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Re: Getting band data to WSJT-X

Roy Jackson
 

I run Win4Icom Suite, which has a virtual server that allows me to have up to 6 virtual ports open. With this setup I can run my general logging program, WSJT-X and JTAlert all at the same time. All programs are able to share information with the rig. I think it costs $60 US now to register, but you can download it and try it for 30 days for free.

Roy G. Jackson KW4G Sebring, Florida USA


On 3/25/2020 11:16 AM, Bob Applegate wrote:
Unfortunately only one piece of code can open the COM port at a time.  If WSJT-X opens it then ACLog won’t get able to get data from the rig.  That’s okay for digital, but makes things manual for other modes.  I was hoping the various pieces of software would be able to exchange information about the radio’s status through a central program.

Bob

On Mar 25, 2020, at 10:01 AM, Mel Marcus <melm@...> wrote:

wouldn't the wsjt-x have to also be taking to the K3?

Mel
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Getting band data to WSJT-X
From: "Bob Applegate" <bob@...>
Date: Wed, March 25, 2020 8:42 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I’ve got WSJT-X, JTALert and ACLog all working nicely together except for one annoying issue: the band has to be manually set in WSJT-X. Needless to say, I’ve uploaded more than a few QSOs to LoTW with the wrong band.

Is there a way to configure the three programs so that ACLog provides the band data since it is the only application directly talking to my K3?

Thanks

Bob - K2UT







Re: Getting band data to WSJT-X

Edward Van Cleave <ed_vanc@...>
 

Late Icom rigs (IC-7610 and IC-9700) solved the problem you are experiencing by employing the USB port for WSJT-X control/audio in/audio out, which provides log entries into ACLog via JTAlert.  Then a special cable connects the CIV remote control port to ACLog for rig control  with the other modes.  I run two rigs often, which both WSJT-X and AClog handle well, but the two control cable solution requires two cables for each radio

Noticed that the K3 has an RS232 port in addition to the USP port.  Perhaps you could use that to maintain control with ACLog for other modes, unless you are running the pan adapter which requires connection with the RS232 port.

Ed, W0VC


From: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io> on behalf of Bob Applegate <bob@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:16 AM
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Getting band data to WSJT-X
 
Unfortunately only one piece of code can open the COM port at a time.  If WSJT-X opens it then ACLog won’t get able to get data from the rig.  That’s okay for digital, but makes things manual for other modes.  I was hoping the various pieces of software would be able to exchange information about the radio’s status through a central program.

Bob

On Mar 25, 2020, at 10:01 AM, Mel Marcus <melm@...> wrote:

wouldn't the wsjt-x have to also be taking to the K3?

Mel
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Getting band data to WSJT-X
From: "Bob Applegate" <bob@...>
Date: Wed, March 25, 2020 8:42 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I’ve got WSJT-X, JTALert and ACLog all working nicely together except for one annoying issue: the band has to be manually set in WSJT-X. Needless to say, I’ve uploaded more than a few QSOs to LoTW with the wrong band.

Is there a way to configure the three programs so that ACLog provides the band data since it is the only application directly talking to my K3?

Thanks

Bob - K2UT






Re: Getting band data to WSJT-X

Mel Marcus
 

I see.  I have the same problem with using N3JFP and the N3JFP CW program. Have you looked at Virtual Ports such as LPBridge. it allows for a physical usb port to look like multiple usb ports to the computer , but only one to the radio.

Mel

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Getting band data to WSJT-X
From: "Bob Applegate" <bob@...>
Date: Wed, March 25, 2020 10:16 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

Unfortunately only one piece of code can open the COM port at a time.  If WSJT-X opens it then ACLog won’t get able to get data from the rig.  That’s okay for digital, but makes things manual for other modes.  I was hoping the various pieces of software would be able to exchange information about the radio’s status through a central program.

Bob

On Mar 25, 2020, at 10:01 AM, Mel Marcus <melm@...> wrote:

wouldn't the wsjt-x have to also be taking to the K3?

Mel
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Getting band data to WSJT-X
From: "Bob Applegate" <bob@...>
Date: Wed, March 25, 2020 8:42 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I’ve got WSJT-X, JTALert and ACLog all working nicely together except for one annoying issue: the band has to be manually set in WSJT-X. Needless to say, I’ve uploaded more than a few QSOs to LoTW with the wrong band.

Is there a way to configure the three programs so that ACLog provides the band data since it is the only application directly talking to my K3?

Thanks

Bob - K2UT






Re: Getting band data to WSJT-X

Bob Applegate
 

Unfortunately only one piece of code can open the COM port at a time.  If WSJT-X opens it then ACLog won’t get able to get data from the rig.  That’s okay for digital, but makes things manual for other modes.  I was hoping the various pieces of software would be able to exchange information about the radio’s status through a central program.

Bob

On Mar 25, 2020, at 10:01 AM, Mel Marcus <melm@...> wrote:

wouldn't the wsjt-x have to also be taking to the K3?

Mel
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Getting band data to WSJT-X
From: "Bob Applegate" <bob@...>
Date: Wed, March 25, 2020 8:42 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I’ve got WSJT-X, JTALert and ACLog all working nicely together except for one annoying issue: the band has to be manually set in WSJT-X. Needless to say, I’ve uploaded more than a few QSOs to LoTW with the wrong band.

Is there a way to configure the three programs so that ACLog provides the band data since it is the only application directly talking to my K3?

Thanks

Bob - K2UT






Re: Getting band data to WSJT-X

Mel Marcus
 

wouldn't the wsjt-x have to also be taking to the K3?

Mel

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Getting band data to WSJT-X
From: "Bob Applegate" <bob@...>
Date: Wed, March 25, 2020 8:42 am
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io

I’ve got WSJT-X, JTALert and ACLog all working nicely together except for one annoying issue: the band has to be manually set in WSJT-X. Needless to say, I’ve uploaded more than a few QSOs to LoTW with the wrong band.

Is there a way to configure the three programs so that ACLog provides the band data since it is the only application directly talking to my K3?

Thanks

Bob - K2UT





Getting band data to WSJT-X

Bob Applegate
 

I’ve got WSJT-X, JTALert and ACLog all working nicely together except for one annoying issue: the band has to be manually set in WSJT-X. Needless to say, I’ve uploaded more than a few QSOs to LoTW with the wrong band.

Is there a way to configure the three programs so that ACLog provides the band data since it is the only application directly talking to my K3?

Thanks

Bob - K2UT


Re: Beam heading for DX

Christopher Scibelli
 

You'll be fine once you get the latest version which is priority one.  Everybody should be using the latest version which is Version 6.6.

73,

Chris  NU1O


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter George <Pgeorge_wp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 25, 2020 9:04 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Beam heading for DX

Will do.  Thanks for your help!

73,

Pete


Re: Beam heading for DX

Peter George
 

Will do.  Thanks for your help!

73,

Pete


Re: Beam heading for DX

Peter George
 

Sure enough.  I changed my longitude to +71.27 and the calculations seem correct....

Am I running a different version?  It says I am running 5.7.

Pete


Re: Beam heading for DX

Christopher Scibelli
 

I'm glad to hear that, Scott.  Keep up the terrific job.  We all appreciate your software and, most of all, your support and company.

73,

Chris  NU1O


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Davis via Groups.Io <SNKDavis@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 25, 2020 8:51 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Beam heading for DX

Hi Pete,

Thanks for your follow up.  You are using and old version of AC Log.  Please upgrade to 6.6 and you will be all set.

Chris, thanks for your help and comments.  Aside from everyone home playing radio (and as a result me drowning in e-mail support), all is well.

Enjoy!

73, Scott
N3FJP

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter George <Pgeorge_wp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Mar 25, 2020 8:44 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Beam heading for DX

Hi Chris,

What is weird, if you look at my settings snapshot above, next to longitude it shows "west is positive"....

Weird.  West is usually negative.

Pete


Re: Beam heading for DX

Scott Davis
 

Hi Pete,

Thanks for your follow up.  You are using and old version of AC Log.  Please upgrade to 6.6 and you will be all set.

Chris, thanks for your help and comments.  Aside from everyone home playing radio (and as a result me drowning in e-mail support), all is well.

Enjoy!

73, Scott
N3FJP

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter George <Pgeorge_wp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Mar 25, 2020 8:44 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Beam heading for DX

Hi Chris,

What is weird, if you look at my settings snapshot above, next to longitude it shows "west is positive"....

Weird.  West is usually negative.

Pete


Re: Beam heading for DX

Peter George
 

Hi Chris,

What is weird, if you look at my settings snapshot above, next to longitude it shows "west is positive"....

Weird.  West is usually negative.

Pete


Re: Beam heading for DX

Christopher Scibelli
 

West is a negative value.  That's what the program says and that's what I have entered.  I'm -72.5555.

Chris


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter George <Pgeorge_wp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 25, 2020 8:38 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Beam heading for DX

I just noticed in my settings, it says "west is positive" but in yours it says "west is negative"...  

Should mine be entered as 71.27 instead of -71.27?  


Re: Beam heading for DX

Peter George
 

I just noticed in my settings, it says "west is positive" but in yours it says "west is negative"...  

Should mine be entered as 71.27 instead of -71.27?  


Re: Beam heading for DX

Christopher Scibelli
 

Try it again, Pete,  I just typed in your call and the bearing and distance seem right.  G3VSK is 51 degrees and 3,237 miles.

73,

Chris NU1O


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter George <Pgeorge_wp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 25, 2020 8:21 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Beam heading for DX

Here are my settings.  
And here is a call sign I entered just now for a station in England.  It is still coming us with an erroneous beam heading of 308 degrees.

 

Something isn't working right.

Pete


Re: Beam heading for DX

Christopher Scibelli
 

I'm reticent to be asking trivial ham radio related questions at this time, but it takes my mind off the pandemic and likely yours, as well, Scott.

I have my correct coordinates and this feature has always worked fine.  I don't think the database you use is connecting so AC Log is defaulting to state capitals for US lookups.  All local friends in my state of Mass. should be defaulting to Boston, which is about 90 miles east of me.  Instead, three local friends in Mass. all gave the same heading as 182 degrees and a distance of 27 miles.  I typed in N3FJP and got a heading of 225 degrees and 282 miles.  The heading seems in the ballpark but I'm not sure about the distance.  I would think we are farther than 282 miles.  

This is not a huge problem.  I'm mainly a DXer and know most headings from rote, but I thought I'd post this as long as we're on the topic.

I hope all is well with you and your loved ones, Scott.  Same to all my colleagues in this user's group.

73,

Chris  NU1O



-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Davis via Groups.Io <SNKDavis@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io <N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 25, 2020 7:58 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Beam heading for DX

Hi Pete,

Thanks for your follow up.  The bearing and distance values are recalculated with each Call text entry field keypress, based on your coordinates and those of the AD1C country list.  Make sure you have the correct latitude and longitude in Settings > Setup and you will be all set.

Here are my settings from Maryland:

Capture.JPG
Both examples you sent are calculated correctly:

Capture2.JPG


Enjoy!

73, Scott
N3FJP

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter George <Pgeorge_wp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Mar 25, 2020 7:12 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Beam heading for DX

Thanks Scott for the response.  I guess I am still a bit confused. 

If the country list referenced is intended to give the direction from my QTH to that country, it needs to be recalculated.  For example if I look up "G" in the file, it shows beam heading 308 and and distance 3264 miles.  The distance is probably pretty close but the beam heading is off.  The beam heading for England from here is 55 - 60 degrees.

If I look at Haiti (HH), the list shows a beam heading of 323 and a distance of 7,530 miles.  It is actually due south of here (180) and a distance of about 1750 miles.

If I look up VK, I see a heading of 127 and 6,037 miles.  The actual heading for VK is closer to 300 and the distance is about 10,000 miles.

How do I get the country list to re-calculate?

Thanks,

Pete


Re: Beam heading for DX

Peter George
 

Here are my settings.  
And here is a call sign I entered just now for a station in England.  It is still coming us with an erroneous beam heading of 308 degrees.

 

Something isn't working right.

Pete


Re: Beam heading for DX

Scott Davis
 

Hi Pete,

Thanks for your follow up.  The bearing and distance values are recalculated with each Call text entry field keypress, based on your coordinates and those of the AD1C country list.  Make sure you have the correct latitude and longitude in Settings > Setup and you will be all set.

Here are my settings from Maryland:

Capture.JPG
Both examples you sent are calculated correctly:

Capture2.JPG


Enjoy!

73, Scott
N3FJP

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter George <Pgeorge_wp@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Wed, Mar 25, 2020 7:12 am
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Beam heading for DX

Thanks Scott for the response.  I guess I am still a bit confused. 

If the country list referenced is intended to give the direction from my QTH to that country, it needs to be recalculated.  For example if I look up "G" in the file, it shows beam heading 308 and and distance 3264 miles.  The distance is probably pretty close but the beam heading is off.  The beam heading for England from here is 55 - 60 degrees.

If I look at Haiti (HH), the list shows a beam heading of 323 and a distance of 7,530 miles.  It is actually due south of here (180) and a distance of about 1750 miles.

If I look up VK, I see a heading of 127 and 6,037 miles.  The actual heading for VK is closer to 300 and the distance is about 10,000 miles.

How do I get the country list to re-calculate?

Thanks,

Pete


Re: Beam heading for DX

Peter George
 

Thanks Scott for the response.  I guess I am still a bit confused. 

If the country list referenced is intended to give the direction from my QTH to that country, it needs to be recalculated.  For example if I look up "G" in the file, it shows beam heading 308 and and distance 3264 miles.  The distance is probably pretty close but the beam heading is off.  The beam heading for England from here is 55 - 60 degrees.

If I look at Haiti (HH), the list shows a beam heading of 323 and a distance of 7,530 miles.  It is actually due south of here (180) and a distance of about 1750 miles.

If I look up VK, I see a heading of 127 and 6,037 miles.  The actual heading for VK is closer to 300 and the distance is about 10,000 miles.

How do I get the country list to re-calculate?

Thanks,

Pete


Re: Reading log file from Ham Radio Deluxe

Scott Davis
 

Hi Dick,

Thanks for your e-mail.  Yes, this FAQ will get you going:


http://www.n3fjp.com/faq.html#q4

Enjoy!

73, Scott
N3FJP

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

1 Peter 3 vs 15: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...


-----Original Message-----
From: Dick Lindzen <rlindzen@...>
To: N3FJPSoftwareUsers@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 11:50 pm
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Reading log file from Ham Radio Deluxe

Can ACLog import log files from Ham Radio Deluxe?
Dick Lindzen, WO1I/F4WBK