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locked Re: Control of FT726R

Butch Washer
 

I would agree that one of the newer USB sound cards that is popular with the guys on the EME reflector I subscribe to will go deeper, especially on JT65 or QRA64, but I’m pretty happy with the -21 to -24db that I get from time to time on FT8.

Thanks and have fun!!!

Butch N5SMQ
On Apr 18, 2020, at 4:24 PM, Jim Brown <k9yc@...> wrote:
On 4/18/2020 1:01 PM, Dave_G0WBX via groups.io wrote:
I'm not familiar with that MFJ device, but sounds like it works well for
you.
FWIW, one of the modern USB audio interfaces might allow better decoding down into the noise. http://k9yc.com/USB_Interfaces.pdf

I've never used anything but VOX to key my radios for RTTY and other digital modes -- IF the radio VOX circuitry works on the available aux audio input. I used to own an FT736, but sold it before the days of WSJT. :) I did use VOX on an aux input of a pair of FT1000MPs for RTTY contesting, and it worked fine.

73, Jim K9YC


locked Re: Microphone going to sleep?

Gilbert Baron
 

Well yes, I forgot about those. Been a LONG time since my green screen.

 

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From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Lewis
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 17:34
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Microphone going to sleep? #wsjtx

 

Not since the days of CRTs.

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gilbert Baron
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:40 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Microphone going to sleep? #wsjtx

 

My suggestion is to ditch the screen saver. They save no screens, never have and never will.

 


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locked Re: Microphone going to sleep?

Bob Lewis
 

Not since the days of CRTs.

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gilbert Baron
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:40 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Microphone going to sleep? #wsjtx

 

My suggestion is to ditch the screen saver. They save no screens, never have and never will.

 


locked Re: Set up V2.2-1

Wilt Barnum
 

My selection is governed by the list on Control PANEL  isn't it?



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From: "Lance Collister, W7GJ" <w7gj@q.com>
Date: 4/18/20 5:44 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Set up V2.2-1

Try different com ports...that worked for me!  GL and VY 73, Lance

On 4/18/2020 20:57:04, Wilt Barnum wrote:
> I recently lost a laptop and installed WSJT-X v2.2-1 on a desktop. No matter how I
> try I cannot get it to take the com ports listed in Control Panel.
> It's been a long time, what am I missing? W1IPL
>
>

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locked Re: Set up V2.2-1

Lance Collister, W7GJ <w7gj@...>
 

Try different com ports...that worked for me!  GL and VY 73, Lance

On 4/18/2020 20:57:04, Wilt Barnum wrote:
I recently lost a laptop and installed WSJT-X v2.2-1 on a desktop. No matter how I
try I cannot get it to take the com ports listed in Control Panel.
It's been a long time, what am I missing? W1IPL

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P.O. Box 73
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TEL: (406) 626-5728
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locked Re: call 2E0CVN/NHS wrong country(?) marked as U.S.A.

Arthur Bernstein
 

Speaking about weird callsigns on the air, I’ve been monitoring 1.908 Mhz FT8 overnight to see if any Japanese stations are copyable. This is what my WSJT-X has monitored:
17 April at 1037Z 4D9ZDZ with YI7KFI 549 3020, at 1142Z copied 9T2YAH with HA3IHQ TU R559 5026 . Now this morning 18 April WSJT-X copied on 1.908 Mhz CQ QW43YGWWPNL 0db. Weird that in FT8 mode some of it makes sense but none of these show up in any callsign database. On the 17April just before the callsigns reported there was a Brazilian station calling CQ JA several times with no results. Likely too early at between 0600 and 0700.
Will keep up my experiment and see what comes up.
 
Ideas?
 
73,
Art., N2KA
 
 
 
From: Paul F6EXV
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:43 AM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] call 2E0CVN/NHS wrong country(?) marked as U.S.A.
 
Wouln't it be a good idea for the IARU to remind all licensing adminstrations about the international regulations regarding callsigns  ?
Time to be reasonable again !!!
Too many nonsense callsigns issued, with matters not related to ham radio.
Or should I ask for TM154GM to celebrate the 154th anniversary of my grand-mother's birthday ?...

73
Paul F6EXV

Le 18/04/2020 à 12:01, Martin G0HDB a écrit :

On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 10:24 AM, Roger G4HZA wrote:
I'm not sure if this is compliant with the UK licence or not so I've hidden the calls of the individuals concerned.  Licence matters seem to quickly degenerate so I've placed the topic in moderation.

73 and keep safe

Roger, G4HZA
Hi Roger, as far as I can see from reading the amateur licence Ts & Cs on the Ofcom website the use of the /NHS suffix, and similar others such as /QRP, is not compliant with the UK licence regs.

I see that several UK stns, including a couple of 2Es and an M0, using the /NHS suffix have been spotted on the DXCluster this morning so unless Ofcom has very recently issued an NoV to permit the use of the suffix it would appear that they're all in contravention of their licence conditions...

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locked Set up V2.2-1

Wilt Barnum
 

I recently lost a laptop and installed WSJT-X v2.2-1 on a desktop. No matter how I try I cannot get it to take the com ports listed in Control Panel.
It's been a long time, what am I missing? W1IPL


locked Re: Control of FT726R

Jim Brown
 

On 4/18/2020 1:01 PM, Dave_G0WBX via groups.io wrote:
I'm not familiar with that MFJ device, but sounds like it works well for
you.
FWIW, one of the modern USB audio interfaces might allow better decoding down into the noise. http://k9yc.com/USB_Interfaces.pdf

I've never used anything but VOX to key my radios for RTTY and other digital modes -- IF the radio VOX circuitry works on the available aux audio input. I used to own an FT736, but sold it before the days of WSJT. :) I did use VOX on an aux input of a pair of FT1000MPs for RTTY contesting, and it worked fine.

73, Jim K9YC


locked Re: Control of FT726R

Dave_G0WBX
 

Thanks for the details Butch.

CAT control of the FT736 can be a bit of a pain as you say, as unlike
other later rigs you loose manual control of a lot of the rig.  But it's
not that bad for remote working.

I'm not familiar with that MFJ device, but sounds like it works well for
you.

73 gd dx.

Dave G0WBX.


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locked Re: Microphone going to sleep?

Gilbert Baron
 

My suggestion is to ditch the screen saver. They save no screens, never have and never will.

 

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From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis Jacobson
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 14:31
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Microphone going to sleep? #wsjtx

 

Hello  again...
Just thought I would let you all know and anyone who is also looking at this problem that Herb Blue was correct..  I set the screen saver to not kick in for 4 hours and as long as that didn't kick in, the mic kept working.. as soon as the screen saver came on, and I came back in the shack the mic wouldn't work again... So I agree, it's a screen saver problem..
Thanks to all for the suggestions.
Dennis N6NG


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locked Re: Microphone going to sleep?

Dennis Jacobson
 

Hello  again...
Just thought I would let you all know and anyone who is also looking at this problem that Herb Blue was correct..  I set the screen saver to not kick in for 4 hours and as long as that didn't kick in, the mic kept working.. as soon as the screen saver came on, and I came back in the shack the mic wouldn't work again... So I agree, it's a screen saver problem..
Thanks to all for the suggestions.
Dennis N6NG


locked Re: Wide Graph Anomaly

lmeeny
 

Bill,

The physical connection from the audio source, Signalink, and the PC is good so the processing overload is a lead worth following. Thank you,

Ed


locked Re: Does WSJTX permit FT8 transmissions without Grid IDs?

Andrew OBrien
 

I have now close this topic.


Andy K3UK 


locked Re: Does WSJTX permit FT8 transmissions without Grid IDs?

Howard Kunkel
 

Why do people get upset with this?

It's a hobby!  

There are far better things to be concerned about specially with the current Pandemic! Been a Ham since 1965 and never pursued any "Awards" choose to enjoy the hobby as just that. 
How much enjoyment is there when simple stuff causes anxiety?

I found the hobby great fun for the many people I have met and thus the friendships that have formed.  

IMHO 
Just saying.

On Sat, Apr 18, 2020, 2:15 PM GLENN PACKARD <packardg@...> wrote:
Many Hams do not fully understand the inter workings of LOTW confirmations and paper QSL cards and their affect on various awards. A paper QSL card confirmation is different from a LOTW confirmation, they are not the same and are treated differently by ARRL.  It is confusing and I learned something new above about the grids must appear in the TQSL to receive grid confirmation - I did not know that fact.  There also is a distinction between a QSO confirmation and a Grid confirmation.  Many Hams do not even care about the grid confirmation.  But, if you are chasing 6M and/or VUCC girds it makes a great deal of difference.  The lack of identifying your grid in the TQSL is why I was not getting all of my grids confirmed.  QSO may be confirmed, but the grid is NOT confirmed.  This affects your eligibility for some LOTW grid awards.

To further confuse the issue, paper QSL cards are NOT LOTW confirmations.  They are only used for ARRL awards and are not enter into LOTW by ARRL.  As an example,  I worked 6M-WAS digitial and every state entered an LOTW confirmation except Alaska which sent me a paper QSL card.  I can not receive my LOTW 6m-WAS digitial award until I receive an Alaska LOTW confirmation according to the LOTW awards application system.  Now, I'm not even going to get into "Legacy VUCC credits" which is a whole different issue.

Confusing - yes.

Glenn
K4ZOT


locked Re: Does WSJTX permit FT8 transmissions without Grid IDs?

 

Many Hams do not fully understand the inter workings of LOTW confirmations and paper QSL cards and their affect on various awards. A paper QSL card confirmation is different from a LOTW confirmation, they are not the same and are treated differently by ARRL.  It is confusing and I learned something new above about the grids must appear in the TQSL to receive grid confirmation - I did not know that fact.  There also is a distinction between a QSO confirmation and a Grid confirmation.  Many Hams do not even care about the grid confirmation.  But, if you are chasing 6M and/or VUCC girds it makes a great deal of difference.  The lack of identifying your grid in the TQSL is why I was not getting all of my grids confirmed.  QSO may be confirmed, but the grid is NOT confirmed.  This affects your eligibility for some LOTW grid awards.

To further confuse the issue, paper QSL cards are NOT LOTW confirmations.  They are only used for ARRL awards and are not enter into LOTW by ARRL.  As an example,  I worked 6M-WAS digitial and every state entered an LOTW confirmation except Alaska which sent me a paper QSL card.  I can not receive my LOTW 6m-WAS digitial award until I receive an Alaska LOTW confirmation according to the LOTW awards application system.  Now, I'm not even going to get into "Legacy VUCC credits" which is a whole different issue.

Confusing - yes.

Glenn
K4ZOT


locked Re: frequency measuring test

Mack Edmonson
 

Straightforward, measure a known frequency near the FMT frequency, establish a correction factor for your equipment, apply the correction factor, and hope you get the doppler correct. Not complicated at all.

Mack

W4ENN

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From: Jamie WW3S
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:29 PM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] frequency measuring test

 

I think I have that software, are there instructions somewhere on how to configure and use it for the FMT? 

 

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From: "Mack Edmonson via groups.io" <mackedmonson@...>

Sent: 4/18/2020 12:50:52 PM

Subject: Re: [WSJTX] frequency measuring test

 

Most ops who are serious about FMT use Spectrum Lab, easy to use and highly accurate.

Mack

W4ENN

 

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From: Jamie WW3S
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:07 AM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] frequency measuring test

 

Many use the software to get within a few hertz of the signal, once calibrated, and thats where I'm running into trouble, I'm trying to follow Joes W1JT instructions from 2010, and I'm running into trouble trying to do the calibration against WWV . Despite the fact I have the green CAT button in WSPR mode of WSJT-X, and the TEST CAT Function works, when I type the commands in the dos prompt window for FMT, I get an error:

 

 

rigctl -m 363 -r COM6 -s 9600 -C data_bits=8 -C stop_bits=2 -C serial_handshake=None F 4998500

 

using an IC-7610 with WSPR running under WSJT-X

 

 

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From: "Mack Edmonson via groups.io" <mackedmonson@...>

Sent: 4/17/2020 11:41:36 PM

Subject: Re: [WSJTX] frequency measuring test

 

 

On Apr 17, 2020, at 9:55 PM, Bob McGraw - K4TAX <rmcgraw@...> wrote:

 

The accuracy of the radio will be a prime factor and not a software application. The software will only show what the radio decodes and does not know if the radio is in error a few Hz.

 

73

 

Bob, K4TAX

 

 

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locked Re: frequency measuring test

Jamie WW3S
 

I think I have that software, are there instructions somewhere on how to configure and use it for the FMT? 

------ Original Message ------
From: "Mack Edmonson via groups.io" <mackedmonson@...>
Sent: 4/18/2020 12:50:52 PM
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] frequency measuring test

Most ops who are serious about FMT use Spectrum Lab, easy to use and highly accurate.

Mack

W4ENN

 

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From: Jamie WW3S
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:07 AM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] frequency measuring test

 

Many use the software to get within a few hertz of the signal, once calibrated, and thats where I'm running into trouble, I'm trying to follow Joes W1JT instructions from 2010, and I'm running into trouble trying to do the calibration against WWV . Despite the fact I have the green CAT button in WSPR mode of WSJT-X, and the TEST CAT Function works, when I type the commands in the dos prompt window for FMT, I get an error:

 

 

rigctl -m 363 -r COM6 -s 9600 -C data_bits=8 -C stop_bits=2 -C serial_handshake=None F 4998500

 

using an IC-7610 with WSPR running under WSJT-X

 

 

------ Original Message ------

From: "Mack Edmonson via groups.io" <mackedmonson@...>

Sent: 4/17/2020 11:41:36 PM

Subject: Re: [WSJTX] frequency measuring test

 

 

On Apr 17, 2020, at 9:55 PM, Bob McGraw - K4TAX <rmcgraw@...> wrote:

 

The accuracy of the radio will be a prime factor and not a software application. The software will only show what the radio decodes and does not know if the radio is in error a few Hz.

 

73

 

Bob, K4TAX

 

 

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locked Re: frequency measuring test

Mack Edmonson
 

Most ops who are serious about FMT use Spectrum Lab, easy to use and highly accurate.

Mack

W4ENN

 

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From: Jamie WW3S
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:07 AM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] frequency measuring test

 

Many use the software to get within a few hertz of the signal, once calibrated, and thats where I'm running into trouble, I'm trying to follow Joes W1JT instructions from 2010, and I'm running into trouble trying to do the calibration against WWV . Despite the fact I have the green CAT button in WSPR mode of WSJT-X, and the TEST CAT Function works, when I type the commands in the dos prompt window for FMT, I get an error:

 

 

rigctl -m 363 -r COM6 -s 9600 -C data_bits=8 -C stop_bits=2 -C serial_handshake=None F 4998500

 

using an IC-7610 with WSPR running under WSJT-X

 

 

------ Original Message ------

From: "Mack Edmonson via groups.io" <mackedmonson@...>

Sent: 4/17/2020 11:41:36 PM

Subject: Re: [WSJTX] frequency measuring test

 

 

On Apr 17, 2020, at 9:55 PM, Bob McGraw - K4TAX <rmcgraw@...> wrote:

 

The accuracy of the radio will be a prime factor and not a software application. The software will only show what the radio decodes and does not know if the radio is in error a few Hz.

 

73

 

Bob, K4TAX

 

 

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locked Re: WSJTX with rig control #WSJTX_config

zs6bv@...
 

Larry Thank you, Delay off - Problem solved.


locked Control of FT726R and other radios

Tom V. Segalstad
 

 

Here using a Kensington Docking Station, where audio is plugged in from the radio station’s mic and loudspeaker (using different radio stations), and an USB cable connects the PC to the Docking Station.

 

The radio station has to be manually controlled in most respects, although audio in and out can also be adjusted in the settings in the PC.

 

My Kensington Docking Station was quite cheap (see the copy of the old advertisement attached in a JPG-file, with my additional text for talks I have given) – and new varieties are now sold world wide from for instance Amazon. But cheaper units can be bought from eBay, used or new. The radio is set to VOX for transmitting, and works fine with all modes provided from the WSJT and WSJT-X programs.

 

All cables (shielded) connecting the Docking Station are wound many turns around ferrite units, in order to prevent RFI from the transmitter – and this works perfectly – even at high power output (for instance 1 kW at EME).

 

73 from Tom (LA4LN)

 

 

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Emne: Re: [WSJTX] Control of FT726R

 

Re: Control of FT726R
From: Butch Washer
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 15:27:42 PDT

I use an FT-736r no computer control either, an older MFJ sound card interface with serial keying. This setup work GREAT!! On FT8, if the band gets crowded, move up or down .500 or so. I run 100-150 on 6m, 2m and 70cm!

 

Butch N5SMQ

Butch.

The FT736r works well with WSJTX in regards to RigCAT control & PTT just using the standard Hamlib interface WSJTx comes with, and a common USB to TTL serial adapter (as used with many Arduino devices.)  It is not difficult to opto-isolate the needed lines either.

Note though, that when under CAT control, you loose most of the front panel control, until the CAT mode is released.

I'd be interested in knowing exactly how you get the TX/RX audio into/outof the radio, as I've found that the "DATA" port, though it does work with SSB modes, suffers from RF ingress and ground loop issues on TX due to a classic "Pin 1 problem" as you'd call it.   Resulting in some pretty terrible sounding (and visibly wide) transmissions.   (I can "hear" at least two other 736's on 2m at times when monitoring FT8 activity!  The sound is quite unmistakable.)

73.

Dave G0WBX.

 

 

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