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HELP - FT8CALL setup

Al ReevesAl Reeves Member ✭✭
Looking to try the new FT8CALL mode.  So far I have not been able to get it to work with my 6300.  The 6300 is setup and works well on FT8 using WSJT-X and JTAlert.  Does anyone have any detailed instructions to setup FT8CALL? 


  • Bob Gerzoff, WK2YBob Gerzoff, WK2Y Member ✭✭
    edited September 2018

    Are you on the right frequencies?  They are recently changed and there is a new version of FT8CALL that was just released.

    I have been using it successfully on a 6500 and the set up I use is the same as I have been using for JTDX and WSJT.  Under the Radio tab I have the following:

    Rig:  Kenwood TS-2000
    Serial port:  Com9  (yours may be different)Data bits: Eight
    Stop bits: One
    Handshake: None
    DTR: Nothing
    RDS: Nothing
    PTT Method: CAT 
    Mode: None
    Split: None

    Under the Audio Tab I have

    Input: Dax Audio RX-3 (yours may be different
    Output: Dax Audio TX 

    I can't guarantee this is the best way to configure things but it works for me.  I think I  found this set up for WSJT on a FLEX FAQ and it has worked for that, JTDX and now FT8CALL.

    Let me know if you need moredifferent info.

    73, Bob

  • Ed, K0KCEd, K0KC Member
    edited September 2018

    I have been using FT8Call successfully for over a week. I believe that my settings were the same as for WSJT-X and JTDX but if  you want to discuss it over the phone, give me a number to call in a private email. I run a 6700. My email in QRZ.com is ok.

    Ed, K0KC
  • Dudley  WA5QPZDudley WA5QPZ Member ✭✭
    edited March 21
    You did notice that the program only runs for 10 days and then has to be re-downloaded to try to keep everyone up to date to changes.    This is their way to handle changes while still in Beta mode. 

  • Lawrence GrayLawrence Gray Member
    edited September 2018
    Rig and Audio Settings are the same as FT8.  Works a treat.  Just had a nice Q with 9L1YXJ in Sierra Leone.  Nice to be able to send free text. I'm using a 6500.
  • PatrickPatrick WH6HI Member ✭✭
    edited June 2
    It has been 12 months, so here is a quick update. Name has changed toJS8Call and it is release version 1.1.0. ... I have been using it for a few days and is working well, minus my learning curve. Set up is the same as FT8, but you should use a different tcp port then FT8 if loaded. Still looking into set up of logging with Log4om.

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