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locked Re: #mac #macOS

Bill, W8BC
 

Thanks, Bill.
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Bill
W8BC


locked Re: #mac #macOS

Bill Somerville
 

On 27/02/2021 17:43, Bill, W8BC via groups.io wrote:
Can someone tell me what is the Decode font name using the Mac application at the initial install?
--
Bill
W8BC

Hi Bill,

WSJT-X request a font family rather than a specific font, the actual font used depends on the fonts installed on your system. The initial request is for Courier 10 point, the nearest monospaced font that matches that should be selected by the system font manager.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked #mac #macOS

Bill, W8BC
 

Can someone tell me what is the Decode font name using the Mac application at the initial install?
--
Bill
W8BC


locked Re: Alternate frequencies for FT8 #QSO_practices

JP Tucson, AZ
 

If you have a newer radio with a waterfall/bandscope - set it for about 25kHz wide & you can see the other locations with FTx activities.



73 - John - N7GHZ


On Sat, Feb 27, 2021, 9:55 AM Timothy Brannon <timbmd@...> wrote:

Here in Dallas this Saturday morning on 20 meter FT8 at 14.074 MHz, the waterfall is completely packed with signals 300-2800 Hz. Not a single spot where my signal wouldn't cause QRM. A Google search found https://www.dxzone.com/new-ft8-frequencies-with-wsj-x-2-2-0-rc2/ which reminded me of this plan to add alternate frequencies to the WSJT-X package at 7.071, 10.133, and 14.071 MHz. I remember there was an outcry from some operators, and these added frequencies were dropped from the 2.2.0 release package. But I decided to drop down to 14.071 MHz and have a look; I found only one digital-mode signal on the waterfall over a span of 30 minutes.

Yes, I operate FT4 too, and yes, there is less crowding on those frequencies, but I quickly work the few new stations I find there. I understand about making room for other digital modes like Olivia; every Hertz on 40 and 20 meters seems to be claimed for some mode already. However, here in primetime on Saturday morning 14.071 is practically empty while 14.074 is dramatically overloaded.

How do we come to a new gentlemen's agreement to make more room for the popular FT8 mode? If not at 14.071 etc, are there other possibilities?

73 de Tim, WA5MD  





locked Re: Alternate frequencies for FT8 #QSO_practices

JP Tucson, AZ
 

Tim, look @ 14.080 & 14.090


Go up in 3kHz steps & look there too, that's what we did during the FT RU in Dec.



73 - John - N7GHZ


On Sat, Feb 27, 2021, 9:55 AM Timothy Brannon <timbmd@...> wrote:

Here in Dallas this Saturday morning on 20 meter FT8 at 14.074 MHz, the waterfall is completely packed with signals 300-2800 Hz. Not a single spot where my signal wouldn't cause QRM. A Google search found https://www.dxzone.com/new-ft8-frequencies-with-wsj-x-2-2-0-rc2/ which reminded me of this plan to add alternate frequencies to the WSJT-X package at 7.071, 10.133, and 14.071 MHz. I remember there was an outcry from some operators, and these added frequencies were dropped from the 2.2.0 release package. But I decided to drop down to 14.071 MHz and have a look; I found only one digital-mode signal on the waterfall over a span of 30 minutes.

Yes, I operate FT4 too, and yes, there is less crowding on those frequencies, but I quickly work the few new stations I find there. I understand about making room for other digital modes like Olivia; every Hertz on 40 and 20 meters seems to be claimed for some mode already. However, here in primetime on Saturday morning 14.071 is practically empty while 14.074 is dramatically overloaded.

How do we come to a new gentlemen's agreement to make more room for the popular FT8 mode? If not at 14.071 etc, are there other possibilities?

73 de Tim, WA5MD  





locked WSJT crashes after xmission. #macOS

John Wiener
 

I have a problem with WSJT crashing after xmission...even at 100 W or less.  Please see screenshot.  Ideas on approach?  Is it RFI or a setting?
Thanks,
John AB8O


locked Re: have to switch to a Mac. how to get WSJT-X and rumlog to work #macOS

John Wiener
 

Thank you JJ.  I'll have a look.  Seems I have RumLog and WSJT ALMOST working together.  My WSJT keeps crashing. Please see the screen shot. Any clues?
I'll post the crash as a new (but not to me) issue in the group.


locked How does this happen #FT4

Al - N1API
 

WSJT-X quit on me in the middle of working the FT4 Contest it gave me the windows error that the program quit and it crashed.   I was unable to restart it.  First thing I did was to restart the computer, same problem.   I then downloaded the latest version and installed it.   Same problem.   It would not recognize the FTdx5000.   I switched to the 857D no problems.

I went back to my setup notes and started check my setting. and was just wondering "what could have changed" in the middle of an exchange.   All the setting were the same, (so thought I), but there was no CAT and no XMIIT control..  Then I noticed it.   The radio setting changed from the FTdx5000 to the FIRST radio in he drop down list.   I set it BACK to the FTdx5000 and all was well with the world again.

I am just wondering how and why that could have happened without and changed initiated by myself?

Ideas?  Comments?

-73-
Al - N1API


locked Alternate frequencies for FT8 #QSO_practices

Timothy Brannon
 

Here in Dallas this Saturday morning on 20 meter FT8 at 14.074 MHz, the waterfall is completely packed with signals 300-2800 Hz. Not a single spot where my signal wouldn't cause QRM. A Google search found https://www.dxzone.com/new-ft8-frequencies-with-wsj-x-2-2-0-rc2/ which reminded me of this plan to add alternate frequencies to the WSJT-X package at 7.071, 10.133, and 14.071 MHz. I remember there was an outcry from some operators, and these added frequencies were dropped from the 2.2.0 release package. But I decided to drop down to 14.071 MHz and have a look; I found only one digital-mode signal on the waterfall over a span of 30 minutes.

Yes, I operate FT4 too, and yes, there is less crowding on those frequencies, but I quickly work the few new stations I find there. I understand about making room for other digital modes like Olivia; every Hertz on 40 and 20 meters seems to be claimed for some mode already. However, here in primetime on Saturday morning 14.071 is practically empty while 14.074 is dramatically overloaded.

How do we come to a new gentlemen's agreement to make more room for the popular FT8 mode? If not at 14.071 etc, are there other possibilities?

73 de Tim, WA5MD  


locked Re: Dupe Check #GeneralGroupInfo

Bill Somerville
 

On 27/02/2021 12:39, Dave Tucker Nu4N wrote:
How does one check for dupes during todays FT4 contest?
--
73's de NU4N/Dave
Hi Dave,

we recommend that you move aside the WSJT-X ADIF log file (wsjtx_log.adi in the WSJT-X log files directory) for the duration of the contest. You can then use the "Settings->Colors" decode highlighting to enable "New Call" and "New Call on Band" highlighting. You can append the contest log entries and copy back the moved aside ADIF log post contest.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: Dupe Check #FT4

Reino Talarmo
 

Hi Rich,

I fully agree with you, if the rules don’t penalize, hi!

I am usually applying the first method by renaming my wsjtx_log.adi and modifying Colors according to multiplies.

73, Reino OH3mA

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of ve3ki
Sent: 27. helmikuuta 2021 17:41
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Dupe Check #FT4

 

You should not remove duplicate contacts from your Cabrillo file. I do not know of any contest scorers who will penalize you for including dupes in your Cabrillo file. Quite the opposite; removing dupes can penalize the other station if it turns out that they did not log the first contact correctly and need the second contact for credit. The rules for this particular contest say: "The Cabrillo entries include the header and the complete QSO list." Note the word "complete".

I suspect the original question was about detecting dupes during the contest so as to avoid calling them twice. I know of two ways to do this: 1. Start the contest with an empty wsjtx_log.adi file and use the WSJT-X colouring system to indicate dupes and multipliers; 2. Use a contesting program like N1MM+ (which integrates with WSJT-X) to handle dupe and multiplier checking.

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 09:23 AM, Reino Talarmo wrote:

Dave,

It take less effort to extract first Cabrillo after the contest and edit that one for dupes. You may keep adif file intact for further reference in any case. You may keep also all.txt file recorded during the contest.

 

73, Reino OH3mA

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Tucker Nu4N
Sent: 27. helmikuuta 2021 13:43
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] Dupe Check #FT4

 

With todays FT4 contest. How will I be able to check for dupes. Edit the adif file after the contest and convert to cabrillo after the contest??
Thanks

--
73's de NU4N/Dave


locked "Error in Sound Input" w/ WIN 10 #AudioIssues #NewUser #txaudio

Lyle Wallis
 

Hi Folks,
I'm a new user of WSJT-X trying to get up and running with my new IC-705 with a MS Surface running Win 10.  While all of the setup has gone smoothly and I'm able to receive and decode signals as expected I cannot send. When I use the "tune" I'll hear a system sound through the default speakers followed shortly by this "Error in Sound Input".  The rig goes into transmit mode but no signal is sent.  I'm at wit's end on this and I appreciate any ideas on what to be looking for.  Here are set of screen shots that should be helpful in sorting through this.
Thank You!
Lyle



Here is the radio setup page.  As you can see the test functions work as expected:


Here is the audio setup page.  Using the USB Audio Codecs;
:


Here is the Windows audio setup page showing WSJT-X configured for the USB Codecs


locked Re: A Few Minor Q65 Things to Report #WSJTX_config #Q65

Joe
 

Many hints for using WSJT-X for microwave EME can be found in a User Guide link under VHF+ features (near the end of Section 8.4):
https://www.physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.4.0-rc1.html#VHF_AND_UP

"Single tone messages can be used to save time under marginal conditions.  The program does not decode these – it us up the operator to interpret their meanings from the yellow average spectrum.  The letters T, M, R and 73 signify Tuning tone, please send Messages, Roger, and 73."

  -- 73, Joe, K1JT


locked Re: No Receive Audio #GeneralGroupInfo #AudioIssues

Grady Hawkins
 

Mine were set to share. Was hoping that was the culprit, but apparently not.

Thanks
KF5KZX

Grady


locked Re: No Receive Audio #GeneralGroupInfo #AudioIssues

Grady Hawkins
 

I have tried both the Windows default and the USB Audio Codec and have the same result. I read the release notes and so nothing referencing this.

Thanks
KF5KZX

Grady


careyfisher@...
 

#freebritney

On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 9:34 AM Nc8q-mesh@... <nc8q-mesh@...> wrote:
What does CQ QRP indicate?
"I an not a QRP station and I want to QSO only with a QRP station"?
"I am a QRP station and I want to only be called by other QRP stations"?
"I am a QRP station and I will answer anyone"?
Please define QRP. <= 5 watts? <=100 watts? <=1 watt?

Yesterday, I reduced my power to 5 watts and answered a 'CQ QRP' call.

73, Chuck



--
Carey Fisher


--
73, Carey, WB4HXE


Joe Subich, W4TV
 

As you so eloquently proved, CQ QRP doesn't indicate anything since
there is 1) no definition of QRP and 2) no definition of CQ QRP.

The official definition of the Q signal QRP as a statement is
please reduce power. As an interrogation (QRP?) it means can
you reduce power.

Use of QRP in CQ QRP or <mycall>/QRP is nothing more than ego
("look at me") and a waste of transmit power/bandwidth.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2021-02-27 9:15 AM, Nc8q-mesh@... wrote:
What does CQ QRP indicate?
"I an not a QRP station and I want to QSO only with a QRP station"?
"I am a QRP station and I want to only be called by other QRP stations"?
"I am a QRP station and I will answer anyone"?
Please define QRP. <= 5 watts? <=100 watts? <=1 watt?
Yesterday, I reduced my power to 5 watts and answered a 'CQ QRP' call.
73, Chuck


Alan G4ZFQ
 

"I an not a QRP station and I want to QSO only with a QRP station"?
"I am a QRP station and I want to only be called by other QRP stations"?
"I am a QRP station and I will answer anyone"?
Please define QRP. <= 5 watts? <=100 watts? <=1 watt?
What does CQ QRP indicate?
Chuck,

I suggest the answer is "Yes" to all ? above:-)

73 Alan G4ZFQ


locked Re: Dupe Check #FT4

ve3ki
 

You should not remove duplicate contacts from your Cabrillo file. I do not know of any contest scorers who will penalize you for including dupes in your Cabrillo file. Quite the opposite; removing dupes can penalize the other station if it turns out that they did not log the first contact correctly and need the second contact for credit. The rules for this particular contest say: "The Cabrillo entries include the header and the complete QSO list." Note the word "complete".

I suspect the original question was about detecting dupes during the contest so as to avoid calling them twice. I know of two ways to do this: 1. Start the contest with an empty wsjtx_log.adi file and use the WSJT-X colouring system to indicate dupes and multipliers; 2. Use a contesting program like N1MM+ (which integrates with WSJT-X) to handle dupe and multiplier checking.

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 09:23 AM, Reino Talarmo wrote:

Dave,

It take less effort to extract first Cabrillo after the contest and edit that one for dupes. You may keep adif file intact for further reference in any case. You may keep also all.txt file recorded during the contest.

 

73, Reino OH3mA

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Tucker Nu4N
Sent: 27. helmikuuta 2021 13:43
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] Dupe Check #FT4

 

With todays FT4 contest. How will I be able to check for dupes. Edit the adif file after the contest and convert to cabrillo after the contest??
Thanks

--
73's de NU4N/Dave


locked Re: Q65 "hole" under the Sync Traces #Q65 Bug? #Q65

Lance Collister, W7GJ
 

Hi David,

I was using Single Decode with that sked, although I had not yet found the station. When I get an actual decode or see a real red Sync Spike, I set my FTOL to 20 Hz. Since I was trying to work a QRP station, I was hoping to get something at least in the average. I was running two pass decodes on a separate receiver and computer just to try to make sure I didn't miss the station if he happened to be outside my FTOL settings on my main computer.

Perhaps I will learn how to better use the capabilities of the new mode as I get more experience with it.

MNI TNX and GL! VY 73, Lance

On 2/27/2021 14:43:19, David Ackrill wrote:
Just a quick question. Why such a large value of FTol? It's not necessary if you have "Single decode" unchecked in Settings>General.  Any decoded signal in the audio passband will be decoded, if it is able to be decoded in a single receive period, no matter what FTol is set to.

I've found that large FTol settings can slow down the decode process and I've seen messages suggesting that FTol values, for Q65, of between 20 to 50 are optimum. It seems that FTol, in Q65, only applies to one signal and is only really any use when averaging  a really weak signal that needs several periods of receive to be decoded.

I'm told it is different in modes like JT65, so I guess users of other modes have been applying the same theory to Q65?

Cheers - Dave (G0DJA)

On Sat, 27 Feb 2021 at 13:20, Lance Collister, W7GJ <w7gj@... <mailto:w7gj@...>> wrote:

TNX! PSE let me know if you hear of any 2m DXpeditions to GU or OJ0! This new mode
may provide a key to working smaller stations via EME... GL and VY 73, Lance

On 2/27/2021 08:11:41, Christoph Petermann DF9CY wrote:
> Yes Lance,
> I saw it some days ago. As well as you did in Q65_120A mode. I restarted the
> program and it was gone.
> 73 de Christoph DF9CY
>
>
>
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5W0GJ, E6M, TX5K, KH8/W7GJ, V6M, T8GJ, VK9CGJ, VK9XGJ, C21GJ, CP1GJ, S79GJ, TX7MB)
P.O. Box 73
Frenchtown, MT   59834-0073
USA
TEL: (406) 626-5728
QTH: DN27ub
URL: http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj <http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj>
Skype: lanceW7GJ
2m DXCC #11 - 6m DXCC #815 - FFMA #7

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--
David Ackrill

--
Lance Collister, W7GJ(ex WA3GPL, WA1JXN, WA1JXN/C6A, ZF2OC/ZF8, E51SIX, 3D2LR, 5W0GJ, E6M, TX5K, KH8/W7GJ, V6M, T8GJ, VK9CGJ, VK9XGJ, C21GJ, CP1GJ, S79GJ, TX7MB)
P.O. Box 73
Frenchtown, MT 59834-0073
USA
TEL: (406) 626-5728
QTH: DN27ub
URL: http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj
Skype: lanceW7GJ
2m DXCC #11 - 6m DXCC #815 - FFMA #7

Interested in 6m EME? Ask me about subscribing to the new Magic Band EME
email group, or just fill in the request box at the bottom of my web
page (above)!

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