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locked Re: WSJT-X and transvertors

M0PWX
 

thanks bob

all useful info

will look at getting the 2m one and try it

the goal is like get the 2m have a play and test it, then depending on the results get one or both of the 4m, 6m , could be a tried it once and not bother, or tried the first one and lets me at the rest time will tell

i am trying to work out which bands to target and which bands will provide the best / most interesting options

i have lots of things i want to try and not sure where to start, but i think the cheaper FM only options will limit me to much as i can't run all the data mode in FM

if i find plenty of fun then it will be worth spending more on a better rig with native bands and modes instead of the transverters

the other issue is room for antennas and keeping the number of antennas down to reduce the noise from the other half

peter

2E0PWX

On Tue, 08/12/2020 15:00, Bob McGraw - K4TAX wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

I am using my K3S and my Down East Microwave transverters on 2M and 70cm while running WSJT-X.   Works great.   Be advised that frequency stability becomes much more critical, especially with the transverters.   And the software controls the radio IF correctly for band and frequency display

73
Bob, K4TAX

Add:   Antenna match must be very good and feedline loss must be very low for VHF and UHF bands.   One can easily lose 1/2 or more of the transmit power in the feedline and loss in the feedline degrades the Noise Factor (NF) of the transverter input stage.  In my opinion, using and ATU on VHF and UHF is a big NO NO.  It does nothing to change loss in the feedline caused by added SWR loss. 





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locked Re: FT Roundup Logs Received Page Updated

John GM0OPS
 

HI Gezza

Just did another message and i rcvd the reply so it should be fine now I think, will check the site tomorrow for an update

Thanks
John
GM0OPS


locked Re: FT Roundup Logs Received Page Updated

John GM0OPS
 

Hi Gezza

Nope nothing at all in the spam folder, I did check. I will send it in one more time just now and if it updates around 6am then it should be on the site tomorrow.

If not then I need assistance from the team somehow

Regards
John
GM0OPS


locked Re: monitoring our transmissions

Reino Talarmo
 

Hi Patricia,

I looked specs of the tinySA and it seems less useful for FT8 spectrum checking due to its wide 2.6 kHz minimum bandwidth. Almost any simple SSB or CW capable receiver and another WSJT-X perhaps in the same PC as the one you are using would be a much better solution.

If you rig is a typical HF ham radio with a working CAT control (for frequency), then you could use Split either ‘Rig’ or ‘Fake it’ to keep effective audio in range 1500 to 2000 Hz. That would minimize typical overdrive issues on TX spectra.

73, Reino OH3mA

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of Patricia Wilson
Sent: 10. joulukuuta 2020 3:30
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io Group Moderators <main@wsjtx.groups.io>
Subject: [WSJTX] monitoring our transmissions

 

I can occasionally see in the waterfall a bit of overdrive and I would like to avoid that myself, and know that I am avoiding it. I am looking for an inexpensive spectrum analyzer I can loop into my outgoing cable to monitor my transmissions. I looked at tinySA but am not sure it has the resolution needed. Any suggestions?

 

--

 

μολὼν λαβέ

73 de WB8DXX

Patricia Wilson
Apache Junction, AZ
Member NRA, ARRL

 


locked Re: Ftdx3000 vox operation

Reino Talarmo
 

Hi Andree,

I have not looked details how to use VOX with FTdx3000: I know that there are FTdx3000 menu settings to enable it.

My question is: have you got a special reason to use VOX and not using CAT for PTT? If you got CAT working for frequency control, then also CAT for PTT should work. Again there are menu settings to be checked. I have used in my FTdx3000:

Following menu items affect to audio via USB:
067 DATA MODE = OTHER
070 MODE-DAT = 0 (default 1000 shifts TX frequency!)
075 DATA IN SELECT = USB
076 DATA MIC GAIN = 15 (my assumption)
077 DATA OUT LEVEL = 50 (my assumption)
Bandwidth settings:
071 DATA LCUT FREQ = 100 (optional)
073 DATA HCUT FRE Q = 4000 (optional)
CAT communication settings
038 CAT RATE = 38400 (or 19200)
040 CAT RTS is set to ENABLE or DISABLE, see below
WSJT-X settings Radio tab:
Rig FTdx3000
CAT Control settings:
Serial port Enhanced COMx
Baud rate 38400 (or 19200)
Data Bits Default
Stop Bits Default
Handshake Default or hardware, if 040 CAT RTS is set to ENABLE
Handshake None, if 040 CAT RTS is set to DISABLE
Force Control Lines neither selected
PTT Method CAT
Port Enhanced COMx the same as for CAT
Transmit Audio Source:
Rear/Data (due to menu 075)
Mode Data/Pkt (no rig microfone)
Split Operation:
Rig or Fake It (I use Fake)
WSJT-X settings Audio:
Input USB Audio Codec
Output USB Audio Codec
Windows audio:
DVD 16 bits and 48000 bit/s

Best Luck
73, Reino OH3mA

-----Original Message-----
From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of Andrée Schokker via groups.io
Sent: 9. joulukuuta 2020 20:38
To: main@wsjtx.groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] Ftdx3000 vox operation

Hi all,
I have a yaesu ftdx3000 using the internal soundcard and a macbook air laptop.
I downloaded the program.
The recieve is ok now.
But I can’t transmit by vox operation.
Who have good settings to get vox operation?

73 Andree ph5c

Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone


locked Re: monitoring our transmissions

Bob Lewis
 

I don’t monitor my own signal continuously, but I do check it occasionally (usually after making changes). I have WSJT-x loaded on a separate laptop with a SignaLink-USB connected to a hand-held receiver. I take the antenna off of the receiver and place it on a bench about 10-feet away from the transceiver. My signal level at the receiver is about -15dB. If it looks clean on the waterfall then I’m good.

 

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of Patricia Wilson
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2020 8:30 PM
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io Group Moderators
Subject: [WSJTX] monitoring our transmissions

 

I can occasionally see in the waterfall a bit of overdrive and I would like to avoid that myself, and know that I am avoiding it. I am looking for an inexpensive spectrum analyzer I can loop into my outgoing cable to monitor my transmissions. I looked at tinySA but am not sure it has the resolution needed. Any suggestions?

 

--

 

μολὼν λαβέ

73 de WB8DXX

Patricia Wilson
Apache Junction, AZ
Member NRA, ARRL

 


locked Re: W10 build 2004 and WSJT-X only showing the Windows Default audio device w/USB

N5ZY
 

Wow HamPi looks amazing!  
Q: Can I run two WSJT-X's for two radios simultaneously on one Pi 4 or do I need two Pi's?

Q: I've ordered a 8 GB RAM Pi4.. is that ridiculous overkill for running WSJT-X during a contest?


locked Re: V2.2.2 On Big Sur Question

Jim Bennett <w6jhb@...>
 

Hi Bill,

Does the same thing in dark mode. Any other window getting focus makes that progress bar go away,

I also just noticed that the Log QSO window only has enough room to display the last two bytes of the other station’s call. It does get logged properly, but that little box truncates the front of the call.

Jim / W6JHB

On Dec 9, 2020, at 11:34 AM, Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:

On 09/12/2020 18:29, James Bennett / W6JHB via groups.io wrote:
Got two questions that I didn't find any hits on in the archives. I just migrated from a MacBook Pro with High Sierra to a Mac Mini M1 with Big Sur. I have NOT re-installed WSJT-X, but I did have to modify the SHMAX stuff to get it going, and it does work. However I find two quirks that are a tad annoying. They may have something to do with OS settings and probably have nothing to do with WSJT-X, but here goes:

First - I use JT-Bridge along with WSJT-X and normally have it's window the owner of "focus". When WSJT-X does not have focus, the blue timer bar at the bottom of it's screen is no longer visible. Returning focus to WSJT-X makes the blue timer bar re-appear. How can I fix this to work as before - that timer bar was ALWAYS visible in the last OS release.

Second - this one is weird - when I try to move the Pwr slider it goes in the opposite direction of my mouse move. I'm using a Logitech M325 wireless mouse with a scroll wheel. If I use the scroll wheel to micro-adjust the Pwr slider it is fine. Changing the scroll direction in System Preferences has no effect on this strangeness. Now, to add to the degree of strangeness, if I use the mouse to slide the gray vertical bar for band activity up and down, it goes in the proper direction. I looked in WSJT-X preferences for an option for "strange operation = Y/N" but couldn't find it! :-)

BTW - neither of these bits of strangeness existed on High Sierra on the laptop.

Is there a setting that can fix these two funky operations?

Regards, Jim / W6JHB

Hi Jim,

the issue with the Pwr slider operation being partially inverted is fixed for the next release. You are the first to report the issue with the disappearing progress bar. I will investigate. You could try using the dark theme shipped with WSJT-X, it might behave differently:

open /Applications/wsjtx.app --arg -stylesheet :/qdarkstyle/style.qss

73
Bill
G4WJS.






locked Re: V2.2.2 On Big Sur Question

Bill Somerville
 

On 09/12/2020 18:29, James Bennett / W6JHB via groups.io wrote:
Got two questions that I didn't find any hits on in the archives. I just migrated from a MacBook Pro with High Sierra to a Mac Mini M1 with Big Sur. I have NOT re-installed WSJT-X, but I did have to modify the SHMAX stuff to get it going, and it does work. However I find two quirks that are a tad annoying. They may have something to do with OS settings and probably have nothing to do with WSJT-X, but here goes:

First - I use JT-Bridge along with WSJT-X and normally have it's window the owner of "focus". When WSJT-X does not have focus, the blue timer bar at the bottom of it's screen is no longer visible. Returning focus to WSJT-X makes the blue timer bar re-appear. How can I fix this to work as before - that timer bar was ALWAYS visible in the last OS release.

Second - this one is weird - when I try to move the Pwr slider it goes in the opposite direction of my mouse move. I'm using a Logitech M325 wireless mouse with a scroll wheel. If I use the scroll wheel to micro-adjust the Pwr slider it is fine. Changing the scroll direction in System Preferences has no effect on this strangeness. Now, to add to the degree of strangeness, if I use the mouse to slide the gray vertical bar for band activity up and down, it goes in the proper direction. I looked in WSJT-X preferences for an option for "strange operation = Y/N" but couldn't find it! :-)

BTW - neither of these bits of strangeness existed on High Sierra on the laptop.

Is there a setting that can fix these two funky operations?

Regards, Jim / W6JHB

Hi Jim,

the issue with the Pwr slider operation being partially inverted is fixed for the next release. You are the first to report the issue with the disappearing progress bar. I will investigate. You could try using the dark theme shipped with WSJT-X, it might behave differently:

open /Applications/wsjtx.app --arg -stylesheet :/qdarkstyle/style.qss

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Ftdx3000 vox operation

Andrée Schokker <andreschokker@...>
 

Hi all,
I have a yaesu ftdx3000 using the internal soundcard and a macbook air laptop.
I downloaded the program.
The recieve is ok now.
But I can’t transmit by vox operation.
Who have good settings to get vox operation?

73 Andree ph5c

Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone


locked monitoring our transmissions

Patricia Wilson <wilson.pr.gm@...>
 

I can occasionally see in the waterfall a bit of overdrive and I would like to avoid that myself, and know that I am avoiding it. I am looking for an inexpensive spectrum analyzer I can loop into my outgoing cable to monitor my transmissions. I looked at tinySA but am not sure it has the resolution needed. Any suggestions?

--

μολὼν λαβέ
73 de WB8DXX
Patricia Wilson
Apache Junction, AZ
Member NRA, ARRL




locked V2.2.2 On Big Sur Question

James Bennett / K7TXA
 

Got two questions that I didn't find any hits on in the archives. I just migrated from a MacBook Pro with High Sierra to a Mac Mini M1 with Big Sur. I have NOT re-installed WSJT-X, but I did have to modify the SHMAX stuff to get it going, and it does work. However I find two quirks that are a tad annoying. They may have something to do with OS settings and probably have nothing to do with WSJT-X, but here goes:

First - I use JT-Bridge along with WSJT-X and normally have it's window the owner of "focus". When WSJT-X does not have focus, the blue timer bar at the bottom of it's screen is no longer visible. Returning focus to WSJT-X makes the blue timer bar re-appear. How can I fix this to work as before - that timer bar was ALWAYS visible in the last OS release.

Second - this one is weird - when I try to move the Pwr slider it goes in the opposite direction of my mouse move. I'm using a Logitech M325 wireless mouse with a scroll wheel. If I use the scroll wheel to micro-adjust the Pwr slider it is fine. Changing the scroll direction in System Preferences has no effect on this strangeness. Now, to add to the degree of strangeness, if I use the mouse to slide the gray vertical bar for band activity up and down, it goes in the proper direction. I looked in WSJT-X preferences for an option for "strange operation = Y/N" but couldn't find it! :-)

BTW - neither of these bits of strangeness existed on High Sierra on the laptop.

Is there a setting that can fix these two funky operations?

Regards, Jim / W6JHB


locked Re: FT Roundup Logs Received Page Updated

Geza Szabados-Hann
 

Hi,

did you received any confirmation or „unable to process log submission“  from ft8-ru.cqww.com.? Perhaps it is in the spam-filter oy our provider.

Check the update time of the rcvd-logs page, usually it is at early 6h.

73

DG5LP

 

Von: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] Im Auftrag von John GM0OPS via groups.io
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 9. Dezember 2020 18:34
An: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [WSJTX] FT Roundup Logs Received Page Updated

 

Hi
I am having issues sending the log in. I have sent it twice and its not shown up on the FTRoundup rcvd logs (updated 9th Dec)

I tried to send an email to the address but get a demon message failure reply. 

Anyone else had this issue or anyone from the FTROUNDUP folk around to assist?

Regards
John
GM0OPS/MM9I


locked Re: RC 2.3.0 and MSK144 settings #IssueReport

Randy Diddel
 

Thanks Bill!

I figured someone was on it! But, I work in I.T. myself and people always assume we know about all the problems so I figured it was worth reporting.

73

/randy


locked Re: FT Roundup Logs Received Page Updated

John GM0OPS
 

Hi
I am having issues sending the log in. I have sent it twice and its not shown up on the FTRoundup rcvd logs (updated 9th Dec)

I tried to send an email to the address but get a demon message failure reply. 

Anyone else had this issue or anyone from the FTROUNDUP folk around to assist?

Regards
John
GM0OPS/MM9I


locked Re: RC 2.3.0 and MSK144 settings #IssueReport

Bill Somerville
 

On 09/12/2020 16:58, Randy Diddel wrote:
The setup:

K3s with CAT on a Mac mini running macOS Big Sur.

I thought I would try the RC in order to try and resolve the Pwr Slider jumping issue (which is not resolved) and now when I change to 2M and try to switch to MSK144, the VFO changes briefly to 144.150 and then in a second changes back to the frequency it was being changed from-in this case 144.200. The odd thing is that if I try FT8, it changes to 144.174 and it sticks. Same with FT4-it will stay on .170. The issue appears to be only with MSK144.

I hope this gets to the devs. I am willing to help by submitting logs, etc.

73
K5RHD
/randy
Hi Randy,

if the "Pwr Slider jumping issue" is the one where the Pwr slider is inverted on Big Sur, then that and the issue with automatic working frequency selection when going to MSK144 mode are fixed for the net release. Thanks for the issue report.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked RC 2.3.0 and MSK144 settings #IssueReport

Randy Diddel
 

The setup:

K3s with CAT on a Mac mini running macOS Big Sur.

I thought I would try the RC in order to try and resolve the Pwr Slider jumping issue (which is not resolved) and now when I change to 2M and try to switch to MSK144, the VFO changes briefly to 144.150 and then in a second changes back to the frequency it was being changed from-in this case 144.200. The odd thing is that if I try FT8, it changes to 144.174 and it sticks. Same with FT4-it will stay on .170. The issue appears to be only with MSK144.

I hope this gets to the devs. I am willing to help by submitting logs, etc.

73
K5RHD
/randy


locked Re: Trouble setting up TX with FlexRadio 6600M

John (na0a)
 


  Thanks Amos for your reply.  DAX is running and as far as I know is set up properly.  BTW - if I try and transmit using a microphone and PTT I get the same result (No transmit power and no SWR reading).


locked Re: W10 build 2004 and WSJT-X only showing the Windows Default audio device w/USB

Jay Lijoi
 

You might want to consider the HamPi software.


locked Re: Trouble setting up TX with FlexRadio 6600M

Amos Sobel 4X4MF
 

John

 

  1. There should be one TX driver called: DAX Audio TX(FlexRadio Systems DAX TX)
  2. You have to set DAX on the right SmartSDR panel

 

Amos  4X4MF

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> On Behalf Of John (na0a)
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:57 AM
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] Trouble setting up TX with FlexRadio 6600M

 

Within the WSJT-X S/W  -  File > Settings >Audio tab > Soundcard the "Output" drop down only has multiple RX options.  There are no TX options to choose.

Any idea why this is so and how to remedy this problem?

The radio goes into transmit but there is no power being transmitted and the SWR meter shown nothing (usually ~1.1).

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