I'm having great fun working a Flex 6.5K + WSJT-x & JTAlert. Direct logging to DXLabs and LoTW

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If I can be of help to any one trying to get the above mentions programs working smoothly, feel free to ask me via Community or direct via bill@w9ol.com
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W5XZ - dan

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are people finally starting to use JT-9 on the low bands, Bill?

still a little fuzzy on JTAlert, so may drop you a note.  73
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Larry - W8LLL

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I have made quite a few JT-9 QSO's on 17 and 20 meters.
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Jay / NO5J

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I'll jump in, and help too. 

73, Jay - NO5J
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W5XZ - dan

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updating to wsjt 1.5 here.  I use dxLabs suite.  should i choose TS-2000 or Dx Lab Suite Commander in general / radio?

and what's this "Error in KV decoder, or no KV decoder present.." business?

and the wsjt-x pop up box that says

"C:\WSJY 1.5\bin/kvasd" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
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W5XZ - dan

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tnx, bob, it worked!! got vp8 / f on 160m for a new one...

73..
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Bob Wright, N7ZO

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Hi Dan,

I just saw your spot.  Wow, that is impressive!  And Argentina too? What kind of antenna are you using?
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W5XZ - dan

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piece of wire, thown up in a tree, ha!

short marconi T over 45 short radials for tx, 1 kw; rx HiZ 4sq; on 1/2 acre in suburban Longview, Tx..
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Bob Wright, N7ZO

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Excellent.  I've either got to get something on 160 figured out for my 3/4 acre Oregon lot or move to Texas.  I'm glad you've got things sorted out.
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W5XZ - dan

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I met all the cool guys in Willamette Valley DX club, when I was in optometry school, back in the mid '70's...learned a LOT...oregon is TOUGH on the low bands..i KNOW!!
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W5XZ - dan

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WSJT-x v 1.5 seems to be working now; i'm decoding 10 to 12 calls each minute on 20m; is that about right? I AM a 'digi dunce' after all

73, w5xz
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Jay / NO5J

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Dan 
I see similar on 20m. sounds like you have it working.
73, Jay - NO5J
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W5XZ - dan

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thanks, Jay..
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Steve Belcak

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Can I ask what time protocol ur using.....did u use the Meinberg software that is suggested?
Been trying to get that resolved first but running into problems with Meinberg....

73, Steve
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W5XZ - dan

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i use dimention 4, FWIW...pretty easy, i think..and, cking it against
 WWV over the air, seems dead on...with a zero latency legacy
 portable superhet..

http://www.thinkman.com/dimension4/

good luck
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Thanks Dan....seems to work just fine....
Steve
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W5XZ - dan

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great steve; of course you SHOULD pick the server at Texas A&M, ya know...ha!
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W5XZ - dan

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So, JT-Alert is supposed to do all kinds of neat stuff too, right?  Like mostly put my JT qso's STRAIGHT into my DxKeeper log ?  how do I get that playing?  not THAT much fun importing a *.ADI from the JT folder..

how do i make that happen?  can't find much documentation on JT-Alert...

tnx in advance, guys...
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Jay / NO5J

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Dan
It's mostly OJT, the Help menu is almost all there is.
They also have is a Yahoo group at ...
https://au.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/HamApps/info

It's being developed faster than it can be documented.

Steve
I'm using Meinberg here, it works.
 
73, Jay - NO5J
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Steve Belcak

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I tried it Jay.....had problems...Dimension fired right up and if it works for Dan I'm sure it will work for me!  Thanks
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Jay / NO5J

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Steve
By all means, use what works for you. 
You can't use the stuff that doesn't.
73, Jay - NO5J
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Jay...I'm using win 8.1....when I tried to use Meinberg just before the install finished I always get a notice......program has stopped working, windows will look for a solution and it shuts down......any ideas?  did u see anything like this?
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Steve
Nope, and I'm also on Win8.1. Did you install it as a service. The Win 8.1 "Internet Time Settings"  also need to have Synchronize with an Internet time server deselected or you might be getting a conflict on the port. which might cause one or the other to stop working.

If Dimension is working, I'd just use Dimension.

Full Disclosure: I sync one of my LANs *nix servers to time-b.nist.gov (Stratum1)  and TAMU's (Stratum1), then sync all my other LAN machines to my LANs NTPD server.  Meinberg just installs a Windows port of *nix NTPD. The *nix NTPD selects the  server to sync with based on # of hops/delay so it alternates to whichever has the best time. Both should have the same time, but I let it decide which one it likes. It always seems to match the time in SmartSDRs Radio Setup/ GPS tab which is the correct time. I don't know if SmartSDR GUI clock gets the time from my 6500 w/GPSDO or if it get's it from Windows. Correct time is correct time. Until it isn't. 

The last time I was reading up, Microsoft had stated that it's time sync
software delivered with windows can only be counted on for +- 2sec of accuracy, WSJT-X would like +- 1 second accuracy. Ntpd/Meinberg can regulate your motherboard hardware clock to acheive something better than +- 250 picosecond accuracy, "250 trillionths of a sec". (yeah I looked it up!) YMMV depending on your motherboards clock chip of course. but 250 picoseconds is more than good enough for WSJT-X and it's siblings.  WSJT-X and siblings also have several seconds of fudge factor built-in. I often see decodes +- >3 secs. Hitting the correct second might improve results with marginal signals.    
73, Jay - NO5J
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Jay...turns out my mistake was to create a new account and PW...that didn't work for me...if I ran it under the system account all wortks just fine..
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W5XZ - dan

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seems like quite a few guys are still using JT-65 HF, or "jt 65 comfort" instead of WSJT-X correct ??  doesn't that software lack JT-9 capability?  so, they'll never hear me cq'n when i Tx w JT-9, right?

maybe it's a language barrier with WSJT-X documentation, who knows?