Hints on setting up Receive on WSJT-X and JTDX

I spent some time reading the manuals for WSJT-X & JTDX to ensure that I was optimizing recieve. This seems to have improved after making the following changes:

  1. Make sure the PC is set for 16-bit 48,000 Hz sound card sampling.
  2. Turn off AGC
  3. Properly set microphone level. This is a two step process. In my case, I dropped the microphone level in Windows to 1%. Then using the Connectors–>ACC/USB AF Level control on the rig, dropped the level until I could get to 30dB receive with the slider at mid-scale. In my case the AF level was set to 10%.

These changes have helped with receiving weak signals. JTDX in particular typically decodes 15 to twenty stations when the band is busy.

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