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Re: FT8 DX Contest

Boyet Lorenzo
 

We put DX in the ARRL RU exchange box, but the system says invalid exchange. Where else should we check to remove the error?


Re: Help! N1MM+ RTTY Decode Window Disappears W/O Warning & Cant Get it back

Rick Ellison
 

On the taskbar you should see the icon of N1MM hold your mouse over that and then you are able to go thru the various windows on N1MM. When you see the digital window click on it and it should come to the desktop and be seen. If you can’t see it on the desktop somehow it has been moved off the screen. Right click on the small window of it and select Move. Then use your cursor keys to move back to where you can grab it with the mouse.

 

73 Rick N2AMG

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of K7XC Tim Marek
Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2020 4:02 PM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: [N1MM+] Help! N1MM+ RTTY Decode Window Disappears W/O Warning & Cant Get it back

 

In the ARRL RTTY RU,
I fire off the Flex 3000 SDR radio. I then load N1MM+ which is setup to interface with KE9NS Flex Software. Everything works between the two in SSB, CW, AM, etc. I then launch the Digital Interface which appears with both windows. I arrange all the windows so I can switch between the Flex3000 focus and N1MM+ Focus to work RTTY and log stations. I bring the radio to focus tune and find a station to call, touch the n1MM+ entry window to call then and all the windows pop up over the KE9NS flex software incl the digital interface. At this point I can usually use the mouse wheel to fine tune the station then make sure the main entry window is in focus and hit Enter to call him. We complete the exchange and I log him. Then bring flex back to focus and find the next station to work and repeat. Doesn't matter if its just minutes or hours that pass but the RTTY Decode Window suddenly vanishes leaving me no way to continue. Rebooting doesn't usually fix it. Exploring settings on the Flex or N1MM+ doesn't restore it. Shutting everything down, N1MM+ then flex then 12V DC to flex then PC, doesn't always restore the RTTY Decode Window. HELP!!

HP SFF 8100 PC, I5 CPU, 8gb ram, 64B Win 7 Pro, Firewire between Flex and PC, Flex3000 SDR Radio, 19" Monitor. ARRL RTTY RU


Re: Callsigns in CQ are not visible (white) when running decode window

Rick Ellison
 

With the Decode window open N1MM is trying to color the back of the call in WSJT with it’s mult status. I think you have changed a mult color in N1MM which is the same as the text color of the CQ. When N1MM tried to color the mult status it sends WHITE as the text color and then whatever color the user has setup for Mult colors. If you go into N1MM’s colors and fonts setup I think you will find one of the mult colors has been set to the color white.

 

73 Rick N2AMG

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Schaefer NY4I
Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2020 9:03 AM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: [N1MM+] Callsigns in CQ are not visible (white) when running decode window

 

When the decode window is up, on CQs in WSJT-X, the majority has a background of green, but the callsign has a background and font color of white. I can see the call if I select the text with my mouse so I know there is a callsign there. If I turn off the green background in WSJT-X, it is just blank so it definitely seems to be that the font color and background color of a callsign only are white. This only happens when the decode window is active in Logger. Does anyone have any ideas what could cause this issue?




Tom NY4I


Re: 2 spectrum windows

Brian Kuebert NZ4N
 


Thanks, Tom, that did it.....appreciate the help!

73,
Brian NZ4N

On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 4:02 PM Tom Wagner (N1MM) <n1mmtomwagner@...> wrote:
Right-click/Permanently...

Tom - N1MM

On 1/4/2020 3:56 PM, Brian Kuebert NZ4N wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>
> I had the spectrum working properly in the past but now when I ask
> N1MM to show the spectrum window, 2 windows show up (one for radio1
> and one for radio2).  I only have one radio. Even once I close one of
> the spectrum windows the performance is terrible (not usable).  The
> last contest I did was the RAC winter where I had to enter as
> multi-single b/c I used spotting so perhaps there's some setting hung
> over from that which I'm missing - seems like N1MM thinks I have 2
> radios connected (and there is only one configured).
>
> My config is an Elecraft K3 with an LP-PAN2 and Win4K3Suite.  As I
> mentioned before I had this working well before but unsure what I
> changed to get it fowled up.  Any advice much appreciated!
>
> 73,
> Brian NZ4N
>




Help! N1MM+ RTTY Decode Window Disappears W/O Warning & Cant Get it back

K7XC Tim Marek
 

In the ARRL RTTY RU,
I fire off the Flex 3000 SDR radio. I then load N1MM+ which is setup to interface with KE9NS Flex Software. Everything works between the two in SSB, CW, AM, etc. I then launch the Digital Interface which appears with both windows. I arrange all the windows so I can switch between the Flex3000 focus and N1MM+ Focus to work RTTY and log stations. I bring the radio to focus tune and find a station to call, touch the n1MM+ entry window to call then and all the windows pop up over the KE9NS flex software incl the digital interface. At this point I can usually use the mouse wheel to fine tune the station then make sure the main entry window is in focus and hit Enter to call him. We complete the exchange and I log him. Then bring flex back to focus and find the next station to work and repeat. Doesn't matter if its just minutes or hours that pass but the RTTY Decode Window suddenly vanishes leaving me no way to continue. Rebooting doesn't usually fix it. Exploring settings on the Flex or N1MM+ doesn't restore it. Shutting everything down, N1MM+ then flex then 12V DC to flex then PC, doesn't always restore the RTTY Decode Window. HELP!!

HP SFF 8100 PC, I5 CPU, 8gb ram, 64B Win 7 Pro, Firewire between Flex and PC, Flex3000 SDR Radio, 19" Monitor. ARRL RTTY RU


Re: 2 spectrum windows

Tom Wagner (N1MM)
 

Right-click/Permanently...

Tom - N1MM

On 1/4/2020 3:56 PM, Brian Kuebert NZ4N wrote:
Hi Folks,

I had the spectrum working properly in the past but now when I ask N1MM to show the spectrum window, 2 windows show up (one for radio1 and one for radio2).  I only have one radio. Even once I close one of the spectrum windows the performance is terrible (not usable).  The last contest I did was the RAC winter where I had to enter as multi-single b/c I used spotting so perhaps there's some setting hung over from that which I'm missing - seems like N1MM thinks I have 2 radios connected (and there is only one configured).

My config is an Elecraft K3 with an LP-PAN2 and Win4K3Suite.  As I mentioned before I had this working well before but unsure what I changed to get it fowled up.  Any advice much appreciated!

73,
Brian NZ4N


2 spectrum windows

Brian Kuebert NZ4N
 

Hi Folks,

I had the spectrum working properly in the past but now when I ask N1MM to show the spectrum window, 2 windows show up (one for radio1 and one for radio2).  I only have one radio.  Even once I close one of the spectrum windows the performance is terrible (not usable).  The last contest I did was the RAC winter where I had to enter as multi-single b/c I used spotting so perhaps there's some setting hung over from that which I'm missing - seems like N1MM thinks I have 2 radios connected (and there is only one configured).

My config is an Elecraft K3 with an LP-PAN2 and Win4K3Suite.  As I mentioned before I had this working well before but unsure what I changed to get it fowled up.  Any advice much appreciated!

73,
Brian NZ4N


WSJT on top

ERIC OLSON
 

How do I keep the WSJT-X windows (Wide Graph waterfall and WSJT-X for EW1) on top?  When I click on a call in the decode list everything gets buried under the N1MM+ windows.  Other than that everything is working great!!

 

Thanks,

Eric N7EPD

 


Re: Callsigns in CQ are not visible (white) when running decode window

Tom Schaefer NY4I
 

We definitely use different skins. That is a great feature of the program so people that do not see as well can see. We use a high visibility skin.

If I can find out the specific colors used, I can adjust. The issue seems to be that the background and font color are made the same. It would seem to be that regardless for the font color settings, one would never want to do that unconditionally.

Tom NY4I 


Re: CWOPS10_UDC.ZIP

Jon Baker
 

Thanks for your help
problem fixed with a new copy of MM
73
Stan  N1ZX


Re: RTTY RU Contest - FT8 & RTTY Logging

ve3ki
 

When you are operating in JT modes, each contact originating in WSJT-X will be logged in N1MM+ with whatever mode WSJT-X was using at the time the contact was logged. When you are operating in RTTY from the regular N1MM+ Digital Interface window, contacts will be logged as RTTY.

To switch to RTTY, first close the WSJT-X window and the little radio connection window (this should also close the Decode List window), then type RTTY in the Entry window call sign box and press the Enter key. This will switch N1MM+ to RTTY and open the regular Digital Interface and RTTY engine windows. 

To switch to JT modes, type FT8 into the Entry window call sign box and press the Enter key. This will close the Digital Interface and RTTY engine windows and open the WSJT-X and Decode List windows (if N1MM+ is configured to open the Decode List window automatically - if not, you will have to open it from the Window menu). The actual mode in WSJT-X (FT8 or FT4) will be controlled from the Mode menu at the top of the WSJT-X window.

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 12:07 PM, Irwin Darack wrote:
Two questions for our GRU's
 
This weekend I want to try both FT8 and RTTY in the contest.  I set up the log in the database as Digital. Once I have contacts in the Log, it will not allow me to change it to another mode?
 
How do I indicate the FT8 and RTTY contacts separately in the log?
 
Thanks,
Irwin KD3TB


Re: RTTY RU Contest - FT8 & RTTY Logging

Dany VE2EBK
 

Hi Irwin

All technicals advisers seems busy before the contest. Based on my 2019 log, nothing special to do with N1MM. RTTY contacts will be tag RY and FT8/FT4 will tag DG.

QSO:  3578 RY 2019-01-06 0407 VE2EBK        599 QC     AD4EB         599 TN      
QSO:  3593 DG 2019-01-06 0411 VE2EBK        569 QC     NC4RY         549 NC    

See you in the contest

73 Dany VE2EBK


Re: Callsigns in CQ are not visible (white) when running decode window

ve3ki
 

The colors of the call signs of CQing stations in the Band Activity window originate in N1MM+; that's the primary function of the Decode List window. You asked for possible explanations; I can imagine something like this happening if the colors in N1MM+ had been changed from the defaults. FWIW, I use the default colors and have not seen anything like this.

What colors do you have selected in N1MM+ for callsign colors and callsign background colors? Have you made any changes from the defaults? Are you using a skin other than the default skin? 

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 09:03 AM, Tom Schaefer NY4I wrote:
When the decode window is up, on CQs in WSJT-X, the majority has a background of green, but the callsign has a background and font color of white. I can see the call if I select the text with my mouse so I know there is a callsign there. If I turn off the green background in WSJT-X, it is just blank so it definitely seems to be that the font color and background color of a callsign only are white. This only happens when the decode window is active in Logger. Does anyone have any ideas what could cause this issue?




Tom NY4I


RTTY RU Contest - FT8 & RTTY Logging

Irwin Darack
 

Two questions for our GRU's

This weekend I want to try both FT8 and RTTY in the contest.  I set up the log in the database as Digital. Once I have contacts in the Log, it will not allow me to change it to another mode?

How do I indicate the FT8 and RTTY contacts separately in the log?

Thanks,
Irwin KD3TB


Re: Telnet spots of my own call for FT4/8 appear in blue

Rick Ellison
 

Rich you are correct When I added the FT code I did not do anything to the Telnet code. I will re-visit this soon and see what needs to be done.

 

73 Rick N2AMG

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of ve3ki
Sent: Friday, January 3, 2020 8:39 PM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N1MM+] Telnet spots of my own call for FT4/8 appear in blue

 

I wasn't aware the Telnet window displayed your own call in red. I never leave it open on the screen for long enough to see that, although I do see my call in the Info window when operating assisted (in CW or RTTY - I have never tried using a cluster for FT8).

The Entry window, Info window and Telnet window have no way of knowing what mode WSJT-X is using. None of the actual logging of JT-mode contacts is done in N1MM+. N1MM+ simply stays in whichever of its logging modes it happens to be in and accepts the contact information WSJT-X sends it, including the mode. I have logged MSK144 that way, for example.

The Entry window does recognize "FT8" as a digital mode (you can even use this instead of the Window > Load WSJT/JTDX menu item to start up WSJT-X), but perhaps the Telnet window code does not recognize FT8 in spot comments as a digital mode. It might be, for example, that the programming Rick did to interface N1MM+ with WSJT-X did not touch the Telnet window code.

As a bit of a long shot, you might try to see whether telling the Entry window that you are logging in FT8 tells the Telnet and Info windows that FT8 is a digital mode. To do this, type "FT8" (not "RTTY") into the call sign box and press Enter. If this doesn't fix your problem, well, you'll be no worse off than before.

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 04:52 PM, Robert Beyer wrote:

Yes.  I know.  Red because it's me.  Read the first post.  I want my FT4/8 spots to be red but they aren't.
When they're red, then the Info window shows me I've been spotted.
The FT4/8 spots of my own call should be red and they're not.

KE2D


Re: Callsigns in CQ are not visible (white) when running decode window

B. Smith
 

Thanks for the heads up. I don't see any real use for N1MM+ decode window anyway.


Re: Telnet spots of my own call for FT4/8 appear in blue

Rick Ellison
 

This is probably a bug. I will look at it when I get a chance..

 

73 Rick N2AMG

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert Beyer via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, January 3, 2020 11:20 AM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: [N1MM+] Telnet spots of my own call for FT4/8 appear in blue

 

I’m getting ready for RTTY Roundup this weekend and I’m having an odd issue with telnet spots.

I have setup a connection to a node that provides FT4/8 spots only.  I am planning to try and use it to see spots of stations that might be operating outside the established frequencies.  I have all my AR v6 filters set the way I want them; only my call or spots from selected states and only from contest bands, etc.

I am getting plenty of FTx spots.  While testing, I have called CQ on 40m on 7074 (FT8) and see my own call spotted in numerous places.  I’ve done this several times and get spotted right away each time.

The problem is, the telnet windows is showing my call in blue.  I think the telnet window is presuming I’m a CW spot for some reason.  It should be red.  I also does not show spots of my call in Info window.  I operate CW regularly and make at least one of the weekly CWT sessions.  I see my call spotted frequently when I call CQ and it follows the expected behavior; red text and announcements in the info window.  Same when I operate phone contests and someone spots me.

I have a test log setup using ARRLRTTY (RTTY Roundup) and have set the contest mode to Digital and not RTTY as the program defaults to.

I double checked that I have my call set correctly in my station info.  I also went and set the Digi sub bands to cover a very wide section of the bottom of the bands (20 KHz up from the bottom to the lower edge of phone).  I also took the additional step of lowering the top end of the CW sub band to be at the bottom +20 KHz (3520, 7020, 14020, etc.) to be sure there is no CW sub band overlap.

I did all of this, closed N1MM and re-launched it.  I checked my sub band settings after the restart but still when I call CQ I see my own call only in blue.

I went to the telnet tab for bands and modes and made sure not specific mode was selected.  Then I forced it to Digi but still get the same result.  I set it back to no mode selected but no change.

I’m hoping I’m doing something wrong and this isn’t a bug.  I’m anxious to be shown my simple mistake.  I’m going to try and be on this evening for the test sessions.

I've included a screen snip of what I'm seeing below.

73,

Bob Beyer – KE2D



Callsigns in CQ are not visible (white) when running decode window

Tom Schaefer NY4I
 

When the decode window is up, on CQs in WSJT-X, the majority has a background of green, but the callsign has a background and font color of white. I can see the call if I select the text with my mouse so I know there is a callsign there. If I turn off the green background in WSJT-X, it is just blank so it definitely seems to be that the font color and background color of a callsign only are white. This only happens when the decode window is active in Logger. Does anyone have any ideas what could cause this issue?




Tom NY4I


RTTY Roundup FT8/FT4 Frequencies #spectrum

B. Smith
 

This was presented in an earlier message on Practice Sessions but may need more visibility to get contesters on the right frequencies for this contest. The frequencies may be easily inserted into WSJT-X-ForEW1:
File - Settings - Frequencies - right click to Insert  (IARU Region=All - Mode= FT4 or FT8).

FT4 - 3.575, 7.0475, 14.080, 21.140, 28.180

FT8 - 3.590, 7.080, 14.130, 21.130, 28.160

GL in the contest.


RTTY setup help

Tad Danley
 

When I run N1MM+ 1.0.8052.0 and open the Digital Interface Window, I get popups that I cannot run two version of N1MM at the same time every several seconds.  Haven’t used the Digital Interface in several months and not sure what to look for?  N1MM seems to be properly interfaced to the IC-7610 as far as the ability to read and control the radio mode and frequency.  Running N1MM without opening the Digital Interface window does not initiate the popups.

 

Any ideas where to start?  Thanks and 73,

 

Tad Danley, K3TD