New app for Linux users: wsjtx_to_n3fjp

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Software' started by W3DJS, May 29, 2019.

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  1. W3DJS

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    While Windows PC users can use JTAlert to act as a conduit between WSJT-X and N3FJP logging software, there has existed no such solution for Linux users...until now!

    I am pleased to announce that I have created a utility (in Python), aptly named wsjtx_to_n3fjp and it may be found on GitHub here:

    If you find this software useful, I would appreciate it if you sent me a QSL card. (I love getting those.)



  2. NK7Z

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    How are you running N3FJP software under Linux? Wine? I have been looking for a way out of Windows for years, and the only application holding me there is N3FJP... :)
  3. W3DJS

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    Hi Dave,

    Before I answer your question, please understand that wsjtx_to_n3fjp does not require N3FJP to run under Linux. wsjtx_to_n3fjp communicates over the network, so N3FJP can be running on a separate Windows laptop or desktop computer, or even within a virtualized Windows environment, such as VMware or VirtualBox can provide under Linux.

    That said, I am personally running N3FJP under WINE. I had to install some additional software, mainly DotNet, but it works well for me once I figured it all out.

    See this screen capture of N3FJP running under WINE on Ubuntu Linux:



  4. W7UUU

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    Nicely done, Dave :)

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  5. NK7Z

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    Wow... Very well implemented sir!!! I never even thought of using the net as a transit medium... Now that I know it works, I will start moving that direction!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  6. NK7Z

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    Will this be showing up in the repositories?
  7. W3DJS

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    It is in a repository -- GitHub! :)
  8. AA5KD

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    I have not been able to get wsjtx_to_n3fjp working. I am running N3FJP on my laptop and running VNC on the same laptop logged into my raspberry pi running wsjt-x. This is my config file:
    county = OK
    operator = AA5KD
    name = Duane Angles
    initials = da
    # Contest Field
    # FD = Field Day, RTTY = RTTY Roundup
    # <BLANK> = No contest
    contest =
    class =
    section =
    N3FJP_HOST =
    N3FJP_PORT = 1100
    WSJT_X_PORT = 2333

    I have tried changing the HOST to IP addresses of the laptop and the raspberry pi and still nothing.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2020
  9. K1SMD

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    This software it looking to read the ADIF broadcast, by default thats not leaving the pi so easiest fix is run this software on the pi and change the N3FJP_HOST (and probably need to open the N3FJP_PORT in the firewall on the laptop I'm assuming it's running on). Alternatively you can change wsjtx to send the broadcasts so your laptop gets them.

    You can get N3FJP running on a pi under a couple layers of emulation it's not fast but the app is not resource intensive either the "easy" method requires commercial software.

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