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locked Re: Version 2.3.0 / Missing Buttons on 2nd Tab #mainscreen #GeneralGroupInfo

Bill Somerville
 

On 19/02/2021 01:28, KE0VMG@... wrote:
Just upgraded to version 2.3.0, but missing buttons and possibly the third tab on the main screen.  2nd tab is blank.  Installed the 32-bit first.  Then installed the 64 bit version on top, but same issue. Screenshot provided. Unable to perform CQ and other features that are missing.  Or I must be missing something somewhere with the new upgrade.  I am running Windows 10.
OM,

as noted in the WSJT-X 2.3.0 release notes, Tab 2 messages have been removed. Tab 1 messages must be used instead. Tab 2 is now the FT8 Fox & Hounds Fox operating window that previously was Tab 3.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: #FT8 Can't get my FT-991A om 60M #FT8

K3JRZ
 

Followed those instructions and it still didn’t work for me. Still won’t transmit.

I’m about to give up... or do the Mars mod... I’ve never soldered anything before!!!!



On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 07:44 Ken WB8UFC <wb8ufc@...> wrote:
Jon, here's a link to some additional information: https://github.com/rfrht/FT-991A/wiki/How-To-Do-FT8-In-60M-With-FT-991A


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Thanks & 73,

Jeff
K3JRZ
100WAAW #404

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Thanks & 73,

Jeff
K3JRZ
100WAAW #404


locked Re: FT8 EU VHF Contest mode simulation #FT8

Sam Birnbaum
 

Hi Amos,

Make sure the checkboxes "Auto Seq"  and "Call 1st"  are checked. 

73,

Sam W2JDB



-----Original Message-----
From: Amos Sobel 4X4MF <asobel@...>
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Feb 19, 2021 5:00 pm
Subject: [WSJTX] FT8 EU VHF Contest mode simulation #FT8

For the evaluation of  WSJT-X’s  EU VHF Contest special operating activity of FT8 for  the  coming Israel’s HolyLand contest of April 17th, I did test it's workability by simulation.
To do that I did create 2 instances  of WSJT-X v2.3.0 and connected them by Virtual Audio Cables  (
https://www.vb-audio.com/Cable/index.htm)
The simulation did show that the auto Seq feature does not go as expected and it makes the use difficult especially in a contest environment.
A station calling CQ (Tx 6) get answered with a grid message (Tx 1). In response it does answer back with a CQ message (Tx 6) instead of the expected report message (Tx 2) and visa versa. Only manual intervention can get out of this loop. The rest of Auto Seq works well.
A second but less important problem is the CQ message which starts with CQ TEST for all contests. Using Tx5 and  a macro for a different CQ message is  manual and difficult in contest environment. Replacing the TEST with a user parameter will help.
WSJT-X developers, please try to come with a solution for our contest.
Amos 4X4MF




locked Re: Can't install new WSJT-X version #install

Bill Somerville
 

On 19/02/2021 21:59, Julian Topolski wrote:
I downloaded the file wsjtx-2.3.0-win64.exe but when I try to run it I get the message: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.". I also get the same message when I try to run wsjtx-2.4.0-rc1-win64.exe.I checked my permissions and I have all of them. I turned off virus sw no luck. I finally connected to HP as my laptop is a ProBook 6475b. They updated my BIOS for me and tried a few things but no joy. Their verdict: "I see that the issue is specific to that application only, I was able to run the exe file that is the BIOS link. Request you to contact the application manufacturer for a compatible driver/link.". Help! I am stuck at version 2.2.2 forever!
Hi Julian,

what version of Windows are you running?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked FT8 EU VHF Contest mode simulation #FT8

Amos Sobel 4X4MF
 

For the evaluation of  WSJT-X’s  EU VHF Contest special operating activity of FT8 for  the  coming Israel’s HolyLand contest of April 17th, I did test it's workability by simulation.
To do that I did create 2 instances  of WSJT-X v2.3.0 and connected them by Virtual Audio Cables  (
https://www.vb-audio.com/Cable/index.htm)
The simulation did show that the auto Seq feature does not go as expected and it makes the use difficult especially in a contest environment.
A station calling CQ (Tx 6) get answered with a grid message (Tx 1). In response it does answer back with a CQ message (Tx 6) instead of the expected report message (Tx 2) and visa versa. Only manual intervention can get out of this loop. The rest of Auto Seq works well.

A second but less important problem is the CQ message which starts with CQ TEST for all contests. Using Tx5 and  a macro for a different CQ message is  manual and difficult in contest environment. Replacing the TEST with a user parameter will help.

WSJT-X developers, please try to come with a solution for our contest.

Amos 4X4MF


locked Can't install new WSJT-X version #install

Julian Topolski
 

I downloaded the file wsjtx-2.3.0-win64.exe but when I try to run it I get the message: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.". I also get the same message when I try to run wsjtx-2.4.0-rc1-win64.exe.I checked my permissions and I have all of them. I turned off virus sw no luck. I finally connected to HP as my laptop is a ProBook 6475b. They updated my BIOS for me and tried a few things but no joy. Their verdict: "I see that the issue is specific to that application only, I was able to run the exe file that is the BIOS link. Request you to contact the application manufacturer for a compatible driver/link.". Help! I am stuck at version 2.2.2 forever!
 


locked Re: Version 2.3.0 / Missing Buttons on 2nd Tab #mainscreen #GeneralGroupInfo

Jim Cormican (KE0VMG) <KE0VMG@...>
 

I was using 2.1.2 and it had the CQ button, but this was removed and just a blank screen with 2.3.0.  So just looking for the new way to call CQ.  I am a new ham and would like your guidance.

Thank you.

   

On 2/18/2021 8:49 PM, neil_zampella wrote:       


The old Tab 2 was removed as it was no longer being maintained, and actually caused problems for users when in contest mode.    This was covered in the release notes for v2.3.0 under the RC1 update.    You should be using Tab 1 for FT8/FT4/JT65/JT9.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 2/18/2021 7:28 PM, KE0VMG@... wrote:
Just upgraded to version 2.3.0, but missing buttons and possibly the third tab on the main screen.  2nd tab is blank.  Installed the 32-bit first.  Then installed the 64 bit version on top, but same issue.  Screenshot provided. Unable to perform CQ and other features that are missing.  Or I must be missing something somewhere with the new upgrade.  I am running Windows 10.









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locked Re: Version 2.3.0 / Missing Buttons on 2nd Tab #mainscreen #GeneralGroupInfo

KE0VMG@...
 

So how do you call CQ like in the older version.  Cannot find this in the documentation either.  It has older pictures.


Thanks.

On 2/18/2021 8:49 PM, neil_zampella wrote:

The old Tab 2 was removed as it was no longer being maintained, and actually caused problems for users when in contest mode.    This was covered in the release notes for v2.3.0 under the RC1 update.    You should be using Tab 1 for FT8/FT4/JT65/JT9.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 2/18/2021 7:28 PM, KE0VMG@... wrote:
Just upgraded to version 2.3.0, but missing buttons and possibly the third tab on the main screen.  2nd tab is blank.  Installed the 32-bit first.  Then installed the 64 bit version on top, but same issue.  Screenshot provided. Unable to perform CQ and other features that are missing.  Or I must be missing something somewhere with the new upgrade.  I am running Windows 10.









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locked Re: Hamlib error with FT450 and WSJTx #Cat_RigControl

NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

indeed it was.

Mike W9MDB connected here and pointed out that the FT-450 was in Memory mode.

now all is well; WSJTx is setting the QRG on the 450 as per the mode selected in WSJTx

perfect!
Thanks to Mike.




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Bob KD7YZ in NE Kentucky


locked Re: WSJT-X Suggestion Box #Q65

JTAlert Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 20/02/2021 3:11 am, Michel Bernard VE2BJG wrote:
I never cared much for JTALERT since I find it useless (I can't detect the colors
Just an FYI, JTAlert allows you to modify the colors for each Alert type, both the background color and the color of the font, there is no restriction, they can be modified per your own personal preference. In addition to the colored alerting there is the sound alerting where each Alert type can be assigned a unique identifying sound including the volume level on a per Alert type basis.

It was JTAlert color alerting that was the inspiration for colored alerting being introduced to WSJT-X.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: Hamlib error with FT450 and WSJTx #Cat_RigControl

neil_zampella
 

Since you can't get Commander to do the frequency changes either, this sounds more like an issue with internal rig settings.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 2/19/2021 10:56 AM, KD7YZ Bob wrote:

Version 2.3.0

A couple weeks ago I had freq control over the FT450 .. as in, if I selected FT-8 then my FT450 switched to 50.313

dunno what went wrong since I usewd that rig last.

But now the only program that I can get to actually change the frequency on the FT450 is their own PCC_450 GUI.

Wsjtx barfs with a HamLib error as seen in the screenshot.

I can't get DXLab's 'Commander' to change freq on the FT450 either.
Switch modes or TX/RX I can do via WSJTx or others.

So what's the HamLib error mean? (see screenshot)

many thanks ...
BOB KD7YZ




locked Re: WSJT-X Suggestion Box #Q65

neil_zampella
 

Third party utilities will play any wav file you want for the alerts you want, you don't have to use the 'pretty colors'.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 2/19/2021 10:11 AM, Michel Bernard VE2BJG wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

OK let me clarify. Since I am almost color blind, I never cared much for JTALERT since I find it useless (I can't detect the colors....).

Yes I have recently added GridTracker but I am not yet very familiar with it. I need to investigate more. You might be correct Carl and I will find out. This might just be the answer to my problem.

When using JTDX I always play a short bursty sound lasting about 100msec to warn me someone is either calling me if I am not watching the screen. Sometimes stations call you after 2 or 3 minutes. This short wav file is also played anyone is using my callsign. Yes during a QSO as well. I have edited that nice bursty sound using Acoustica and it is really nice and catchy.

You also have the choice of playing that wav file on any decoded activity. This is really usefull when a band is closed or you are waiting for a band to open, waiting for a sporadic E event or some other tropo/meteor scatter occurence. There are no stations there and you spend endless minutes/hours "scope-watching a boring screen" until someone shows up. In JTDX, just leave it "listening for a band opening" and then you hear the secret wav file that catches your attention while you are cooking in the kitchen. This is really a usefull idea someone has coded JTDX. It is a menu choice.

Yes I know third party can do this maybe but it just thought the WSJT team had only one copy-paste operation to do ("stealing the code") from open source JTDX. That was only a suggestion box idea.



locked 2.3.0 TX No Audio after Band Change #FT8 #AudioIssues

Randy Reynard
 
Edited

After changing bands in 2.3.0, there's initially no audio on TX.  No other changes were made during the installation except the installation.  I'm using an IC-7300  - internal sound card.

I've disovered I can get audio working again by sending a CQ (it won't have audio but will enable TX), halting transmission and sending again.  Then Audio is transmitted.

I've talked with multiple users who are having the same issue with the following:

IC-7300
FT-891
Elecraft K3
IC-9100
IC-7410

I have rechecked the settings.  I'm open to suggestions, but since this is happening with multiple users and radios, I have to believe it's something related to the upgrade to 2.3.0.


locked Re: #FT8 Can't get my FT-991A om 60M #FT8

Bernd - KB7AK
 

Ken's link works. There is a similar issue with the FTDX-3000, you can get around the blinking TX light by pushing certain buttons in the right order every time before you transmit, or change the configuration similarly as it's described the link.

73,
Bernd - KB7AK


locked Hamlib error with FT450 and WSJTx #Cat_RigControl

NR4U Bob AFMARS
 

Version 2.3.0

A couple weeks ago I had freq control over the FT450 .. as in, if I selected FT-8 then my FT450 switched to 50.313

dunno what went wrong since I usewd that rig last.

But now the only program that I can get to actually change the frequency on the FT450 is their own PCC_450 GUI.

Wsjtx barfs with a HamLib error as seen in the screenshot.

I can't get DXLab's 'Commander' to change freq on the FT450 either.
Switch modes or TX/RX I can do via WSJTx or others.

So what's the HamLib error mean? (see screenshot)

many thanks ...
BOB KD7YZ
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Bob KD7YZ in NE Kentucky


locked Re: Windows update causes WSJTX to stop working. #AudioIssues #GeneralGroupInfo #install #Waterfall

Bob McGraw - K4TAX <rmcgraw@...>
 

I run Windows 10 Pro 64 bit on an HP 6930P laptop.  I allow Windows updates to automatically download and install.  I run AVG antivirus and malware applications for computer safety.   I have no issues with audio settings changing with Windows updates. 

However, I do find that ZOOM will change the audio settings as needed for the application and WILL NOT release them.  Thus after exiting ZOOM and going to another application, i.e. WSJT-X, the audio settings will need to change the proper values for the application.   I've also observed that other applications may change the audio settings and will not release them with AUDACITY being one of them. 

73
Bob, K4TAX


locked Re: Extraneous info in the Single-Period Decode window #Q65

ve4cy
 

Great, thanks Bill.. (I suspected it had something to do with the fact that 2.4.0 is an RC version)

73 de Jim VE4CY

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Somerville" <g4wjs@...>
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 9:56:31 AM
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Extraneous info in the Single-Period Decode window #Q65


Hi Jim,

they are removed for the next release.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: all.txt file size control #FT8

Jon Ermels
 

It    already    does    it    for   you.

73 de NØIGU Jon


On Friday, February 19, 2021, 07:02:37 AM CST, Karza <kari.sillanmaki@...> wrote:


Ken,

On 19.2.2021 14.33, Ken WB8UFC wrote:
On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 11:10 PM, Ken WB8UFC wrote:
Is there a way for me to change the size of the WSJT-X all.txt file?

I'd like to be able to substantially increase its size. 
Well, thanks for all that... stuff; but what I was asking is: is there a config setting that will allow me to significantly increase the size of the all.txt file?

no. There is no such config setting.

73's de Kari, oh2gqc





locked Re: WSJT-X Suggestion Box #Q65

Michel Bernard VE2BJG
 
Edited

OK let me clarify. Since I am almost color blind, I never cared much for JTALERT since I find it useless (I can't detect the colors....).

Yes I have recently added GridTracker but I am not yet very familiar with it. I need to investigate more. You might be correct Carl and I will find out. This might just be the answer to my problem.

When using JTDX I always play a short bursty sound lasting about 100msec to warn me someone is either calling me if I am not watching the screen. Sometimes stations call you after 2 or 3 minutes. This short wav file is also played anyone is using my callsign. Yes during a QSO as well. I have edited that nice bursty sound using Acoustica and it is really nice and catchy.

You also have the choice of playing that wav file on any decoded activity. This is really usefull when a band is closed or you are waiting for a band to open, waiting for a sporadic E event or some other tropo/meteor scatter occurence. There are no stations there and you spend endless minutes/hours "scope-watching a boring screen" until someone shows up. In JTDX, just leave it "listening for a band opening" and then you hear the secret wav file that catches your attention while you are cooking in the kitchen. This is really a usefull idea someone has coded JTDX. It is a menu choice.

Yes I know third party can do this maybe but it just thought the WSJT team had only one copy-paste operation to do ("stealing the code") from open source JTDX. That was only a suggestion box idea.


locked Re: #FT8 Can't get my FT-991A om 60M #FT8

Jon Ermels
 

Thank You Ken

73 de NØIGU Jon


On Friday, February 19, 2021, 06:44:18 AM CST, Ken WB8UFC <wb8ufc@...> wrote:


Jon, here's a link to some additional information: https://github.com/rfrht/FT-991A/wiki/How-To-Do-FT8-In-60M-With-FT-991A



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