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locked Re: CQ contest

Bill Somerville
 

On 06/01/2020 16:14, ni3p@... wrote:

Looking for some advice … My operating is almost entirely about participation in the CQ marathon contest. This means I have to be aware of a number of CQ “countries” which are not in the ARRL DXCC list. They include GM, Shetland Islands; IT, Sicily;  TA1, European Turkey; UN in Austria, 4U1VIC; JW, Bear Island; and IG9 and IH9 African Italy. This difference is not addressed in the WSJT-X documentation; the ony mention is that DX information comes from the cty.dat files. The site for cty.dat notes that the current version has all the information necessary to make this distinction, but as far as I can tell the color codes used on the CQ entries only take into account the DXCC designations. I think this means that if I want to be alerted to these after working the “parent” country, I have to make sure there are no log entries for the parent countries and examine each one manually. This is more hassle than I would like, but will do it if necessary. If anyone has a better idea than never logging GM. I, TA, or 4U, I would appreciate knowing what it might be. (I should note that I do not use JT-Alert, and my logging program is DXBASE. To date, I have updated the logging program manually by using the .adi files.)

 

Related to this, it occurs to me that determination of zones could be a bit tricky. Does WSJT-X determine zones solely on the basis of the cty.dat information, or does the grid address play a part? It is common in the US for stations to maintain their calls, so the fact that someone’s call is, say, W2 does not guarantee that it will be in zone 5. At this point, I would just like to know how WSJT-X determines what the zone is. If I need to, I can look at each call, but it would be nice not to have to do that.

 

Cheers,

 

Steve Oksala

Hi Steve,

the extra entities recognized by DARC for WAE etc. can be enabled in WSJT-X decode highlighting by checking the box in "Settings->Colors":

I doubt the really ambiguous ones will be correctly attributed, e.g. stations operating from the Shetland Is. where there is no override in CTY.DAT.

WSJT-X determines the CQ and ITU Zone of a call purely by reference to CTY.DAT. That includes generic mappings and specific overrides for certain calls. Obviously calls not assigned to the right zone that do not have an override in CTY.DAT will be incorrect until the call is added to CTY.DAT.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: First RTTY RU: used FT4

ve3ki
 

The rule doesn't require you to take two breaks. The basic limit is 24 hours of operating time, and the two-break rule merely specifies what is or isn't counted as operating time. What it means is that if you take more than two 30+-minute breaks between your first and last QSOs, the contest scorers will only count the first two such breaks as off time, and any subsequent breaks before your last QSO will be treated as operating time and counted towards the 24-hour limit. If you didn't operate on Saturday, this is irrelevant - once the clock reached 0000Z on Sunday with no QSOs in your log, it was no longer possible for you to exceed the 24-hour limit no matter what you did from then on.

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 12:26 PM, Nc8q-mesh@... wrote:
I found the rules to be extremely obscure and baffling regarding
'Off-time Requirement: Participate 24 of the 30 hours ("Two Break Rule")'

 It seemed to me, at a glance, that I was required to take 'Two Breaks'. :-|
I just wanted to operate for a few hours on Sunday.

I used WSJTX and, thus, a file was saved in 'Amateur Data Interchange Format'.
It seems that the ARRL wants 'Cabrillo' format.

 I used WSJTX on a Raspberry Pi.

Is there an online ADIF to CABRILLO converter?

Is there an ADIF to CABRILLO converter for Raspbian?

I have access to other computers with the Linux OS,
with kernels as old as 4.4.0-148-generic and as current as 4.15.0-58-generic;
in case someone knows of an open-source converter.

73, Chuck

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locked Re: First RTTY RU: used FT4

K8BL BOB LIDDY <k8bl@...>
 

Chuck,

WSJT makes the Cabrillo File for you. Click on File and
"Export Cabrillo Log". It will place your Contest Log in
the required Cabrillo format in your Log Directory using
the file name you assign. Additionally, WSJT places all your
Contest Q's in your regular Log in .ADI format to make it 
easy to export into your normal Logging Program.

GL/73,   Bob  K8BL


On Monday, January 6, 2020, 12:26:16 PM EST, Nc8q-mesh@... <nc8q-mesh@...> wrote:


I found the rules to be extremely obscure and baffling regarding
'Off-time Requirement: Participate 24 of the 30 hours ("Two Break Rule")'

 It seemed to me, at a glance, that I was required to take 'Two Breaks'. :-|
I just wanted to operate for a few hours on Sunday.

I used WSJTX and, thus, a file was saved in 'Amateur Data Interchange Format'.
It seems that the ARRL wants 'Cabrillo' format.

 I used WSJTX on a Raspberry Pi.

Is there an online ADIF to CABRILLO converter?

Is there an ADIF to CABRILLO converter for Raspbian?

I have access to other computers with the Linux OS,
with kernels as old as 4.4.0-148-generic and as current as 4.15.0-58-generic;
in case someone knows of an open-source converter.

73, Chuck

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locked First RTTY RU: used FT4

Nc8q-mesh@gelm.net
 

I found the rules to be extremely obscure and baffling regarding
'Off-time Requirement: Participate 24 of the 30 hours ("Two Break Rule")'

 It seemed to me, at a glance, that I was required to take 'Two Breaks'. :-|
I just wanted to operate for a few hours on Sunday.

I used WSJTX and, thus, a file was saved in 'Amateur Data Interchange Format'.
It seems that the ARRL wants 'Cabrillo' format.

 I used WSJTX on a Raspberry Pi.

Is there an online ADIF to CABRILLO converter?

Is there an ADIF to CABRILLO converter for Raspbian?

I have access to other computers with the Linux OS,
with kernels as old as 4.4.0-148-generic and as current as 4.15.0-58-generic;
in case someone knows of an open-source converter.

73, Chuck

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locked CQ contest

ni3p@...
 

Looking for some advice … My operating is almost entirely about participation in the CQ marathon contest. This means I have to be aware of a number of CQ “countries” which are not in the ARRL DXCC list. They include GM, Shetland Islands; IT, Sicily;  TA1, European Turkey; UN in Austria, 4U1VIC; JW, Bear Island; and IG9 and IH9 African Italy. This difference is not addressed in the WSJT-X documentation; the ony mention is that DX information comes from the cty.dat files. The site for cty.dat notes that the current version has all the information necessary to make this distinction, but as far as I can tell the color codes used on the CQ entries only take into account the DXCC designations. I think this means that if I want to be alerted to these after working the “parent” country, I have to make sure there are no log entries for the parent countries and examine each one manually. This is more hassle than I would like, but will do it if necessary. If anyone has a better idea than never logging GM. I, TA, or 4U, I would appreciate knowing what it might be. (I should note that I do not use JT-Alert, and my logging program is DXBASE. To date, I have updated the logging program manually by using the .adi files.)

 

Related to this, it occurs to me that determination of zones could be a bit tricky. Does WSJT-X determine zones solely on the basis of the cty.dat information, or does the grid address play a part? It is common in the US for stations to maintain their calls, so the fact that someone’s call is, say, W2 does not guarantee that it will be in zone 5. At this point, I would just like to know how WSJT-X determines what the zone is. If I need to, I can look at each call, but it would be nice not to have to do that.

 

Cheers,

 

Steve Oksala

NI3P

 


locked Re: WSJT Modes in RTTY RU

wd9eka
 

i found large FT8 RU participants at 14.130, i think that was it. at times the 20m FT4 frequency answering cqs was taking longer per contact for me than keeping busy with the group on the FT 8 frequency.

it felt like there was too many packed in 3khz.
it wasn’t until sunday afternoon when things slowed down that for me the FT4 20m frequency felt productive.

i found FT4 RU activity on 40 meters but not where i thought it was going to be according to the suggested frequencies. it was on one of the normal activity 40m FT frequencies.

i came across that by accident when i changed modes while in 40 meters and wsjtx changed the frequency on me.

i had fun, but no way i am in the running for any high point award.

but i got on and played at least, it’s been at least 15 years since i operated the roundup.

Bob wd9eka, Marshall,il

On Jan 6, 2020, at 08:57, Irwin Darack <idarack@...> wrote:


Except for a few minor hitches this weekend in the RTTY RU contest (setting up the wrong grid sq. in the N1MM ini file for WSJT) everything worked out well.

I was a little confused on modes.... On 20 M the mode in the contest was FT4, while on 40 & 80 M it was FT8. I did like the FT4 mode as the TX/RX timing is shorter. Is there a standard that should be followed. Everyone did stay away from the standard FT8 frequencies.

Thanks, Irwin KD3TB
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Irwin Darack
 

Except for a few minor hitches this weekend in the RTTY RU contest (setting up the wrong grid sq. in the N1MM ini file for WSJT) everything worked out well. 

I was a little confused on modes.... On 20 M the mode in the contest was FT4, while on 40 & 80 M it was FT8. I did like the FT4 mode as the TX/RX timing is shorter.  Is there a standard that should be followed. Everyone did stay away from the standard FT8 frequencies. 

Thanks, Irwin KD3TB 
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locked Re: test

m_scot_alex
 

Testing, HNY.

73,

Mike - N8MSA


locked Re: test

Marijan Miletic
 

HNY & MX on Orthodox calendar!

73 de Mario, YU/S56A, N1YU


locked Re: WSPRnet map issue

Jonathan Fox - W0AMT
 

The Google Map API Key solution works perfectly if you are ok with using Google services.

http://wsprnet.org/drupal/node/7774

73, Jon
W0AMT


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Roger
 

Hi Christos, it worked, HNY!

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Art - KC7SDA
 

So I'm trying to get wsjtx to work on my DRAWS and NEXUS boards that use the GPIO pins for triggering PTT.

So far I don't think Hamlib has the settings for using GPIO pins, however I thought that somewhere I read that someone was using a script and a 'dummy' serial port to trigger gpio pins but I can't find the article about it.

has anyone gotten wsjtx to work with gpio ptt?

73
Art - KC7SDA


locked Re: test

Christos SV1EIA
 

Happy New Year to All !!

73
Christos SV1EIA


locked Test

Neal Campbell K3NC
 

Thank you for running this list!

Neal
K3NC
Migrating to neal@... shortly!


locked Re: #GroupNews Group transition

Andrew OBrien
 

Invitations have now gone out.  Over the weekend about 300 have joined from the Yahoogroup .  Thanks to Seb, Bruce, and Joe for their cooperation and assistance.
Andy K3UK 


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Jim Koshmider <k8oz1@...>
 


Happy New Year to you, too, Miska!  

73,  

Jim,  K8OZ  




On Sunday, January 5, 2020, 11:27:23 AM MST, Miska, YU7MS <yu7ms@...> wrote:


Happy New Year everyone

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locked Re: Sent state missing when CQ in RU

Tom Schaefer NY4I
 

Yes a typo. My state in the exchange part is FL. 

I cannot figure out why it does this but glad it’s not just me. 

Tom

Principal Solutions Architect
Better Software Solutions, Inc. 
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On Jan 5, 2020, at 11:03 AM, Tom Schaefer NY4I via Groups.Io <thomasmschaefer@...> wrote:



I noticed that when I CQ, I have to enter my state in response to an invalid exchange message. It logs ok when I respond to someone. 


I do have RU mode set and my exchange is DL. 


Anyone experience this?

Tom NY4I 



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locked WSJTx v2.1.2 BA window not scrolling in MSK144

WB5JJJ - George
 

6m has been somewhat active the past week or so with many users on MSK144.  I've noticed that the Band Activity window no longer scrolls as I believe it used to do.  It also does not honor the Start New Periods Decodes at Top either, but I don't think that part ever worked, which is no problem if it just scrolled as new decodes appear.  Again this is only apparent in Mode MSK144 as far as I've noticed.  
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locked Re: Sent state missing when CQ in RU

Doug Gerard
 

First, your state is FL not DL  (typo I'm sure)

Second, I have seen this same behavior a few times. 

Doug Gerard
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