locked IC-9700/7300 VFO A/B switching #Cat_RigControl


Brad, K8ZM
 

Been using v2.4.0 for a while and have noticed the following occurring;

 

IC-9700:  When WSJT-X launches it consistently will switch the 9700’s VFO from  A to B.  I have to manually switch it back to VFO A.  Once back on  A, it does stay on A after band/mode changes.  Don’t know if anyone else is seeing this but it occurs at every launch.

IC-7300:  When WSJT-X launches it will randomly switch the 7300’s VFO from A to B then back again to A.  This occurs quickly and usually only occurs every 5 or 6 launches of WSJT-X.  Not so much a problem on the 7300 as on the 9700 but noteworthy none-the-less.

 

I run two rig specific instances of WSJT-X.  My hardware/software setup hasn’t changed in a very long time and no recent windows updates or changes have occured.  I can only think this is a Hamlib issue but was wondering if others are seeing the same thing.   Is there a location/file that logs what’s being sent from WSJT-X to the rig when launched I can look at ??  I may have another way to extract some of what is being sent but was hoping WSJT-X was logging to some system file when launched.

 

Thanks for any help,

 

73 de Brad N8GLS 

 

 


Bill Somerville
 

On 06/07/2021 16:56, Brad, N8GLS wrote:

Been using v2.4.0 for a while and have noticed the following occurring;

 

IC-9700:  When WSJT-X launches it consistently will switch the 9700’s VFO from  A to B.  I have to manually switch it back to VFO A.  Once back on  A, it does stay on A after band/mode changes.  Don’t know if anyone else is seeing this but it occurs at every launch.

IC-7300:  When WSJT-X launches it will randomly switch the 7300’s VFO from A to B then back again to A.  This occurs quickly and usually only occurs every 5 or 6 launches of WSJT-X.  Not so much a problem on the 7300 as on the 9700 but noteworthy none-the-less.

 

I run two rig specific instances of WSJT-X.  My hardware/software setup hasn’t changed in a very long time and no recent windows updates or changes have occured.  I can only think this is a Hamlib issue but was wondering if others are seeing the same thing.   Is there a location/file that logs what’s being sent from WSJT-X to the rig when launched I can look at ??  I may have another way to extract some of what is being sent but was hoping WSJT-X was logging to some system file when launched.

 

Thanks for any help,

 

73 de Brad N8GLS 

HI Brad,

put the attached file in your WSJT-X configuration files directory (that is the same as the log files directory "Menu->File->Open log directory" on Windows), then restart WSJT-X. The log go to your Desktop - WSJT-X_RigControl.log .

Delete the config file when you want to return to normal logging.

Please send me (g4wjs <at> classdesign <dot> com) a log from a minimal session that demonstrates the issue(s)?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


Brian Morrison
 

On Tue, 2021-07-06 at 11:56 -0400, Brad, N8GLS wrote:

Been using v2.4.0 for a while and have noticed the following occurring;

 

IC-9700:  When WSJT-X launches it consistently will switch the 9700’s VFO from  A to B.  I have to manually switch it back to VFO A.  Once back on  A, it does stay on A after band/mode changes.  Don’t know if anyone else is seeing this but it occurs at every launch.

IC-7300:  When WSJT-X launches it will randomly switch the 7300’s VFO from A to B then back again to A.  This occurs quickly and usually only occurs every 5 or 6 launches of WSJT-X.  Not so much a problem on the 7300 as on the 9700 but noteworthy none-the-less.

 

I run two rig specific instances of WSJT-X.  My hardware/software setup hasn’t changed in a very long time and no recent windows updates or changes have occured.  I can only think this is a Hamlib issue but was wondering if others are seeing the same thing.   Is there a location/file that logs what’s being sent from WSJT-X to the rig when launched I can look at ??  I may have another way to extract some of what is being sent but was hoping WSJT-X was logging to some system file when launched.

 

Thanks for any help,


There is some work going on to identify these problems and fix them.

See https://github.com/Hamlib/Hamlib/commits/master and look at the recent commits.

Once it is all sorted out I think there will be a hamlib-4.2.1 bugfix release and the WSJTX guys will provide updates too.

HTH

-- 

Brian  G8SEZ
 


Michael Black
 

Please try 2.5.0-rc2 -- it should be fixed.

Mike W9MDB




On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 11:13:51 AM CDT, Brad, N8GLS <n8gls@...> wrote:


Been using v2.4.0 for a while and have noticed the following occurring;

 

IC-9700:  When WSJT-X launches it consistently will switch the 9700’s VFO from  A to B.  I have to manually switch it back to VFO A.  Once back on  A, it does stay on A after band/mode changes.  Don’t know if anyone else is seeing this but it occurs at every launch.

IC-7300:  When WSJT-X launches it will randomly switch the 7300’s VFO from A to B then back again to A.  This occurs quickly and usually only occurs every 5 or 6 launches of WSJT-X.  Not so much a problem on the 7300 as on the 9700 but noteworthy none-the-less.

 

I run two rig specific instances of WSJT-X.  My hardware/software setup hasn’t changed in a very long time and no recent windows updates or changes have occured.  I can only think this is a Hamlib issue but was wondering if others are seeing the same thing.   Is there a location/file that logs what’s being sent from WSJT-X to the rig when launched I can look at ??  I may have another way to extract some of what is being sent but was hoping WSJT-X was logging to some system file when launched.

 

Thanks for any help,

 

73 de Brad N8GLS 

 

 





Brad, K8ZM
 

Hi Bill, 

Hope you are well !!

Ok, I'll run this and forward to you this evening.

Thanks for the quick reply, as always.

73, Brad N8GLS

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S10 "not so" Smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Date: 7/6/21 12:39 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] IC-9700/7300 VFO A/B switching #Hamlib

On 06/07/2021 16:56, Brad, N8GLS wrote:

Been using v2.4.0 for a while and have noticed the following occurring;

 

IC-9700:  When WSJT-X launches it consistently will switch the 9700’s VFO from  A to B.  I have to manually switch it back to VFO A.  Once back on  A, it does stay on A after band/mode changes.  Don’t know if anyone else is seeing this but it occurs at every launch.

IC-7300:  When WSJT-X launches it will randomly switch the 7300’s VFO from A to B then back again to A.  This occurs quickly and usually only occurs every 5 or 6 launches of WSJT-X.  Not so much a problem on the 7300 as on the 9700 but noteworthy none-the-less.

 

I run two rig specific instances of WSJT-X.  My hardware/software setup hasn’t changed in a very long time and no recent windows updates or changes have occured.  I can only think this is a Hamlib issue but was wondering if others are seeing the same thing.   Is there a location/file that logs what’s being sent from WSJT-X to the rig when launched I can look at ??  I may have another way to extract some of what is being sent but was hoping WSJT-X was logging to some system file when launched.

 

Thanks for any help,

 

73 de Brad N8GLS 

HI Brad,

put the attached file in your WSJT-X configuration files directory (that is the same as the log files directory "Menu->File->Open log directory" on Windows), then restart WSJT-X. The log go to your Desktop - WSJT-X_RigControl.log .

Delete the config file when you want to return to normal logging.

Please send me (g4wjs <at> classdesign <dot> com) a log from a minimal session that demonstrates the issue(s)?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


Michael Black
 

Make that 2.5.0-rc3 since it's the latest.

There is still a problem with rigctld and the Icom rigs.

Mike W9MDB




On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 12:01:58 PM CDT, Black Michael <mdblack98@...> wrote:


Please try 2.5.0-rc2 -- it should be fixed.

Mike W9MDB




On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 11:13:51 AM CDT, Brad, N8GLS <n8gls@...> wrote:


Been using v2.4.0 for a while and have noticed the following occurring;

 

IC-9700:  When WSJT-X launches it consistently will switch the 9700’s VFO from  A to B.  I have to manually switch it back to VFO A.  Once back on  A, it does stay on A after band/mode changes.  Don’t know if anyone else is seeing this but it occurs at every launch.

IC-7300:  When WSJT-X launches it will randomly switch the 7300’s VFO from A to B then back again to A.  This occurs quickly and usually only occurs every 5 or 6 launches of WSJT-X.  Not so much a problem on the 7300 as on the 9700 but noteworthy none-the-less.

 

I run two rig specific instances of WSJT-X.  My hardware/software setup hasn’t changed in a very long time and no recent windows updates or changes have occured.  I can only think this is a Hamlib issue but was wondering if others are seeing the same thing.   Is there a location/file that logs what’s being sent from WSJT-X to the rig when launched I can look at ??  I may have another way to extract some of what is being sent but was hoping WSJT-X was logging to some system file when launched.

 

Thanks for any help,

 

73 de Brad N8GLS 

 

 





Brad, K8ZM
 

Brian,

Thanks for the info and link, much appreciated !!

Brad, N8GLS

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S10 "not so" Smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Brian Morrison <bdm@...>
Date: 7/6/21 12:40 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] IC-9700/7300 VFO A/B switching #Hamlib

On Tue, 2021-07-06 at 11:56 -0400, Brad, N8GLS wrote:

Been using v2.4.0 for a while and have noticed the following occurring;

 

IC-9700:  When WSJT-X launches it consistently will switch the 9700’s VFO from  A to B.  I have to manually switch it back to VFO A.  Once back on  A, it does stay on A after band/mode changes.  Don’t know if anyone else is seeing this but it occurs at every launch.

IC-7300:  When WSJT-X launches it will randomly switch the 7300’s VFO from A to B then back again to A.  This occurs quickly and usually only occurs every 5 or 6 launches of WSJT-X.  Not so much a problem on the 7300 as on the 9700 but noteworthy none-the-less.

 

I run two rig specific instances of WSJT-X.  My hardware/software setup hasn’t changed in a very long time and no recent windows updates or changes have occured.  I can only think this is a Hamlib issue but was wondering if others are seeing the same thing.   Is there a location/file that logs what’s being sent from WSJT-X to the rig when launched I can look at ??  I may have another way to extract some of what is being sent but was hoping WSJT-X was logging to some system file when launched.

 

Thanks for any help,


There is some work going on to identify these problems and fix them.

See https://github.com/Hamlib/Hamlib/commits/master and look at the recent commits.

Once it is all sorted out I think there will be a hamlib-4.2.1 bugfix release and the WSJTX guys will provide updates too.

HTH

-- 

Brian  G8SEZ
 


Brad, K8ZM
 

Thanks Mike,

 

I’ll try 2.5.0 rc3 after I do the capture with 2.4.0.  Getting back to 2.4.0 if no difference or some other anomaly in rc3 I fear will be a “chore” but will give it a try.

 

73 de Brad, N8GLS

 

From: main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Black via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 1:04 PM
To: main@wsjtx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] IC-9700/7300 VFO A/B switching #Hamlib

 

Make that 2.5.0-rc3 since it's the latest.

 

There is still a problem with rigctld and the Icom rigs.

 

Mike W9MDB

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 12:01:58 PM CDT, Black Michael <mdblack98@...> wrote:

 

 

Please try 2.5.0-rc2 -- it should be fixed.

 

Mike W9MDB

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 11:13:51 AM CDT, Brad, N8GLS <n8gls@...> wrote:

 

 

Been using v2.4.0 for a while and have noticed the following occurring;

 

IC-9700:  When WSJT-X launches it consistently will switch the 9700’s VFO from  A to B.  I have to manually switch it back to VFO A.  Once back on  A, it does stay on A after band/mode changes.  Don’t know if anyone else is seeing this but it occurs at every launch.

IC-7300:  When WSJT-X launches it will randomly switch the 7300’s VFO from A to B then back again to A.  This occurs quickly and usually only occurs every 5 or 6 launches of WSJT-X.  Not so much a problem on the 7300 as on the 9700 but noteworthy none-the-less.

 

I run two rig specific instances of WSJT-X.  My hardware/software setup hasn’t changed in a very long time and no recent windows updates or changes have occured.  I can only think this is a Hamlib issue but was wondering if others are seeing the same thing.   Is there a location/file that logs what’s being sent from WSJT-X to the rig when launched I can look at ??  I may have another way to extract some of what is being sent but was hoping WSJT-X was logging to some system file when launched.

 

Thanks for any help,

 

73 de Brad N8GLS 

 

 




d.koolhaas@...
 

I am running version 2.5.0-rc3 in combination with an Icom IC-9100 in Windows 11 beta.
The problem above is the same here as the above mentioned, also in Windows 10 since i updated to Win 11 beta only last week.
However, i can switch between VFO A and B without a problem, but the TX switches immediately from VFO A to B and manually backwards to A again and remains there until i change to another app. I am running a desktop computer with an Intel I7-2600 and 16GB mem just for HAM purposes with all drivers updated to the latest version.
It is the only app what causes this phenomenon in my situation.

Dirk, PE1KWE.


   


Bill M
 

I did and the issue still exists on my IC-7800 and has since V2.5 I went back to 2.31 until loading the latest. It still happens when I move the VFO. Most recently moving it from 50313 to 50323 for a DXPedition...A & B begin swapping and the only way to stop it, is turn the radio power off or close WSJT-x and reopen. So to change frequencies such as that, I put the DX frequency in the bank and switch it manually. I use HRD and JTAlert but do not use any rig control.
Bill W2CQ


Michael Black
 

For the moment change Mode to None in the rig setup and see if that fixes the problem.

Mike W9MDB




On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 09:59:11 AM CDT, Bill M <bmarx@...> wrote:


I did and the issue still exists on my IC-7800 and has since V2.5 I went back to 2.31 until loading the latest. It still happens when I move the VFO. Most recently moving it from 50313 to 50323 for a DXPedition...A & B begin swapping and the only way to stop it, is turn the radio power off or close WSJT-x and reopen. So to change frequencies such as that, I put the DX frequency in the bank and switch it manually. I use HRD and JTAlert but do not use any rig control.
Bill W2CQ




Bill Somerville
 

On 07/07/2021 13:04, d.koolhaas via groups.io wrote:
I am running version 2.5.0-rc3 in combination with an Icom IC-9100 in Windows 11 beta.
The problem above is the same here as the above mentioned, also in Windows 10 since i updated to Win 11 beta only last week.
However, i can switch between VFO A and B without a problem, but the TX switches immediately from VFO A to B and manually backwards to A again and remains there until i change to another app. I am running a desktop computer with an Intel I7-2600 and 16GB mem just for HAM purposes with all drivers updated to the latest version.
It is the only app what causes this phenomenon in my situation.

Dirk, PE1KWE.
Hi Dirk,

if you have "Settings->Radio->Split Operating->Rig" then what you describe is normal and desirable behaviour.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


Bill Somerville
 

On 07/07/2021 14:33, Bill M wrote:
I did and the issue still exists on my IC-7800 and has since V2.5 I went back to 2.31 until loading the latest. It still happens when I move the VFO. Most recently moving it from 50313 to 50323 for a DXPedition...A & B begin swapping and the only way to stop it, is turn the radio power off or close WSJT-x and reopen. So to change frequencies such as that, I put the DX frequency in the bank and switch it manually. I use HRD and JTAlert but do not use any rig control.
Bill W2CQ
Bill,

please clarify, you imply that WSJT-X is changing VFO on your rig but you also state you do not use CAT control. What is the issue you are reporting please?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


d.koolhaas@...
 

Hi Bill,
In "settings", Radio, split operating, set is "fake it". At present i changed it to "none" now. Everything stable now, but i was recommended to go either to "rig" and then the behaviour, is as you said, normal. But in the "fake it" situation the VFO shouldn't change it, it is "fake" right? But for now, it's in the "none" position.

Thanks for your swift reply.

73, Dirk PE1KWE.


Bill Somerville
 

On 07/07/2021 20:33, d.koolhaas via groups.io wrote:
Hi Bill,
In "settings", Radio, split operating, set is "fake it". At present i changed it to "none" now. Everything stable now, but i was recommended to go either to "rig" and then the behaviour, is as you said, normal. But in the "fake it" situation the VFO shouldn't change it, it is "fake" right? But for now, it's in the "none" position.

Thanks for your swift reply.

73, Dirk PE1KWE.
Hi Dirk,

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 unwanted VFO changes when using the "Settings->Radio->Split Operating->Fake It" option, then quit WSJT-X. It will have created a log file on your Desktop called WSJT-X_RigControl.log , send me (g4wjs <at> classdesign <dot> com) the log file for analysis please?

Once you have sent he log file you can delete it and the log configuration file to return to normal operation.

72
Bill
G4WJS.