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locked Re: QSO sequence #QSO_practices

Jeff Townsend
 

And if the person is operating from somewhere other than home the grid becomes a lot more important.

On Sep 30, 2021, at 10:10 AM, chas cartmel <chas@...> wrote:

I agree, the sender does not know if the ‘CQer’ collects squares so leaving this data out could be an issue. Bad practice in my opinion anyway.
I log the data anyway as you never know if the ‘collecting squares’ bug might bite so can get off to a flying start.



73 Charlie
G4EST
Stay safe out there
 
 
 
From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Melvin
Sent: 30 September 2021 14:26
To: main@wsjtx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] QSO sequence #QSO_practices
 
Afternoon
 
Personally hate the idea - mind you I do collect squares - the supplied ‘procedure’ works well and for the sake of a period is it worth it.
 
Tom
GM8MJV


On 30 Sep 2021, at 10:46, chas cartmel <chas@...> wrote:
 
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Not sure if this is a new trend but lately I am having CQs replied to with a report as the first data sent rather than a locator.
Not a big deal here as I do not collect squares, but still ‘off process’. It does speed things up though J

Thoughts?
 
73 Charlie
G4EST
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locked Re: Error while opening the program: (invalid ADIF header). #IssueReport

Dave Garber
 

But i thought the eh/eoh error was resolved in newer installs.    Thst is why my comment was made


On Wed., Sep. 29, 2021, 7:40 a.m. Reino Talarmo, <reino.talarmo@...> wrote:

Hi Dave,

A new installation generates a new ADIF file only, when there is none in the log directory. Otherwise the old one is taken with the header error, hi!

73, Reino OH3mA

 

>sounds like you are running/installing an older version...





locked Re: QSO sequence #QSO_practices

chas cartmel
 

I agree, the sender does not know if the ‘CQer’ collects squares so leaving this data out could be an issue. Bad practice in my opinion anyway.
I log the data anyway as you never know if the ‘collecting squares’ bug might bite so can get off to a flying start.




73 Charlie

G4EST

www.g4est.me.uk

Stay safe out there

 

 

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Melvin
Sent: 30 September 2021 14:26
To: main@wsjtx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] QSO sequence #QSO_practices

 

Afternoon

 

Personally hate the idea - mind you I do collect squares - the supplied ‘procedure’ works well and for the sake of a period is it worth it.

 

Tom

GM8MJV



On 30 Sep 2021, at 10:46, chas cartmel <chas@...> wrote:

 

Not sure if this is a new trend but lately I am having CQs replied to with a report as the first data sent rather than a locator.
Not a big deal here as I do not collect squares, but still ‘off process’. It does speed things up though J

Thoughts?

 

73 Charlie

G4EST

Stay safe out there

 

 

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locked Re: QSO sequence #QSO_practices

 

Personally I would rather see the gridsquare, but not fussed if I don’t. eQSL.cc or LotW normally provide it soon enough and failing those a quick look up on QRZ.com.

 

73 Phil GM3ZZA

 

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From: Bill Somerville
Sent: 30 September 2021 15:04
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] QSO sequence #QSO_practices

 

Tom,

 

if you take that view then you will miss out on any QSOs with stations who are using non-standard callsigns. In general grid squares are only exchanged for aerial pointing assistance or if required as part of a contest exchange. Unless required by the exchange format the information can normally be readily obtained post QSO if you need it, and for awards, in most cases, it would need to be confirmed on a QSL anyway.

 

73
Bill
G4WJS.

 

On 30/09/2021 14:26, Tom Melvin wrote:

Afternoon

 

Personally hate the idea - mind you I do collect squares - the supplied ‘procedure’ works well and for the sake of a period is it worth it.

 

Tom

GM8MJV



On 30 Sep 2021, at 10:46, chas cartmel <chas@...> wrote:

 

Not sure if this is a new trend but lately I am having CQs replied to with a report as the first data sent rather than a locator.
Not a big deal here as I do not collect squares, but still ‘off process’. It does speed things up though J

Thoughts?

 

73 Charlie

G4EST

 

 


--
73 Phil GM3ZZA


locked Re: QSO sequence #QSO_practices

WB5JJJ - George
 

Disabling Tx1 should not be an option on 6m and above where grid squares are wanted/needed for a many of those of us that are chasing FFMA and other awards that require them "up there".  So at least, don't allow the disable of Tx1 or starting with Tx2 at all on 6m and up.  I try really hard to not automatically answer any calls that don't use Tx1 on 6m PERIOD.  It would be fitting as I can always hope, that my state is their last holdout for WAS on 6m.  If you are just after faster contact counts, use FT4 and Tx1.  Everybody will be much happier.  

I know that some will disagree with me on this, but that's fine.  

--
73's
George - WB5JJJ
Hamshack Holine #4969


locked Re: QSO sequence #QSO_practices

Bill Somerville
 

Tom,

if you take that view then you will miss out on any QSOs with stations who are using non-standard callsigns. In general grid squares are only exchanged for aerial pointing assistance or if required as part of a contest exchange. Unless required by the exchange format the information can normally be readily obtained post QSO if you need it, and for awards, in most cases, it would need to be confirmed on a QSL anyway.

73
Bill
G4WJS.

On 30/09/2021 14:26, Tom Melvin wrote:

Afternoon

Personally hate the idea - mind you I do collect squares - the supplied ‘procedure’ works well and for the sake of a period is it worth it.

Tom
GM8MJV

On 30 Sep 2021, at 10:46, chas cartmel <chas@...> wrote:

Not sure if this is a new trend but lately I am having CQs replied to with a report as the first data sent rather than a locator.
Not a big deal here as I do not collect squares, but still ‘off process’. It does speed things up though J

Thoughts?

 

73 Charlie
G4EST



locked Re: QSO sequence #QSO_practices

Tom Melvin
 

Afternoon

Personally hate the idea - mind you I do collect squares - the supplied ‘procedure’ works well and for the sake of a period is it worth it.

Tom
GM8MJV

On 30 Sep 2021, at 10:46, chas cartmel <chas@...> wrote:

Not sure if this is a new trend but lately I am having CQs replied to with a report as the first data sent rather than a locator.
Not a big deal here as I do not collect squares, but still ‘off process’. It does speed things up though J

Thoughts?

 

73 Charlie
G4EST
Stay safe out there

 


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locked Re: Audio device dropouts #Yaesu #macOS

Bill Somerville
 

On 30/09/2021 13:08, Jeremy Stark via groups.io wrote:
I am controlling my FT991A via USB CAT @ 19200bps.

I have v2.5.0 f95b59

I am running MacOS Mojave (v10.14.6) on a 2012 MacBook Pro.

1) After a few TX cycles, my TX audio switches to the speakers. If I go to the Audio preferences page, input and output are both showing USB Codec, but the dropdowns are showing nothing ticked. If I reselect the USB Codecs, the programme goes back to working for a while. If I look at the Audio preferences page while it’s working I can see the USB Codecs are both ticked. Can anyone suggest a reason for this?

2) Despite having Disable TX after sending 73 unticked, Enable TX drops out immediately after 73

I thought that upgrading from 2.4.0 might solve these, but they are both still problems on 2.5.0

Thanks

-- Jeremy Stark G7BHB
Hi Jeremy,

have you tried the suggestion in the WSJT-X User Guide?

https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.5.0.html#INSTALL_OSX

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Audio device dropouts #Yaesu #macOS

Jeremy Stark
 

I am controlling my FT991A via USB CAT @ 19200bps.

I have v2.5.0 f95b59

I am running MacOS Mojave (v10.14.6) on a 2012 MacBook Pro.

1) After a few TX cycles, my TX audio switches to the speakers. If I go to the Audio preferences page, input and output are both showing USB Codec, but the dropdowns are showing nothing ticked. If I reselect the USB Codecs, the programme goes back to working for a while. If I look at the Audio preferences page while it’s working I can see the USB Codecs are both ticked. Can anyone suggest a reason for this?

2) Despite having Disable TX after sending 73 unticked, Enable TX drops out immediately after 73

I thought that upgrading from 2.4.0 might solve these, but they are both still problems on 2.5.0

Thanks

--
Jeremy Stark
G7BHB


locked Re: Intermittent Decodes #adiFiles #decode

Sam Birnbaum
 

Just another wild guess. Is it possible that wsjtx is getting its audio input and decoding from your speakers.

Good luck.

73

Sam W2JDB


On Thursday, September 30, 2021, 05:40:25 AM EDT, William Smith <w_smith@...> wrote:


Sounds like (*) your speaker output levels or Windows input levels have changed, or maybe Windows re-enabled some of the audio processing, I'd go through the audio chain setup in detail as per the manual and many of the fine tutorials.

Also, send pictures, 1000 words and all that, and someone may recognize the problem.

(*) If you see what I did there.  8*)

73, Willie N1JBJ

On Sep 30, 2021, at 12:30 AM, Mike ZooLoo <aa0mz.usa@...> wrote:

Looking at the waterfall as solely a visual indicator it appears the signals are not as crisp as they once were (kinda distorted).





locked Re: Intermittent Decodes #adiFiles #decode

Ellis Birt (G7SAI)
 

You did not mention whether you have CQ only checked?

One of the easy to miss simple things I usually forget to check.

73 de Ellis G7SAI


locked Re: Intermittent Decodes #adiFiles #decode

Karza
 

On 30.9.2021 7.30, Mike ZooLoo wrote:
I've suddenly found myself with a screen full of signals and very few decodes.  (If I received 10 signals I might get two decodes or none at all) Without going into the obvious (yes, the timing is right. No my computer is not over tasked with running other programs. No I am not receiving signals too strong.) I don't know why it has suddenly done this.  I am guessing someone has encountered something similar. I have been using WSJT for years so no settings have changed. I did upgrade to 2.5.0 but don't think that is the issue. Looking at the waterfall as solely a visual indicator it appears the signals are not as crisp as they once were (kinda distorted).  I've come to the point I might have to just delete everything and restart from scratch.  I hate to do that.  I've culled all previous comments regarding audio settings and no changes. I'm sure it is something simple and stupid. Any ideas on a simple solution would be appreciated. Rig is Icom 7300 and running HF USB-D.
Mike, make sure that noise balnker and noise reduction are OFF.

73's de Kari, oh2gqc


locked Re: QSO sequence #QSO_practices

Sam Birnbaum
 

Some ops disable tx1.

73,

Sam W2JDB


On Thursday, September 30, 2021, 05:50:23 AM EDT, chas cartmel <chas@...> wrote:


Not sure if this is a new trend but lately I am having CQs replied to with a report as the first data sent rather than a locator.
Not a big deal here as I do not collect squares, but still ‘off process’. It does speed things up though J

Thoughts?

 

73 Charlie

G4EST

www.g4est.me.uk

Stay safe out there

 


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locked QSO sequence #QSO_practices

chas cartmel
 

Not sure if this is a new trend but lately I am having CQs replied to with a report as the first data sent rather than a locator.
Not a big deal here as I do not collect squares, but still ‘off process’. It does speed things up though J

Thoughts?

 

73 Charlie

G4EST

www.g4est.me.uk

Stay safe out there

 


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locked Re: Intermittent Decodes #adiFiles #decode

William Smith
 

Sounds like (*) your speaker output levels or Windows input levels have changed, or maybe Windows re-enabled some of the audio processing, I'd go through the audio chain setup in detail as per the manual and many of the fine tutorials.

Also, send pictures, 1000 words and all that, and someone may recognize the problem.

(*) If you see what I did there.  8*)

73, Willie N1JBJ

On Sep 30, 2021, at 12:30 AM, Mike ZooLoo <aa0mz.usa@...> wrote:

Looking at the waterfall as solely a visual indicator it appears the signals are not as crisp as they once were (kinda distorted).


locked Re: Intermittent Decodes #adiFiles #decode

Bill Somerville
 

On 30/09/2021 05:30, Mike ZooLoo wrote:
I've suddenly found myself with a screen full of signals and very few decodes. (If I received 10 signals I might get two decodes or none at all) Without going into the obvious (yes, the timing is right. No my computer is not over tasked with running other programs. No I am not receiving signals too strong.) I don't know why it has suddenly done this.  I am guessing someone has encountered something similar. I have been using WSJT for years so no settings have changed. I did upgrade to 2.5.0 but don't think that is the issue. Looking at the waterfall as solely a visual indicator it appears the signals are not as crisp as they once were (kinda distorted).  I've come to the point I might have to just delete everything and restart from scratch.  I hate to do that.  I've culled all previous comments regarding audio settings and no changes. I'm sure it is something simple and stupid. Any ideas on a simple solution would be appreciated. Rig is Icom 7300 and running HF USB-D.
Hi Mike,

you do not tell us which operating system you are using, I will assume MS Windows. What have you installed to keep your PC clock synchronized to UTC?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: Intermittent Decodes #adiFiles #decode

 

A thought, Recheck your filter settings. Have they gone back to an SSB setting?  Then try adjusting the audio in level on your PC. ((Windows being a pain…)
Doug VK2EY


locked Intermittent Decodes #adiFiles #decode

Mike ZooLoo
 

I've suddenly found myself with a screen full of signals and very few decodes.  (If I received 10 signals I might get two decodes or none at all) Without going into the obvious (yes, the timing is right. No my computer is not over tasked with running other programs. No I am not receiving signals too strong.) I don't know why it has suddenly done this.  I am guessing someone has encountered something similar. I have been using WSJT for years so no settings have changed. I did upgrade to 2.5.0 but don't think that is the issue. Looking at the waterfall as solely a visual indicator it appears the signals are not as crisp as they once were (kinda distorted).  I've come to the point I might have to just delete everything and restart from scratch.  I hate to do that.  I've culled all previous comments regarding audio settings and no changes. I'm sure it is something simple and stupid. Any ideas on a simple solution would be appreciated. Rig is Icom 7300 and running HF USB-D.


locked Re: Transmit slider redundant? #Windows10 #WSJTX_config

Reino Talarmo
 

On Sep 29, 2021, at 11:09, Keith Hamilton <n8cep.keith@...> wrote:

Is the transmit slider in FT8 redundant? Should I use it or just turn down the power on my transceive
Have you followed the procedure to properly set up transmit and receive audio? The “power” pot on the right side of the WSJT-X screen should normally be fully up (100%). There are several audio adjustments that need to be made. They should be one time adjustments most of the time.
Hi Keith,

In case you have not yet read and done the proper audio settings this mail contains useful information: https://wsjtx.groups.io/g/main/message/13890

After those settings you may use the transmit slider. In some installations it may be only viable option and so should be available also in future, I think.

73, Reino OH3mA


locked Re: Transmit slider redundant? #Windows10 #WSJTX_config

Gary - AG0N
 

On Sep 29, 2021, at 11:09, Keith Hamilton <n8cep.keith@...> wrote:

Is the transmit slider in FT8 redundant? Should I use it or just turn down the power on my transceive
Have you followed the procedure to properly set up transmit and receive audio? The “power” pot on the right side of the WSJT-X screen should normally be fully up (100%). There are several audio adjustments that need to be made. They should be one time adjustments most of the time.

Gary - AG0N

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