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locked Re: Answer Only DX

Rick Hatton
 

Comedians all ...
:-/


locked Re: FT4 logging mode different that FT8 mode

Bill Somerville
 

On 23/04/2020 20:57, Bob Frostholm wrote:
I usually use FT8... Just made a contact on FT4 and then checked my WSJT
log and I see this:

<mode:4>MFSK <submode:3>FT4

FT8 does not include mode and submode independently...  just <mode:3<FT8>.

Why does it do this for FT4?

Is my setup incorrect?

-- 73 Bob Ko6Lu
Hi Bob,

we follow the ADIF specification.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: Answer Only DX

Chuck Adams
 

Stan,

 

OM, you are behind the times.

 

The NEW NEWER WSJT-X version will also provide you with an AI companion to help you through those long lonely nights in front of the radio.

 

It will simulate a real live human female (or males for those so inclined).

 

It will be called WSJT-SEX.

 

73,

 

Chuck

KV4VT

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Stan Galonski via groups.io
Sent: 23 April, 2020 3:39 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Answer Only DX

 

They are adding a feature that would allow hams to set up FT8 to do auto CQ's on their passing to SK. It would startup the computer, the applications and turn on the rigs. LOTW would confirm and still give credit. Wait it's April 23rd not April 1st.

 

73,

 

Stan

KK3KK

 

 

 

In a message dated 4/23/2020 10:08:58 AM Pacific Standard Time, 71topaz@... writes:

 

So... if I understand correctly there's no way to have the program recognize a DX station from my call sign, and conditionally reply using auto sequence?


locked FT4 logging mode different that FT8 mode

Bob Frostholm
 

I usually use FT8... Just made a contact on FT4 and then checked my WSJT
log and I see this:

<mode:4>MFSK <submode:3>FT4

FT8 does not include mode and submode independently...  just <mode:3<FT8>.

Why does it do this for FT4?

Is my setup incorrect?

--
73

Bob

Ko6Lu


locked Re: Answer Only DX

Stan Galonski
 

They are adding a feature that would allow hams to set up FT8 to do auto CQ's on their passing to SK. It would startup the computer, the applications and turn on the rigs. LOTW would confirm and still give credit. Wait it's April 23rd not April 1st.

73,

Stan
KK3KK



In a message dated 4/23/2020 10:08:58 AM Pacific Standard Time, 71topaz@... writes:

So... if I understand correctly there's no way to have the program recognize a DX station from my call sign, and conditionally reply using auto sequence?


locked Re: Hamlib error

Al Rusnak
 

Bill and Larry

Thanks.  The delay setting at minimum resolved the issue.  Thought the software was overriding the signaling.  Obviously not.

Thanks,
Al


Al Rusnak
408 667 1039

On Apr 22, 2020, at 10:15 PM, Larry Krist <larrykrist@...> wrote:



Make sure that your signal link has the delay setting all the way counter clockwise. If it is not, it will hold the transmit on just long enough to cause that error. Took me a while to figure that out on my similar setup.

Larry  N8CWU

On 4/22/2020 10:20 PM, Al Rusnak via groups.io wrote:

I’m fairly new in using this program.  On about my 3rd week now.  I thought I had the system working well, but over the last few days I have seen a condition that I cannot resolve.  When in the transmit cycle at the 14th second of the 15 second cycle or when leaving the tune mode,  I get an error message “Hamlib error:  Command rejected by the rig while setting frequency”.  This condition is not 100%, but in the range of 90% of the time.

 

I initially thought this might be some noise problem where the radio was getting rfi during the transmission.  However, I’ve disconnected everything imaginable, installed new cables and reduced the transmitter to the lowest power setting of 5 watts and still get the problem.

 

Additionally, when going through the various qso cycles, the transmit enable indication would normally stay on.  Now, it turns off after a transmission if the Hamlib error condition does not occur.  I end up having to reset the transmit enable most of the time.

 

Finally, my rig works well with other applications, however these are logging type programs, i.e. not trying to change a frequency close to the end of a transmission.

 

System:

    WSJT V 2.1.2 0068f9

    Windows XP with service pack 3, 32 bit

    Yaesu FT857 D

    SignalLink USB D/A

 

I’ve enjoyed using the program for the short time that I’ve used it.  Definitely can see a lot more activity.  When it was working correctly, it was extremely easy to use.  However, the recent issue makes it a little harder to use.  Would appreciate any help that you could provide.

 

Thanks,

Al, KE6JAC

 



    


locked Sound card problems Ubuntu 18.04

d_ziolkowski
 

Hello all-

Ubuntu 18.04, WSJTx --- latest version

I have 3 sound cards installed. the internal card and 2 USB cards.

The two USB cards are used for two instances of WSJT-x for WSPR. One is receive only, the other also has transmit capabilities. 

I recently upgraded to 18.04, and the problem is that the sound card "routing" changes every time I start programs or reboot. 

So instead of soundcard A routing to WSJTX ver 1, it goes to Ver 2. 

I did some searching and this appears to be the way it works in 18.04. 

So how can I lock the routings?

A google search came up with using pactl to do this, but looks complicated to figure out the proper IDs of the sinks , sources etc.

I am wondering is there an easier way?

Thanks

Dan KC2STA


locked Re: Intermittent Decode

Dick
 

As to "Intermittent Decode" in general,
I see the same behaviour but I can always relate it to the CPU being (too?) busy.
e.g. if one timeslot shows a lot of decodes the next timeslot might show none at all although they are visible in the waterfall.
This becomes more apparant when the PC is doing other tasks as well, which might be reading mail, copying files or background tasks.
Unfortunately I have not been able to get a number on how high the CPU usages has to be to get no decodes.

73, Dick PA2015


locked Re: Intermittent Decode

Dick
 

On Sun, Mar 1, 2020 at 08:19 PM, Alex, VE3NEA wrote:


The time stamps of the messages in the ALL.TXT file (right) are not the same
as in the Band Activity window (left)! Some of the messages that were decoded
at 04:13:00 have correct time stamps on the left, but are marked with 04:13:15
on the right. Notice that no decoding occurred at 04:13:15 - maybe because
some messages already had this time stamp?
FWIW and I could not find this answer in this thread/topic:

we hope to have addressed the issue with timestamps in the ALL.TXT file rolling over to the period after the messages were decoded for the next release.

See: https://groups.io/g/WSJTX/message/8286

Cheers,
Dick


locked JT ALert not connecting

Don Roden
 

It WAS working last week, but not today.

I get an error message Line 10362
Error: Variable used without being declared.

port 2237 selected on both programs.

Don W4DNR


locked 2020 RTTY Roundup prelim results

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locked Re: Answer Only DX

Mack Edmonson
 

BUT I WANT IT TO DO EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME FOR ME!

W4ENN

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Hasan Schiers N0AN
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:19 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Answer Only DX

 

Way too funny, Bill. Brightened my day. 73, N0AN

Hasan

 

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020, 12:14 PM Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:

On 23/04/2020 18:08, Rick Hatton wrote:
> So... if I understand correctly there's no way to have the program
> recognize a DX station from my call sign, and conditionally reply
> using auto sequence?

HI Rick,

no, that's your job.

73
Bill
G4WJS.

 


locked Re: Constand Rig Control Error

Chuck K4RGN
 

Just reduce the drive by reducing the TX Audio level by using the Pwr slider.

Perhaps, it depends on the radio. I find it difficult to adjust the RF output of my Ten-Tec Pegasus using the Pwr slider in WSJT-X. The slider fights with the audio input level compensation in the Peg that cannot be completely disabled (there's a hardware mod to correct this in the Peg, but it requires replacing surface-mount components). I get much more accurate control by configuring WSJT-X for FLrig to supervise the radio. The FLrig power slider uses CAT to accomplish what I want.

73 Chuck K4RGN


locked Re: Meteor Scatter

Hasan Schiers N0AN
 

Takeoff angles are not laser lines, they are cones of radiation as wide as the antenna pattern of the antenna. An antenna with a 3 dB vertical lobe that is 25 deg wide, will have substantial power at angles of plus/minus 12.5 deg .

The Moxon, for example is a wonderful antenna for meteor scatter because it has nearly a 50 degree 3 dB beamwidth.

Very poor to worthless for EME.

The higher the gain the antenna , the narrower its lobes, but they are still lobes, not cutoff points.
73, N0AN 

Hasan


On Thu, Apr 23, 2020, 11:59 AM Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:
Here is a question I have never seemed to get an answer for.

Say you have a very low 6 meter yagi, so it's main lobe is already very elevated above the horizon. Like this,

Does tilting the elevation angle of the beam do anything to that 25 already takeoff angle?

Joe WB9SBD

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
Idle-Tyme.com
http://www.idle-tyme.com

On 4/22/2020 1:49 PM, Bob G8HGN wrote:

Hi,

If you have elevation, the program shows you the optimum angle when you put in the decoded callsign/or double click on it, along with the direct path and preferred alternates A or B.

73

Bob G8HGN

On 22/04/2020 19:42, Palle Preben-Hansen, OZ1RH wrote:
What is the point in tilting the antenna 15 deg up? Almost all MS QSO's requires a radiation angle less than 10 deg. Also tilting a beam does not change its radiation anglemuch  as the radiation angle is determined by the antenna height above ground, see www.oz1rh.com with www.qsl.net/oz1rh/gnd_gain_eme_2002.zip

Radiation angles needed.

Supposing the MS reflections takes place at 110 km of height the needed radiation angle can be taken from this diagram:

 
 

 

As you can see angles below 10 degrees will fit a QSO distance over 1.100 km. The height of your antenna should reflect this. If you are on a hilltop or have a tall tower you could end up with too low angle of radiation for a 700-1.100 km QSO. However the meteors are random and not all are burning at exactly 110 km, so do not take this curve too seriously, but try MS out and see how you do.


73, Palle, OZ1RH


    



locked Re: Answer Only DX

Rick Hatton
 

I have gotten too used to hitting CQ and then doing stuff in different workspaces :-)


locked Re: Answer Only DX

Hasan Schiers N0AN
 

Way too funny, Bill. Brightened my day. 73, N0AN

Hasan

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020, 12:14 PM Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:
On 23/04/2020 18:08, Rick Hatton wrote:
> So... if I understand correctly there's no way to have the program
> recognize a DX station from my call sign, and conditionally reply
> using auto sequence?

HI Rick,

no, that's your job.

73
Bill
G4WJS.



locked Re: Answer Only DX

Bill Somerville
 

On 23/04/2020 18:08, Rick Hatton wrote:
So... if I understand correctly there's no way to have the program recognize a DX station from my call sign, and conditionally reply using auto sequence?
HI Rick,

no, that's your job.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: Answer Only DX

Rick Hatton
 

So... if I understand correctly there's no way to have the program recognize a DX station from my call sign, and conditionally reply using auto sequence?


locked Re: Meteor Scatter

Joe WB9SBD
 

Here is a question I have never seemed to get an answer for.

Say you have a very low 6 meter yagi, so it's main lobe is already very elevated above the horizon. Like this,

Does tilting the elevation angle of the beam do anything to that 25 already takeoff angle?

Joe WB9SBD

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
Idle-Tyme.com
http://www.idle-tyme.com

On 4/22/2020 1:49 PM, Bob G8HGN wrote:

Hi,

If you have elevation, the program shows you the optimum angle when you put in the decoded callsign/or double click on it, along with the direct path and preferred alternates A or B.

73

Bob G8HGN

On 22/04/2020 19:42, Palle Preben-Hansen, OZ1RH wrote:
What is the point in tilting the antenna 15 deg up? Almost all MS QSO's requires a radiation angle less than 10 deg. Also tilting a beam does not change its radiation anglemuch  as the radiation angle is determined by the antenna height above ground, see www.oz1rh.com with www.qsl.net/oz1rh/gnd_gain_eme_2002.zip

Radiation angles needed.

Supposing the MS reflections takes place at 110 km of height the needed radiation angle can be taken from this diagram:

 
 

 

As you can see angles below 10 degrees will fit a QSO distance over 1.100 km. The height of your antenna should reflect this. If you are on a hilltop or have a tall tower you could end up with too low angle of radiation for a 700-1.100 km QSO. However the meteors are random and not all are burning at exactly 110 km, so do not take this curve too seriously, but try MS out and see how you do.


73, Palle, OZ1RH


    


locked Re: Intermittent Decode

neil_zampella <neilz@...>
 

Considering that there are over 22,000 users of WSJT-X, and thousands NOT having this problem, care to rethink that statement?

Neil, KN3ILZ



On 4/23/2020 10:55 AM, AH0U wrote:
It seems to me that with the great number of hams with this problem and the great diversity of computers and software systems and clock software that the problem must be in something else rather than the users system... like in  WSJT itself

    

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