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locked Re: How do I know if my message is being sent out? #FT8

Stan Gammons
 

No. 40, 30 and 20 meters FT8 are all pretty packed with signals.

73

Stan
KM4HQE

On 7/29/21 6:50 PM, wisconsinjimmy wrote:
Is the bands dead right now? I hear the squeals but my waterfall shows
no signals also the rx side is showing nothing
Jim
KD9DOG


locked Re: How do I know if my message is being sent out? #FT8

wisconsinjimmy <algot1901@...>
 

Is the bands dead right now? I hear the squeals but my waterfall shows no signals also the rx side is showing nothing
Jim
KD9DOG


locked Re: Ten-Tec Jupiter rig control error after a long period of normal operating #Cat_RigControl #Ten-Tec

Tony WA3TRA
 

Team:

Appreciate al the feedback.  I was able to resolve the issue by installing the RT-Systems USB-64 - RS-232 to USB cable.  However: with very little setup instructions(that I have found) I will be posting my findings, setup and instructions on the August eNews letter of the NFARL.org website.
See eNEWS Index - NFARL

Brgds..


locked Re: How do I know if my message is being sent out? #FT8

M0PWX
 

Nope you are all good, I can see on PSKReporter you are getting out

Goto Display Reception Reports (pskreporter.info) I have preset the report for you on the link

 

73

Peter

 

M0PWX

 

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From: wisconsinjimmy
Sent: 29 July 2021 21:56
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] How do I know if my message is being sent out?

 

Hi,

I have PSK checked in the settings, is there something else I need to do?

Jim

KD9DOG

 


locked Re: How do I know if my message is being sent out? #FT8

wisconsinjimmy <algot1901@...>
 

Hi,
I have PSK checked in the settings, is there something else I need to do?
Jim
KD9DOG


locked Re: Speakers, Microphone #wsjt-x #Yaesu

Michael Black
 

ALC adjustments vary by rig model.
Most rigs can get 90-95% of full power with no ALC showing.
Some rigs need (expect) some ALC action before getting to 90-95%.
Some rigs can get to 100%.
So you need to understand what your ALC meter is actually showing you.

If you set your RIG for 50W and slowly bring up the WSJTX power slider from zero look for the point where the ALC starts coming up.  If it's anything less than about 45W then your ALC meter is presumably not showing ALC action but showing signal level instead.  K3/K4 is like that.

Mike W9MDB




On Thursday, July 29, 2021, 04:49:52 PM CDT, M0PWX <m0pwx@...> wrote:


I agree, you dont want ALC shaping And limiting audio for digital comms as this can distort the pure sine waves output by the software

 

From what I see adjusting the PWR slider in WSJT-x, computer audio and DT Gain, ALC don’t appear to start limiting audio until the end of the thick line below the level bar

 

The end of that seems to coincide with the output power matching what is requested from the menus

 

If I make sure the ALC is minimum I get a fraction of the required output from the radio

 

73

 

Peter

 

M0PWX

 

Everything I’ve read said that you really don’t want any ALC at all. From your photograph I think it’s way too high and you need to bring that slider down to limit ALC.





 



 





locked Re: Speakers, Microphone #wsjt-x #Yaesu

M0PWX
 

I agree, you dont want ALC shaping And limiting audio for digital comms as this can distort the pure sine waves output by the software

 

From what I see adjusting the PWR slider in WSJT-x, computer audio and DT Gain, ALC don’t appear to start limiting audio until the end of the thick line below the level bar

 

The end of that seems to coincide with the output power matching what is requested from the menus

 

If I make sure the ALC is minimum I get a fraction of the required output from the radio

 

73

 

Peter

 

M0PWX

 

Everything I’ve read said that you really don’t want any ALC at all. From your photograph I think it’s way too high and you need to bring that slider down to limit ALC.





 



 


locked Re: Speakers, Microphone #wsjt-x #Yaesu

Larry Menzel <pensionguy@...>
 

Everything I’ve read said that you really don’t want any ALC at all. From your photograph I think it’s way too high and you need to bring that slider down to limit ALC.

On Jul 29, 2021, at 1:46 PM, M0PWX <M0PWX@...> wrote:

Output from the rig is a balance between the PWR slider in WSJT-x

 

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The windows speaker volume

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And the digital gain (DT gain) on the FT-991a

 

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I normally set the DT Gain by getting the volume and PWR settings where I want then, then watch the rig output power when it transmits,

 

If it is below the power set on the rig I slowly increase the DT until it matches, then back it off a fraction,

If it matches the power of the rig then I back t off a fraction until it just start to drease

 

I find the ALC level is about in the image below

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That’s how I do it,  right or wrong it works for me

 

73 Peter M0PWX

 

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From: wisconsinjimmy
Sent: 29 July 2021 18:17
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Speakers, Microphone #Yaesu #wsjt-x

 

Hello Frank,

Got the darn thing working it now shows on my watt meter 10 watts when it goes into transmit, Only thing now is to find out if it is actually send a message. I know there is wsper and PSK but have no idea how it works.

Stay healthy

Jim KD9DOG

 

On Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 12:54 PM Frank Mellott <frankmellott@...> wrote:

Good afternoon "wisconsin jimmy"

 

You need to go into the windows settings and select the RADIO's internal sound card as your speaker for receive and your  microphone for transmit.  SPEAKER and MICROPHONE have nothing whatsoever to do with the physical speaker or microphone on the radio or computer.  If you want, you can think of both as virtual as provided by the sound card inside the radio.  I do not have my 991A connected and I am not on the computer I use with it, but you should see the same USB Audio CODEC   you would if using a Signalink instead of the sound card in the radio.  DO NOT use the windows 10 Realtek speakers or the manufacturers audio

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If you need more help, please contact me off list

 

Frank

KB3PQT

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locked Re: How do I know if my message is being sent out? #FT8

M0PWX
 

You are getting out

 

 

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From: wisconsinjimmy
Sent: 29 July 2021 19:38
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] How do I know if my message is being sent out? #FT8

 

My meter shows 10 Watts and I can here the signal on the moni and looking at WSPER, PSK and Ham spot I see no indication if I have any output. Jim KD9dog #WSPR

 


locked Re: Class C Amplifier Application #transmit

Joe
 

As has been written here and elsewhere repeatedly, the WSJT-X modes all use constant-envelope waveforms. 

YES, you can use a Class C amplifier.

YES, there are good meteor showers in August.  But with MSK144 you don't really need a shower.  You can make meteor-scatter QSOs any day of the year.

  -- 73, Joe, K1JT


locked Re: How do I know if my message is being sent out? #FT8

M0PWX
 

Have you setup your callsign and locator in WSJT-x?

 

In WSJT-x goto File > Settings

 

 

Make sure your call and locator are in the General Tab

 

 

“enable PSK reporter Spotting” sends any spots of others stations get sent to PSK reporter (and WSPR spots are sent to WSPRNet.org)

 

“Op Call” means any spots sent by you to pskreporter etc are attributed to you

 

“Prompt me to log QSO” means once the full sequence has been completed you get a logging box as below

 

“db reports to comments” puts the signal reports sent and received in the log comments field as below, you can also type free text into the box as well

 

 

So long as that is all in place you should be reporting YOUR spots of other stations,

 

To see who spots you

 

Set the PSK reporter options as below, important to make sure you click the “GO” button after you set the option to apply them

 

 

Hope that helps

 

73

 

Peter

M0PWX

 

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From: wisconsinjimmy
Sent: 29 July 2021 19:38
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] How do I know if my message is being sent out? #FT8

 

My meter shows 10 Watts and I can here the signal on the moni and looking at WSPER, PSK and Ham spot I see no indication if I have any output. Jim KD9dog #WSPR

 


locked Re: Setting Up WSJT-X with Ft-991a with a raspberry pi #FT8 #linux #Yaesu

Reino Talarmo
 

>The program is now crashing when i tune or enable tx. Is there a way to look at the crashlog?

Hi Gregg,
Normal answer to that indication is RFI. Solution is effective grounding or connection of all equipment grounds together with low impedance connections. And all that grounded to real ground as usually done in radio stations. In addition common mode ferrites on connecting wires, especially on the USB line, may mitigate RFI.
There has been a lot of discussion in this mail list, perhaps searching RFI helps.
73, Reino OH3mA


locked Re: Setting Up WSJT-X with Ft-991a with a raspberry pi #FT8 #linux #Yaesu

Gregg
 

Thank you!

 

The program is now crashing when i tune or enable tx. Is there a way to look at the crashlog?


locked Re: Unattended operation #WSPR

Reino Talarmo
 

Hi Lee,

 

You need two issues, means to detect the unwanted continuous transmission and secondly means to kill that transmission. The first you need to solve youself. For the latter you need some (reliable) telecommunication to the station. I have used so called GSM switch that simply cuts power supply to the transceiver. I use SMS messages to switch power on or off.

 

If you have need for a net access at that location, then there are routers that have I/O functionality that can be used for switching. The I/O is normally low power and a relay is needed for power switching.

 

If you have remote operation, then many of those provide some additional I/O.

 

For fun I have used remote desk application for simple remote WSJT-X. I have the WSJT-X computer next to rig. In addition I use Flrig to control my remote rig and can control TX via it. For sure something may fail and TX may get stuck in that arrangement. There should be in addition an independent safety switch such as GSM one.

 

73, Reino OH3mA


locked Re: Unattended operation #WSPR

Bob K4RCG
 

Lee, great question.  When I operate WSPR in transmit mode on HF, my reading of FCC Part 97 indicates that unattended operations are not in compliance with USA regs.  Receive only operations 24x7 are fine.   

There are several interpretations of Part 97 out there on the Internet, but this is what I do: If I’m transmitting JS8 or WSPR I am present at my station’s control point.   I don’t operate remote so I can’t offer an opinion on that.  Bottom Line: take a look at Part 97 and operate accordingly to stay within US regulatory compliance.

73
Bob K4RCG



On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 15:17 Lee Barker via groups.io <lee_a_barker=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ok, still new user here with a general question that I was asked and wasnt sure of the answer. The question was "if there is intent for the hardware to remain powered up 24x7 (or even remote operation) like for collecting WHISPER mode data on your station, how do you ensure there is some form  positive control of being able to power down if there is a failure resulting in the txcrv to continually txmit."

As I new user on an IC-7300, watching youtubes on WSPR mode using WSJT-X, I watched operators collecting WSPR mode data while physically being off at work during the day and not physically present at the home station. I have now done this myself once or twice, being away either at work or overnight while sleeping. I had watched WSJT-X in WHISPER mode while present for several hours beforehand, and had the transceiver set at very low power, never more than 5 Watts, and I was always conscious of weather conditions so that I wouldnt be leaving things on or antennas connected when lightning was possible. But I felt pretty comfortable not being physically on the "HALT" button. There are some other autonomous functions, like JS8Call networks that I now want to explore, and I am wondering how these autonomous modes are handled by other users so that risk of getting stuck in txmit is mitigated.

Appreciate any feedback.

Lee
KB6LAB
 




locked Re: Class C Amplifier Application #transmit

Andy Talbot
 

FST4 goes very nicely through my Class D 137kHz PA
and 400W class E for 475kHz

As does WSPR, and JT9
We don't use FT8 ion those bands


locked Re: highlighting on call letters #WSJTX_config

JTAlert Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 30/07/2021 1:47 am, ny2ny wrote:
Calls are being highlighted in the band activity pane with different colors even though i have only selected colors for MY CALL and CQ. All others are deselected. ??
--
jay ny2ny

Whole decode line coloring is coming from within WSJT-X. Partial coloring, eg callsigns & grids, indicates that JTAlert is the source.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: How do I know if my message is being sent out? #FT8

JTAlert Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 30/07/2021 5:18 am, wisconsinjimmy wrote:
My meter shows 10 Watts and I can here the signal on the moni and looking at WSPER, PSK and Ham spot I see no indication if I have any output. Jim KD9dog #WSPR

HamSpots shows you being spotted on 20m FT4. But no spots from you, indicating that you're not sending spots to PSKReporter.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: What web sites can track my signal in al #FT8

wisconsinjimmy <algot1901@...>
 

Bill
Thanks for deciphering me WSPER HamSpot and PSK that is what I was trying to say.
Jim
KD9DOG


locked Re: Now that was very odd... #AudioIssues

todkapuz2
 

I'm not sure the search is giving me all the answers and threads. 

A few months back I decided to update WSJT-X after a year on an earlier version... and whatever version that was I upgraded to (i honestly don't remember now) had this issue (it was always less than a day, but random), so I went to the release candidate ... and the problem went away... also in that week I looked at messages and saw things about USB power so I verified no power saving mode on any USB device (the computer already was set that way given its function)...    ultimately the RC makes you upgrade again (why??? I mean I know...) but anyohw.. 2.4.0 installed and was fine for awhile... but noticed over the last several weeks that its creeping back in, and in the last few days its getting nearly daily again. 

I've verified every USB related thing I can find is not able to be shut down for power saving, and  I only have 2 usb cables connected  (one for radio-audio/controll IC7300,   one for MORTTY hardware keying of RTTY), so no hubs or anything else in my connection chain. (I run my win10 box headless... with remote connection in so dont even have monitor or keyboard). 

The issue is like its a driver hang or something..... the waterfall stops... the receive level is what ever the last sample was, etc.  The program doesnt seem locked up otherwise..   no power issues with computer or radio (both are fully UPS with long rrun times).  

It is very random... somedays minutes... somedays hours and hours.   I just like it sitting there listening to give me heads up if South Dakota or AK eventually make it through on 10M...  

saw in one thread someone transmitted and it came back, so I will try that, but still doesnt really solve what ever the root issue is. I worry its windows 10 related... and the forced restarts every week due to updates. 

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