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Re: Adding to Frequencies lists #Q65

David Ackrill
 

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 12:17 PM, Bill Somerville wrote:
it's not that simple. The working frequencies tables for every configuration have to be read into memory at application start up, that can only work if all the modes used are defined in the version loading the settings. This is a minor backwards incompatibility when new modes are added.

Hi Bill,

In my last trial I was only using V2.3.0 and I was trying to set up two configurations for existing modes, FT8 and FT4.  I set up the two clones, each having, as I thought, the frquencies of 50.313 for FT8 and 50.318 for FT4. Swapping between the instances meant that the new mode was set for the frequency of the last used mode.  So, say I went from the FT8 instance, on 50.313, to the FT4 instance, the frequency stopped on 50.313 instead of moving to 50.318, and vice versa.

I'll try once more using some different modes, like say FT8 and JT65 with a sub-mode and see what happens.

Cheers - Dave (G0DJA)


Re: Adding to Frequencies lists #Q65

David Ackrill
 

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 09:49 AM, Bob G8HGN wrote:
Just a thought, have you got "Monitor returns to last used frequency" ticked in Settings/General/Behavior?

Just checked and, no, it's unticked.

Cheers - Dave (G0DJA)


Re: No Receive Audio #GeneralGroupInfo #AudioIssues

Grady Hawkins
 

I seem to be unable to find anything that references camera and microphone privacy settings. 

Grady
KF5KZX


Re: FT4 contest #FT4

K8BL BOB LIDDY
 

Reino,

That's good info to know. You are always very helpful.

73,  Bob  K8BL

On Friday, February 26, 2021, 01:48:38 PM EST, Reino Talarmo <reino.talarmo@...> wrote:


 

>But, if you make it CQ FST4, it comes out as <CQ FST4> which

might confuse the receiving end's software and color scheme.

 

Hi Bob,

The CQ modifier can be either three numbers for a QSY request. Directed identifier can be only letters not a combination of letters and numbers. There can be one, two, three or four letters. More information in

https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/FT4_FT8_QEX.pdf table 7.

So also CQ TEST call is possible.

73, Reino OH3mA





Re: #QSO_practices #QSO_practices

Hasan Schiers N0AN
 

I"m not sure they intend Call 1st to be used in Q65, but you are right, it is inoperative and Autoseq doesn't always take off as expected every time. 

The dev team is aware of both
73, N0AN
Hasan


On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 10:57 AM KD7YZ Bob <kd7yz@...> wrote:
On 2/24/2021 05:23, David Ackrill wrote:
> With Q65 the "Call 1st" setting doesn't seem to work properly yet, you
> have to double click the station that calls you. As you can see by the
> way that the boxes TX1 to TX4 are blank.
>
Yes, I am noticing this also

--
73
Bob KD7YZ


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Bob KD7YZ in NE Kentucky




Re: No Receive Audio #GeneralGroupInfo #AudioIssues

Bill Somerville
 

On 26/02/2021 16:41, Grady Hawkins wrote:
Windows 10, current version WSJTx, Ftdx 1200, Microham USB III. I only have transmit audio on my laptop speakers. Receive audio comes out of rig speaker. Have checked all drivers in Device Manager and can find no issues. Any help greatly appreciated.

Grady
Hi Grady,

have you allowed WSJT-X access to microphone devices in "Camera & microphone privacy" settings?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


Re: Log or some other file? #logging

Bill Somerville
 

On 25/02/2021 22:41, Ken Arck wrote:
Is the log file parsed to check to see if a station has already been worked (for the color highlighting) or some other file?

I'm trying to keep 2 different installations on 2 different computers "in sync" with each other

Ken
Hi Ken,

the file wsjtx_log.adi in the WSJT-X log files directory is used to determine worked before information. It is read at startup, when switching configurations, or when the "Settings->Colors->Rescan ADIF log" button is pressed.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


Re: No Receive Audio #GeneralGroupInfo #AudioIssues

neil_zampella
 

What are you using for a sound connection?   If you're getting output on the laptop speakers, then you don't have the WSJT-X settings set correctly.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 2/26/2021 10:41 AM, Grady Hawkins wrote:
Windows 10, current version WSJTx, Ftdx 1200, Microham USB III. I only have transmit audio on my laptop speakers. Receive audio comes out of rig speaker. Have checked all drivers in Device Manager and can find no issues. Any help greatly appreciated. 

Grady



Re: CQ qrp #GeneralGroupInfo

neil_zampella
 

Just put QRP between the CQ and the callsign in the Tx6 message.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 2/26/2021 10:30 AM, Dave Tucker Nu4N wrote:
I have 2 stns one qro and one qrp. How do I put CQ QRP NU4N in CQ seection.
Thanks

--
73's de NU4N/Dave



Re: #QSO_practices #QSO_practices

neil_zampella
 

It is a beta .. and as such if you're using it, you are asked to report these things to the WSJT-X Dev list.  From the WSJT-X page:|

"Candidate releases are intended for beta testers: individuals interested in testing the program's new features and providing feedback to the WSJT Development Team"

Bill Somerville does review this email list, but the best way to get this noticed is on the DEV list.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 2/26/2021 10:16 AM, KD7YZ Bob wrote:
On 2/24/2021 05:23, David Ackrill wrote:
With Q65 the "Call 1st" setting doesn't seem to work properly yet, you
have to double click the station that calls you. As you can see by the
way that the boxes TX1 to TX4 are blank.

Yes, I am noticing this also

--
73
Bob KD7YZ






Re: Adding to Frequencies lists #Q65

Bill Somerville
 

Hi Neil, and David,

it's not that simple. The working frequencies tables for every configuration have to be read into memory at application start up, that can only work if all the modes used are defined in the version loading the settings. This is a minor backwards incompatibility when new modes are added.

David, I recommend that you export the working frequencies you want to add for v2.4.0 RC1 (select them then right-click the table to save the selection), that way you can restore your customized working frequencies easily when you wish to run v2.4.0 RC1 after you have been using an earlier version.

73
Bill
G4WJS.

On 26/02/2021 20:09, neil_zampella wrote:

OK .. something's wrong there ... there should not be changes made in the other configuration's frequency lists.

This may be a drastic move, but take screen shots of all your rig and audio settings.  We're going to reset the .INI file. Open the WSJT-X log directory and RENAME the wsjt-x.ini file to wsjt-x.old.

Close the program, then reopen.  The program will create a new .INI file.  Enter all the audio and rig settings, make sure it works fine in FT8.

Clone this configuration as a Q65 configuration.     Close v2.3.0.   Open 2.4.0-RC1, switch to Q65 config and adjust the mode as well as any other specific Q65 settings, RESET the frequency list, and add the Q65 frequency.

Let us know what happens.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 2/26/2021 10:50 AM, David Ackrill wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

OK, so I deleted all the existing clones, leaving just "Default" in the drop down. Closed all instances of WSJT-X and then followed steps 1 to 4.

On reopening V2.3.0, after having used Q65 on 50.305MHz for a couple of TX/RX periods with V2.4.0-rc1, V2.3.0 then starts in JT9 mode and the configuration for Q65 appears in the drop down and is selected (which is why it goes to JT9 on start up, I guess?) under the Settings>Frequencies tab a new entry for All modes with a frequency of 50.305MHz has been added.  I had made sure it was deleted before I started the process.

Just to be sure, I deleted the Q65 configuration, deleted the "All" entry with the frequency 50.305MHz, closed WSJT-X completely and carried out the procedure again.  This time I added a clone for FT8 in WSJT-X V2.3.0 as well as one for Q65. Followed the procedure for going to V2.4.0-rc1 again and setting up the Q65 clone for that mode and adding an entry in Frequencies for "Region 1, Q65, 50.305MHz" and closed WSJT-X down.

On going back to V2.3.0 it opened in JT9 again, I swapped to the FT8 clone and the frequency did not change to 50.313, both clones for Q65 and FT8 were in the configurations drop down and there was an entry for All modes, 50.305MHz in the Frequencies list again.

I took some screen shots as I worked through the procedure the second time, just in case anyone wants to see them.

Cheers - Dave (G0DJA)


Re: Tx issue #FT8

Rob Freedman
 

Thanks for the info.  This will give me a troubleshooting path.  Bill S: you are amazing and patient! Dan G: thanks for the setup setting save tips. 

Rob Freedman
720.226.7708
“The free market system is one of accountability,
which will work relentlessly against bad performance 
and reward the good.” — George P. Schultz




On Feb 26, 2021, at 11:13 AM, dangoldmd via groups.io <dangoldmd@...> wrote:

Hi Rob,

As a former governor of Arkansas use to like to say, "I feel yoru pain." I too have the 7610. The many videos on its set up sometimes conflict and responses to inquiry with reference to how to trouble shoot this in windows do not seem to help me. But I am new to digital and the 7610. 

That said, I too set up everything as you describe and noticed no power out. I had followed advice to operate "split rig" but discovered that I would have to operate "fake it" before I could get power out.  Finally, I also discovered that I would have to click on the speaker icon in the title bar, make sure that USB codec is selected and to adjust the slider while in tune mode.  That FINALLY gave me an audible tone and the Po meter showed power out. by adjusting the power out multi control and the volume slider in the title bar I was finally able to make some contracts.

I suspect that my signal may not be as  clean as it could be, but, Hey,  i'm feeling my way here and i have many questions.

1.) do you have to go  back thru the connection settings every time you want to switch from digital to SSB phone or back? That is laborious. Can the memory bank be used to avoid this to any great efficacy:

2) Would using a rig blaster or external sound card avoid this issue? Seems a shame to waste the 7610's abilities though.

3) I do save the settings to the SD card, however, is it even good for the rig to keep doing hard resets every time i want to change modes from digital to phone.

I'm hoping to have RTTY and PSK up and running too and to have the connection settings grouped and stable for that so I at least do not have to "hard reset" to bo between RTTY / PSK to FT8 / WSPR to Phone.

Keep me posted if you solve the issues?

73, 

Dan




Re: Adding to Frequencies lists #Q65

neil_zampella
 

OK .. something's wrong there ... there should not be changes made in the other configuration's frequency lists.

This may be a drastic move, but take screen shots of all your rig and audio settings.  We're going to reset the .INI file.  Open the WSJT-X log directory and RENAME the wsjt-x.ini file to wsjt-x.old.    

Close the program, then reopen.  The program will create a new .INI file.  Enter all the audio and rig settings, make sure it works fine in FT8.

Clone this configuration as a Q65 configuration.     Close v2.3.0.   Open 2.4.0-RC1, switch to Q65 config and adjust the mode as well as any other specific Q65 settings, RESET the frequency list, and add the Q65 frequency.

Let us know what happens.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 2/26/2021 10:50 AM, David Ackrill wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

OK, so I deleted all the existing clones, leaving just "Default" in the drop down. Closed all instances of WSJT-X and then followed steps 1 to 4.

On reopening V2.3.0, after having used Q65 on 50.305MHz for a couple of TX/RX periods with V2.4.0-rc1, V2.3.0 then starts in JT9 mode and the configuration for Q65 appears in the drop down and is selected (which is why it goes to JT9 on start up, I guess?) under the Settings>Frequencies tab a new entry for All modes with a frequency of 50.305MHz has been added.  I had made sure it was deleted before I started the process.

Just to be sure, I deleted the Q65 configuration, deleted the "All" entry with the frequency 50.305MHz, closed WSJT-X completely and carried out the procedure again.  This time I added a clone for FT8 in WSJT-X V2.3.0 as well as one for Q65. Followed the procedure for going to V2.4.0-rc1 again and setting up the Q65 clone for that mode and adding an entry in Frequencies for "Region 1, Q65, 50.305MHz" and closed WSJT-X down.

On going back to V2.3.0 it opened in JT9 again, I swapped to the FT8 clone and the frequency did not change to 50.313, both clones for Q65 and FT8 were in the configurations drop down and there was an entry for All modes, 50.305MHz in the Frequencies list again.

I took some screen shots as I worked through the procedure the second time, just in case anyone wants to see them.

Cheers - Dave (G0DJA)

 





Re: Tx issue #FT8

Daniel A Gold
 

Thank you kindly Bill for your response. Even though I’ve been licensed in ham radio since the 70s, I’ve just recently returned to establishment of my HF station and “things digital“. Amateur radio has progressed by leaps and bounds during the interim I have been licensed. It’s like learning a new language. But one must make his mind up and jump in.

I’m always appreciative when a mentor steps in and helps to smooth out the wrinkles. 73 and will see you down the log. Dan
PS to all: I failed to mention that my first post/reply failed to mention that I too am operating a Mac system.

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On Feb 26, 2021, at 1:17 PM, Bill Somerville <g4wjs@classdesign.com> wrote:

On 26/02/2021 17:27, dangoldmd via groups.io wrote:
Hi Rob,

As a former governor of Arkansas use to like to say, "I feel yoru pain." I too have the 7610. The many videos on its set up sometimes conflict and responses to inquiry with reference to how to trouble shoot this in windows do not seem to help me. But I am new to digital and the 7610.

That said, I too set up everything as you describe and noticed no power out. I had followed advice to operate "split rig" but discovered that I would have to operate "fake it" before I could get power out. Finally, I also discovered that I would have to click on the speaker icon in the title bar, make sure that USB codec is selected and to adjust the slider while in tune mode. That FINALLY gave me an audible tone and the Po meter showed power out. by adjusting the power out multi control and the volume slider in the title bar I was finally able to make some contracts.

I suspect that my signal may not be as clean as it could be, but, Hey, i'm feeling my way here and i have many questions.

1.) do you have to go back thru the connection settings every time you want to switch from digital to SSB phone or back? That is laborious. Can the memory bank be used to avoid this to any great efficacy:

2) Would using a rig blaster or external sound card avoid this issue? Seems a shame to waste the 7610's abilities though.

3) I do save the settings to the SD card, however, is it even good for the rig to keep doing hard resets every time i want to change modes from digital to phone.

I'm hoping to have RTTY and PSK up and running too and to have the connection settings grouped and stable for that so I at least do not have to "hard reset" to bo between RTTY / PSK to FT8 / WSPR to Phone.

Keep me posted if you solve the issues?

73,

Dan
Dan,

modern rigs have separate modes for digital operation. They have menu settings for digital modes and SSB phone, there' no need to change settings when switching between SSB and AFSK digital modes. All you should do is check the "Settings->Radio->Mode->Data/Pkt" option in WSJT-X and it will ensure that the USB-DATA mode is selected on your rig when using WSJT-X, simply switch the rig back to SSB mode when you are done with using WSJT-X.

73
Bill
G4WJS.




Re: CQ qrp #GeneralGroupInfo

Reino Talarmo
 

Hi Dave,

You may just type it between CQ and NU4N into Tx 6 field. Perhaps a Return is also needed, at least it changed lower case letters I typed into capital letters, hi.

Normally  that modifier is used to indicate which stations you are calling e.g. ASIA and some operators may take it to meant that you want to work (only) QRP stations, hi!

73, Reino OH3mA

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io [mailto:main@WSJTX.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Tucker Nu4N
Sent: 26. helmikuuta 2021 18:30
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] CQ qrp #GeneralGroupInfo

 

I have 2 stns one qro and one qrp. How do I put CQ QRP NU4N in CQ seection.
Thanks

--
73's de NU4N/Dave


Re: FT4 contest #FT4

Reino Talarmo
 

 

>But, if you make it CQ FST4, it comes out as <CQ FST4> which

might confuse the receiving end's software and color scheme.

 

Hi Bob,

The CQ modifier can be either three numbers for a QSY request. Directed identifier can be only letters not a combination of letters and numbers. There can be one, two, three or four letters. More information in

https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/FT4_FT8_QEX.pdf table 7.

So also CQ TEST call is possible.

73, Reino OH3mA


Re: Tx issue #FT8

Bill Somerville
 

On 26/02/2021 17:27, dangoldmd via groups.io wrote:
Hi Rob,

As a former governor of Arkansas use to like to say, "I feel yoru pain." I too have the 7610. The many videos on its set up sometimes conflict and responses to inquiry with reference to how to trouble shoot this in windows do not seem to help me. But I am new to digital and the 7610.

That said, I too set up everything as you describe and noticed no power out. I had followed advice to operate "split rig" but discovered that I would have to operate "fake it" before I could get power out.  Finally, I also discovered that I would have to click on the speaker icon in the title bar, make sure that USB codec is selected and to adjust the slider while in tune mode.  That FINALLY gave me an audible tone and the Po meter showed power out. by adjusting the power out multi control and the volume slider in the title bar I was finally able to make some contracts.

I suspect that my signal may not be as  clean as it could be, but, Hey,  i'm feeling my way here and i have many questions.

1.) do you have to go  back thru the connection settings every time you want to switch from digital to SSB phone or back? That is laborious. Can the memory bank be used to avoid this to any great efficacy:

2) Would using a rig blaster or external sound card avoid this issue? Seems a shame to waste the 7610's abilities though.

3) I do save the settings to the SD card, however, is it even good for the rig to keep doing hard resets every time i want to change modes from digital to phone.

I'm hoping to have RTTY and PSK up and running too and to have the connection settings grouped and stable for that so I at least do not have to "hard reset" to bo between RTTY / PSK to FT8 / WSPR to Phone.

Keep me posted if you solve the issues?

73,

Dan
Dan,

modern rigs have separate modes for digital operation. They have menu settings for digital modes and SSB phone, there' no need to change settings when switching between SSB and AFSK digital modes. All you should do is check the "Settings->Radio->Mode->Data/Pkt" option in WSJT-X and it will ensure that the USB-DATA mode is selected on your rig when using WSJT-X, simply switch the rig back to SSB mode when you are done with using WSJT-X.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


Re: Tx issue #FT8

Daniel A Gold
 

Hi Rob,

As a former governor of Arkansas use to like to say, "I feel yoru pain." I too have the 7610. The many videos on its set up sometimes conflict and responses to inquiry with reference to how to trouble shoot this in windows do not seem to help me. But I am new to digital and the 7610. 

That said, I too set up everything as you describe and noticed no power out. I had followed advice to operate "split rig" but discovered that I would have to operate "fake it" before I could get power out.  Finally, I also discovered that I would have to click on the speaker icon in the title bar, make sure that USB codec is selected and to adjust the slider while in tune mode.  That FINALLY gave me an audible tone and the Po meter showed power out. by adjusting the power out multi control and the volume slider in the title bar I was finally able to make some contracts.

I suspect that my signal may not be as  clean as it could be, but, Hey,  i'm feeling my way here and i have many questions.

1.) do you have to go  back thru the connection settings every time you want to switch from digital to SSB phone or back? That is laborious. Can the memory bank be used to avoid this to any great efficacy:

2) Would using a rig blaster or external sound card avoid this issue? Seems a shame to waste the 7610's abilities though.

3) I do save the settings to the SD card, however, is it even good for the rig to keep doing hard resets every time i want to change modes from digital to phone.

I'm hoping to have RTTY and PSK up and running too and to have the connection settings grouped and stable for that so I at least do not have to "hard reset" to bo between RTTY / PSK to FT8 / WSPR to Phone.

Keep me posted if you solve the issues?

73, 

Dan


Re: #Q65 ...Using Q65 on 6m #Q65

Jim and Hannelore Fisher
 

On 50305 I and I think a few others are planning to use odd in NA for transatlantic work and hope the other side will use even. This worked out well on FT8.

Jim VE1JF


Re: Adding to Frequencies lists #Q65

Bob G8HGN
 

Hi Dave,

Just a thought, have you got "Monitor returns to last used frequency" ticked in Settings/General/Behavior?

73 Bob G8HGN

On 26/02/2021 17:44, David Ackrill wrote:
On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 09:35 AM, David Ackrill wrote:
I'll try setting up two configurations in V.2.3.0, obviously not using Q65 this time, and will see if it happens in the full release.

It happens in the full release as well, seems the frequency stays the same even when you swap configurations.  I'm not sure what the point of the Clone system is if the mode changes but the radio stays on the frequency of the previous mode?

Dave (G0DJA)




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