6-6-2017

Well, the first video from this morning was a disaster… I tried a msk144 QSO with Zin, N7CZ EM69 but had not copied the exchange when Paul N1BUG FN55 broke in and let me know he was getting scatter information from Zin. I said please try and make the contact knowing this would be a new grid and state for Zin. Later I found out the they completed the contact, congratulations.

I went up to 205 and had a SSB QSO with Don, KD8JQ EN91. He mentioned I was not my usual strength. This reminded me about issues I was having looking at my relative power output on SSB vs CW. I decided to see what was going on. All modes enter my TS2000 through the microphone connector. They all need to exit the computer with the same strength. I send Michrophone Audio, Voice Keyer Audio, WSJTX Audio and FLDIGI CW Audio o the TS2000. The levels had all changed….. but… the stetting looked the same to me. Do I readjust my audio levels? No….. They were working fine lately so perhaps a reboot was in order…………..

After the reboot I started up all the software needed to remote the station,

SER2NET (allows me to control serial ports)

Relay Controller (at my local computer. I power up the TS2000, Rotors, Linrad RX, and throw the switch selecting audio to be sent from IP-Sound)

IP-Sound (sends 2 way audio)

3 PSTrotatot programs in FN01. (Top, West, East)

Amplifier Relay (powers the amplifiers)

Left Ear/ Right Ear relay (this is how I direct antennas ans amplifiers between ears)

Voice Keyer

WSJT-X

FLDIGI (CW to the TS2000)

FLRIG (controls TS2000 functions)

***ERROR***ERROR***ERROR***

Now the big problem: Starting the FLRIG software keys my master footswitch keying sequencer.

Never did that before!

After much thought……… smoke……. try rebooting again………

Go through the same steps as above only this time I happened to start my Left Ear/ Right Ear software before the PSTRotator programs. When I got to the FLRIG program, it came on and worked without sending the station to transmit………..

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Now back to the Audio level problem (why I rebooted the first time)

All AUDIO LEVELS did not need adjusting….. So I was correct when I decided not to touch the adjusting sliders and reboot…….. I think!!!!!!!

 

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Now back on the radio and second YOU TUBE STREAM and make some noise!

 

 

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