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I want to say a sincere thanks to Mike Black, W9MDB, for his help
and knowledge of many things, of primary interest to me was getting
WSJT-X working again.
That took Mike about 60 seconds to fix, after he found out that I
used to be running a Beta version of WSJT-X, and somehow, it was
updated to 1.9.1 and the upgrade wiped out everything in the
Settings/Frequencies tab. Somehow, I can't remember exactly how he
did it, he repopulated this tab, and everything was working fine
But he also showed me a great deal about WSJT-X, JTAlertX, and
proper use of my radio, and the SignaLink for best use in all the
I am simply amazed at his wealth of knowledge and thankful for his
help and suggestions for tweaking all this complexity to work at
it's peak without stressing the radio while maintaining a powerful,
but clean signal.
Now I have to write everything down so in case of something else
going awry, I can put it back.
On 8/1/2018 11:31 PM, Michael Black via
Signalink is PTT only via VOX triggering from the PC
side. No CAT.
de Mike W9MDB
So much going on in your description.
Does the SignalLink support CAT control?
I suggest, you get WSJT-X HRD Cat Control working first,
then move onto
Getting JTAlert Logging working.
de Laurie VK3AMA
On 2/08/2018 10:03 AM, Robert wrote:
> This is one of those issue where you don't know who
to ask because
> there are several things in play here.
> My understanding of JTAlert-X is that it is
responsible for looking up
> the QSO info on QRZ.com, and installing the name
and such to the
> completed QSO from WSJT, and sending it on it's way
to the HRD
> Logbook, "My Logbook".
> While I have been using this successfully for about
a year now with no
> problems with my Kenwood TS-590S and HRD, I had to
install a SignaLink
> sound card for other reasons. I don't use the
> soundcard anymore.
> Rather than get Carpel Tunnel from retyping
everything, let me paste
> my question I posted recently to the WSJT Users
> Please understand that the most important part of
these two problems
> (for me) is to get JTAlert-X to send a completed
QSO to the HRD
> Logbook. That's why I'm here.
> I'm having a problem setting up WSJT-X (1.9.1) /
JTAlertX to work with
> HRD like it used to.
> To simplify digital mode control, I eliminated
using the Kenwood TS-590S
> sound card, and reinstalled my SignaLink sound card
instead. HRD helped
> me with the setup and the DM-780 is working fine
for all digital modes,
> logging included.
> WSJT / JTAlertX used to work perfectly with HRD
before this point also,
> logging all my contacts from WSJT/JTAlertX into
HRD, changing the radio
> frequency as I switched WSJT to different
bands/modes, etc. Perfect.
> Two problems: (HRD running as normal)
> 1. I have no CAT control. I can't change bands,
in fact the bands
> window doesn't show you what band you are on.
Before using the
> SignaLink, I would simply change to another
band/frequency using the
> dropdown box, then the radio would change to that
> well as the SteppIR antenna.
> It transmits fine, receives fine, and the Power and
Receive levels are
> controlled via the SignaLink as they should be
now. Strangely enough,
> if I change the band on the radio, WSJT will follow
suit, but the
> dropdown box will not work that shows you what
frequency you should be on.
> 2. It logs the QSO's into the WSJT ADIF file, but
JTAlertX does not
> transfer the completed QSO into HRD anymore.
> Here is my setup as best i can describe it.
> HRD for software.
> Kenwood TS-590S
> SignaLink sound card.
> Win10 OS.
> Kenwood TS-590S, Menu #63 Set to ACC2 port for Data
> One cable from the Kenwood ACC2 Port into the
SignaLink USB port, then
> the outgoing SignaLink port (Radio) going to USB #5
Codec in the computer.
> One cable from the Kenwood USB port direct to the
USB #8 Codec in the
> computer. (for HRD control)
> WSJT Settings
> Tab "Radio"
> Rig: Kenwood TS-590S
> Left Pane: COM 4 (USB #5 Codec), Eight, two,
> Right Pane: CAT, Rear Data, USB, None
> Tab "Audio"
> Audio: Both Input & Output (5-USB Audio
> JTAlertX Settings
> Enable HRD V5/VB6 Logging, Checked
> Settings / HRD V5/V6 / PC IPv4 Address 127.0.0.1
> Settings / Sound Card /  Speakers / headphones
> enables JTAlertX to announce the wanted Countries,
etc through the
> stereo speaker system)
> That's everything I can think of to describe my
> I had a previous WSJT situation which I won't go
into now because adding
> the SignaLink cured that problem. (as well as some
> So the current status is that WSJT and JTAlert-X is
working as it's
> own entity.
> 1. JTAletrs-X won't send completed logs to HRD.
> 2. I have no CAT control using WSJT.
> These are probably related, I don't know, but I'm
looking for help
> from wherever I can get it.
> Thanks in advance,
> Robert AC2MM