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locked Re: Xeigu G90 // XPA125B amp // WSJT-X #transmit issue 40/30m #transmit

Jim Brown
 

On 10/16/2021 9:25 AM, Mark Bell via groups.io wrote:
The bus bar is then run on a separate 12awg wire to earth ground rod outside driven 4 ft into earth. Antenna ground (at transformer outdoors) also runs to the same grounding rod using a 12awg copper wire. Also have a counterpoise wire running along the base of the house. I have lubricated all connections with NO-OX-ID (electrical grease) and all outdoor connections are sealed with silicon wrapping tape (almost puddy like) and electrical wire tape. I have also added bead choke rings to all wires, except the coax itself near both ends that make connections.
I see nothing here saying that you have these grounds bonded to others in your home, like power, telco, and CATV, all of which are a must (required by LAW!). And I see nothing about everything in your station, including the computer, having their chassis bonded together. And NO grounding or bonding wires should have ferrite beads on them.

Buy and study N0AX's ARRL book on Grounding and Bonding, to which I contributed, and/or the slides for my tutorial on the topic.

http://k9yc.com/GroundingAndAudio.pdf

73, Jim K9YC


locked Re: Xeigu G90 // XPA125B amp // WSJT-X #transmit issue 40/30m #transmit

Jim Brown
 

On 10/16/2021 9:15 AM, Mark Bell via groups.io wrote:
I've ordered some common mode chokes.
My Choke Cookbook, the link for which W4TV posted, describes FAR better chokes than you can buy. I know of no commercial products worth their cost.

73, Jim K9YC


locked 50MHz Beacon Test with MSK144 #MSK144

Andy Talbot
 


At some point  in the not too distant I will be running the 50MHz 100W Beacon PA (the very one described in RadCom this month) using MSK144 , continuously transmitting a test message at 100% duty cycle.   Antenna is an HB9CV at ground level pointed directly upwards from my Loc. IO90IV58

It'll run for several hours from perhaps midnight through into dawn, which seems to be the best time for meteor pings.  No doubt there will some other periods of test transmissions.

Actual centre Frequency 50.377MH, use an SSB carrier / tuning point (the so-called dial frequency) of 50 .3755MHz    This is at the top end of the band allocated to MS 

Where is the best place to announce this? WSJT-Group, obvs, but anywhere else? It's been suggested I place a message on ON4KST, 50MHz chat and / or then spot myself on it

The signal will be directly generated in a PIC + AD9852 DDS combination.


locked Re: Xeigu G90 // XPA125B amp // WSJT-X #transmit issue 40/30m #transmit

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

The oddest thing about this is that it only happens with WSJT-X. I can do voice on 40m no problem with 1.2 SWR.
FT8 (and other WSJTX modes) are FSK (continuous power) modes; SSB is
not. FT8 will generate as much as 10x as much RF voltage on the
shield of the feedline as SSB. It is the magnitude of that voltage
that causes problems with the USB ports of computers/rigs.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2021-10-16 12:15 PM, Mark Bell via groups.io wrote:
Thanks again Joe. I've ordered some common mode chokes. The oddest thing about this is that it only happens with WSJT-X. I can do voice on 40m no problem with 1.2 SWR. It only happens when trying to do FT8 and it only started a month ago. Is there any explanation for why the sudden change or is it kind of like propogation -- up to the Gods. haha


locked Re: Xeigu G90 // XPA125B amp // WSJT-X #transmit issue 40/30m #transmit

d_ziolkowski
 

Mark- 

You are probably not sending audio through the PC when doing SSB. Also ground your PC as you do the other gear. 

Since this problem just developed, check for loose or corroded connecters and make sure a critter has not chewed your antenna lead. 

Also run a bond wire #6 minimum form your station ground rod to the ground rod at your power meter. It is required by National Electric code.  

Thanks Dan KC2STA


locked Re: Xeigu G90 // XPA125B amp // WSJT-X #transmit issue 40/30m #transmit

Michael Black
 

Sounds like you don't  have your ground rod tied to the house ground rod.


Mike W9MDB 

On Saturday, October 16, 2021, 12:21:55 PM CDT, Mark Bell via groups.io <mark.bell@...> wrote:


Thank you Joe. I will look into this.

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Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Xeigu G90 // XPA125B amp // WSJT-X #transmit issue 40/30m
 
Hey there. My grounding system is as follows: copper wire from the lug nut of all equipment grounding lugs run individually to a bus bar(radio, tuner, power supply and amp). The bus bar is then run on a separate 12awg wire to earth ground rod outside driven 4 ft into earth. Antenna ground (at transformer outdoors) also runs to the same grounding rod using a 12awg copper wire. Also have a counterpoise wire running along the base of the house. I have lubricated all connections with NO-OX-ID (electrical grease) and all outdoor connections are sealed with silicon wrapping tape (almost puddy like) and electrical wire tape. I have also added bead choke rings to all wires, except the coax itself near both ends that make connections.

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Common problem where specific bands have problems is due to RFI.

Please describe your grounding system.

You may find changing the USB plug to other side of the laptop helps.
Chokes on USB cables in particular help and chokes on ALL cables helps too (and I do mean ALL cables since any wire is an antenna).

Mike W9MDB




On Saturday, October 16, 2021, 09:50:29 AM CDT, Mark Bell via groups.io <mark.bell@...> wrote:


Hello all. First off I'd like to thank the creators for the hours and hours of entertainment you've given me and others with the WSJT-X software! I love every aspect of this thing -- so seriously: Thank you!

I am writing today about an issue I am having with running FT8/FT4/other WSJT-X modes on 30m and 40m bands. This is an issue that just developed within the past few weeks for me, as previously I had been able to transmit on 30m and 40m no problem. 

My rig is the Xeigu G90 using the CE19 interface running into an external USB sound card on my HP Omen laptop running Windows 10, build 19043.1288 (21H1). I also use the XPA125B amplifier and tend to run FT8/FT4/others at around 35-50 watts depending upon band conditions. I use an Chameleon Emcomm III-B end-fed dipole with a MAT-TUNER mAT-125E external tuner. My SWR tends to hang around anywhere from 1.1 to 1.4 in normal conditions. I pair to WSJT-X using FLDigi and use CAT control. 

I still have no trouble operating on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 80 and 160, but over the past month I am unable to run more than 10w on 30 or 40 meters without the transmit immediately stopping on me. As soon as I start to increase power, I notice the SWR climbs to as high as 1.7. The amp is capable of running with SWR of up to 3.5 (know that isn't good for it though), but the transmit stops. I have also noticed power fluctuations of up to 70w when this happens. 

I have checked all connections and grounding and everything looks good. Antenna configuration is a half square on my roof and again this was working fine before this month. 

Any ideas what is happening? I am on the latest release of WSJT-X.



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locked Re: Xeigu G90 // XPA125B amp // WSJT-X #transmit issue 40/30m #transmit

Mark Bell
 

Thank you Joe. I will look into this.

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Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Xeigu G90 // XPA125B amp // WSJT-X #transmit issue 40/30m
 
Hey there. My grounding system is as follows: copper wire from the lug nut of all equipment grounding lugs run individually to a bus bar(radio, tuner, power supply and amp). The bus bar is then run on a separate 12awg wire to earth ground rod outside driven 4 ft into earth. Antenna ground (at transformer outdoors) also runs to the same grounding rod using a 12awg copper wire. Also have a counterpoise wire running along the base of the house. I have lubricated all connections with NO-OX-ID (electrical grease) and all outdoor connections are sealed with silicon wrapping tape (almost puddy like) and electrical wire tape. I have also added bead choke rings to all wires, except the coax itself near both ends that make connections.

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Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Xeigu G90 // XPA125B amp // WSJT-X #transmit issue 40/30m
 
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Handle with care! DO NOT open attachments or click links from unknown senders or unexpected email! This email originated from outside the journeystn.org domain!

Common problem where specific bands have problems is due to RFI.

Please describe your grounding system.

You may find changing the USB plug to other side of the laptop helps.
Chokes on USB cables in particular help and chokes on ALL cables helps too (and I do mean ALL cables since any wire is an antenna).

Mike W9MDB




On Saturday, October 16, 2021, 09:50:29 AM CDT, Mark Bell via groups.io <mark.bell@...> wrote:


Hello all. First off I'd like to thank the creators for the hours and hours of entertainment you've given me and others with the WSJT-X software! I love every aspect of this thing -- so seriously: Thank you!

I am writing today about an issue I am having with running FT8/FT4/other WSJT-X modes on 30m and 40m bands. This is an issue that just developed within the past few weeks for me, as previously I had been able to transmit on 30m and 40m no problem. 

My rig is the Xeigu G90 using the CE19 interface running into an external USB sound card on my HP Omen laptop running Windows 10, build 19043.1288 (21H1). I also use the XPA125B amplifier and tend to run FT8/FT4/others at around 35-50 watts depending upon band conditions. I use an Chameleon Emcomm III-B end-fed dipole with a MAT-TUNER mAT-125E external tuner. My SWR tends to hang around anywhere from 1.1 to 1.4 in normal conditions. I pair to WSJT-X using FLDigi and use CAT control. 

I still have no trouble operating on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 80 and 160, but over the past month I am unable to run more than 10w on 30 or 40 meters without the transmit immediately stopping on me. As soon as I start to increase power, I notice the SWR climbs to as high as 1.7. The amp is capable of running with SWR of up to 3.5 (know that isn't good for it though), but the transmit stops. I have also noticed power fluctuations of up to 70w when this happens. 

I have checked all connections and grounding and everything looks good. Antenna configuration is a half square on my roof and again this was working fine before this month. 

Any ideas what is happening? I am on the latest release of WSJT-X.



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locked Re: Xeigu G90 // XPA125B amp // WSJT-X #transmit issue 40/30m #transmit

Mark Bell
 

Hey there. My grounding system is as follows: copper wire from the lug nut of all equipment grounding lugs run individually to a bus bar(radio, tuner, power supply and amp). The bus bar is then run on a separate 12awg wire to earth ground rod outside driven 4 ft into earth. Antenna ground (at transformer outdoors) also runs to the same grounding rod using a 12awg copper wire. Also have a counterpoise wire running along the base of the house. I have lubricated all connections with NO-OX-ID (electrical grease) and all outdoor connections are sealed with silicon wrapping tape (almost puddy like) and electrical wire tape. I have also added bead choke rings to all wires, except the coax itself near both ends that make connections.

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Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Xeigu G90 // XPA125B amp // WSJT-X #transmit issue 40/30m
 
[EXTERNAL SENDER]
Handle with care! DO NOT open attachments or click links from unknown senders or unexpected email! This email originated from outside the journeystn.org domain!

Common problem where specific bands have problems is due to RFI.

Please describe your grounding system.

You may find changing the USB plug to other side of the laptop helps.
Chokes on USB cables in particular help and chokes on ALL cables helps too (and I do mean ALL cables since any wire is an antenna).

Mike W9MDB




On Saturday, October 16, 2021, 09:50:29 AM CDT, Mark Bell via groups.io <mark.bell@...> wrote:


Hello all. First off I'd like to thank the creators for the hours and hours of entertainment you've given me and others with the WSJT-X software! I love every aspect of this thing -- so seriously: Thank you!

I am writing today about an issue I am having with running FT8/FT4/other WSJT-X modes on 30m and 40m bands. This is an issue that just developed within the past few weeks for me, as previously I had been able to transmit on 30m and 40m no problem. 

My rig is the Xeigu G90 using the CE19 interface running into an external USB sound card on my HP Omen laptop running Windows 10, build 19043.1288 (21H1). I also use the XPA125B amplifier and tend to run FT8/FT4/others at around 35-50 watts depending upon band conditions. I use an Chameleon Emcomm III-B end-fed dipole with a MAT-TUNER mAT-125E external tuner. My SWR tends to hang around anywhere from 1.1 to 1.4 in normal conditions. I pair to WSJT-X using FLDigi and use CAT control. 

I still have no trouble operating on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 80 and 160, but over the past month I am unable to run more than 10w on 30 or 40 meters without the transmit immediately stopping on me. As soon as I start to increase power, I notice the SWR climbs to as high as 1.7. The amp is capable of running with SWR of up to 3.5 (know that isn't good for it though), but the transmit stops. I have also noticed power fluctuations of up to 70w when this happens. 

I have checked all connections and grounding and everything looks good. Antenna configuration is a half square on my roof and again this was working fine before this month. 

Any ideas what is happening? I am on the latest release of WSJT-X.



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locked Re: Xeigu G90 // XPA125B amp // WSJT-X #transmit issue 40/30m #transmit

Mark Bell
 

Hey there. My grounding system is as follows: copper wire from the lug nut of all equipment grounding lugs run individually to a bus bar(radio, tuner, power supply and amp). The bus bar is then run on a separate 12awg wire to earth ground rod outside driven 4 ft into earth. Antenna ground (at transformer outdoors) also runs to the same grounding rod using a 12awg copper wire. Also have a counterpoise wire running along the base of the house. I have lubricated all connections with NO-OX-ID (electrical grease) and all outdoor connections are sealed with silicon wrapping tape (almost puddy like) and electrical wire tape. I have also added bead choke rings to all wires, except the coax itself near both ends that make connections.


locked Re: Xeigu G90 // XPA125B amp // WSJT-X #transmit issue 40/30m #transmit

Mark Bell
 

Thanks again Joe. I've ordered some common mode chokes. The oddest thing about this is that it only happens with WSJT-X. I can do voice on 40m no problem with 1.2 SWR. It only happens when trying to do FT8 and it only started a month ago. Is there any explanation for why the sudden change or is it kind of like propogation -- up to the Gods. haha


locked Re: Xeigu G90 // XPA125B amp // WSJT-X #transmit issue 40/30m #transmit

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Any ideas what is happening? I am on the latest release of WSJT-X.
This is not a WSJT-X issue. *ANY* end-fed or off center fed antenna
is highly unbalanced which will turn the feedline into an unintentional
radial with RF currents on the *outside* of the shield. You will need
to *decouple* the feedline from the antenna by installing an effective
*COMMON MODE CHOKE* between the feed line and antenna and, perhaps,
installing a second *COMMON MODE CHOKE* where the feedline enters
your shack.

I recommend the information on common mode chokes at:
<http://k9yc.com/publish.htm>. In particular, "RFI, Ferrites, and
Common Mode Chokes For Hams" and "Transmitting Chokes For 160-10M"

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2021-10-16 10:47 AM, Mark Bell via groups.io wrote:
Hello all. First off I'd like to thank the creators for the hours and hours of entertainment you've given me and others with the WSJT-X software! I love every aspect of this thing -- so seriously: Thank you!
I am writing today about an issue I am having with running FT8/FT4/other WSJT-X modes on 30m and 40m bands. This is an issue that just developed within the past few weeks for me, as previously I had been able to transmit on 30m and 40m no problem.
My rig is the Xeigu G90 using the CE19 interface running into an external USB sound card on my HP Omen laptop running Windows 10, build 19043.1288 (21H1). I also use the XPA125B amplifier and tend to run FT8/FT4/others at around 35-50 watts depending upon band conditions. I use an Chameleon Emcomm III-B end-fed dipole with a MAT-TUNER mAT-125E external tuner. My SWR tends to hang around anywhere from 1.1 to 1.4 in normal conditions. I pair to WSJT-X using FLDigi and use CAT control.
I still have no trouble operating on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 80 and 160, but over the past month I am unable to run more than 10w on 30 or 40 meters without the transmit immediately stopping on me. As soon as I start to increase power, I notice the SWR climbs to as high as 1.7. The amp is capable of running with SWR of up to 3.5 (know that isn't good for it though), but the transmit stops. I have also noticed power fluctuations of up to 70w when this happens.
I have checked all connections and grounding and everything looks good. Antenna configuration is a half square on my roof and again this was working fine before this month.
Any ideas what is happening? I am on the latest release of WSJT-X.


locked Re: Xeigu G90 // XPA125B amp // WSJT-X #transmit issue 40/30m #transmit

Michael Black
 

Common problem where specific bands have problems is due to RFI.

Please describe your grounding system.

You may find changing the USB plug to other side of the laptop helps.
Chokes on USB cables in particular help and chokes on ALL cables helps too (and I do mean ALL cables since any wire is an antenna).

Mike W9MDB




On Saturday, October 16, 2021, 09:50:29 AM CDT, Mark Bell via groups.io <mark.bell@...> wrote:


Hello all. First off I'd like to thank the creators for the hours and hours of entertainment you've given me and others with the WSJT-X software! I love every aspect of this thing -- so seriously: Thank you!

I am writing today about an issue I am having with running FT8/FT4/other WSJT-X modes on 30m and 40m bands. This is an issue that just developed within the past few weeks for me, as previously I had been able to transmit on 30m and 40m no problem. 

My rig is the Xeigu G90 using the CE19 interface running into an external USB sound card on my HP Omen laptop running Windows 10, build 19043.1288 (21H1). I also use the XPA125B amplifier and tend to run FT8/FT4/others at around 35-50 watts depending upon band conditions. I use an Chameleon Emcomm III-B end-fed dipole with a MAT-TUNER mAT-125E external tuner. My SWR tends to hang around anywhere from 1.1 to 1.4 in normal conditions. I pair to WSJT-X using FLDigi and use CAT control. 

I still have no trouble operating on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 80 and 160, but over the past month I am unable to run more than 10w on 30 or 40 meters without the transmit immediately stopping on me. As soon as I start to increase power, I notice the SWR climbs to as high as 1.7. The amp is capable of running with SWR of up to 3.5 (know that isn't good for it though), but the transmit stops. I have also noticed power fluctuations of up to 70w when this happens. 

I have checked all connections and grounding and everything looks good. Antenna configuration is a half square on my roof and again this was working fine before this month. 

Any ideas what is happening? I am on the latest release of WSJT-X.




locked Xeigu G90 // XPA125B amp // WSJT-X #transmit issue 40/30m #transmit

Mark Bell
 

Hello all. First off I'd like to thank the creators for the hours and hours of entertainment you've given me and others with the WSJT-X software! I love every aspect of this thing -- so seriously: Thank you!

I am writing today about an issue I am having with running FT8/FT4/other WSJT-X modes on 30m and 40m bands. This is an issue that just developed within the past few weeks for me, as previously I had been able to transmit on 30m and 40m no problem. 

My rig is the Xeigu G90 using the CE19 interface running into an external USB sound card on my HP Omen laptop running Windows 10, build 19043.1288 (21H1). I also use the XPA125B amplifier and tend to run FT8/FT4/others at around 35-50 watts depending upon band conditions. I use an Chameleon Emcomm III-B end-fed dipole with a MAT-TUNER mAT-125E external tuner. My SWR tends to hang around anywhere from 1.1 to 1.4 in normal conditions. I pair to WSJT-X using FLDigi and use CAT control. 

I still have no trouble operating on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 80 and 160, but over the past month I am unable to run more than 10w on 30 or 40 meters without the transmit immediately stopping on me. As soon as I start to increase power, I notice the SWR climbs to as high as 1.7. The amp is capable of running with SWR of up to 3.5 (know that isn't good for it though), but the transmit stops. I have also noticed power fluctuations of up to 70w when this happens. 

I have checked all connections and grounding and everything looks good. Antenna configuration is a half square on my roof and again this was working fine before this month. 

Any ideas what is happening? I am on the latest release of WSJT-X.


locked Re: new version 25 doesnt switch ic9100 to usb-d mode #Cat_RigControl #Icom

Bruce N7XGR
 

I can not understand what this problem really is because all three USB-D
filters can be adjusted to user preference.  Page 73 of the IC9100
user manual describes on how to adjust the filter widths.
In fact I prefer FIL2 because I have it adjusted to a wider setting.
Just follow the instructions on page 73 and all will be fine.
Also the regular 3 USB mode RX filters can be adjusted the same way.
Remember that since this 9100 does not have a SD card for saving
settings it is advised to write down all settings that have been changed
by the user.  Print out the SET mode pages out of the manual and make
your notations accordingly along with any TX and RX filter settings.

Bruce  N7XGR

On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 11:24 AM bob lee <ve3cga@...> wrote:
Hi Bill, well just about there.
the usb-d mode is now selected going into wsjtx
however the rig is put into filter 2 which really narrows the field of view
additionally it leaves the USB mode in filter#2 as version 24 does as I found out yesterday (below)

Running version 24 I never realized it (originally thought it had been previously set by me) but although it starts up just fine with usb-d mode & filter set at #1, when I exit and manually switch back out of data mode, whatever band was selected with wsjt-x is left in filter #2 even though wsjt-x ran in data mode with the filter set to filter #1.
In other words, with wsjtx exited, manually switching to usb mode the filter is now filter #2. Manually switching back to data mode shows filter #1 (good)

I dont know if the data mode ON cmd $FEFE7cE01A060101FD could be inserted into the 9100 configuration 
Different program but I have do this with mmsstv radio commands for each bands then I deselect, put mode back to USB with filter untouched: $FEFE7cE01A060000FD

From the manual pg 193:

 
I wonder if there is somewhere in the wsjtx files where I could insert these command strings

tnx Bob VE3CGA




locked Re: new version 25 doesnt switch ic9100 to usb-d mode #Cat_RigControl #Icom

Bruce N7XGR
 

I can not understand what this problem really is because all three USB-D
filters can be adjusted to user preference.  Page 73 of the IC9100
user manual describes on how to adjust the filter widths.
In fact I prefer FIL2 because I have it adjusted to a wider setting.
Just follow the instructions on page 73 and all will be fine.
Also the regular 3 USB mode RX filters can be adjusted the same way.
Remember that since this 9100 does not have a SD card for saving
settings it is advised to write down all settings that have been changed
by the user.  Print out the SET mode pages out of the manual and make
your notations accordingly along with any TX and RX filter settings.

Bruce  N7XGR


On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 11:45 AM bob lee <ve3cga@...> wrote:
Hi Bill, I sent a few minutes ago but it must have gone to cyberspace so I'll try again

I added the dll to ver25 and it does startup data mode (great) however the filter is changed to #2 position which is narrower

Yesterday I noticed after using ver 24 that is sets up fine  usb=d and filter #1 but after closing wsjtx and going back to just USB mode that the filter was selected as #2
I had noticed this before but thought I had selected it working SSB with some adjacent qrm

So when I use mmsstv I set it up in the menus to call the freq (not shown) and usb data mode FEFE7cE01A060101FD
I also setup a data mode off button for when I leave mmsstv FEFE7cE01A060000FD

I'm wondering if there is some place in the files where as wsjtx is initialized that the USB data mode command could be inserted
This was from the manual pg 193

I though of using a script or bat file but I think wsjtx would write over it with the usb-d with filter#2

thanks, Bob VE3CGA




locked Re: WARNING GPS u-blox driver and NTP #Windows10 #Timesync

Brad, K8ZM
 

What's even more fun is when windows swaps your driver for the GPS and makes it a mouse.  Try chasing it all over your screen as it moves with the GPS data stream.....hilarious !!

Brad, K8ZM

S10 "Not So" Smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Jim Pennino via groups.io" <penninojim@...>
Date: 10/15/21 2:07 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] WARNING GPS u-blox driver and NTP #Windows10 #Timesync

In the latest Windows update an updated u-blox driver showed up, so I installed it.

Wrong move.

This driver causes the GPS receiver to show up as a sensor instead of a COM port which breaks NTP.

If you do this, you will have to go to sensors in device manager and remove the device AND the driver for it and restart to get NTP working again.


locked WARNING GPS u-blox driver and NTP #Windows10 #Timesync

Jim Pennino
 

In the latest Windows update an updated u-blox driver showed up, so I installed it.

Wrong move.

This driver causes the GPS receiver to show up as a sensor instead of a COM port which breaks NTP.

If you do this, you will have to go to sensors in device manager and remove the device AND the driver for it and restart to get NTP working again.


locked Re: new version 25 doesnt switch ic9100 to usb-d mode #Cat_RigControl #Icom

Michael Black
 

Just put in a patch that should re-use the existing filter if RIG_PASSBAND_NOCHANGE  is requested.

So at least once a filter is selected it should stick.

Mike W9MDB




On Friday, October 15, 2021, 10:55:46 AM CDT, Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:


Mike,

WSJT-X always requests a mode change with no change in the filter settings. I know this is somewhat problematic with some Icom rigs that do not allow reading the filter settings on the SPLIT Tx VFO without swapping VFOs. Perhaps those that want to use the Icom default filter settings and can't be bothered to customize them as needed should be forced to put up with VFO swapping when changing modes in SPLIT, so Hamlib can read the current filter settings and honour the RIG_PASSBAND_NOCHANGE option by reading the current value to reuse just before setting the mode.

Note that WSJT-X always requests a mode switch (possible redundant) when setting the frequency, this will not change as it copes well with inadvertent operator mode changes via the front panel.

73
Bill
G4WJS.

On 15/10/2021 16:47, Michael Black via groups.io wrote:
I've gone back and forth with Icom several times....

Their default mode is filter 2 and I used to force it to filter 1.  I changed hamlib to let the rig default to whatever it wants and if Icom ever fixes that (not holding my breath) so that the filter follows the band stack then everybody will be happy.

Meanwhile you need to set filter 2 to your data mode wide filter.

My other choice is to do same as FLRig and "remember" whatever filter you select but hamlib currently doesn't try to remember anything so would be a significant change to having hamlib save a config file.

Mike W9MDB




On Friday, October 15, 2021, 10:24:58 AM CDT, bob lee <ve3cga@...> wrote:


Hi Bill, well just about there.
the usb-d mode is now selected going into wsjtx
however the rig is put into filter 2 which really narrows the field of view
additionally it leaves the USB mode in filter#2 as version 24 does as I found out yesterday (below)

Running version 24 I never realized it (originally thought it had been previously set by me) but although it starts up just fine with usb-d mode & filter set at #1, when I exit and manually switch back out of data mode, whatever band was selected with wsjt-x is left in filter #2 even though wsjt-x ran in data mode with the filter set to filter #1.
In other words, with wsjtx exited, manually switching to usb mode the filter is now filter #2. Manually switching back to data mode shows filter #1 (good)

I dont know if the data mode ON cmd $FEFE7cE01A060101FD could be inserted into the 9100 configuration 
Different program but I have do this with mmsstv radio commands for each bands then I deselect, put mode back to USB with filter untouched: $FEFE7cE01A060000FD

From the manual pg 193:

 
I wonder if there is somewhere in the wsjtx files where I could insert these command strings

tnx Bob VE3CGA






locked Re: MAP65 Installation #map65

Ian Morrison <ve7ai73@...>
 

Hi Joe
Thank you for your reply.

Linrad is set up to send tf2 at 96000 to the network.

Any thoughts on why my MAP65 installation only receives starting at the zero second to second six, does a decode and the receive shuts off until the next zero second?

The wide graph is only adding traces for six seconds.

73
Ian
VE7AI

On Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 8:25 AM Joe <joe@...> wrote:
Hi Ian,

Behavior of the MAP65 files that you describe is exactly as it should be.  Xpol data files have extension .tf2 and are opened when Xpol is selected.  Single-polarization files are half as big, have the .iq extension, and are opened whan Xpol is not selected.

Opening a file causes MAP65 to read and decode the entire file.  Normally this takes just a few seconds.  A screenshot showing MAP65 after reading Xpol example file 061111_0745.tf2 is attached.  Seven EME signals are found and decoded.

  -- 73, Joe, K1JT



locked Re: Sample Files for FST4 #FST4

Joe N0NOW
 

Of course.   Thanks, Bill, both for your quick reply and your patience!

73,
Joe
N0NOW

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