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locked Re: Station already worked, clarification

Frank Mellott
 

It has been my experience that anti virus programs do not like ham software 
N3FJP, fldigi etc all set them off
So just sit back, download from official site and enjoy 
Jtalert works 
Frank
KB3PQT 



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locked Re: UNREADABLE CQ

Herb Blue - WB8ASI
 

See attached....If you right click on the "CQ in message", you can set the foreground lettering color and/or the background color.  It is working here for me. 73, Herb WB8ASI

On February 27, 2020 at 7:10 PM Gilbert Baron <w0mn00@...> wrote:

Did that and it is now larger than I want BUT it is still GREEN. The rest of the line is fine and font size is already larger than I want. This setting does not let you set the font color.

 

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From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of robert kupps
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 18:02
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

Look on General> Click on “Decode Text font" change to the size you Want

robert

W6INO



On Feb 27, 2020, at 3:52 PM, Gilbert Baron <w0mn00@...> wrote:

 

NO, you cannot or at least I have not find which line. In a line there is  X X X    CQ  XXXXXX etc. and the Characters CQ stay green no matter what I have tried. It is a VERY light VERY fine font thickness that for me is nearly impossible to read. I know what it is but I think it should be changeable. Still looking for how to do it. I certainly have hot found it in the domination.

 

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From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Lewis
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 17:46
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

If you right-click on any of the items in the list you can change the foreground and background colors independently.

 

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gilbert Baron
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:51 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

I tried that,  NOTHING changed. I mean the characters CQ, I can get the background line to change but the font color is not affected no matter if I try changing foreground or background color for CQ in Message. Maybe that is the wrong line? 

 

I am using it with Spot Collector from DXLab. It colors the callsigns but that is not the CQ. It varies what color dependent on things like NEEDED , ETC. It was that way before I connected with DXLabs so doubt that is the problem. 

 

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From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Lewis
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 13:37
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

File, Settings, Colors Tab.

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gilbert Baron
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:08 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

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.

 

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. 
 So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
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locked Re: UNREADABLE CQ

Gilbert Baron
 

Did that and it is now larger than I want BUT it is still GREEN. The rest of the line is fine and font size is already larger than I want. This setting does not let you set the font color.

 

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From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of robert kupps
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 18:02
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

Look on General> Click on “Decode Text font" change to the size you Want

robert

W6INO



On Feb 27, 2020, at 3:52 PM, Gilbert Baron <w0mn00@...> wrote:

 

NO, you cannot or at least I have not find which line. In a line there is  X X X    CQ  XXXXXX etc. and the Characters CQ stay green no matter what I have tried. It is a VERY light VERY fine font thickness that for me is nearly impossible to read. I know what it is but I think it should be changeable. Still looking for how to do it. I certainly have hot found it in the domination.

 

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Hierro candente, batir de repente

44.08226N 92.51265W EN34rb

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Lewis
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 17:46
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

If you right-click on any of the items in the list you can change the foreground and background colors independently.

 

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gilbert Baron
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:51 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

I tried that,  NOTHING changed. I mean the characters CQ, I can get the background line to change but the font color is not affected no matter if I try changing foreground or background color for CQ in Message. Maybe that is the wrong line? 

 

I am using it with Spot Collector from DXLab. It colors the callsigns but that is not the CQ. It varies what color dependent on things like NEEDED , ETC. It was that way before I connected with DXLabs so doubt that is the problem. 

 

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From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Lewis
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 13:37
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

File, Settings, Colors Tab.

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gilbert Baron
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:08 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

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.

 

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. 
 So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
 -Mark  Twain

 

 

 

 


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locked Re: UNREADABLE CQ

robert kupps
 

Look on General> Click on “Decode Text font" change to the size you Want
robert
W6INO

On Feb 27, 2020, at 3:52 PM, Gilbert Baron <w0mn00@...> wrote:

NO, you cannot or at least I have not find which line. In a line there is  X X X    CQ  XXXXXX etc. and the Characters CQ stay green no matter what I have tried. It is a VERY light VERY fine font thickness that for me is nearly impossible to read. I know what it is but I think it should be changeable. Still looking for how to do it. I certainly have hot found it in the domination.
 
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From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Lewis
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 17:46
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ
 
If you right-click on any of the items in the list you can change the foreground and background colors independently.
 
 
From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gilbert Baron
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:51 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ
 
I tried that,  NOTHING changed. I mean the characters CQ, I can get the background line to change but the font color is not affected no matter if I try changing foreground or background color for CQ in Message. Maybe that is the wrong line? 
 
I am using it with Spot Collector from DXLab. It colors the callsigns but that is not the CQ. It varies what color dependent on things like NEEDED , ETC. It was that way before I connected with DXLabs so doubt that is the problem. 
 
Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN
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From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Lewis
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 13:37
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ
 
File, Settings, Colors Tab.
 
From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gilbert Baron
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:08 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ
 
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.
 
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. 
 So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
 -Mark  Twain






locked Re: UNREADABLE CQ

Gilbert Baron
 

NO, you cannot or at least I have not find which line. In a line there is  X X X    CQ  XXXXXX etc. and the Characters CQ stay green no matter what I have tried. It is a VERY light VERY fine font thickness that for me is nearly impossible to read. I know what it is but I think it should be changeable. Still looking for how to do it. I certainly have hot found it in the domination.

 

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From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Lewis
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 17:46
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

If you right-click on any of the items in the list you can change the foreground and background colors independently.

 

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gilbert Baron
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:51 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

I tried that,  NOTHING changed. I mean the characters CQ, I can get the background line to change but the font color is not affected no matter if I try changing foreground or background color for CQ in Message. Maybe that is the wrong line?

 

I am using it with Spot Collector from DXLab. It colors the callsigns but that is not the CQ. It varies what color dependent on things like NEEDED , ETC. It was that way before I connected with DXLabs so doubt that is the problem.

 

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From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Lewis
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 13:37
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

File, Settings, Colors Tab.

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gilbert Baron
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:08 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

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.

 

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locked Re: UNREADABLE CQ

Bob Lewis
 

If you right-click on any of the items in the list you can change the foreground and background colors independently.

 

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gilbert Baron
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:51 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

I tried that,  NOTHING changed. I mean the characters CQ, I can get the background line to change but the font color is not affected no matter if I try changing foreground or background color for CQ in Message. Maybe that is the wrong line?

 

I am using it with Spot Collector from DXLab. It colors the callsigns but that is not the CQ. It varies what color dependent on things like NEEDED , ETC. It was that way before I connected with DXLabs so doubt that is the problem.

 

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN

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From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Lewis
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 13:37
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

File, Settings, Colors Tab.

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gilbert Baron
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:08 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

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.

 

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locked Re: FT8 quit working #FT8

George J Molnar, KF2T
 

Is your TX frequency set within your rig’s passband?

George J Molnar
Arlington, Virginia 



On Feb 27, 2020, at 5:29 PM, Bill <nc4mi@...> wrote:

Hi Bruce: Thanks for the info. I already had most of the settings as you suggested. I did refine some of them, but no help. Yes I have decodes on all the freq's that I operate on. The thing that confuses me, is why does FT4 works fine with the same settings and not FT8? Everything was fine up until about a week ago. I wrote down all of the settings that I had been using before I tried the reinstall. I think I will go thru all of my files on the computer and see if there is anything that might be old FT8 files and if I find any I'll remove them and do another reinstall. My last resort is to put WSJT-x 2.1.2 on my laptop and see what happens. If it works on the laptop then of course I'll use it for FT8 and see how that works out. TNX for the suggestions. 73, NC4MI

-----------------------------------------

From: "Bruce N7XGR"
To: WSJTX@groups.io, nc4mi@...
Cc:
Sent: Thursday February 27 2020 4:54:50PM
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] FT8 quit working #ft8

Do you have rig control to the 756?  If you are on 7074 USB-D and select FT8 mode
do you have decodes?  Is the Blaster connected to the mic jack?
For TX audio you have 4 points for levels, the Pwr slider in WSJT-X, the slider in
the Speakers sound card, the Level pot on the back of the Plus and the mic gain.
All 4 will interact with each other.  First set the power out in the 756 to MAX,
set the Pwr slider in WSJT-X to MAX, set the Speakers level slider about halfway,
set the level pot on the Plus to MAX, set the mic gain to about one third.
Turn off compression, set the bass/treble to 0/0.  Put the TX cursor on the
waterfall to about 1200 Hz, open the Speakers properties to the Levels tab and
move that window for no overlap of WSJT-X.  TX into a dummy load and observe
the power out on the 756 meter, if you have 100 watts then fine, next switch the
meter to the ALC scale, lower the Speaker Levels slider for a ZERO ALC reading.
If unable to achieve this reading then reset the Levels slider back to halfway.
Rotate the Level pot on the Plus to about three quarters turn. TX again and
adjust the Speakers Level slider for a ZERO ALC reading, repeat as many times
necessary between the Level pot on the Plus and the Speakers Level
until you have a ZERO reading.
Once done then all you need to do is to lower the Pwr slider in WSJT-X
to then have about 30 watts.  This procedure will work on other modes
like in FLdigi because you have set everything up for a ZERO ALC reading
for a mode like PSK31 so no further TX level adjustment is necessary.
The problem with using the mic jack for TX audio is that when you switch
from WSJT-X to regular SSB you might need to adjust the mic gain to a
different setting thus the need to recheck the ALC reading using WSJT-X.
You can preadjust the mic gain for regular SSB and leave it there for
WSJT-X modes, after that you can not touch it.
I made an adapter from my Rigblaster Advantage to plug into the 8 pin DIN
jack thus freeing up the mic jack, extra jumpers inside was needed.
I now have other Icoms with USB so the Blaster is no longer needed.

Bruce  N7XGR

On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 3:39 PM Bill <nc4mi@...> wrote:
Sorry. I'm running a IC-756 PRO 2. I have a RIG blaster Plus. As stated below everything was working correctly before this happened. I have not changed anything. FT4 works fine. I worked a few stations on FT4 this morning and got good reports. If  FT4 works. Why doesn't FT8?

-----------------------------------------

From: "Bruce N7XGR"
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Thursday February 27 2020 12:52:48PM
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] FT8 quit working #ft8

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

 

 

-----------------------------------------

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

 


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locked Re: Station already worked, clarification

neil_zampella
 

You antivirus program is WRONG ... it is triggering as a 'generic' which most due when the program does not have a large user base, as most ham radio applications don't.

Hundreds of people have downloaded the program and have not had a problem.  If you download JT-Alert directly from the hamapps.com website, you WILL NOT have a problem with malware/viruses no matter what your antivirus says.

My antivirus (AVG) will stop installation, then perform a 15 second scan of new JT-Alert files, then will allow the installation.     If your program just dismisses the download without doing such a check, you should get a different antivirus program.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 2/27/2020 7:16 AM, Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB) 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

neil_zampella
 

It is NOT a bug, it is part of the protocol that there be an operator in front of the computer so that its not left unattended thus continuously replying to the CQ station, and basically causing QRM since no one is watching.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 2/26/2020 11:21 PM, 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: FT8 quit working #FT8

Bill
 

Hi Bruce: Thanks for the info. I already had most of the settings as you suggested. I did refine some of them, but no help. Yes I have decodes on all the freq's that I operate on. The thing that confuses me, is why does FT4 works fine with the same settings and not FT8? Everything was fine up until about a week ago. I wrote down all of the settings that I had been using before I tried the reinstall. I think I will go thru all of my files on the computer and see if there is anything that might be old FT8 files and if I find any I'll remove them and do another reinstall. My last resort is to put WSJT-x 2.1.2 on my laptop and see what happens. If it works on the laptop then of course I'll use it for FT8 and see how that works out. TNX for the suggestions. 73, NC4MI

-----------------------------------------

From: "Bruce N7XGR"
To: WSJTX@groups.io, nc4mi@...
Cc:
Sent: Thursday February 27 2020 4:54:50PM
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] FT8 quit working #ft8

Do you have rig control to the 756?  If you are on 7074 USB-D and select FT8 mode
do you have decodes?  Is the Blaster connected to the mic jack?
For TX audio you have 4 points for levels, the Pwr slider in WSJT-X, the slider in
the Speakers sound card, the Level pot on the back of the Plus and the mic gain.
All 4 will interact with each other.  First set the power out in the 756 to MAX,
set the Pwr slider in WSJT-X to MAX, set the Speakers level slider about halfway,
set the level pot on the Plus to MAX, set the mic gain to about one third.
Turn off compression, set the bass/treble to 0/0.  Put the TX cursor on the
waterfall to about 1200 Hz, open the Speakers properties to the Levels tab and
move that window for no overlap of WSJT-X.  TX into a dummy load and observe
the power out on the 756 meter, if you have 100 watts then fine, next switch the
meter to the ALC scale, lower the Speaker Levels slider for a ZERO ALC reading.
If unable to achieve this reading then reset the Levels slider back to halfway.
Rotate the Level pot on the Plus to about three quarters turn. TX again and
adjust the Speakers Level slider for a ZERO ALC reading, repeat as many times
necessary between the Level pot on the Plus and the Speakers Level
until you have a ZERO reading.
Once done then all you need to do is to lower the Pwr slider in WSJT-X
to then have about 30 watts.  This procedure will work on other modes
like in FLdigi because you have set everything up for a ZERO ALC reading
for a mode like PSK31 so no further TX level adjustment is necessary.
The problem with using the mic jack for TX audio is that when you switch
from WSJT-X to regular SSB you might need to adjust the mic gain to a
different setting thus the need to recheck the ALC reading using WSJT-X.
You can preadjust the mic gain for regular SSB and leave it there for
WSJT-X modes, after that you can not touch it.
I made an adapter from my Rigblaster Advantage to plug into the 8 pin DIN
jack thus freeing up the mic jack, extra jumpers inside was needed.
I now have other Icoms with USB so the Blaster is no longer needed.

Bruce  N7XGR


On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 3:39 PM Bill <nc4mi@...> wrote:
Sorry. I'm running a IC-756 PRO 2. I have a RIG blaster Plus. As stated below everything was working correctly before this happened. I have not changed anything. FT4 works fine. I worked a few stations on FT4 this morning and got good reports. If  FT4 works. Why doesn't FT8?

-----------------------------------------

From: "Bruce N7XGR"
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Thursday February 27 2020 12:52:48PM
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] FT8 quit working #ft8

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

 

 

-----------------------------------------

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

Bruce N7XGR
 

Do you have rig control to the 756?  If you are on 7074 USB-D and select FT8 mode
do you have decodes?  Is the Blaster connected to the mic jack?
For TX audio you have 4 points for levels, the Pwr slider in WSJT-X, the slider in
the Speakers sound card, the Level pot on the back of the Plus and the mic gain.
All 4 will interact with each other.  First set the power out in the 756 to MAX,
set the Pwr slider in WSJT-X to MAX, set the Speakers level slider about halfway,
set the level pot on the Plus to MAX, set the mic gain to about one third.
Turn off compression, set the bass/treble to 0/0.  Put the TX cursor on the
waterfall to about 1200 Hz, open the Speakers properties to the Levels tab and
move that window for no overlap of WSJT-X.  TX into a dummy load and observe
the power out on the 756 meter, if you have 100 watts then fine, next switch the
meter to the ALC scale, lower the Speaker Levels slider for a ZERO ALC reading.
If unable to achieve this reading then reset the Levels slider back to halfway.
Rotate the Level pot on the Plus to about three quarters turn. TX again and
adjust the Speakers Level slider for a ZERO ALC reading, repeat as many times
necessary between the Level pot on the Plus and the Speakers Level
until you have a ZERO reading.
Once done then all you need to do is to lower the Pwr slider in WSJT-X
to then have about 30 watts.  This procedure will work on other modes
like in FLdigi because you have set everything up for a ZERO ALC reading
for a mode like PSK31 so no further TX level adjustment is necessary.
The problem with using the mic jack for TX audio is that when you switch
from WSJT-X to regular SSB you might need to adjust the mic gain to a
different setting thus the need to recheck the ALC reading using WSJT-X.
You can preadjust the mic gain for regular SSB and leave it there for
WSJT-X modes, after that you can not touch it.
I made an adapter from my Rigblaster Advantage to plug into the 8 pin DIN
jack thus freeing up the mic jack, extra jumpers inside was needed.
I now have other Icoms with USB so the Blaster is no longer needed.

Bruce  N7XGR


On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 3:39 PM Bill <nc4mi@...> wrote:
Sorry. I'm running a IC-756 PRO 2. I have a RIG blaster Plus. As stated below everything was working correctly before this happened. I have not changed anything. FT4 works fine. I worked a few stations on FT4 this morning and got good reports. If  FT4 works. Why doesn't FT8?

-----------------------------------------

From: "Bruce N7XGR"
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Thursday February 27 2020 12:52:48PM
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] FT8 quit working #ft8

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

 

 

-----------------------------------------

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
 

To: w8lvn The DB scale doesn't move even at 100 watts. On the radio I have the comp. set at 0 and the ALC just barely moves. I tried several contacts using 100 watts but still no answers. TNX, NC4MI

-----------------------------------------

From: "Bill Lederer"
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Thursday February 27 2020 4:20:42PM
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] FT8 quit working #ft8

When you are using FT8, does the DB bar at the lower left move at all?

(Often, when I reboot my computer, I need to check my audio settings. But this may not be your issue, as you seem to be hearing FT4)

w8lvn


On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 3:09 PM Bill <nc4mi@...> wrote:

Additional info; Radio settings. Rig: none, PTT: RTS: checked, Poll: Inter: 1s,  Com Port:3.  Audio Input: mono, Speakers: mono. I run about 35-40 watts. on FT8 and on FT4-30 watts. The system has been setup like this for over a year and worked great. TNX es 73, NC4MI




-----------------------------------------

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



--
--w8lvn--


locked Re: FT8 quit working #FT8

Bill Lederer
 

When you are using FT8, does the DB bar at the lower left move at all?

(Often, when I reboot my computer, I need to check my audio settings. But this may not be your issue, as you seem to be hearing FT4)

w8lvn


On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 3:09 PM Bill <nc4mi@...> wrote:

Additional info; Radio settings. Rig: none, PTT: RTS: checked, Poll: Inter: 1s,  Com Port:3.  Audio Input: mono, Speakers: mono. I run about 35-40 watts. on FT8 and on FT4-30 watts. The system has been setup like this for over a year and worked great. TNX es 73, NC4MI




-----------------------------------------

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



--
--w8lvn--


locked Re: FT8 quit working #FT8

Bill
 

Additional info; Radio settings. Rig: none, PTT: RTS: checked, Poll: Inter: 1s,  Com Port:3.  Audio Input: mono, Speakers: mono. I run about 35-40 watts. on FT8 and on FT4-30 watts. The system has been setup like this for over a year and worked great. TNX es 73, NC4MI




-----------------------------------------

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: FT8 quit working #FT8

Bill
 

Sorry. I'm running a IC-756 PRO 2. I have a RIG blaster Plus. As stated below everything was working correctly before this happened. I have not changed anything. FT4 works fine. I worked a few stations on FT4 this morning and got good reports. If  FT4 works. Why doesn't FT8?

-----------------------------------------

From: "Bruce N7XGR"
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Thursday February 27 2020 12:52:48PM
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] FT8 quit working #ft8

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

 

 

-----------------------------------------

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: Station already worked, clarification

Jim Brown
 

On 2/27/2020 4:16 AM, Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB) 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.
The problem is your anti-virus software, not JTAlert.

73, Jim K9YC


locked Re: UNREADABLE CQ

Gilbert Baron
 

I tried that,  NOTHING changed. I mean the characters CQ, I can get the background line to change but the font color is not affected no matter if I try changing foreground or background color for CQ in Message. Maybe that is the wrong line?

 

I am using it with Spot Collector from DXLab. It colors the callsigns but that is not the CQ. It varies what color dependent on things like NEEDED , ETC. It was that way before I connected with DXLabs so doubt that is the problem.

 

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN

Hierro candente, batir de repente

44.08226N 92.51265W EN34rb

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Lewis
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 13:37
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

File, Settings, Colors Tab.

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gilbert Baron
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:08 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

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


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W0MN EN34rb 44.08226 N 92.51265 W

Hierro candente, batir de repente

HP Laptop


locked Re: UNREADABLE CQ

Bob Lewis
 

File, Settings, Colors Tab.

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gilbert Baron
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:08 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] UNREADABLE CQ

 

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 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.
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Ryan, KC0QNB, DN90WW. Gothenburg, NE