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locked Re: Hamlib 4.5 testing #hamlib

Michael Black
 

My QRZ page has two links to USB adapters that break the shield on the USB cable like the IC-7300 needs.  Also usable on most other ham devices that are USB.The A/B adapter can do the other end too but needs a regular USB cable instead of the "printer" USB cable.
Mike W9MDB


locked Re: Hamlib 4.5 testing #hamlib

Russ Ravella
 

Thanks very much Chuck. I’m not a fan of Icom either. Good luck !
Russ KR6W

On Aug 9, 2022, at 8:52 PM, Chuck Moore via groups.io <wd4hxg@...> wrote:

Russ

When I called Icom for help, their tech support recommended using the
Tripp-Lite USB cable with integral ferrite cores molded near each end of
the cable. I found the cables online and ordered a couple. In my case
there was no improvement using them. Best solution I found was to replace
the radio with something other than Icom.

Regards
Chuck WD4HXG





locked Re: Changing your grid square #bearing

Jim Shorney
 

From TQSL release notes Apr 6, 2020:

"Optionally, a station performing roaming operations (multiple gridsquares) can choose to have TQSL assume that the log is correct. When callsign or QTH are provided with the log, TQSL will update the details on the upload to Logbook automatically. This behavior is enabled by selecting “Override Station Location with QTH details from your log” on the “Log Handling” preference page."

73

-Jim
NU0C

On Mon, 8 Aug 2022 08:09:07 -0400
"Larry Banks via groups.io" <larryb.w1dyj@...> wrote:

Hi Phil,

And if you use *LoTW*, don't forget to set up a new *Location *there as
well.

Larry / W1DYJ


locked Re: Hamlib 4.5 testing #hamlib

Larry Banks
 

Does the IC7300 have a serial port?

Larry / W1DYJ

On 8/9/2022 21:05, Tim Dawson wrote:
I don't own one of these, hut I really struggle to come up with a valid reason that using an isolated external interface like a SignaLink and a decent serial interface woild not be a simple, trivial, solution, with no financial beatdown as would be the case buying a new radio.

On August 9, 2022 7:52:24 PM CDT, "Chuck Moore via groups.io"<wd4hxg@...> wrote:
Russ

When I called Icom for help, their tech support recommended using the
Tripp-Lite USB cable with integral ferrite cores molded near each end of
the cable. I found the cables online and ordered a couple. In my case
there was no improvement using them. Best solution I found was to replace
the radio with something other than Icom.

Regards
Chuck WD4HXG





locked Re: Hamlib 4.5 testing #hamlib

Tim Dawson
 

I don't own one of these, hut I really struggle to come up with a valid reason that using an isolated external interface like a SignaLink and a decent serial interface woild not be a simple, trivial, solution, with no financial beatdown as would be the case buying a new radio.

On August 9, 2022 7:52:24 PM CDT, "Chuck Moore via groups.io" <wd4hxg@...> wrote:
Russ

When I called Icom for help, their tech support recommended using the
Tripp-Lite USB cable with integral ferrite cores molded near each end of
the cable. I found the cables online and ordered a couple. In my case
there was no improvement using them. Best solution I found was to replace
the radio with something other than Icom.

Regards
Chuck WD4HXG




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Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.


locked Re: U.S.A. CQers #band

Chuck Moore <wd4hxg@...>
 

Do you know if wildcards works with "NO_ _ _ _ _ _"?

Chuck WD4HXG


locked Re: Hamlib 4.5 testing #hamlib

Chuck Moore <wd4hxg@...>
 

Russ

When I called Icom for help, their tech support recommended using the
Tripp-Lite USB cable with integral ferrite cores molded near each end of
the cable. I found the cables online and ordered a couple. In my case
there was no improvement using them. Best solution I found was to replace
the radio with something other than Icom.

Regards
Chuck WD4HXG


locked Re: Hamlib 4.5 testing #hamlib

Chuck Moore <wd4hxg@...>
 

IC-7300's are reported to be sensitive to RF. I own one
and it has been no end of pain to use with the USB
interface. Initially I thought that my computer was the
problem with sensitivity to RFI but after using a 3rd party
box with integral codecs in the 3rd party box, all worked
well. My conclusion was the computer was not the problem,
the Icom USB interface is. And I cannot prove it, but
suspect the rf inside the radio is hiccuping the radio's
USB lines. While using the 3rd party interface solves
my issues, it defeats the purpose of me buying the
radio, that was to get rid of multiple external cables
and the 3rd party box, as I wanted to set up a portable
system without all the clutter.

In discussing the problem with the USB interface with
another op, he pointed out that the internal codecs in
the IC-7300 do not have line isolation transformers nor
does the audio chain appear to have any protection
from external interference.

I gave up on using the integral Icom USB interface.
My recommendation is to find another radio. You will
beat your brains into the ground trying to get a grip
on the interface crashing everytime your stomach
rumbles.

Chuck WD4HXG


locked Re: U.S.A. CQers #band

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

On 2022-08-09 4:49 PM, Michael Black via groups.io wrote:
If you're on Windows use JTAlert. You can turn off North America.
You can also select "DX Decodes" which will display all decodes
from countries *other* that your own no matter what your country.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2022-08-09 4:49 PM, Michael Black via groups.io wrote:
If you're on Windows use JTAlert.  You can turn off North America.
Mike W9DMB
On Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 03:44:36 PM CDT, w5ec <bhw5ec@...> wrote:
In most world wide DX contests, most of the CQ decodes are from USA stations which I don't want to contact.
This makes it hard for me to watch the fast moving decodes for elusive DX stations that I do want to contact.
Is there any way to easily and temporarily stop decoding USA stations during the contest and return to normal after the contest?


locked Re: U.S.A. CQers #band

Karl Beckman WA8NVW - NNV5BH
 

Or if you happen to use GridTracker instead of JTAlert, thery have a list filter option for "Not My DXCC" as well as a generic "NO _ _ _ _ _ _" where you can fill in a callsign or text string as you choose. GT also has a freeze list option that stops scrolling and keeps the oldest decodes at the top. Both programs work well according to their user support groups on this site; each has its own features, methods, plusses and minuses. And remember that the FT mode freqs are not always the same in all 3 ITU Zones (1-EMEA, 2-Americas, 3-Asia-Pacific).

Karl  WA8NVW  OH
WA8NVW@...
in WSJTX@groups.io


locked Re: Hamlib 4.5 testing #hamlib

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I was unable to get WSJT-X to work properly in communicating with the IC7300 using the W10 station PC. It is important to note, however, that all the other programs I have tried (DXLab Commander, Multipsk together with DXLab Commander, FLRig with FLDigi, JTDX) there was no problem in the communication. When I used WSJT-X, however, controlling directly the IC7300 or controlling with DXLab Commander as separate CAT program, the program failed in the CAT control after about 5 - 10 min. It was always necessary to re-start PC and radio to try again. It was interesting to see that during those failures the waterfall did not show any signals (was just black) but the signals were still decoded.

+ When WSJT-X controls a radio directly, it uses HamLib. When WSJT-X controls a radio via DXLab, it's using the Commander application. HamLib and Commander are entirely different applications; the only thing common between them is the serial port (and driver) used to communicate with the radio. I assume that your IC-7300's USB port is directly connected to your PC with a standard USB A-B cable. If you have a USB-to-serial-port adaptor and an Icom CI-V interface, use them to replace the USB A-B cable; any difference in behavior?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


locked Re: U.S.A. CQers #band

Michael Black
 

If you're on Windows use JTAlert.  You can turn off North America.
Mike W9DMB

On Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 03:44:36 PM CDT, w5ec <bhw5ec@...> wrote:

In most world wide DX contests, most of the CQ decodes are from USA stations which I don't want to contact.
This makes it hard for me to watch the fast moving decodes for elusive DX stations that I do want to contact.
Is there any way to easily and temporarily stop decoding USA stations during the contest and return to normal after the contest?


locked U.S.A. CQers #band

w5ec
 

In most world wide DX contests, most of the CQ decodes are from USA stations which I don't want to contact.
This makes it hard for me to watch the fast moving decodes for elusive DX stations that I do want to contact.
Is there any way to easily and temporarily stop decoding USA stations during the contest and return to normal after the contest?


locked Re: Palletts #Waterfall

Michael Black
 

The palettes are built in and stored in source format in the source code.You'll find them here:https://sourceforge.net/p/wsjt/wsjtx/ci/master/tree/Palettes/

Speaking of palettes here's one I designed for WSJTX that use high contract colors to allow low SNR signals to be more visible.

It uses high contrast coloring and is best used by sliding the waterfall zero slider all the way down, then increase the waterfall gain until you see just a very little bit of "snow"

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wwiwb7609f5a6xa/W9MDB_WSJTX.pal?dl=0


Mike W9MDB

On Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 02:43:38 PM CDT, Bobby Chandler <n4au@...> wrote:





Where are pallettes stored?


locked Re: WSJTX 2.5.4 Crashing #stopped_working

Paul
 

I had my windows 10 crash several times running WSJT-X V2.6.0-rc1.This was due to the decoder sticking on.Running Deep ,enable AP..The PC froze all looked up .False restart required.As previously mention the message below appeared."Trying to reopen the program , I'm met with an error message - "Sub> process error failed to close orphaned jt9 process". when I click on "OK"
another error box comes up "Fatal error Sub-process error".
The only way out is to reboot Windows and restart WSJT-X until it crashes
again.
 I Shutdown WSJTX and remove C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\WSJT-X\WSJT-X.ini
This will start a new config as mentioned when you restart WSJTX. Which it did.Yes I did lose all my setting which lucky I had made screen grabs to save time {recommended}
Now getting to the problem I now have is that in the the band activity all is decoding fine with CQ Marked ,countries a7 ECT BUT WORKED B4 Is not showing.My log directory looks in tacked.I run JTalert which is working fine showing worked b4 in the decode boxes.Any help appreciated .Cannot find any settings to activate this.Mant Thanks Paul G4YKQ.


On Friday, 5 August 2022 at 11:49:41 BST, alex <alex@...> wrote:

It's gotten angry not being on the air....

A question, you were not on the air, but did you use the PC/laptop for other things or updates?

73 Alex


locked Re: Palletts #Waterfall

careyfisher@...
 

In the pallette barn.

On Tue, Aug 9, 2022 at 3:43 PM Bobby Chandler <n4au@...> wrote:

Where are pallettes stored?





--
Carey Fisher
careyfisher@...


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73, Carey, WB4HXE


locked Palletts #Waterfall

Bobby Chandler
 

Where are pallettes stored?


locked Re: Incorrect logged QSO times in WSJT-X Version 2.5.4 when running MSK144 #IssueReport #logging #MSK144

 

Sam... i don't use the autolog on 6 meters in non-contest ops, so my data has examples of both; off for 6 meter QSOs and on for 2 meters.

The problem has to be in how WSJT-X determines the start time.

--
John P.
WA2FZW


locked Re: Incorrect logged QSO times in WSJT-X Version 2.5.4 when running MSK144 #IssueReport #logging #MSK144

Michael Black
 

Without the HTML formatting...
The times have been based on the transmit messages where it seems it would be better on the received messages.

I'm working on it right now so the reception of TX1, TX2 or TX3 will set time to the start of the period (i.e. will subtract the time periods involved)

We have to allow for tail-ending, plus those who skip TX1.  

So...this tail-end sequence with an RR73 ending the QSO (no extra 73)

130000 W9MDB K9YC RR73
130015 K9YC OH3MA -03
130030 OH3MA K9YC R-02
130045 K9YC OH3MA RR73

Start time should be 130015 on both sides of the QSO
Stop stop should be 130045 on both sides of the QSO since the logging window pops up on RR73
A subsequent 
140000 OH3MA K9YC 73
will not change the QSO stop time.

Then we have the non-tail QSO
130000 CQ K9YC CM87
130015 K9YC OH3MA -03
130030 OH3MA K9YC R-02
130045 K9YC OH3MA RR73

Same logic applies -- start time should be 130015 on both sides based on the 1st message received.

Mike W9MDB

On Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 12:56:17 PM CDT, Michael Black via groups.io <mdblack98@...> wrote:





The times have been based on the transmit messages where it seems it would be better on the received messages.
I'm working on it right now so the reception of TX1, TX2 or TX3 will set time to the start of the period (i.e. will subtract the time periods involved)
We have to allow for tail-ending, plus those who skip TX1.  
So...this tail-end sequence with an RR73 ending the QSO (no extra 73)
130000 W9MDB K9YC RR73130015 K9YC OH3MA -03130030 OH3MA K9YC R-02130045 K9YC OH3MA RR73
Start time should be 130015 on both sides of the QSOStop stop should be 130045 on both sides of the QSO since the logging window pops up on RR73A subsequent 140000 OH3MA K9YC 73will not change the QSO stop time.
Then we have the non-tail QSO130000 CQ K9YC CM87130015 K9YC OH3MA -03130030 OH3MA K9YC R-02130045 K9YC OH3MA RR73
Same logic applies -- start time should be 130015 on both sides based on the 1st message received.
Mike W9MDB


locked Re: Hamlib 4.5 testing #hamlib

Russ Ravella
 

Hi John,

Which USB cable finally worked specifically? Could you provide a description or a link ?

Thanks,
Russ KR6W

On Aug 9, 2022, at 1:56 PM, John Reardon <kd9ron@...> wrote:

All things considered, if you are running an EFHW antenna it is RF causing your problems. I have the same issue and would have been frustrated but for the advice Tavis gave me when we set it up....he said, time to start buying beads and toroids. The ICOM USB cable does not reject RF at all from what I can tell. Although I did not cut the cable open it doesn't appear to be shielded. I went through several shielded cables before I landed on a good one.
Check your USB cable first.
I added about five ferrite beads to the ICOM cable without luck. Tried a toroid with five wraps, still no luck. Finally got a very thick double shielded cable with factory installed ferrites on each end which worked.
As a side note, my laptop's mousepad is also effected by each transmission. No problem unless I am using it during the transmission, then it goes where it wants.

Sent from AT&T Yahoo Mail on Android

On Tue, Aug 9, 2022 at 1:26 PM, dl8le<dl8le@...> wrote: Hello,

as I have continous problems with the IC7300 and CAT control in our clubstation I have installed the new hamlib-4.dll as well.

I was unable to get WSJT-X to work properly in communicating with the IC7300 using the W10 station PC. It is important to note, however, that all the other programs I have tried (DXLab Commander, Multipsk together with DXLab Commander, FLRig with FLDigi, JTDX) there was no problem in the communication. When I used WSJT-X, however, controlling directly the IC7300 or controlling with DXLab Commander as separate CAT program, the program failed in the CAT control after about 5 - 10 min. It was always necessary to re-start PC and radio to try again. It was interesting to see that during those failures the waterfall did not show any signals (was just black) but the signals were still decoded..

I have then tested the IC7300 with WSJT-X using my W11 Asus ZenBook. There were no problems in the CAT control of the IC7300 (connecting the IC7300 directly to WSJT-X or via DXLab Suit Commander with DXLab Commander as CAT control (I did not test with N1MM). I stopped after about 1 hour without the communication problem I have at the W10 PC. Just for information: the audio level for the input was far too low, it was impossible to get a good audio quality but I assume this is related to the IC7300 driver (the Asus ZenBook works very well with WSJT-X on a set up with other radios such as Flex 6600 or Yaesu FT1000).

Just for info: I have switchted off all power saving for the PC as well as for all devices like USB-ports etc.)

It would be nice if there would be a way to use the IC7300 with the club station PC as well and I could get some help here other than spending money for a new W11 PC.


73

Juergen, DL8LE










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