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Varac integration with Gridtracker?
The only thing I find fun about FT8 is watching grid tracker and all the activity back and forth around the world. I would love if varac had the same thing able to happen.
Can you provide some additional info on what is needed for integration? API, etc?
Hi Gary, The Vara option is a drop down mode selection only. But the way that WSJTX integrates would no doubt be the same. The connection requires the host program to produce UDP packets with IP and Port number which is mirrored in Gridtrackers settings as well as VB audio output from host program to Gridtracker. Much more than that, im oblivious to!!
Gridtracker already has a Vara option, but requires some UDP integration I think.
Gridtracker has support for VARA but it gets DATA from PSKreporter, same as for JS8. So the information it shows comes from Internet, not from VarAC/VARA, same as with JS8. Gridtracker works directly with WSJT-X though and it does not need Internet to show all stations received in the world map. I think it would be great if it could work with VarAC the same way as it works with WSJT-X but probably an API is needed in VarAC, or maybe VARA?
Yup as prev mentioned it requires UDP integration with VARAC as per WSJT software. So we need UDP output options in VARAC to create a Grid square offline map display in Gridtracker. I would love to see a more accurate map down to GPS levels but grid squares for now would be good. 73