Mac Mini M1 and WSJT-X Automation With RUMLogNG

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K0PIR, Jan 11, 2022.

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  1. K0PIR

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    DX Chasing using FT8! With RUMLogNG and WSJT-X you won’t miss needed DX. It’s possible with the latest RumLogNG update and WSJT-X. I set my DX Alarms (countries, grids, continents I need) and when they show up in DX Spots, the software starts the transmission automatically.

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    Full post with extra video, “Add QSO Data”.

    Rich, KØPIR
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2022
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  2. 2E0TWD

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    Nice Video and setup Rich, I was struck by how colourful it all was, lol. It is a shame that Ham software for Mac’s is so limited. Without being rude Rich, I found all the pop ups with your website link and the Subscribe info very off putting, great information though thanks.
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  3. K0PIR

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    It's nice to hear from you and thank you for the input. Yeah, I wish there was more for the MacOS and for Linux. I'll have to check out the pop-ups, maybe I added one or two extra. o_O Thanks again and best 73!
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  4. 2E0TWD

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    No problem, thank you for understanding my point. Absolutely no malice intended. Keep up the great work your doing.
  5. AJ6LB

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    RUMlogNG always looks so promising but without automatic upload to QRZ logbook, it’s a no-go for me.
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  6. W2VIR

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    Thanks W2VIR 73
  7. AK5CT

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    Isn't this getting even closer to the 'machines talking to each other' with no human operator needed ?
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  8. VK6APK

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    Totally illegal for DXCC, under ARRL DXCC rules.
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  9. VK3BVW

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    Thanks for the video. I'm always interested in Apple OS videos as that's what I operate here in the shack. Your comments on the speedy M1 mac mini are interesting and being echoed by many others. Maybe time for me to invest!! ;)

    I agree with 2E0TWD - Way too many flashy pop-ups just getting in the way of an informative video. I don't need to be told countless times to subscribe, especially when I am ALREADY subscribed! And the channel logo pop-up is too big. The red arrow is helpful for locating stuff, but I'm not THAT blind that I need such a big arrow! It's all very distracting and unnecessary. Rather than splash some of these pop-ups across the middle of the screen, why not insert them discreetly at the bottom of the screen. You know the old saying: "Less is more!".

    Cheers and all the best for '22!
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  10. KC2IEB

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    DXCC Rule 6a: "Each contact claimed for DXCC credit must include contemporaneous direct initiation by the operator on both sides of the contact".

    If someone enjoys having a computer "chase DX" for them, then they should be free to do so as long as they're not breaking their country's laws or affecting other people's enjoyment of the hobby.

    However, looking at the DXCC rules, I would be very concerned that none of the contacts made using that setup are valid for DXCC because there's no way to tell that the contact was manual or automated. That goes for anyone K0PIR communicated with using this particular setup.

    That would be really unfortunate if someone lost their DXCC because of another operator's decision to ignore the rules.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2022

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