set up multiple instances with wsjt-x

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 1 week ago
I understand using slice master to run multiple copies of wsjt on the same SSDR Flex, however, what I am trying to do is to be able to run one copy with the 6700 and with the other copy I want to run using the 1500.  Using the 1500 requires VAC instead of DAX and vspmgr to create the necessary com ports separate from those created by CAT.  I installed the wsjt for the 1500 in its own folder, however, the problem is that it appears there are many variable maintained in the appdata/local/wsjt-x which appears to be a common file that holds the variables used in the setup thus a change in running one version and then running the other version changes have to be made in setup.  The pc is running Windows 10.  I am looking for some suggestions.

Don - kx9q
Photo of Don - kx9q

Don - kx9q

  • 435 Posts
  • 19 Reply Likes

Posted 2 weeks ago

  • 1
Photo of Rich McCabe

Rich McCabe

  • 1039 Posts
  • 221 Reply Likes
Which variables are common?  I have 4 instances of WSJT-X setup for my Flex and one instance setup for my Icom 9100


Photo of Don - kx9q

Don - kx9q

  • 433 Posts
  • 18 Reply Likes
If you use the process mentioned below by Bill you will find all the information i.e., ini file and other info stored in the \AppData\Local\WSJT-X - XXX.
Photo of bahillen

bahillen

  • 58 Posts
  • 14 Reply Likes
With multiple instances of WSJT-X you will need to setup different names for the WSJT-X instances. Slice-Master takes care of that overhead for you. I use Slice-Master but also setup separate instances to start manually if I want as I did this before learning of Slice-Master. You will get a different setup file for each name you setup.  

Your situation may require this for one of your radios.  

There is documentation on the community on setting up a shortcut to start an instance with a different name. Here is an example if it helps. JTAlert-x if you use it only uses one setup for multiple instances but is a little messy in that I have to close and restart JTAlert-x to get the windows matched with the WSJT-X instances.

Here is the shortcuts I setup for different names and when started you will see the name in the Upper left corner of WSJT-X. The instance starts with the following paramaters C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k wsjtx --rig-name=flex66001

This may help.
73
Bill
W9JJB




Photo of Don - kx9q

Don - kx9q

  • 433 Posts
  • 18 Reply Likes
Thanks Bill.  The process for me required a minor change in the "Target" and the "Start in" now I can now I can run copies of WSJT-X on different radios primarily because of the different radio types and the com ports.

Don - kx9q