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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Great write up on a great combination. Only tip I would give is that if you have an IC-7610 like I have (using the same software combination), Wfview can handle the CAT and audio connection to it through the Network port. Eliminates the need for VSPE although you still need VAC. At least in my case, eliminating the need for USB cables for CAT/Audio connections led to a much quieter noise level. Keep the content coming Rich !
Nice to hear from you and thank you for commenting here. Great idea Don.
I did connect with my 7610 at home in Pierre and could not get the TX audio to work. I am sure it is a user error.
I am about to head out for Florida next month and will be at Hamcation. Inam in Cullman, Al right now. Between now and then I’ll have a chance to use it remotely with my 7610. Thanks for the info, your input adds value to the website and it will help others as well. Good luck and HNY! 73 and good DX! De KØPIR
All of the WSJT, WSPR, etc. links appear to be broken. I found the most recent WSJT-X download on SourceForge – https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/
Maybe it’s on my end, but I got nothing but 404 errors from Princeton. Maybe Joe doesn’t host them there anymore ?
Good to hear from you and thank you for the info. It’s working again. Maybe I should switch those to Sourceforge because Princetin was down last week too. Maybe too many of us Hams 😆
GL and HNY 73 and good DX! de KØPIR