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locked Re: Added Feature?

neil_zampella <neilz@...>
 

That's why there are DX Clusters, and third-party programs that will do that not just for FT8 modes, but SSB, CW, etc.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 3/4/2020 8:57 AM, Barry Green via Groups.Io wrote:
It would seem possible to add a feature to FT8 that would allow users to list a particular call they were looking for (such as a DXpedition) and have an alert sent when that call appeared in the FT8 "calling/working" list. Has anything like that been discussed? Thanks!

Barry
W1JFK 

    

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locked Re: Look Up button options

neil_zampella <neilz@...>
 

FWIW .... there aren't many 'original package bugs' .. but I agree, adding additional functionality when there's a third-party program that will do that, and more just adds complexity to an already complex code base.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 3/4/2020 8:56 AM, Darl DEEDS wrote:

Perhaps the reason is they are still working on the bugs and enhancements of the primary package they have now. It’s a free program and we are at their mercy on enhancements and I am not one to get on and ask for more until they have the original package bugs worked out.

 

Darl  NA8W

 

From: Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB)
Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 08:41
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] Look Up button options

 

I have looked and it appears that the callsign lookup button really doesn't do anything, unless another application is also installed, like JT-alert.
Why not add some options, for lookup sites like Hamcall, QRZ, (for the paying subscribers) or HamQTH?
--
Ryan, KC0QNB, DN90WW. Gothenburg, NE

 



    

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locked Re: WSJTX with Softrock

Paul Coddington
 

Thanks to those of you who replied.
 
I have investigated this option in HDSDR and using this you can solve the problem in a somewhat bizarre way.
As you probably know when you swop the Rx I/Q channels in HDSDR you invert the spectrum around the LO frequency (essentially you change the positive and negative frequencies).
This means you need to treat any incoming USB signal as LSB, and when you do this you can make the wsjtx – HDSDR – Softrock combination work for both Rx and TX.
But it does look odd on the screen.
Also I can not understand why this has changed in going from W7 to W10.
 
Thanks again
 
Paul M1BKL
 
 
 
From: Bill Somerville
Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:48 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] WSJTX with Softrock
 
On 04/03/2020 11:15, Paul Coddington via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi I am hoping someone can help.
 
I have been running wsjtx with various modes using the following rig combination.
 
wsjtx ---> HDSDR ---> softrock The link between wsjtx uses VAC cables for audio and CAT to HDSDR for rig control.
 
This combination worked fine for many years (since 2016) on a PC running W7 with many 100s of contacts.
Unfortunately having recently replaced my W7 PC with one running W10 it no longer works.
I have traced the problem to the fact that somewhere in the chain the allocation of the I/Q signals to the L/R audio channels gets swopped.
 
Now the reason for asking help from this group is that I do not see the same problem when going from W7 to W10 with other software combinations
eg Powersdr v2.4.4, fldigi ---> quisk
 
I know that this is an unusual setup but I would be interested if anyone else using a similar system has experienced problems.
 
Paul M1BKL

Hi Paul,

in HDSDR on the Options menu (F7) you can select swapped I and Q channel assignments for Rx for sound card I/Q data.

73
Bill
G4WJS.




locked Re: Added Feature?

Herb Blue - WB8ASI
 

You can Enable Wanted Callsign Alert in JTAlert.  73, Herb WB8ASI

On March 4, 2020 at 8:57 AM "Barry Green via Groups.Io" <green7113@...> wrote:

It would seem possible to add a feature to FT8 that would allow users to list a particular call they were looking for (such as a DXpedition) and have an alert sent when that call appeared in the FT8 "calling/working" list. Has anything like that been discussed? Thanks!

Barry
W1JFK 

 


locked Re: Look Up button options

Kai-KE4PT
 

Gary,
Look at the main GUI, button marked "Lookup" just above the Date and time window.



From the User Guide:
"The program can maintain a database of callsigns and locators for future reference. Click Add to insert the present call and locator in the database; click Lookup to retrieve the locator for a previously stored call. This feature is mainly useful for situations in which the number of active stations is modest and reasonably stable, such as EME (Earth-Moon-Earth) communication. The callsign file name is CALL3.TXT."

The button might not do what you want, but "Lookup" is prominently there!
Kind regards
Kai, KE4PT


On 3/4/2020 09:28, AG0N-3055 wrote:


On Mar 4, 2020, at 06:56, Darl DEEDS <na8w@...> wrote:

Perhaps the reason is they are still working on the bugs and enhancements of the primary package they have now. 
WSJT-X doesn’t have a lookup button and never has that I know of.  The program is more than a little busy to want to add something that might have to wait on the extremely variable speed of the internet.

73, Gary - AG0N


    


locked Re: Added Feature?

Reino Talarmo
 

Barry,

Perhaps you should study what JTAlert can already now provide to you.

  • Audio and visual alerts for several alert conditions
    • Your Callsign decoded (someone calling you)
    • CQ & QRZ
    • Wanted Callsign
    • Wanted Prefix (by Band/Mode)
    • Wanted Grid (by Band/Mode)
    • Wanted US State (by Band/Mode)
    • Wanted DXCC (by Band/Mode)
    • Wanted CQ Zone (by Band/Mode)
    • Wanted Continent (by Band/Mode)
    • Wanted CQ Marathon (by Band/Mode)

73, Reino oh3mA


locked Added Feature?

Barry Green
 

It would seem possible to add a feature to FT8 that would allow users to list a particular call they were looking for (such as a DXpedition) and have an alert sent when that call appeared in the FT8 "calling/working" list. Has anything like that been discussed? Thanks!

Barry
W1JFK 


locked Re: Look Up button options

Gary - AG0N
 

On Mar 4, 2020, at 06:56, Darl DEEDS <na8w@...> wrote:

Perhaps the reason is they are still working on the bugs and enhancements of the primary package they have now.
WSJT-X doesn’t have a lookup button and never has that I know of. The program is more than a little busy to want to add something that might have to wait on the extremely variable speed of the internet.

73, Gary - AG0N


locked Re: Look Up button options

Darl DEEDS
 

Perhaps the reason is they are still working on the bugs and enhancements of the primary package they have now. It’s a free program and we are at their mercy on enhancements and I am not one to get on and ask for more until they have the original package bugs worked out.

 

Darl  NA8W

 

From: Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB)
Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 08:41
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] Look Up button options

 

I have looked and it appears that the callsign lookup button really doesn't do anything, unless another application is also installed, like JT-alert.
Why not add some options, for lookup sites like Hamcall, QRZ, (for the paying subscribers) or HamQTH?
--
Ryan, KC0QNB, DN90WW. Gothenburg, NE

 


locked Working DX - FT8 v/s FT4

Greg Chartrand
 

I live in the Pacific NW and propagation on all bands has been dismal for the last several years. I like working DX on any band and mode so FT8 has been a new challenge for me.

Recently I switched over to FT4 to see what is out there to work. I found that the activity level is considerably lower on the two primary bands I operate, 40 and 20 meters. My big discovery is that I have made many contacts on FT4 that most likely would no be possible with FT8. My observation is that there are very brief openings ranging from 30 seconds to 3 minutes where DX to Europe and other distant locations occur. Contacts using FT8 with these brief openings are usually not possible but FT4 works quite well.

I have chased a lot of DX on 160 m using CW and am used to waiting 20 minutes for a 30 second QSB peak to occur to work a DX station. These peaks are very similar to those I have seen on 40 and 20 m and FT4 seems to be the mode that can take advantage of them. I'd expect the same to be true on 6M where sporadic E and meteor bursts provide paths of short duration's.   

I would like to see more DX stations to try FT4 on 40 and 20 m to see if FT4 maybe the more desirable mode for DX on some HF bands and conditions. One of the advantages of WSJT is that one can watch the waterfall to see the DX station before a decode happens so timing an attempt for a contact can be optimized. 

Hope to work you soon on FT4!

Greg - W7MY


locked Look Up button options

Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB)
 

I have looked and it appears that the callsign lookup button really doesn't do anything, unless another application is also installed, like JT-alert.
Why not add some options, for lookup sites like Hamcall, QRZ, (for the paying subscribers) or HamQTH?
--
Ryan, KC0QNB, DN90WW. Gothenburg, NE


locked Re: WSJTX with Softrock

Ron / W4MMP
 

Hi Paul,

I have not used HDSDR in a very long time, but I think you need to examine the configuration of I/Q on "Input Channel Mode for RX"


locked Re: WSJTX with Softrock

Ron / W4MMP
 

Hi Paul,

I have not used HDSDR in a very long time, but I think you need to examine the configuration of I/Q on "Input Channel Mode for RX"


73,

Ron


On 3/4/2020 06:15, Paul Coddington via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi I am hoping someone can help.
 
I have been running wsjtx with various modes using the following rig combination.
 
wsjtx ---> HDSDR ---> softrock The link between wsjtx uses VAC cables for audio and CAT to HDSDR for rig control.
 
This combination worked fine for many years (since 2016) on a PC running W7 with many 100s of contacts.
Unfortunately having recently replaced my W7 PC with one running W10 it no longer works.
I have traced the problem to the fact that somewhere in the chain the allocation of the I/Q signals to the L/R audio channels gets swopped.
 
Now the reason for asking help from this group is that I do not see the same problem when going from W7 to W10 with other software combinations
eg Powersdr v2.4.4, fldigi ---> quisk
 
I know that this is an unusual setup but I would be interested if anyone else using a similar system has experienced problems.
 
Paul M1BKL


    
-- 
73,
Ron / W4MMP


locked Re: wav recordings

neil_zampella <neilz@...>
 

FWIW .. it will always create a .wav file each decode cycle to enable any debugging, but will always erase it.   HOWEVER ... if you close the program in the middle of a decode cycle, that file WILL NOT be deleted.    That is why under the FILE menu there is a selection to DELETE all files in the save directory.     The developers advise to use that at least once a month (or more often if necessary) to clear out that directory.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 3/3/2020 9:20 PM, Paul W5PF wrote:

It appears to be working now. I had to go in and manually erase the existing files. Then when I started WSJTX with no wav files it deletes the new file after each receive period.  Should have tried that before posting.

Paul W5PF

On 3/3/2020 7:46 PM, Paul W5PF via Groups.Io wrote:

Hey Walter,

Thanks but that is what I have done and they are still being saved. At least there is apparently a limit of 2611 files because the oldest is erased before the new one is saved.

73, Paul W5PF

On 3/3/2020 5:47 PM, Walter Holmes K5WH wrote:
Hey Paul,

 Try clicking on the SAVE then select NONE.

See if that takes care of it for you, as it does for me.

Take care,


Walter/K5WH

-----Original Message-----
From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul W5PF
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:22 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] wav recordings

How do I turn them off?

I have gone to the SAVE menu and have NONE checked but the wav files continue to pile up in the save directory.

Thanks

Paul W5PF






    

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locked Re: WSJTX with Softrock

Bill Somerville
 

On 04/03/2020 11:15, Paul Coddington via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi I am hoping someone can help.
 
I have been running wsjtx with various modes using the following rig combination.
 
wsjtx ---> HDSDR ---> softrock The link between wsjtx uses VAC cables for audio and CAT to HDSDR for rig control.
 
This combination worked fine for many years (since 2016) on a PC running W7 with many 100s of contacts.
Unfortunately having recently replaced my W7 PC with one running W10 it no longer works.
I have traced the problem to the fact that somewhere in the chain the allocation of the I/Q signals to the L/R audio channels gets swopped.
 
Now the reason for asking help from this group is that I do not see the same problem when going from W7 to W10 with other software combinations
eg Powersdr v2.4.4, fldigi ---> quisk
 
I know that this is an unusual setup but I would be interested if anyone else using a similar system has experienced problems.
 
Paul M1BKL

Hi Paul,

in HDSDR on the Options menu (F7) you can select swapped I and Q channel assignments for Rx for sound card I/Q data.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked WSJTX with Softrock

Paul Coddington
 

Hi I am hoping someone can help.
 
I have been running wsjtx with various modes using the following rig combination.
 
wsjtx ---> HDSDR ---> softrock The link between wsjtx uses VAC cables for audio and CAT to HDSDR for rig control.
 
This combination worked fine for many years (since 2016) on a PC running W7 with many 100s of contacts.
Unfortunately having recently replaced my W7 PC with one running W10 it no longer works.
I have traced the problem to the fact that somewhere in the chain the allocation of the I/Q signals to the L/R audio channels gets swopped.
 
Now the reason for asking help from this group is that I do not see the same problem when going from W7 to W10 with other software combinations
eg Powersdr v2.4.4, fldigi ---> quisk
 
I know that this is an unusual setup but I would be interested if anyone else using a similar system has experienced problems.
 
Paul M1BKL


locked Re: WSJT-X is not decoding but shows signals on wate

Jim Bacher - WB8VSU
 

That is why the wsjt-x webpage recommends you to install Meinberg NTP or equiv if you are on Windows. 

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

On Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 6:04 PM, K. Williams
<kawill70@...> wrote:
Yesterday I opened WSJT-X and had the same problem with no FT8 decodes. I checked my computer clock and it was a full 4 seconds ahead!

After synchronization, everything is back to normal. I wonder if leap day on February 29 could have been a factor.

Windows 10 does have an easy synchronization feature. Go to Settings, Time & Language, Synchronize Your Clock, and Sync Now.


locked Re: wav recordings

Paul W5PF
 

It appears to be working now. I had to go in and manually erase the existing files. Then when I started WSJTX with no wav files it deletes the new file after each receive period.  Should have tried that before posting.

Paul W5PF

On 3/3/2020 7:46 PM, Paul W5PF via Groups.Io wrote:

Hey Walter,

Thanks but that is what I have done and they are still being saved. At least there is apparently a limit of 2611 files because the oldest is erased before the new one is saved.

73, Paul W5PF

On 3/3/2020 5:47 PM, Walter Holmes K5WH wrote:
Hey Paul,
 
 Try clicking on the SAVE then select NONE.

See if that takes care of it for you, as it does for me.

Take care,


Walter/K5WH

-----Original Message-----
From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul W5PF
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:22 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] wav recordings

How do I turn them off?

I have gone to the SAVE menu and have NONE checked but the wav files continue to pile up in the save directory.

Thanks

Paul W5PF





    


locked Re: Settings/General

Darl DEEDS
 

Thanks for the response. Yes I did receive a private email advising me. I thank you very much for responding though.

 

73

Darl  NA8W

 

From: Frode Igland
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 06:45
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Settings/General

 

Darl, you may have found the answer, but I didn't see any response to your message. You are correct about the alternate F1 - F6 functions not being explained in the User Guide. In the WSJT-X main window, however, if you select the Help - Keyboard Shortcuts, you will find it in the parenthesis for F1 to F6.

F1 = transmit Tx6 (CQ)

F2 = transmit Tx2

F3 = transmit Tx3

F4 = transmit Tx4

F5 = transmit Tx5

F6 = toggle "Call 1st)

 

As you already know, they are activated in the Settings - General, check "Alternate F1-F6 bindings".

 

There is no F key for Tx1, as the software intentionally requires you to actively make the selection of which station to call, if you are not the CQ-ing station.

 

73 Frode LA6VQ

 


locked Re: wav recordings

Paul W5PF
 

Hey Walter,

Thanks but that is what I have done and they are still being saved. At least there is apparently a limit of 2611 files because the oldest is erased before the new one is saved.

73, Paul W5PF

On 3/3/2020 5:47 PM, Walter Holmes K5WH wrote:

Hey Paul,
 
 Try clicking on the SAVE then select NONE.

See if that takes care of it for you, as it does for me.

Take care,


Walter/K5WH

-----Original Message-----
From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul W5PF
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:22 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] wav recordings

How do I turn them off?

I have gone to the SAVE menu and have NONE checked but the wav files continue to pile up in the save directory.

Thanks

Paul W5PF