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Re: Controlling IC-9700 with win10 direct #Cat_RigControl

Bill Somerville
 

On 26/05/2021 07:54, Mike wrote:
Thought default new version IC-9700 control would work on latest release still having to use OMNI-rig  and cant switch between two rigs IC-9700 and FT-818 without re-configuring audio each time
--
Mike
GD6ICR Peel Isle of Man
Hi Mike,

what error message, including the details, do you get?

Obviously you will have to reconfigure the CAT and AUDIO when switching rigs, but this can be done in a couple of mouse clicks if you set up a configuration ("Menu->Configurations") for each rig, alternatively you can you can use both rigs simultaneously by running separate WSJT-X instances.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


v2.4.0 GA possible bug? #BugReport #general

Martin G0HDB
 

I never got round to installing and trying any of the -RC versions of v2.4.0 but a couple of nights ago (on Mon 24th) I downloaded and installed the 64-bit GA release, v2.4.0 (c19d62).  My PC, a Dell 3070, is running Win10 (fully up to date); the PC has a 3.0GHz i7-9700 8-core CPU with 16G RAM and a 256G SSD.

After installing v2.4.0 I discovered that when I opened the drop-down list for the operating band, the frequency information was truncated to only the first few characters of the string because the width of the window containing the list of frequencies and bands was too narrow, so it was impossible to see exactly what the frequency was.  When running v2.4.0 the width of the drop-down window only extends to the RH edge of the drop-down box itself, whereas when running v2.3.1 the RH edge of the drop-down window is approximately half-way across the adjacent 'DX Call' box.

When I run v2.4.0 all I can see is the frequency/band drop-down list is, for example:

50.3...(6m)

When I revert to v2.3.1 the list in the drop-down window is displayed normally and in full, and I can see:

50.313.000 MHz (6m)

I've tried installing v2.4.0 into a different folder to my installation of v2.3.1, although of course the v2.4.0 installation still uses the same WSJT-X.ini file, and the problem of the truncated frequency string in the drop-down list still exists even though exactly the same font (MS Shell Dlg 2, regular 9pt) is invoked for both v2.3.1 and v2.4.0.  I've tried changing the font to both 8pt and 10pt but it made no difference - the frequency string was still truncated within the narrow drop-down window.

I have numerous WSJT-X configurations that I use for different operating scenarios but to date I've only tried using a couple of them when running v2.4.0 and have observed the same truncation issue with the drop-down window that displays the frequency and the band.  However, I haven't tried doing a reset of the frequency list to see if that makes any difference although it's interesting that another user only noted the truncation of the frequency string in the configs for which he *had* done a reset of the frequencies.

The issue with the truncated frequency string and the restricted-width drop-down window has certainly never arisen before when I've installed all the various upgrades, both -RC and GA versions, that have been released in recent years.  It's a rather annoying 'feature' that's effectively dissuading me from upgrading to v2.4.0 GA because I can't see exactly what the frequencies are for all the bands in the drop-down list!

Has anyone else observed this issue, ie. the truncation of the frequency string in a restricted-width drop-down frequency/band window, in v2.4.0?

73
--
Martin G0HDB


Re: FT991A and MacOS #WSJTX_config #AudioIssues #mac #NewUser

Jeremy Stark
 

I don’t know what’s going on here.

I lost the audio device and unplugged the USB, restarted the software with the USB back in. It was briefly working, including Tx. I stopped transmit, and then I couldn’t select “Enable Tx” again.

I restarted the software, and now it’s gone deaf again.

-- 
Jeremy
G7BHB

On 26 May 2021, at 00:30, Shane Carruth <scarruth31@...> wrote:

Also check in your system settings that your output volume isn’t muted. I’ve had that happen to me a few times.

Shane Carruth

On May 25, 2021, at 13:38, Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:


On 25/05/2021 20:27, Jeremy Stark via groups.io wrote:
Hi,

I had some initial success with WSPR, but since then the software appears completely deaf on all modes; I think since I updated WSJT-X (it’s been a while since I played with it).

The MIDI setup volume sliders are greyed out at 0 volume, and the WSJT-X dB scale (lower left) shows 0dB all the time.

<Screenshot 2021-05-25 at 11.32.47.png>


I don’t know what’s changed, and I can hear signals on the FT991A speaker.

I have tried setting the FT991A menus to various combinations as per various advice online, but am obviously missing something.

I am using MacOS 10.14.6, WSJT-X v2.3.0 0c42df, CAT control via USB (which works apart from the audio).

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thank you.

-- 
Jeremy Stark
G7BHB

Hi Jeremy,

one thing to check is that WSJT-X has been authorized to use the microphone input in "System Preferences->Security".

73
Bill
G4WJS.









Re: FT991A and MacOS #WSJTX_config #AudioIssues #mac #NewUser

Jeremy Stark
 

Not muted.

The waterfall display isn’t showing anything either, but that’s not necessarily related.

-- 
Jeremy
G7BHB

On 26 May 2021, at 00:30, Shane Carruth <scarruth31@...> wrote:

Also check in your system settings that your output volume isn’t muted. I’ve had that happen to me a few times.

Shane Carruth

On May 25, 2021, at 13:38, Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:


On 25/05/2021 20:27, Jeremy Stark via groups.io wrote:
Hi,

I had some initial success with WSPR, but since then the software appears completely deaf on all modes; I think since I updated WSJT-X (it’s been a while since I played with it).

The MIDI setup volume sliders are greyed out at 0 volume, and the WSJT-X dB scale (lower left) shows 0dB all the time.

<Screenshot 2021-05-25 at 11.32.47.png>


I don’t know what’s changed, and I can hear signals on the FT991A speaker.

I have tried setting the FT991A menus to various combinations as per various advice online, but am obviously missing something.

I am using MacOS 10.14.6, WSJT-X v2.3.0 0c42df, CAT control via USB (which works apart from the audio).

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thank you.

-- 
Jeremy Stark
G7BHB

Hi Jeremy,

one thing to check is that WSJT-X has been authorized to use the microphone input in "System Preferences->Security".

73
Bill
G4WJS.









Controlling IC-9700 with win10 direct #Cat_RigControl

Mike
 

Thought default new version IC-9700 control would work on latest release still having to use OMNI-rig  and cant switch between two rigs IC-9700 and FT-818 without re-configuring audio each time
--
Mike
GD6ICR Peel Isle of Man


Re: #BugReport No receive after transmit - rig control disables RX on Yaesu FTDX-3000 VFO A running split #BugReport

Bill Somerville
 

On 25/05/2021 14:32, Mark Steele wrote:
Version: WSJT-X 2.4.0 GA
Rig: Yaesu FTDX-3000
Mode: FT8 / FT4 tested

When transmitting using Rig Split mode, VFO-B is switched to for transmit, and the RX light for VFO begins flashing. After the TX cycle, receive is disabled until the RX button is manually pressed on the rig.

Tested on various bands and modes. Switching back to version 2.4.0-rc4 and this behavior does not happen.

Went back thru the entire WSJT-X configuration and saved. Forced a sync of VFO-A settings to VFO-B - no joy.

Mark Steele
Hi Mark,

so I can see what is happening, put the attached file into your WSJT-X configuration files directory (on MS Windows that is the same as the log files directory, "Menu->File->Open log directory"), restart WSJT-X, run a minimal test that demonstrates the issue, then quit WSJT-X. It will have created a file on your Desktop called WSJT-X_RigControl.log , send me (g4wjs <at> classdesign <dot> com) that file for analysis please?

Once the log file has been sent you can delete the log file and log configuration file to return ton normal operation.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


Re: Microphone Icon on Win10 #FT8

Dennis Fernandez
 

Yeah mine does the same thing. never noticed it because the icon was hidden until I hit the up arrow to lookafter reading this,
not much of a security feature if the icon is hidden.


Dennis N4KPI


Re: 2.4 GA Transmit Cycle Change? #FT8

Bill Somerville
 

On 26/05/2021 03:09, Steve Meuse wrote:

I'm seeing this as well, and it's driving me batty.

Computer:
Core i7-2600k, 16G
Win10 home
SSD

Rig:
Elecraft K3S
Signalink USB

Software:
2.4.0, no JTalert or anything.

I haven't tried starting with a new config file, but may try that next.
I'm wondering if there were hamlib changes to the elecraft rigs?

-Steve
N1JFU
Hi Steve,

you don't tell us if you have a CAT connection to your rig. If you do then try "Settings->Radio->Mode->None" and let me know if that makes any difference please?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


Re: 2.4 GA Transmit Cycle Change? #FT8

Steve Meuse, N1JFU
 


I'm seeing this as well, and it's driving me batty. 

Computer:
Core i7-2600k, 16G 
Win10 home
SSD

Rig:
Elecraft K3S
Signalink USB

Software:
2.4.0, no JTalert or anything. 

I haven't tried starting with a new config file, but may try that next. 
I'm wondering if there were hamlib changes to the elecraft rigs?

-Steve
N1JFU


Re: FT991A and MacOS #WSJTX_config #AudioIssues #mac #NewUser

Jeremy Stark
 


On 25 May 2021, at 21:02, Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:

On 25/05/2021 20:27, Jeremy Stark via groups.io wrote:
Hi,

I had some initial success with WSPR, but since then the software appears completely deaf on all modes; I think since I updated WSJT-X (it’s been a while since I played with it).

The MIDI setup volume sliders are greyed out at 0 volume, and the WSJT-X dB scale (lower left) shows 0dB all the time.

<Screenshot 2021-05-25 at 11.32.47.png>

I don’t know what’s changed, and I can hear signals on the FT991A speaker.

I have tried setting the FT991A menus to various combinations as per various advice online, but am obviously missing something.

I am using MacOS 10.14.6, WSJT-X v2.3.0 0c42df, CAT control via USB (which works apart from the audio).

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thank you.

-- 
Jeremy Stark
G7BHB

Hi Jeremy,

one thing to check is that WSJT-X has been authorized to use the microphone input in "System Preferences->Security".

73
Bill
G4WJS.

Yes, that is set.

-- 
Jeremy
G7BHB


Re: FT991A and MacOS #WSJTX_config #AudioIssues #mac #NewUser

Shane Carruth
 

Also check in your system settings that your output volume isn’t muted. I’ve had that happen to me a few times.

Shane Carruth

On May 25, 2021, at 13:38, Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:


On 25/05/2021 20:27, Jeremy Stark via groups.io wrote:
Hi,

I had some initial success with WSPR, but since then the software appears completely deaf on all modes; I think since I updated WSJT-X (it’s been a while since I played with it).

The MIDI setup volume sliders are greyed out at 0 volume, and the WSJT-X dB scale (lower left) shows 0dB all the time.

<Screenshot 2021-05-25 at 11.32.47.png>


I don’t know what’s changed, and I can hear signals on the FT991A speaker.

I have tried setting the FT991A menus to various combinations as per various advice online, but am obviously missing something.

I am using MacOS 10.14.6, WSJT-X v2.3.0 0c42df, CAT control via USB (which works apart from the audio).

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thank you.

-- 
Jeremy Stark
G7BHB

Hi Jeremy,

one thing to check is that WSJT-X has been authorized to use the microphone input in "System Preferences->Security".

73
Bill
G4WJS.





Re: CAT control with FT-857 #general

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Lance,

1) Many Yaesu rigs are fussy about stop bits.

From page 114, first paragraph in the FT-857 Operating Manual:

Each byte consists of 1 start bit, 8 data bits, no parity bit, *and two stop bits.*
Check your settings in WSJTX.

I thought I had it working last year,
2) Make sure the CAT Rate (Menu 19) has not reset to the default
(4800 bps). I see you have WSJTX set to 38.400 bps.

Also make sure that CAT/LIN/TUN (Menu 20) is set to CAT if
you are using the DIN jack on the rear panel of the FT-857
for CAT.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2021-05-25 11:13 AM, Lance Collister, W7GJ wrote:
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject:     CAT control with FT-857 #general
Date:     Mon, 24 May 2021 19:35:06 +0000
From:     Lance Collister, W7GJ <w7gj@bigskyspaces.com>
Reply-To:     w7gj@bigskyspaces.com
To:     WSJTX@groups.io
Hello!
I am using Windows 10 with a RIGblaster Plug and Play to connect my laptop to my FT-857 transceiver.  My PTT works fine but I can't seem to get the CAT control to work. I have CAT selected on the FT-857 for the connection jack on the rear.  I thought I had it working last year, but now I get the attached error when I try to set it up on WSJT-X. I have been using it with the RADIO set to NONE, but I would like to be able to use the CAT control to set the frequency if that is possible. I would appreciate any tips or suggestions regarding a solution. I suspect maybe the connections on the DIN connectors are dirty and/or the cables have become defective.  I did use an ample amount of contact cleaner on the DIN connectors and cables when  connected things up a few weeks ago, though...I have downloaded and installed the most recent drivers from West Mountain Radio several times. I don't know if maybe I have an outdated HAMLIB file or something....
MNI TNX and VY 73, Lance


Re: QRA-65 vs. Q65 ? #Q65

Andy TALBOT
 

There is not, and never has been QRA-65.    
There was QRA64 now replaced by Q65.   
And there is JT65

It's all in the manual


Re: QRA-65 vs. Q65 ? #Q65

Bill Somerville
 

On 25/05/2021 13:03, Bill wrote:
Question:

Is QRA-65 the same as Q65 ?

My version of JT, has QRA-65 but not Q65 and checking PSK reporter it seems it is getting popular on 6 meters and I would like to try it and what frequency is it being used on ?

K2WH

P. S. - What's a hashtag anyway and why is that required to post ?
Hi Bill,

QRA64 mode has been superseded by Q65 mode. They share common characteristics but Q65 has been imbued with more flexibility making it suitable for use with more propagation paths and operating frequencies. Overall we feel that there is nothing that QRA64 offered than cannot be done as well or better using Q65.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


Re: QRA-65 vs. Q65 ? #Q65

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Is QRA-65 the same as Q65 ?
No.

My version of JT, has QRA-65 but not Q65
Update to the newly released WSJTX 2.4.0

73,

... Joe, W4TV

P. S. - What's a hashtag anyway and why is that required to post ?
Ask the list owners for their asinine justification.


On 2021-05-25 8:03 AM, Bill wrote:
Question:
Is QRA-65 the same as Q65 ?
My version of JT, has QRA-65 but not Q65 and checking PSK reporter it seems it is getting popular on 6 meters and I would like to try it and what frequency is it being used on ?
K2WH
P. S. - What's a hashtag anyway and why is that required to post ?


Re: 2.4 GA Transmit Cycle Change? #FT8

Al Groff
 

I do not see the change in delay that your are seeing.. Tone is one the air before the wsjt clock hits 01 seconds..  But different interface and equipment and PTT via CAT...

AL, K0VM


On 5/25/2021 3:19 PM, Jack Trampler wrote:
I have noticed the same thing here and did some testing.  First, the equipment:

Computer:
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Version 20H2
i7-9700 CPU 3.0 GHz 32 GB RAM

Rig:
Elecraft K3
Signalink USB

Software:
WSJT-X and latest version of JTAlert. 


Prior to installing WSJT-X 2.4.0 I made a copy of the C:\WSJT folder and saved it to a flash drive and then I installed 2.4.0.  I immediately noticed the "delay" issue being discussed here.  On FT-8, WSJT doesn't send tones until almost 2 seconds into the transmit cycle.  On FT-4 its just over 1 second.  I found the same delay when clicking the Tune button.   I then noticed if I changed bands, it took some time (turned out to be the same delay) for WSJT-X to display the K3 frequency.  If also has this delay when changing from FT8 to FT4 and vice versa as the modes also change the frequency.  Watching the K3, it reflects the frequency change immediately but WSJT-X takes that 2 seconds to update the frequency shown.

Since I had a copy of the WSJT folder from Ver 2.3.1, I renamed the WSJT folder that has 2.4.0 in it to something else and then pasted the backup WSJT folder with 2.3.1 back to the C:\ drive and ran Version 2.3.1.  There is no discernible delay for any of the above using 2.3.1.  Additionally, I then repeated all these situations without JTAlert and it made no difference.  Version 2.4.0 has this 1-2 second delay (delay time depends on mode) wheras 2.3.1 has no delay.  2.3.1 begins transmitting at the beginning of the transmit cycle whereas 2.4.0 begins transmitting just after 2 seconds on the timer in FT8 and just after 1 second on the timer in FT4.

Thoughts?

73,
Jack - N2JT






Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:42 PM
With v2.4 GA, the transmit cycle appears to be shorter in length.  With FT8, the cycle (PTT & Tones)  initiates at 2 seconds and terminates at 13 seconds.  With FT4, the cycle initiates at 2 seconds and terminates at 5 seconds.  Under prior RC versions of 2.4 and v2.3.1, the transmit cycle ran from 1-13 seconds on FT8 and 1-5 seconds on FT4.  There is no apparent effect on decoding on either end of the QSO.  Not a problem, just curious.

Vy 73, Chet W6XK










Re: 2.4 GA Transmit Cycle Change? #FT8

W6XK
 

I apologize for not including my working conditions in my original post:

Win10 Home
Acer Swift i7-8565U CPU @1.80GHz 16GB RAM 64-bit
K3S USB direct (no interface)

After reviewing Jack’s comments, I found the same 1-2 second delay with both frequency and mode changes. along with the delayed start of the transmit cycle.

73, Chet W6XK


Re: Prior Version Release Notes #general

Larry Banks
 

Thanks Joe,
 
That is what led me to ask the question.

73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ

 

From: Joe
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:56
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Prior Version Release Notes #General
 
Hi Larry,

Earlier portions of Release Notes were mistakenly truncated from the uploaded file.  The omission has now been corrected.

  -- 73, Joe, K1JT






Re: 2.4 GA Transmit Cycle Change? #FT8

Jack Trampler
 

I have noticed the same thing here and did some testing.  First, the equipment:

Computer:
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Version 20H2
i7-9700 CPU 3.0 GHz 32 GB RAM

Rig:
Elecraft K3
Signalink USB

Software:
WSJT-X and latest version of JTAlert. 


Prior to installing WSJT-X 2.4.0 I made a copy of the C:\WSJT folder and saved it to a flash drive and then I installed 2.4.0.  I immediately noticed the "delay" issue being discussed here.  On FT-8, WSJT doesn't send tones until almost 2 seconds into the transmit cycle.  On FT-4 its just over 1 second.  I found the same delay when clicking the Tune button.   I then noticed if I changed bands, it took some time (turned out to be the same delay) for WSJT-X to display the K3 frequency.  If also has this delay when changing from FT8 to FT4 and vice versa as the modes also change the frequency.  Watching the K3, it reflects the frequency change immediately but WSJT-X takes that 2 seconds to update the frequency shown.

Since I had a copy of the WSJT folder from Ver 2.3.1, I renamed the WSJT folder that has 2.4.0 in it to something else and then pasted the backup WSJT folder with 2.3.1 back to the C:\ drive and ran Version 2.3.1.  There is no discernible delay for any of the above using 2.3.1.  Additionally, I then repeated all these situations without JTAlert and it made no difference.  Version 2.4.0 has this 1-2 second delay (delay time depends on mode) wheras 2.3.1 has no delay.  2.3.1 begins transmitting at the beginning of the transmit cycle whereas 2.4.0 begins transmitting just after 2 seconds on the timer in FT8 and just after 1 second on the timer in FT4.

Thoughts?

73,
Jack - N2JT






Tuesday, May 25, 2021 12:42 PM
With v2.4 GA, the transmit cycle appears to be shorter in length.  With FT8, the cycle (PTT & Tones)  initiates at 2 seconds and terminates at 13 seconds.  With FT4, the cycle initiates at 2 seconds and terminates at 5 seconds.  Under prior RC versions of 2.4 and v2.3.1, the transmit cycle ran from 1-13 seconds on FT8 and 1-5 seconds on FT4.  There is no apparent effect on decoding on either end of the QSO.  Not a problem, just curious.

Vy 73, Chet W6XK






Re: FT991A and MacOS #WSJTX_config #AudioIssues #mac #NewUser

Bill Somerville
 

On 25/05/2021 20:27, Jeremy Stark via groups.io wrote:
Hi,

I had some initial success with WSPR, but since then the software appears completely deaf on all modes; I think since I updated WSJT-X (it’s been a while since I played with it).

The MIDI setup volume sliders are greyed out at 0 volume, and the WSJT-X dB scale (lower left) shows 0dB all the time.



I don’t know what’s changed, and I can hear signals on the FT991A speaker.

I have tried setting the FT991A menus to various combinations as per various advice online, but am obviously missing something.

I am using MacOS 10.14.6, WSJT-X v2.3.0 0c42df, CAT control via USB (which works apart from the audio).

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thank you.

-- 
Jeremy Stark
G7BHB

Hi Jeremy,

one thing to check is that WSJT-X has been authorized to use the microphone input in "System Preferences->Security".

73
Bill
G4WJS.

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