HELP - FT8CALL setup

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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? 
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Al Reeves

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Bob Gerzoff, WK2Y

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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 more\different info.

73, Bob

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Ed, K0KC

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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 is ok.

Ed, K0KC
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Dudley - WA5QPZ, Elmer

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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. 

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Lawrence Gray

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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.
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Pat - WH6HI

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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.