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Re: Sudden blindness to sound card and ports windows 10 #AudioIssues #Cat_RigControl #BugReport

Chris
 

New information courtesy of "Serial Port Monitor":  For some reason, wsjt-x is now sending the wrong status query string to the radio!  It is sending ID; (that's I D semicolon).  The correct query is IF; (I F semicolon).  The wrong string returns a ? (question mark) which means huh? Not sure why this would change.  I verified its operation on my FT-817, and it is sending the correct string there and CAT works correctly on that radio.

We now understand why CAT isn't working but we don't know how to fix it.  Is there a file that provides this info to wsjt-x that might have been corrupted?  Is there any way to fix it?

Now, I still don't have sound cards showing up, and this is true with either the Kenwood or the Yaesu. The problems might be related, such as if a table look-up by the program wasn't working correctly.

Chris, AB6QK


Re: "Remember power settings by band" changes behavior unexpectedly #BugReport

Hasan Schiers N0AN
 

A related question:

If you have more than one configuration, do you have to calibrate Tx and Tune by Band for Each configuration? I just went through that process this afternoon and it doesn't seem to hold across different configurations. ...at least for TUNE.

In fact, when I went through and did separate calibrations for each of the following configurations by band:

FT8, FT4, MSK144, Q65, WSPR etc..

They did not hold the TUNE calibration after having switching from FT8 to FT4, for example. Strangely enough, they did hold the TX calibrate, just not the TUNE.

Running 2.4.0 RC1, 64 bit , Win10 Pro

Have I been sitting in front of the keyboard too long today? 

73,. N0AN
Hasan


On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 12:01 PM Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:
On 15/02/2021 17:44, Ken WB8UFC wrote:

I have two rigs currently running WSJT-X v2.3.0.

One is an ICOM IC-7300 v1.3

The other is a Yaesu FTDX10.

 

Because I use external antenna tuners on both, I have checked both the "Transmit" and "Tune" check boxes in the "Remember power settings by band" group box on the "Audio" tab and set the "Pwr" slider to the values I prefer on each band.

This is a very nice time-saving feature and it works as expected on the FTDX10.

 

But on the IC-7300, after using the "Tune" button, I will often need to "cycle" the transmitter before it will produce power.

More specifically...

 

I click the Tune button and then click it again to cease transmission.

Then, I click the Enable Tx button and wait for the next transmission cycle.

When transmission begins, it's often a 0 Watt transmission - by which, I mean that the IC-7300's fan comes on, the Vd drops slightly, and the Id shows a few amps - but Po is zero on the rig as well as the external meters.

 

The Pwr slider is at the correct (non-zero) position at all times.

Disabling and re-enabling transmission causes normal operation to resume. 

I have found that clicking on the "Tx even/1st" check box twice (cycling the transmitter) is the easiest/quickest way to get things working properly again, but clicking "Halt Tx" followed by "Enable Tx" works as well.

 

This occurs on all bands and I can cause it to occur with at most 3 attempts, almost always with 2, and frequently with only 1 attempt.

 

No RFI problems in the well-grounded shack.

PTT is CAT.

Baud rate is 19200.

Tx delay is .2 s.

 

 

???

Hi Ken,

I'm not sure I see the link your subject implies, are you saying that disabling the recall Tx and Tune power by band options fixes this issue?

73
bill
G4WJS.





Re: #Audioissues #AudioIssues

Robert Swain
 

The receiver is set up as you suggest. I am referring to the slider on the left side of the screen which I believe is the receiving volume. I did uninstall zoom, but it is still doing the same thing. Working for a while and then the receive will not rise above 38 and I can not decode any signals at that level.



On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 2:24 PM Karl Beckman <wa8nvw@...> wrote:
When you say "my input sound has been dropping on its own to about 35 for no good reason," are you referring to receiver to computer input or computer to transmitter input?  If you mean that the vertical bar receiver level indicator drifts back down to 35dB, turn off any and all audio processing features: your AGC, noise limiter, notch filter, digital noise reduction, etc. It's often your receiver's AGC fighting with the auto-level built into the WSJTX decoder software.

Also, if you have installed Zoom on the shack computer, uninstall it right now.  Their default setup allows Zoom to override your manual settings for both transmit and receive audio levels. It substitutes gain values from your last previous Zoom meeting.  I learned that one the hard way!
--
Karl  WA8NVW  OH
WA8NVW@...
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Re: #Audioissues #AudioIssues

Karl Beckman
 

When you say "my input sound has been dropping on its own to about 35 for no good reason," are you referring to receiver to computer input or computer to transmitter input?  If you mean that the vertical bar receiver level indicator drifts back down to 35dB, turn off any and all audio processing features: your AGC, noise limiter, notch filter, digital noise reduction, etc. It's often your receiver's AGC fighting with the auto-level built into the WSJTX decoder software.

Also, if you have installed Zoom on the shack computer, uninstall it right now.  Their default setup allows Zoom to override your manual settings for both transmit and receive audio levels. It substitutes gain values from your last previous Zoom meeting.  I learned that one the hard way!
--
Karl  WA8NVW  OH
WA8NVW@...
in WSJTX@groups.io


Re: CAT issue using Yaesu FT757GXII #Cat_RigControl

Mike WA0YCN
 

Marco,

I have a 757 - they don’t work well (or at all) sending back information, only receiving it. 
--
Mike Gassman
WA0YCN


Re: Nosiey USB cable #NewUser

Ed W2LCQ
 

Try a high quality shielded USB cable. 

73 de W2LCQ, Ed Jones

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Inscription on a photograph, ”To my illustrious friend, Sir William Crookes, (British chemist and pioneer of the vacuum tube) of whom I always think, and whose letters I never answer.”
        ~ Nicola Tesla



On Feb 15, 2021, at 11:02 AM, Bill Ahillen <bahillen@...> wrote:

When you put a ferrite on the cable you may need 3 turns through as you would get 9 times the isolation. I use 31 material. 43 material for a choke is not as good for HF. If you use too many turns it becomes resonate and you loose the choking effect at some frequency ranges. If one helped try several more to test impact but more turns is a winner if that is the path.

73
Bill W9JJB
On Feb 15, 2021, at 8:53 AM, Ken WB8UFC <wb8ufc@...> wrote:

Hi Patrick,

Do you have another computer you can try in an attempt to determine if the computer is the source?







Re: "Remember power settings by band" changes behavior unexpectedly #BugReport

Bill Somerville
 

On 15/02/2021 17:44, Ken WB8UFC wrote:

I have two rigs currently running WSJT-X v2.3.0.

One is an ICOM IC-7300 v1.3

The other is a Yaesu FTDX10.

 

Because I use external antenna tuners on both, I have checked both the "Transmit" and "Tune" check boxes in the "Remember power settings by band" group box on the "Audio" tab and set the "Pwr" slider to the values I prefer on each band.

This is a very nice time-saving feature and it works as expected on the FTDX10.

 

But on the IC-7300, after using the "Tune" button, I will often need to "cycle" the transmitter before it will produce power.

More specifically...

 

I click the Tune button and then click it again to cease transmission.

Then, I click the Enable Tx button and wait for the next transmission cycle.

When transmission begins, it's often a 0 Watt transmission - by which, I mean that the IC-7300's fan comes on, the Vd drops slightly, and the Id shows a few amps - but Po is zero on the rig as well as the external meters.

 

The Pwr slider is at the correct (non-zero) position at all times.

Disabling and re-enabling transmission causes normal operation to resume. 

I have found that clicking on the "Tx even/1st" check box twice (cycling the transmitter) is the easiest/quickest way to get things working properly again, but clicking "Halt Tx" followed by "Enable Tx" works as well.

 

This occurs on all bands and I can cause it to occur with at most 3 attempts, almost always with 2, and frequently with only 1 attempt.

 

No RFI problems in the well-grounded shack.

PTT is CAT.

Baud rate is 19200.

Tx delay is .2 s.

 

 

???

Hi Ken,

I'm not sure I see the link your subject implies, are you saying that disabling the recall Tx and Tune power by band options fixes this issue?

73
bill
G4WJS.


"Remember power settings by band" changes behavior unexpectedly #BugReport

Ken WB8UFC
 

I have two rigs currently running WSJT-X v2.3.0.

One is an ICOM IC-7300 v1.3

The other is a Yaesu FTDX10.

 

Because I use external antenna tuners on both, I have checked both the "Transmit" and "Tune" check boxes in the "Remember power settings by band" group box on the "Audio" tab and set the "Pwr" slider to the values I prefer on each band.

This is a very nice time-saving feature and it works as expected on the FTDX10.

 

But on the IC-7300, after using the "Tune" button, I will often need to "cycle" the transmitter before it will produce power.

More specifically...

 

I click the Tune button and then click it again to cease transmission.

Then, I click the Enable Tx button and wait for the next transmission cycle.

When transmission begins, it's often a 0 Watt transmission - by which, I mean that the IC-7300's fan comes on, the Vd drops slightly, and the Id shows a few amps - but Po is zero on the rig as well as the external meters.

 

The Pwr slider is at the correct (non-zero) position at all times.

Disabling and re-enabling transmission causes normal operation to resume. 

I have found that clicking on the "Tx even/1st" check box twice (cycling the transmitter) is the easiest/quickest way to get things working properly again, but clicking "Halt Tx" followed by "Enable Tx" works as well.

 

This occurs on all bands and I can cause it to occur with at most 3 attempts, almost always with 2, and frequently with only 1 attempt.

 

No RFI problems in the well-grounded shack.

PTT is CAT.

Baud rate is 19200.

Tx delay is .2 s.

 

 

???


Re: #transmit #FT8 #transmit #FT8

Scott Eckert
 

Thanks Carl for the response. I think HRD may be switching the rig to the USB mode for one xmit period. What's puzzling is why would HRD suddenly send a mode change command (to USB/COMP ON) to the 7300 during a QSO before a xmit period and then switch the rig back to USB-D mode for the next period? Of course when this happens, the modulation input switches to the microphone and I'm seeing the mic output on the spectral display for that period). I'm going to run WSTJX without HRD for a while to see if I can isolate the problem to HRD. 73 - Scott 


Re: Nosiey USB cable #NewUser

Bill Ahillen
 

When you put a ferrite on the cable you may need 3 turns through as you would get 9 times the isolation. I use 31 material. 43 material for a choke is not as good for HF. If you use too many turns it becomes resonate and you loose the choking effect at some frequency ranges. If one helped try several more to test impact but more turns is a winner if that is the path.

73
Bill W9JJB

On Feb 15, 2021, at 8:53 AM, Ken WB8UFC <wb8ufc@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Patrick,

Do you have another computer you can try in an attempt to determine if the computer is the source?


Re: Nosiey USB cable #NewUser

Ken WB8UFC
 

Hi Patrick,

Do you have another computer you can try in an attempt to determine if the computer is the source?


Re: WSJT-X v2.4.0 rc1 "Feature Request; Dark Style" #WSJTX_config

Freddy ON7VQ
 

Hey Bill, many thanks for your tip, it worked immediately! I only had time today to try it, but it worked "out of the box"!
73
Freddy, ON7VQ

Op wo 10 feb. 2021 om 18:34 schreef Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>:

On 10/02/2021 16:40, Freddy ON7VQ wrote:
I wonder how to do this on Ubuntu 20.04?
Tnx!
Freddy, ON7VQ

Hi Freddy,

that depends on how you have installed WSJT-X. If you installed a Debian .deb package or using apt/aptitude then the following two commands from a terminal should work:

sed '/Exec=wsjtx/ s/$/ -stylesheet :\/qdarkstyle\/style.qss/' /usr/share/applications/wsjtx.desktop >~/.local/share/applications/wsjtx.desktop
update-desktop-database ~/.local/share/applications/

If you built from sources then you will have to run from the command line and add the command line option(s) as usual.

73
Bill
G4WJS.





Re: Nosiey USB cable #NewUser

 

USB (at least 1.1 and 2.0) do not have clocks as such. They have a synchronising data pattern every 1 ms or 125 us depending on the data rate. I have seen the latter as a carrier every 8 kHz when I had a 1 m unscreened USB cable to an SDR RSP with an attached wonderwand aerial. Disappeared when I had a short screened cable. The data will be switching at a much higher rate.

 

If there is cross-talk between the USB and RF connections inside the rig, wouldn’t it be there all the time?

 

73 Phil GM3ZZA

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Bill Somerville
Sent: 15 February 2021 11:25
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Nosiey USB cable #NewUser

 

On 15/02/2021 03:57, Patrick Jackson wrote:

> I've noticed that on occasion, but not all, when I open wsjtx I get an

> awful lot of noise showing up on my IC-705 spectrum scope. This

> primarily happens in the HF bands. I've tried putting a ferrite choke

> on the cable, and that helps a little, but still leaves a lot of

> noise. I am connecting my radio to a Macbook (M1). The cable is a

> basic usb-c to micro usb I got off amazon. If there was noise all the

> time I'd just get a new cable. But since it is intermittent I'd like

> to find the cause before buying another. Any suggestions on things to

> check or investigate would be appreciated.

> 73

> Patrick

> KJ7NOZ

 

Hi Patrick,

 

this is probably something Icom need to investigate. A USB connection

has clock signals and other data signals, the rig should have sufficient

isolation and filtering to stop them appearing on the received signal.

 

73

Bill

G4WJS.

 

 


--
73 Phil GM3ZZA


Re: No audio #AudioIssues

Bill Somerville
 

On 12/02/2021 14:35, Grady Hawkins wrote:
indows 10, Microham USB III, WSJTx 2.3.I have no audio except from my rig speaker mode,  FTDX 1200. Car
T control seems fine. Device Mahager sees Microhambut reports device needs further installation Microham does not respond to support emails. I have Uninstaller and reinstalled. Checked drivers all no help. Any ideas?

Thanks

GradY

KF5KZX

Grady,

are you referring to Rx audio? If yes then have you checked the Windows Camera and Microphone Privacy settings?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


Re: No audio #AudioIssues

Dave Garber
 

Does the audio codec show in device manager.   


On Sun., Feb. 14, 2021, 8:11 p.m. Grady Hawkins, <gradyhawk1952@...> wrote:
Nobody?????



Re: CAT issue using Yaesu FT757GXII #Cat_RigControl

 

Dear Bill,
The problem is solved, the software sends the correct connection request commands, the UART TX line of the 757 is gone and does not replay to the request but this is another problem that has nothing to do with the WSJT.
Thanks
Marco


Re: CAT issue using Yaesu FT757GXII #Cat_RigControl

 

Bill,
Have you seen my replay ??


Re: #transmit #FT8 #transmit #FT8

Carl - WC4H
 

Hi All.

The IC-7300 with HRD uses "Mode: USB" and "DATA: on" should be used.  There is no DATA-U or USB-D option for it in HRD. 


Using the USB cable from the IC-7300 to the PC:
On the IC-7300 screen you might also check Settings / Connectors / USB MOD Level.  I have heard some folks leave it at the 50 default level.  I use it between 21 and 38.  Depends on the band I'm on.   I have created buttons in HRD and FLrig to make the change easy.  On DXLab Cammander I was able to use a slider to change the values.

73.
Carl - WC4H


Re: Nosiey USB cable #NewUser

Bill Somerville
 

On 15/02/2021 03:57, Patrick Jackson wrote:
I've noticed that on occasion, but not all, when I open wsjtx I get an awful lot of noise showing up on my IC-705 spectrum scope. This primarily happens in the HF bands. I've tried putting a ferrite choke on the cable, and that helps a little, but still leaves a lot of noise. I am connecting my radio to a Macbook (M1). The cable is a basic usb-c to micro usb I got off amazon. If there was noise all the time I'd just get a new cable. But since it is intermittent I'd like to find the cause before buying another. Any suggestions on things to check or investigate would be appreciated.

73
Patrick
KJ7NOZ
Hi Patrick,

this is probably something Icom need to investigate. A USB connection has clock signals and other data signals, the rig should have sufficient isolation and filtering to stop them appearing on the received signal.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


Re: #transmit #FT8 #transmit #FT8

Scott Eckert
 

Another clue uncovered - I have recently been controlling my rig (IC-7300) through Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD is selected as the rig in WSJTX) so I can have the logger pop up after each WSJTX QSO. It has been working fine until this mode switching issue started about a week ago. Tonight I noticed several instances where the 7300 switched to USB/COMP ON mode for one transmission perod and then back. While it was in the USB mode, I noticed that HRD showed USB mode and COMP ON also. I went back to direct control of the IC-7300 from WSJT-X and the problem seems to have disappeared (so far). So now the question is, has anyone else seen this problem while using HRD to control your rig or is there something I shoud be doing differently when operating this way? 73 - Scott.

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