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locked Re: sound card error message

Laurie, VK3AMA
 

On 21/09/2020 9:58 am, Tom WA9WSJ via groups.io wrote:
I only have one sound card in my computer and I'm not using the programs alerts sounds but I keep getting an error message that one sound card is designated for both uses and that all alerts have been stopped.

I've looked at the "sound" selection in jtalert to try to unpick my computer card but it's the only selection in the drop down window. No other option is there.

What can I do to unpick it so it will stop the error message?

I've looked in the help files but there's either nothing there or I've missed it.

thanks!


Tom
You previously asked this same question back in December 2019.

See my response here https://hamapps.groups.io/g/Support/message/26856

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked sound card error message

Tom WA9WSJ
 

Hello Gents,

I only have one sound card in my computer and I'm not using the programs alerts sounds but I keep getting an error message that one sound card is designated for both uses and that all alerts have been stopped.

I've looked at the "sound" selection in jtalert to try to unpick my computer card but it's the only selection in the drop down window. No other option is there.

What can I do to unpick it so it will stop the error message?

I've looked in the help files but there's either nothing there or I've missed it.

thanks!


Tom


locked Re: System monitor tray icon

TomK
 

   “I found exactly what I was looking for in a freeware program called ‘MemInfo’.”

 

Thanks for sharing the memory loading system-tray utility you found.

Seems like it might be of interest to some users. I’ll check it out as well.

KT1TK TomK 73

 

From: Support@HamApps.groups.io <Support@HamApps.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike N8FRI
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:42 AM
To: Support@HamApps.groups.io
Subject: Re: [HamApps] System monitor tray icon

 

Task manager is fine but takes a few mouse clicks to get to the usage information.  I found exactly what I was looking for in a freeware program called "MemInfo".
I want to be able to right click a tray icon and be able to see all present programs running and the memory utilized by each.  It also features a bar graph with total memory percentage being used.  Very nice for a quick check while running JTDX/JTAlert.
Thanks, Mike N8FRI


locked Re: System monitor tray icon

Mike N8FRI
 

Task manager is fine but takes a few mouse clicks to get to the usage information.  I found exactly what I was looking for in a freeware program called "MemInfo".
I want to be able to right click a tray icon and be able to see all present programs running and the memory utilized by each.  It also features a bar graph with total memory percentage being used.  Very nice for a quick check while running JTDX/JTAlert.
Thanks, Mike N8FRI


locked Re: System monitor tray icon

TomK
 

Not too long ago someone in this group suggested a freeware system resource monitor that included a tray icon

A 3rd party apps would indeed be needed but is typically limited to a single metric.  Memory? CPU? Disk? Network?

But if you really want detailed info to debug app issues … How about good old Windows Task Manager?

For a more graphical display, there is always Windows Resource Monitor.

They are what’s really needed to diagnose issues with specific apps.

In the case of my HEAVILY loaded system, a brute force singular sys-tray metric would be useless. I run at max all the time 😉

 

To find them, just type in their app names in your Windows search box (next to Windows icon - bottom left)

When Windows displays the app in its search results, right-click it then [Add to Taskbar].

I have both there. A quick click now and then tells me everything.

 

TomK ~ KT1TK ~ 73

 

From: Support@HamApps.groups.io <Support@HamApps.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marion D. Kitchens
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:43 PM
To: Support@HamApps.groups.io
Subject: Re: [HamApps] System monitor tray icon

 

Look for something called TrayStatus  -- I think.  That is what it is called after installation on my computer.

 

On Tue, 15 Sep 2020 17:03:57 -0700 "Mike N8FRI" <mmhorn@...> writes:

Not too long ago someone in this group suggested a freeware system resource monitor that included a tray icon to track program memory usage.
I lost that program and cannot remember its name.  Can anyone refresh my memory?
Mike N8FRI

 


locked Re: Off topic? - Does anyone have JTAlert working with GridTracker?

TomK
 

Re Q on screen constraints when running more than 1-2 apps on a PC  such as WSJT+JT+GD.

 

Sorry if you know this. If you do, it might help others.

Secrets to switching windows in Windows

 

Switching windows in Windows is the raison d’etre of Windows 😊

Fundamental truth: You can only “show” a few app screens on a monitor.

That is not a problem. It is the basis of MS Windows and later OS.

I run 10+ windows at once all on 1 PC using 1 screen.  Often even more.

I can’t show them all  at once  - it’s just not possible nor is it expected!

When you run multiple windows, you typically only show 1 or 2.  

All the rest are still running – just in Background!

 

There are 3 common methods to switch among your windows.

 

Option #1 (Slowest, Simplest):  The Taskbar

When running multiple windows, they all appear on the taskbar as highlighted icons.

Clicking one whose window is not currently showing on the screen then shows it.

Tres simple. But a bit slow and requires one’s eyes to scan the taskbar.

Above capture is just of the bottom of my scree that is filled with apps running.

You can just barely see the blue highlight bar under the apps I am currently running.  Clicking any one brings it window to the foreground.

Caveat: If an app is NOT running and you click its icon, Windows naturally runs that app.  No biggie. Just close it.

 

Option #2 (Fast, Easy, Powerful): All Screens Preview

It surprises me how my Windows users do not know about and/or do not use the All Windows Preview.

The secret to efficient and proper use of multiple windows is ALT+TAB !

ALT+TAB is your friend and a fundamental part of Windows operation.

Above is the All Windows Preview showing the apps running on an average system window load on my system.

 

To use the Window Preview screen:

Pres & Hold the ALT-key.  While keeping ALT pressed, press TAB once and let go, while still holding ALT.

The All Windows preview screen above is shown and remains up as long as you hold ALT.  

The current window you were in is highlighted with a border.

The border indicates the window to switch to when you release the ALT key.

Since the last window you were in was highlighted, releasing ALT does nothing as it just returns to it.

 

Here's the good part where it does something for you:

Whilst holding ALT, each additional press of TAB moves the selection to the next window.

When you release ALT, you are switched the window that was selected with the last TAB press.

 

This is WICKED FAST!  It has become totally second nature.  I use it without thinking.

 

Option #3 (Fastest with less options): Overlapping windows

This is another obvious trick. It uses stacking windows with their edges showing.

So when looking at one window, you see the edge of another just under it.

Simply touching the edge of the buried window pops it to foreground - Instantly

The trick is to move the higher window slightly above and slightly right of the one under it.

This way you always have an edge to click on which instantly brings it to the fore.

 

For example:

I can squeeze WSJT + JTALert + JT-Decodes Windows on same screen.

In the above screen capture I was running WSJT + AJTAlert + GD all at once + many other app windows not seen.

All you see, though, is WSJT, JT-Alert below it, WSJT waterfall top right, JTAs Decode screen under waterfall.

But also note GD’s Decode screen just under JT’s Decodes screen. Sticking out to the left like a slip that’s showing.

 

To INSTANTLY see GT Decodes, I just click its left edge peeking out from under the left edge of the JT Decodes window.

 

I use ALT+TAB 95% of the time but for special cases like GT/JT Decode windows above, I might use edge-clicking!

 

Please note: The above examples are for MY scenario. Having been in the PC game since we created it, I have collected

and run an obscene  number of apps. AI, coding, photo, video, audio production, email, QRZ.com, QRZCQ.com, ad nauseam.

Anyone running lesser scenarios will have less apps to wade through and garner an even greater benefit.

 

Hope that helped.

TomK ~ KT1TK ~ 73

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Support@HamApps.groups.io <Support@HamApps.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Cooper
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:06 PM
To: Tom Melvin <tom@...>; Support@HamApps.groups.io
Subject: Re: [HamApps] Off topic? - Does anyone have JTAlert working with GridTracker?

 

On 16 Sep 2020 at 18:11, Tom Melvin wrote:

 

> Set WSJT-X to use Multi-cast address  (e.g. 239.255.0.0), JTA will

> pick that up automatically, set GT to use same address

> ThatTMs it - all will just work.

 

will it work if GridTracker is on a different PC

on the same local network?   No room on my FT8

pc screen to add GT !

 

w2jc

 

 

 

 

 

 


locked Re: Click on spots

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 19/09/2020 1:37 am, Neil wrote:

Every time Windoze does an update it messes up settings. In JT Alert (GREAT program) I used to be able to click on a call sign in a JT Alert window and have it populate  "Generate Std Messages" in WSJT-X. It does not do that now. I have searched the messages in JT Alert and not found an answer. Any clues?
TNX

Neil   N4FN


Do you have the "Accept UDP requests" checkbox ticked for the UDP Server under the Reporting tab of the WSJTX Settings?



A number of users have experienced problems when using "127.0.0.1" for the Server address that was resolved by changing to using a multicast address like "239.255.0.0", try changing that.

de Laurie VK3AMA



locked Click on spots

Neil <n4fn.neil@...>
 

Every time Windoze does an update it messes up settings. In JT Alert (GREAT program) I used to be able to click on a call sign in a JT Alert window and have it populate  "Generate Std Messages" in WSJT-X. It does not do that now. I have searched the messages in JT Alert and not found an answer. Any clues?
TNX

Neil   N4FN


locked Re: Ignored Call Signs/Automatically Clear on Startup?

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 18/09/2020 8:58 am, commercialpilot01@... wrote:
Yes, that's a better/more comprehensive solution.  More work, too.  I'll look forward to it.

W0KDT

Check you email. A new JTAlert build has been sent for you to test.

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: Ignored Call Signs/Automatically Clear on Startup?

commercialpilot01@...
 

Yes, that's a better/more comprehensive solution.  More work, too.  I'll look forward to it.

W0KDT


locked Re: Ignored Call Signs/Automatically Clear on Startup?

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 18/09/2020 7:32 am, commercialpilot01@... wrote:

I am using WSJT with 100 watts and a wire antenna from Minnesota, USA.  I often leave the radio on with your app kindly flagging DX for me while I work on other things; I am very near DXCC, thanks to you.

But often I have situations where I can hear a station but repeated calls to the station tell me that he cannot hear me.  I use the "ignore" to suppress announcements of these stations.  Each session, then, I manually clear the ignored stations and start with a blank list.  I have no idea whether this is a common use of the function or not.

So ... :-) now comes the feature request:  A check box saying "Clear Ignore List on Startup."

Thanks for considering this.

OM (Name? Callsign?)

IMO, a better option than clearing the Ignored List at startup is to have an additional temporary (session only) ignored list. This way you can maintain a list of permanently ignored callsigns while have the flexibility of ignoring a callsign for your current JTAlert session.

This temporary ignored list will be available with the next public release of JTAlert.

de Laurie VK3AMA



locked Ignored Call Signs/Automatically Clear on Startup?

commercialpilot01@...
 

Hello, Laurie.  Thank you for a very well thought out and well implemented tool.  I looked for a place to make a financial contribution but found nothing?  Is there a place?

I am using WSJT with 100 watts and a wire antenna from Minnesota, USA.  I often leave the radio on with your app kindly flagging DX for me while I work on other things; I am very near DXCC, thanks to you.

But often I have situations where I can hear a station but repeated calls to the station tell me that he cannot hear me.  I use the "ignore" to suppress announcements of these stations.  Each session, then, I manually clear the ignored stations and start with a blank list.  I have no idea whether this is a common use of the function or not.

So ... :-) now comes the feature request:  A check box saying "Clear Ignore List on Startup."

Thanks for considering this.


locked Re: Off topic? - Does anyone have JTAlert working with GridTracker?

Charlie Hoffman
 

If both computers are on the same network then you can run GT on a second PC.
That's what I'm doing here because my laptop only has one HDMI output and I like
a third screen for GT.


locked Re: double-click in JTAlert not working #FT8

John Laraby
 

On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 03:29 PM, HamApps Support (VK3AMA) wrote:
Ray thank you for posting that. I was having the same problem and changing to 239.255.0.0 from 127.0.0.1 fixed it.

John WA4ELK


locked Re: Off topic? - Does anyone have JTAlert working with GridTracker?

Tom Melvin
 

I run it all on same PC  have a really cheap 2nd monitor - usually logged into KST but when playing with GT use that.

No idea about using on different PC’s - see link Laurie posted for pretty pictures etc for the setup.

Tom

--
73

Tom
GM8MJV (IO85)





On 16 Sep 2020, at 20:34, Jim Cooper <JTalert@...> wrote:

On 16 Sep 2020 at 12:07, Dev Null wrote:

Why not just add another monitor? Many of us here have three or
more...

maybe the cheap pc being used doesn't have another video
output ...  or the cpu power to run it ...










locked Re: Off topic? - Does anyone have JTAlert working with GridTracker?

Jim Cooper
 

On 16 Sep 2020 at 12:07, Dev Null wrote:

Why not just add another monitor? Many of us here have three or
more...
maybe the cheap pc being used doesn't have another video
output ... or the cpu power to run it ...


locked Re: Off topic? - Does anyone have JTAlert working with GridTracker?

Dev Null
 

Why not just add another monitor? Many of us here have three or more...


locked Re: Off topic? - Does anyone have JTAlert working with GridTracker?

Jim Cooper
 

On 16 Sep 2020 at 18:11, Tom Melvin wrote:

Set WSJT-X to use Multi-cast address (e.g. 239.255.0.0), JTA will
pick that up automatically, set GT to use same address

ThatTMs it - all will just work.
will it work if GridTracker is on a different PC
on the same local network? No room on my FT8
pc screen to add GT !

w2jc


locked Re: Decodes window and chrome remote desktop - RESOLVED

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

This issue with Chrome Remote Desktop has been resolved.
The fix will be in the next JTAlert public release (2.16.14)

de Laurie VK3AMA


locked Re: Off topic? - Does anyone have JTAlert working with GridTracker?

HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
 

On 16/09/2020 11:39 pm, cqk2rma@... wrote:
If so, can you provide the necessary configuration settings to JTA and GridTracker?

For what it's worth, this is the first time I am trying out GridTracker. I love JTA, but want to see if running both programs brings me any more joy.

Roy K2RMA

see this post by KT1TK  https://hamapps.groups.io/g/Support/message/31409

de Laurie VK3AMA