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WSJT-X and LOG4OM - Newbie Question

Posted: 07 Aug 2017, 06:13
by VK4FI
Hi, I have been running LOG4OM for a few years now and all working well, I have recently started using WSJT-X and would like to known how I can get LOG4OM to log my WSJT-X contacts, can this be done automatically.

Re: WSJT-X and LOG4OM - Newbie Question

Posted: 07 Aug 2017, 07:13
by G4POP
You need to install JTAlert and set WSJT-X and JTAlert up according to their user guides and then every QSO will log directly to Log4OM using the UDP connection.

All three programs must be running as an administrator by right clicking on the install files and selecting 'Run as administrator'

The Log4OM communicator must also be running with the UDP box checked in the communicator settings/inbound/Inbound settings window and the port number 2236 must be selected.

This is all covered in the Log4OM user guide page 181 >>>>>

Re: WSJT-X and LOG4OM - Newbie Question

Posted: 07 Aug 2017, 18:46
by VK4FI
Thanks Terry :mrgreen:

Re: WSJT-X and LOG4OM - Newbie Question

Posted: 07 Aug 2017, 21:05
by VK3AMA
G4POP wrote:
07 Aug 2017, 07:13
You need to install JTAlert and set WSJT-X and JTAlert up according to their user guides and then every QSO will log directly to Log4OM using the UDP connection.

All three programs must be running as an administrator by right clicking on the install files and selecting 'Run as administrator'
There is no need to explicitly run the WSJT-X and JTAlert installers as Administrator. The installers automatically notify Windows that elevated privileges are need edto complete the installation and Windows will automatically display the UAC dialog if approval from the user is required.

Also, NEVER setup WSJT-X and JTAlert, after they are installed, to run as Administrator. There is never any need to do that, both programs have been designed correctly to avoid using this type of hack with its associated security risks. Don't do it!!!!!

LOg4OM is the only program that needs to run with elevated privileges (for some unknown reason). WSJT-X and JTAlert don't.

de Laurie, VK3AMA (JTAlert author)

Re: WSJT-X and LOG4OM - Newbie Question

Posted: 08 Aug 2017, 05:58
by G4POP
That's Odd Laurie because on the last two installs, that I did for friends, of WSJT-X the program would not connect to Omnirig unless it was installed as an administrator?

Re: WSJT-X and LOG4OM - Newbie Question

Posted: 08 Aug 2017, 07:05
by IW3HMH
Omnirig will not allow concurrent connections if not executed as administrator.
Log4OM needs admin privileges only to enable WCF communications, that is blocked by UAC and Windows Firewall.
You can prevent that by granting permissions to HTTP namespaces, but that require an "httpcfg set urlacl" command executed on user PC that i prefer to avoid.

Without WCF communications it can be executed as normal user.

Re: WSJT-X and LOG4OM - Newbie Question

Posted: 03 Nov 2019, 21:49
by gm0ots
I think I need to go to university to understand this lot🤔🤔

Re: WSJT-X and LOG4OM - Newbie Question

Posted: 03 Nov 2019, 23:53
by VA3AG
G4POP wrote:
08 Aug 2017, 05:58
That's Odd Laurie because on the last two installs, that I did for friends, of WSJT-X the program would not connect to Omnirig unless it was installed as an administrator?
I had to do the same when I installed WSJT-X.

73

Re: WSJT-X and LOG4OM - Newbie Question

Posted: 08 Nov 2019, 20:15
by N6VH
I don't run WSJT-X and JTAlert as administrator, and I don't have any problems. I don't interface WSJT-X through Omni Rig, so that avoids that issue (I use a Microham Microkeyer).