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locked Re: WSJT-X IC-9100 #Cat_RigControl

Karza
 

Also make sure that Noise Blaner and/or Noise Reduction is not enabled.

73's de Kari, oh2gqc

On 6.2.2022 15.11, Michael Black via groups.io wrote:
Best way to adjust level is just to dial your frequency down 4kHz or such and look for a quiet spot.
Mike W9MDB
On Sunday, February 6, 2022, 07:06:18 AM CST, Chris VE3NRT <dx@...> wrote:
The audio level in the screen shot is quite high - above 60dB. I have noticed that when the audio level creeps above 60 that at some point nothing decodes. If nothing in your computer is boosting the level of the audio (i.e. it is just set to a 100%) then the radio should have a setting to adjust the audio level going to the computer that could bring it down (AF out). If you are not using AGC (I don't) then you can also adjust the level with RF attenuation, which will give you more overall range.
The manual says around 30dB between transmissions (although that is a very short interval, especially if several stations are badly timed and/or slow AGC is on) is the right level, but >60dB also causes problems, at least for me.
73,
Chris


locked Re: LINUX Setup #linux

Michael Black
 

That should be fixed in the latest hamlib
http://n0nb.users.sourceforge.net/

Mike W9MDB

On Sunday, February 6, 2022, 08:11:45 AM CST, Tom KG3V <kg3v@...> wrote:

Further work on this makes me think there is something wrong with FTDX-3000 CAT support in WSJT-X 2.5.4  Once I positively identified the correct COM port, and had all settings the same as those I use under WINDOWS, the "CAT TEST" still was failing. I tried changing the Radio Type to FTDX-5000 and now the CAT TEST and PTT test do work, However there seem to be other issues. My first attempt to transmit did not work.

73,

Tom, KG3V


On 2/5/2022 8:16:18 PM, Tom KG3V <kg3v@...> wrote:
I am installing WSJT-X 2.5.4 on a UBUNTU 20.04 system. I installed with the binary and immediately found the soundcard and am receiving and decoding signals just fine. I am struggling with the CAT/PTT setup mainly because I have many COM port devices and I do not want to remove them and risk changes in all the port numbers. It appears that the program is selecting the COM Port for my rig (FTDX-3000) but I am still trying to confirm that.

In the process of trying to get this configured, I have reached a state where the program tries to key-up the rig as soon as I start WSJT-X and select Radio=FTDX-3000. This is making it impossible to continue working on the setup.

I was thinking that if the program is Keying the radio, it must have the correct Port and baud rate settings, but can not determine why it would try to Transmit. Any ideas would be appreciated.

73,

Tom, KG3V


locked Re: LINUX Setup #linux

Tom KG3V <KG3V@...>
 

Further work on this makes me think there is something wrong with FTDX-3000 CAT support in WSJT-X 2.5.4  Once I positively identified the correct COM port, and had all settings the same as those I use under WINDOWS, the "CAT TEST" still was failing. I tried changing the Radio Type to FTDX-5000 and now the CAT TEST and PTT test do work, However there seem to be other issues. My first attempt to transmit did not work.

73,

Tom, KG3V

On 2/5/2022 8:16:18 PM, Tom KG3V <kg3v@...> wrote:
I am installing WSJT-X 2.5.4 on a UBUNTU 20.04 system. I installed with the binary and immediately found the soundcard and am receiving and decoding signals just fine. I am struggling with the CAT/PTT setup mainly because I have many COM port devices and I do not want to remove them and risk changes in all the port numbers. It appears that the program is selecting the COM Port for my rig (FTDX-3000) but I am still trying to confirm that.

In the process of trying to get this configured, I have reached a state where the program tries to key-up the rig as soon as I start WSJT-X and select Radio=FTDX-3000. This is making it impossible to continue working on the setup.

I was thinking that if the program is Keying the radio, it must have the correct Port and baud rate settings, but can not determine why it would try to Transmit. Any ideas would be appreciated.

73,

Tom, KG3V


locked Re: WSJT-X IC-9100 #Cat_RigControl

Michael Black
 

Best way to adjust level is just to dial your frequency down 4kHz or such and look for a quiet spot.
Mike W9MDB

On Sunday, February 6, 2022, 07:06:18 AM CST, Chris VE3NRT <dx@...> wrote:

The audio level in the screen shot is quite high - above 60dB. I have noticed that when the audio level creeps above 60 that at some point nothing decodes. If nothing in your computer is boosting the level of the audio (i.e. it is just set to a 100%) then the radio should have a setting to adjust the audio level going to the computer that could bring it down (AF out). If you are not using AGC (I don't) then you can also adjust the level with RF attenuation, which will give you more overall range.

The manual says around 30dB between transmissions (although that is a very short interval, especially if several stations are badly timed and/or slow AGC is on) is the right level, but >60dB also causes problems, at least for me.

73,
Chris


locked Re: WSJT-X IC-9100 #Cat_RigControl

Chris VE3NRT
 

The audio level in the screen shot is quite high - above 60dB. I have noticed that when the audio level creeps above 60 that at some point nothing decodes. If nothing in your computer is boosting the level of the audio (i.e. it is just set to a 100%) then the radio should have a setting to adjust the audio level going to the computer that could bring it down (AF out). If you are not using AGC (I don't) then you can also adjust the level with RF attenuation, which will give you more overall range.

The manual says around 30dB between transmissions (although that is a very short interval, especially if several stations are badly timed and/or slow AGC is on) is the right level, but >60dB also causes problems, at least for me.

73,
Chris


locked Re: WSJT-X IC-9100 #Cat_RigControl

Karza
 

Josh,

I'm starting to run out of ideas here...

One more thing you could check is that radio's sound card sample rate and bit depth
are set to 16 bit 48000 Hz.
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-to-change-sound-control-panel-settings-in/5a70718b-7ecf-4547-a64a-22efda8da0c2

If that does not help then I have to throw in the towel, sorry.

73's de Kari, oh2gqc


locked Re: FT8 Free text #FT8

Bill, WB6JJJ
 

I get these comments once in a while, especially from friends. I think the lack of response is because most people don’t know how to use this feature.
Bill
WB6JJJ

On Feb 5, 2022, at 11:29 AM, Greg Cook via groups.io <dpgumby5226@...> wrote:

Hi,
I think this is specific to FT8 with regard to free text faciltiy but could be wrong, and apologies if this has been addressed before (did a search).
OK, I have been using the free text box 13 characters to include tiny conversational input by replying to "RR73" with "GREG100DIP 73" (assuming I called the guy). The content is hopefully self evident. My query is that I never get a response and wonder whether:

1) The 13 char free text relies on stronger FEC or whatever so that it may often not get through
2) Since the other guy's call is not included then perhaps the text doesn't light up in colour on the other guy's screen so is missed (to include call would severely limit already severely limited text field). But in that case the freq would be the same at least and the text would occur in the Rx frequency box which would help identify it
3) It's boring so never gets attention, but then conventional qso's generally include some additional info (excluding contest stuff)

I feel like I'm missing something here. Thoughts?

Greg g4cui






locked Re: FT8 Free text #FT8

Reino Talarmo
 

1) The 13 char free text relies on stronger FEC or whatever so that it may often not get through
The very same FEC and error detection are used as for any other message, so that's not a reason

2) Since the other guy's call is not included then perhaps the text doesn't light up in colour on the other guy's screen so is missed (to include call would severely limit already severely limited text field). But in that case the freq would be the same at least and the text would occur in the Rx frequency box which would help identify it
Yes, it should be in the RX frequency box.

3) It's boring so never gets attention, but then conventional qso's generally include some additional info (excluding contest stuff)
Most operators are at that moment already ready for calling CQ, answering another call or tail-ending somebody, hi! Seeing something that is unexpected and answering to it would require a lost transmission and reception timeslot and typing or selecting a pre-stored message is not so inviting, sorry.

73, Reino OH3mA


locked Re: Error In Sound Input #AudioIssues

Barry GM4GIF <gm4gif@...>
 

Hi Dean,
I think it was Joe Subich, W4TV.
I had the same problem hi
73
Barry gm4gif

On Sat, 5 Feb 2022 at 19:28, Dean WB4GUH <wb4guh@...> wrote:

Greetings guys,
I had the same issue with win10 and WSJTx. A reply came here on
groups.io but I didn't bookmark it. There is an audio issue in win. This
is from memory - go to settings, audio, privacy. The microphone is turned
off. Enable it and your error message is history. You have to dig a bit
but it's in privacy settings, who would have thought. Wish I had saved the
original message to give the ham credit for this fix.

73,
Dean, WB4GUH






locked Re: Recording QSO distance #logging

Karza
 

Paul,

I see on my main window "Az: nnn" and "nnn mi". Is there a way to have the
distance recorded in the log? Perhaps in Comments?
No, that is not possible in the current version of WSJT-X.
( Unless - of course - you modify the program source and recompile.)

73's de Kari, oh2gqc


locked Re: FT8 Grid Locator UDP Forwarding #QSO_practices

Tony Collett
 

Surely you should log whatever was sent over the air at the time of the QSO??
One would hope that the other station knows where he is transmitting from and is transmitting the correct locator at the time not what may be recorded in QRZ.com which may or may not be correct information.
If HRD can't accept what WSJT sends it via UDP then perhaps time to look for another logging program that does?

Regards
Tony G4NBS


locked LINUX Setup #linux

Tom KG3V <KG3V@...>
 

I am installing WSJT-X 2.5.4 on a UBUNTU 20.04 system. I installed with the binary and immediately found the soundcard and am receiving and decoding signals just fine. I am struggling with the CAT/PTT setup mainly because I have many COM port devices and I do not want to remove them and risk changes in all the port numbers. It appears that the program is selecting the COM Port for my rig (FTDX-3000) but I am still trying to confirm that.

In the process of trying to get this configured, I have reached a state where the program tries to key-up the rig as soon as I start WSJT-X and select Radio=FTDX-3000. This is making it impossible to continue working on the setup.

I was thinking that if the program is Keying the radio, it must have the correct Port and baud rate settings, but can not determine why it would try to Transmit. Any ideas would be appreciated.

73,

Tom, KG3V


locked Re: Time issues #Timesync

Ron
 

Thanks Bob.

Does your computer connect directly to the Internet or through a Router?

Thanks,

Ron - KJ5XX

On Sat, Feb 5, 2022, 1:46 PM Bob Abernethy <winston.rothschild@...>
wrote:

Hello Ron, here is my experience with Meinberg: I installed it years
ago, there was no setup and I haven't even thought about it since. It
works perfect.

73, Bob, W7BA


On 2/5/2022 10:55 AM, Ron wrote:
Hey all, I've been using WSJT-X for a couple of months, making a lot of
FT8
contacts on 20 &17m during the day.

This question is not about WSJT-X per SE, but I thought that a lot on
this
group might have a possible solution.

For time syncronization I use NetTime. I simply installed it and it
worked.

Lately though it is unable to connect & I eventually get a "failed"
message.

Not sure why, all of a sudden it stopped working.

It occurred to me that the issue might be Windows Firewall, so I added
NetTime to the list of "allowed apps" that won't be blocked. No dice.

I have copies of Dimension 4 & Meinberg that I could install, but I like
the simplicity of NetTime & the interface.

Thoughts?

73,

Ron - KJ5XX









locked Re: WSJT-X IC-9100 #Cat_RigControl

kc1ofa@...
 

Kari,

My CAT does work properly. I can get the radio to connect at 19200 baud via COM-3.
That wasn't checked. The only thing that is, is "Tx messages to Rx frequency window".

Josh


locked Re: Time issues #Timesync

Jim Bacher - WB8VSU
 

Ron, it may need to have what ntp servers it's looking for changed. When it comes to ntp, using a programs default is not always the best choice.

I did use nettime for awhile, but changed to Meinberg. I have a local ntp server and use ntp.org servers for backup.

https://www.pool.ntp.org/zone/us

Use https:\\time.is to confirm its working.

⁣Jim Bacher, WB8VSU
wb8vsu@...
https:\\trc.guru​

On Feb 5, 2022, 2:29 PM, at 2:29 PM, Ron <ron@...> wrote:
Hey all, I've been using WSJT-X for a couple of months, making a lot of
FT8
contacts on 20 &17m during the day.

This question is not about WSJT-X per SE, but I thought that a lot on
this
group might have a possible solution.

For time syncronization I use NetTime. I simply installed it and it
worked.

Lately though it is unable to connect & I eventually get a "failed"
message.

Not sure why, all of a sudden it stopped working.

It occurred to me that the issue might be Windows Firewall, so I added
NetTime to the list of "allowed apps" that won't be blocked. No dice.

I have copies of Dimension 4 & Meinberg that I could install, but I
like
the simplicity of NetTime & the interface.

Thoughts?

73,

Ron - KJ5XX



locked Re: Time issues #Timesync

Gary - AG0N
 

On Feb 5, 2022, at 11:55, Ron <ron@...> wrote:

I have copies of Dimension 4 & Meinberg that I could install, but I like
the simplicity of NetTime & the interface.
Unless I missed it, you haven’t established that your time is not properly synced. Can you receive anything if you park the receiver on a busy FT8 frequency like 14.074 or 7.074 UPPER sideband? Do you see signals on the waterfall, and do they register somewhere over 30 on the audio meter on the left, if not, why?

If you hear and see them but don’t decode anything, your clock is likely off. Listen to WWV or CHU and see if the WSJT-X clock is correct. By correct, we mean that it must be within 2 seconds, and preferably less than 1 second error to a time standard station. If not, it won’t work. IF timing is correct, check that your power savings features are disabled for ALL ports, including screen, audio, USB ports, etc., anything that others have mentioned that I’m not remembering. ;-)

As someone else said, “it isn’t rocket science”.

So…

When it fails, is the waterfall showing stations? Proper sideband selected? Is the audio meter showing audio? Clock right?

Gary - AG0N


locked Re: WSJT-X IC-9100 #Cat_RigControl

Karza
 

Hi Josh,

* Is your Cat working properly?
* Check if you have "Start new period decodes at top" selected in Menu => Settings => General.
If so, uncheck it.

'Kari


Josh - AF1UD

1. Computer time is correct.
2. I put rig on USB mode. I followed https://wb4son.com/wpblog/?p=2390.

Photo of WSJT-X Readout.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mAGp-koHLP3280G-5rT8sGBDBpJhWfEV/view?usp=sharing

IC-9100 -> MFJ-934 -> Chameleon Emcomm III portable.


locked Re: WSJT-X IC-9100 #Cat_RigControl

kc1ofa@...
 

Josh - AF1UD

1. Computer time is correct.
2. I put rig on USB mode. I followed https://wb4son.com/wpblog/?p=2390.

Photo of WSJT-X Readout.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mAGp-koHLP3280G-5rT8sGBDBpJhWfEV/view?usp=sharing

IC-9100 -> MFJ-934 -> Chameleon Emcomm III portable.


locked Re: WSJT-X IC-9100 #Cat_RigControl

Karza
 

Hi [Name?] [Call?]

I had one good receive sessions with wsjt-x but ever since then it hasn't been
working. I can hear the digital traffic but it doesn't want to decode it
(nothing pops up on the readout). I have already tried re-installing both
wsjt-x and my drivers for the radio. I have also got a better USB A/B cord. I
have attached my logs.
1) Make sure your computer time is correct. ( check with https://time.is )
2) Check that your rig is on USB mode

If those 2 do not help, please give us more details of your configuration.

73's de Kari, oh2gqc


locked Re: Error In Sound Input #AudioIssues

Jim Brown
 

I am always amused at the "extensive" grounding systems applied at some stations. I do not use a station ground! Yes, I have lightning protection devices on all feedlines and rotor cables, but these are OUTSIDE of the house. And that driven ground is bonded back, outside of the house, to the AC Mains driven ground.
As to the "station ground", I bond each piece of equipment to a common point on the station power supply.
Most hams confuse grounding with bonding. A connection to mother earth is CRITICAL for LIGHTNING PROTECTION. It has NOTHING to do hum, buzz, or RFI.

Bonding, defined as tying together every chassis and all grounds in a premises, is critical both for lightning protection AND hum, buzz, and RFI.

At the operating desk, the ideal "center," if there is one, is the rig or the power amp chassis. If a computer is part of the signal path, as it must be for digital modes, it must also be bonded. Bonding conductors should be SHORT and FAT.

The operating desk must also be bonded to the antenna entry ground and the power system ground. And all grounds in a building MUST, both by the Laws of Physics, and in North America, by the LAW of building codes, be bonded together. This includes, but is not limited to, grounds for power, Telco, CATV.

N0AX's ARRL book on the topic, to which I contributed, is a great reference. Also see this slide deck for talks I've done at Pacificon, Visalia, and to several ham clubs on the topic. Don't let "audio" in the title fool you -- it's 90% about everything else.

http://k9yc.com/GroundingAndAudio.pdf

73, Jim K9YC

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