WSJT-X problems solved – with a Q-tip?

Over the past six months I have been experiencing some serious CPU load issues with WSJT-X. One documented (by me) problem is that I wasn’t even able to get FT8 decodes with the PSKreporter browser tab on the screen. For some reason, the CPU load was high enough out of Chrome that WSJTX’s timing wasn’t working right.

The machine in question is a Thinkpad T510 by the way, 6 GB memory, 250gb Samsung 840 SSD, i5 2.4 ghz processor. Should be able to handle it easily.

Anyways, I thought about it some and realized – I have cats.

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Meteor Scatter Weekend!

Coming up this weekend – Leonid meteor showers!

We will be attempting to work Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning on 6m and 2m meteor scatter from DM79 in west Denver.

If you are new to the meteor scatter modes, you will be very familiar with MSK144’s operating process – as it’s almost exactly like FT8’s!

Pingtalk as always is your clearinghouse for Meteor Scatter QSO scheduling. Lurk first! If you are planning to try to listen, early mornings (2a-6a) local time are going to be hottest. Aim east!

See you on the air!