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locked Re: #IssueReport #Linux - Bad font on Freq Cal popup in 2.6.0 rc2 (although I saw this is 2.5.4 as well). #IssueReport #linux

Roger
 

On 03/08/2022 23:18, Tim Dawson wrote:
I am getting the popup that results from "Solve for calibration parameters" as largely mangled text. THe header "Good Calibration Solution" is clean, but what appear to be the two lines immediately below look like some odd ASCII graphics character set, and are totally illegible.
I'd include an image, but this site inexplicably does not allow anything that useful, but can mail the jpeg capture on request.
(This is a source build against the 8/2 Hamlib 4.5 GIT image . . . All else seems to be fine, and no other odd text anywhere else . . . )
The site does allow images when it is not possible to copy and paste the text. This seems to be one of those occasions to me. Please make sure that only the essential part of the screen shot is in your image.


locked Re: No Transmit power or ALC on IC 7300 #Cat_RigControl

justin.g.brewer1@...
 

Ok, I thought I replied to the tread. I don't know what happened, but, it's working again! I double-checked the settings in WSJT-X and the 7300 and made some minor adjustments to the levels in the radio. I went as far as unplugging and re-connecting my USB connection. After I did that I started to receive an error for the audio output. I went into the MIDI controls on the Mac and made sure they weren't muted (they were not). So I adjusted the audio output until I saw some movement on my meter. After I saw some power on the meter, I went into the radio and adjusted the levels. I appreciate the help, I sure learned a lot about WSJT-X the past couple of days. Thanks again.


locked Re: No Transmit power or ALC on IC 7300 #Cat_RigControl

justin.g.brewer1@...
 

Alright, it's working again! So, I went through the settings on WSJT-X and the 7300 again and made some minor adjustments on the levels as some suggested. I went as far as unplugging my USB connection and re-connected it. Then after doing that I started getting an error for the sound output. So I went into the MIDI controls on the Mac and adjusted the output and made sure it wasn't muted (it was not). After doing all that I finally got a little bit of power registering on my meter. At that point, I just adjusted the levels on the radio. I appreciate the assistance from everyone, I sure learned a lot about WSJT-X the past couple of days. Thanks again.


locked #IssueReport #Linux - Bad font on Freq Cal popup in 2.6.0 rc2 (although I saw this is 2.5.4 as well). #IssueReport #linux

Tim Dawson
 

I am getting the popup that results from "Solve for calibration parameters" as largely mangled text. THe header "Good Calibration Solution" is clean, but what appear to be the two lines immediately below look like some odd ASCII graphics character set, and are totally illegible.

I'd include an image, but this site inexplicably does not allow anything that useful, but can mail the jpeg capture on request.

(This is a source build against the 8/2 Hamlib 4.5 GIT image . . . All else seems to be fine, and no other odd text anywhere else . . . )


locked Re: stopped decoding #decode

fritz1000@...
 

I'm sorry if I sound a lot obsessive bug I am. I have encountered very similar problems several times and eventually nuked the whole thing and reinstalled windows 10 and all the ham software. I've done it at least 5 times in the last 3 years but I somehow screw up my wondows10 audio often and sometimes just can't fix them. One last suggestion, if you know what you're doing, it might work if you uninstall the USB drivers and CODECS etc and reinstall them. Sorry I couldn't help.


locked Re: stopped decoding #decode

Glen
 

On Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 11:13 AM Sheldon Apsell <sheldonapsell@...>
wrote:

I can hear signals in the rig speakers all the time. The audio signals do
not fade as the waterfall descends. However, there are large blank areas
in the waterfall occasionally interrupted by a signal in red. Could this
be an audio problem rather than a timing problem?
Sheldon KC1NDL

On Aug 3, 2022, at 11:19 AM, fritz1000 via groups.io <fritz1000=
yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

What do you hear from your rig speakers when you first start up wsjt-x
and see signals in the wsjt-x waterfall AND as the wsjt-x waterfall
signals fade? As the fading occurs, do the signals move across the
waterfall or stay stationary and do the signals fade from the rig speakers?










locked Re: stopped decoding #decode

fritz1000@...
 

There might be a squelch in the USB connection that is shutting down the connection. Icom has that (unless I'm misunderstanding what it is) so try to find it and set it so that nothing gets "squelched".


locked Re: stopped decoding #decode

fritz1000@...
 

If y haven't already done so you also might try different USB cable.


locked Re: Calibrating external amp, CW vs FT8 readings #FT8 #TechnicalHelpQuestion

Michael Black
 

Do you have ALC feedback connected to the rig?
Mike W9MDB

On Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 02:08:57 PM CDT, Bill, WB6JJJ <bill@...> wrote:

Thanks Mike,
I doubt it since the ICOM IC-7610 power output without the amplifier is 100 Watts.  I need to turn down the power to about 20 Watts before the amplifier output starts to drop from 500 Watts.
Bill
WB6JJJ

On Aug 3, 2022, at 9:31 AM, Michael Black via groups.io <mdblack98@...> wrote:

Perhaps your audio levels from WSJTX to the rig are down 3dB?
Windows playback level at 0dB -- WSJTX at full power -- then adjust audio level to rig (via soundcard or rig menu) to bring up the power.
What rig do you have and do you have a sound card?
My paper on setting audio levels should be of use.https://www.dropbox.com/s/hlt50x44qs2ua1f/FT8Noise8.pdf?dl=0

Mike W9MDB



    On Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 11:23:57 AM CDT, Bill, WB6JJJ <bill@...> wrote: 

Being a single tone sent at a time, I don’t understand why my ICOM PW-1 amplifier will transmit at a maximum of 500 Watts in FT8/4.
It will output 1000 Watts key down, CW and RTTY.
I can maybe understand the lower maximum power if there were multi tones.
This 500 Watt issue has been confirmed with other PW-1 users.
Any thoughts?
Thanks,
Bill
WB6JJJ



On Aug 2, 2022, at 9:44 PM, William Smith <w_smith@...> wrote:

8 tones (3 bits), hence FT8, but only one at a time.

73, Willie N1JBJ

On Aug 2, 2022, at 7:56 PM, Dave Mueller AA3EE <dmueller421@...> wrote:
Martin, I thought FT8 transmitted 3 tones simultaneously in the 50 Hz bandwidth, which is why I originally asked the question.
If you're right and it's a single carrier at a time, then I understand everything completely. RTTY is the same, except potentially longer transmissions.















locked Re: stopped decoding #decode

fritz1000@...
 

Have you gone through the USB settings for the rig and checked them against some set that is known to work? It sounds like the audio signal that is generated by the receiver is not getting to wsjt-x. That could be a problem in the rig, in the USB cable or in the USB audio drivers or the windows 10 audio settings. I think you need to verify that your rig is set up for all audio signals to and from the pc are set for the USB audio codec and that wsjt-x audio settings are too. Also, your windows10 audio settings have to be verified including checking to make sure the USB Audio CODEC drivers are installed correctly. Maybe the gods of bits and electrons have conspired against hams today and you are fighting the battle to save us all.


locked Re: FT8 split operation #transmit

Reino Talarmo
 

Amos

I think that both parties will be on 144.200 for the rest of the QSO.

You may try to study https://pskreporter.info/pskmap.html to see 2m activity. I checked last 24 hours and nearest stations were in Greece and Bulgaria. Not much activity based on that information.

73, Reino OH3mA


locked Re: #MSK144 #NewUser #MSK144 #NewUser

Tad Danley K3TD
 

Thank you Lonney!

73,
Tad, K3TD


locked Re: Calibrating external amp, CW vs FT8 readings #FT8 #TechnicalHelpQuestion

Bill, WB6JJJ
 

Thanks Mike,
I doubt it since the ICOM IC-7610 power output without the amplifier is 100 Watts. I need to turn down the power to about 20 Watts before the amplifier output starts to drop from 500 Watts.
Bill
WB6JJJ

On Aug 3, 2022, at 9:31 AM, Michael Black via groups.io <mdblack98@...> wrote:

Perhaps your audio levels from WSJTX to the rig are down 3dB?
Windows playback level at 0dB -- WSJTX at full power -- then adjust audio level to rig (via soundcard or rig menu) to bring up the power.
What rig do you have and do you have a sound card?
My paper on setting audio levels should be of use.https://www.dropbox.com/s/hlt50x44qs2ua1f/FT8Noise8.pdf?dl=0

Mike W9MDB



On Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 11:23:57 AM CDT, Bill, WB6JJJ <bill@...> wrote:

Being a single tone sent at a time, I don’t understand why my ICOM PW-1 amplifier will transmit at a maximum of 500 Watts in FT8/4.
It will output 1000 Watts key down, CW and RTTY.
I can maybe understand the lower maximum power if there were multi tones.
This 500 Watt issue has been confirmed with other PW-1 users.
Any thoughts?
Thanks,
Bill
WB6JJJ



On Aug 2, 2022, at 9:44 PM, William Smith <w_smith@...> wrote:

8 tones (3 bits), hence FT8, but only one at a time.

73, Willie N1JBJ

On Aug 2, 2022, at 7:56 PM, Dave Mueller AA3EE <dmueller421@...> wrote:
Martin, I thought FT8 transmitted 3 tones simultaneously in the 50 Hz bandwidth, which is why I originally asked the question.
If you're right and it's a single carrier at a time, then I understand everything completely. RTTY is the same, except potentially longer transmissions.















locked Re: stopped decoding #decode

Lyle Giese
 

Check power settings for the comm port you are using for rig control in Windows. Sometimes Windows will turn off the USB ports for power saving.

Not saying this is your problem. I have had problems with USB audio moving if I accidentally moved the USB cord from port A to port B if disconnecting for cleaning. In WSJT-X, check the audio ports to make sure they are set correctly pointing to the USB audio ports.

Lyle
KD9RCN


locked Re: Calibrating external amp, CW vs FT8 readings #FT8 #TechnicalHelpQuestion

Michael Black
 

Perhaps your audio levels from WSJTX to the rig are down 3dB?
Windows playback level at 0dB -- WSJTX at full power -- then adjust audio level to rig (via soundcard or rig menu) to bring up the power.
What rig do you have and do you have a sound card?
My paper on setting audio levels should be of use.https://www.dropbox.com/s/hlt50x44qs2ua1f/FT8Noise8.pdf?dl=0

Mike W9MDB

On Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 11:23:57 AM CDT, Bill, WB6JJJ <bill@...> wrote:

Being a single tone sent at a time, I don’t understand why my ICOM PW-1 amplifier will transmit at a maximum of 500 Watts in FT8/4.
It will output 1000 Watts key down, CW and RTTY.
I can maybe understand the lower maximum power if there were multi tones.
This 500 Watt issue has been confirmed with other PW-1 users.
Any thoughts?
Thanks,
Bill
WB6JJJ



On Aug 2, 2022, at 9:44 PM, William Smith <w_smith@...> wrote:

8 tones (3 bits), hence FT8, but only one at a time.

73, Willie N1JBJ

On Aug 2, 2022, at 7:56 PM, Dave Mueller AA3EE <dmueller421@...> wrote:

Martin, I thought FT8 transmitted 3 tones simultaneously in the 50 Hz bandwidth, which is why I originally asked the question.
If you're right and it's a single carrier at a time, then I understand everything completely. RTTY is the same, except potentially longer transmissions.





locked Re: Can a single-click method be provided for initiating a call? #EnhancementReqest

Randy, WS4C
 

Thanks for a helpful summary, Reino. The functionality of forthcoming version 2.6 mentioned in your option #3 is particularly attractive for my situation and operating style. I still maintain, though, that a single-click (say, Ctrl-Click) option to initiate a call would be helpful to many ops, and I would think that it would be trivial to program. While I appreciate knowing the range of available workarounds, my primary purpose for posting was to register a suggestion for a program improvement that seems to me well worth making.

Randy, WS4C


locked Re: Calibrating external amp, CW vs FT8 readings #FT8 #TechnicalHelpQuestion

Bill, WB6JJJ
 

Being a single tone sent at a time, I don’t understand why my ICOM PW-1 amplifier will transmit at a maximum of 500 Watts in FT8/4.
It will output 1000 Watts key down, CW and RTTY.
I can maybe understand the lower maximum power if there were multi tones.
This 500 Watt issue has been confirmed with other PW-1 users.
Any thoughts?
Thanks,
Bill
WB6JJJ

On Aug 2, 2022, at 9:44 PM, William Smith <w_smith@...> wrote:

8 tones (3 bits), hence FT8, but only one at a time.

73, Willie N1JBJ

On Aug 2, 2022, at 7:56 PM, Dave Mueller AA3EE <dmueller421@...> wrote:

Martin, I thought FT8 transmitted 3 tones simultaneously in the 50 Hz bandwidth, which is why I originally asked the question.
If you're right and it's a single carrier at a time, then I understand everything completely. RTTY is the same, except potentially longer transmissions.





locked Re: FT8 split operation #transmit

Amos Sobel 4X4MF
 

Reino

My current undestanding is that When I call CQ 200 4X4MF KM72 on 144.174 I just ask the other party to answer me on 144.200. The problem is that because of the local interference on 144.174 I have no idea if there is any activity on 2m FT8.
Amos 4X4MF


locked Re: stopped decoding #decode

Sheldon Apsell
 

WSJT-X is displaying FT8 on the bottom left of the display. It also shows 20m and it follows the 590SG frequency exactly when I change the VFO by a little bit.
Sheldon KC1NDL

On Aug 3, 2022, at 8:04 AM, Dave Garber <ve3wej@...> wrote:

did you confirm that Wsjt is in fact in ft8 mode, and not another mode,
with ft8 frequency showing?

Dave Garber
VE3WEJ / VE3IE


On Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 3:45 AM Sheldon Apsell <sheldonapsell@...>
wrote:

My rig is a Kenwood 590SG and a Dell Optiplex computer running WSTJ-X
version 2.5.4 under Windows 10 and 11. When I first got the computer it
was set up with Windows 11, but I could not get it to decode FT8 even
though I could see and hear signals. After several frustrating months
trying everything I could think of, I decided to uninstall Windows 11 and
install Windows 10. Amazingly, as soon as I ran WSJT-X with Windows 10,
the waterfall display came alive and decodes came every cycle. I was in DX
heaven. Everything worked perfectly for several months and then I became
involved with one of my other hobbies and did not operate the rig for about
a month. With the recent spate of hot weather, I decided to stay in my
air-conditioned condo and get back on the air. To my surprise, even though
nothing had changed the computer once again would not decode FT8 signals.
However, I did notice that if I left the transceiver and computer running
for extended periods of time it would occasionally decode one block and
then stop. I thought that this was probably a timing issue. I had been
running the Atomic Clock app set up to resync every 5 minutes and Time.is
was indicating the system clock was ahead or behind by 0.5 seconds or
less. Nevertheless, I decided to try Dimension 4 and then Meinberg but
that did not solve the problem. I also checked all the menu settings on
the 590SG (which fortunately I had recorded when everything was working),
but could find no discrepancies. I also checked that I was using USB and
that the AGC was off. The com port appears to be working properly. I saw
in a previous note that the Windows Enhanced Audio could cause problems, so
I made sure that it was disabled. I also notice that when I first run
WSJT-X I see a lot of signal activity in the display under the waterfall
and then I see just noise and then it becomes a flat line. Also, the
decode button flashes every 15 seconds or so but I see no decodes. I
suspect that these are important clues but I do not know how to interpret
them.

I am at a loss as to what to try next. Any suggestions
would be greatly appreciated.



Sheldon Apsell

KC1NDL









locked Re: stopped decoding #decode

Sheldon Apsell
 

I can hear signals in the rig speakers all the time. The audio signals do not fade as the waterfall descends. However, there are large blank areas in the waterfall occasionally interrupted by a signal in red. Could this be an audio problem rather than a timing problem?
Sheldon KC1NDL

On Aug 3, 2022, at 11:19 AM, fritz1000 via groups.io <fritz1000@...> wrote:

What do you hear from your rig speakers when you first start up wsjt-x and see signals in the wsjt-x waterfall AND as the wsjt-x waterfall signals fade? As the fading occurs, do the signals move across the waterfall or stay stationary and do the signals fade from the rig speakers?




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