WSJT-X JT-ALERT Automatically Logs To HRDLog

WSJT-X JT-Alert are my two new favorites. When I got my Icom 7300, one of the first JT65 programs I installed was JT65 HF HB9HQX. It works great with the Icom 7300 and HRD. I made a video clip you can see here.

Later I wanted to try WSPR mode and I found a simple program to use, WSJT-X. It does JT65 and JT9 too. I had a lot of fun using it and it even works on my Raspberry Pi 3. I made a short clip using it on the Raspberry Pi and you can see it here.

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WSJT-X JT-ALERT

So here’s the rub, I like WSJT-X and using JT65 and JT9, but I don’t like the logging. I have to import my log from that program into HRDLog. I just purchased the latest version of Ham Radio Deluxe and I really would like to use the logbook without having to import QSO’s.

That’s where JT-Alert comes in. JT-Alert will take my QSO’s from WSJT-X and put them into HRDLog automatically. How cool is that? Not only that, but JT-Alert has some other great functions too. Like alerts! HELLO!!! It actually speaks to me when a station I want comes on the air. And hold on, because it does much more!

WSJT-X Install

Before installing the WSJT-X program, download and install a time keeper. Correct computer time is essential (no way around it) when using these modes. I use NetTime and you can download it here.

After you have NetTime, download and install WSJT-X from here. It’s a simple install, do this first.

JT-Alert Install And Setup

Go to HamApps.com. You’ll get the JT-Alert program and two additional support files. There’s the callsign database and sounds.

2.8.7 Install Instructions for first JT-Alert install.

  • Download HamApps_JTAlert_2.8.7_Setup.exe
  • Run HamApps_JTAlert_2.8.7_Setup.exe to install
  • Install the Sound and Database files
  • Start JTAlert

NOTE: If you are using HRD, have it open and running before starting WSJT-X and JT-Alert.

For setting things up, watch this:

 

Here is an excellent source for changing the Wide Graph in WSJT-X. I’ve used it and it has been very helpful. WSJT-X User Guide.

If you have any questions or comments, please make them below. Thanks for watching and best 73 and good DX.

Comments

  1. Hi Rich,

    Larry here, K7LRB. I seem to be having trouble getting JT Alert to install on my raspberry pi. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks and 73,
    de Larry

    1. Hi Rich

      Thank you so much for your guide, my WSJT-X JT Alert wasn’t connecting properly for some days now, uninstalled both programs and re-installed following your guide.

      Working now

      73
      Stephen
      ZS6SKY

      1. Author

        Hi Stephen,

        Nice to hear from you and thank you for leaving a comment. I’m happy it helped. WSJT-X is becoming one of my favorites and it is fun to play with. Take care Happy belated Thanksgiving and best 73 – Rich, K0PIR

  2. Hi there,

    instaled GRD Wsjt-x and JTalert …everthong is working ok… also transfer qso infos in HRD except for the name of QSO corispondent…. it doesn’t pick it up.. in wsjt-x qso log window …..the name field remain blank…. I went fer tomes across setups and setting and I have ll the same seting as my friend bit on his program it works fine….please where to lok or set that the proghram will fill the name of qso operator in qsl window….. thank MIKe

    1. Author

      Hi Mike,

      Nice to hear from you. I experience the same when the log prompt comes up in WSJT-X, the name is missing. When it gets logged into HRD the name appears.

      In JTAlert, check here: Setting>Web Services>Online MXL Callbook. Choose one of two, HamQTH.com or QRZ.com.

      Does that fix it?

    1. Author

      Hi Mike,

      Thank you for commenting. I’ll have to try that, nice to know. Thanks and 73.m- Rich, K0PIR

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