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VHF Network 2 more Questions

Bob, W3IDT
 

All,

[TU for the answers to previous questions.]

I don't have access to the network right now,
so two more questions in preparation:

1. Following the example in the documentation, does the following - in the function key files for F6 - indeed send a "pass" message to the 144 operator with the indicated items?
(where "PC144" would be replaced with the actual WIN 10 name of the PC at the 144Mhz position.)

F6 144,{PASSMSG PC144}{TIMEGMT}{CALL}{GRIDSQUARE}{GRIDBEARING}

2. Can all the various CTRL+* SHIFT+* ALT+*, where * is some appropriate character, be used as macros?

For example,
{CTRL+E} to send msg to all stations, and
{ALT+Z} to send pass freq to all stations?

Or only those specifically described somewhere in the documentation?
Which seems to be mostly dealing with TNCs.

Thanks.

Bob, w3idt

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Re: Airspy HF+ on IF Issues

Tom Wagner (N1MM)
 

3 dB should not be 3-4 S units. The purpose of a splitter is to prevent one radio from sucking all the signal from the other. It should force a max of 3 dB + minor loss difference in signal for either radio. It sounds like you have a VHF splitter or other issue. If you try a T connector, you will likely see about 3 db difference.

Regarding the IF out.  Are the signals in the display real?  I.e. does the display correspond to actual signals you can click on and hear?  Do the spots in the display match the signals?  I do not have IF out on my radio, so I cannot test this.

73,

Tom

On 6/5/2018 4:39 PM, Pete Smith wrote:

Coincidentally, I was just in the process of trying to decide between the IF and RX Antenna modes on my K3, and so far, at least, it has me foxed.

Using a 3.5 dB (nominal) splitter in the RX Out/RX In loop, I get a very nice spectrum display which is readily manipulated, and everything seems fine, except that the S-meter levels are 3-4 S-units lower with the RX antenna loop engaged.  SNR, however, does not seem to be drastically affected, so this may be just a matter of ultimate sensitivity,

OTOH, using the IF Out jack of the K3, which I previously did with my LP-Pan, I find essentially no signals rising above the "grass" on the spectrum display, I don't know what this signifies, or how to address it, but the adjustments provided by the spectrum display do not affect it.


73, Pete N4ZR
Check out the Reverse Beacon Network
at<http://reversebeacon.net>, now
spotting RTTY activity worldwide.
For spots, please use your favorite
"retail" DX cluster.
On 6/5/2018 10:59 AM, Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA wrote:
Tom,

Are there additional instructions I missed?  I see on Page 644 of help:  (Note typo "Airispy")

- Create a new directory SDR# on your C drive or in your N1MM+ *program* install directory.
- Copy all the files from the downloaded SDR# to the new directory. If you want to start the server manually, you can put it wherever you want.

I have copied the files there and spyserver does not autostart for me.  I have also made the other noted changes in spyserver.conf

On the WRTC/100W thing, that was not really my use case, the home station is.  Unless I can get it working well there, I'll use another method for WRTC.  LPPAN is more complex, but also works quite well.

I am also having issues with "The Strange and Mysterious Mouse Wheel", re:
"When the mouse is over the left of spectrum in a landscape/column mode spectrum or over the top of the spectrum in a portrait/bar chart mode spectrum, it will control the dB range displayed. Use the "<" & ">" buttons to see the dB scale."

Is this implemented?  When my mouse is in the locations noted, the mouse wheel always controls the signal threshold bar.  The < and > keys do not seem to do anything.

I have confirmed that I have the IF frequency right, and I can see signals in the correct location, but even when moderately loud they seem to be buried in the noise floor.  That is one reason why I ask about the scale controls, it seems like those might be a bit compressed.

Tnx es 73,
Drew K3PA



locked Re: New Version

Tom - N1MM
 

Version 1.0.7193 (June 5, 2018)
ARRL FD: Treat FT8 as a digi mode (KD4D) (Coded by N1MM)
Airspy: Added error message when SDR# not found in expected directories (K3PA) (Coded by N1MM)
ARRL June VHF: Fix error message that FM contact mode <> FM contest mode (N7ZO) (Coded by N1MM)

Re: Airspy HF+ on IF Issues

Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA
 

Pete,
That is more or less my observation as well.  Everything is very close to the noise floor.  It is not an inherent problem to the K3, as a LP-PAN looks great.  Something more strange is going on.  I am going t try it on the FTDX5k and see if the issue is similar.

73,

Drew K3PA

Re: Airspy HF+ on IF Issues

Pete Smith
 

Coincidentally, I was just in the process of trying to decide between the IF and RX Antenna modes on my K3, and so far, at least, it has me foxed.

Using a 3.5 dB (nominal) splitter in the RX Out/RX In loop, I get a very nice spectrum display which is readily manipulated, and everything seems fine, except that the S-meter levels are 3-4 S-units lower with the RX antenna loop engaged.  SNR, however, does not seem to be drastically affected, so this may be just a matter of ultimate sensitivity

OTOH, using the IF Out jack of the K3, which I previously did with my LP-Pan, I find essentially no signals rising above the "grass" on the spectrum display, I don't know what this signifies, or how to address it, but the adjustments provided by the spectrum display do not affect it.


73, Pete N4ZR
Check out the Reverse Beacon Network 
at <http://reversebeacon.net>, now 
spotting RTTY activity worldwide. 
For spots, please use your favorite 
"retail" DX cluster.
On 6/5/2018 10:59 AM, Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA wrote:

Tom,

Are there additional instructions I missed?  I see on Page 644 of help:  (Note typo "Airispy")

- Create a new directory SDR# on your C drive or in your N1MM+ *program* install directory.
- Copy all the files from the downloaded SDR# to the new directory. If you want to start the server manually, you can put it wherever you want.

I have copied the files there and spyserver does not autostart for me.  I have also made the other noted changes in spyserver.conf

On the WRTC/100W thing, that was not really my use case, the home station is.  Unless I can get it working well there, I'll use another method for WRTC.  LPPAN is more complex, but also works quite well.

I am also having issues with "The Strange and Mysterious Mouse Wheel", re:
"When the mouse is over the left of spectrum in a landscape/column mode spectrum or over the top of the spectrum in a portrait/bar chart mode spectrum, it will control the dB range displayed. Use the "<" & ">" buttons to see the dB scale."

Is this implemented?  When my mouse is in the locations noted, the mouse wheel always controls the signal threshold bar.  The < and > keys do not seem to do anything.

I have confirmed that I have the IF frequency right, and I can see signals in the correct location, but even when moderately loud they seem to be buried in the noise floor.  That is one reason why I ask about the scale controls, it seems like those might be a bit compressed.

Tnx es 73,
Drew K3PA





Contact Mode (FM) <> Contest Mode (FM) ! for ARRL June VHF contest

Robert Wright
 
Edited

I have a laptop running the latest N1MM+ (V1.0.7189.0) that I will use manually in the June VHF Contest with my Yaesu FT-8800 2m/70cm FM mobile radio.  The contest log is set to ARRLVHFJUN and the mode in the contest settings window is set to FM.  When I enter "FM" in the entry window, I get the error message "Contact Mode (FM) <> Contest Mode (FM) !" in the entry windows title bar.  Why is this a problem and how can this be fixed?  I don't remember this being a problem last year.

In the configurer, all hardware ports are set to None and the mode control is set to "Use contest mode or bandplan" and I am using two entry windows in SO2R mode.

73, Bob, N7ZO

Re: Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

David G3YYD
 

VOX?

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of ERIC OLSON
Sent: 05 June 2018 19:25
To: n1mmloggerplus@groups.io; n1mmloggerplus@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N1MMLoggerPlus] Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

 

Interesting notes on the DXlab suite commander for PTT.  I am scrambling to get WSJT set up with N1MM+ for this weekend and realized my WinkeyerUSB will not work for PTT if WSJT is in control.  Unless someone has a trick way to make it PTT in this situation I may have to look at that software if another serial port method doesn't work out.

Eric N7EPD

From: ve3ki

Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 10:45 AM

Subject: Re: [N1MMLoggerPlus] Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

To: n1mmloggerplus@groups.io

Here is one way that appears to work for me, at least in a first brief trial:

Instead of having WSJT-X control the radio directly, use the DXLab Suite Commander program to communicate directly with the radio, and then configure WSJT-X to use Commander for radio control and PTT (see <http://wwwdxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/GettingStartedwithK1JTModes> - JT-ALert is optional when you are doing the logging in N1MM+.)

I find this easier to set up and get working than direct radio control from WSJT-X, although one limitation I have found is that WSJT-X's "split" feature doesn't work as well for me as the "Fake It" method - but "Fake It" works just fine to keep the WSJT-X transmitted audio frequency always in the 1500-2000 Hz range regardless of what audio frequency I am receiving on, so I am quite happy using it this way.

Next, use the com0com program (see <http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/SetupConfigurecom0com>) to set up a virtual serial port pair (I used COM20 and COM21). The setup in com0com will show these two virtual ports as being connected via a crossed (null-modem) virtual serial cable.

Configure N1MM+ to use one member of the com0com pair (COM20), and configure Commander's Secondary CAT Serial Port to use the second member of the pair (COM21). (See <http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/SDRInteroperation> , putting N1MM+ in place of the SDR control software that is described there.) Both N1MM+ and Commander's Secondary CAT Serial Port should use the same CAT protocol (e.g. both Elecraft, or both Kenwood). I would not try to use anything out of the ordinary, such as DTR or RTS keying, via this method, but when I set this up, it looks to me as if basic frequency and CAT PTT control communications work OK from both N1MM+ and WSJT-X.

I would recommend using WSJT-X to switch bands/modes to FT8, and N1MM+'s Band Panel when switching to CW or SSB, but whichever method you use, check the rig's mode and filter settings after switching modes to make sure the correct radio mode and filter settings have been selected, as the various programs involved (WSJT-X, N1MM+ and Commander) will not necessarily agree on those settings.

73,

Rich VE3KI


On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 09:13 am, Ed K1EP wrote:

I want to be able to switch from CW/SSB to FT8 and back quickly and without too much manual intervention. I tried using com port splitting programs, but N1MM+ does not like it.  I think the only solution at this point is to manually switch off rig control on N1MM+ and then switch on rig control with WSJT-X.  Then reverse the procedure. It is a manual task but there doesn't seem to a way around it. LP-BRIDGE doesn't work (AFAIK) with Icom radios. I also tried VSPE, which didn't work either. 

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018, 10:55 <brian.moran@...> wrote:

When I use wsjt-x with N1MM, I let wsjt-x control the rig. I have a 2nd configuration of N1MM (it's own .INI file) that doesn't have rig control configured; it just uses N1MM as a logger. The 'rig splitter' configuration that others have talked about would allow faster switching to CW/SSB for logging in those modes, but the trade is more complicated configuration, and the opportunity for the two applications to compete with each other for control.

-Brian N9ADG

 

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 6:57 AM, Ed K1EP <k1ep.list@...> wrote:

You can do this manually, but if you need PTT control (for maybe a squencer) or operate split where WSJT needs to manipulate the TX, then you need rig control. 

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018, 09:33 Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:

I use WSJT-X all the time, into a Kenwood TS-430S No Possible Computer Connection.

So it Does NOT Require a Computer control. You just like with N1MM+ you have to tell the computer what band and mode you are on.

Joe WB9SBD

The Original Rolling Ball Clock

Idle Tyme

Idle-Tyme.com

On 6/5/2018 8:20 AM, Rick Ellison wrote:

You will need to use a port splitter as both WSJT and N1MM require radio control.

 

73 Rick N2AMG

 

Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 9:14 AM

Subject: Re: [N1MMLoggerPlus] Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

 

Does WSJT-X Control the radio or follow it?  I think N1MM controls the radio and WSJT-X more or less follows what the radio does.  I know you can change the frequency and the modes but I think full control is with N1MM so running the two together should not be an issue.

Al - N1API

 

 

 

 

Re: Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

ERIC OLSON
 

Interesting notes on the DXlab suite commander for PTT.  I am scrambling to get WSJT set up with N1MM+ for this weekend and realized my WinkeyerUSB will not work for PTT if WSJT is in control.  Unless someone has a trick way to make it PTT in this situation I may have to look at that software if another serial port method doesn't work out.

Eric N7EPD

From: ve3ki
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: [N1MMLoggerPlus] Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest
To: n1mmloggerplus@groups.io


Here is one way that appears to work for me, at least in a first brief trial:

Instead of having WSJT-X control the radio directly, use the DXLab Suite Commander program to communicate directly with the radio, and then configure WSJT-X to use Commander for radio control and PTT (see <http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/GettingStartedwithK1JTModes> - JT-ALert is optional when you are doing the logging in N1MM+.)
I find this easier to set up and get working than direct radio control from WSJT-X, although one limitation I have found is that WSJT-X's "split" feature doesn't work as well for me as the "Fake It" method - but "Fake It" works just fine to keep the WSJT-X transmitted audio frequency always in the 1500-2000 Hz range regardless of what audio frequency I am receiving on, so I am quite happy using it this way.

Next, use the com0com program (see <http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/SetupConfigurecom0com>) to set up a virtual serial port pair (I used COM20 and COM21). The setup in com0com will show these two virtual ports as being connected via a crossed (null-modem) virtual serial cable.

Configure N1MM+ to use one member of the com0com pair (COM20), and configure Commander's Secondary CAT Serial Port to use the second member of the pair (COM21). (See <http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/SDRInteroperation> , putting N1MM+ in place of the SDR control software that is described there.) Both N1MM+ and Commander's Secondary CAT Serial Port should use the same CAT protocol (e.g. both Elecraft, or both Kenwood). I would not try to use anything out of the ordinary, such as DTR or RTS keying, via this method, but when I set this up, it looks to me as if basic frequency and CAT PTT control communications work OK from both N1MM+ and WSJT-X.

I would recommend using WSJT-X to switch bands/modes to FT8, and N1MM+'s Band Panel when switching to CW or SSB, but whichever method you use, check the rig's mode and filter settings after switching modes to make sure the correct radio mode and filter settings have been selected, as the various programs involved (WSJT-X, N1MM+ and Commander) will not necessarily agree on those settings.

73,
Rich VE3KI



On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 09:13 am, Ed K1EP wrote:
I want to be able to switch from CW/SSB to FT8 and back quickly and without too much manual intervention. I tried using com port splitting programs, but N1MM+ does not like it.  I think the only solution at this point is to manually switch off rig control on N1MM+ and then switch on rig control with WSJT-X.  Then reverse the procedure. It is a manual task but there doesn't seem to a way around it. LP-BRIDGE doesn't work (AFAIK) with Icom radios. I also tried VSPE, which didn't work either. 

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018, 10:55 <brian.moran@...> wrote:
When I use wsjt-x with N1MM, I let wsjt-x control the rig. I have a 2nd configuration of N1MM (it's own .INI file) that doesn't have rig control configured; it just uses N1MM as a logger. The 'rig splitter' configuration that others have talked about would allow faster switching to CW/SSB for logging in those modes, but the trade is more complicated configuration, and the opportunity for the two applications to compete with each other for control.
-Brian N9ADG
 

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 6:57 AM, Ed K1EP <k1ep.list@...> wrote:
You can do this manually, but if you need PTT control (for maybe a squencer) or operate split where WSJT needs to manipulate the TX, then you need rig control. 

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018, 09:33 Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:
I use WSJT-X all the time, into a Kenwood TS-430S No Possible Computer Connection.
So it Does NOT Require a Computer control. You just like with N1MM+ you have to tell the computer what band and mode you are on.

Joe WB9SBD

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
Idle-Tyme.com
On 6/5/2018 8:20 AM, Rick Ellison wrote:
You will need to use a port splitter as both WSJT and N1MM require radio control.
 
73 Rick N2AMG
 
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 9:14 AM
Subject: Re: [N1MMLoggerPlus] Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest
 
Does WSJT-X Control the radio or follow it?  I think N1MM controls the radio and WSJT-X more or less follows what the radio does.  I know you can change the frequency and the modes but I think full control is with N1MM so running the two together should not be an issue.

Al - N1API
 
 
 


Re: Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

ve3ki
 

Here is one way that appears to work for me, at least in a first brief trial:

Instead of having WSJT-X control the radio directly, use the DXLab Suite Commander program to communicate directly with the radio, and then configure WSJT-X to use Commander for radio control and PTT (see <http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/GettingStartedwithK1JTModes> - JT-ALert is optional when you are doing the logging in N1MM+.)
I find this easier to set up and get working than direct radio control from WSJT-X, although one limitation I have found is that WSJT-X's "split" feature doesn't work as well for me as the "Fake It" method - but "Fake It" works just fine to keep the WSJT-X transmitted audio frequency always in the 1500-2000 Hz range regardless of what audio frequency I am receiving on, so I am quite happy using it this way.

Next, use the com0com program (see <http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/SetupConfigurecom0com>) to set up a virtual serial port pair (I used COM20 and COM21). The setup in com0com will show these two virtual ports as being connected via a crossed (null-modem) virtual serial cable.

Configure N1MM+ to use one member of the com0com pair (COM20), and configure Commander's Secondary CAT Serial Port to use the second member of the pair (COM21). (See <http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxlabwiki/SDRInteroperation> , putting N1MM+ in place of the SDR control software that is described there.) Both N1MM+ and Commander's Secondary CAT Serial Port should use the same CAT protocol (e.g. both Elecraft, or both Kenwood). I would not try to use anything out of the ordinary, such as DTR or RTS keying, via this method, but when I set this up, it looks to me as if basic frequency and CAT PTT control communications work OK from both N1MM+ and WSJT-X.

I would recommend using WSJT-X to switch bands/modes to FT8, and N1MM+'s Band Panel when switching to CW or SSB, but whichever method you use, check the rig's mode and filter settings after switching modes to make sure the correct radio mode and filter settings have been selected, as the various programs involved (WSJT-X, N1MM+ and Commander) will not necessarily agree on those settings.

73,
Rich VE3KI



On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 09:13 am, Ed K1EP wrote:
I want to be able to switch from CW/SSB to FT8 and back quickly and without too much manual intervention. I tried using com port splitting programs, but N1MM+ does not like it.  I think the only solution at this point is to manually switch off rig control on N1MM+ and then switch on rig control with WSJT-X.  Then reverse the procedure. It is a manual task but there doesn't seem to a way around it. LP-BRIDGE doesn't work (AFAIK) with Icom radios. I also tried VSPE, which didn't work either. 

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018, 10:55 <brian.moran@...> wrote:
When I use wsjt-x with N1MM, I let wsjt-x control the rig. I have a 2nd configuration of N1MM (it's own .INI file) that doesn't have rig control configured; it just uses N1MM as a logger. The 'rig splitter' configuration that others have talked about would allow faster switching to CW/SSB for logging in those modes, but the trade is more complicated configuration, and the opportunity for the two applications to compete with each other for control.
-Brian N9ADG
 

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 6:57 AM, Ed K1EP <k1ep.list@...> wrote:
You can do this manually, but if you need PTT control (for maybe a squencer) or operate split where WSJT needs to manipulate the TX, then you need rig control. 

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018, 09:33 Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:
I use WSJT-X all the time, into a Kenwood TS-430S No Possible Computer Connection.
So it Does NOT Require a Computer control. You just like with N1MM+ you have to tell the computer what band and mode you are on.

Joe WB9SBD

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
Idle-Tyme.com
http://www.idle-tyme.com
On 6/5/2018 8:20 AM, Rick Ellison wrote:

You will need to use a port splitter as both WSJT and N1MM require radio control.

 

73 Rick N2AMG

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of Al - N1API
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 9:14 AM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N1MMLoggerPlus] Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

 

Does WSJT-X Control the radio or follow it?  I think N1MM controls the radio and WSJT-X more or less follows what the radio does.  I know you can change the frequency and the modes but I think full control is with N1MM so running the two together should not be an issue.

Al - N1API

 

 

 

MMVARI Set Spectrum Search Frequencies Error

Walt W0CP
 

Setting up for PSK in advance of FD, I get an error message when I attempt to set either the upper or lower spectrum search frequencies in the MMVARI waterfall display with multi receivers turned on (1/10). The error says it can't find the default "PSKOtherSpectrumSearchLowerFreq".  I looked at the userpara file in MMTTY and didn't see any definitions starting with PSK.  Looking for a solution. tnx...

Re: Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

Ed K1EP
 

I want to be able to switch from CW/SSB to FT8 and back quickly and without too much manual intervention. I tried using com port splitting programs, but N1MM+ does not like it.  I think the only solution at this point is to manually switch off rig control on N1MM+ and then switch on rig control with WSJT-X.  Then reverse the procedure. It is a manual task but there doesn't seem to a way around it. LP-BRIDGE doesn't work (AFAIK) with Icom radios. I also tried VSPE, which didn't work either. 


On Tue, Jun 5, 2018, 10:55 <brian.moran@...> wrote:
When I use wsjt-x with N1MM, I let wsjt-x control the rig. I have a 2nd configuration of N1MM (it's own .INI file) that doesn't have rig control configured; it just uses N1MM as a logger. The 'rig splitter' configuration that others have talked about would allow faster switching to CW/SSB for logging in those modes, but the trade is more complicated configuration, and the opportunity for the two applications to compete with each other for control.
-Brian N9ADG


On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 6:57 AM, Ed K1EP <k1ep.list@...> wrote:
You can do this manually, but if you need PTT control (for maybe a squencer) or operate split where WSJT needs to manipulate the TX, then you need rig control. 

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018, 09:33 Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:
I use WSJT-X all the time, into a Kenwood TS-430S No Possible Computer Connection.
So it Does NOT Require a Computer control. You just like with N1MM+ you have to tell the computer what band and mode you are on.

Joe WB9SBD

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
Idle-Tyme.com
http://www.idle-tyme.com

On 6/5/2018 8:20 AM, Rick Ellison wrote:

You will need to use a port splitter as both WSJT and N1MM require radio control.

 

73 Rick N2AMG

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of Al - N1API
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 9:14 AM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N1MMLoggerPlus] Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

 

Does WSJT-X Control the radio or follow it?  I think N1MM controls the radio and WSJT-X more or less follows what the radio does.  I know you can change the frequency and the modes but I think full control is with N1MM so running the two together should not be an issue.

Al - N1API



Re: Airspy HF+ on IF Issues

Tom Wagner (N1MM)
 

You are already using the < > buttons or you could not set the IF frequency. The <> keys are not used in the spectrum window.

See dir.jpg (attached) for the location of the SDR# directory.

Re the scale, it is relative, not absolute and is not calibrated. You can change it by moving the mouse wheel when you are over the db scale legend (Sig dB). It is sticky.

Are you going to try the Airspy with RF input?

Tom

On 6/5/2018 10:59 AM, Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA wrote:
Tom,

Are there additional instructions I missed?  I see on Page 644 of help:  (Note typo "Airispy")

- Create a new directory SDR# on your C drive or in your N1MM+ *program* install directory.
- Copy all the files from the downloaded SDR# to the new directory. If you want to start the server manually, you can put it wherever you want.

I have copied the files there and spyserver does not autostart for me.  I have also made the other noted changes in spyserver.conf

On the WRTC/100W thing, that was not really my use case, the home station is.  Unless I can get it working well there, I'll use another method for WRTC.  LPPAN is more complex, but also works quite well.

I am also having issues with "The Strange and Mysterious Mouse Wheel", re:
"When the mouse is over the left of spectrum in a landscape/column mode spectrum or over the top of the spectrum in a portrait/bar chart mode spectrum, it will control the dB range displayed. Use the "<" & ">" buttons to see the dB scale."

Is this implemented?  When my mouse is in the locations noted, the mouse wheel always controls the signal threshold bar.  The < and > keys do not seem to do anything.

I have confirmed that I have the IF frequency right, and I can see signals in the correct location, but even when moderately loud they seem to be buried in the noise floor.  That is one reason why I ask about the scale controls, it seems like those might be a bit compressed.

Tnx es 73,
Drew K3PA




Re: Airspy HF+ on IF Issues

Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA
 

Tom,

Are there additional instructions I missed?  I see on Page 644 of help:  (Note typo "Airispy")

- Create a new directory SDR# on your C drive or in your N1MM+ *program* install directory.
- Copy all the files from the downloaded SDR# to the new directory. If you want to start the server manually, you can put it wherever you want.

I have copied the files there and spyserver does not autostart for me.  I have also made the other noted changes in spyserver.conf

On the WRTC/100W thing, that was not really my use case, the home station is.  Unless I can get it working well there, I'll use another method for WRTC.  LPPAN is more complex, but also works quite well.

I am also having issues with "The Strange and Mysterious Mouse Wheel", re:
"When the mouse is over the left of spectrum in a landscape/column mode spectrum or over the top of the spectrum in a portrait/bar chart mode spectrum, it will control the dB range displayed. Use the "<" & ">" buttons to see the dB scale."

Is this implemented?  When my mouse is in the locations noted, the mouse wheel always controls the signal threshold bar.  The < and > keys do not seem to do anything.

I have confirmed that I have the IF frequency right, and I can see signals in the correct location, but even when moderately loud they seem to be buried in the noise floor.  That is one reason why I ask about the scale controls, it seems like those might be a bit compressed.

Tnx es 73,
Drew K3PA




Re: Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

brian.moran@...
 

When I use wsjt-x with N1MM, I let wsjt-x control the rig. I have a 2nd configuration of N1MM (it's own .INI file) that doesn't have rig control configured; it just uses N1MM as a logger. The 'rig splitter' configuration that others have talked about would allow faster switching to CW/SSB for logging in those modes, but the trade is more complicated configuration, and the opportunity for the two applications to compete with each other for control.
-Brian N9ADG


On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 6:57 AM, Ed K1EP <k1ep.list@...> wrote:
You can do this manually, but if you need PTT control (for maybe a squencer) or operate split where WSJT needs to manipulate the TX, then you need rig control. 

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018, 09:33 Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:
I use WSJT-X all the time, into a Kenwood TS-430S No Possible Computer Connection.
So it Does NOT Require a Computer control. You just like with N1MM+ you have to tell the computer what band and mode you are on.

Joe WB9SBD

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
Idle-Tyme.com
http://www.idle-tyme.com

On 6/5/2018 8:20 AM, Rick Ellison wrote:

You will need to use a port splitter as both WSJT and N1MM require radio control.

 

73 Rick N2AMG

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of Al - N1API
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 9:14 AM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N1MMLoggerPlus] Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

 

Does WSJT-X Control the radio or follow it?  I think N1MM controls the radio and WSJT-X more or less follows what the radio does.  I know you can change the frequency and the modes but I think full control is with N1MM so running the two together should not be an issue.

Al - N1API



Re: Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

Ed K1EP
 
Edited

You can do this manually, but if you need PTT control (for maybe a squencer) or operate split where WSJT needs to manipulate the TX, then you need rig control. 


On Tue, Jun 5, 2018, 09:33 Joe WB9SBD <nss@...> wrote:
I use WSJT-X all the time, into a Kenwood TS-430S No Possible Computer Connection.
So it Does NOT Require a Computer control. You just like with N1MM+ you have to tell the computer what band and mode you are on.

Joe WB9SBD

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
Idle-Tyme.com
http://www.idle-tyme.com

On 6/5/2018 8:20 AM, Rick Ellison wrote:

You will need to use a port splitter as both WSJT and N1MM require radio control.

 

73 Rick N2AMG

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of Al - N1API
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 9:14 AM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N1MMLoggerPlus] Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

 

Does WSJT-X Control the radio or follow it?  I think N1MM controls the radio and WSJT-X more or less follows what the radio does.  I know you can change the frequency and the modes but I think full control is with N1MM so running the two together should not be an issue.

Al - N1API


Re: Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

Joe WB9SBD
 
Edited

I use WSJT-X all the time, into a Kenwood TS-430S No Possible Computer Connection.
So it Does NOT Require a Computer control. You just like with N1MM+ you have to tell the computer what band and mode you are on.

Joe WB9SBD

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
Idle-Tyme.com
http://www.idle-tyme.com

On 6/5/2018 8:20 AM, Rick Ellison wrote:

You will need to use a port splitter as both WSJT and N1MM require radio control.

 

73 Rick N2AMG

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of Al - N1API
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 9:14 AM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N1MMLoggerPlus] Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

 

Does WSJT-X Control the radio or follow it?  I think N1MM controls the radio and WSJT-X more or less follows what the radio does.  I know you can change the frequency and the modes but I think full control is with N1MM so running the two together should not be an issue.

Al - N1API


Re: Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

Rick Ellison
 

You will need to use a port splitter as both WSJT and N1MM require radio control.

 

73 Rick N2AMG

 

From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io [mailto:N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io] On Behalf Of Al - N1API
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 9:14 AM
To: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io
Subject: Re: [N1MMLoggerPlus] Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

 

Does WSJT-X Control the radio or follow it?  I think N1MM controls the radio and WSJT-X more or less follows what the radio does.  I know you can change the frequency and the modes but I think full control is with N1MM so running the two together should not be an issue.

Al - N1API

Re: Logger/WSJT-X in June VHF Contest

Al - N1API
 

Does WSJT-X Control the radio or follow it?  I think N1MM controls the radio and WSJT-X more or less follows what the radio does.  I know you can change the frequency and the modes but I think full control is with N1MM so running the two together should not be an issue.

Al - N1API

locked Re: New Version

Tom - N1MM
 
Edited

Version 1.0.7189 (June 5, 2018)
UDP Spot broadcast: including preferred spotter information for external apps to consume (Coded by KU7T)

Two updated SKCC CallHist files uploaded to N1MMLogger Plus

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