locked PTT Cat Error when not using PTT #Cat_RigControl


danzee <k2ywe@...>
 

Fresh WSJT-X installation on fresh Windows7 SP1 machine.
WSJT-X works and I'm able to make FT8 contacts (WSJT-X even controls the split transmit freq), but I get a Rig Control error message after each transmit cycle and have to check "retry" or "OK" & reconfigure. I have tried all combinations of handshake settings without success.
I have had WSJT-X running on other Win7 machines and not experienced this error. I looked at the configuration file from my last WSJT-X installation and it was 8-2-N with no handshake for my FTdx-5K. Those settings still give me the error. I'm using VOX, not PTT and have WSJT-X set that way, i.e. VOX checked off.
Rig Control error details:

Hamlib error: Target VFO unaccessible

newcat.c(1663):newcat_get_ptt return(0)

newcat_set_freq: ptt still on...retry#0

rig.c(1769):rig_set_freq return(12) while setting frequency

 


Bill Somerville
 

On 26/07/2021 22:09, danzee via groups.io wrote:
Fresh WSJT-X installation on fresh Windows7 SP1 machine.
WSJT-X works and I'm able to make FT8 contacts (WSJT-X even controls the split transmit freq), but I get a Rig Control error message after each transmit cycle and have to check "retry" or "OK" & reconfigure. I have tried all combinations of handshake settings without success.
I have had WSJT-X running on other Win7 machines and not experienced this error. I looked at the configuration file from my last WSJT-X installation and it was 8-2-N with no handshake for my FTdx-5K. Those settings still give me the error. I'm using VOX, not PTT and have WSJT-X set that way, i.e. VOX checked off.
Rig Control error details:

Hamlib error: Target VFO unaccessible

newcat.c(1663):newcat_get_ptt return(0)

newcat_set_freq: ptt still on...retry#0

rig.c(1769):rig_set_freq return(12) while setting frequency
OM,

which version of WSJT-X are you using? If it is not WSJT-X v2.5.0 RC3 then can you try that please?

Your rig may require that "Settings->General->Allow Tx frequency changes while transmitting" is not checked. When using VOX with rigs that don't accept CAT QSY commands while transmitting you will have to reduce the VOX hang delay to minimum. It is by far preferable to use a hard wired PTT, particularly on rigs like yours where you can use either a CAT command or RTS on the enhanced virtual serial port at zero extra cost.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


danzee <k2ywe@...>
 

Dang! It's 2.4. I'm embarrassed that I didn't check. I will update and report back. Thanks!



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Date: 7/26/21 5:36 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] PTT Cat Error when not using PTT #Cat_RigControl

On 26/07/2021 22:09, danzee via groups.io wrote:
> Fresh WSJT-X installation on fresh Windows7 SP1 machine.
> WSJT-X works and I'm able to make FT8 contacts (WSJT-X even controls
> the split transmit freq), but I get a Rig Control error message after
> each transmit cycle and have to check "retry" or "OK" & reconfigure. I
> have tried all combinations of handshake settings without success.
> I have had WSJT-X running on other Win7 machines and not experienced
> this error. I looked at the configuration file from my last WSJT-X
> installation and it was 8-2-N with no handshake for my FTdx-5K. Those
> settings still give me the error. I'm using VOX, not PTT and have
> WSJT-X set that way, i.e. VOX checked off.
> Rig Control error details:
>
> Hamlib error: Target VFO unaccessible
>
> newcat.c(1663):newcat_get_ptt return(0)
>
> newcat_set_freq: ptt still on...retry#0
>
> rig.c(1769):rig_set_freq return(12) while setting frequency
>
OM,

which version of WSJT-X are you using? If it is not WSJT-X v2.5.0 RC3
then can you try that please?

Your rig may require that "Settings->General->Allow Tx frequency changes
while transmitting" is not checked. When using VOX with rigs that don't
accept CAT QSY commands while transmitting you will have to reduce the
VOX hang delay to minimum. It is by far preferable to use a hard wired
PTT, particularly on rigs like yours where you can use either a CAT
command or RTS on the enhanced virtual serial port at zero extra cost.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


danzee <k2ywe@...>
 

Humm. I see only 2.5 RC3 and I'm willing to try it but still,  l had no such problem a month ago on my old installation 


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Date: 7/26/21 5:36 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] PTT Cat Error when not using PTT #Cat_RigControl

On 26/07/2021 22:09, danzee via groups.io wrote:
> Fresh WSJT-X installation on fresh Windows7 SP1 machine.
> WSJT-X works and I'm able to make FT8 contacts (WSJT-X even controls
> the split transmit freq), but I get a Rig Control error message after
> each transmit cycle and have to check "retry" or "OK" & reconfigure. I
> have tried all combinations of handshake settings without success.
> I have had WSJT-X running on other Win7 machines and not experienced
> this error. I looked at the configuration file from my last WSJT-X
> installation and it was 8-2-N with no handshake for my FTdx-5K. Those
> settings still give me the error. I'm using VOX, not PTT and have
> WSJT-X set that way, i.e. VOX checked off.
> Rig Control error details:
>
> Hamlib error: Target VFO unaccessible
>
> newcat.c(1663):newcat_get_ptt return(0)
>
> newcat_set_freq: ptt still on...retry#0
>
> rig.c(1769):rig_set_freq return(12) while setting frequency
>
OM,

which version of WSJT-X are you using? If it is not WSJT-X v2.5.0 RC3
then can you try that please?

Your rig may require that "Settings->General->Allow Tx frequency changes
while transmitting" is not checked. When using VOX with rigs that don't
accept CAT QSY commands while transmitting you will have to reduce the
VOX hang delay to minimum. It is by far preferable to use a hard wired
PTT, particularly on rigs like yours where you can use either a CAT
command or RTS on the enhanced virtual serial port at zero extra cost.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


danzee <k2ywe@...>
 

No joy. Same problem with 2.5 RC3



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Date: 7/26/21 5:36 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] PTT Cat Error when not using PTT #Cat_RigControl

On 26/07/2021 22:09, danzee via groups.io wrote:
> Fresh WSJT-X installation on fresh Windows7 SP1 machine.
> WSJT-X works and I'm able to make FT8 contacts (WSJT-X even controls
> the split transmit freq), but I get a Rig Control error message after
> each transmit cycle and have to check "retry" or "OK" & reconfigure. I
> have tried all combinations of handshake settings without success.
> I have had WSJT-X running on other Win7 machines and not experienced
> this error. I looked at the configuration file from my last WSJT-X
> installation and it was 8-2-N with no handshake for my FTdx-5K. Those
> settings still give me the error. I'm using VOX, not PTT and have
> WSJT-X set that way, i.e. VOX checked off.
> Rig Control error details:
>
> Hamlib error: Target VFO unaccessible
>
> newcat.c(1663):newcat_get_ptt return(0)
>
> newcat_set_freq: ptt still on...retry#0
>
> rig.c(1769):rig_set_freq return(12) while setting frequency
>
OM,

which version of WSJT-X are you using? If it is not WSJT-X v2.5.0 RC3
then can you try that please?

Your rig may require that "Settings->General->Allow Tx frequency changes
while transmitting" is not checked. When using VOX with rigs that don't
accept CAT QSY commands while transmitting you will have to reduce the
VOX hang delay to minimum. It is by far preferable to use a hard wired
PTT, particularly on rigs like yours where you can use either a CAT
command or RTS on the enhanced virtual serial port at zero extra cost.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


danzee <k2ywe@...>
 

Allow Freq Changes has been checked all along as has Hold TX Freq



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Date: 7/26/21 5:36 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] PTT Cat Error when not using PTT #Cat_RigControl

On 26/07/2021 22:09, danzee via groups.io wrote:
> Fresh WSJT-X installation on fresh Windows7 SP1 machine.
> WSJT-X works and I'm able to make FT8 contacts (WSJT-X even controls
> the split transmit freq), but I get a Rig Control error message after
> each transmit cycle and have to check "retry" or "OK" & reconfigure. I
> have tried all combinations of handshake settings without success.
> I have had WSJT-X running on other Win7 machines and not experienced
> this error. I looked at the configuration file from my last WSJT-X
> installation and it was 8-2-N with no handshake for my FTdx-5K. Those
> settings still give me the error. I'm using VOX, not PTT and have
> WSJT-X set that way, i.e. VOX checked off.
> Rig Control error details:
>
> Hamlib error: Target VFO unaccessible
>
> newcat.c(1663):newcat_get_ptt return(0)
>
> newcat_set_freq: ptt still on...retry#0
>
> rig.c(1769):rig_set_freq return(12) while setting frequency
>
OM,

which version of WSJT-X are you using? If it is not WSJT-X v2.5.0 RC3
then can you try that please?

Your rig may require that "Settings->General->Allow Tx frequency changes
while transmitting" is not checked. When using VOX with rigs that don't
accept CAT QSY commands while transmitting you will have to reduce the
VOX hang delay to minimum. It is by far preferable to use a hard wired
PTT, particularly on rigs like yours where you can use either a CAT
command or RTS on the enhanced virtual serial port at zero extra cost.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


danzee <k2ywe@...>
 

Thank You - Success at last!
Adjusting the VOX delay down to minimum fixed the problem. it was up at some ungodly number.
I will try PTT later.
VRY 73
Dan



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...>
Date: 7/26/21 5:36 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@WSJTX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WSJTX] PTT Cat Error when not using PTT #Cat_RigControl

On 26/07/2021 22:09, danzee via groups.io wrote:
> Fresh WSJT-X installation on fresh Windows7 SP1 machine.
> WSJT-X works and I'm able to make FT8 contacts (WSJT-X even controls
> the split transmit freq), but I get a Rig Control error message after
> each transmit cycle and have to check "retry" or "OK" & reconfigure. I
> have tried all combinations of handshake settings without success.
> I have had WSJT-X running on other Win7 machines and not experienced
> this error. I looked at the configuration file from my last WSJT-X
> installation and it was 8-2-N with no handshake for my FTdx-5K. Those
> settings still give me the error. I'm using VOX, not PTT and have
> WSJT-X set that way, i.e. VOX checked off.
> Rig Control error details:
>
> Hamlib error: Target VFO unaccessible
>
> newcat.c(1663):newcat_get_ptt return(0)
>
> newcat_set_freq: ptt still on...retry#0
>
> rig.c(1769):rig_set_freq return(12) while setting frequency
>
OM,

which version of WSJT-X are you using? If it is not WSJT-X v2.5.0 RC3
then can you try that please?

Your rig may require that "Settings->General->Allow Tx frequency changes
while transmitting" is not checked. When using VOX with rigs that don't
accept CAT QSY commands while transmitting you will have to reduce the
VOX hang delay to minimum. It is by far preferable to use a hard wired
PTT, particularly on rigs like yours where you can use either a CAT
command or RTS on the enhanced virtual serial port at zero extra cost.

73
Bill
G4WJS.