GridTracker, WSJT-X and Log4OM
Wow look at this world map with GridTracker! This little program integrates nicely with WSJT-X and Log4OM. It’s similar to JT Alert, but it has an awesome map.
This is my go-to companion app for WSJT-X.
GridTracker started out as a companion to WSJT-X, but has evolved and is much more than that now.
It works well with WSJT-X, JTDX and many logging programs
I am using GridTracker (GT), WSJT-X and Log4OM at home, so lets see what that looks like.
Configuring Log4OM for GridTracker
The last post I did on Log4OM enabled WSJT-X to log into Log4OM. See: WSJT-X and LOG4OM Tutorial Free and Easy!
Now we want to let Log4OM know we will be using GT for that and we need to add two lines in the UDP Inbound connections. Disable the one, WSJT_DIRECT . See picture below.
After that’s done we can start WSJT-X.
Now start WSJT-X. GT support does mention a change in WSJT-X and it’s on the Reporting tab. ”Clear DX call…” to be checked off. See below.
Installing GridTracker (GT)
See my previous post WSJT-X and LOG4OM Tutorial Free and Easy!
Go to the GridTracker webpage and download the latest version. Installing it is very simple. There hasn’t been much documentation in the past, but recently we got a pretty good set of Quick Start instructions.
Configuring GridTracker (GT)
Start up WSJT-X first, then on first startup of GridTracker (GT) see if it reads your WSJT-X configuration file. If it does, than your callsign, grid and some other things will automatically populate for you.
Things to check and/or configure if needed:
- UDP ports on the General tab.
- Logger on the Logging tab.
We want to use GT to find needed stations for awards (Grid squares and DX) and then log the contact into Log4OM.
Log4OM Config 1:38, WSJT-X Config 3:36, Install GridTracker 5:36, Configuring for grids and DX 18:20.
Always start the programs in the proper order. Log4OM, WSJT-X and finally GT.
I want to try this on Ham Radio Deluxe and dive into some other neat features. It should work just the same as with Log4OM.
What are your thoughts on GT? Let me know and please post your comments below.
Best 73, stay safe and good DX! – Rich, K0PIR