locked Set up cq for specific area


Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB)
 

I am new to FT8, like 24 hours new. In my sort time I have seen many things appear on the band activity window, one thing I want to is, send a CQ for a specific area, something like CW EU, CQ SA, or even a specific state. But I don't know how to make it happen.  I couldn't find enough info in the WSJT-X user guide. Any suggestions?
de KC0QNB.
 


Augustine Brace <aug1021hunt@...>
 

CQ COUNTRY (CALLSIGN) GRID
AS = ASIA
SA= SOUTH AMERICA 
NA = NORTH AMERICA
EU= EUROPE


On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 10:35 AM Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB) <rt83021@...> wrote:
I am new to FT8, like 24 hours new. In my sort time I have seen many things appear on the band activity window, one thing I want to is, send a CQ for a specific area, something like CW EU, CQ SA, or even a specific state. But I don't know how to make it happen.  I couldn't find enough info in the WSJT-X user guide. Any suggestions?
de KC0QNB.
 


Herb Blue - WB8ASI
 

You can add desired text at File>Settings>Tx Macros.  Then you can pick what you want with the dropdown in Generate Std Msgs Tx5.  Or just edit the message in the window on the fly if you don't have a preset macro. 73, Herb WB8ASI

On February 25, 2020 at 1:26 PM "Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB)" <rt83021@...> wrote:

I am new to FT8, like 24 hours new. In my sort time I have seen many things appear on the band activity window, one thing I want to is, send a CQ for a specific area, something like CW EU, CQ SA, or even a specific state. But I don't know how to make it happen.  I couldn't find enough info in the WSJT-X user guide. Any suggestions?
de KC0QNB.
 

 


 

I think Ryan was asking how to do this. I would also.

Phil GM3ZZA

On 25 Feb 2020 18:44, Augustine Brace <aug1021hunt@...> wrote:
CQ COUNTRY (CALLSIGN) GRID
AS = ASIA
SA= SOUTH AMERICA 
NA = NORTH AMERICA
EU= EUROPE


On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 10:35 AM Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB) <rt83021@...> wrote:
I am new to FT8, like 24 hours new. In my sort time I have seen many things appear on the band activity window, one thing I want to is, send a CQ for a specific area, something like CW EU, CQ SA, or even a specific state. But I don't know how to make it happen.  I couldn't find enough info in the WSJT-X user guide. Any suggestions?
de KC0QNB.
 


--
73 Phil GM3ZZA


Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB)
 

Thanks guys, this makes sense, one thing I noticed this morning, was a CQ for NA, that popped up on the GridTracker map, and while the operator was calling CQ the US was outlined in red, I thought that was pretty cool, but I reckon that is a Gridtracker thing to make it work, or if it even will work in such that the sender can see it, on his own map. I will ask over at Gridtracker.
--
Ryan, KC0QNB, DN90WW. Gothenburg, NE


Reino Talarmo
 

Just type it into Tx6. If the it already filled with CQ GM3ZZA IO85 then just add e.g. EU there to get

CQ EU GM3ZZA IO85. It is sticky.

73, Reino oh3mA

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Philip Rose via Groups.Io
Sent: 25. helmikuuta 2020 21:01
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Set up cq for specific area

 

I think Ryan was asking how to do this. I would also.

 

Phil GM3ZZA

 

On 25 Feb 2020 18:44, Augustine Brace <aug1021hunt@...> wrote:

CQ COUNTRY (CALLSIGN) GRID

AS = ASIA

SA= SOUTH AMERICA 

NA = NORTH AMERICA

EU= EUROPE

 

 

On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 10:35 AM Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB) <rt83021@...> wrote:

I am new to FT8, like 24 hours new. In my sort time I have seen many things appear on the band activity window, one thing I want to is, send a CQ for a specific area, something like CW EU, CQ SA, or even a specific state. But I don't know how to make it happen.  I couldn't find enough info in the WSJT-X user guide. Any suggestions?
de KC0QNB.

 

 


--
73 Phil GM3ZZA


Martin G0HDB
 

You can edit the default Tx6 message of 'CQ KC0QNB <yourgrid>' and add up to 4 characters immediately after the CQ; the extra characters can be either numeric or alphabetic but not a mix of the two.

For example, you could edit the Tx6 message so that it reads 'CQ ASIA KC0QNB <yourgrid>' or, to call North Dakota, 'CQ ND KC0QNB <yourgrid>'.

The edited version of the Tx6 message will stick for the duration of a WSJT-X session but if you close and then restart WSJT-X then the Tx6 message will revert to the default.

HTH,

--
Martin G0HDB


Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB)
 

Thanks Martin
--
Ryan, KC0QNB, DN90WW. Gothenburg, NE


neil_zampella
 

Ryan,

just edit the Tx message to add the area you want there, just click your mouse after the CQ in the message to add a space and the code.  You MUST be in Tab1 for this.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 2/25/2020 1:44 PM, Augustine Brace wrote:
CQ COUNTRY (CALLSIGN) GRID
AS = ASIA
SA= SOUTH AMERICA 
NA = NORTH AMERICA
EU= EUROPE


On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 10:35 AM Ryan Trullinger (KC0QNB) <rt83021@...> wrote:
I am new to FT8, like 24 hours new. In my sort time I have seen many things appear on the band activity window, one thing I want to is, send a CQ for a specific area, something like CW EU, CQ SA, or even a specific state. But I don't know how to make it happen.  I couldn't find enough info in the WSJT-X user guide. Any suggestions?
de KC0QNB.
 


    


Bruce Goldstein
 

I use 'directed' FT8 CQs quite often with mixed results....

I need Delaware on 15M for WAS and a CQ DE WA3AFS FN32 does not work very well as the DE is misunderstood a bit of the time and the result is that my log is filling rapidly with a lot of PY qsos (which I do not mind).  CQ DEL WA3AFS FN32 ends up with the same result!

I also need Vermont on 30M and even though I can just about see Vermont from my QTH I seem to collect a lot of EU qsos when CQ VT WA3AFS FN32.

73
 -- Bruce Goldstein, WA3AFS

   AEC, Albany County

    ASEC, Eastern NY

    SKYWARN Regional Coordinator, NWS, Albany, NY

     Net Manager, ENY ARES/RACES Section Net

    


Jim Campbell <jim@...>
 

Bruce,

I've been away from WSJT for a couple of years so I'm rusty but would USDE or DEUS perhaps work?

73

Jim - W4BQP
first licensed in 1953 as W4BQP/WN4BQP

On 2/25/2020 8:36 PM, Bruce Goldstein wrote:
I use 'directed' FT8 CQs quite often with mixed results....

I need Delaware on 15M for WAS and a CQ DE WA3AFS FN32 does not work very well as the DE is misunderstood a bit of the time and the result is that my log is filling rapidly with a lot of PY qsos (which I do not mind).  CQ DEL WA3AFS FN32 ends up with the same result!

I also need Vermont on 30M and even though I can just about see Vermont from my QTH I seem to collect a lot of EU qsos when CQ VT WA3AFS FN32.

73
 -- Bruce Goldstein, WA3AFS

   AEC, Albany County

    ASEC, Eastern NY

    SKYWARN Regional Coordinator, NWS, Albany, NY

     Net Manager, ENY ARES/RACES Section Net

    


    


 

Thanks Martin,

I don't normally have the TX1 etc tab open so I wasn't aware of it.

73 Phil GM3ZZA

On 25 Feb 2020 20:35, Martin G0HDB <marting0hdb@...> wrote:
You can edit the default Tx6 message of 'CQ KC0QNB <yourgrid>' and add up to 4 characters immediately after the CQ; the extra characters can be either numeric or alphabetic but not a mix of the two.

For example, you could edit the Tx6 message so that it reads 'CQ ASIA KC0QNB <yourgrid>' or, to call North Dakota, 'CQ ND KC0QNB <yourgrid>'.

The edited version of the Tx6 message will stick for the duration of a WSJT-X session but if you close and then restart WSJT-X then the Tx6 message will revert to the default.

HTH,

--
Martin G0HDB


--
73 Phil GM3ZZA


Gary - AG0N
 

On Feb 25, 2020, at 11:44, Augustine Brace <aug1021hunt@...> wrote:

CQ COUNTRY (CALLSIGN) GRID
AS = ASIA
SA= SOUTH AMERICA
NA = NORTH AMERICA
EU= EUROPE
This are continents, not countries.

Gary - AG0N


Gary - AG0N
 

On Feb 25, 2020, at 13:35, Martin G0HDB <marting0hdb@...> wrote:

For example, you could edit the Tx6 message so that it reads 'CQ ASIA KC0QNB <yourgrid>' or, to call North Dakota, 'CQ ND KC0QNB <yourgrid>’.
Too many characters. That’s why CQ AS…… works better. AS and others are “built-in” to the program and are recognized and dealt with.

Gary - AG0N


neil_zampella
 

I'm fairly sure that ASIA, DEL,  and so on will work with the most recent versions of WSJT-X.

Neil, KNEILZ

On 2/26/2020 5:21 PM, AG0N-3055 wrote:

On Feb 25, 2020, at 13:35, Martin G0HDB <marting0hdb@...> wrote:

For example, you could edit the Tx6 message so that it reads 'CQ ASIA KC0QNB <yourgrid>' or, to call North Dakota, 'CQ ND KC0QNB <yourgrid>’.
Too many characters.  That’s why CQ AS……  works better.  AS and others are “built-in” to the program and are recognized and dealt with.

Gary - AG0N




    


Gilbert Baron
 

It would be helpful if all of these built in codes were documented clearly. Maybe they are and I missed it.. While working for FT8 WAS I tried such as CQ ND WY  or CQ NE ND SD  or other things like that but some did not work As were too many characters.

 

FT8 is really great for increasing contact count and entity count but the 13 character limit is often very frustrating. For instance I would at times like to send a thank you or some short message with the final  73.

 

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN

Hierro candente, batir de repente

44.08226N 92.51265W EN34rb

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io <WSJTX@groups.io> On Behalf Of neil_zampella
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 17:10
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] Set up cq for specific area

 

I'm fairly sure that ASIA, DEL,  and so on will work with the most recent versions of WSJT-X.

Neil, KNEILZ

On 2/26/2020 5:21 PM, AG0N-3055 wrote:

 
 
On Feb 25, 2020, at 13:35, Martin G0HDB <marting0hdb@...> wrote:
 
For example, you could edit the Tx6 message so that it reads 'CQ ASIA KC0QNB <yourgrid>' or, to call North Dakota, 'CQ ND KC0QNB <yourgrid>’.
 
Too many characters.  That’s why CQ AS……  works better.  AS and others are “built-in” to the program and are recognized and dealt with.
 
Gary - AG0N
 
 



 

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Bill Somerville
 

On 26/02/2020 22:21, AG0N-3055 wrote:
On Feb 25, 2020, at 13:35, Martin G0HDB <marting0hdb@...> wrote:

For example, you could edit the Tx6 message so that it reads 'CQ ASIA KC0QNB <yourgrid>' or, to call North Dakota, 'CQ ND KC0QNB <yourgrid>’.
Too many characters.  That’s why CQ AS……  works better.  AS and others are “built-in” to the program and are recognized and dealt with.

Gary - AG0N


Gary,

that's not correct for the FT8, FT4, and MSK144 modes. Those accept any word of up to four letters between the CQ and own callsign. They also accept a three digit number in the same place, that is for specifying a listening frequency in kHz within the MHz that the call is made in. You can test this behaviour with the useful command line utility ft8code that is shipped alongside the WSJT-X executable. Here are some examples:

c:\>c:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin\ft8code "cq a g4wjs io91"
    Message                               Decoded                             Err i3.n3
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1. CQ A G4WJS IO91                       CQ A G4WJS IO91                          1.  Standard msg

Message bits:
00000000000000000011111011000000010010001000000001111010000011111000010011001

Channel symbols (tones):
3140652000000744005530024507405422623140652735730242517204160442767132533140652

c:\>c:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin\ft8code "cq ab g4wjs io91"
    Message                               Decoded                             Err i3.n3
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1. CQ AB G4WJS IO91                      CQ AB G4WJS IO91                         1.  Standard msg

Message bits:
00000000000000000100000010000000010010001000000001111010000011111000010011001

Channel symbols (tones):
3140652000001005005530024507405431733140652606135021640063310541100656723140652

c:\>c:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin\ft8code "cq abc g4wjs io91"
    Message                               Decoded                             Err i3.n3
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1. CQ ABC G4WJS IO91                     CQ ABC G4WJS IO91                        1.  Standard msg

Message bits:
00000000000000000110111111010000010010001000000001111010000011111000010011001

Channel symbols (tones):
3140652000001674505530024507405423533140652572104547125470773723257563653140652

c:\>c:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin\ft8code "cq abcd g4wjs io91"
    Message                               Decoded                             Err i3.n3
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1. CQ ABCD G4WJS IO91                    CQ ABCD G4WJS IO91                       1.  Standard msg

Message bits:
00000000000001010110110101010000010010001000000001111010000011111000010011001

Channel symbols (tones):
3140652000036663505530024507405432043140652146543333340075641012755734153140652

c:\>c:\WSJT\wsjtx\bin\ft8code "cq 456 g4wjs io91"
    Message                               Decoded                             Err i3.n3
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1. CQ 456 G4WJS IO91                     CQ 456 G4WJS IO91                        1.  Standard msg

Message bits:
00000000000000000001110010110000010010001000000001111010000011111000010011001

Channel symbols (tones):
3140652000000256505530024507405437153140652367210375052735331742427254373140652

c:\>

Note that mixed letters and numbers are not permitted, nor are symbols like '/', '.', or '?'.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


Gary - AG0N
 

I’m pretty sure you can only use one at a time. — Gary - AG0N

On Feb 26, 2020, at 16:25, Gilbert Baron <w0mn00@...> wrote:

I tried such as CQ ND WY or CQ NE ND SD or other things like that but some did not work As were too many characters.


Gary - AG0N
 

On Feb 26, 2020, at 16:39, Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:

that's not correct for the FT8, FT4, and MSK144 modes. Those accept any word of up to four letters between the CQ and own callsign.
Thanks for the clarification on that Bill. I know there was a lot of discussion on that at the time but I didn’t realize where it finalized.

73, Gary - AG0N


Bruce Goldstein
 

Thank you for the suggestion.  Will try it next time.

73
 -- Bruce Goldstein, WA3AFS

   AEC, Albany County

    ASEC, Eastern NY

    SKYWARN Regional Coordinator, NWS, Albany, NY

     Net Manager, ENY ARES/RACES Section Net