FT8 decoding then not decoding

Discussion in 'On-Air Operations - Q&A' started by G0PCF, Nov 3, 2017.

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  1. G0PCF

    G0PCF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have been using FT8 since 17 September. It stopped decoding after 12 days then started again after another 4 days. This has happened several times since. Nothing in my setup has changed and JT65 has decoded consistently. Has anyone had the same problem and any idea of a solution? Bruce G0PCF
  2. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Your PC's clock drifted, needs to be within +/- half second of UTC :00 seconds.
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  3. KB2SMS

    KB2SMS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use Dimension 4 to keep my laptop accurate.
  4. G0PCF

    G0PCF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Many thanks for advice.
    I have had Dimension 4 on my laptop since I started with JT65 and later FT8. I have now updated my computer's time settings to Internet Time with success. Downside is I think I will have to do this whenever I operate.
  5. KB2SMS

    KB2SMS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Check your Dimension 4 settings, I never have to worry about my time being right. I just quickly look at the last time it synced and it's pretty close to the current time usually.
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  6. G0PCF

    G0PCF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I thought that Dimension 4 had been installed but find that it was not installed after all!! Now installed and all OK.
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  7. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    You should just be able to make a shortcut and click on it to sync and update your system clock.

    Or set the RTC update task to run sooner.

    Have Fun.

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