A New Spin on JT Alert, HRD Logbook and WSJT-X



I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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  1. blank Tom Korevec AF4TD says:

    I originally tried HRD and didn’t like it. Next I tried DXLabs suite which does everything I could ever ask for. When I started with WSJT-X, I setup rig control using DX Commander. It wasn’t long before I dropped Commander and configured WSJT-X for my rig control. So, I settled on pretty much the same setup as you have here except I am using DXKeeper which I am totally pleased with. I also have JT-Alert configured to start everything when I click on its icon. I have been in data processing for 50 years now and I learned long ago that simpler is BETTER!

    Thanx for all the great suggestions and videos!

    • blank K0PIR says:

      Hi Tom,

      Nice to hear from you.

      I have not tried it with my DXLab DXKeeper this way yet, but I will. Thank you for mentioning it.

      The only real drawback I see with this way and HRD is it does not upload the ON AIR to HRDLog.net for me because HRD rig control is not running. Not a big deal. Anything I was tempted to do with the HRD rig control software, ie., tuner, turning off NB, NR, etc. can easily be done on the front of the radio.

      Nice to hear from you, 73 and good DX. – Rich, K0PIR

  2. blank Brad says:

    Using Win4Icom, I do not use HRD rig control and the win4icom suite has the HRD server built in. Look t the instructins for Third Party Applications for the setup. Works great. I only open the logbook.

  3. blank Roger Matschke WA9MSR says:

    Thanks Rich for your EXCELLENT video that solved my problem with HRD and WSJT sharing the same
    COM port. Now I don’t have to pull out my few remaining hairs to solve this issue. Keep up the good and very informative videos.

  4. blank Richard S. Lutz says:

    I have broken google searching for an answer but every time I log a contact using the exact setup you have it logs twice with a lot of missing information on each but different missing information. I am stumped have any thoughts ??

    • blank K0PIR says:

      Hi Richard,

      Nice to hear from you. It sounds like maybe you have JT Alert logging into HRD Logbook as well as WSJT-X logging into HRD Logbook.

      WSJT-X is able to log into HRD Logbook if you have QSO forwarding setup in HRD Logbook. In HRD Logbook have a look at Tools>Configure>QSO Forwarding.

      JT Alert will also log into HRD Logbook if you have that setup in JT Alert. Under Settings>Manage Settings>Logging.

      Could you have both of those doing the logging?

      For the information pulled into HRD Logbook I use QRZ.com for the Callsign Lookup, but there are other options. In HRD Logbook have a look at Tools>Configure>Callsign Lookup.

      Rich, K0PIR

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