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locked Re: WSJT-X 2.4.0-rc2 REMOVAL of OBSOLETE ISCAT Mode? #ISCAT #ContestMode

Tony Collett
 

Bill - perhaps you need to read the RSGB contest guidelines in order to understand the problem better?

Yes in Data/MGM contests all digital modes are allowed and yes it is unfortunate that the RSGB deemed the EU contest mode unsuitable, however they have embraced FT4 and FT8 standard mode for these types of contests.

My original point is that in other traditional contests which are predominantly SSB/CW events the use of any form of FT4/FT8 or MSK144 is NOT ALLOWED. For example the March contest that was on this weekend. The rules do however allow us to use what are now "obsolete" modes which included ISCAT (as well as JT6M and FSK441) because they are freeform messages that enable a "proper" contest exchange identical to the analogue modes. RSGB have stated that use of formatted messages as used in FT4 and FT8 will never be allowed in this type of contest so presumably Q65 will also not be allowed.

The other original point/question remains - What mode is as good on 70cms upwards for use on short Aircraft Reflections?

It is all well and good saying Old Dogs learn new tricks, I agree and welcome trying these new modes and am forever grateful for FT8 allowing me to work things unimaginable a few years back.

But there is another saying - Don't throw the Baby out with the Bathwater.

PLEASE reconsider instead of forcing us to use other programs which we do not wish to do.

Regards
Tony G4NBS


locked Re: #ft8 #logging Logging #logging #FT8

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

I've tried many different confs and options but I cant get this screen
to NOT show up…
That is correct. WSJT-X *will not* make "automated QSOs" where an
operator is not present to initiate a QSO (double click on a CQ or
start a CQ) and log the QSO. Some other software writers have made
"robot" programs but thankfully the developer of WSJTX have refused
to do so *and* refused to provide an interface that would enable
any "automation add-on".

I'm sure everyone has heard that ‘digital isn’t ham radio just start
and go to bed and be done by morning’.
This is nothing except "sour grapes" by those who do not like digital
modes. It's no different than a rag chewer claiming that "59/599 TU"
QSOs are "not real ham radio". Seems to me that some of the first
successful radio transmissions (QSOs?) were nothing more than a single
letter.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2021-03-07 9:01 AM, Wyndell - K5WJF wrote:
I'm sure everyone has heard that ‘digital isn’t ham radio just start and go to bed and be done by morning’.  Well, I must be missing something. I've tried many different confs and options but I cant get this screen to NOT show up…
And it wont start transmitting cq.  I don’t want to be able to do this, is too much fun working the rare stations.  But mayne I'm not configured right or causing more work?
Thanks
/73 de Wyndell K5WJF <https://www.qrz.com/db/K5WJF>/


locked Re: #ft8 #logging Logging #logging #FT8

Jon Ermels
 

Un check the "Remind  me to log QSO" box in the Reporting window.

73 de NØIGU Jon


On Sunday, March 7, 2021, 08:25:01 AM CST, Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:


On 07/03/2021 14:01, Wyndell - K5WJF wrote:

I'm sure everyone has heard that ‘digital isn’t ham radio just start and go to bed and be done by morning’.  Well, I must be missing something.  I've tried many different confs and options but I cant get this screen to NOT show up…

 

And it wont start transmitting cq.  I don’t want to be able to do this, is too much fun working the rare stations.  But mayne I'm not configured right or causing more work?

 

Thanks

 

 

73 de Wyndell K5WJF

Wyndell,

every definition of a valid QSO I have seen requires the operator to validate to his or her satisfaction that the required information has been exchanged and acknowledged. I.e. it is your job to check the contents of that dialog before clicking the "OK" button.

73

Bill
G4WJS.





locked Re: #ft8 #logging Logging #logging #FT8

bill.neuro
 

Wyndell

It's the same ol' story, isn't it? A bunch of stuffy old men fearin' the future. They said horseless carriages would scare the horses and that new-fangled handy-talkies would give you cancer.

C'mon! Smell the future. Good or bad, digital IS the future and it IS ham radio. Come join the "fun."

Bill K1NS

Sent from my T-Mobile 5G Device


-------- Original message --------
From: Wyndell - K5WJF <circlef@...>
Date: 3/7/21 9:13 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: WSJTX <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: [WSJTX] #ft8 #logging Logging

I'm sure everyone has heard that ‘digital isn’t ham radio just start and go to bed and be done by morning’.  Well, I must be missing something.  I've tried many different confs and options but I cant get this screen to NOT show up…

 

And it wont start transmitting cq.  I don’t want to be able to do this, is too much fun working the rare stations.  But mayne I'm not configured right or causing more work?

 

Thanks

 

 

73 de Wyndell K5WJF

 




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locked Re: #FT8 #FT8

Lon Powell <praisegig@...>
 

Another possible solution for no TX, is to check your microphone settings. Win10 update changed mine. Go to Settings/Privacy, in left pane select microphone. Then select “Allow apps to use microphone” should be On. Worked for me, after digging deep into Windows. Lon W5FHW

On Mar 7, 2021, at 9:29 AM, Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:


As the internal codec chip has a serial number, Windows keeps track
of the COM port associated with it.
There is *NO COM PORT ASSOCIATED WITH ANY CODEC*. COM ports are for
USB UARTs or USB to Serial Bridges (in other words, serial ports).

Renaming a "USB Audio CODEC" gives Windows a unique name and allows
applications that use the name a unique handle on that CODEC when
Windows changes the order ("index") in which they appear in the
audio endpoint (input or output) tables.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2021-03-07 10:10 AM, Philip Rose via groups.io wrote:
Seconded. With the IC-7300 I renamed the audio codecs something like IC-7300 RX and IC-7300 TX. As the internal codec chip has a serial number, Windows keeps track of the COM port associated with it. Some generic codecs do not have a serial number associated with them and Windows does not know how to assign them as easily.
Touch wood, I’ve been problem free with many Windows updates (including migrating to W10-2004).
73 Phil.
Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10
*From: *neil_zampella <mailto:neilz@...>
*Sent: *07 March 2021 13:42
*To: *main@WSJTX.groups.io <mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io>
*Subject: *Re: [WSJTX] #FT8
There's only so much that a program can do, its a Windows 10 issue. That said, I haven't seen that problem with an external Sound Blaster USB sound card, and many WIn10 updates. It seems it happens more with drivers that look like 'generic' drivers (IE: 'USB Sound Codec', rather than 'Sound Blaster X-Fi').
Neil, KN3lz
On 3/7/2021 7:25 AM, Ron W3RJW via groups.io wrote:
Turned on today to find same problem i.e. No xmitt audio ... AC8WS
is spot on.
-- 73
Ron W3RJW
FTdx-5000, Timewave Navigator, WSJT-x 2.3.0, JTAlert 2.16.17, HRD
Deluxe v6.7
FTdx-3000, SignaLink USB
Attachments:
* dummyfile.0.part <https://WSJTX.groups.io/g/main/attachment/22975/0>
--
73 Phil GM3ZZA




locked Re: #FT8 #FT8

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

As the internal codec chip has a serial number, Windows keeps track
of the COM port associated with it.
There is *NO COM PORT ASSOCIATED WITH ANY CODEC*. COM ports are for
USB UARTs or USB to Serial Bridges (in other words, serial ports).

Renaming a "USB Audio CODEC" gives Windows a unique name and allows
applications that use the name a unique handle on that CODEC when
Windows changes the order ("index") in which they appear in the
audio endpoint (input or output) tables.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2021-03-07 10:10 AM, Philip Rose via groups.io wrote:
Seconded. With the IC-7300 I renamed the audio codecs something like IC-7300 RX and IC-7300 TX. As the internal codec chip has a serial number, Windows keeps track of the COM port associated with it. Some generic codecs do not have a serial number associated with them and Windows does not know how to assign them as easily.
Touch wood, I’ve been problem free with many Windows updates (including migrating to W10-2004).
73 Phil.
Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10
*From: *neil_zampella <mailto:neilz@...>
*Sent: *07 March 2021 13:42
*To: *main@WSJTX.groups.io <mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io>
*Subject: *Re: [WSJTX] #FT8
There's only so much that a program can do, its a Windows 10 issue. That said, I haven't seen that problem with an external Sound Blaster USB sound card, and many WIn10 updates.     It seems it happens more with drivers that look like 'generic' drivers (IE: 'USB Sound Codec', rather than 'Sound Blaster X-Fi').
Neil, KN3lz
On 3/7/2021 7:25 AM, Ron W3RJW via groups.io wrote:
Turned on today to find same problem i.e. No xmitt audio  ...  AC8WS
is spot on.
--
73
Ron  W3RJW
FTdx-5000, Timewave Navigator, WSJT-x 2.3.0, JTAlert 2.16.17, HRD
Deluxe v6.7
FTdx-3000, SignaLink USB
Attachments:
* dummyfile.0.part <https://WSJTX.groups.io/g/main/attachment/22975/0>
--
73 Phil GM3ZZA


locked Re: #FT8 #FT8

 

Seconded. With the IC-7300 I renamed the audio codecs something like IC-7300 RX and IC-7300 TX. As the internal codec chip has a serial number, Windows keeps track of the COM port associated with it. Some generic codecs do not have a serial number associated with them and Windows does not know how to assign them as easily.

 

Touch wood, I’ve been problem free with many Windows updates (including migrating to W10-2004).

 

73 Phil.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: neil_zampella
Sent: 07 March 2021 13:42
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] #FT8

 

There's only so much that a program can do, its a Windows 10 issue.  That said, I haven't seen that problem with an external Sound Blaster USB sound card, and many WIn10 updates.     It seems it happens more with drivers that look like 'generic' drivers (IE: 'USB Sound Codec', rather than 'Sound Blaster X-Fi').

Neil, KN3lz

On 3/7/2021 7:25 AM, Ron W3RJW via groups.io wrote:

Turned on today to find same problem i.e. No xmitt audio  ...  AC8WS is spot on.


--
73
Ron  W3RJW

FTdx-5000, Timewave Navigator, WSJT-x 2.3.0, JTAlert 2.16.17, HRD Deluxe v6.7
FTdx-3000, SignaLink USB

Attachments:



 
 
 

 


--
73 Phil GM3ZZA


locked Re: #ft8 #logging Logging #logging #FT8

Bob G8HGN
 

Hi,

Settings/Reoprting?Logging look at tick boxes are any ticked? "Prompt me to log QSO" for instance.

HTH

Bob G8HGN


On 07/03/2021 14:01, Wyndell - K5WJF wrote:

I'm sure everyone has heard that ‘digital isn’t ham radio just start and go to bed and be done by morning’.  Well, I must be missing something.  I've tried many different confs and options but I cant get this screen to NOT show up…

 

And it wont start transmitting cq.  I don’t want to be able to do this, is too much fun working the rare stations.  But mayne I'm not configured right or causing more work?

 

Thanks

 

 

73 de Wyndell K5WJF

 




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locked Re: #ft8 #logging Logging #logging #FT8

Bill Somerville
 

On 07/03/2021 14:01, Wyndell - K5WJF wrote:

I'm sure everyone has heard that ‘digital isn’t ham radio just start and go to bed and be done by morning’.  Well, I must be missing something.  I've tried many different confs and options but I cant get this screen to NOT show up…

 

And it wont start transmitting cq.  I don’t want to be able to do this, is too much fun working the rare stations.  But mayne I'm not configured right or causing more work?

 

Thanks

 

 

73 de Wyndell K5WJF

Wyndell,

every definition of a valid QSO I have seen requires the operator to validate to his or her satisfaction that the required information has been exchanged and acknowledged. I.e. it is your job to check the contents of that dialog before clicking the "OK" button.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: Setting Tx4 to RRR for FT8 #QSO_practices

Bill Somerville
 

On 07/03/2021 13:52, Timothy Brannon wrote:
I prefer to send RRR for the Tx4 exchange when operating FT8. I understand that RR73 is the only option for FT4 to make the contact exchange faster. However, I notice after changing the mode from FT4 back to FT8 that my Tx4 exchange remains set to RR73, so I have to manually double-click Tx4 back to RRR every time I switch modes. I wouldn't expect this behavior from reading the online documentation, and I don't see any options in the settings to address this.
Is there a way to make RRR my Tx4 default whenever I set the mode to FT8?
73 de Tim, WA5MD
Hi Tim,

you can avoid that behaviour by using two configurations to switch between F8 and FT4 modes ("Menu->Configurations").

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: MSK144 #MSK144

Bill Somerville
 

On 07/03/2021 13:56, John Hart via groups.io wrote:
2.4.0rc2 MSK144 not working for me any others with same problem? I believe it was fine  2.30 not sure if I used that mode in 2.4.0 rc1.
John,

please be more specific? What;s not working? Do you get an error message?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked #ft8 #logging Logging #logging #FT8

Wyndell - K5WJF
 

I'm sure everyone has heard that ‘digital isn’t ham radio just start and go to bed and be done by morning’.  Well, I must be missing something.  I've tried many different confs and options but I cant get this screen to NOT show up…

 

And it wont start transmitting cq.  I don’t want to be able to do this, is too much fun working the rare stations.  But mayne I'm not configured right or causing more work?

 

Thanks

 

 

73 de Wyndell K5WJF

 




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locked MSK144 #MSK144

John , NA2NY
 

2.4.0rc2 MSK144 not working for me any others with same problem? I believe it was fine  2.30 not sure if I used that mode in 2.4.0 rc1.


locked Re: Frequency offset #GeneralGroupInfo

Bill Somerville
 

On 07/03/2021 08:28, Jacques Corbu wrote:
Hello
I use an IC 7300 with HRD logging only  through Win4Icom and JT alert and WSJTX all current version on win10 pro computer Recently when I launch the radio through Win4Icom say set on 20M FT8 all is launched at 14.074.00   when WSJTX  kicks it it switches the frequency to 14.074.055 ??

I have checked all and I have no offset set anywhere  that I have found  even reset of frequency on WSJTX etc  so a bit of a loss here  and input would be appreciated , not  a big problem per se but would like to know what I missed or messed up ?

Thank you stay safe 73 Jacques F1VEV
Hi Jacques,

WSJT-X attempts to discover the frequency resolution of your rig by making one or more small frequency adjustments at startup, the frequency is reset to the original frequency once the routine has completed. Clearly something is not working correctly between HRD and your rig and one or more frequency set commands are being ignored. Do you have CI-V Transceive Mode disable on your rig? That is essential for reliable CAT control.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Setting Tx4 to RRR for FT8 #QSO_practices

Tim Brannon, WA5MD
 

I prefer to send RRR for the Tx4 exchange when operating FT8. I understand that RR73 is the only option for FT4 to make the contact exchange faster. However, I notice after changing the mode from FT4 back to FT8 that my Tx4 exchange remains set to RR73, so I have to manually double-click Tx4 back to RRR every time I switch modes. I wouldn't expect this behavior from reading the online documentation, and I don't see any options in the settings to address this.
Is there a way to make RRR my Tx4 default whenever I set the mode to FT8?
73 de Tim, WA5MD


locked Re: WSJT-X 2.4.0-rc2 REMOVAL of OBSOLETE ISCAT Mode? #ISCAT #ContestMode

Bill Somerville
 

On 07/03/2021 09:15, Stewart Wilkinson via groups.io wrote:
On Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 01:25 AM, Bill Somerville wrote:
Perhaps it is this sort of misinformed claptrap that has led to the situation where we have had virtually no feedback on EU VHF Contest mode that has led to defects remaining that could have be rectified long ago
I think I got to actually use EU VHF Contest mode just once (perhaps twice) before the RSGB CC changed the rules for the MGM contests, on the basis of it being broken without any indication that I am aware of from them as to what was wrong, which means I had very little chance to test the mode and work out what was good or what might be wrong with it.

The problem I see with EU VHF Contest mode being used in contests where most of operation is on other modes (i.e. SSB/CW) is that unless I've missed something setting up the serial number that is to be sent is hard to do.

I am not a user of data mdoes in non-MGM contests - mostly because I am not really familiar enough with using modes other than FT8 / FT4.

Stewart,

perhaps you did not notice the "Tx #" spin box control right in the middle of the WSJT-X main window which allows the user to set the next serial number to be transmitted?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: WSJT crashes after xmission. #macOS

Jon Foster
 

Running WSJT, Win 10, IC-7300   Was having your issue but only on 40M, a real PIA.  I am using a good quality USB cable from the laptop to the radio with built-in chokes.  I knew I didn't have a settings issue as there was only a problem on 40M.  So first, review your radio settings.  Many good YouTube references, K0PIR being one that comes to mind.  I posted this issue on another thread and the verdict that came back for me was RFI.  So I started to hunt down the issue by turning off and un-pluging everything I could think of in and around my shack (located in my garage loft), even the garage door openers.   Still was having an issue and could not put my finger on anything but the laptop connected to the radio, which was the only thing I could not turn off.   I increased the amount of ferrite torid (mix 30) cable clamp-ons I had in the shack, to the USB cable and the problem was solved.


locked Re: #INSTALL Cahnge colour #install

Bill Somerville
 

On 07/03/2021 11:47, Carlos wrote:
Hi everybody,

Is there a possibility to change the background colour of wsjtx from white to black/green/blue ?

I have the raspberry 4b, with raspibian-buster.

Thanks a lot, 73, Karl OE3JAG
Hi Karl,

yes, please refer to the WSJT-X User Guide for details:

https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.3.0.html#DARK_STYLE

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: #INSTALL Cahnge colour #install

Carlos
 

Hi everybody,

Is there a possibility to change the background colour of wsjtx from white to black/green/blue ?

I have the raspberry 4b, with raspibian-buster.

Thanks a lot, 73, Karl OE3JAG


locked Re: WSJT-X 2.4.0-rc2 REMOVAL of OBSOLETE ISCAT Mode? #ISCAT #ContestMode

Stewart Wilkinson
 

On Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 01:25 AM, Bill Somerville wrote:
Perhaps it is this sort of misinformed claptrap that has led to the situation where we have had virtually no feedback on EU VHF Contest mode that has led to defects remaining that could have be rectified long ago
I think I got to actually use EU VHF Contest mode just once (perhaps twice) before the RSGB CC changed the rules for the MGM contests, on the basis of it being broken without any indication that I am aware of from them as to what was wrong, which means I had very little chance to test the mode and work out what was good or what might be wrong with it.

The problem I see with EU VHF Contest mode being used in contests where most of operation is on other modes (i.e. SSB/CW) is that unless I've missed something setting up the serial number that is to be sent is hard to do.

I am not a user of data mdoes in non-MGM contests - mostly because I am not really familiar enough with using modes other than FT8 / FT4.

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