OK folks! I'm new to this stuff so please bare with me. I have a Yeasu FT857 that I had been using MIXw and a SignaLink audio card to use for CW and all modes. I work all CW and other digital modes and this was fine. The problem I had was that in MIXw the frequency did not change with my tuning dial on the rig and visa versa. So I went and bought a CAT cable for the rig, installed the drivers and connected it to the PC which is a Dell Inspiron 1200 running Windows XP SP3. Downloaded HRD and now have the frequency controlled either by the software or the radio. I hit the TX button in the CW mode and nothing. The transmitter keys but no power output. No power is evident in any mode. I have been playing with this thing for a few days now and no luck. So I need some real help here.
Here is the setup:
From a USB port on the back of the laptop I have a CAT 62 cable with FTDI chipset connected to the CAT/Linear jack on the back of the FT 857.
From HRD I can see the frequency change on the FT857 when I move the cursor on the software program and also see the software change frequency when I tune the FT857.
The SignaLink is disconnected from both the FT857 and the laptop.
I know that I am missing something here but for the life of me I can't figure it out. And the help files in HRD don't do much for me either as they are just a jumbled mess. Nothing is there for a quick setup to get on the air.
So any help that anyone could give me would be really appreciated.