locked Re: New User of JTAlert v2.16.17 (and WSJT-X v2.2.2 and DXKeeper Logging)

Dick Bingham

Good Morning Neil

OK, I finally recognize the TRACKING word in the Grid section - Duh !

I just did not see that word (tracking) in any of the HELP or the settings main window.

What I now find puzzling are the displays in the "Grid Squares NOT Wanted"
BIG window:

- ANY BAND selected in the tracking window displays 267 G-S NOT needed

- BY INDIVIDUAL BAND selected I see ===>
-- 160M ==> "0 of 32400 GS NOT Needed"
-- 80M ===> "0 of 32400 GS NOT Needed
-- 60M ===> "0 of 32400 GS NOT Needed
-- 40M ===> "0 of 32400 GS NOT Needed
-- 30M ===> "0 of 32400 GS NOT Needed
-- 20M ===> "125 of 32400 GS NOT Needed
-- 17M ===> "0 of 32400 GS NOT Needed
-- 15M ===> "0 of 32400 GS NOT Needed
and the same for the other higher freq bands

Where are the missing 142 (267 - 125)  Grids ?
Is this a BUG ?

Little-by-little, I am getting better at understanding
this SW. Still seeing decoded CQ's as new contacts but
seeing "B4" when I call them.

73  Dick/w7wkr

On Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 8:22 AM neil_zampella <neilz@...> wrote:


the options are located on the Enable Grid -> BANDS setting under the Tracking box, there are TWO pull down selections, The first shows how to track grids, any band or by individual band, and the next pull down will have four selections, any mode, by individual mode (JT9, JT65, FT8, FT4), any digital mode, and Any WSJT-X Mode.

If you have non-digital, and/or non-WSJT-X mode QSOs, and don't have any mode, or any digital mode selected, you may have filtered out those QSOs.

FWIW ... the JT-Alert help system is a work in-progress.  If Laurie ever finds the time from adding requested additions, or assisting users, he may be able to update that.


Neil, KN3ILZ


On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 03:05 PM, Dick Bingham wrote:

GM Neil
Thanks for the follow-up.
I just finished going thru the JTAlert "HELP" file stuff and can find
ZERO info about the "Tracking" box you mentioned.
In the Settings ===> "Wanted US States" window
- Enable Wanted State Alert checked
- All States checked
- By State Code checked
- By Individual Bands selected
- Any WSJT-X mode selected
- Band Enable and Select  all checked In settings ===> "Wanted State" window
- Enable Wanted Grid Alert checked
and the ONLY band window that has any worked grids displayed is 20-meters.
All other bands (I have many Q's in the database) have empty windows when
selected to see progress.
73 Dick/w7wkr at CN97uj
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On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 6:20 AM neil_zampella <neilz@...> wrote:

What do you have set in the TRACKING box?   Any digital mode?  Any mode?   There are a few options that may be filtering out those grids.


Neil, KN3ILZ

On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 02:44 AM, Dick Bingham wrote:

Hello Pete
I performed a "Sync LotW QSOs" and "Sync LotW QSLs"
accessed via the DXKeeper QSL-tab ===> LotW Operations
section of the SW AND then rebuilt the Alert Database.
After completing these tasks I see a message in the 
20-meter Grids Wanted section of 125 Grids NOT needed.
ALL of the other bands indicate EMPTY screens for Grids.
Puzzling to say the least! Also, way too many CQing stations
are highlighted as Wanted states even though I've already
worked them on the band in use. Again - puzzling.
73 and thanks for the reply.
Dick/w7wkr at CN97uj

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