For those hams having decode problems in FT8 (or any other digital mode), I find that Meinberg works very well.

Just be sure to turn off Microsoft’s time setting.


Window 7/64 Ultimate:

Right click on the time display in the lower right corner of your screen

Left click on Adjust date/time

Select Internet Time

Select Change settings…

Uncheck Synchronize with an Internet time server

Click OK

Click OK


Download and install Meinberg

When you get to Configuration File Settings

Check Create an initial configuration file with the following settings:

Want to use predefined public NTP servers (see Choose

Select North America


Check Use SYSTEM account

Close out Meinberg


On the internet go to

This will check you computer clock.


de Paul, W8AEF

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