I think there may be some confusion here, the encapsualted USB "thing" feeds down a moulded lead to what Radio Arena call the "main unit". The switching for the PTT function is done by an optocoupler.
Seeing as i have the thing now at least it should get me up and running for no further outlay. Wish I'd never seen them and just got a SignaLink, but hindsight is a wonderful thing. Thanks very much for all your help!!
Based on new drawing, the opto-coupler, 4N25 is likely dead -- or you hooked up backwards.
Nullius in verba
Nope, sorry Jeff, tried that, no joy at all. Moving the USB device from PC socket to PC socket gives the device a different comm port number as I would expect, but in no port does it do more tghan flash the LED on when the tset button is pressed. A meter shows the connector plug to the PTT on the rig change to closed circuit *IF* it's not connected to the rig. When it IS connected to the rig it doesn't cause the rig's relay to close. Altering the opptions boxes in JT65 makes no difference either. It WILL close a miniature 3 volt PCB relay, powered from two 1.5 volt cells. For now that is how I will have to operate it. I suppose I could post it to you to try on your own rig, or even drop it in as you aren't far from me at all. Did you sort a transformer out for it? Cheers Jeff.
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"Theory only works perfect in a vacuum." KA9JLM Don
I am just putting a DVM set to read continuity across the PTT plug, without the plug connected to the rig. It shows opened and closed circuit in tune with pressing the Test PTT button in JT65. But when connected to the rig it does not trigger the rig's internal relay. Shorting the rigs socket does trigger the internal relay and it goes correctly to TX. I have a semiconductor tester (this one: http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_dca55.html ) not sure if I can test an opto coupler with it, or if it will indeed test whilst still on the PCB? I don't really fancy trying to lift it and risk making things even worse as I have no replacement. If I reverse the PTT lead on the board of the USB device the rig goes straight to TX when I plug the lead in, even without using the PTT test button in the JT65 software.
1: Does it work for PSK?
2: Sure you got the leads plugged into the right sockets ?
3: Do you have the XP audio properties setup correctly (if it works in PSK then you do)
4: Have you installed the drivers ? (not sure if you already answered that)
5: Do you have the manual for the databox, if not i can email the PDF to you.
My 902DM is'nt here Chris, still waiting for a transformer i'm afraid, if i get it back before you sort your problem out, you're very welcome to bring it over.
PS: Check your vox level .. VERY important !
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