Help badly needed psk31/ts-590sg

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KC2TFX, Dec 14, 2019.

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  1. KC2TFX

    KC2TFX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm using Fldigi software with the ts-590sg transceiver. Rig has built in interface via usb cable. I had been enjoying this digital mode most recently in November. For reason(s) unknown the computer will no longer key the rig.
    The rig first began to lock up on tx. Then I noticed upon tx keying I wasn't putting rf out. I've tried switching usb ports on the computer. Is it possible I have a bad usb cable? Gentlemen I would be extremely thankful for any feedback from those with the same software/rig combination.
    I'm afraid I've also most likely messed up the software settings.
    Dave kc2tfx
    Cortland, NY
  2. WD0BCT

    WD0BCT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Well having been in your predicament I've found the following to be true:
    1. Fldigi can be upset by a myriad of different things..update in computer OS, change in app start up sequence (I use Fldigi, Flrig, and N3FJP logger), using the USB port by another device since last Fldigi use, using the sound card via another app since last Fldigi use.
    2. Once Fdigi messes up I just go back and start over on configuration (it pays to record all set up settings)
    3. Also set up my digital interface again (signalink)
    4. Once everything is up and operating I always use the same start up and shut down sequence...Rig, Flrig, Fldigi, N3FJP logger. Reverse process when shutting down.

    Occasionally I have fixed Fldigi problems by revisiting my sound card setup. But if that doesn't work I go back to above.

    Unfortunately the digital modes require shepherding computers in addition to radios. When I slip into my shack for some operating time after being away for a while I find troubleshooting computer problems a pain. I don't mind troubleshooting radio problems...that's part of the hobby I signed up for! I find myself using digital modes less and less as a result.
  3. KF5LJW

    KF5LJW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Had the same problems with Flldgi using my TS-590SG. Finally fixed by removing Fldgi and loading Ham Radio Deluxe software. Worked flawlessly. Today I use it in a IC-7300 with same result, flawless.
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  4. KC2TFX

    KC2TFX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the response. I'll start over on configuration.
  5. KC2TFX

    KC2TFX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the response. It's probably laughable but I'm 100% computer illiterate to boot. I like your flawless result with Ham Radio Delux but I've no clue on where to start.
  6. KF5LJW

    KF5LJW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not to hard, and I think I can help.
  7. KC2TFX

    KC2TFX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just been reading up on HRD. It's not available for Windows 7. I use an old HP Pavilion for Linux Mint/Fldigi. Guess my only alternative is to re-do configuration. A friend set it up for me a few years ago but is now unavailable.
  8. KD8SLQ

    KD8SLQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    For HRD, you can find version 5.24 which is legal to download for free. If you like it, then consider upgrading to the latest version. I have ran it on Win XP, Win 8.1, and Win 10 with no issues. It should run on Win 7 just fine.
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  9. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    See Ian G3NRW's excellent guides at
    You might have Fldigi Channel Selection set incorrectly.

    Left/Right Channel Selection > Configure > Settings > Right Channel Reverse Left/Right channels: check
  10. W2JKT

    W2JKT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here are my configuration details for my 590sg:

    Baud Rate: 115200
    Data Bits: 8
    Stop Bits: 1
    Handshake: Default
    Force Control Lines: both blank
    PTT Method: CAT
    Transmit Audio Source: Rear/Data
    Mode: Data/Pkt
    Split Operation: None

    I can check the rig setup when I get home later.

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