I've been using FT8 for a couple of weeks now, with fairly good results. Using a manual tuner and a long wire I've been able to work Asia, South America and Australia from my California QTH. However, tonight I am not able to connect even with strong stations. My computer clock is correct, as per the Time.Is site. Checking with PSK Reporter shows that a few stations are hearing me, but not nearly as many as on previous days at the same time. Tonight I noticed there is about a seven second delay until my rig puts out a signal in transmit mode. When the WSJT-X screen shows transmit, my Icom 7200 immediately shows TX in the display & the fan comes on, but when I look at the forward power needle on my manual tuner, there is about a seven second delay until the actual signal transmits. Thinking there might be a problem with the Icom 7200, I reset it for voice/microphone operation, and there was no delay using SSB via the microphone. Checking the WSJT-X guide, it mentions a "TX Delay" setting that is in the advanced settings guide. Mine is set to the .2 default; switching it to .1 made no difference in the long seven second actual TX delay, so I put it back on the .2 default. Any suggestions? Thanks for reading & 73 from Leigh/KM6JE.