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WSJT-X configuration problem

Jon_KF2EJon_KF2E Member ✭✭
edited June 11 in SmartSDR for Windows
I'm trying to get WSJT-X configured on my new 6600. I have version of SSDR and version 1.8.0 r8193 of WSJT-X. When I try to connect to the radio I get the error below in the image. I also showed my configuration. Anyone have any ideas?


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  • Jon_KF2EJon_KF2E Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    Also, for what it's worth, I have tried setting the rig to ts-2000 and setting up a serial CAT port with the same results.
  • Wayne MichaelWayne Michael Member
    edited April 2018
    I connected mine to Ham Radio Deluxe and it all works.
    I guess you would have to have that first though..  
  • Larry _ W8LLLLarry _ W8LLL Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    Could a firewall be blocking it?
  • Doug HallDoug Hall Member ✭✭
    edited June 11

    See this:
    I don't know if the 1.9 release candidate has the updated Hamlib or not, and I don't have one of the new radios to test it.

    Quick fix for 1.8 is to use a CAT serial port and select TS-2000 as the rig type.

    Doug K4DSP

  • RiaRia Member ✭✭
    edited November 2019
    Version 1.9 has the updated Hamlib. Upgrade.
  • Jon_KF2EJon_KF2E Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    1.9 fixed the issue. Thanks for the help!
  • K1DBOK1DBO Member ✭✭
    edited April 2018

    Your configuration looks like it should work.  Is there any chance your Windows firewall is not allowing WSJT-X to connect to SSDR CAT?

    If you are looking for alternate ideas, Indy Dad's suggestion of using HRD to connect to the Flex worked better for me too.  When using the TCP connection to SSDR CAT, I had some trouble with random disconnects.  HRD didnt have that problem, but if you're not already set up for HRD, that might be more trouble than it's worth.

    Finally, I cant reply to these configuration questions without mentioning that Slice Master 6000 will do the configuration for you.  Just install it and a couple of mouse clicks later you can have a WSJT-X instance running on as many slices as you'd like.


  • Jay SpauldingJay Spaulding Member
    edited April 2018
    Question is why did you use a TCP port rather then just a Serial Port?
  • edited April 2018
    I had this problem. Installing 1.9 fixed it. I recommend rc-3 as it also has a working fox and hounds mode. But 1.9 is the key.
  • 9k2od9k2od Member
    edited April 2018

    hi there

    you should use kenwood ts 2000 for the rig

    chose the ptt method CAT ant set the port

    dat bits is 8

    stop bits one

    handshake None

    force control DTR Non     RTS Non

    Mode None

    ant it should work with you .... 73 9k2od

  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited April 2018
    I disagree.  Using FLEX-**** and the TCP port is a more stable configuration and there is less latency in the control channel because the emulated serial port is not being used.
  • David Decoons, wo2xDavid Decoons, wo2x Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 2018
    Doug, 1.80 TS2000 support is broken also for the 6400/6600. Ts480 works. 1.90 rc3 (current as of this typing) supports the new radios as people have stated. There is a fox/hound test this weekend to try out the new DXPedition feature. All are welcome to try it out and work the two foxes. Dave wo2x

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