourself a bit more room without having to shrink the whole WG window.

73, Gary - AG0N


--
Carey Fisher


--
73, Carey, WB4HXE


locked Re: Not working well #WSJTX_config

Gary - AG0N
 

On Sep 1, 2020, at 13:27, JP Tucson, AZ <samcat88az@...> wrote:

If you are talking about the green horizontal lines, they are normal. They are dividers between cycles.
You can turn them off in file>settings, but it makes the situation more confusing.
What really makes it confusing is your settings. Set Bins/Pixel to 3, and N Avg to 1. You can also set Spec at 20% to give yourself a bit more room without having to shrink the whole WG window.

73, Gary - AG0N


locked Re: Not working well #WSJTX_config

Martin G0HDB
 

The horizontal green lines are the dividing lines between the 15sec FT8 frames and are perfectly normal; however...

I believe the inconsistent vertical spacing between the horizontal divider lines can signify that another process (or other processes) running on your PC is/are taking up too much of your CPU capacity with the result that WSJT-X isn't able to collect full 15sec frames of data.

Have you used Task Manager to see what the CPU usage is on your PC?  Try closing some of the other apps you might have running concurrently with WSJT-X and seeing what effect that has on the line spacing.

--
Martin G0HDB


locked Re: Time Sync Software

George VE3YV <ve3yv@...>
 

I read the time sync threads with some amusement at the agonizing over setting precise time at least for FT8 on HF.   At the cottage, Internet is spotty and the old laptop kept there for ham radio can be minutes off after being turned off for a week or several.  In about the same elapsed time as it would take to set up a hotspot, connect (hopefully) and sync online, I first manually set the computer clock to the minute by using the smartphone time stamp.  Then by watching the waterfall, eyeball how much to change the time so that the signals centre between the interval lines, then set the time.  A second attempt may be needed if the average DT is too far off - not getting decodes of (almost) everything.  It’s as much a test of reaction time as anything else.

 

Of course this lacks a level of precision, but it does get me on the air and making QSOs.  HI 

 

73,  George VE3YV /K8HI

 


locked Re: Caught it in the act

lmeeny
 

Bill,

I'm referring back to the write from the top option.

This morning after starting WSJT-X decodes were OK for several minutes then stopped. I noticed the new call signs were written from the top in spite of that option not being checked.

Thoughts?

Ed


locked Re: Not working well #WSJTX_config

M0PWX
 

they should be evenly spaced unless you are flipping between modes like FT4 (15 second) FT8 (30second) WSPR (120 second) etc

also if you set "Bins/Pixel" to 5 you will see the full spectrum of 2700 for SSB

peter

On Tue, 01/09/2020 20:24, chrisdg4kvi@... wrote:
Can someone tell me why I've got these lines on the waterfall?

 



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locked Re: Not working well #WSJTX_config

JP Tucson, AZ
 

If you are talking about the green horizontal lines, they are normal. They are dividers between cycles. 
You can turn them off in file>settings, but it makes the situation more confusing.

73 - John - N7GHZ


On Tue, Sep 1, 2020, 12:24 PM <chrisdg4kvi@...> wrote:
Can someone tell me why I've got these lines on the waterfall?