Re: JTAlert 2.16.12 setup questions
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Actually, multicast is now fully supported so that both JTA & GD may communicate with WSJT simultaneously.
Though my deep hack days are over, I have found the following to be relevant and effective.
I’m sure I’ll quickly be corrected if I got something wrong 😉
To use multicast to run WSJT + JTA + GD, you need to do the following to enable multicast:
- Configure WSJT to use multicast for its “reporting” UDP message stream.
To do this, we set WSJT’s reporting UDP *address* (not port) from its default of 127.0.0.1 to any address within 239.00.0 - 22.214.171.124.
The port can be left the same as it was, e.g., 2237 or whatever.
I use address 126.96.36.199. This should work on “most” home networks. A few with special routing scopes may have issues but is unlikely for most.
- Configure JT-Alert to use multicast = Automatic. Nothing to do.
JTA automatically syncs to WSJT’s reporting UDP address & port. If address is in 239 range, it will operate in multicast mode.
- Configure GridTracker to use multicast
a. You explicitly set GD’s address and port to the same as WSJT’s reporting settings.
b. You ALSO need to click the radio-button “multicast” to enable it as it doesn’t imply it.
That should do the trick on most systems without an unusual or complex UDP net routing structure.
From: Support@HamApps.groups.io <Support@HamApps.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Pence
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2020 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: [HamApps] JTAlert 2.16.12 setup questions
does gridtracker connect to wsjt via udp port 2237? 2 programs cannot both connect to a UDP port...
On Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 1:53 PM <dgd@...> wrote:
Hello, I'm new to the hobby and new to digital and new to FT8. But, I'm making progress. I have WSJT-X working after a month. I have GridTracker working after a week. I'm now trying to get JTAlert to work with them.
I'm running Windows & Pro Service Pack 1. I read that I needed to download and install "Framework 4.7.2" (which is available for Windows 7 SP1 and later only) which I have done.
I'm not sure what Framework 4.7.2 is or what it does. Is there anything else I need to do? Apparently I'm missing something.
I'm getting this error.
any suggestions or help appreciated. KI5IPM
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