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Settings for JS8Call

WK2Y
WK2Y Member ✭✭
edited August 2020 in Third-Party Software
Anyone else running JS8Call?

I was wondering if someone could help me get my settings right for use with JS8Call(V2.1.1).   I am running a 6500 with SmartSDR 3.1.8 under Windows 10 Pro.

Slice B is set to DAX 2 and in the DAX control panel it shows it streaming. Everything works with HRD and JTDX but I use those through Slicemaster.

In JS8Call, under the radio tab,  I choose the Rig as FlexRadio 6xxx with the PTT Method of CAT, Mode of None, and Split Operation of None.

In JS8Call, under the audio tab, I have chosen as Input; DAX Audio RX 2(FlexRadio Systems DAX Audio) and Output as DAX Audio TX (FlexRadio System DAX TX).

In SmartSDR CAT (where I suspect my problem lies), slice B is associated with a CAT Port that is set as follows:  Port Protocol: CAT, Port Type: Serial, Serial Port: FlexVSP, Client Com: Com13, VFO Slice: B, Auto Switch TX Slice: Enabled, Split Mode: SO2R(normal).

Device manager shows FlexVSP port 13 working normally.

When I start JS8Call, it looks like it is receiving, but I get a Rig Control Error with the message, "Hamlib error: IO error while opening connection to rig.

Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to offer.

73,
Bob, WK2Y










Answers

  • Lionel
    Lionel Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 2020
    Bob,

    Just checked and my:

    JS8CALL radio settings same as yours
    SmartSDR CAT same setting as yours except I use slice A instead of B, COM 16 here-should be no issue
    DAX is working except I use DAX 1.

    JS8CALL CAT Control Tab Network server localhost:60002; poll interval 1 sec; baud rate 19.2k; data bits default; handshake default;


  • WK2Y
    WK2Y Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Thanks for the info.  I'll let you know how I make out in the next few days.
  • WK2Y
    WK2Y Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    When I choose Flex-6xxx, I'm not really sure what to put in the Network server box.  In SmartSDR CAT, I have a TCP Port 5002 associated with a slice,. When I try to enter localhost:5002 or 192.168.7.241:5002 it doesn't like it.  It says you are supposed to leave it blank to allow JS8Call to find it but that doesn't work either.

    I am able to get the program to work by choosing the rig Kenwood TS-2000 (I remembered this from years back.) and that gives me a serial connection on a  port at 4800, one and none.  None the less, I would really like to understand the network connection issue.

    Thanks again.
    Bob
  • Michael Wheatley
    Michael Wheatley Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Setup JS8Call just like you setup WSJT-X:  Radio FlexRadio 6xxx, Network Server localhost:60002 (you must have a SmartSDR CAT port defined as TCP, 60002, VFO Slice B), Rig Options: PTT:CAT, Audio Input: DAX Audio RX2, Output: DAX Audio TX.

    Michael -- KM6LHD
  • WK2Y
    WK2Y Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Ah ha!  That worked.  Now I see.   It can't be just any old TCP port number.  It has to be 60002.  I'll bet that's in the manual.   :-O
    Thanks very much.
    Bob, WK2Y
  • Michael Wheatley
    Michael Wheatley Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    Not exactly.  The port number must correspond to the TCP port number set up in SSDR CAT.

    Michael -- KM6LHD
  • WK2Y
    WK2Y Member ✭✭
    edited February 2020
    I had been trying with 5002 and for some reason it didn't work so maybe that's not a valid port number?  Do port numbers have to be 5 digits perhaps?

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