WSJT-X 1.4 RC4 is out, config probs

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Having the same problem as George here https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/wsjt-x-1-4-and-6000-control. Has anybody had any success?

I too have used TS2000 and Flex6xxx and am working from a screenshot of my 1.3 CAT settings and I just cannot get it to work.
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I have been testing the 1.5 developmental version of WSJT-X and cannot get CAT and PTT to work either. I have been using a single slice at 4.2KHz transmit and receive bandwidth on my 6700, however and that works fine although it does not give you the preferred transmit range of 1.5KHz to 2.0KHz.

Ed, K0KC
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That is worrying as RC4 is slated to be the official release.
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Just use MiniDeluxe and HamRadioDeluxe setting.

See my posting under: https://community.flexradio.com/flexr...
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Try setting WSJT-X to use Kenwood TS-480 for CAT, and use a PTT + rts SmartCat CAT port. the Hamlib Kenwood settings got more selective in RC4. Still works FB TS-2000 was working but for now it's TS-480. I notified them the developers list this morning. "currently the Hamlib support for the FlexRadio 6xxx series is not sufficient for WSJT-X" was the reply from the list.they suggested that we try TS-2000, which they also admit is newly broken. SmartSDR speaks TS-480 CAT, or TS-2000 CAT so use the one that works with the version of WSJT-X, your using. RC4 is when it changed. Ah the joys of Alpha software, It's always something!, usually better than it was, when you figure out what it is. It seems to do JT65 and JT9 simultaneously better. The JT9 gets decoded more often. and both decode faster with less CPU usage. 1.4 - RC4 and 1.5-alpha were both updated, I haven't seen any show stoppers in either version, Need to run them both, more, before I declare the winner you guys still want to test software, give it a go.

73, Jay - NO5J
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Most of you know this, but for the rest. WSJT-X 1.3 is the current release. 1.4 is the next release and theres RC2 and RC4 versions that work on windows. 1.5 is the code being written it changes daily and either works better or worse daily, the good news is it's working better more often than not, and Joe Taylor has suggested making it the next release and jumping past the 1.4 versions in the release path. It's really that good.

But before that happens there will need to be a 1.6-alpha development version started and a 1.5 RC series begun, they have to have code to work on. 1.5 work will be frozen and renamed 1.5-RC1, and also renamed 1.6-alpha and the work will continue, working on 1.6 from that point forward, Bug fixes to the 1.5 version will cause the RC version number to increment. Basically the available versions are "old, stable, and no longer developed(1.3). Almost ready for primetime, and old age.(1.4). Young and flexible, and already working hard(1.5). And as yet unborn, will require diapers, and near constant nursing.(1.6). 

Funny how close the version numbering is, and the descriptions, there may only be one kind of reality. or at least only one, released, and no RC or alpha versions planned at this time, perhaps the creator has given up. download your copy of Reality 1.0 release-only today! Extract it, Install it, Start it, Use it, email the creator if you have trouble, reboot when necessary.

73, Jay - NO5J
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Jay, thanks for the updated setup info.  Used TS-480 and now all runs fine. 

Thanks, again.     Pat    WR1Z
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Hi Jay,
Mni tnx, TS 480 works FB. No changes to the PTT setup from v1.3.
Happy to supply screenshots of my setup if anybody will find it helpful.
I am VERY excited about getting the RC of 1.5 - the improvements to the decodes, esp the JT9 one have been amazing. Speedups, more sensitiviity and multithreaded.
73 de Guy
PS Still cannot do simultaneous decode with 1.4 RC4
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I think 1.4 RC_x is where the CAT improvements are being done. and 1.5-alpha is where the decode improvments are being written. Anyone need help finding and installing 1.5? It changes almost daily, generally it gets better. occasionally it throws a rod. I like getting greasy, and have most of the right tools. YMMV, remember it's YM though.

73, Jay - NO5J     
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Guy, in the Flexradio yahoo group someone said to use Kenwood TS-480 instead of Kenwood TS-2000 for the rig emulation used for Flex-6xxx. I tried that here and it fixed the CAT issue with WSJT-X1.4-rc4.

73, David NV0O
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Jay, I'd start taking the meds again ;-). Seriously, your "silly" posts do make me smile, so keep them up
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Oh I'm still on the meds, they make me smile too, both the posts and the meds.

Life is a Comedy, If you ain't laughing, your probably either a comedian or you might be the joke. It's weird out there, and someday we all leave here, might as well practice our weird. Someday normal will only be a memory. Weird is the future.

Keeping it weird! 
73, Jay - NO5J
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The fixes for TS-2000 were submitted and accepted upstream by the Hamlib devs, so should start appearing 1.5-alpha builds as well as 1.4 RC candidates soon. 

73, Jay - NO5J
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I also got a 'fixed' RC4 and one of the devs said "The changes in version I have sent you will be in the next v1.4 release version".

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Weird how that happens sometimes.

73, Jay - NO5J
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Running WSJT-X 1.5.0.devel 5007 now, which works well. CAT via MiniDeluxe (I need
my HRD Logbook). 
I copied the program from http://sourceforge.net/projects/jtsdk/files/win32/2.0.0/wsjt-suite/
and it runs without installing.
I can always switch back to 1.3 if I find problems.
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Using WSJT-X 1.5.0-devel. and it works fine with these settings:
Rig = OmniRig
PTT= CAT
 Mode = none
Split operation = Fake It

 same setting worked with 1.4 also.
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I'm not sure about the Windows version, but the new 1.4 for Mac includes a KVASD installer which is said to improve reception somewhat. Can't say "for sure" but this morning I seemed to be seeing more decodes, and even some -24 and -25 signals. Give it a whirl!
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Jay,

I installed the 32 bit executable in the 1.5 suite.
 I am using it now on 10 meters and all seams to be OK.
Yesterday 20m was crowded with heavy splatter & QRM.
The delay was noticeable on 20m under those conditions
When I first ran 1.5 it did a routine on configuring it self for best performance.  
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How do you set up WSJT on the Flex 6300? What is the difference between WSJT and WSPR?
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WSPR is a low signal automatic propogation research mode and WSJT-X is for QSOs AIUI.

+1 for setup tips on 6300. I often see strong traces on JT65 that do not decode and on JT9 invisible signals that do FB.
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Ali
My guess, is the "heavy splatter & QRM" was causing some of the delay, Signal is "CQ de NO5J" which when combined with splatter get received as "CQ %# NO$J"
the Decoder hangs for a bit guessing about what it receives before deciding its garbage and moving on to decode other signals it's hearing, but some of those are also corrupted, resulting in more delay, and then sorry too late we have something else to do, WSJT decoder are always guessing anyway. It's why folks go nuts about splattering in the passband. By writing more efficient decoders the can speed up decodes, possibly by just not bothering with a splattered signal. But thats just My Guess.
73, Jay - NO5J
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There is a plan to write up a new HowTo for optimizing the JT-X and WSPR-x setup for use with SmartSDR. It's on hold because of how fast the changes are happening on the JT stuff, the DDUtil stuff, Pending SSDR 1.4 etc. the HowTo won't be model specific just JT <--> SmartSDR specific. it will probably get published just in time to be obsoleted by code changes. I started this awhile back in a thread on the Community.
Well, we all know how that works. So its being worked on in sparetime privately. It will be of no use to the authors "we know how" so it will get published and provided back to the Community, if we ever get it done and correct. It might even be worth reading.
No promises, just a dream and a plan, so watch the sky!

73, Jay - NO5J  
 
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I've been using my Flex-6300 to make a lot of JT65 and JT9 contacts.  My flavor of choice is WSJT-X 1.2 which works very well using DXLab's commander for rig control and DXKeeper for logging via JTAlert.  I also have WSJT-X 1.4rc4 working using TS-480 for rig control (Commander is NO LONGER available.. sigh), and all rig functions work fine.  However, the Wide Graph input level does not answer to the main screen's input level slider as it used to, you need to use the separate controls on the Wide Graph itself (which I can get used to), but there seems to be an additional base line signal added on to the input signals from the Flex that are annoying to say the least.  This add on signal does not appear on the Flex water fall, but does appear in the Wide Graph waterfall..  If anyone knows where this strange signal comes from and how to get rid of it, I'm all ears.  I have screen shots and wav files that show its not there in 1.2, but is present in 1.4rc4, and I have sent them to Joe Taylor.

73, Doug AK4HB

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I haven't seen the " additional base line signal " yet with RC4 or 1.5. Does it show up no matter what band your working?
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I am getting a rig control error every time I try to run WSJT-X RCx.   WSJT-X 1.3 works just fine.  What am I doing wrong ???
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What have you got rig control set to in WSJT-X?
73, Jay - NO5J
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I am using DX Commander Radio set for sdr-6700
With the following setting on 1.3. 
When I try to start 1.4 RC5 I get a  Rig failure error message