I'm an old hat at FT8. Using this new software has exciting potential and i look forward to using it more. My current setup (below) is straightforward and has always worked well with digital in the past:
VARA HF 4.6.7
EFHW / 20W
Win 11 / LG-Gram
My new first try on air with this - successfully sent message to another station and also received unsolicited message back from a second station... So, all seems well, so far.
Before calling it a success and shutting it down, I decided to do a broadcast which 'started'... but abruptly failed/paused. Did it transmit entire message (?) - i'm not sure. The transmitter keyed and started a TX, but audio stopped after couple seconds. Rig stayed keyed for ~20 seconds with no further audio transmition, then (built-in watchdog timer) shut it down, for safety reasons. VaAC was 'stuck' with displaying busy (frequency was clear) and unusable, until shut down and restarted...
Thanks Lyn & oe3fqu for all the feedback - RF ok...
Irad, thx for notification of new release!
Confirmed this is now working with new version 6.3.3
Tnx! ...I'Il continue testing. ;-)
(suggestion / request: that file version 'tag' be updated during releases) easy mouse hover-over to confirm...
73 & Happy QSOs
Tim - KD6HOF
Must update VarAC to 6.3.3 and VARA HF to 4.6.7. I assume it will solve your freeze. 73s
I suggest you also update VarAC to the latest bug-fix *v6.3.3) and see if that hlps.
maybe you had a problem with your antenna and they crashed the USB interface with their TX power?
Please check this. 73