Wfview Log4OM and WSJT-X with GridTracker for a Super Combo
Want to run Wfview Log4OM and WSJT-X? There are many ham radio software options out there. But, when it comes to logging and decoding FT8 signals, Log4OM and WSJT-X are very popular. Adding Wfview and Gridtracker to the software combo makes it even better.
For this article, I will be focusing on FT8 decoding and FT8 logging using GridTracker as the conduit to Log4OM.
Wfview and Log4OM
I have been using this combo for quite a while just for general logging. Then I added WSJT-X and Gridtracker because I like the GT map and it will help me log my QSO’s right into Log4OM without any complicated settings in Log4OM. I’ll show you how.
Please see my previous article for how to use Wfview and Log4OM: Checkout How Wfview and Log4OM Work Together
WSJT-X and Wfview Used For Rig Control
This is very easy to do. Just make sure in Wfview you have the Settings correct under External Control. You will want Enable Rigctrld and the port 4532 set. See screen capture below.
This is easy too. We want Wfview to control the radio, but also WSJT-X to have control too. I like to use the drop down list of frequencies in WSJT-X. So, under Radio tab, we need Hamlib NET rigctl for the Rig and we need the correct port set. That will be 127.0.0.1:4532. Let’s not forget the Audio tab with Soundcard settings and the Reporting tab. We want port 2237 for UDP requests set. See screen captures below.
GridTracker Does the Logging to Log4OM
So there’s no need to add any complicated settings to Log4OM for logging if we use GridTracker. WSJT-X with it’s UDP enabled, will be able to communicate with GridTracker and GridTracker will send QSO’s to Log4OM.
Super Combo Video
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