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locked Re: Trouble setting up rig control with IC7000 #Cat_RigControl

Dave Christensen
 

Known problem with the IC-7000,  Fought it for a very long time before giving up.  Causes could be:  RFI on the USB/serial cable.  Timing issues with Hamlib have also been proposed.  You might put toroids on all cables:  Power, Antennas, computer control, speaker, data cables, etc.  Would love to know if anybody solved the problem.  For me I could get a few transmissions before failure.  I solved the problem by going  to a different radio.
Dave


locked Re: pi4 and ft8

Bill Somerville
 

On 19/12/2020 02:04, kc3oqp@... wrote:
Hamlib error protocol error while getting current vfo frequency
OM,

is your post a query or a random statement?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: FT-950 Set-up Help for FT8 and Micro ham USB interface III

Bill Somerville
 

On 19/12/2020 02:10, Charles Ruerup wrote:

Still getting RED on the set-up button   Loaded current version WSIT- v2.2.2 and using MicroHam USB Interface III for COM Ports. I have the CAT and RTTY/PKT cables connected. RTTY works OK. I receive FT8 band activity and graphs. Lots of activity.  Found the recommended Microham Router setup, see attached.  The radio link green when data is inputted to FF8 screen, works good.  When I test the RTS button, the transceiver reacts.  See Micro ham recommended WSJT-X setup.  I do have the Microham device, rig, and ft8 set on 38400.

FT-950 Menu Settings

026 GENE CAT BPS: 4800bps

027 GENE CAT TOT: 3000M

028 GENE CAT RTS:  ON

050 DATA DT GAIN: 30

051 DATA OUT LVL: 15

052 DATA VOX DLY: 30

053 DATA V GAIN:  50

054 DATA PKT DISP:  0

055 DATA PKT SFT:  1000

Of course tried several combinations of the above from various recommendations this site and FT-950 site.  Maybe someone can suggest a solution from the above data dump.  Many thanks for all the suggestions so far.  Charlie Ruerup W7BEM…..

Charlie,

if your screen captures are supposed to represent the settings you used along with the rig menu settings above then it's no surprise it doesn't work. You have set the CAT port baud rate on the rig to 4800 but in WSJT-X you have selected 38400, you have RTS/CTS flow control enabled on the rig but you have selected Handshake None in WSJT-X. For both of those reasons it is not going to work.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: FT-950 Set-up Help for FT8 and Micro ham USB interface III

Carl - WC4H
 

Hi Charlie.

Did you try MODE data/pkt on WSJT-X?

73.
Carl - WC4H


locked Re: FT-950 Set-up Help for FT8 and Micro ham USB interface III

Dave Garber
 

You show microham set to 38400
But radio's dump says 4800

On Fri., Dec. 18, 2020, 9:44 p.m. Joe Subich, W4TV, <lists@...> wrote:

Did you set the jumpers inside the microHAM device for an RS-232
connection (page 5 of the USB Interface III Users Manual)?

73,

    ... Joe, W4TV


On 2020-12-18 9:10 PM, Charles Ruerup wrote:
> Still getting RED on the set-up buttonLoaded current version WSIT-
> v2.2.2 and using MicroHam USB Interface III for COM Ports. I have the
> CAT and RTTY/PKT cables connected. RTTY works OK. I receive FT8 band
> activity and graphs. Lots of activity.Found the recommended Microham
> Router setup, see attached.The radio link green when data is inputted to
> FF8 screen, works good.When I test the RTS button, the transceiver
> reacts.See Micro ham recommended WSJT-X setup.I do have the Microham
> device, rig, and ft8 set on 38400.
>
> FT-950 Menu Settings
>
> 026 GENE CAT BPS: 4800bps
>
> 027 GENE CAT TOT: 3000M
>
> 028 GENE CAT RTS:ON
>
> 050 DATA DT GAIN: 30
>
> 051 DATA OUT LVL: 15
>
> 052 DATA VOX DLY: 30
>
> 053 DATA V GAIN:50
>
> 054 DATA PKT DISP:0
>
> 055 DATA PKT SFT:1000
>
> Of course tried several combinations of the above from various
> recommendations this site and FT-950 site.Maybe someone can suggest a
> solution from the above data dump.Many thanks for all the suggestions so
> far.Charlie Ruerup W7BEM…..
>
>
>
>
>




locked Re: FT-950 Set-up Help for FT8 and Micro ham USB interface III

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Did you set the jumpers inside the microHAM device for an RS-232
connection (page 5 of the USB Interface III Users Manual)?

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2020-12-18 9:10 PM, Charles Ruerup wrote:
Still getting RED on the set-up buttonLoaded current version WSIT- v2.2.2 and using MicroHam USB Interface III for COM Ports. I have the CAT and RTTY/PKT cables connected. RTTY works OK. I receive FT8 band activity and graphs. Lots of activity.Found the recommended Microham Router setup, see attached.The radio link green when data is inputted to FF8 screen, works good.When I test the RTS button, the transceiver reacts.See Micro ham recommended WSJT-X setup.I do have the Microham device, rig, and ft8 set on 38400.
FT-950 Menu Settings
026 GENE CAT BPS: 4800bps
027 GENE CAT TOT: 3000M
028 GENE CAT RTS:ON
050 DATA DT GAIN: 30
051 DATA OUT LVL: 15
052 DATA VOX DLY: 30
053 DATA V GAIN:50
054 DATA PKT DISP:0
055 DATA PKT SFT:1000
Of course tried several combinations of the above from various recommendations this site and FT-950 site.Maybe someone can suggest a solution from the above data dump.Many thanks for all the suggestions so far.Charlie Ruerup W7BEM…..


locked FT-950 Set-up Help for FT8 and Micro ham USB interface III

Charles Ruerup
 

Still getting RED on the set-up button   Loaded current version WSIT- v2.2.2 and using MicroHam USB Interface III for COM Ports. I have the CAT and RTTY/PKT cables connected. RTTY works OK. I receive FT8 band activity and graphs. Lots of activity.  Found the recommended Microham Router setup, see attached.  The radio link green when data is inputted to FF8 screen, works good.  When I test the RTS button, the transceiver reacts.  See Micro ham recommended WSJT-X setup.  I do have the Microham device, rig, and ft8 set on 38400.

FT-950 Menu Settings

026 GENE CAT BPS: 4800bps

027 GENE CAT TOT: 3000M

028 GENE CAT RTS:  ON

050 DATA DT GAIN: 30

051 DATA OUT LVL: 15

052 DATA VOX DLY: 30

053 DATA V GAIN:  50

054 DATA PKT DISP:  0

055 DATA PKT SFT:  1000

Of course tried several combinations of the above from various recommendations this site and FT-950 site.  Maybe someone can suggest a solution from the above data dump.  Many thanks for all the suggestions so far.  Charlie Ruerup W7BEM…..


locked pi4 and ft8

kc3oqp
 

Hamlib error protocol error while getting current vfo frequency


locked Re: New JT-Alert User

neil_zampella
 

You would do better to ask this on the JT-Alert groups.io support list:  hamapps.groups.io

That said, do you have JT-Alert setup to access your local logging program?   Did you run the "Rebuild Alerts Database" from the Settings menu?

Neil, KN3ILZ

   

On 12/18/2020 5:33 PM, Dick Bingham wrote:
I've read the "help' stuff but have not found out HOW one enters a
specific GridSquare into the Settings ===> Wanted Grids window.

In that window there is a BIG empty square that does not respond to
anything I try to enter.. Immediately below the BIG white space there
is a message "0 of 32400 Grid Squares NOT Needed"

My need is to be notified when, for example,  EM61 is detected

My next step is to perform a "Google" search on this topic.

73  Dick/w7wkr at CN97uj

PS - VERY impressive SW application!  db



locked New JT-Alert User

Dick Bingham
 

I've read the "help' stuff but have not found out HOW one enters a
specific GridSquare into the Settings ===> Wanted Grids window.

In that window there is a BIG empty square that does not respond to
anything I try to enter.. Immediately below the BIG white space there
is a message "0 of 32400 Grid Squares NOT Needed"

My need is to be notified when, for example,  EM61 is detected

My next step is to perform a "Google" search on this topic.

73  Dick/w7wkr at CN97uj

PS - VERY impressive SW application!  db


locked Re: Strange behaviour - beginners question #FT8

Wolf Knipfer
 

Am I stupid or not?

Forgot to switch back after CW operation, oh my...

Tks for help.

Wolf

Wolf Knipfer
Skipper + Segellehrer

Osterweg 45
D-25821 Struckum

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www.segelwolf.com
Am 18.12.2020 um 22:33 schrieb Reino Talarmo:

Wolf,

No problem! You have receiver filter set to about 500 Hz and 800 Hz bandwidths depending on band. 500 Hz at 10m and 800 Hz at 20m bands.

73, Reino OH3mA

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of wolf@...
Sent: 18. joulukuuta 2020 22:37
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] Strange behaviour - beginners question #ft8

 

I'm running WSJT-X 2.2.2 with Windows 10 pro and a Yaesu FTDX1200 via Yaesu SCU17. Suddenly I am getting a very strange waterfall on almost all bands.
I have the strange feeling that I there is something wrong with my TRX Settings, but I have absolutely no idea, what I can do.
Anybody out the who can help me? Tks in advance, Wolf DD4WK





locked Re: Strange behaviour - beginners question #FT8

Reino Talarmo
 

Wolf,

No problem! You have receiver filter set to about 500 Hz and 800 Hz bandwidths depending on band. 500 Hz at 10m and 800 Hz at 20m bands.

73, Reino OH3mA

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of wolf@...
Sent: 18. joulukuuta 2020 22:37
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] Strange behaviour - beginners question #ft8

 

I'm running WSJT-X 2.2.2 with Windows 10 pro and a Yaesu FTDX1200 via Yaesu SCU17. Suddenly I am getting a very strange waterfall on almost all bands.
I have the strange feeling that I there is something wrong with my TRX Settings, but I have absolutely no idea, what I can do.
Anybody out the who can help me? Tks in advance, Wolf DD4WK


locked Re: Crowded frequencies

K8BL BOB LIDDY <k8bl@...>
 

Angelo WB9RWL,

60M is a great Band for FT8. It's never crowded and I've even
dropped the power down to 5w and made QSOs to EU with an
end-fed longwire.

73,   Bob  K8BL



On Friday, December 18, 2020, 08:58:21 AM EST, Angelo Bione via groups.io <bionea@...> wrote:


Try 60M. I have been enjoying this band for some time.



locked Strange behaviour - beginners question #FT8

Wolf Knipfer
 

I'm running WSJT-X 2.2.2 with Windows 10 pro and a Yaesu FTDX1200 via Yaesu SCU17. Suddenly I am getting a very strange waterfall on almost all bands.
I have the strange feeling that I there is something wrong with my TRX Settings, but I have absolutely no idea, what I can do.
Anybody out the who can help me? Tks in advance, Wolf DD4WK


locked Re: Crowded frequencies

Gary - AG0N
 

On Dec 18, 2020, at 08:01, KD7YZ Bob <kd7yz@...> wrote:

literally, just a few or maybe even one Hz apart. Many times.
I’m not sure FT8 will, but JT65 worked quite well with two on the same frequency - not even one Hz apart.

For 20 and 40, jump on FT4 and try it. On very busy days, you’ll also find FT4 on 17m and I have seen a few on 80m (but never on 160 yet).

Gary — AG0N


locked Re: Crowded frequencies

Reino Talarmo
 

Hi Jean-Michel,

This discussion has assumed that operators use ‘Hold Tx Freq’ selection and have chosen a ‘free’ transmit frequency for their potential transmissions including answering CQ’s.

If you want always answer with a small offset, say 10 Hz, you rig may have RIT or transmitter independent tuning facility and you could use it for that purpose already.

 

About the original title there is a nice feature built into wsjtx by which we could spread stations on a wider frequency range. We could use ‘directed’ CQ to ‘force’ an answer to your CQ to another spot. Just call on 20 m band e.g.  CQ 077 OH3MA in my case. That would direct answers into range 14.077 – 14.080 instead of normal 14.074 – 14.077. See User Guide 17.1. Overview fourth clause. I have not tested what I need to do to make it work, hi!

 

73, Reino OH3mA

 

This is possible when I see a station and wait him to end QSO (73) to call him. But if I want to reply to a CQ I have not the time to enter my new Freq!

So an idea is if it is possible to choose in the config some adjustable offset ( say + or - 0-20Hz) that will be add to our TX FREQ .


locked Re: Being called when just monitoring and not transmitting

w3wte
 

I often get calls while I let the program in monitor and am not actively operating, Being in Delaware JTAlert sounds its alarm and I will answer the call. Nice to help others get DE confirmed.
73 Glenn W3WTE


locked New FTdx10

Randy Diddel
 

Hi,

In case anyone needs it, here is a screen shot of the FTdx10 settings on the software side using the 101D profile. I got the radio last evening and have been making Q's all morning long.

 
--
Randy Diddel
K5RHD
DM79ku
Arvada, CO


locked Re: ALL.txt question...

 

So John, you beat me to the pun. And far better than I would have done.

 

73 Phil GM3ZZA

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: JP Tucson, AZ
Sent: 18 December 2020 17:07
To: main@wsjtx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] ALL.txt question...

 

Hi Bill,

 

Since it foxed for the next release, I'm going to hound you for that futuristic v3.2.0 general release!

 

Hahaha...

73 - John - N7GHZ

 

On Fri, Dec 18, 2020, 9:52 AM Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:

On 18/12/2020 16:37, Dave Cole wrote:
> Hello,
>
> My ALL.txt file does not contain time information.  Is there a setting
> someplace I am missing to include this?
>
> It used to have a time stamp on the front of each line...  Here is a
> cut from my most recent entires of this morning:
>
> 14.074 Rx FT8     -2  0.4 2988 CQ KC1NYY FN42
> 14.074 Rx FT8     -1  1.1 1823 K0TN W2DXD DM43
> 14.074 Rx FT8    -17  0.5  930 CQ K0DME DN70
> 14.074 Rx FT8    -14  0.8  826 W4EYJ N5OKY DM78
> 14.074 Rx FT8     -2  0.4 1277 K0TN K0VN DM43
> 14.074 Rx FT8    -10  0.5 1444 ND6H F5SSQ JN06
> 14.074 Rx FT8    -16  0.4  769 K0TN NY4JB EM66
> 14.074 Rx FT8    -14  0.8 1244 CQ CO8LY FL20
> 14.074 Rx FT8    -10  0.4 1290 ND6H N0DCW DM78
> 14.074 Rx FT8    -12  0.4 1681 DL4SDW KE8IOL EN82
> 14.074 Rx FT8     -4  1.2  445 CQ N0JFD EN17
>
> I seem to not be able to locate any sort of reference to all.txt in
> the on line help...  Any hints on how to turn on the timestamp on a
> per line basis?
> --
> 73, and thanks,
> Dave (NK7Z)

Hi Dave,

you don't mention which version of WSJT-X you are using, if it is v3.2.0
RC2 then there is a known defect that means timestamps re not printed
for decoded messages. It is foxed for the next release.

73
Bill
G4WJS.



 


--
73 Phil GM3ZZA


locked Re: Trouble setting up rig control with IC7000 #Cat_RigControl

Bill Somerville
 

On 18/12/2020 18:56, Jerry VE9CD wrote:
Can someone advise possible reasons for the following: "hamlib error: IO error while connecting to rig". I believe all the settings are correct and the right com port is selected.
Hi Jerry,

if it is definitely the right serial port then make sure no other application has it open. If you are on Linux then make sure your user is in the dialout group.

73
Bill
G4WJS.

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