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locked Re: Unsuccessful update #TechnicalHelpQuestion #Windows07

Phil Davidson
 

Issue more likely to be the Windows audio settings. W7 and 10 often mix up the sudio streams after updates.
Check your audio settings first

On Sun, 26 Sep 2021, 16:12 pete.thomas.fi, <pete.thomas.fi@...> wrote:
I posted an enquiry about getting back onto WSJT-x after mire than a year qrt. I was told no need to uninstall or anything else...just install newest version.

Well, my working version is v2.2.0 6a6ce4.
When I installed the latest general release version I get no decodes band activity window remains empi and the 0-85 dB scale (bottom left) is empty. I have ft8 mode chosen and the rig settings are the same.

Not being able to solve the problem I chose a restore point on my Windows 7 pro back to how it was on 20.09.2021 ( most recent restore piint(.

Can anyone help please?
73
Pete T
Oh2euu



locked Re: Pi4 HAMLIB error message WSJT-X #install #WSJTX_config #raspberryPi #Yaesu

Michael Black
 

Timing out means problems talking to the com port.

Try this..adjust com port and baud to suit...
rigctl-wsjtx -m 1042 -r /dev/xxxxx -s 9600
f
m
v

If and of those commands give an error then do this

rigctl-wsjtx -m 1042 -r /dev/xxxxx -vvvvv -Z f m v >log.txt 2>&1

And send me the log.txt file.

Mike W9MDB





On Sunday, September 26, 2021, 10:10:26 AM CDT, <regiogringo@...> wrote:


I'm trying to set up my Pi4 with WSJT-X  with my Yaesu FT-DX10.  I could never get the Pi4 to work with WSJT-X, and I'm getting the following HAMLIB error message:

"HAMLIB error Communication timed out
newcat.c(1528): newcat.get_vfo return(-5)e
ng_vfo:returning -5 (Communication timed out)
newcat.c(9692) newcat_get_vfo return (-5)
newcat.c(1528) newcat_get_vfo return (-5)
return(-5)ng.c(2695)ng_get_vfo return(-5) while testing getting current VFO"

I don't understand what the error message is alluding to. Can anyone advise what settings I should check in the FT-DX10, or within WSJT-X, that might remedy the problem?  The Pi4 is set up using Build-A-Pi from Jason, KM4ACK, and all updates and patches have been completed. The radio is connected via USB, and I've selected the automatic settings within the FT-DX10 for FT8, seems to be the correct settings when I check them individually within radio. My intuition says that the radio isn't connected to the Pi4, but of course, the data cable is physically connected. I also have FLRIG installed on the Pi4, but it doesn't seem to be properly controlling the radio. I prefer to have WSJT-X control the radio, but of course, I'm getting the HAMLIB error message.  I believe I've setup the settings within WSJT-X properly. 

I have WSJT-X installed on a Windows 10 machine, and it's currently working fine, no error messages.  I am currently using a Yaesu FT-991A on the Windows 10 machine, and running FT8 flawlessly.  So, it isn't like I'm a total novice with respect to setting WSJT-X up to work properly. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated as I would really like to also have WSJT-X working on my Pi4 so I can use it via my FT-DX10.




pete.thomas.fi
 

I posted an enquiry about getting back onto WSJT-x after mire than a year qrt. I was told no need to uninstall or anything else...just install newest version.

Well, my working version is v2.2.0 6a6ce4.
When I installed the latest general release version I get no decodes band activity window remains empi and the 0-85 dB scale (bottom left) is empty. I have ft8 mode chosen and the rig settings are the same.

Not being able to solve the problem I chose a restore point on my Windows 7 pro back to how it was on 20.09.2021 ( most recent restore piint(.

Can anyone help please?
73
Pete T
Oh2euu


locked Re: Multiple instances of WSJT-X on Windows machine. #WSJTX_config #Windows07

 

With W10, my 4 Gb laptop suddenly crawled to halt (probably after an update). I noticed memory usage had peaked at 85% and the disk was getting hammered, so obviously it had started swapping furiously. I added another 4 Gb and it’s is now usually OK. Only if windows updates itself the subsequent disk traffic caused stuff to go slowly. For 10 minutes or so after starting the machine.

 

73 Phil.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Bob Turner
Sent: 26 September 2021 13:28
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Multiple instances of WSJT-X on Windows machine. #WSJTX_config #Windows07

 

4G is a good amount of memory for W7.  For W10, its barely enough.  I have 16g Win10 machines.  One of them may have 32G.  I’ve never tried more than one instance of WSJTx though.  I usually have Outlook, Excel, Word, Chrome and three instances of Putty open while WSJTX decodes.

 

7 3  Bob

N2SCJ

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of Peter E
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2021 8:17 AM
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Multiple instances of WSJT-X on Windows machine. #WSJTX_config #Windows07

 

Hi Bill,

 

Both of them have 4Gb. One is Win7 the other Win10.

 

I did another test today with 3 instances on the Win10 machine and the processor utilization never went over 60%, but it still stopped decoding.

 

Cheers,

Peter

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Sent: Sunday, 26 September 2021 9:45 PM
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Multiple instances of WSJT-X on Windows machine. #WSJTX_config #Windows07

 

On 26/09/2021 01:05, Peter E wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I am trying to run multiple instances of WSJT-X to decode very weak
> signals on 137Khz. I have been running 2 instances (one WSPR and one
> FST4W-30) on a Windows 7 laptop OK, but when I add a third instance
> with FST4W-2, the decodes stop working and the decode light stays on
> permanently. I have then tried the 3 instances on a Thinkpad, running
> Win10, and it works for a while but then only decodes intermittently.
> I am using it to receive only.
>
> I am running v2.4.0. Does anyone have any tips on how to get multiple
> instances running reliably, or how to reduce processor load when
> running multiple instances?
>
> Cheers,
> Peter - VK2AN

Hi Peter,

how much physical memory does your PC have?

73
Bill
G4WJS.

 


--
73 Phil GM3ZZA


locked Pi4 HAMLIB error message WSJT-X #install #WSJTX_config #raspberryPi #Yaesu

regiogringo@...
 

I'm trying to set up my Pi4 with WSJT-X  with my Yaesu FT-DX10.  I could never get the Pi4 to work with WSJT-X, and I'm getting the following HAMLIB error message:

"HAMLIB error Communication timed out
newcat.c(1528): newcat.get_vfo return(-5)e
ng_vfo:returning -5 (Communication timed out)
newcat.c(9692) newcat_get_vfo return (-5)
newcat.c(1528) newcat_get_vfo return (-5)
return(-5)ng.c(2695)ng_get_vfo return(-5) while testing getting current VFO"

I don't understand what the error message is alluding to. Can anyone advise what settings I should check in the FT-DX10, or within WSJT-X, that might remedy the problem?  The Pi4 is set up using Build-A-Pi from Jason, KM4ACK, and all updates and patches have been completed. The radio is connected via USB, and I've selected the automatic settings within the FT-DX10 for FT8, seems to be the correct settings when I check them individually within radio. My intuition says that the radio isn't connected to the Pi4, but of course, the data cable is physically connected. I also have FLRIG installed on the Pi4, but it doesn't seem to be properly controlling the radio. I prefer to have WSJT-X control the radio, but of course, I'm getting the HAMLIB error message.  I believe I've setup the settings within WSJT-X properly. 

I have WSJT-X installed on a Windows 10 machine, and it's currently working fine, no error messages.  I am currently using a Yaesu FT-991A on the Windows 10 machine, and running FT8 flawlessly.  So, it isn't like I'm a total novice with respect to setting WSJT-X up to work properly. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated as I would really like to also have WSJT-X working on my Pi4 so I can use it via my FT-DX10.


locked Re: Multiple instances of WSJT-X on Windows machine. #WSJTX_config #Windows07

N1BUG
 

On 9/25/21 8:05 PM, Peter E wrote:
I have been running 2 instances (one WSPR and one FST4W-30) on a Windows 7 laptop OK, but when I add a third instance
with FST4W-2, the decodes stop working and the decode light stays on permanently.

Hi Peter,

Check to be certain every instance specifies a unique rig-name parameter. The behavior you report with the decode light staying on will happen if any instance does not have a unique rig-name specified. I have made that mistake more times than I care to admit.

I have run as many as 12 instances for receiving on 137 and 475 kHz.

73,
Paul N1BUG


locked Re: WSJT X not keying on 1st transmission #macOS #Icom #WSJTX_config

Dave Garber
 

it sounds as if the ptt method is not set correctly, and may be running as vox?"?"    when you press the manual send button, you are allowing the audio to pass through.  I would recheck the ptt method.   separate port or via cat?"??

Dave Garber
VE3WEJ / VE3IE


On Sun, Sep 26, 2021 at 7:42 AM K3GT <grt@...> wrote:
Rather new to WSJT. Running a Mac M1 Mini and an Icom 7610.

When I call a station and it seems as if I'm in that 2 second window, the TX indicator on WSJT indicates a transmission.....but in fact it does not key the transmitter......however, if I hit the Manual TX button on the radio it will go into send mode and send the proper info and automatically release the PTT....it then resumes the auto sequencing......Im not understanding why this is the case......then the last sequence of " K3GT 73" will not TX unless I hit the manual button on the radio.

When I call CQ, the sequencing is fine BTW.

Is it just the way the program works?

Thanks

Bob
K3GT



locked Re: Multiple instances of WSJT-X on Windows machine. #WSJTX_config #Windows07

Bob Turner
 

4G is a good amount of memory for W7.  For W10, its barely enough.  I have 16g Win10 machines.  One of them may have 32G.  I’ve never tried more than one instance of WSJTx though.  I usually have Outlook, Excel, Word, Chrome and three instances of Putty open while WSJTX decodes.

 

7 3  Bob

N2SCJ

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of Peter E
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2021 8:17 AM
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Multiple instances of WSJT-X on Windows machine. #WSJTX_config #Windows07

 

Hi Bill,

 

Both of them have 4Gb. One is Win7 the other Win10.

 

I did another test today with 3 instances on the Win10 machine and the processor utilization never went over 60%, but it still stopped decoding.

 

Cheers,

Peter

 


From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Sent: Sunday, 26 September 2021 9:45 PM
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Multiple instances of WSJT-X on Windows machine. #WSJTX_config #Windows07

 

On 26/09/2021 01:05, Peter E wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I am trying to run multiple instances of WSJT-X to decode very weak
> signals on 137Khz. I have been running 2 instances (one WSPR and one
> FST4W-30) on a Windows 7 laptop OK, but when I add a third instance
> with FST4W-2, the decodes stop working and the decode light stays on
> permanently. I have then tried the 3 instances on a Thinkpad, running
> Win10, and it works for a while but then only decodes intermittently.
> I am using it to receive only.
>
> I am running v2.4.0. Does anyone have any tips on how to get multiple
> instances running reliably, or how to reduce processor load when
> running multiple instances?
>
> Cheers,
> Peter - VK2AN

Hi Peter,

how much physical memory does your PC have?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: Multiple instances of WSJT-X on Windows machine. #WSJTX_config #Windows07

Peter E
 

Hi Bill,

Both of them have 4Gb. One is Win7 the other Win10.

I did another test today with 3 instances on the Win10 machine and the processor utilization never went over 60%, but it still stopped decoding.

Cheers,
Peter


From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Sent: Sunday, 26 September 2021 9:45 PM
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Multiple instances of WSJT-X on Windows machine. #WSJTX_config #Windows07
 
On 26/09/2021 01:05, Peter E wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I am trying to run multiple instances of WSJT-X to decode very weak
> signals on 137Khz. I have been running 2 instances (one WSPR and one
> FST4W-30) on a Windows 7 laptop OK, but when I add a third instance
> with FST4W-2, the decodes stop working and the decode light stays on
> permanently. I have then tried the 3 instances on a Thinkpad, running
> Win10, and it works for a while but then only decodes intermittently.
> I am using it to receive only.
>
> I am running v2.4.0. Does anyone have any tips on how to get multiple
> instances running reliably, or how to reduce processor load when
> running multiple instances?
>
> Cheers,
> Peter - VK2AN

Hi Peter,

how much physical memory does your PC have?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: Multiple instances of WSJT-X on Windows machine. #WSJTX_config #Windows07

Bill Somerville
 

On 26/09/2021 01:05, Peter E wrote:
Hi everyone,

I am trying to run multiple instances of WSJT-X to decode very weak signals on 137Khz. I have been running 2 instances (one WSPR and one FST4W-30) on a Windows 7 laptop OK, but when I add a third instance
with FST4W-2, the decodes stop working and the decode light stays on permanently. I have then tried the 3 instances on a Thinkpad, running Win10, and it works for a while but then only decodes intermittently. I am using it to receive only.

I am running v2.4.0. Does anyone have any tips on how to get multiple instances running reliably, or how to reduce processor load when running multiple instances?

Cheers,
Peter - VK2AN
Hi Peter,

how much physical memory does your PC have?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked WSJT X not keying on 1st transmission #macOS #Icom #WSJTX_config

K3GT
 

Rather new to WSJT. Running a Mac M1 Mini and an Icom 7610.

When I call a station and it seems as if I'm in that 2 second window, the TX indicator on WSJT indicates a transmission.....but in fact it does not key the transmitter......however, if I hit the Manual TX button on the radio it will go into send mode and send the proper info and automatically release the PTT....it then resumes the auto sequencing......Im not understanding why this is the case......then the last sequence of " K3GT 73" will not TX unless I hit the manual button on the radio.

When I call CQ, the sequencing is fine BTW.

Is it just the way the program works?

Thanks

Bob
K3GT


locked Multiple instances of WSJT-X on Windows machine. #WSJTX_config #Windows07

Peter E
 

Hi everyone,

I am trying to run multiple instances of WSJT-X to decode very weak signals on 137Khz. I have been running 2 instances (one WSPR and one FST4W-30) on a Windows 7 laptop OK, but when I add a third instance
with FST4W-2, the decodes stop working and the decode light stays on permanently. I have then tried the 3 instances on a Thinkpad, running Win10, and it works for a while but then only decodes intermittently. I am using it to receive only.

I am running v2.4.0. Does anyone have any tips on how to get multiple instances running reliably, or how to reduce processor load when running multiple instances?

Cheers,
Peter - VK2AN


locked Re: WSJT-X 2.3.0 and FLrig #Cat_RigControl

Dave Garber
 

I was trying to ask the original poster , who mentioned they were having trouble with wsjt and flrig....  he was having trouble with json files, but posted to wsjt group.  maybe he posted to wrong group..



Dave Garber
VE3WEJ / VE3IE


On Sat, Sep 25, 2021 at 7:36 AM Joe Dz <joedzekevich@...> wrote:

Dave,

 

Like the other station, all versions of WSJT-X work directly with my TS-590SG for CAT control, both on Windows 10 and Ubuntu LINUX using the USB cable.  I do not use flrig. 

 

Joe, K1YOW

 


From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Garber
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2021 10:42 PM
To: WSJT-x group
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] WSJT-X 2.3.0 and FLrig #Cat_RigControl

 

are you using flrig for cat control in the older version of wsjt??

 

why not go direct to radio from wsjt....    just wondering

 

Dave Garber

VE3WEJ / VE3IE

 

 

On Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 5:46 PM Kun N7DMR <sa4591@...> wrote:

I still have problems with FLRig with this json files on the log directory.





locked Re: Audio Frequency choice. #QSO_practices

Reino Talarmo
 

Hi Gene,

 

Just a snapshot here in Finland 24 h on 20m band almost 150 000 messages.

 

High end is limited by my rig and wsjt-x waterfall setting. I would say quite a flat distribution.

 

73, Reino OH3mA

 

1)  A lot of DX stations seem to prefer below 1KHz.  Also Fox/Hound mode (also usually DX) requires them to stay below 1KHz.  So some people try and keep that free for the DX stations.
2) As mentioned a lot of radios don't work well close to the band edges.  If you stay away from the edges you don't have to worry about that.  Your radio may work close to the edge but by doing so you are cutting out a lot of contacts from people who's radio doesn't work well there.
3) If you are trying to work a DX station it helps to lower the base frequency by 300-500Hz. This now means that the top end of the FT8 band is no longer available.

All of these combine to make it more likely that there will be fewer stations on the high and low ends.

Nothing wrong with your choice and I can see where it will help you make contacts by lowering the competition.  I can't imagine any rational person complaining about a QRP station operating there.  1500 Watts?  That's a little different.  Of course this is ham radio.  An assumption of rationality may be a bit naive.  


locked Re: Audio Frequency choice. #QSO_practices

Gene Horr
 

1)  A lot of DX stations seem to prefer below 1KHz.  Also Fox/Hound mode (also usually DX) requires them to stay below 1KHz.  So some people try and keep that free for the DX stations.
2) As mentioned a lot of radios don't work well close to the band edges.  If you stay away from the edges you don't have to worry about that.  Your radio may work close to the edge but by doing so you are cutting out a lot of contacts from people who's radio doesn't work well there.
3) If you are trying to work a DX station it helps to lower the base frequency by 300-500Hz. This now means that the top end of the FT8 band is no longer available.

All of these combine to make it more likely that there will be fewer stations on the high and low ends.

Nothing wrong with your choice and I can see where it will help you make contacts by lowering the competition.  I can't imagine any rational person complaining about a QRP station operating there.  1500 Watts?  That's a little different.  Of course this is ham radio.  An assumption of rationality may be a bit naive.  

Gene
NG1H


locked Re: Audio Frequency choice. #QSO_practices

Michael Black
 

I'm guessing you are probably using Data/Pkt mode in WSJT-X.
Many rigs have limited bandwidth.  Some can adjust that bandwidth.

What rig do you have?
What are your bandwidth settings?

Mike W9MDB

Hi Marty,

one reason may be that users who do not have CAT control of their rigs
are following our advice to use Tx audio offsets above 1500 Hz. This
ensures that any unwanted audio harmonics are greatly attenuated by the
rig's Tx IF filter. Of course they can elect to tune their VFO dial down
1 or 1.5 kHz if they wish to get to those lower frequencies.


73

Bill
G4WJS.






locked Re: WSJT-X 2.3.0 and FLrig #Cat_RigControl

Joe Dz
 

Dave,

 

Like the other station, all versions of WSJT-X work directly with my TS-590SG for CAT control, both on Windows 10 and Ubuntu LINUX using the USB cable.  I do not use flrig. 

 

Joe, K1YOW

 


From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Garber
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2021 10:42 PM
To: WSJT-x group
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] WSJT-X 2.3.0 and FLrig #Cat_RigControl

 

are you using flrig for cat control in the older version of wsjt??

 

why not go direct to radio from wsjt....    just wondering

 

Dave Garber

VE3WEJ / VE3IE

 

 

On Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 5:46 PM Kun N7DMR <sa4591@...> wrote:

I still have problems with FLRig with this json files on the log directory.


locked Re: Audio Frequency choice. #QSO_practices

Bill Somerville
 

On 24/09/2021 23:12, mbigos@... wrote:
Hi -

I have been using FT8 for 4 months on 40 & 20 meters and notice that signals bunch between 1 kHz and 2 to 2.5 kHz. Can someone explain to me (or point me at some good write-ups) as to why this happens? Is there some magic going on that I am missing, or is it just herd instinct? I generally try to use 800-950 Hz, and get reasonable results with a QRP rig and compromise antenna. Thanks in advance, 73.

Marty
KN6OKN
Hi Marty,

one reason may be that users who do not have CAT control of their rigs are following our advice to use Tx audio offsets above 1500 Hz. This ensures that any unwanted audio harmonics are greatly attenuated by the rig's Tx IF filter. Of course they can elect to tune their VFO dial down 1 or 1.5 kHz if they wish to get to those lower frequencies.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: Audio Frequency choice. #QSO_practices

mike
 

Simples, you are transmitting an audio tome on an SSB transmitter, the
bandwidth of the SSB transmitter is roughly 300Hz to 3Khz, anything outside
that will not be transmitted or severely attenuated. Your receiver has an
audio response to fit with the SSB TX response.. OK ?

On 24 Sep 2021 at 15:12, mbigos@... wrote:

Subject: [WSJTX] Audio Frequency choice. #QSO_practices
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
From: mbigos@...
Date sent: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 15:12:10 -0700
Send reply to: main@WSJTX.groups.io

Hi -

I have been using FT8 for 4 months on 40 & 20 meters and notice that signals
bunch between 1 kHz and 2 to 2.5 kHz. Can someone explain to me (or point me
at some good write-ups) as to why this happens? Is there some magic going on
that I am missing, or is it just herd instinct? I generally try to use
800-950 Hz, and get reasonable results with a QRP rig and compromise antenna.
Thanks in advance, 73.

Marty
KN6OKN


locked Audio Frequency choice. #QSO_practices

Marty Bigos
 

Hi -

I have been using FT8 for 4 months on 40 & 20 meters and notice that signals bunch between 1 kHz and 2 to 2.5 kHz. Can someone explain to me (or point me at some good write-ups) as to why this happens? Is there some magic going on that I am missing, or is it just herd instinct? I generally try to use 800-950 Hz, and get reasonable results with a QRP rig and compromise antenna. Thanks in advance, 73.

Marty
KN6OKN

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