Re: [wsjtgroup] wsjt
- To Art, K8FA:
welcome back - new version 4.1.1 download available from Joe at:
http://pulsar.princeton.edu/~joe/K1JT/. Has a new mode JT65 replacing JT44 with several db advantage. Also there is a "Random hour" most Saturdays in the am with good activity.
Check into the PJ central chat at http://www.pingjockey.net/cgi-bin/pingtalk any morning or evening and set up your skeds.
73, Jay - K2OVS
- Is there any advantage to having elevation control for MS work?
If so how much?
Any thoughts or advice on 6 and 2 meter antennas prefered.
I have a 28 element m2 for 432. would like to put all on the same
Here at Pine, Idaho I'm In a valley 4300 feet with mountains around
except to the SE. They go up to 7700 feet.
Thanks, Dave KG7CN
- Dave: I just wanted to say that your post was RIGHT ON!! Thanks for
The biggest hang up I have with WSJT MS is the lack of teaching tools
available to learn the fine points of this mode.
The software is easy to set up and get working, but to get the most of
the modes available will probably take a lifetime of trial and error.
Someone made the suggestion of a power point or web based teaching aid.
I know it would take some time for someone to create, but it sure would
Just getting my feet wet in WSJT. (Joe et all, thanks for all the hard
work and dedication to this hobby and the software!!)
MessageDear Group,Some times the best teacher is experience. Experience has taught me well over the years. Sure I make mistakes, but so far no one has cut my head off for it.With WSJT it was more of a "install it" and let's see what it does experience. After about the first 10 contacts on JT65A, I finally got the message sequencedown so that I didn't mess the other guy up in knowing what I had received. In WSJT the message sequence is critical in keeping the other station informedon what you receeived and where things stand in the QSO. I am sure that I had some of the other guys wondreing what I was doing, but they hung in therewith me until I got all the information across. The finer issues with the software will be learned over time using it. I still don't know it ALL, but I know enoughto keep making contacts. I am still trying to learn the finer points of digging the weak ones out of the DUST. (DUST is what I call those little white specs onthe Spectrum Display) I still get fooled sometimes but more often than not, I find a signal in there. A lot of the other operators on this mode through thiswebsite and through emails with them have helped me with these finer points. As you get more familiar with the operation of this program you will also becomemore familiar with and to the group you operate. This will usually make you less aprehensive to ask a question about how something works or what aparticular function of the WSJT program does. These answers have provided me with a better teaching tool than anything else. So, guys, To me a teachingvideo may be good to get some folks going, but it won't be a replacement for the experience of doing it. When Joe put out the tutorial with the signals onwave files, That helped some get going and it gave you some experience in listening for the signal and what it sounded like. But installing the softwareand putting your radio on 14.076 and hooking the antenna connector up to whatever you have for a antenna will do the same thing and it will be LIVE.Then don your radio experimenters hat and go for it. I used the "Bozo's Guide" to get all the buttons in the right place to start and then picked onthe first guy I saw calling CQ. That was KC2QII who himself was an experimenter of Software Defined Radios. From there it is all history.That is my story on how I got going on this mode, and I am sticking to it.73 DaveDavid R. Hassall WA5DJJ
- David R. Hassall wrote:
> Dear Group,I'm sure many on here will know of "The Complete Bozo's Guide to HF
> Some times the best teacher is experience. Experience has taught me
> well over the years. Sure I make mistakes, but so far no one has cut my
> head off for it.
> With WSJT it was more of a "install it" and let's see what it does
> experience. After about the first 10 contacts on JT65A, I finally got
> the message sequence
> down so that I didn't mess the other guy up in knowing what I had
JT65A" by Andy (K3UK) at http://www.pe2pe.eu/images/WSJT%20on%20HF.htm
However, there have been some changes to operating practices in respect
of sending reports with a value of signal strength, so it's worth
another look. Plus, remembering that there's an option for standard
messages in either North America" (NA) or Europe (Eu) within the options
Now, if only it was possible to let those people who don't keep their PC
Clock accurately synchronised know why they make fewer contacts than
they could... :-)
- I will echo Dave's advice to get on and try.
Yes, it is a bit confusing to start, but if you make a mistake and
almost everyone does, its not the end of the world or anything.
It's just a hobby.
The guy on the other end will hopefully help you get the kinks worked
out. You can likely find someone on pingjockey who will be happy to
give you advice. If you get on in the morning or evening you are
more likely to find someone there. Midday when the meteors are less
likely to be flying and folks are at work there might not be anyone
paying attention to the message board.
The dyed in the wool meteor scatter guys always are looking to find
new stations to contact. They really want to see new guys and you
will likely experience the adventure of hearing the digital meteor
On the other hand you might not be aware but G7CNF has made a series
of youtube videos about making meteor scatter contacts using WSJT
that you can navigate to from his webpages: