Blank Band activity screen #decode


Rob Adams
 

Morning all,  

 

See the included screenshot

 

Set up ( Radio type, CAT/VOX / Com port 4, baud rate 9600 / audio Input is mono for the computer <> microphone (Computer using Realtek Microphone and Output is Speaker Realtek Audio).

 

Tested OK ( green Test CAT button )  Test PTT button is greyed out.

 

Trying FT8 but no Band activity noted.  Wide graph indicates Tx.

 

Depending on what / when receive ( Monitor) the Decode button flashes Blue intermittently.

 

Tune button pressed ( steady clear tone ) so no issue there.

 

I can hear the ‘warble’ from speaker in my radio .... presuming that’s the problem, signal not going into the computer ?? Do I need a separate mic/spkr cable(s) between devices?

 

Can’t seem to find documentation on this issue.   

 

Did I miss something on the set up for ICOM IC 718?    

 

Windows 10 operating system.

 

 

 

Thanks

 

73

 

 

 

 


Bill Somerville
 

On 29/09/2021 15:25, Rob Adams wrote:

Morning all,  

 

See the included screenshot

 

Set up ( Radio type, CAT/VOX / Com port 4, baud rate 9600 / audio Input is mono for the computer <> microphone (Computer using Realtek Microphone and Output is Speaker Realtek Audio).

 

Tested OK ( green Test CAT button )  Test PTT button is greyed out.

 

Trying FT8 but no Band activity noted.  Wide graph indicates Tx.

 

Depending on what / when receive ( Monitor) the Decode button flashes Blue intermittently.

 

Tune button pressed ( steady clear tone ) so no issue there.

 

I can hear the ‘warble’ from speaker in my radio .... presuming that’s the problem, signal not going into the computer ?? Do I need a separate mic/spkr cable(s) between devices?

 

Can’t seem to find documentation on this issue.   

 

Did I miss something on the set up for ICOM IC 718?    

 

Windows 10 operating system.

Hi Rob,

have you installed a 3rd party time synchronization tool like the Meinberg NTP Client as reccommened in the WSJT-X User Guide?

https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.5.0.html#INSTALL_WIN

73
Bill
G4WJS.


Rob Adams
 

Bill
No haven’t. Computer clock and WSJT clocks are the same. 

Browser guard (malware bytes) says I can’t download from NTP due to possible Trojan. 

R


On Sep 29, 2021, at 10:06, Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:


On 29/09/2021 15:25, Rob Adams wrote:

Morning all,  

 

See the included screenshot

 

Set up ( Radio type, CAT/VOX / Com port 4, baud rate 9600 / audio Input is mono for the computer <> microphone (Computer using Realtek Microphone and Output is Speaker Realtek Audio).

 

Tested OK ( green Test CAT button )  Test PTT button is greyed out.

 

Trying FT8 but no Band activity noted.  Wide graph indicates Tx.

 

Depending on what / when receive ( Monitor) the Decode button flashes Blue intermittently.

 

Tune button pressed ( steady clear tone ) so no issue there.

 

I can hear the ‘warble’ from speaker in my radio .... presuming that’s the problem, signal not going into the computer ?? Do I need a separate mic/spkr cable(s) between devices?

 

Can’t seem to find documentation on this issue.   

 

Did I miss something on the set up for ICOM IC 718?    

 

Windows 10 operating system.

Hi Rob,

have you installed a 3rd party time synchronization tool like the Meinberg NTP Client as reccommened in the WSJT-X User Guide?

https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.5.0.html#INSTALL_WIN

73
Bill
G4WJS.





Jim Bacher - WB8VSU
 

Rob, go to https://time.is. And check your computers time.

Programs that are not downloaded a lot get tagged as containing viruses and Trojans when, they are actually clean. Typical for a lot of Ham programs. There are many ntp programs available, you need to run one of them as Bill suggested and per the wsjt-x install instructions.

If your computers time is off, nothing will be decoded.

Jim Bacher, WB8VSU
wb8vsu@...

On Sep 29, 2021, at 12:30 PM, Rob Adams <ve6yxe@...> wrote:
Bill
No haven’t. Computer clock and WSJT clocks are the same. 

Browser guard (malware bytes) says I can’t download from NTP due to possible Trojan. 

R


On Sep 29, 2021, at 10:06, Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:


On 29/09/2021 15:25, Rob Adams wrote:

Morning all,  

 

See the included screenshot

 

Set up ( Radio type, CAT/VOX / Com port 4, baud rate 9600 / audio Input is mono for the computer <> microphone (Computer using Realtek Microphone and Output is Speaker Realtek Audio).

 

Tested OK ( green Test CAT button )  Test PTT button is greyed out.

 

Trying FT8 but no Band activity noted.  Wide graph indicates Tx.

 

Depending on what / when receive ( Monitor) the Decode button flashes Blue intermittently.

 

Tune button pressed ( steady clear tone ) so no issue there.

 

I can hear the ‘warble’ from speaker in my radio .... presuming that’s the problem, signal not going into the computer ?? Do I need a separate mic/spkr cable(s) between devices?

 

Can’t seem to find documentation on this issue.   

 

Did I miss something on the set up for ICOM IC 718?    

 

Windows 10 operating system.

Hi Rob,

have you installed a 3rd party time synchronization tool like the Meinberg NTP Client as reccommened in the WSJT-X User Guide?

https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.5.0.html#INSTALL_WIN

73
Bill
G4WJS.








Michael Black
 

His problem is no audio connection from the IC-718 to the computer.

Limited budget and only has the headphone jack on the computer.

Rig has 5-pin din for microphone and 1/8" speaker jack on back.

So needs a minimum of a 1/8" stereo splitter to get the mic/phone out of the computer and a 5-pin DIN adapter to 1/8".

Mike W9MDB




On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 12:53:07 PM CDT, Jim Bacher - WB8VSU <wb8vsu@...> wrote:


Rob, go to https://time.is. And check your computers time.

Programs that are not downloaded a lot get tagged as containing viruses and Trojans when, they are actually clean. Typical for a lot of Ham programs. There are many ntp programs available, you need to run one of them as Bill suggested and per the wsjt-x install instructions.

If your computers time is off, nothing will be decoded.

Jim Bacher, WB8VSU
wb8vsu@...
On Sep 29, 2021, at 12:30 PM, Rob Adams <ve6yxe@...> wrote:
Bill
No haven’t. Computer clock and WSJT clocks are the same. 

Browser guard (malware bytes) says I can’t download from NTP due to possible Trojan. 

R


On Sep 29, 2021, at 10:06, Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:


On 29/09/2021 15:25, Rob Adams wrote:

Morning all,  

 

See the included screenshot

 

Set up ( Radio type, CAT/VOX / Com port 4, baud rate 9600 / audio Input is mono for the computer <> microphone (Computer using Realtek Microphone and Output is Speaker Realtek Audio).

 

Tested OK ( green Test CAT button )  Test PTT button is greyed out.

 

Trying FT8 but no Band activity noted.  Wide graph indicates Tx.

 

Depending on what / when receive ( Monitor) the Decode button flashes Blue intermittently.

 

Tune button pressed ( steady clear tone ) so no issue there.

 

I can hear the ‘warble’ from speaker in my radio .... presuming that’s the problem, signal not going into the computer ?? Do I need a separate mic/spkr cable(s) between devices?

 

Can’t seem to find documentation on this issue.   

 

Did I miss something on the set up for ICOM IC 718?    

 

Windows 10 operating system.

Hi Rob,

have you installed a 3rd party time synchronization tool like the Meinberg NTP Client as reccommened in the WSJT-X User Guide?

https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.5.0.html#INSTALL_WIN

73
Bill
G4WJS.