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locked Re: Expiry data question

Dave (NK7Z)
 

OK, thanks sir!

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

On 1/2/21 11:37 AM, LA7NO wrote:
It is an expiry date built into that SW version.
P-T/LA7NO
On Sat, 2 Jan 2021 at 20:12, Dave Cole <dave@... <mailto:dave@...>> wrote:
I noticed I have about two weeks left on the latest rc2 candidate.  Is
that date based on something coded, or based on how long the software
has been run?
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73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist, RFI
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources


locked Re: Grid Tracker

John Morphet
 

I did answer this in the “Auto Uploading to LoTW and QRZ” thread. My answer was:

 

GridTracker identified a callsign on the air that you have not previously had a QSO with. The criteria for identification is based on the filtering criteria set up in GridTracker. If you don’t understand my answer, let me know and I will go into more detail. If you want to turn it off, look in the settings at the alert and call roster areas.

 

John, WØZI

www.w0zi.com

 

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Austin 2E0MNV
Sent: Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:50 AM
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] Grid Tracker

 

[Edited Message Follows]

Apologies if this is out of the scope of the forum, so I will take a slap on the hand if it is.  It's just I have a grid tracker question and I think someone must think I'm pulling their leg, because I've asked a few times now on the Grid Tracker group but no one has responded.

What does "New Hit" mean?  I genuinely do not know and I cannot seem to find the answer.  I mean Grid Tracker is great, but it keeps shouting "New Hit" and I really, genuinely, do not know what that means.  Anyone know?


locked Re: Grid Tracker

Chuck - KY4CU
 

I forgot to mention that the comment is editable, too.

Chuck Schultz
k4cay.chuck@...
256-525-7436

On Jan 2, 2021, at 1:38 PM, Chuck - KY4CU via groups.io <k4cay.chuck@...> wrote:

I am not looking at it right now so I may not get all (or any) of this correct.

Somewhere in the menu system (alerts?) there’s an option to shut that comment off. Also it may explain it in the menu. I can’t remember, but it probably just means it’s you’ve heard a new call sign.

Chuck Schultz
k4cay.chuck@...
256-525-7436

On Jan 2, 2021, at 12:49 PM, Austin 2E0MNV <avaughan585@...> wrote:

Apologies if this is out of the scope of the forum, so I will take a slap on the hand if it is. It's just I have a grid tracker question and I think the moderators of the grid tracker group think I'm pulling someone's leg, because my n00b question isn't getting past them when I tried to post a new topic.

What does "New Hit" mean? I genuinely do not know and I cannot seem to find the answer. I mean Grid Tracker is great, but it keeps shouting "New Hit" and I really, genuinely, do not know what that means. Anyone know?



locked Re: Grid Tracker

Chuck - KY4CU
 

I am not looking at it right now so I may not get all (or any) of this correct.

Somewhere in the menu system (alerts?) there’s an option to shut that comment off. Also it may explain it in the menu. I can’t remember, but it probably just means it’s you’ve heard a new call sign.

Chuck Schultz
k4cay.chuck@...
256-525-7436

On Jan 2, 2021, at 12:49 PM, Austin 2E0MNV <avaughan585@...> wrote:

Apologies if this is out of the scope of the forum, so I will take a slap on the hand if it is. It's just I have a grid tracker question and I think the moderators of the grid tracker group think I'm pulling someone's leg, because my n00b question isn't getting past them when I tried to post a new topic.

What does "New Hit" mean? I genuinely do not know and I cannot seem to find the answer. I mean Grid Tracker is great, but it keeps shouting "New Hit" and I really, genuinely, do not know what that means. Anyone know?


locked Re: Expiry data question

LA7NO
 

It is an expiry date built into that SW version.

P-T/LA7NO


On Sat, 2 Jan 2021 at 20:12, Dave Cole <dave@...> wrote:
I noticed I have about two weeks left on the latest rc2 candidate.  Is
that date based on something coded, or based on how long the software
has been run?
--
73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist, RFI
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources




locked Expiry data question

Dave (NK7Z)
 

I noticed I have about two weeks left on the latest rc2 candidate. Is that date based on something coded, or based on how long the software has been run?
--
73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist, RFI
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources


locked Re: Flex Smart SDR CAT to WSJT-X #WSJTX_config

BillTilman2@...
 

I really like the idea of using the computer name. How would I configure this? Just type it in place of the IP address? And then the colon and port number?

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73 - Bill - KA0B
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locked HDMI Monitor audio device power saving - was Re: [WSJTX] Annoyance!

Bill Somerville
 

On 02/01/2021 18:45, Floyd Sense wrote:
As more than one of you have suggested, two of my three monitors are indeed HDMI and I didn't give any thought to the fact that there were sound devices associated with them.  To test and verify this might be the cause of the problem, I started up JTDX, made sure the correct sound output was selected, and then powered down/up one of the monitors.  When the monitor came back up, JTDX was then connected to the wrong sound output path.  I then duplicated the test using WSJT-X.  So, indeed, it's the re-enumeration resulting from power off/on or sleep that's the source of the problem.  Since the two monitors currently connected via HDMI also have other connection types available, I think I'll opt for simply replacing the cable adaptors with something other than HDMI and that should allow me to continue to use the sleep function for the monitors and eliminate the problem.  My PC video card uses the mini DisplayPort connectors, so I need adapter cables anyway.

Thanks to all who suggested the HDMI possibility.  This correction will probably solve some other sound card related problems that I had previously blamed on Windows updates.

73, Floyd - K8AC
Hi Floyd,

I believe you can disable the audio devices associated with your HDMI connected monitors is you are not using that part of their functionality. If they are disabled then power saving options should not cause rearrangement of the Windows audio devices.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Grid Tracker

Austin 2E0MNV
 
Edited

Apologies if this is out of the scope of the forum, so I will take a slap on the hand if it is.  It's just I have a grid tracker question and I think someone must think I'm pulling their leg, because I've asked a few times now on the Grid Tracker group but no one has responded.

What does "New Hit" mean?  I genuinely do not know and I cannot seem to find the answer.  I mean Grid Tracker is great, but it keeps shouting "New Hit" and I really, genuinely, do not know what that means.  Anyone know?


locked Re: Flex Smart SDR CAT to WSJT-X #WSJTX_config

BillTilman2@...
 

This is the route I went and it works well now. Thanks to all.

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73 - Bill - KA0B
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locked Re: Annoyance!

Floyd Sense
 

As more than one of you have suggested, two of my three monitors are indeed HDMI and I didn't give any thought to the fact that there were sound devices associated with them.  To test and verify this might be the cause of the problem, I started up JTDX, made sure the correct sound output was selected, and then powered down/up one of the  monitors.  When the monitor came back up, JTDX was then connected to the wrong sound output path.  I then duplicated the test using WSJT-X.  So, indeed, it's the re-enumeration resulting from power off/on or sleep that's the source of the problem.  Since the two monitors currently connected via HDMI also have other connection types available, I think I'll opt for simply replacing the cable adaptors with something other than HDMI and that should allow me to continue to use the sleep function for the monitors and eliminate the problem.  My PC video card uses the mini DisplayPort connectors, so I need adapter cables anyway. 

Thanks to all who suggested the HDMI possibility.  This correction will probably solve some other sound card related problems that I had previously blamed on Windows updates. 

73, Floyd - K8AC


locked WSJT-X Crashing in RTTY Roundup FT4

Patrick Hung
 

I recall this being an issue in the FT Roundup a few weeks ago - I'm experiencing the same now in FT4, running version 2.2.2. Is there a fix?

Thanks.
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73,
Patrick, W6AJR


locked Re: Dark mode in WSJT-X 2.3.0-rc2

Bill Somerville
 

On 02/01/2021 16:08, Austin 2E0MNV wrote:
I use everything in Dark mode, my entire Mac OS X, Safari and WSJT-X.  When you run WSJT-X in dark mode though, you have to set the colours up manually.  Some of the highlighting for me was white text on bright yellow background which is really hard to see.  Go in the colour settings and change it all.
 Hi Austin,

you are correct, but he reported issue was with the Color Highlight Scheme window ("Menu->View->Color highlighting scheme").

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: Dark mode in WSJT-X 2.3.0-rc2

Bill Somerville
 

On 02/01/2021 15:42, luc@... wrote:

I’m using dark mode, but View – Color Highlighting scheme shows me a back and white window.

No colors at all!

Hi OM,

thanks for the issue report, I can confirm this is a defect which is fixed for the next release.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: RTTY RU FT8/4 Calling Frequencies

Chuck - KY4CU
 

According to the 2019 QST article the contest rules referred me to, look around 3590-3600, 7080-7100, 14130-14150, 21130-21150, and 28160-28200.


Charles Schultz
Anniston, AL
k4cay.chuck@...


On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 11:56 AM Patrick Hung <pathung@...> wrote:
What are the "watering holes" frequencies for FT8/4 for the upcoming RTTY Roundup? There's quite a bit of "normal" traffic on 7.074, 14.074, etc.

Thanks.
--
73,
Patrick, W6AJR



locked RTTY RU FT8/4 Calling Frequencies

Patrick Hung
 

What are the "watering holes" frequencies for FT8/4 for the upcoming RTTY Roundup? There's quite a bit of "normal" traffic on 7.074, 14.074, etc.

Thanks.
--
73,
Patrick, W6AJR


locked Re: Annoyance!

Bob G8HGN
 

Hi,
 
Turning off the monitor sleep worked for me, using W10 OS, and it was the HDMI issue.
 
Since doing that(over a year ago), the issue has never re-occurred.
 
73 Bob G8HGN

 
 
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 at 5:38 PM
From: "Joe Subich, W4TV" <lists@...>
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Annoyance!

> The only thing still set up for sleep is the two monitors. Any other
> ideas will be cheerfully tried.
Are the monitors HDMI? If so they contain audio (playback) devices and
allowing them to sleep will cause Windows to renumber all audio devices.
Renumbering (reenumerating) audio endpoints (devices) can cause Windows
to reset the sound cards.

Note: I do not know why WSJTX is more sensitive to reenumeration than
other software. Many other applications will identify sound card by
name rather than "index" and can follow reenumeration without losing
the selected endpoints.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2021-01-02 10:44 AM, Floyd Sense wrote:
> Well, it wasn't that simple after all.  I disabled the USB Selective Suspend for all USB items that had that option and also disabled sleep/hibernate.  This morning, the sound card reverted to the default after sitting idle for an hour and a half.  The only thing still set up for sleep is the two monitors.  Any other ideas will be cheerfully tried.
>
> 73, Floyd - K8AC
>
>


 


locked Re: Annoyance!

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

The only thing still set up for sleep is the two monitors. Any other
ideas will be cheerfully tried.
Are the monitors HDMI? If so they contain audio (playback) devices and
allowing them to sleep will cause Windows to renumber all audio devices.
Renumbering (reenumerating) audio endpoints (devices) can cause Windows
to reset the sound cards.

Note: I do not know why WSJTX is more sensitive to reenumeration than
other software. Many other applications will identify sound card by
name rather than "index" and can follow reenumeration without losing
the selected endpoints.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2021-01-02 10:44 AM, Floyd Sense wrote:
Well, it wasn't that simple after all.  I disabled the USB Selective Suspend for all USB items that had that option and also disabled sleep/hibernate.  This morning, the sound card reverted to the default after sitting idle for an hour and a half.  The only thing still set up for sleep is the two monitors.  Any other ideas will be cheerfully tried.
73, Floyd - K8AC


locked Re: 2.3.0-rc2 STILL NOT LOGGING PROPERLY!

Reino Talarmo
 

John,

I could not get from your mails what actually happens. It could be what I call “interleaved QSOs challenge”.  Your ALL.txt lines well before and including logging time could give a hint, but without knowing exactly what you did and when it may be difficult to deduct how to try repeat what you are experiencing.

The auto sequence is designed for a single call from the first message containing two call signs to the logging prompt, if activated, and logging. Any transmission initiation to another station would break the sequence.

At least all instances I have identified have had “wrong sequence” due my own action.

73, Reino OH3mA

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of JP Tucson, AZ
Sent: 2. tammikuuta 2021 7:05
To: main@wsjtx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] 2.3.0-rc2 STILL NOT LOGGING PROPERLY!

 

Yes, I am using 2.3.0-rc2!

 

And when I reported this after the FT RU, others ALSO DID report the same thing. 

 

To be clear - the info needed to log; the sig rpt & location, ARE CLEARLY listed EVERYTIME in the exchange, but it is not getting transferred to the logging sub-window.

 

I kept forgetting to snip & save an image because I wanted to continue working the contest.

 

73 - John - N7GHZ


locked Re: Decode lag

Andy_501 <andrew.webb.501.ve4per@...>
 

Just managed yesterday to get JTDX working reliably on Linux ubuntu 20.04LTS OS ; IC-7300 rig;  JTDX v 2.2.0rc.155

hardware list:

*-cache:0
          description: L1 cache
          physical id: 45
          slot: L1 Cache
          size: 32KiB
          capacity: 32KiB
          capabilities: synchronous internal write-back data
          configuration: level=1
     *-cache:1
          description: L1 cache
          physical id: 46
          slot: L1 Cache
          size: 32KiB
          capacity: 32KiB
          capabilities: synchronous internal write-back instruction
          configuration: level=1
     *-cache:2
          description: L2 cache
          physical id: 47
          slot: L2 Cache
          size: 256KiB
          capacity: 256KiB
          capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
          configuration: level=2
     *-cache:3
          description: L3 cache
          physical id: 48
          slot: L3 Cache
          size: 8MiB
          capacity: 8MiB
          capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
          configuration: level=3
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 49
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz
          serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
          slot: LGA1151
          size: 1888MHz
          capacity: 4200MHz
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 100MHz
          configuration: cores=4 enabledcores=4 threads=8
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 4a
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 32GiB
          description: DIMM DDR4 Synchronous 2133 MHz (0.5 ns)

Resource monitor on Panel indicates max of up to 40% CPU when JTDXjt9 -s time slice is active all other workspace timeslices are in range of 11%- 20% CPU usage. Max Mem usage with all apps running using multi workspaces less than 4 GB and zero swap space is used.

Apps running, weewx wx stn software, firefox 9 tabs open, chromium 6 tabs open but not streaming (streaming sites),chrome (qrz.com db lookup, hamqth.net db lookup, Cdn Government ham call db search, PSKreporter) GridTracker, Thunderbird email, JTDX,

When I see the Band Activity window top line showing headers for text message columns and Avg.= and Lag= and NO signal coming in I get Lag -0.1 /0 as traffic shows up and increases the Lag indicator shows -0.04/40 with Avg=0.18.

The time, freq and DT I understand but I can't find how to interpret the Lag or Avg figures or understand what exactly they represent. If I click on Decode button Lag just goes to /54 and remains there until the next decode cycle.

Can anyone point me to a good wiki or floss type manual explanation respecting Lag and Avg measurements are arrived at as the ops manual and user manual do not seem to touch on the subject at all let alone even in sketchy detail.

Seems strange that the resource monitor/task manager taskbar panel indicators indicate max CPU resources peak out at 40% only when time slice devoted to JTDX and the rest of the time less than 20% and memory never exceeds 1/8 of what is available that the software would seem to be taxed so high as contact messages increase only to effect Lag and Avg. so widely.

 Thanks all pointers appreciated.

VE4PER  Andy



On 2021-01-01 9:17 a.m., Nc8q-mesh@... wrote:
Sounds to me like a huge operating system on a minimal CPU.
View system resources to see how busy the system/CPU is.
During a decode you may see one core/thread at 100%.
The decode elapsed time depends on CPU performance.
Response time is based on level of decode setting.
Deep consumes maximum CPU time.
Fast uses less.
Normal uses least.
I hope this helps,
Chuck


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