Discussion in 'Working Different Modes' started by K3DBI, Apr 11, 2016.
Thank you X 1000!
Hope this helps. Yes I am using ACC2 but it is shared with the DB9 port for use with the Ameritron ALS 600 amp. So I have to use a DB9 to USB cable to the computer.
My mistake--the Signalink is on the ACC2 but the amp uses both the Remote and the 232DB9 port.
Thank you, Ben! I assume you're using Hamlib for Rig Control? I'll try your settings when I get home from work and post back here on the results. I appreciate you taking the time to post your settings.
Well, I got to work! I had to run my "Output" in the WSJT-X software through the computer soundcard, instead of the Signalink. Running about 50 watts before I get any ALC. I have to listen to the tone, but it works and I've made 6 contacts so far. Thank you, Ben. It's one of those shrug your shoulders and just run with it, kind of things.
Congratulations!! Enjoy it and have fun.
You might want to check this out. 73 John VE3VGI http://www.tigertronics.com/slusbts.htm#Radio Transmits But Power Output Is Too Low
I had an issue with CAT working with the HB9HQX software ....but not working with WSJT-X. Under X I was able to send and recieve using the USB in sound options...but I couldn't use CAT control. Then I simply did the following.
1. Went to C:\WSJT\Bin
2. Ran the rigctld-wsjt.exe
3. Windows Defender wanted to know if I would allow it to access outside...
4. Answered yes...and bam....everything workies now.
After spending a whole day with this issue I found the following:
1. You must not set up a TS-590 for Data Mode. It causes filters to be active which are far too narrow for FT8. You must use USB.
2. You must use true PTT (via RS-232/USB) or VOX (which works OK), not CAT. Somehow the wrong commands are sent using CAT for PTT so the TS-590 opens up the mike circuit, not the USB in.
Now it works OK.
Interesting, as that has not been my experience - using DATA mode and CAT and it works great.