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locked Re: WSJT does not transmit through the full cycle #FT8

Dave Garber
 

how are you sending audio to the radio, interfacing through a Signalink, or
internal to radio sound

Dave Garber
VE3WEJ / VE3IE

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 2:28 PM Jim Patch <jimpatch@...> wrote:

I Hope someone can help. When I am in a QSO on fT8 everything works fine
until the last transmission from me. It does not transmit through the full
transmission cycle. The transmission goes on and then immediately off.
Sometimes, I get through to the other person and many times I don't. So,
if I transmit my 73, there is a quick on transmit and then off---less than
a second. The same happens if my last transmission is the RR.

Any help?

Thanks,

Jim
WA9LJK






locked Re: Windows 11 WSJT-X Installation #windows11

Dave Garber
 

audio codec drivers would be downloaded from the manufacturer of the radio,
not wsjt. so i would go to yaesu and download it, install it, restart the
computer, then select the audio codec ( which should now show)


Dave Garber
VE3WEJ / VE3IE


On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 3:14 PM Michael Salmi via groups.io <mikesalmi=
icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Does anyone have the steps for installing WSJT-X 2.5.0 on Windows 11? My
rig is an FTDX10. What additional drivers do I need since I can't find USB
AUDIO CODEC? Also, how do I select a virtual COM port in WSJT-X > Settings
Audio?
Thanks. I am a long time WSJT-X user on a Mac M1 and Windows 10. Windows
11 is a whole different beast.
--
Mike Salmi, AE4IM






locked Re: FIELD DAY FT4 & FT8 FREQUENCIES #frequency

K4NDN
 

Good information. Is there a way to verify this?

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 4:55 PM Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:


ARRL have recommended the same "contest" sub-bands for all digital
contests. That they haven't specified them for Field Day looks like
an oversight since FD is run by the Communications Department rather
than Member Services (Contest and Awards Desks) who normally handle
contests.

Here are the subands from the ARRL International Digital Contest:



FT4 and FT8 recommended subbands (as of June 2022)-



FT-4 Recommended Sub-bands

(Technician licensees are limited (per FCC Rules) to using only the
10 and 6 meter subbands {see below in bold}):

1.836-1.840 (users are encouraged to avoiding WSPR operations on 1.840)
3.580-3.590
7.080-7.090
14.080-14.090
21.080-21.090
28.080-28.090
50.330 to 50.340

When choosing your operating frequency, set the radio dial at the
bottom of the sub-band and QSO with stations on audio frequencies
within the radio passband, typically 2.5-4 kHz wide. If a sub-band
becomes crowded, move the radio dial frequency up in 2 kHz
increments, as needed. (For example: 7.080, 7.082, 7.084, 7.086 and
7.088) >


FT-8 Recommended Sub-bands

(Technician licensees are limited (per FCC Rules) to using only the
10 and 6 meter subbands {see below in bold}):

1.840-1.844 (users are encouraged to avoiding WSPR operations on 1.840)
3.590-3.600 (No Digital above 3600)
7.090-7.100
14.090-14.100
21.090-21.100
28.090-28.100
50.340 to 50.350

When choosing your operating frequency, set the radio dial at the
bottom of the sub-band and QSO with stations on audio frequencies
within the radio passband typically 2.5-4 kHz wide. If a sub-band
becomes crowded, move the radio dial frequency up in 2 kHz
increments, as needed. (For example: 7,090, 7.092, 7.094, 7.096 and
7.098)
Note: These "recommended frequencies" will conflict with any traditional
RTTY Field Day activity

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2022-06-23 4:27 PM, K4NDN wrote:
The ARRL has not released any information on a frequency change for field
day. One would think that since we begin setup in about 14 hours that no
frequency change will be recommended.
But who knows?

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 4:12 PM Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:

Not necessarily,

The ARRL suggested different FT freqs in the past because of the
terrible confusion that happens when NON FD people try to work you. so
contesting was often placed somewhere else so not to have csual non
contesting users cause that mess.

Joe WB9SBD / W9ET

On 6/23/2022 2:43 PM, K4NDN wrote:
Those frequencies which we use during any other event, it is not a F/H
event.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 3:26 PM Dick- K9OM via groups.io <RLVZ=
aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Wondering what FT4 & FT8 frequencies are likely to be the hot spots
during
this weekends Field Day?

73, Dick- K9OM






--
Eric J Evans
Amateur Radio Operator: K4NDN
Elkton, VA. USA, 22827
Grid: FM08qj
540.335.6178
e.evans1369@...


--
K4NDN


locked Re: FIELD DAY FT4 & FT8 FREQUENCIES #frequency

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

ARRL have recommended the same "contest" sub-bands for all digital
contests. That they haven't specified them for Field Day looks like
an oversight since FD is run by the Communications Department rather
than Member Services (Contest and Awards Desks) who normally handle
contests.

Here are the subands from the ARRL International Digital Contest:

FT4 and FT8 recommended subbands (as of June 2022)-
FT-4 Recommended Sub-bands
(Technician licensees are limited (per FCC Rules) to using only the
10 and 6 meter subbands {see below in bold}):
1.836-1.840 (users are encouraged to avoiding WSPR operations on 1.840)
3.580-3.590
7.080-7.090
14.080-14.090
21.080-21.090
28.080-28.090
50.330 to 50.340
When choosing your operating frequency, set the radio dial at the
bottom of the sub-band and QSO with stations on audio frequencies
within the radio passband, typically 2.5-4 kHz wide. If a sub-band
becomes crowded, move the radio dial frequency up in 2 kHz
increments, as needed. (For example: 7.080, 7.082, 7.084, 7.086 and
7.088) >
FT-8 Recommended Sub-bands
(Technician licensees are limited (per FCC Rules) to using only the
10 and 6 meter subbands {see below in bold}):
1.840-1.844 (users are encouraged to avoiding WSPR operations on 1.840)
3.590-3.600 (No Digital above 3600)
7.090-7.100
14.090-14.100
21.090-21.100
28.090-28.100
50.340 to 50.350
When choosing your operating frequency, set the radio dial at the
bottom of the sub-band and QSO with stations on audio frequencies
within the radio passband typically 2.5-4 kHz wide. If a sub-band
becomes crowded, move the radio dial frequency up in 2 kHz
increments, as needed. (For example: 7,090, 7.092, 7.094, 7.096 and
7.098)
Note: These "recommended frequencies" will conflict with any traditional
RTTY Field Day activity

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2022-06-23 4:27 PM, K4NDN wrote:
The ARRL has not released any information on a frequency change for field
day. One would think that since we begin setup in about 14 hours that no
frequency change will be recommended.
But who knows?
On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 4:12 PM Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:

Not necessarily,

The ARRL suggested different FT freqs in the past because of the
terrible confusion that happens when NON FD people try to work you. so
contesting was often placed somewhere else so not to have csual non
contesting users cause that mess.

Joe WB9SBD / W9ET

On 6/23/2022 2:43 PM, K4NDN wrote:
Those frequencies which we use during any other event, it is not a F/H
event.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 3:26 PM Dick- K9OM via groups.io <RLVZ=
aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Wondering what FT4 & FT8 frequencies are likely to be the hot spots
during
this weekends Field Day?

73, Dick- K9OM


locked #EnhancementReqest - several contest related wants #EnhancementReqest

Tyler Stewart
 

1) When in Contest mode calling CQ especially in FT4/SO2R, there is not enough time to reset the TX Enable button. Is there a way this could be changed to allow a "pending enable TX" so you could reset for the next cycle before the previous QSO is finished?
2) Related to #1, would like an optional hot key to reset TX Enable.
3) I havent tried 2.6 yet, but would like to be able to switch in and out of Contest mode with a button. Does this work the same as the Hound on/off?

Ty K3MM


locked Re: FIELD DAY FT4 & FT8 FREQUENCIES #frequency

K4NDN
 

The ARRL has not released any information on a frequency change for field
day. One would think that since we begin setup in about 14 hours that no
frequency change will be recommended.
But who knows?

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 4:12 PM Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:

Not necessarily,

The ARRL suggested different FT freqs in the past because of the
terrible confusion that happens when NON FD people try to work you. so
contesting was often placed somewhere else so not to have csual non
contesting users cause that mess.

Joe WB9SBD / W9ET

On 6/23/2022 2:43 PM, K4NDN wrote:
Those frequencies which we use during any other event, it is not a F/H
event.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 3:26 PM Dick- K9OM via groups.io <RLVZ=
aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Wondering what FT4 & FT8 frequencies are likely to be the hot spots
during
this weekends Field Day?

73, Dick- K9OM





--
Eric J Evans
Amateur Radio Operator: K4NDN
Elkton, VA. USA, 22827
Grid: FM08qj
540.335.6178
e.evans1369@...





--
K4NDN


locked Re: FIELD DAY FT4 & FT8 FREQUENCIES #frequency

Joe WB9SBD
 

Not necessarily,

The ARRL suggested different FT freqs in the past because of the terrible confusion that happens when NON FD people try to work you. so contesting was often placed somewhere else so not to have csual non contesting users cause that mess.

Joe WB9SBD / W9ET

On 6/23/2022 2:43 PM, K4NDN wrote:
Those frequencies which we use during any other event, it is not a F/H
event.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 3:26 PM Dick- K9OM via groups.io <RLVZ=
aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Wondering what FT4 & FT8 frequencies are likely to be the hot spots during
this weekends Field Day?

73, Dick- K9OM





--
Eric J Evans
Amateur Radio Operator: K4NDN
Elkton, VA. USA, 22827
Grid: FM08qj
540.335.6178
e.evans1369@...


locked Re: FIELD DAY FT4 & FT8 FREQUENCIES #frequency

K4NDN
 

Those frequencies which we use during any other event, it is not a F/H
event.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 3:26 PM Dick- K9OM via groups.io <RLVZ=
aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Wondering what FT4 & FT8 frequencies are likely to be the hot spots during
this weekends Field Day?

73, Dick- K9OM





--
Eric J Evans
Amateur Radio Operator: K4NDN
Elkton, VA. USA, 22827
Grid: FM08qj
540.335.6178
e.evans1369@...


--
K4NDN


locked FIELD DAY FT4 & FT8 FREQUENCIES #frequency

Dick- K9OM
 

Wondering what FT4 & FT8 frequencies are likely to be the hot spots during this weekends Field Day?

73, Dick- K9OM


locked Windows 11 WSJT-X Installation #windows11

Michael Salmi
 

Does anyone have the steps for installing WSJT-X 2.5.0 on Windows 11? My rig is an FTDX10. What additional drivers do I need since I can't find USB AUDIO CODEC? Also, how do I select a virtual COM port in WSJT-X > Settings > Audio?

Thanks. I am a long time WSJT-X user on a Mac M1 and Windows 10. Windows 11 is a whole different beast.
--
Mike Salmi, AE4IM


Reino Talarmo
 

I wonder whether it would be helpful if instead of remaining on the normal FT8 frequency for the band currently in use, selecting 'Hound' mode changed the Hound frequency to whatever seems to be most commonly used on that band for F/H operations.
It really Fox that defines the frequency and wsjt-x informs Fox operator:
---------------------------
Please choose another dial frequency. WSJT-X will not operate in Fox mode in the standard FT8 sub-bands.
---------------------------
So using WSJT-X there is no Fox using standard frequencies. A Hound transmission as such on any frequency is just waste of resources as no Fox will answer. There is no "standard" DXpedition frequencies, so Hound operator needs to set the proper frequency in any case.

Those transmission using Fox kind multifrequency transmissions are using a derivate program. If I have informed correctly even that program recommends other than standard sub-bands. So it is a failure of the operator, isn't it.

73, Reino OH3mA


locked WSJT does not transmit through the full cycle #FT8

Jim Patch
 

I Hope someone can help. When I am in a QSO on fT8 everything works fine until the last transmission from me. It does not transmit through the full transmission cycle. The transmission goes on and then immediately off. Sometimes, I get through to the other person and many times I don't. So, if I transmit my 73, there is a quick on transmit and then off---less than a second. The same happens if my last transmission is the RR.

Any help?

Thanks,

Jim
WA9LJK


John Nelson
 

On Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 05:13 PM, Reino Talarmo wrote:

Even that protocol should not be used on standard frequencies.<
I wonder whether it would be helpful if instead of remaining on the normal FT8 frequency for the band currently in use, selecting 'Hound' mode changed the Hound frequency to whatever seems to be most commonly used on that band for F/H operations. For example, pressing 'H' always changed from 14074 to 14090, or 21074 to 21091. It might also reset the cursor to a default frequency somewhere above 1000Hz.

Of course these F/H frequencies aren't set in stone but causing the software to change them might help remind the user to change mental mode to Hound operation.


locked Re: #logging #ContestMode #WSJTX_config #logging #ContestMode #WSJTX_config

Robert T
 

Dennis,
You can set up WSJT-X for field day operation.

On the WSJT-X main window...
Select FILE, then SETTINGS
Go to the "Advanced tab"...
Select the check box for "Special Operating Activity"
Select "ARRL Field Day"
In the "FD Exch: box enter your exchange: ie 1D SNJ (station class and ARRL section)

You're all set.

Bob, K2RET

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On 06/23/2022 7:24 AM Wb5kca <wb5kca@...> wrote:


Guys forgive me if my question is a combination of programs ! I use wsjtx with JT Alert and N3FJP for logging and everything is automated. I make the contact and it logs !!! I am going to operate my (first) Field Day on WSJTX, using our club call sign and have no clue on how to do a proper operation. It is my understanding I have to manually log every contact and the automated process will not work. I would just like to ask if someone has operated FD and give me your suggestion using WSJTX.. Thanks in advance for your help.

Dennis. WR5DC



locked Re: #logging #ContestMode #WSJTX_config #logging #ContestMode #WSJTX_config

Dennis W1UE
 

GM Dennis

My recommendations are as follows:
1. I don’t use automatic logging. I found it missed some QSOs, and didn’t
provide enough operator feedback to ensure all the QSOs were logged.
2. That means the Log Prompt Window will pop up for every QSO, which is
fine. When it pops up, always click on “OK” if you want to log the QSO.
Don’t use the ENTER key.
3. There is an option on one of the setup screens to clear the DXCall and
grid box when you log the QSO. I would check that box.

Sequence would then be:
Rx an RR73
Log Prompt Window opens
Click on OK if you want to log QSO
DXCall box should be empty when Q is logged

Have fun at FD! I’m traveling, so this will be the first FD I’ve missed in
many a year.

Dennis W1UE

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 07:27 Wb5kca <Wb5kca@...> wrote:

Guys forgive me if my question is a combination of programs ! I use
wsjtx with JT Alert and N3FJP for logging and everything is automated. I
make the contact and it logs !!! I am going to operate my (first) Field
Day on WSJTX, using our club call sign and have no clue on how to do a
proper operation. It is my understanding I have to manually log every
contact and the automated process will not work. I would just like to ask
if someone has operated FD and give me your suggestion using WSJTX..
Thanks in advance for your help.

Dennis. WR5DC






locked Re: automatic logging with v2.6.0rc #TechnicalHelpQuestion

Dave Garber
 

I think auto logging it has been changed to be contest mode allowed
only......(see under reporting tab)

Dave Garber
VE3WEJ / VE3IE

On Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 11:13 AM AH0U <bruce@...> wrote:

Previous versions allow it by clicking on the do not show reminder....
works fine but the new version the click do not show does not work
AH0U






locked #logging #ContestMode #WSJTX_config #logging #ContestMode #WSJTX_config

Wb5kca
 

Guys forgive me if my question is a combination of programs ! I use wsjtx with JT Alert and N3FJP for logging and everything is automated. I make the contact and it logs !!! I am going to operate my (first) Field Day on WSJTX, using our club call sign and have no clue on how to do a proper operation. It is my understanding I have to manually log every contact and the automated process will not work. I would just like to ask if someone has operated FD and give me your suggestion using WSJTX.. Thanks in advance for your help.

Dennis. WR5DC


locked Re: Test CAT - Button stays white, no error messages #Cat_RigControl

Michael Black
 

To add some context to this he has a sound card speaker jacked plugged into a MIC jack.  So, very easy to overdrive things  (MIC input expecting -60 to -40dBu, line level -10dBu, and speaker level +4dBu).  This is a common reason that operators generate harmonics on rigs that have audio plugged into the mic jack.
The same sound card works fine on his other computer (which I believe is Windows).On the new laptop (Linuix with pulse audio) the signal shows 100Hz wide indicating that it is clipped.  The SignaLink will provide analog control of the audio level which should work on both of his systems.
Mike W9MDB

On Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 12:57:30 AM CDT, Mike Ward <woooe48mmex991@...> wrote:

Well, Mike Black, W9MDB, looked my system over today and recommended replacing the $10 external USB sound card with something more configurable such as a SignaLink.  The current sound adapter is over driving the MIC port on my KX3.  I appreciate the help from everyone and especially want to thank Mike for connecting to the system today and troubleshooting.

I'll call this request closed.  Thanks...


locked Re: Test CAT - Button stays white, no error messages #Cat_RigControl

Dennis W1UE
 

Mike
If overdriving is the issue, 3 resistors can create a 20db audio
attenuator. That may be all you need.

Dennis W1UE

On Wed, Jun 22, 2022 at 22:57 Mike Ward <woooe48mmex991@...> wrote:

Well, Mike Black, W9MDB, looked my system over today and recommended
replacing the $10 external USB sound card with something more configurable
such as a SignaLink. The current sound adapter is over driving the MIC
port on my KX3. I appreciate the help from everyone and especially want to
thank Mike for connecting to the system today and troubleshooting.

I'll call this request closed. Thanks...






locked Re: Test CAT - Button stays white, no error messages #Cat_RigControl

Mike Ward
 

Well, Mike Black, W9MDB, looked my system over today and recommended replacing the $10 external USB sound card with something more configurable such as a SignaLink. The current sound adapter is over driving the MIC port on my KX3. I appreciate the help from everyone and especially want to thank Mike for connecting to the system today and troubleshooting.

I'll call this request closed. Thanks...

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