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Automatic power up of rig #WSJTX_config

Williams, G (af8c)
 

Hi,
With V2.2.2  (and/or with any symbiotic software)  is there any setting that will prevent automatically requesting/forcing the rig to power up?

--73, Glenn, AF8C

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Re: CAT/PTT Delay when WSJT-X controlling DXlab Commander #BugReport #Cat_RigControl

John K3TN
 

Jim N7US sent me his configuration and that approach solved my problem:

In WSJT-X, don't use CAT PTT, use RTS PTT via a COM port. In Microham Router, check PTT box for that COM port.

Now, rig band/mode control works, PTT works, no PTT delay.

I assume WSJT sending rig control information on every transmission, PTT delayed because of that?

73 John K3TN


Re: CAT/PTT Delay when WSJT-X controlling DXlab Commander #BugReport #Cat_RigControl

John K3TN
 

The errors in that configuration were from WSJT-X, something like "WSJT has detected rig control errors" with Retry/Cancel and a few other options. Ran into this a few years ago when first getting going with WSJT and no suggestions helped.

I'll check those Router parameters and post.


Re: Installation issues under Win 10 #install #WSJTX_config

Jon Mills
 

Thanks Bill

Not sure why it asks for elevation, except that the shortcut properties show the owner as the Administrators group - I may have seen something on line that suggested it should be.  I'll change that. Obviously I have to install it elevated.

I wasn't really wanting to run the instances concurrently, but rather  as tests for new features etc. When upgrading do you recommend a full de- and re, or just installing over the top of the existing version.

I had problems getting any level at all into the program. ( It seemed to be nothing or over the top :( ) I think I am running too high now as I am at about 60 dB. 

cheers
JOn


Re: Installation issues under Win 10 #install #WSJTX_config

Bill Somerville
 

On 14/01/2021 13:26, Jon Mills wrote:
HI

I run WSJT-X for Rx-onIy under Win 10. Mainly for WSPR, but occasionally FT8 for  some faster spots. ( Currently the WSPR beacon is stand alone).  The machine uses Windows feature update 20H2 and is patched to a 14 day cycle. PC is is an i7, 8 core unit , 16Gb RAM, 512Gb SSD.  The PC runs on a Windows domain, logged in at User level.  I am using WSJT-X with sdrUno installed on the same machine, WSPE for CAT control and VB-Audio virtual cables ( both the basic and Hi-Fi versions) for piping the audio.
 I have been having some strange issues with settings etc including failing to get the Band Hopping to work except back in version 2.1.2. After a poke around the filing system it seems like the various versions as updated have been causing issues with the configuration files. The program seemed to be looking at some in the logged-in user  %LOCALAPPDATA%\ directory, and some in the installer  %LOCALAPPDATA%\directory. [ I run the program elevated].  I finally fixed it by completely removing everything I could find and re-installing from scratch using 2.3 rc3. 
Can we have some advice please from the dev team on installing and running multiple versions to enable beta testing without removing a working installation, and also on doing full upgrades to try and prevent similar issues going forward.
And secondly a guide, similar to the one Bill provided for TX audio, would be useful for setting Rx audio levels around the system. While my initial installation just worked ( yeah!) after all the fiddling mentioned above I had a lot of trouble in setting it up correctly. This may be in the user guide but I haven't found it.

cheers

Jon

Hi Jon,

do not run WSJT-X with elevated privileges, there's no good reason to do that.

To run multiple instances of WSJT-X concurrently you must use the --rig-name= command line option with unique rig names for each instance, as described in the User Guide, that applies if you are using the same version for each instance of WSJT-X or if you are using different versions of WSJT-X.

For Rx audio levels aim to get a reading of 30 dB on the WSJT-X thermometer style indicator on a quiet band's background noise. Prefer analog level controls to achieve that, as near to the aerial as possible. Digital level controls should be set to 0 dB (FS). So with SDRuno a combination of the SDR RF gain and the VRX volume level are what you need to set the Rx level.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


Installation issues under Win 10 #install #WSJTX_config

Jon Mills
 

HI

I run WSJT-X for Rx-onIy under Win 10. Mainly for WSPR, but occasionally FT8 for  some faster spots. ( Currently the WSPR beacon is stand alone).  The machine uses Windows feature update 20H2 and is patched to a 14 day cycle. PC is is an i7, 8 core unit , 16Gb RAM, 512Gb SSD.  The PC runs on a Windows domain, logged in at User level.  I am using WSJT-X with sdrUno installed on the same machine, WSPE for CAT control and VB-Audio virtual cables ( both the basic and Hi-Fi versions) for piping the audio.
 I have been having some strange issues with settings etc including failing to get the Band Hopping to work except back in version 2.1.2. After a poke around the filing system it seems like the various versions as updated have been causing issues with the configuration files. The program seemed to be looking at some in the logged-in user  %LOCALAPPDATA%\ directory, and some in the installer  %LOCALAPPDATA%\directory. [ I run the program elevated].  I finally fixed it by completely removing everything I could find and re-installing from scratch using 2.3 rc3. 
Can we have some advice please from the dev team on installing and running multiple versions to enable beta testing without removing a working installation, and also on doing full upgrades to try and prevent similar issues going forward.
And secondly a guide, similar to the one Bill provided for TX audio, would be useful for setting Rx audio levels around the system. While my initial installation just worked ( yeah!) after all the fiddling mentioned above I had a lot of trouble in setting it up correctly. This may be in the user guide but I haven't found it.

cheers

Jon


Re: #FT8 1296 FT8 Frequency? #FT8

Bill Somerville
 

On 14/01/2021 12:06, David AD4TJ via groups.io wrote:
Is the frequency of 1296.065 good for FT8? It's not one of the modes mentioned in the default list for that band. Need to know for the contest this weekend.
  Also, when setting up N1MM and WSJTX for the contest, I have NA VHF special operating event selected, yet when WSJTX is opened within N1MM, it shows FTRoundup next to the mode box. Is this correct?
David AD4TJ
Hi David,

not sure on the frequency for you in the US, we probably added it as a straw man placeholder. When you use the N1MM Logger+ integration it starts a separate instance of WSJT-X with its own settings, it is probably configured for the contest mode you last used and you need to change it in "Settings->Advanced->Special operating modes".

73
Bill
G4WJS.


#FT8 1296 FT8 Frequency? #FT8

David AD4TJ
 

Is the frequency of 1296.065 good for FT8? It's not one of the modes mentioned in the default list for that band. Need to know for the contest this weekend.
 
  Also, when setting up N1MM and WSJTX for the contest, I have NA VHF special operating event selected, yet when WSJTX is opened within N1MM, it shows FTRoundup next to the mode box. Is this correct?
 
David AD4TJ


locked Re: Being called when just monitoring and not transmitting

John Rupprecht K3NOQ
 

Yep, Michael your reply is the first thing I thought of when I read the original query,  I have used that same technique to make a qso with new area or grid.  73 // John K3NOQ


locked Re: Being called when just monitoring and not transmitting

Williams, G (af8c)
 

I am late to this party.  As far as I know there is nothing to prevent me from turning off Monitor and then scrolling the Band Activity window back a really large amount of time, and then clicking on a stale entry which puts it into the RX Frequency window, and then clicking Enable TX. And there I go calling someone who has not been active for a great amount of time.
--73, Glenn, AF8C

On 1/13/2021 7:06 AM, Austin 2E0MNV via groups.io wrote:
>This is expected behaviour and is considered normal. I'm just curious why it happens






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Re: CAT/PTT Delay when WSJT-X controlling DXlab Commander #BugReport #Cat_RigControl

Tony Collett
 

My K3 uses LPBridge to integrate, also with DXLabs programs and it also "stutters" on changing frequencies (not band changes but changes of Tx QRG in the audio bandwidth).
It might sometimes cause up to a 5 second delay on FT8 (doesn't seem to affect FT4 as much) but 90% of the time I still get a response to my call so don't assume the delay in starting a transmission causes you not to make the contact.

My PTT is with VOX from a SignaLink not hardware and if I don't change my Tx QRG just prior to a transmission there is no delay.

GL with the new PC
73
Tony G4NBS


Re: #Cat_RigControl rig control for SDR-Console SDR-Radio (advice requested) #Cat_RigControl

Lawrence Godek
 

Well i do.  I use SDR Console, Voicemeeter Banana and WSJT hooked to JT alert.  Took a bit to get it figured out but it do work and works quite well.  I do not use it to transmit though, only receive.  Not figured out the other direction yet. 

Larry

On 1/13/2021 8:02 AM, N8CVW wrote:
Dick, All,

I’m having no joy with trying com0com control pair between SDRC and WSJTX ...

I mention TS2000 because SDRC emulates TS2000 as a target radio, which has an Airspy HF+.

Rather than drive you nuts with all of my prognostications,

is anyone linking WSJTX & SDRC using a virtual serial pair (eg, com0com),

who can give me a list of configuration steps including handshake settings ?

Just one little prognostication :

- I believe Omnirig is to operate in the middle between WSJTX and SDRC(3.0.22).

Paul
N8CVW 



On Jan 12, 2021, at 12:07 PM, Richard Rohrer <kc3ef@...> wrote:

Hi Dennis,

What exactly are you trying to do?  Interface the TS-2000 to WSJT?  I am not that familiar with the TS-2000 interface, I should be since I did own one, but I think it needs a physical RS-232 connection between the computer and the radio.  You would not need com0com, just a USB to RS232 adapter and a straight RS-232 cable.  

73
Dick - KC3EF 






moderated Re: Possible solution to crashes & slow/intermittent operation #install #wsjt-x-crashing

bill.neuro
 

Can you explain how you switch to MySQL. Is this some kind of feature in HRD? I use Win10 and HRD with my FTdx3000 and wsjt-x and have been pleased.

My log has about 3,000 QSOs, but wsjt-x logs new QSOs into HRD cleanly and quickly. I manually enter SSB and CW QSOs into the HRD log, and that's smooth too. But maybe it's screwing with my decodes. Did you dump HRD's log altogether, or is there some kind of mod?

Bill K1NS

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-------- Original message --------
From: Charlie Hoffman <hoffmanc@...>
Date: 1/13/21 2:04 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Possible solution to crashes & slow/intermittent operation #install #wsjt-x-crashing

Thank you for that info.
I will turn off the gaming mode but I do frequently use the screen or video capture features so I'll need to remember to reenable it when needed.

My largest boost in performance was from changing from MS Access to MySQL for my HRD logging.
The larger the DB got the slower my system ran.   I even had to limit my log size to one year at a time.
Now that I changed to MySQL, the DB size does not seem to have an slowing effect on speed.

The next best performance increase came from changing from a mechanical disk drive to a SSD.
They are so inexpensive now that I highly recommend that everyone change and use the original drive as a backup.

I'm using a I7 laptop with W10 for my HAM computing needs.


locked Re: Involuntary CQing

Martin G0HDB
 

On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 01:30 PM, Reino Talarmo wrote:

Martin, just for completeness only exactly three numeric i.e. 000 to 999, hi!

See https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/FT4_FT8_QEX.pdf, table 7.

73, Reino Oh3mA

Thanks for the correction, Reino.  I'll try to remember that specific constraint in the future!

73
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Re: CAT/PTT Delay when WSJT-X controlling DXlab Commander #BugReport #Cat_RigControl

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

What kind of rig control errors? Have you posted the error
messages?

What are your settings for the "Forward autoinformaton to CAT port"
settings in Router -> CAT -> SET (Which port is Commander and which
is WSJTX)?

73,

... Joe, W4TV


John K3TN via groups.io wrote:

I have a Microham MK2r+ that sets up virtual ports and I have two
for the K3 control - but using one for Commander and a different one
for WSJT-X still results in WSJT rig control errors.


#mac #mac

James Quick
 

Hello Bill,

I still can’t get rc3 to run keep getting that error. Can you tell me what is going on. I can run 2.3.rc2 good but when I install 2.3.rc3 I get an error. Hope you can help me. Here is a screenshot of the error. Thanks for any help. I am running a Mac with Big Sur



Jim Quick / N4ULE


locked Re: Involuntary CQing

Reino Talarmo
 

>The same DX station or whatever station is still there after restart, but WSJT-X selects CQ and transmits CQ when Tx is enabled.  How frustrating is that?

When there are too many CQs it's called air pollution.        ;-)  73 Mike K7LNT

Hi Mike,
Unfortunately WSJT-X is not a thinking robot. WSJT-X remembers last potential QSO partner. It does not remember what happened in that QSO. So it needs advice from the operator. As default WSJT-X assumes that user has completed the QSO and proposes CQ, but gives an opportunity to select a message for the previous QSO / QSO attempt.
CQ is most neutral message of those already populated messages, which may as well be from last week. WSJT-X does not know which call signs are rare DXs, hi!

So why you need to enable TX before choosing a proper station/message? I prefer to listen first after a reboot to know, whether there is an opportunity to call again without just making QRM.

73, Reino OH3mA

 


moderated Re: Possible solution to crashes & slow/intermittent operation #install #wsjt-x-crashing

Charlie Hoffman
 

Thank you for that info.
I will turn off the gaming mode but I do frequently use the screen or video capture features so I'll need to remember to reenable it when needed.

My largest boost in performance was from changing from MS Access to MySQL for my HRD logging.
The larger the DB got the slower my system ran.   I even had to limit my log size to one year at a time.
Now that I changed to MySQL, the DB size does not seem to have an slowing effect on speed.

The next best performance increase came from changing from a mechanical disk drive to a SSD.
They are so inexpensive now that I highly recommend that everyone change and use the original drive as a backup.

I'm using a I7 laptop with W10 for my HAM computing needs.


locked Re: Involuntary CQing

mmpiehl@...
 

The same DX station or whatever station is still there after restart, but WSJT-X selects CQ and transmits CQ when Tx is enabled.  How frustrating is that?

When there are too many CQs it's called air pollution.        ;-)  73 Mike K7LNT


Re: CAT/PTT Delay when WSJT-X controlling DXlab Commander #BugReport #Cat_RigControl

Dave Garber
 

Perhaps there is a baud rate issue.


On Wed., Jan. 13, 2021, 9:30 a.m. John K3TN via groups.io, <jpescatore=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have a Microham MK2r+ that sets up virtual ports and I have two for the K3 control - but using one for Commander and a different one for WSJT-X still results in WSJT rig control errors.


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