I am new to HF logging an ddigital. I guess FT-8 is the big thing with digital. I have recieved alot of advice but no solutions. I own a Kenwood ts-690 and wanted to get into hf and digital. I now have Bought several logging programs in the last 2 months and a new sound card, rig blaster plug and play and usb rig control cable. So far I can mak HRD control the TS-690 as far as band and mode. Wsjt-x I have made 1 contact manually using a speak/mic and mic speaker configuration. Basicly a complete manual setup. I can get waterfalls on HRD 780 and wsjt-x but can't transmit data. Now I messed something up and when I hit the test button it just lock the radio in Transmit mode and I have to shut the radio off to stop transmitting in wsjt-x. My personal phone number is 937-267-6434 if someone could walk me through this I would be most appreciative.