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locked UNREADABLE CQ

Gilbert Baron
 

I guess I must just assume it is a CQ in the BAND ACTIVITY because the CQ charters are almost unreadable., EXTRREMELY light and light green color that barely shows up. I cannot seem to find any way to change it. I would greatly appreciate if anyone could tell me how to change it to say Black Brown or any other choice.

 

Outlook Desktop Gil W0MN

Hierro Candente Batir de Repente

44.08226 N 92.51265 W EN34rb

 


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W0MN EN34rb 44.08226 N 92.51265 W

Hierro candente, batir de repente

HP Laptop


locked Re: Station already worked, clarification

Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB)
 

Sorry I will do without, not worth it to me, I can import my logs from WSJT-X, to my logging program it only takes a few seconds.
--
Ryan, KC0QNB, DN90WW. Gothenburg, NE


locked Re: FT8 quit working #FT8

Bruce N7XGR
 

He has left out the most important info and that is the complete setup
including the radio and how it is connected to the PC.
Also what are the menu settings in the radio and settings for the audio
settings in the PC.

Bruce  N7XGR


On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 12:03 PM Philip Rose via Groups.Io <pvrose=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Bill,

 

Are you over-driving the transmitter, changed a setting or something?

 

73 Phil GM3ZZA

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Bill
Sent: 27 February 2020 16:47
To: 'WSJTX@groups.io'
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] FT8 quit working #ft8

 

An update on the problem with FT8. I uninstalled the program and checked to make sure there wasn't any hidden files. Restarted the computer and reinstalled the program. Still have the same problem. PLEASE someone help. I work a lot of DX that use FT8. Thanks es 73 NC4MI

 

 

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From: "Bill"
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Tuesday February 25 2020 1:36:14PM
Subject: [WSJTX] FT8 quit working #ft8

FT8 quit making contacts. It decodes fine, but when I attempt to make a contact I get no answer. I got an email from some one that said my signal didn't sound right. I monitored my signal while attempting to make another contact and it sounds like a FT4 signal. I have been making a lot of contacts on FT4 with no problems. The FT8 audio sounds like it has a slight warble to it. I did switch modes before I tried FT8. 73, NC4MI

 


--
73 Phil GM3ZZA


locked Re: FT8 quit working #FT8

 

Bill,

 

Are you over-driving the transmitter, changed a setting or something?

 

73 Phil GM3ZZA

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Bill
Sent: 27 February 2020 16:47
To: 'WSJTX@groups.io'
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] FT8 quit working #ft8

 

An update on the problem with FT8. I uninstalled the program and checked to make sure there wasn't any hidden files. Restarted the computer and reinstalled the program. Still have the same problem. PLEASE someone help. I work a lot of DX that use FT8. Thanks es 73 NC4MI

 

 

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From: "Bill"
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Tuesday February 25 2020 1:36:14PM
Subject: [WSJTX] FT8 quit working #ft8

FT8 quit making contacts. It decodes fine, but when I attempt to make a contact I get no answer. I got an email from some one that said my signal didn't sound right. I monitored my signal while attempting to make another contact and it sounds like a FT4 signal. I have been making a lot of contacts on FT4 with no problems. The FT8 audio sounds like it has a slight warble to it. I did switch modes before I tried FT8. 73, NC4MI

 


--
73 Phil GM3ZZA


locked Re: FT8 quit working #FT8

Bill
 

An update on the problem with FT8. I uninstalled the program and checked to make sure there wasn't any hidden files. Restarted the computer and reinstalled the program. Still have the same problem. PLEASE someone help. I work a lot of DX that use FT8. Thanks es 73 NC4MI



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From: "Bill"
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Tuesday February 25 2020 1:36:14PM
Subject: [WSJTX] FT8 quit working #ft8

FT8 quit making contacts. It decodes fine, but when I attempt to make a contact I get no answer. I got an email from some one that said my signal didn't sound right. I monitored my signal while attempting to make another contact and it sounds like a FT4 signal. I have been making a lot of contacts on FT4 with no problems. The FT8 audio sounds like it has a slight warble to it. I did switch modes before I tried FT8. 73, NC4MI


locked Re: RX issue in WSJT-X with 7300

B. Smith
 

If it is just a decode issue, you probably need to sync your clock to an NTP server. This can be done with Windows clock or other applications such as Meinberg, etc. There are a lot of messages on this board with more info. In Windows - Date and Time. 


locked Re: Station already worked, clarification

Jim Bacher - WB8VSU
 

Ryan, there are a number of ham radio apps, that my virus software complains about including jtalert.  As long as you are downloading the software from the softwares main site, there is not any embedded virus or other crap. They are just false positives. 

Jim Bacher, WB8VSU 
wb8vsu@... 
https://trc.guru

On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 7:16 AM, Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB)
<rt83021@...> wrote:
I do not use JTalert, there is a problem with their downloads according to my anti virus program. I looked and it would bridge between WSJT-X and my logger, but not worth the risk. This is when I looked last, anyway. 
--
Ryan, KC0QNB, DN90WW. Gothenburg, NE


locked Re: F&H question

EDMUNDO CAMPUSANO
 

Hi John

give the dogwacth, more time so that the transmission is longer in time since it comes by default 6 minutes of transmission.-

The longest may be about 20 minutes.

regards 73 Edmundo CE2EC


El jue., 27 de feb. de 2020 a la(s) 03:42, kd6ww (kd6ww@...) escribió:
John:

I am not sure your question was answered.

I see the same thing when calling in the current version but not a prior version.  it may be an unfixed bug.   I just reclick enable.

The fox will transmit on multiple frequencies in the 300-600 range.   Just click on him once and it does not matter which of the frequencies he transmits on.  If you are called, you frequency will shift to match the proper one for him.   Make sure that your initially calling frequency is greater than 1000 or he will not see you.   I usually aim for about 1200.

73 Bruce
KD6WW

--- jmorphet@... wrote:

From: "John Morphet" <jmorphet@...>
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] F&H question
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 08:53:35 -0800

I am new to using fox and hound. I was trying it out yesterday. In hound mode, WSJT-X would transmit the TX1 message a few times and then stop. Is that normal? Should I just enable transmit again?

I also noticed that fox was changing frequency. What would be the best way to adjust so that the RX Frequency window will show what he is doing? Normally I would just double click on one of his calls, but I am not sure if that creates problems in fox and hound mode.

John, WØZI



--
Edmundo 73, CE2EC
La Serena


locked Re: Working DX Stations

Irwin Darack
 

Thanks to everyone for their help.

Irwin KD3TB 

On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 11:39 PM Jim Cooper <jim.w2jc@...> wrote:
On 26 Feb 2020 at 21:20, Irwin Darack wrote:

> Today I attempted to work the  VP8PJ
> station on 14.090. I am pretty good at
> FT8, but totally confused on the
> protocol. In the Decode box I see all
> the stations calling, but do not see
> the VP8PJ responding or calling.
>
> Any suggestions where to look would be appreciated.

The fox will always be BELOW 1000 Hz, and
callers have to be above 1000 Hz ...

At least at my QTH, VP8PJ is always quite week ...
I never saw them stronger than about -11 db ...

They can use anywhere from one to five channels,
and their signal goes down a lot when they use
more than one channel (notice, they always call CQ
using one channel !!)

If you don't copy the fox between about 250 Hz
and 650 Hz then you are probably not receiving
them, in which case there is no point in calling them.

fwiw, I spent all afternoon and most of the early
evening Wednesday getting DECENT copy on VP8PJ
but was never able to get even a first response from 
them ...  I guess 40 watts to a hex beam just
ain't makin' it !!

w2jc


--
Irwin KD3TB


locked Re: F&H question

ve3ki
 

From the FT8_DXpedition mode.pdf document: "You will need to re-activate Enable Tx (or hit Enter on the keyboard) at least once every two minutes. (This restriction is to ensure that an operator is present and paying attention.)"

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 01:42 AM, kd6ww wrote:
John:
 
I am not sure your question was answered.
 
I see the same thing when calling in the current version but not a prior version.  it may be an unfixed bug.   I just reclick enable.
 
The fox will transmit on multiple frequencies in the 300-600 range.   Just click on him once and it does not matter which of the frequencies he transmits on.  If you are called, you frequency will shift to match the proper one for him.   Make sure that your initially calling frequency is greater than 1000 or he will not see you.   I usually aim for about 1200.
 
73 Bruce
KD6WW

--- jmorphet@... wrote:

From: "John Morphet" <jmorphet@...>
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] F&H question
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 08:53:35 -0800

I am new to using fox and hound. I was trying it out yesterday. In hound mode, WSJT-X would transmit the TX1 message a few times and then stop. Is that normal? Should I just enable transmit again?

I also noticed that fox was changing frequency. What would be the best way to adjust so that the RX Frequency window will show what he is doing? Normally I would just double click on one of his calls, but I am not sure if that creates problems in fox and hound mode.

John, WØZI


locked Re: Station already worked, clarification

Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB)
 

I do not use JTalert, there is a problem with their downloads according to my anti virus program. I looked and it would bridge between WSJT-X and my logger, but not worth the risk. This is when I looked last, anyway. 
--
Ryan, KC0QNB, DN90WW. Gothenburg, NE


locked Re: Clarification for Hound Mode

Jim Cooper
 

On 26 Feb 2020 at 15:38, reg williams wrote:

> I see many stations being worked by
> VP8PJ in the band activity column but
> as of yet I have not seen the
> operator calling cq. I guess this is
> because his signal is to weak at my
> qth, which, at the moment I cannot
> detect any signal in his portion of
> the band 200Hz - 1000Hz, so until his
> signal is strong enough with me I will
> not get that cq call for me to
> respond and be able to join the crowd
> to work him. Just some clarification
> please to see if I am interpreting
> the situation correctly. Reg

You are basically correct !!

At my QTH (NNJ) their signal has always
been weak to nil ... the highest I recall seeing
was about a -8db for short times. Most of the
time it is -12 to -18 !!

They do not call CQ very often; I suppose they
figure everyone knows who and where they are.

One thing I have noted is that when they do call CQ,
they usually do it with ONE CHANNEL, so that all
their power goes into the one channel and it is the
strongest you will hear them.

You DO NOT have to wait for them to call CQ, however;
just type the call into the "DX Call" window and then
click on "Generate Std Msgs" on the right side. All
your Tx formats will be set and you are ready to start
the frustrating mission of calling and calling and calling!!

I was lucky last night to catch them on 7.056 shortly
after they started there, so the crowd was very small
and the actually heard me !!

btw, when I work a station as special as they are,
I ALWAYS stop the "Monitor" (stop the scrolling) and
take a screen shot .jpg or .png GRAPHIC file of the
RR73 line !!   Especially when they say that any questions
about 'not in log' will not be resolved until long after the
DXpedition ends ...  it does not good to save the .log file,
or the .adi file, or even the ALL.TXT file -- because they
can all be changed with a text editor.  But a graphic screen
shot is much harder to modify convincingly!  (I have had a
couple of occaisons where the QSL Manager for a group
has accepted the screen shot as proof of the QSO.)

Good luck chasing VP8PJ ...  you still have a few days.

Jim  W2JC


  


locked Re: Clarification for Hound Mode

Reino Talarmo
 

Hi Reg,
Most important is that you see Fox transmissions. Secondly you answering CQ is best, but you may as well call Fox as soon as you see a RR73 to somebody and no additional report to somebody else. Or just call Fox, but you need to decode his transmission; the first rule.
Good luck!
73, Reino oh3mA


I have used WSJT-X for some months now and have enjoyed using it. I have never used the fox/hound mode, so this is my first use of it, to try and work VP8PJ ft8 mode. I have set up hound mode correctly for the software and radio settings and will be transmitting higher up from 1000Hz. The radio is set for split operation. My best band for monitoring appears to be 40m so I have been listening very late at night for some hours. I see many stations being worked by VP8PJ in the band activity column but as of yet I have not seen the operator calling cq. I guess this is because his signal is to weak at my qth, which, at the moment I cannot detect any signal in his portion of the band 200Hz - 1000Hz, so until his signal is strong enough with me I will not get that cq call for me to respond and be able to join the crowd to work him. Just some clarification please to see if I am interpreting the situation correctly.
Reg


locked Re: F&H question

kd6ww
 

John:

I am not sure your question was answered.

I see the same thing when calling in the current version but not a prior version.  it may be an unfixed bug.   I just reclick enable.

The fox will transmit on multiple frequencies in the 300-600 range.   Just click on him once and it does not matter which of the frequencies he transmits on.  If you are called, you frequency will shift to match the proper one for him.   Make sure that your initially calling frequency is greater than 1000 or he will not see you.   I usually aim for about 1200.

73 Bruce
KD6WW

--- jmorphet@... wrote:

From: "John Morphet" <jmorphet@...>
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] F&H question
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 08:53:35 -0800

I am new to using fox and hound. I was trying it out yesterday. In hound mode, WSJT-X would transmit the TX1 message a few times and then stop. Is that normal? Should I just enable transmit again?

I also noticed that fox was changing frequency. What would be the best way to adjust so that the RX Frequency window will show what he is doing? Normally I would just double click on one of his calls, but I am not sure if that creates problems in fox and hound mode.

John, WØZI


locked Clarification for Hound Mode

reg williams
 

I have used WSJT-X for some months now and have enjoyed using it. I have never used the fox/hound mode, so this is my first use of it, to try and work VP8PJ ft8 mode. I have set up hound mode correctly for the software and radio settings and will be transmitting higher up from 1000Hz. The radio is set for split operation. My best band for monitoring appears to be 40m so I have been listening very late at night for some hours. I see many stations being worked by VP8PJ in the band activity column but as of yet I have not seen the operator calling cq. I guess this is because his signal is to weak at my qth, which, at the moment I cannot detect any signal in his portion of the band 200Hz - 1000Hz, so until his signal is strong enough with me I will not get that cq call for me to respond and be able to join the crowd to work him. Just some clarification please to see if I am interpreting the situation correctly.
Reg


locked Re: Working DX Stations

Jim Cooper
 

On 26 Feb 2020 at 21:20, Irwin Darack wrote:

Today I attempted to work the VP8PJ
station on 14.090. I am pretty good at
FT8, but totally confused on the
protocol. In the Decode box I see all
the stations calling, but do not see
the VP8PJ responding or calling.

Any suggestions where to look would be appreciated.
The fox will always be BELOW 1000 Hz, and
callers have to be above 1000 Hz ...

At least at my QTH, VP8PJ is always quite week ...
I never saw them stronger than about -11 db ...

They can use anywhere from one to five channels,
and their signal goes down a lot when they use
more than one channel (notice, they always call CQ
using one channel !!)

If you don't copy the fox between about 250 Hz
and 650 Hz then you are probably not receiving
them, in which case there is no point in calling them.

fwiw, I spent all afternoon and most of the early
evening Wednesday getting DECENT copy on VP8PJ
but was never able to get even a first response from
them ... I guess 40 watts to a hex beam just
ain't makin' it !!

w2jc


locked Re: Station already worked, clarification

Herb Blue - WB8ASI
 

See attached.  Do you use JTAlert?  It's great.  I let JTAlert do the coloring in conjunction with WSJTX.  Green for new CQ.  Grayed out for Worked B4.  Red to LOTW.  Works great for me.  73, Herb WB8ASI

On February 26, 2020 at 4:37 PM "Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB)" <rt83021@...> wrote:

I have the show DXCC, grid and worked before status checked, I have seen callsigns show up that I know that I have worked, before, what differentiates worked before status from a standard green CQ line? I'm a newbie, but it would make sense to make a worked before. I don't see an option in the Decode Highlighting dialog, to do that. I am looking at the manual this very minute, but not finding what i am looking for.


Ryan, KC0QNB, DN90WW. Gothenburg, NE

 


locked Re: Alternate F1-F6 bindings

Hank Garretson
 

Thanks Steve.

Contest Exuberantly,

Hank, W6SX


On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 3:10 PM Steven Weeks via Groups.Io <swweeks=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
 
"I've searched documentation and have found nothing on Alternate F1-F6 bindings. I can select it under Settings/General, but what does it do. How does one use it in various situations?"
 
 
I had the same problem but finally found this in another document describing FT4 on the website:
 

For keyboard control of transmitted messages, check the box Alternate F1–F6 bindings on the Settings | General tab. In typical contest-style operation you can then hit function key F1 to solicit a QSO by sending CQ. To respond to a CQ and send your

contest exchange, double-click on the decoded message. Alternatively, you can click on Best S+P and let the selection algorithm choose a station to call. Auto Seq and Call 1st checkboxes behave as in FT8, and thus the remainder of a minimal QSO can

continue without further operator action. Function keys F2F5 may be used to send messages displayed in entry fields for Tx2 – Tx5 on tab 1, at bottom right of the main window. Function key F6 toggles the checked status of Call 1st, and key combination

Alt+B

can be used to toggle the armed status of Best S+P.

 

73, Steve AA8SW



locked Re: Set up cq for specific area

Herb Blue - WB8ASI
 

I've seen calls for 2 states without a space....CQ NYMI....CQ NDWY... It doesn't take long to figure it out.  Then poor Delaware need 3 characters...CQ DEL... or  CQ DE just looks like a normal CQ.  GL & 73, Herb WB8ASI

On February 26, 2020 at 7:56 PM Bruce Goldstein <wa3afs@...> wrote:

Thank you for the suggestion.  Will try it next time.

73
 -- Bruce Goldstein, WA3AFS

   AEC, Albany County

    ASEC, Eastern NY

    SKYWARN Regional Coordinator, NWS, Albany, NY

     Net Manager, ENY ARES/RACES Section Net

    

 


locked Re: Working DX Stations

neil_zampella <neilz@...>
 

Are you using DXPedition mode (Fox & Hound) ?    You may want to review the DXpedition User Guide found here:

https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/FT8_DXpedition_Mode.pdf

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 2/26/2020 9:20 PM, Irwin Darack wrote:

Today I attempted to work the  VP8PJ station on 14.090. I am pretty good at FT8, but totally confused on the protocol. In the Decode box I see all the stations calling, but do not see the VP8PJ responding or calling.

Any suggestions where to look would be appreciated.

Thanks, Irwin KD3TB 
--
Irwin KD3TB