18 Aug 2018

6m FT8 and PSKreporter maps issues?

Since before breakfast I have been on 6m FT8 (RX and briefly TX) but nothing appears on PSKreporter. At first I suspected my internet connection but everything else seems fine. I even disconnected and reconnected yet still nothing. I stopped and restarted WSJT-X. I have spotted EA7 and I so I know 6m FT8 is good. Anyone else having issues?

UPDATE 1203z:  Up to now I was using WSJT-X V1.9 rc3. I have upgraded to the latest fully released version (v1.9.1) and all seems to be well. See comment from John below that my spots were appearing as 2m spots when I had selected 6m (50.313MHz FT8). Moral seems to be close the software and re-open if you change bands! Now getting Es spots from all over.

UPDATE 1424z: Everything is working now. My brief CQ calls (2.5W to the V2000 vertical omni) were copied widely in southern Europe and I worked several Balkan stations. A call to S01WS was not received, sadly.


John, EI7GL said...

11:02am. Hi Roger, it's working fine here for my 10m FT8 spots. I checked for your call on 6m and as you said, no spots.

I had a problem like this back in July. I'm not sure if I really found the exact cause but this is what I did... https://ei7gl.blogspot.com/2018/07/no-uploads-to-psk-reporter-website.html

Roger G3XBM said...

Thanks John. I have just done this, so we'll soon see what happens!

John, EI7GL said...

11:53am. Roger, I noticed that you had spotted a EA7 call on 6m but you had him down as 2m. Maybe you were doing a search for your spots on PSK reporter on 6m so that's why they didn't appear? Use 'All Bands' to see what you spotted this morning and on that band.

Roger G3XBM said...

I had selected 6m, 50.313 FT8 but maybe the software did not recognise and thought I was still on 2m? I was using V1.9 rc3 but have now upgraded to the full release version and all now seems well. Thanks for your suggestion John. In future I shall close the software and reopen every time I change bands to be sure spots are uploaded for the right band!