Running a 6500 (188.8.131.52 software) with WSJT-X (v1.8.0 r8193). Intermittently WSJT-X loses connectivity, so clicking Settings/TestCAT or TestPTT no longer work, and neither does the main menu’s Tune button and I cannot of course transmit. The button to the right of the band select bar generally (but not always) turns amber or red.
I’ve tried using the Kenwood TS-2000 and Flex 6xxx settings but the problem occurs equally with both. It can work properly for several hours, and at other times for just a matter of minutes. When choosing Flex 6xxx as the rig, under Network Server I’ve tried changing the default localhost:5002 setting to something like 5050 (and of course similarly in SmartCAT) so there cannot be a conflict there.
An error message generated by WSJT-X can appear: Rig failure. Hamlib error: IO error while opening connection to rig. Presumably this implies a problem with Hamlib itself?
It seems the easiest way to remedy the situation is to close WSJT-X then Task Manager/End Task. Simply closing then reopening WSJT-X doesn’t work. After reopening it, WSJT-X works normally...until it next decides to lose connectivity. Thanks to Ria for these tips!
I’d be interested in hearing the experiences of other users. It’s a very standard setup and I’m sure I’m not the only one to experience this. Naturally it happens just when some rare DX shows up!
Jeff – G4IUA