2022-06-05 Having multiple wsjt-x instances available from CQRLOG
I'm currently also doing some contacts with a special event station call and I wanted to separate the wsjt-x history for my normal call from the history for the special event station call, just like I split the log databases in CQRLOG. For the non-amateurradio persons: I have my own callsign, PE4KH which is linked to me. It is also possible to have one extra temporary callsign. Those are usually linked to an event or some other reason for a 'special' callsign. Temporary callsigns in the Netherlands have either the digit 6 or more than one digit. There is an option for multiple profiles in wsjt-x but those are just for the settings (including callsign) but not for the logging location. This means all different profiles share the same history and will show the same countries as 'new' or 'already contacted'. When I was looking at the options for starting wsjt-x with different settings I noticed the -r --rig-name <rig-name> Where
is for multi-instance support.option in the help. With this option, all the logging is in ~/.local/share/WSJT-X - <rig-name>/ which is what I want. The next challenge is to start wsjt-x with the extra commandline paramater from CQRLOG. It seems the 'path to wsjt-x' setting doesn't accept commandline parameters. So I created a script ~/bin/ses-wsjtx with:#!/bin/sh /usr/bin/wsjtx -r sesChanged the 'path to wsjt-x' setting to /home/koos/bin/ses-wsjtx and now I get what I want.