[pskmail] Re: FLDigi wandering off freq.

  • From: Rick Stanback <rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 07:45:34 -0400

My client was doing this as well as generally not really working right. I finally recompiled FLDigi with the xmlrpc option. I have no idea if this was the real problem but now pksmail actually seems to control the radio and stay on freq. If the band will only open up I can find out if it actually works now.

fldigi 3.11.4
Copyright (c) 2008 Dave Freese, Stelios Bounanos, Leigh Klotz, and others
License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

System: Linux rick.tripletry.net #1 SMP Wed May 20 22:47:23 EDT 2009 x86_64

Built on Tue May 26 23:20:16 EDT 2009 by stanback@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with:
gcc version 4.3.2 20081105 (Red Hat 4.3.2-7) (GCC)
CFLAGS=-DLOCALEDIR="/usr/local/share/locale" -I. -I./include -I./irrxml -I./fileselector -DNDEBUG -I/usr/local/include -I/usr/include/libxml2 -pipe -Wall -fexceptions -O2 -ffast-math -finline-functions -fomit-frame-pointer -g -O2 LDFLAGS=-L/usr/lib64 -lfltk_images -lpng -lz -ljpeg -lfltk -lsndfile -lsamplerate -L/usr/local/lib -lhamlib -lm -lxmlrpc_server_abyss++ -ldl -lrt
FLTK 1.1.9
libsamplerate-0.1.4 (c) 2002-2008 Erik de Castro Lopo
Hamlib version 1.2.8

stevez@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Hello all,
Before I start - I know this has been asked before. Please keep reading ;-)

Using Fedora 10. FLDigi 3.10 (from distro) and 3.11.4 (static binaries
downloaded from FLDigi author's web site).

I find FLDigi keeps wandering well off RX frequency.

Yes, I have "Configure -> Modems -> Mail" set to "Use SweetSpot
I have "Configure -> Modems -> PSK -> Mail -> Server Search Range" set
to 10.
I have "Configure -> Modems -> PSK -> General AFC behavior ->
Acquisition Search Range" set to 10.
I have  CW, RTTY and PSK et al sweet spot frequencies set to 1000Hz.

FLDigi has now drifted over 300Hz off freq. Depending on the kind of
noise I get at my QTH, this could happen in a matter of minutes, and it
will completely ruin its usability as a modem for 1000Hz.
It also looks like it is TX-ing at the same point that it has drifted
to! I know that the "Lk" button will fix this TX issue, but it won't
stay in the "On" position after FLDigi has been restarted, no matter
what I try.


Steve (VK2ZSZ).

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