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Gary Rogers
 

I'm curious of anyone has been able to implement total CAT control for WSJT-X on Mac Big Sur and would be willing to share their settings. I've got the Silicon Labs driver installed and can connect the Mac to the radio and get the green CAT indication. I can receive no problem but cannot key the radio on transmit. I've used all the FTDX10 presets for FT8 and matched the CAT rate in WSJT-X. Audio Midi on the Mac is set to the maximum for output. If I set the rig to none in WSJT-X and use my trusty Signal-link, I can transmit and receive no problem. I've ferrited every cable attached to the radio so i don't believe its an RFI issue. I've googled this topic and can't seem to find anything definitive on this issue. Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

73 Gary KO3F 


locked Re: Odd behavior upon starting WSJTX #WSJTX_config #Cat_RigControl

Michael Black
 

Sounds like you are using the wrong COM port.  The standard COM port controls PTT and with hardware flow control you will get the PTT asserted.
You want the Enhanced port for CAT control.

Let me know if the FTDX10 behaves OK with WSJTX so I can promote it from Alpha status.


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Mike W9MDB


On Monday, August 9, 2021, 01:07:34 AM CDT, Joe N0NOW <traylor.joe@...> wrote:


I have unusual behavior of Radio and WSJTX on startup.  This comes after updating to WSJT-X 2.4.0 on Ubuntu Linux, even though I had  many successful contacts before updating.  Environment:   Radio is FTDX10.  Ubuntu 20.04.2.   WSJT-X 2.4.0.   Radio set to input power 5 watts (but it behaves this way for up to 50w).  Connection between PC and DX10 is via USB over Serial Port /dev/ttyUSB1 at 38400 rate, data 8, stop 2, handshake none, PTT CAT, Mode USB, Split RIG.   Note:  during much of my testing, WSJTX receives well and decodes proerly.  Problem is CAT for transmit.

Steps and response:
  • Starting from all equipment OFF.
  • Cold Boot the PC.
  • Start WSJT-X.   After awhile, it give Rig Control Error as expected since radio is still OFF.
  • Select OK to open settings to reconfigure Rig.
  • Power ON the DX10.   No change in WSJTX, although I did not wait long.
  • Select TEST CAT.  Radio immediately goes into TX mode but shows only low power noise across 200-3000Hz audio spectrum on DX10 display, no center frequency highlighted.  That is, TX yes, but modulation no.
  • WSJTX gives Rig Failure error:
    • Hamlib error: Communication timed out on newcat_get_vfo.   Last line:  rig_get_info return (-5) while testing getting current VFO.

And then I am stuck.  CAT connection will not complete no matter any audio settings on PC mixer.  If I try now to tell WSJTX that the rig settings are "OK" after a Rig Control error, it immediately tries to reset the CAT connection and will go back to above "TEST CAT" behavior.  I would appreciate any comments. 

Thanks,
Joe, N0NOW




locked Re: #Kenwood #Cat_RigControl #Kenwood #Cat_RigControl

Chip Coker KD4C
 

Chris,

Are you using the latest version of WSJT-X?  I had problems with 2.4.0 with my Kenwood (TS-140S) after the upgrade but the current version works fine.

73 - Chip KD4C


locked Re: Windows 10 Pro Device Selection #Windows10

Chuck Moore
 

My next question is has there been 
success with using individual virtual
computers. With other applications
in the past I ran head on into 
trouble with USB ports not playing
nicely. 

Chuck

On Aug 9, 2021, at 6:58 AM, Tom V. Segalstad <la4ln@...> wrote:



Hi Alan,

 

In your case, may be the KISS solution is to buy another PC for video use?

 

I assume that most hams are using just one WSJT-X program at a time.

 

73 from Tom, LA4LN

 

 

Fra: Alan G4ZFQ
Sendt: mandag 9. august 2021 kl. 12.44
Til: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Emne: Re: [WSJTX] Windows 10 Pro Device Selection #Windows10

 

> What works for me, when I want to watch a video, or participate in an
> on-line meeting, using my Windows-10 PC, I turn completely off the
> WSJT-X (clicking the «X» in the upper right corner) and unplug the USB
> connection to the radio system.
>

Tom,

Yes, simple.
But doing one thing at a time reminds me of DOS days:-) I often have 6
or more instances of WSJT-X going along with browsing and all the other
things.

73 Alan G4ZFQ

 


--
Tom (LA4LN)



locked Re: Windows 10 Pro Device Selection #Windows10

Tom V. Segalstad
 

Hi Alan,

 

In your case, may be the KISS solution is to buy another PC for video use?

 

I assume that most hams are using just one WSJT-X program at a time.

 

73 from Tom, LA4LN

 

 

Fra: Alan G4ZFQ
Sendt: mandag 9. august 2021 kl. 12.44
Til: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Emne: Re: [WSJTX] Windows 10 Pro Device Selection #Windows10

 

> What works for me, when I want to watch a video, or participate in an
> on-line meeting, using my Windows-10 PC, I turn completely off the
> WSJT-X (clicking the «X» in the upper right corner) and unplug the USB
> connection to the radio system.
>

Tom,

Yes, simple.
But doing one thing at a time reminds me of DOS days:-) I often have 6
or more instances of WSJT-X going along with browsing and all the other
things.

73 Alan G4ZFQ

 


--
Tom (LA4LN)


locked Re: Windows 10 Pro Device Selection #Windows10

Alan G4ZFQ
 

What works for me, when I want to watch a video, or participate in an on-line meeting, using my Windows-10 PC, I turn completely off the WSJT-X (clicking the «X» in the upper right corner) and unplug the USB connection to the radio system.
Tom,

Yes, simple.
But doing one thing at a time reminds me of DOS days:-) I often have 6 or more instances of WSJT-X going along with browsing and all the other things.

73 Alan G4ZFQ


locked Re: Windows 10 Pro Device Selection #Windows10

Tom V. Segalstad
 

What works for me, when I want to watch a video, or participate in an on-line meeting, using my Windows-10 PC, I turn completely off the WSJT-X (clicking the «X» in the upper right corner) and unplug the USB connection to the radio system.

 

I then right-click on the loudspeaker symbol at the right part of the PC screen’s bottom task bar, and click the open sound settings on the new little menu appearing. I can then adjust sounds in and out of the PC for the video or the video meeting.

 

When going back to WSJT-X, I plug the USB connector from the radio system, I start WSJT-X, and I right click again the loudspeaker symbol at the task bar, and adjust the sound input and output levels in Windows-10 back to the sound level settings I use for WSJT-X. Then the WSJT-X is «automagically back in business».

 

This works every time for my Windows-10 PC – and without a need to set any other parameters in the PC.

 

73 from Tom, LA4LN

 

 

Fra: Chuck Moore via groups.io
Sendt: mandag 9. august 2021 kl. 11.40
Til: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Emne: Re: [WSJTX] Windows 10 Pro Device Selection #Windows10

 

Alan

Thank you for the quick response and
tip on dealing with the inane behavior
of the OS.  Guess the solution will be
like that for a network analyzer
which uses USB for the computer as
a display. Use a dedicated pc.

Regards

Chuck WD4HXG

> On Aug 9, 2021, at 5:26 AM, Alan G4ZFQ <alan4alan@...> wrote:
>
> 
>>
>> Is there a method to specify that the programs use a specific audio input and
>> output device without the "in application" audio device selection causing a
>> global change to other applications audio device selection?
>
> Chuck,
>
> There is in "Settings" "App Volume Device Preferences" but it only seems half effective.
>
> Make your on-board sound device default. Nothing else should be made default. You may have to check this any time you insert a USB audio device.
>
> An important thing is to turn off any power saving on any audio device including those incorporated in a monitor. Turn the screen on/off manually.
>
> Keep any audio cables permanently connected where plug sensing is used.
> Then any USB audio device should also be permanently connected, might be difficult when the device is in a rig.
>
> Unfortunately it is not often a set and forget operation. I have a check sheet for when things go wrong.
>
> 73 Alan G4ZFQ
>
>
>

 


--
Tom (LA4LN)


locked Re: Windows 10 Pro Device Selection #Windows10

Chuck Moore
 

Alan

Thank you for the quick response and
tip on dealing with the inane behavior
of the OS. Guess the solution will be
like that for a network analyzer
which uses USB for the computer as
a display. Use a dedicated pc.

Regards

Chuck WD4HXG

On Aug 9, 2021, at 5:26 AM, Alan G4ZFQ <alan4alan@...> wrote:



Is there a method to specify that the programs use a specific audio input and
output device without the "in application" audio device selection causing a
global change to other applications audio device selection?
Chuck,

There is in "Settings" "App Volume Device Preferences" but it only seems half effective.

Make your on-board sound device default. Nothing else should be made default. You may have to check this any time you insert a USB audio device.

An important thing is to turn off any power saving on any audio device including those incorporated in a monitor. Turn the screen on/off manually.

Keep any audio cables permanently connected where plug sensing is used.
Then any USB audio device should also be permanently connected, might be difficult when the device is in a rig.

Unfortunately it is not often a set and forget operation. I have a check sheet for when things go wrong.

73 Alan G4ZFQ



locked Re: Windows 10 Pro Device Selection #Windows10

Alan G4ZFQ
 

Is there a method to specify that the programs use a specific audio input and
output device without the "in application" audio device selection causing a
global change to other applications audio device selection?
Chuck,

There is in "Settings" "App Volume Device Preferences" but it only seems half effective.

Make your on-board sound device default. Nothing else should be made default. You may have to check this any time you insert a USB audio device.

An important thing is to turn off any power saving on any audio device including those incorporated in a monitor. Turn the screen on/off manually.

Keep any audio cables permanently connected where plug sensing is used.
Then any USB audio device should also be permanently connected, might be difficult when the device is in a rig.

Unfortunately it is not often a set and forget operation. I have a check sheet for when things go wrong.

73 Alan G4ZFQ


locked Re: #Kenwood #Cat_RigControl #Kenwood #Cat_RigControl

Daniel Bejan
 

Did you check the baud rate to be the same?
Just a thought.

On Sun, Aug 8, 2021, 21:33 Dave Garber <ve3wej@...> wrote:
what happens if ptt in wsjt is changed to ptt via cat, so it would use com7, if I understand, to key the rig, not com5

sounds like rigblaster may be designed to work with vox, as well




Dave Garber
VE3WEJ / VE3IE


On Sun, Aug 8, 2021 at 11:50 AM Chris <chris@...> wrote:
Default settings: been there, done that!

Chris, AB6QK






locked Re: secondary VFO not switching #WSJTX_config

Bill Somerville
 

On 09/08/2021 01:26, Bo W4GHV wrote:
I have my rig set for split/rig mode.
Whenever I hit the tune button, it switches the radio to split & USB-D ON THE PRIMARY VFO ONLY.
It took me forever to find the problem. The secondary was on CW.
Is there something I need to do, besides remembering to set it?


--
73, Bo W4GHV since '54
Hi Bo,

do you have the "Settings->Radio->Mode->Data/Pkt" option checked?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Windows 10 Pro Device Selection #Windows10

Chuck Moore
 

One thing that is eluding me is the Windows 10 audio device setup and how to make
a selection which does not change with each time the video viewer is used and
then switching back to WSJT-X. This also occurs with other programs such as
JS8Call etc.

When using WSJT-X  the audio device "USB Audio Codec" is selected for Audio
Input and also for Audio Output. All works well while using WJST-X but later when
viewing a video in a web browser with sound my PC Realtek Audio Input and Out-
put instead of showing they are selected, the movie viewer shows that
"USB Audio Codec" is being used as the Output audio device. If I go into the
video viewer setup and change it back to the Realtek devices, then later when
going back to WJST-X, it will show it is set to use the Realtek drivers.

Is there a method to specify that the programs use a specific audio input and
output device without the "in application" audio device selection causing a
global change to other applications audio device selection?


locked WWDigi rules #FT4 #ContestMode

Roger
 

Please note that this subject has been closed for reasons previously stated.

Roger
G#4HZA
moderator


locked Odd behavior upon starting WSJTX #WSJTX_config #Cat_RigControl

Joe N0NOW
 

I have unusual behavior of Radio and WSJTX on startup.  This comes after updating to WSJT-X 2.4.0 on Ubuntu Linux, even though I had  many successful contacts before updating.  Environment:   Radio is FTDX10.  Ubuntu 20.04.2.   WSJT-X 2.4.0.   Radio set to input power 5 watts (but it behaves this way for up to 50w).  Connection between PC and DX10 is via USB over Serial Port /dev/ttyUSB1 at 38400 rate, data 8, stop 2, handshake none, PTT CAT, Mode USB, Split RIG.   Note:  during much of my testing, WSJTX receives well and decodes proerly.  Problem is CAT for transmit.

Steps and response:
  • Starting from all equipment OFF.
  • Cold Boot the PC.
  • Start WSJT-X.   After awhile, it give Rig Control Error as expected since radio is still OFF.
  • Select OK to open settings to reconfigure Rig.
  • Power ON the DX10.   No change in WSJTX, although I did not wait long.
  • Select TEST CAT.  Radio immediately goes into TX mode but shows only low power noise across 200-3000Hz audio spectrum on DX10 display, no center frequency highlighted.  That is, TX yes, but modulation no.
  • WSJTX gives Rig Failure error:
    • Hamlib error: Communication timed out on newcat_get_vfo.   Last line:  rig_get_info return (-5) while testing getting current VFO.

And then I am stuck.  CAT connection will not complete no matter any audio settings on PC mixer.  If I try now to tell WSJTX that the rig settings are "OK" after a Rig Control error, it immediately tries to reset the CAT connection and will go back to above "TEST CAT" behavior.  I would appreciate any comments. 

Thanks,
Joe, N0NOW


locked Re: #Kenwood #Cat_RigControl #Kenwood #Cat_RigControl

Dave Garber
 

what happens if ptt in wsjt is changed to ptt via cat, so it would use com7, if I understand, to key the rig, not com5

sounds like rigblaster may be designed to work with vox, as well




Dave Garber
VE3WEJ / VE3IE


On Sun, Aug 8, 2021 at 11:50 AM Chris <chris@...> wrote:
Default settings: been there, done that!

Chris, AB6QK



locked Re: Tx audio reverts to system speakers after a few transmissions #AudioIssues #Icom #macOS

John Threadgill
 

This is a classic example of “When all else fails, read the instructions”. Although I had read the tips, I managed to overlook the one that perfectly described my problem and how to correct it. Changing the sample rate from the recommended 48000, to 44100 resolved my issue completely. I am happy to report that just a few minutes ago I completed my very first digital mode contact on FT8.

Thanks, and 73

John
KC5WKL

On Aug 8, 2021, at 9:11 AM, William Smith <w_smith@...> wrote:

Sounds like classic RFI. Try more ferrites, check your SWR, grounding, move cables around, etc etc etc.

73, Willie N1JBJ


On Aug 8, 2021, at 8:56 AM, John Threadgill <john_threadgill@...> wrote:

Hello All,

I just installed WSJTX version 2.4 on my MacBook which is operating with High Sierra 10.13. My radio is the Icom IC-7300 with the latest firmware, and it is connected to the computer with a Tripp Lite 2.0 A/B USB cable with a choke at each end. Both the CAT, and audio input appear to work as they should. The problem I’m having is during transmit. Everything operates properly for about 3 or 4 transmissions, then the output audio stops going to the radio and instead comes out of the computer’s internal speaker. The transmitter is still being keyed, but there is no audio present. If I close and reopen WSJTX, everything works fine again but only for a few transmissions. The Tune function will do the same thing but also brings up this error message: “Error In Sound Output, An error opening the audio output device has occurred”.

Does anyone a solution to this issue?

Thanks, and 73

John
KC5WKL




locked Re: #NewUser #raspberryPi #WSPR #NewUser #raspberryPi #WSPR

Lynn Mears
 

Thanks!  I’ll take a look!  

Lynn
WA4FKX 


On Aug 8, 2021, at 10:34 AM, pa3abk <damme.jan@...> wrote:

If you are interested in a challenge...  you could look voor the Hermes Lite 2.
It's an SDR trx with 5W output. Currently a batch is in production for delivery end aug.
https://www.makerfabs.com/hermes-lite-2.html
ICW  eg Raspberry Pi there is plenty to experience for your programming skills. (SW for Windows/MAC OS also available)
The unit can be remotely controlled via internet/lan and has the possibility to execute several receiver instancances simultaneously.
An ATU is optional at low cost.
http://www.hermeslite.com/
Jan/pa3abk



locked Re: #NewUser #raspberryPi #WSPR #NewUser #raspberryPi #WSPR

pa3abk
 

If you are interested in a challenge...  you could look voor the Hermes Lite 2.
It's an SDR trx with 5W output. Currently a batch is in production for delivery end aug.
https://www.makerfabs.com/hermes-lite-2.html
ICW  eg Raspberry Pi there is plenty to experience for your programming skills. (SW for Windows/MAC OS also available)
The unit can be remotely controlled via internet/lan and has the possibility to execute several receiver instancances simultaneously.
An ATU is optional at low cost.
http://www.hermeslite.com/
Jan/pa3abk


locked #AudioIssues #AudioIssues

Mike Wilhelm
 

Hello,  I originally (many years ago) set up wsjtx to key my radio using the 1kHz tone on the right audio channel of my laptop.  I made my own interface that then keys the radio using this tone.  I started making a new interface box for my IC-9700 and I discovered that wsjtx is not outputting a 1kHz tone on the right channel any more, but it's a duplicate of the TX audio being sent out the left channel.  I can't find the setting in wsjtx to output 1kHz on soundcard right channel anymore.  It still works fine this way, but has wsjtx changed or is this another instance of Windows messing up my settings and I'm missing the setting?  73! Mike


locked Re: #Kenwood #Cat_RigControl #Kenwood #Cat_RigControl

Chris
 

Default settings: been there, done that!

Chris, AB6QK

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