GridTracker, WSJT-X and Log4OM

K0PIR

I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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Buddy
3 years ago

Thanks for this article. I installed GT on my computer months ago but never used it and this really helps.

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Frank
2 years ago

Hi Rich,
Your website and YouTube channel are absolutely fantastic, and you have such patience with us rookies! Can’t thank you enough!
I’m using Log4OM2, WSJT-X, and GridTracker, and it’s a great combo, except I can’t get the Log4OM cluster and band map to work. Cluster always shows disconnected, and nothing on the band map. I’d appreciate any thoughts.
Thanks again, buddy!
73s!
Frank, K2PF

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K2PF
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Frank
2 years ago
Reply to  K0PIR

Hi Rich,
Thank you so much for all your help! Forgive me, but where do I add pi.k0pir and port 7300? Do I add this to the Connections, UDP Inbound? And what should I name it if so?
Again, so sorry, but want to make sure I get it right. By the way, I was able to get the Super Cluster to open by simply clicking on the icon on the upper right of Log4OM.
Thanks again!
73!
Frank, K2PF

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K2PF
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Frank
2 years ago
Reply to  K0PIR

Hi Rich,

That worked! Thanks buddy. It appears that pi.k0pir.us is the primary, as there is a [PRI] and [U] in front of on the bottom active servers list, and a [U] in front of it in the known servers list. Is that okay? Thanks again! You are such a great help.
73!
Frank, K2PF

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K2PF
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Frank
2 years ago

Hi Rich,
Frank, K2PF, again. I noticed that when in WSJT-X, mode FT8, if I keep my transmit and receive frequencies on the WSJT-X wide graph very close to each other, the FTDX10 stays locked on frequency, but if I lower my transmit even a few hz below receive frequency on the WSJT-X wide graph then the FTDX10 will transmit 500khz less than its locked frequency. If I raise transmit frequency above lets say around 50hz to 200hz or more than the receive frequency on WSJT-X wide graph, then the FTDX10 will go 500khz above its locked frequency. For instance, if I’m in 20M band, mode FT8 in WSJT-X, the Yaesu FTDX10 goes up or down 500khz from its locked frequency. 14.074.000 goes to either 14.074.500 or 14.073.500, even sometimes to 14.074.055. Its almost like an offset. But, if I keep my transmit and receive frequencies in WSJT-X the same, then the frequency stays locked on the FTDX10. Am I missing something? Thanks so much again, for your great website and YouTube channel!
73!
Frank, K2PF

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K2PF
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Frank
2 years ago
Reply to  K0PIR

Hi Rich,
Thanks so much again for all your help! Yes, in WSJT-X, under Split Operation, I have Fake It checked. Should I try Rig, or leave Fake It checked? Also, in OmniRig, I downloaded and installed the ini for the FTDX10; should I leave Poll int., ms at 100, and Timeout, ms at 100? (I have to set RTS and DTR both at High.)
Thanks buddy!
73!
Frank, K2PF

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K2PF
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JONGHO, CHA
2 years ago

Nice to meet you!

Gridtracker & JTAlert also using same IP address & port.
I want using those two software at the same time, but the Grid tracker waiting for message
.
My executing sequence is,

  1. WSJT-X
  2. JTAlert
  3. Log4OM2
  4. GridTracker

How can I repair this problem?
Please give some advice.

Thanks.

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HL1QVH
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Lance
2 years ago

I set up as described with my Yaesu FT-991 and the software plays together nicely. I have one big issue though – when I test transmit, my radio switches to RTTY-USB from the previous setting of DATA-USB. Also, when I re-select FT8 on the WSJT-X mode setting, the radio switches to RTTY-USB.
Any help would be appreciated!

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KK4DX
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Dave Englund
2 years ago

GridTracker shows a few other stations connecting with each other. But there’s a lot more activity going on in WSJT-X than what I’m seeing in GT. How does GT decide who to show? Is there a setting to see more activity? Thx

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k0noc
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Christian Kuhtz
4 months ago

Thank you for publishing this. Super helpful.

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AK7VV
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Patrick
3 months ago

Hi Old Chaps,
Just sayin’. Yes.It’s possible to link Log4OM, WSJT-X, Gridtracker AND HRD Logbook.
CU Soon if any interest.
73 P.

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HB9HFJ
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Patrick
3 months ago
Reply to  K0PIR

Hi Rich,
Enjoy your new PC.
In my case, have a look below in my chronology:

  1. Launch HRD to control the TX
  2. Launch WSJT-X configured to receive Radio data from HRD.
  3. Launch HRD LogBook to capture events coming from WSJT-X in the HRD Alert window.
  4. Launch GridTracker. It will forward data to Log4OM database.
  5. Launch Log4OM.

Of course, everything work thanks to the correct Local IP + Ports. You know that ;o)

To only play with Log4OM, a good way is to use OMNI-RIG2 to control the TX and manipulate a cluster to rapidily set the frequency of TX by double-click of a desired station from the list of the cluster window,

Good luck, have fun with our hobby!
73 Patrick HB9HFJ

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HB9HFJ
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Frank
24 days ago

Hi Rich, it’s been a while, but everything has been working great (THANKS TO YOU!) with Log4OM2.until I recently upgraded to Log4OM 2.32.1.0. Since I went from version 2.31 to the newest, 2.32.1.0, I can’t get my Log4OM, WSJT-X, and GridTracker to work, that is I don’t get the WSJT-X waterfall and don’t get any GridTracker Call Roster entries, so seems like there’s no communication between them. All my settings on my Yaesu FTDX-10 are as before. Checked and still using OmniRig 1.20. I’ve been beating my brains and can’t seem to find a solution. I’d sure appreciate your help. Thanks so much for all your previous help, too. Blessings. Frank, K2PF.

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K2PF
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Frank
24 days ago
Reply to  K0PIR

HI Rich, already done that. Looks like there’s communication because I get the Receive bands on GT (upper right of screen) and when I do a tune on WSJT-X I’m also getting communication with my FTDX-10. I reinstalled the ini.file for Omnirig for the FTDX-10 also just to make sure, but still no GT Call Roster entries or WSJT-X waterfall. COM8 port still the port. I thought at first it was the recent sunspot activity, but seems it’s at my end. When I switch bands on WSJT-X it switches normally on my FTDX-10, so there’s communication there, too. Just not getting the problem. Thanks so much for any help.
73s. Frank, K2PF

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K2PF
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Frank
19 days ago
Reply to  K0PIR

Hi Rich, I surely do appreciate all your help. Turns out it was a MicroSoft update issue, so I had to restore my PC Windows 11 back six months ago from a Windows Image Backup, which restored everything back to normal. Of course, I had some software updates, but everything seems good now. Again, thank you SO much for your wonderful website and YouTube channel; can’t tell you how many times I refer to your helpful sites. Blessings. 73s!
Frank, K2PF.

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K2PF
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