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locked Re: IC-9700/7300 VFO A/B switching #Cat_RigControl

Bill Somerville
 

On 07/07/2021 13:04, d.koolhaas via groups.io wrote:
I am running version 2.5.0-rc3 in combination with an Icom IC-9100 in Windows 11 beta.
The problem above is the same here as the above mentioned, also in Windows 10 since i updated to Win 11 beta only last week.
However, i can switch between VFO A and B without a problem, but the TX switches immediately from VFO A to B and manually backwards to A again and remains there until i change to another app. I am running a desktop computer with an Intel I7-2600 and 16GB mem just for HAM purposes with all drivers updated to the latest version.
It is the only app what causes this phenomenon in my situation.

Dirk, PE1KWE.
Hi Dirk,

if you have "Settings->Radio->Split Operating->Rig" then what you describe is normal and desirable behaviour.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: IC-718, without CAT control, using signalink, no transmit #WSJTX_config

Bill Somerville
 

On 07/07/2021 13:08, Rick Hatton wrote:
Thanks for the input, Bill.
After reading a bunch of forums, I stumbled across the answer.

While I am using an IC-718, I am not using cat, so there is nothing for the CAT control to talk to. After I set the radio setting to none, every thing worked.
I did basically the same thing in fldigi. I didn't have the radio attached, but the signalink's transmit light lit.
Hi Rick,

thanks for the update, glad you have it working now.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: maps 65? #wsjt-x

Bill Somerville
 

On 07/07/2021 15:46, Pat via groups.io wrote:
reading about the updates.
what is maps 65?
tnx
Hi Pat,

see here: https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/map65.html .

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: IC-9700/7300 VFO A/B switching #Cat_RigControl

Michael Black
 

For the moment change Mode to None in the rig setup and see if that fixes the problem.

Mike W9MDB




On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 09:59:11 AM CDT, Bill M <bmarx@...> wrote:


I did and the issue still exists on my IC-7800 and has since V2.5 I went back to 2.31 until loading the latest. It still happens when I move the VFO. Most recently moving it from 50313 to 50323 for a DXPedition...A & B begin swapping and the only way to stop it, is turn the radio power off or close WSJT-x and reopen. So to change frequencies such as that, I put the DX frequency in the bank and switch it manually. I use HRD and JTAlert but do not use any rig control.
Bill W2CQ




locked maps 65? #wsjt-x

Pat
 

reading about the updates.
what is maps 65?
tnx


locked Re: IC-9700/7300 VFO A/B switching #Cat_RigControl

Bill M
 

I did and the issue still exists on my IC-7800 and has since V2.5 I went back to 2.31 until loading the latest. It still happens when I move the VFO. Most recently moving it from 50313 to 50323 for a DXPedition...A & B begin swapping and the only way to stop it, is turn the radio power off or close WSJT-x and reopen. So to change frequencies such as that, I put the DX frequency in the bank and switch it manually. I use HRD and JTAlert but do not use any rig control.
Bill W2CQ


locked Re: IC-9700/7300 VFO A/B switching #Cat_RigControl

d.koolhaas@...
 

I am running version 2.5.0-rc3 in combination with an Icom IC-9100 in Windows 11 beta.
The problem above is the same here as the above mentioned, also in Windows 10 since i updated to Win 11 beta only last week.
However, i can switch between VFO A and B without a problem, but the TX switches immediately from VFO A to B and manually backwards to A again and remains there until i change to another app. I am running a desktop computer with an Intel I7-2600 and 16GB mem just for HAM purposes with all drivers updated to the latest version.
It is the only app what causes this phenomenon in my situation.

Dirk, PE1KWE.


   


locked Re: IC-718, without CAT control, using signalink, no transmit #WSJTX_config

Rick Hatton
 

Thanks for the input, Bill.
After reading a bunch of forums, I stumbled across the answer.

While I am using an IC-718, I am not using cat, so there is nothing for the CAT control to talk to. After I set the radio setting to none, every thing worked.
I did basically the same thing in fldigi. I didn't have the radio attached, but the signalink's transmit light lit.


locked Re: WSJT-X 2.4.0 and ICOM 7800. #Cat_RigControl

Bill Somerville
 

On 07/07/2021 10:53, William Smith wrote:
I think the developers are trying to decouple Hamlib releases from WSJT releases so you can just install the latest Hamlib, but I don’t think that’s complete yet. #FITNR

73, Willie N1JBJ
Hi Willie,

that is correct for MS Windows versions of WSJT-X.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: WSJT-X 2.4.0 and ICOM 7800. #Cat_RigControl

William Smith
 

Yeah, Hamlib is having a bunch of issues, try the release candidates for 2.5 or watch this list for news.

I think the developers are trying to decouple Hamlib releases from WSJT releases so you can just install the latest Hamlib, but I don’t think that’s complete yet. #FITNR

73, Willie N1JBJ


On Jul 7, 2021, at 5:08 AM, Eddy Van de Velde <van.de.velde.eddy@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I'm posting here for a good ham friend of mine having problems after upgrading to WSJT-X 2.4.0.

PC Windows 8.1 64 bits.
Transceiver ICOM 7800.

WSJT-X 2.2.2 had been running on this combination since it's release and never had any problem at all. After upgrading to WSJT-X 2.4.0 communication with the transceiver fails because of a Hamlib error. The radio does not recognise the command. However all settings are exactly the same as for WSJT-X 2.2.2. Uninstalling WSJT-X 2.4.0 and again install WSJT-X 2.2.2 fixes the problem.

Anyone on this list using this combination or having a fix ?

Thank you and 73,

Eddy ON5UQ.


locked Re: WSJT-X 2.4.0 and ICOM 7800. #Cat_RigControl

Bill Somerville
 

On 07/07/2021 07:21, Eddy Van de Velde wrote:
Hi all,

I'm posting here for a good ham friend of mine having problems after upgrading to WSJT-X 2.4.0.

PC Windows 8.1 64 bits.
Transceiver ICOM 7800.

WSJT-X 2.2.2 had been running on this combination since it's release and never had any problem at all. After upgrading to WSJT-X 2.4.0 communication with the transceiver fails because of a Hamlib error. The radio does not recognise the command. However all settings are exactly the same as for WSJT-X 2.2.2. Uninstalling WSJT-X 2.4.0 and again install WSJT-X 2.2.2 fixes the problem.

Anyone on this list using this combination or having a fix ?

Thank you and 73,

Eddy ON5UQ.
Eddy,

reporting an error message from WSJT-X without telling us the exact text, including details, of that message is not helpful.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: IC-718, without CAT control, using signalink, no transmit #WSJTX_config

Bill Somerville
 

On 07/07/2021 03:37, Rick Hatton wrote:
I have a 718 whose CAT board was probably killed by lightning. I am running Debian Buster
It is my understanding that when using a signal link I should be able to transmit with PTT set to VOX, and manually setting the frequency.
I do have the PTT set to VOX. The CAT control defaults to USB.
When selecting Enable TX the software will show transmit, the radio does NOT go into transmit mode, and the Enable Tx light goes out.

Anyone have any hints on what to do?

Hi Rick,

for your SignaLink USB to key your radio you need three basic items:

  • firstly you need Tx audio going to the SignaLink USB, for that check you have the right audio devices selected in "Settings->Audio", and that the Tx audio levels are correct. See this post for a recipe to correctly set Tx audio levels: https://wsjtx.groups.io/g/main/message/13890 ,
  • your SignaLink USB must be correctly configured to route PTT to your rig's DATA socket using the internal configuration header ,
  • your audio and PTT interface cable must be the right one, fault free and correctly plugged into your rig. With the FT-8x7(D) and FT-718D rigs the mini-DIN plugs are easy to damage, make sure there are no bent or broken pins.

If you suspect lighting damage to the CAT port then it seems likely that the PTT connection on the rig may also be damaged, have you tested it?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: Intermittent operation #FT8

Bill Somerville
 

On 07/07/2021 03:26, Ronf404 via groups.io wrote:

I’m using a SignaLink with my 746 PRO ( no CAT control). Set up per instructions and radio is in USB-D mode.


I can work WSJT-X (2.4) on 6m. When I switch to 20m, the transmit function oscillates and then I lose audio reception and get an error message. Suggestions?

I know the rig has a touchy T/R relay and have set the optional internal relay as suggested in the manual.


Ron KX1W
Ron,

when reporting an issue that is related to an error message from WSJT-X you must include the full text of the error message otherwise it is very difficult to help you.

Invariably issues with transmit on only one band (apart from issues with transmitting on 60m with rigs that do not support Tx in VFO mode on that band) are likely to be related to RFI disrupting data communications between rig and PC.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked WSJT-X 2.4.0 and ICOM 7800. #Cat_RigControl

Eddy Van de Velde
 

Hi all,

I'm posting here for a good ham friend of mine having problems after upgrading to WSJT-X 2.4.0.

PC Windows 8.1 64 bits.
Transceiver ICOM 7800.

WSJT-X 2.2.2 had been running on this combination since it's release and never had any problem at all. After upgrading to WSJT-X 2.4.0 communication with the transceiver fails because of a Hamlib error. The radio does not recognise the command. However all settings are exactly the same as for WSJT-X 2.2.2. Uninstalling WSJT-X 2.4.0 and again install WSJT-X 2.2.2 fixes the problem.

Anyone on this list using this combination or having a fix ?

Thank you and 73,

Eddy ON5UQ.


locked IC-718, without CAT control, using signalink, no transmit #WSJTX_config

Rick Hatton
 

I have a 718 whose CAT board was probably killed by lightning. I am running Debian Buster
It is my understanding that when using a signal link I should be able to transmit with PTT set to VOX, and manually setting the frequency.
I do have the PTT set to VOX. The CAT control defaults to USB.
When selecting Enable TX the software will show transmit, the radio does NOT go into transmit mode, and the Enable Tx light goes out.

Anyone have any hints on what to do?


locked Intermittent operation #FT8

Ronf404
 

I’m using a SignaLink with my 746 PRO ( no CAT control). Set up per instructions and radio is in USB-D mode. 


I can work WSJT-X (2.4) on 6m. When I switch to 20m, the transmit function oscillates and then I lose audio reception and get an error message. Suggestions?

I know the rig has a touchy T/R relay and have set the optional internal relay as suggested in the manual. 


Ron KX1W 


locked Re: Build wsjtx on windows 10 #WSJTX_config

Kenneth Hendrickson
 

Bueller?  Bueller?


locked Re: #mac Support for Icom radio Silicon Labs a big issue getting bigger all the time #macOS

Frederick Kent
 
Edited

Thanks Ray for your very concise information. I don't have either of those items you said to look for.

On the IC-7300 USB connector 2 ports, USB Send I assume you were referring to, do you use DTR or RTS. Is CVI transceiver supposed top be on or off? I have the IC-7300 firmware update to 140.0 which has a FT8 quick set. Regards Fred ND4DX


locked Re: Clock Sync #Timesync

 

Willie,

Sound like diminishing returns.  More clocks means more uncertainty. With enough clocks a user would need to run a statistical probability analysis just to find the best guess LOL.  I looking for a small project not a career, and don’t have 2 QTH’s to support.  Retirement is wonderful in that I don’t have to be any busier than I want to be.

 

At one time, many years ago, I worked on an Army calibration team and our time reference was via a VLF receiver.  We were using NBS time via the US Navy’s VLF transmitter.  There were no GPS satellites.  My first intro to the use of GPS was as a pilot.  Now I’m just an old duffer piddling with projects.

 

I’ll let you know if I run into anything interesting to add to your documentation.  Thanks for help.  I’m going to need it.

 

__________

Dan – K4SHQ

CFI/II

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> On Behalf Of William Smith
Sent: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 7:11 AM
To: main@wsjtx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Clock Sync #Timesync

 

Hey Dan,

 

You know what they say, a man with one clock knows what time it is, a man with two clocks is never sure.  8*)

 

I'm running my code on a couple of Pi 4B 2G boards at my two QTHs, with a VPN tunnel between them, so I compare them to each other and the Internet (I'm using time.cloudflare.com but there are many options available), and I get graphs every day from each that look like:

 

Which tells me the house didn't move more than around 3 meters over the course of the day (sanity check, it's been known to go on walkabout 8*) and:

 

Which shows that the time was pretty accurate.  Since the Green is the server on the other side of the VPN, and I know I was running the internet feed on the other side full tilt around 20:00 thru 22:00, that excursion is explained.  The other one is when I failed over to my alternate Internet connection, which has a different latency to the rest of the Internet.  Either way, more than enough accuracy and stability for the various digital modes.

 

There are a lot of how-to articles out there, not all of which work on the latest Raspian, but it was certainly a learning experience!  I _think_ I documented it pretty well, but I also backed up my SD card and taped a spare to the case, because IME the SD card is the first thing to fail.

 

73, Willie N1JBJ



On Jul 6, 2021, at 7:35 AM, Dan Malcolm <K4SHQ@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Willie.  I have an older model B somewhere.  Perhaps I need to set up two stratus 1’s

 

__________

Dan – K4SHQ

CFI/II

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> On Behalf Of William Smith
Sent: Monday, July 5, 2021 2:18 PM
To: main@wsjtx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Clock Sync #Timesync

 

I’ve had good luck with the Adafruit Ultimate GPS HAT, but anything with a serial port and GPIO pin for the PPS signal will work as well. 

 

External antenna seemed to help a lot for noth of mine. 

 

It took a lot of fiddling and several false starts to get my two NTP servers running, but they email me status (location and time delta for the last 24 hours) every midnight, and have been pretty stable. 

 

There are a _lot_ of tutorials out there, but I ended up with a combination of gpsd and chrony if that helps you get started. 

Feel free to email me directly and I’ll dig up my build notes. 

 

 73, Willie N1JBJ

 


On Jul 5, 2021, at 12:37 PM, Dan Malcolm <K4SHQ@...> wrote:

 

Wish I had something to add to this discussion.  I don’t.  I have a couple questions though:

  1. What would be a good GPS hat for a Raspberry Pi 4?  I bought one for a purpose that didn’t work out.
  2. Where would I find a procedure for building a time source like has been mentioned in this thread?

Thanks.

 

I recognize that I don’t need the level of accuracy provided by a good local time source, but I’m looking for a small project.

__________

Dan – K4SHQ

CFI/II

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin McQuiggin (VE7ZD/KN7Q)
Sent: Sunday, July 4, 2021 12:53 PM
To: main@wsjtx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Clock Sync #Timesync

 

On 04/07/2021 15:40, Jim Pennino via groups.io wrote:



Re fake chips: I have no idea and don't care though u-blox might. The only features used by ntp is the output of NMEA sentences so any other capability the u-blox 8 series has is irrelevant to ntp. FYI u-blox makes dozens of different chips with different capabilities all of which identify as u-blox 8.

 

Actually ntpd doesn’t work very well using NMEA sentences via USB or serial port as input.  This is because of variance in the timing of the serial data stream and the way that the machine's CPU responds to interrupts on the serial or USB port from the GPS where the GPS unit is connected.  Timing can be all over the map due to CPU workload and other tasks which are running.

 

If you have a local GPS receiver, then a FAR better approach is to use a pulsed output from the device to generate a high priority interrupt that is handled directly by the time management processes.  This involves another daemon called gpsd and use of a GPS receiver that outputs a nanosecond-accurate “pulse per second” signal.  Cheap receivers usually do not provide a PPS signal but several slightly more expensive ones do.  

 

There is a good writeup on how to do this at https://www.lammertbies.nl/comm/info/gps-time.  

 

I use a Garmin Garmin 18x LVC GPS Navigator Unit, which is available on Amazon for about USD$68.  See the link for how to connect what to where!

 

73,

 

Kevin VE7ZD/KN7Q

 

 

 

 

 





Hi Jim,

one issue with "fake" u-blox boards (note they usually have real u-blox GPS/GNSS receivers but lack on the rest of the board) is that some have insufficiently sized SPI memory chips and as a result cannot be upgraded to newer firmware versions. That can be annoying if a new satellite constellation needs to be supported, for example.

73
Bil
G4WJS.





 







 


locked Re: IC-9700/7300 VFO A/B switching #Cat_RigControl

Brad, K8ZM
 

Thanks Mike,

 

I’ll try 2.5.0 rc3 after I do the capture with 2.4.0.  Getting back to 2.4.0 if no difference or some other anomaly in rc3 I fear will be a “chore” but will give it a try.

 

73 de Brad, N8GLS

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Black via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 1:04 PM
To: main@wsjtx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] IC-9700/7300 VFO A/B switching #Hamlib

 

Make that 2.5.0-rc3 since it's the latest.

 

There is still a problem with rigctld and the Icom rigs.

 

Mike W9MDB

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 12:01:58 PM CDT, Black Michael <mdblack98@...> wrote:

 

 

Please try 2.5.0-rc2 -- it should be fixed.

 

Mike W9MDB

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 11:13:51 AM CDT, Brad, N8GLS <n8gls@...> wrote:

 

 

Been using v2.4.0 for a while and have noticed the following occurring;

 

IC-9700:  When WSJT-X launches it consistently will switch the 9700’s VFO from  A to B.  I have to manually switch it back to VFO A.  Once back on  A, it does stay on A after band/mode changes.  Don’t know if anyone else is seeing this but it occurs at every launch.

IC-7300:  When WSJT-X launches it will randomly switch the 7300’s VFO from A to B then back again to A.  This occurs quickly and usually only occurs every 5 or 6 launches of WSJT-X.  Not so much a problem on the 7300 as on the 9700 but noteworthy none-the-less.

 

I run two rig specific instances of WSJT-X.  My hardware/software setup hasn’t changed in a very long time and no recent windows updates or changes have occured.  I can only think this is a Hamlib issue but was wondering if others are seeing the same thing.   Is there a location/file that logs what’s being sent from WSJT-X to the rig when launched I can look at ??  I may have another way to extract some of what is being sent but was hoping WSJT-X was logging to some system file when launched.

 

Thanks for any help,

 

73 de Brad N8GLS 

 

 



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