First, let me add a few bits of important things you need to know that I just found out a few days ago.
ALC. You want it set to nothing, the minimum. On my Ten-Tec, I set my mic gain to zero and that does it. Failing to do so will make it VERY difficult for the other station to decode you.
Also, set the "Tol", located just to the right of the clock to "500".
JT9 has a few sub modes as you may have gathered if you read the Quick Start Guide. I setup up HRD for JT9-1.
I am unaware of any other special JT9 freqs, you might try listening on the normal JT65 freqs, you might get lucky. Note that I don't think the JT9 program will decode JT65.
As to how to add JT9 in HRD, here's a quote from an email I received telling me how to do it. Open the HRD Logger, then:
Tools -> configure ->Modes in the window that opened, click -> add
Mode = JT9-1
ADIF = JT9
Comment = WSJT-X
Actually, that should work as is, when you QSL electronically the HRD logger will send "JT9", even if you choose JT9-1.
This brings up another speedbump ... neither eQSL nor LoTW recognize JT9 as a mode. Neither accept QSO's using JT9 as a mode. Well, LoTW might take it and automagically convert it to "DATA". Or if you know your way around the TQSL program configuration settings, you could get it to convert the mode from JT9 to DATA.
Here's an email I received from eQSL when I asked when they would add JT9 as a mode. I sent my email when eQSL wouldn't accept my QSL when I used JT9 as the mode:
Yes, I have read a bit about JT9, looks interesting!
The policy here as set by Dave, N5UP, is to only add new modes that have been adopted by the ADIF committee.
Now, I have no idea how one goes about getting the ADIF guys to add a new mode, maybe the author of the new mode needs to contact them? I'll try and find out what that process is and get back to you.
I have not heard back from eQSL since. I may send him a reminder.
So, in light of that, I decided to only paper QSL my JT9 QSO's as I receive paper QSL cards from the other op. I won't try to submit an electronic QSL until I know LoTW and eQSL both accept JT9 QSL's.