OK, so I am finally taking the plunge into FT8. Rig is a TS-590S, using a Dell laptop with WSJT-X ver. 2.2.2 loaded. All went well at first, because I already had CAT set up on the rig for contesting, etc. so communication to the rig was solid. I installed WSJT-X and got through the setup. I installed a time utility to synch my computer clock with NIST. After multiple iterations of some of the settings for sound card and rig, I got things so they look like they work. I can decode incoming traffic all the time. The problem comes when I try to respond to a CQ. I answer, but I haven't gotten any responses. When I look in PSKReporter, though, I get heard all over the world. Being so new to digital modes, I really don't know where to start looking. The RF side of the rig seems to work fine, other than perhaps running too much output power and having ear-shattering side tone volume on transmit. Where else should I be looking to diagnose my lack of responses from stations called? Am I doing something wrong in how I use WSJT? Timing? Frequency? (WSJT sets the standard calling frequencies, I pick an offset.) I'm so new to digital that you cannot offend me by whatever you suggest, so please fire away!