WSJT-X FT8 Yaesu FT-891 Data & CAT Conttol tutorial

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by OH8STN, May 10, 2018.

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  1. OH8STN

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    Hello Operators
    Many of you have asked for a Yaesu FT-891 tutorial for the digital mode settings with software such as WSJT-X. In this video we go through setting up the Yaesu FT-891 digi mode settings, configuring the audio interface to work with the 891, and configuring the rigs CAT Control settings to work seamlessly with WSJT-X.

    My Configuration in the video
    - Yaesu FT-891
    - DigiMaster MiniProSC Audio interface
    - HP Laptop running Windows 10
    - Non-tandard shielded USB Cables

    The setting in this video work for all the mode supported by WSJT-X: FT8, WSPR, JT65, JT9, ... The rig dide of the settings will work with most digitsl mode packages eg, WinLink, PCALE, FSQ, FLDigi, APRS Messenger, ... Time permitting, I'll also release a similar tutorial for the Raspberry Pi running Raspian & FT-891.

    Video url:

    Julian oh8stn
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  2. KF5VGK

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    Thanks for this tutorial Julian! I'm getting ready to attempt this with my 891. Following your channel by the way. :)
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  3. K0UA

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    You need to run your bandwidth as wide as possible, Not narrowed down. and you need to set split to fake it.
  4. KD2LFG

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    Are you using these same settings for WINLINK?

  5. AI6MC

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    I've been using the 891 for FT-8 for the past year. HRD software with WSJT-Alert will log all entries to the HRD log and I also have it set to auto log to eqsl and QRZ. It uploads to LOTW with just a couple of clicks in the HRD software.
    Sweet! I also use the 891 as my mobile HF radio with a scorpion antenna mounted in the truck when I go camping. Double Sweet!!

  6. OH8STN

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  7. OH8STN

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    Why complicate your station configuration with HRD?
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  8. WJ0B

    WJ0B Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree.
  9. BH9BG

    BH9BG Ham Member QRZ Page

    i can't see the url
  10. W1MCX

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    Thanks Julian. Awesome video and usual.


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