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Mode change command request

Rick Smith
 

I am looking for a Mode command  function that would cause a specific mode to switch to FSQ after an idle time period. 

To explain further, I operate primarily on 3598 in FLdigi-FSQ mode. This is used for County to County communication with 
support stations. On occasion the mode will be switched as other groups use 3598 for various activities, nets, etc. 
When these activities have finished I would like FLdigi to return to FSQ mode after an idle period.

I have used the macro functions to make these changes when at the keyboard. I am looking for an UN-attended mode switch.

Thank you for reading and any assistance.

Rick K0KEX

Can RF-Receivers detect Earthquakes?

A Schwarz
 

Hi Everybody;

Evidence has been mounting that it might be possible to detect earthquakes by measuring the changes in the ionosphere.

The RF-Seismograph team has been collaborating with Earthquakes Canada to find a correlation between HF propagation and earthquakes. There was a distinct event that occurred on Nov 1st  (M5.0 off the coast of Vancouver Island) which was detected by the RF-Seismograph.

We are in the process to correlate earthquakes that a bigger than M6.0 into the 4 years of data we have accumulated. Attached you find a compilation of the year 2016 and all significant earthquake data that was given to us by Earthquakes Canada.
We also believe that tsunamis create RF-signatures and will further investigate on this.

Please access the PDF study and findings here;

http://www3.telus.net/public/bc237/MDSR/IntroductionRF-SeismographandEarthqakes.pdf

The RF-Seismograph uses a HF radio, a LIF interface to decode the IF via a sound card and a 9-band vertical  antenna to receive and record RF-background noise and log the data into files.
For more info on LIF go to:
http://users.skynet.be/myspace/mdsr/index.html

 

All the best and 73;

Alex (VE7DXW) and the RF-Seismograph team

Re: fldigi 4.1.01.04 alpha posted

Dave Corio
 

    Dave, on Olivia it does supply Mode and Submode (Olivia and Olivia 8/250), however does not with PSK. For PSK it supplies PSK31 as Mode and nothing for Submode. Not tested on other modes yet.

Tnx es 73!
Dave - KB3MOW


    
On 2/9/2019 3:30 PM, Dave wrote:
To http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/fldigi/
Alpha 4.1.01.04

  WF only bug fix
    * N1MM waterfall only requirement strikes again :>(

  LotW
    * Adif export missing <MODE:n> <SUBMODE:n>

  Pedantic warnings
    * correct additional gcc warnings

  ADIF submode
    * Add submode support
      - export both MODE and SUBMODE to external loggers iaw ADIF spec 3.04

  QRZ.com
    * change interface to QRZ XML service version 1.33

  SV1GRB test report
    * Corrections based on Haris' testing of 4.1.00
      -  Add "NONE" or "N/A" to State and County pick lists, operator configuration

  SD counties
    * sort South Dakota counties alphabetically

Please be patient.  The transition from 4.0.18 to 4.1.0 was not a trivial change in code or 
functionality.  I am working on the loss of METAR access (weather services).

73, David, W1HKJ



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Re: fldigi 4.1.01.04 alpha posted

Dave
 

RGR

On 2/10/19 1:45 PM, Dave Corio via Groups.Io wrote:
    Dave, on Olivia it does supply Mode and Submode (Olivia and Olivia 8/250), however does not with PSK. For PSK it supplies PSK31 as Mode and nothing for Submode. Not tested on other modes yet.

Tnx es 73!
Dave - KB3MOW

On 2/9/2019 3:30 PM, Dave wrote:
To http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/fldigi/
Alpha 4.1.01.04

  WF only bug fix
    * N1MM waterfall only requirement strikes again :>(

  LotW
    * Adif export missing <MODE:n> <SUBMODE:n>

  Pedantic warnings
    * correct additional gcc warnings

  ADIF submode
    * Add submode support
      - export both MODE and SUBMODE to external loggers iaw ADIF spec 3.04

  QRZ.com
    * change interface to QRZ XML service version 1.33

  SV1GRB test report
    * Corrections based on Haris' testing of 4.1.00
      -  Add "NONE" or "N/A" to State and County pick lists, operator configuration

  SD counties
    * sort South Dakota counties alphabetically

Please be patient.  The transition from 4.0.18 to 4.1.0 was not a trivial change in code or 
functionality.  I am working on the loss of METAR access (weather services).

73, David, W1HKJ



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<CALL>

khberkner@...
 

How does the program pick up the callsign to use in <CALL>

On my first try at RTTY contesting, the reply macro, which had <CALL> in it, did not provide an entry for <CALL> when executed?
I'm sure I missed an obvious step somewhere. Where did I go wrong?

Klaus KLKHB

Re: <CALL>

Ed W3NR
 

On 2/10/19 6:03 PM, khberkner@... wrote:
How does the program pick up the callsign to use in <CALL>

On my first try at RTTY contesting, the reply macro, which had <CALL> in it, did not provide an entry for <CALL> when executed?
I'm sure I missed an obvious step somewhere. Where did I go wrong?

Klaus KLKHB
_._,_._,_

Did you have his call in the call box ? If not the macro does not work.

Ed W3NR

Re: <CALL>

Ed W3NR
 

On 2/10/19 6:03 PM, khberkner@... wrote:
How does the program pick up the callsign to use in <CALL>

On my first try at RTTY contesting, the reply macro, which had <CALL> in it, did not provide an entry for <CALL> when executed?
I'm sure I missed an obvious step somewhere. Where did I go wrong?

Klaus KLKHB
_._,_._,_

Another hint, he knows his call, so sending it is just not needed. Keep your macros as short as possible.

599 <SERNO> <SERNO> is all you need.

Ed W3NR

Re: <CALL>

501_Andy_VE4PER <ve4per@...>
 

in fldigi when you see a callsign and mouseclick it it auto enters it in log; I assume if a macro is run it will use that call

On 2019-02-10 5:40 p.m., Ed W3NR wrote:
On 2/10/19 6:03 PM, khberkner@... wrote:
How does the program pick up the callsign to use in <CALL>

On my first try at RTTY contesting, the reply macro, which had <CALL> in it, did not provide an entry for <CALL> when executed?
I'm sure I missed an obvious step somewhere. Where did I go wrong?

Klaus KLKHB

Re: <CALL>

Marty Hartwell
 

Hi Klaus

A longer reply is that during the contact the person sends his call in the exchange, to log it

you click on his call, the software puts that in the log in the top window and uses it in macros

and such.

I hope this helps, another hint would be to have a copy of the users manual on the pc for quick

reference, also the online help can be handy too.

Marty kd8bj

On 2/10/19 5:44 PM, Ed W3NR wrote:
On 2/10/19 6:03 PM, khberkner@... wrote:
How does the program pick up the callsign to use in <CALL>

On my first try at RTTY contesting, the reply macro, which had <CALL> in it, did not provide an entry for <CALL> when executed?
I'm sure I missed an obvious step somewhere. Where did I go wrong?

Klaus KLKHB

Getting up to speed on operating with fldigi?

Frank
 

I got my ham license just under a year ago, started using FT8 with WSJT-X exclusively, and managed to get DXCC done in about seven months. Now I'm interested in using fldigi to expand into other modes.

I have fldigi-4.1.00 installed on my MacBook Pro running Mojave, and since my IC-7300 was already set up for digital it seems to be talking to fldigi successfully (changing frequency on either changes it on the other, etc). So far I've browsed around a little with listening to CW, which seemed somewhat successful although the decodes exhibited a lot of noise.

Beyond that, I'm trying to figure out what to do next. Most of the tutorials I've run across seem to focus more on setup/configuration rather than operating. Is there anything good to read, or videos to look at, besides the essentials in the beginner's guide at http://www.w1hkj.com/beginners.html? For example, as just one question, what are the modes most popular with fldigi users these days, and where in the bands would I look for them?

Thanks and 73,

Frank k6fod

Re: Getting up to speed on operating with fldigi?

Andrew OBrien <k3ukandy@...>
 

Welcome to the world of digital modes outside of FT8. Other than FT8 there are a few common modes that FLdigi can decode . 

CW is so-so because it depends on the transmitting station to send almost perfect CW, many operators sending with their own fist cause poor copy. 

If you switch to PSK31, you will likely find stations operating around 14070 USB 7070 ISN , and 3854 USB

On weekends there is a lot of RTTY around 14088 to 14125 USB because of weekend contests . On weekdays, not a lot of activity unless a major DXpedition is active ..

Olivia 500/8 can be heard from time to time around 14073 USB  and 7073 USB.  Nets for NBEMS are usually in the evening around 3580 to 3585 USB.

Other likely modes are HELL, MFSK16, and THOR. Not common, these days . Fldigi supports Reed-Solomon identification. This automatically identifies some modes IF you turn it on for receive and if the other station activates it when they begin a transmission. Problems is, many do not use it . 
 
There are other modes that are common but not available in FLdigi . They are ALE, PACTOR, Winmor , and VARA. These modes are mostly used for mail handling . 

To begin with, I suggest PSK31, RTTY, and Olivia . Upper Side Band is issue for all the above modes regardless of frequency /band . Except RTTY where convention dictates that LSB is used .

You can Google my Quick and Dirty Guide to Digital Modes . It is a very old guide , but might be of some use . 

Andy K3UK. 

On Feb 11, 2019, at 11:18 AM, Frank <gio@...> wrote:

I got my ham license just under a year ago, started using FT8 with WSJT-X exclusively, and managed to get DXCC done in about seven months. Now I'm interested in using fldigi to expand into other modes.

I have fldigi-4.1.00 installed on my MacBook Pro running Mojave, and since my IC-7300 was already set up for digital it seems to be talking to fldigi successfully (changing frequency on either changes it on the other, etc). So far I've browsed around a little with listening to CW, which seemed somewhat successful although the decodes exhibited a lot of noise.

Beyond that, I'm trying to figure out what to do next. Most of the tutorials I've run across seem to focus more on setup/configuration rather than operating. Is there anything good to read, or videos to look at, besides the essentials in the beginner's guide at http://www.w1hkj.com/beginners.html? For example, as just one question, what are the modes most popular with fldigi users these days, and where in the bands would I look for them?

Thanks and 73,

Frank k6fod

Re: Getting up to speed on operating with fldigi?

Steve Bellner
 

Frank,

This has nothing to do with what you are talking about however, I have a blind friend who uses a MAC. He needs help installing and operating FLmsg and FLdigi. I am not computer savvy. Would you mind if I contact you and get some help getting him operational? He does not know if it will work with MAC.

Please consider this a request to help install and get him operational.

73,

Steve, W8TER

On 2/11/2019 11:18 AM, Frank wrote:
I got my ham license just under a year ago, started using FT8 with WSJT-X exclusively, and managed to get DXCC done in about seven months. Now I'm interested in using fldigi to expand into other modes.

I have fldigi-4.1.00 installed on my MacBook Pro running Mojave, and since my IC-7300 was already set up for digital it seems to be talking to fldigi successfully (changing frequency on either changes it on the other, etc). So far I've browsed around a little with listening to CW, which seemed somewhat successful although the decodes exhibited a lot of noise.

Beyond that, I'm trying to figure out what to do next. Most of the tutorials I've run across seem to focus more on setup/configuration rather than operating. Is there anything good to read, or videos to look at, besides the essentials in the beginner's guide at http://www.w1hkj.com/beginners.html? For example, as just one question, what are the modes most popular with fldigi users these days, and where in the bands would I look for them?

Thanks and 73,

Frank k6fod

Re: Getting up to speed on operating with fldigi?

Frank
 

Thanks, Andy, I appreciate the notes. I'll try those modes and frequencies.

I did a web search and, while I came across references to your "Quick and Dirty Guide to Digital Modes," I wasn't able to find a link for the article itself. Is it somewhere on the web?

Re: Getting up to speed on operating with fldigi?

Frank
 

Steve, I'd be happy to try to help out with your friend, but have a couple of caveats.

First, I'm ultra-new to Flidigi, so if there is another Mac user who is more experienced with it reading this, I'd definitely defer to them.

Second, in my experience with Flidigi and WSJT-X, the issue isn't so much the basic install of the program, but rather getting it configured to talk to your radio, and getting the radio itself configured. If your friend happens to have an IC-7300 I can probably help, but if he has another radio it might be more beneficial to find someone with experience with that particular radio (whether or not they're a Mac user).

Finally, I haven't installed and am not using Flmsg, so I can't help with that.

Despite all of the above if it seems as though there's a way I might be able to assist, let me know!

Re: Getting up to speed on operating with fldigi?

Steve Bellner
 

RGR all Frank.

Thank you and I'll try your advise.

73,

W8TER

On 2/11/2019 7:55 PM, Frank wrote:
Steve, I'd be happy to try to help out with your friend, but have a couple of caveats.

First, I'm ultra-new to Flidigi, so if there is another Mac user who is more experienced with it reading this, I'd definitely defer to them.

Second, in my experience with Flidigi and WSJT-X, the issue isn't so much the basic install of the program, but rather getting it configured to talk to your radio, and getting the radio itself configured. If your friend happens to have an IC-7300 I can probably help, but if he has another radio it might be more beneficial to find someone with experience with that particular radio (whether or not they're a Mac user).

Finally, I haven't installed and am not using Flmsg, so I can't help with that.

Despite all of the above if it seems as though there's a way I might be able to assist, let me know!

Re: Getting up to speed on operating with fldigi?

Andrew OBrien <k3ukandy@...>
 

Attached (if the mail group allows attachments) is a PDF of the original document from 2000, very old.  Perhaps I will update it for the modern world.

Andy K3UK

On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM Steve Bellner <stevebellner@...> wrote:

RGR all Frank.

Thank you and I'll try your advise.

73,

W8TER

On 2/11/2019 7:55 PM, Frank wrote:
Steve, I'd be happy to try to help out with your friend, but have a couple of caveats.

First, I'm ultra-new to Flidigi, so if there is another Mac user who is more experienced with it reading this, I'd definitely defer to them.

Second, in my experience with Flidigi and WSJT-X, the issue isn't so much the basic install of the program, but rather getting it configured to talk to your radio, and getting the radio itself configured. If your friend happens to have an IC-7300 I can probably help, but if he has another radio it might be more beneficial to find someone with experience with that particular radio (whether or not they're a Mac user).

Finally, I haven't installed and am not using Flmsg, so I can't help with that.

Despite all of the above if it seems as though there's a way I might be able to assist, let me know!

Re: Getting up to speed on operating with fldigi?

Ted VE3TRQ
 

I'm sure if you start a new thread asking for Mac FLDigi help, you will have lots of people come out of the woodwork. There are many of us that use Macs with various radios. I use FLDigi on Mac, Windows, and Linux on a Flex, a K3, and a KX3.

Ted  VE3TRQ

Re: Getting up to speed on operating with fldigi?

Doug K7KY
 

Frank... IC you live on the west coast.  You can learn about handling NBEMS traffic by monitoring the ORCA DIGITAL NET on Tues evenings, 1930p/0330z, on 3.581+1500, MFSK-32.  You will eventually need to install FLMSG & FLAMP to participate, but you can learn a lot about digital net operations by monitoring. ORCA closely follows Amateur Directed net protocols.  Monitor a few sessions and you will know if ORCA is right for your interest.  Whatever skills you learn here will do you well in all digital operations; you don't have to work digital traffic to benefit.  Doug K7KY

Re: Getting up to speed on operating with fldigi?

Andrew OBrien <k3ukandy@...>
 

Frank,  FYI... I left my rig on 14070 today with RS ID turned on for receive and I received the fllowing modes

22:09:09 UTC ALE400            2514 Hz
21:42:23 UTC CONTESTIA-8-250   2185 Hz
21:36:40 UTC CONTESTIA-8-250   2573 Hz
21:26:46 UTC CONTESTIA-8-250   2314 Hz
21:21:05 UTC CONTESTIA-8-250   2519 Hz
21:18:41 UTC OLIVIA-8-500      2309 Hz
21:18:35 UTC CONTESTIA-8-250   2314 Hz
21:14:35 UTC OLIVIA-8-500      2309 Hz
21:08:37 UTC OLIVIA-8-500      2314 Hz
21:06:20 UTC OLIVIA-8-500      2304 Hz
19:55:46 UTC OLIVIA-4-250      1458 Hz
18:06:44 UTC BPSK31            1798 Hz
17:59:50 UTC CONTESTIA-8-250   2492 Hz
16:09:15 UTC OLIVIA-16-500     2384 Hz
15:05:19 UTC MFSK16            2147 Hz
15:00:26 UTC MFSK16            2153 Hz

Andy K3UK


On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 6:01 PM Doug K7KY <k7ky@...> wrote:
Frank... IC you live on the west coast.  You can learn about handling NBEMS traffic by monitoring the ORCA DIGITAL NET on Tues evenings, 1930p/0330z, on 3.581+1500, MFSK-32.  You will eventually need to install FLMSG & FLAMP to participate, but you can learn a lot about digital net operations by monitoring. ORCA closely follows Amateur Directed net protocols.  Monitor a few sessions and you will know if ORCA is right for your interest.  Whatever skills you learn here will do you well in all digital operations; you don't have to work digital traffic to benefit.  Doug K7KY

FLAMP and iMac.

dweiss.ssbn620@...
 

I have an iMac computer running Mojave version 10.14.3.
FLDIGI and FLMSG appear to work fine but FLAMP does not.
None of the tabs, RECEIVE, TRANSMIT EVENTS or CONFIGURE work.
The program starts up in the RECEIVE tab, but I am unable to enter any information in the fields.
Neither can I switch tabs?

Any Suggestions?

Regards,
David