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locked Re: Receive Frequency not moving to Calling Station's frequency

Martin G0HDB
 

On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 11:22 PM, Glen Jenkins WB4KTF wrote:
Thanks to those who replied, More Data:
I do have my "Hold Tx freq" Checked, and on a clear spot.  What I find is that I'll see a station call me (Red Bar), but then after I reply with my report to them, I no longer decode their transmission.   Decode only restarts when I manually Double Click on their RED BAR call that then moves MY "Rx Freq" to where they are transmitting.  I may see them answering with their report and RR, but my QSO just keeps resending my report to them.  It is only after I force my software to be receiving on their signal can I complete the QSO.  As I said, I can see them, but my QSO cannot complete until I move Rx to where they are transmitting.  Hope that this clarifies my issue.
Hi Glen, if I'm understanding your 'problem' correctly then I suspect you might be expecting something to happen that isn't part of what WSJT-X does, and also that you might have problems with your setup that are causing your decoding issues.

As you've found, if you double-click on a caller then the green Rx cursor on your waterfall does move to their Tx frequency; I've also just confirmed on my system that, if you've got 'Call 1st' checked, then your green Rx cursor will move to the Tx frequency of a station calling you, eg. replying to your CQ call.  However, if you haven't double-clicked on a caller and 'Call 1st' isn't checked then your green Rx cursor will NOT move automatically to the Tx frequency of the station calling you; as far as I'm aware this is entirely the expected behaviour and most of the time won't matter because WSJT-X will (or should) decode everything within the span of your Wide Graph waterfall, although I believe the decoding is done to a slightly greater depth on or close to the Rx frequency.

As for you having difficulties in decoding a station when your green Rx cursor isn't aligned with the other station's Tx frequency, this makes me wonder if you might have something amiss with the way your system is set up.  For example, if you're operating with your receiver AGC switched off then the audio being fed from your receiver into WSJT-X could well contain all sorts of nasty distortion products caused by strong signals overloading something in the receiving chain; distortion in the audio can cause all sorts of problems with the WSJT-X software's ability to decode especially weaker signals.  Also, if your local RF environment is especially noisy then the WSJT-X decoder might only be to decode correctly when your Rx frequency is closely aligned with the other station's Tx frequency, which is what you've observed.  I'd suggest it would be worth investigating the quality of your received audio that's being fed into WSJT-X to see if you do have problems of excessive noise and/or distortion.

You haven't mentioned what you've got your Decode level set to - is is Fast, Normal or Deep, and have you got AP enabled or disabled?  Have you tried different decode levels with AP enabled or disabled to see if changing any of those settings makes any difference to your decoding issues?

HTH,

--
Martin G0HDB


locked Mode not changing when clicked

Tom Arny
 

Recently, when I switch mode from FT4 to FT8, it doesn't work.  I have to go into the band window on left and pick 14.074. It then switches as usual.  It works fine switching back to FT4.
I'm using an ICOM-7300 and HP Laptop, Windows 10.
The problem is not a big deal, just puzzling.
Tom Arny
PO Box 545
Patagonia, AZ 85624





locked Re: Meaning of a1, a2 and a3

Jerome Sodus
 

Ditto. And I enjoy telling my friends about it. They chuckle too.
73 jerry km3k 



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------
From: "Tom Loughney via groups.io" <aj4xm@...>
Date: 4/4/20 09:35 (GMT-05:00)
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Meaning of a1, a2 and a3

Great thinking outside the box Steve! I must be getting slow in my old age because I didn't even "see" that when it was right there. The absolute best answer I have ever seen in this group. A little levity really helps these days. 73 my friend. 


locked Re: WSJT-X+Win10+IC-7300 audio confusion #AudioIssues

John Hill
 

On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 09:13 AM, Kai-KE4PT wrote:
Hi Matt,
Set the default Windows audio device to the Windows internal audio system, what ever that is. All Windows bleeps, chrips and audio will go to the default audio device.

Then in EACH radio application, like WSJT-X and MMTTY and FLDIGI, etc., select the "USB Audio Codec" in both the INPUT and OUTPUT settings {File > Setting > audio.. in WSJT-X for example}. The radio and its sound card MUST be connected and turned on before you start WSJT-X and choose the "USB Audio Codec" option.

Kindest regards
Kai, KE4PT
Kai, you are absolutely right.  Reino, thanks for quoting Bill's email on the subject.  To all, please pardon my unnecessary intrusion.  Several years ago I received instructions advising to make the input and output devices used the defaults and never questioned it.  I now have my laptop's built-in input and output devices set as the defaults and select the devices needed for each app that I use.  It works as advertised!  Only the apps in use appear as inputs to the volume mixer for the output device iused, so there are no devices that need to be muted.

There is an old saying that, "You learn something every day".  It's so true.

Thanks all!
John W2HUV


locked Re: Meaning of a1, a2 and a3

Tom Loughney
 

Great thinking outside the box Steve! I must be getting slow in my old age because I didn't even "see" that when it was right there. The absolute best answer I have ever seen in this group. A little levity really helps these days. 73 my friend. 


locked Re: Setting for Older FT-450

Bill Somerville
 

On 10/03/2020 13:10, ke4kol wrote:
Bill,
Great details on setting up the TX.  Do you have the recommended setup for the RX?

Thanks,
Jim, Ke4kol
Hi Jim,

the recommendations for setting up Rx audio to WSJT-X are as they have always been.

Adjust the output level from your rig such that quiet band background noise indicates 30 dB or a little more on the WSJT-X thermometer style level indicator. This ensures that ADC quantization errors are swamped while leaving maximum headroom for strong signals. If your setup has no means of adjusting the rig's level to the sound card, or there is insufficient range, then it's OK to use the master level control on the audio device, otherwise that should be set to 0 dB (FS) and left alone.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: Receive Frequency not moving to Calling Station's frequency

Herb Blue - WB8ASI
 

On April 3, 2020 at 10:05 PM Herb Blue <WB8ASI@...> wrote:

Hi Glen,   Trying to understand your problem.  Doesn't quite sound right.  Are you a new user or are you seeing something different from what you're used to?   Everything seems to be pretty automatic.  If you're calling CQ and get a "red bar" answer, you should auto answer to Call 1st if you have that checked, otherwise you will need to click on who you want from the vast pile-up calling you which I'm not used to. If you don't have Call 1st clicked, then maybe that's why you have to click to get things going? Or maybe you don't have Auto Seq clicked to keep things going?  If you are just waiting and someone happens to call you....yes you have to click on the "red bar" to acknowledge that you want to respond to them.  You never have to move the green bracket to their TX frequency.  The green bracket knows where it is better than you.  Hope something here helps. 73, Herb WB8ASI
On April 3, 2020 at 6:22 PM Glen Jenkins WB4KTF <wb4ktf@...> wrote:

Thanks to those who replied, More Data:
I do have my "Hold Tx freq" Checked, and on a clear spot.  What I find is that I'll see a station call me (Red Bar), but then after I reply with my report to them, I no longer decode their transmission.   Decode only restarts when I manually Double Click on their RED BAR call that then moves MY "Rx Freq" to where they are transmitting.  I may see them answering with their report and RR, but my QSO just keeps resending my report to them.  It is only after I force my software to be receiving on their signal can I complete the QSO.  As I said, I can see them, but my QSO cannot complete until I move Rx to where they are transmitting.  Hope that this clarifies my issue.
--
Glen, WB4KTF
Austin, TX

 


 


locked Re: Receive Frequency not moving to Calling Station's frequency

Herb Blue - WB8ASI
 

Hi Glen,   Trying to understand your problem.  Doesn't quite sound right.  Are you a new user or are you seeing something different from what you're used to?   Everything seems to be pretty automatic.  If you're calling CQ and get a "red bar" answer, you should auto answer to Call 1st if you have that checked, otherwise you will need to click on who you want from the vast pile-up calling you which I'm not used to. If you don't have Call 1st clicked, then maybe that's why you have to click to get things going? Or maybe you don't have Auto Seq clicked to keep things going?  If you are just waiting and someone happens to call you....yes you have to click on the "red bar" to acknowledge that you want to respond to them.  You never have to move the green bracket to their TX frequency.  The green bracket knows where it is better than you.  Hope something here helps. 73, Herb WB8ASI

On April 3, 2020 at 6:22 PM Glen Jenkins WB4KTF <wb4ktf@...> wrote:

Thanks to those who replied, More Data:
I do have my "Hold Tx freq" Checked, and on a clear spot.  What I find is that I'll see a station call me (Red Bar), but then after I reply with my report to them, I no longer decode their transmission.   Decode only restarts when I manually Double Click on their RED BAR call that then moves MY "Rx Freq" to where they are transmitting.  I may see them answering with their report and RR, but my QSO just keeps resending my report to them.  It is only after I force my software to be receiving on their signal can I complete the QSO.  As I said, I can see them, but my QSO cannot complete until I move Rx to where they are transmitting.  Hope that this clarifies my issue.
--
Glen, WB4KTF
Austin, TX

 


locked Re: Receive Frequency not moving to Calling Station's frequency

Monty Wilson, NR0A
 

About half way down on the lower part of the screen (to the left of the Call 1st check) is a check box for Auto Seq.  Make sure that is checked.

 

Monty, NR0A

Jwilson16@...

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Glen Jenkins WB4KTF
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 05:22 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Receive Frequency not moving to Calling Station's frequency

 

Thanks to those who replied, More Data:
I do have my "Hold Tx freq" Checked, and on a clear spot.  What I find is that I'll see a station call me (Red Bar), but then after I reply with my report to them, I no longer decode their transmission.   Decode only restarts when I manually Double Click on their RED BAR call that then moves MY "Rx Freq" to where they are transmitting.  I may see them answering with their report and RR, but my QSO just keeps resending my report to them.  It is only after I force my software to be receiving on their signal can I complete the QSO.  As I said, I can see them, but my QSO cannot complete until I move Rx to where they are transmitting.  Hope that this clarifies my issue.
--
Glen, WB4KTF
Austin, TX


locked Re: Receive Frequency not moving to Calling Station's frequency

Glen Jenkins WB4KTF
 

Thanks to those who replied, More Data:
I do have my "Hold Tx freq" Checked, and on a clear spot.  What I find is that I'll see a station call me (Red Bar), but then after I reply with my report to them, I no longer decode their transmission.   Decode only restarts when I manually Double Click on their RED BAR call that then moves MY "Rx Freq" to where they are transmitting.  I may see them answering with their report and RR, but my QSO just keeps resending my report to them.  It is only after I force my software to be receiving on their signal can I complete the QSO.  As I said, I can see them, but my QSO cannot complete until I move Rx to where they are transmitting.  Hope that this clarifies my issue.
--
Glen, WB4KTF
Austin, TX


locked Re: Setting for Older FT-450

Howard Kunkel
 

Bill, Thanks for the suggestions I will tackle  the task after dinner. But it sounds very hopeful!  I will followup with you in a bit.
Thank you!
Howie
WA2AGA 


locked Re: Solved: Intermittent audio to IC-7300 using one USB cable wsjt-x

Bill Somerville
 

On 03/04/2020 22:07, Howard Kunkel wrote:
Full time no audio to IC 7300 after windows 10 update to version 1909, CP210x removed software driver and reinstalled. No help. Comports disappear next start up. Subsequent restarts and reboots SOMETIMES will populate com ports in device manager. But still no audio from PC to IC 7300. 
"Device USB\VID_10C4&PID_EA60\IC-7300_02006125 requires further installation" is in the event log. 
Thanks in advance for any help rendered.  LOSING HAIR!

Howie
WA2AGA

Hi Howie,

I'm not sure why you have chosen to reinstall the virtual COM port driver when you clearly have a problem with audio to your rig via the USB connection. Not really surprising that COM port numbers get reassigned when you do that.

Please review this post for details on how to set up Tx audio from WSJT-X, note particularly that you must choose a Tx audio offset around 1500 Hz when setting Tx audio:

https://groups.io/g/WSJTX/message/5077

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: Solved: Intermittent audio to IC-7300 using one USB cable wsjt-x

Howard Kunkel
 

Full time no audio to IC 7300 after windows 10 update to version 1909, CP210x removed software driver and reinstalled. No help. Comports disappear next start up. Subsequent restarts and reboots SOMETIMES will populate com ports in device manager. But still no audio from PC to IC 7300. 
"Device USB\VID_10C4&PID_EA60\IC-7300_02006125 requires further installation" is in the event log. 
Thanks in advance for any help rendered.  LOSING HAIR!

Howie
WA2AGA
 


locked Is this how it is supposed to work ?

Derek Steele
 

Hello All,

               First of all, let me say a heartfelt thank you to the development team of the WSJT-X

software. I enjoy using it.

Secondly, it is quite possible that I may have set up the program wrongly or I may just have

some of the settings wrong. Or I do not know how the program operates. I certainly am no expert.

The following observations are just for informational purposes only.

Having just use WSJT-X ver 2.1.2 in FOX mode on 18.095 Mhz, here are

some observations. Comments etc are welcome.

    It seems that everytime the program sends RR73 to a station an entry is made in the log.

    It seems as though the program answers stations that do not move to the FOX's transmit frequency.

    not sure if that it is supposed to operate.

    It also seems that many folk do not know how to operate FOX/HOUND mode judging by the many

    stations calling on my TX frequency or below 1000 Hz.


SV2AEL Logged 3 times....... Also in the FOX LOG and wsjt-xlog.adi

And not only SV2AEL but other stations also logged more than once. Maybe SV2AEL was not copying

me well enough thereby causing repeats.

Pic1

PIC2


As shown EA4DAU called at 941 Hz. The software sent a report and without seeing a response from him

also sent an RR73 to him and of logged him. Is that how it is supposed to work???? As I understand it the software

was not supposed to pick him up at 941 Hz to begin with and then send RR73 without seeing a report from

him.

pic3


Using the latest version of WSJT-X 2.1.2 32 bit version.

Windows 10 32bit installed on computer.

As it stands now, I will continue to use the program but not in FOX mode.


73 to all

Derek - J35X





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locked Re: WSJT-X and Windows 10 Soundcard

 

The problem with this is that the motherboard sound chip is only available if something is attached to it. For audio output at least I have an hdmi monitor, but I have no mic connected for input. So my default output device is my monitor, but my default input device is the IC-7300. I do have two virtual audio cables I use with a Flex1500.

73 stay safe Phil GM3ZZA

On 3 Apr 2020 20:11, Bruce N7XGR <n7xgr1@...> wrote:
Rick,  Try this,  when Windoze changes the Default sound device from the motherboard
device to the CODEC device go into the Sound properties setup and right click on the
motherboard device and select this as the Default device on both the Speaker and
Microphone tabs.

Bruce  N7XGR

On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 1:58 PM Rick <kk4nhc@...> wrote:

Thank you everyone.

Maybe I did not make myself clear. 


Yes the IC 7300 has a built in sound card. In Windows the laptop speakers and mic are set as default. Everything works fine until I start up the WJST software. Once it’s up and running it changes the default to the USBCodec. That’s my issue. When I used the same laptop and was using a music or movie app then start up Flidgi using a IC 706MKllG and a Signalink everything worked fine. It’s only since I starting using WSJT to do FT 8

rick




--
73 Phil GM3ZZA


locked Re: Receive Frequency not moving to Calling Station's frequency

Nc8q-mesh@gelm.net
 

On 4/3/20 3:21 PM, Glen Jenkins WB4KTF wrote:
I am finding that when I am called or answered by a station that my Rx frequency is not moving to their Tx frequency, thus I do not decode them.  Is there a setting that I am missing or is this normal WSJT-X behavior.  I am, of course, able to double click on their response and force the Rx to change to their Tx frequency, but then I miss a few decode cycles.
--
Glen, WB4KTF
Austin, TX

 Not true.
Your WSJT-X will decode all stations within the limits of the 'Wide Graph' lower to upper frequency.
You do not need to QSY.
:-|

Chuck



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locked Re: Receive Frequency not moving to Calling Station's frequency

Reino Talarmo
 

>I am finding that when I am called or answered by a station that my Rx frequency is not moving to their Tx frequency, thus I do not decode them. 
Glen,

The decoding of an answering station is independent of where your Rx frequency is. How the program would know where the answering station is before its signal is decoded? The Rx frequency is special as signals close to it are first decoded.

73, Reino OH3mA


locked Re: Receive Frequency not moving to Calling Station's frequency

Mike / W8DN
 

Do you have the "call first" box checked? I may be mistaken but believe that is the only way you automatically go to the calling station's freq.

Mike / W8DN

On 4/3/2020 3:21 PM, Glen Jenkins WB4KTF wrote:
I am finding that when I am called or answered by a station that my Rx frequency is not moving to their Tx frequency, thus I do not decode them.  Is there a setting that I am missing or is this normal WSJT-X behavior.  I am, of course, able to double click on their response and force the Rx to change to their Tx frequency, but then I miss a few decode cycles.
--
Glen, WB4KTF
Austin, TX

    


locked Receive Frequency not moving to Calling Station's frequency

Glen Jenkins WB4KTF
 

I am finding that when I am called or answered by a station that my Rx frequency is not moving to their Tx frequency, thus I do not decode them.  Is there a setting that I am missing or is this normal WSJT-X behavior.  I am, of course, able to double click on their response and force the Rx to change to their Tx frequency, but then I miss a few decode cycles.
--
Glen, WB4KTF
Austin, TX


locked Re: WSJT-X and Windows 10 Soundcard

Bruce N7XGR
 

Rick,  Try this,  when Windoze changes the Default sound device from the motherboard
device to the CODEC device go into the Sound properties setup and right click on the
motherboard device and select this as the Default device on both the Speaker and
Microphone tabs.

Bruce  N7XGR


On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 1:58 PM Rick <kk4nhc@...> wrote:

Thank you everyone.

Maybe I did not make myself clear. 


Yes the IC 7300 has a built in sound card. In Windows the laptop speakers and mic are set as default. Everything works fine until I start up the WJST software. Once it’s up and running it changes the default to the USBCodec. That’s my issue. When I used the same laptop and was using a music or movie app then start up Flidgi using a IC 706MKllG and a Signalink everything worked fine. It’s only since I starting using WSJT to do FT 8

rick