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FLDIGI won't transmit with Yaesu FTDX 3000



I have successfully been using my new Yaesu FTDX 3000 in CW, RTTY and SSB. It works perfectly with N1MM+ using CW and RTTY (via MMTTY and EXTFSK). Thanks to everyone who has advised me to get me here so far. For the record, I'm using just a USB cable between the 3000 and my computer. My USB cable gives me COM7 for CAT and COM8 for PTT as well as the audio CODEC.


Now I am trying to set up FLDIGI (and FLRIG) both as stand alone programs and eventually to run FLDIGI within N1MM. I want to do PSK31 for rag chew and contesting. 


Here's the issue... I can decode PSK and other mode signals perfectly. I can even get, after much trial and error, the CAT working both in FLRIG and FLDIGI to show frequency, mode and operate the ATT, filtration, etc. But I can't get the 3000 to key up or transmit! 


It is worth noting two things... First and foremost, it turns out that the DATA mode is not used for PSK, even though that's where the nifty PSK decoder is! I talked with Tim a t Yaesu and he told me to use USB. Seems that the DATA mode is for Packet and AMTOR, etc. Who knew?


The other thing is, I have made several successful QSOs in PSK using Digipan. But why is it working and FLDIGI doesn't? Only one thing to set... Serial port is COM8 (no CAT in DIgipan) and DTR as PTT.


Anyone using FLDIGI with the 3000? I've posted this same message to the Yaesu 3000 Group but I assume it's more about the software then the radio.


Thanks and 73!


Norman W9VQ





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Re: Settings for ICOM 7200 FSK RTTY



You wrote:

That's because Fldigi doesn't do FSK, just AFSK. If you put the rig in FSK
mode, it isn't being keyed correctly.

Dave Wright
K3DCW

Actually, that is not entirely correct.  Look at FLdigi - Configuration - Sound Card - Audio - Right Channel.  If you check Pseudo-FSK on Right Audio Channel, FLdigi will produce a keyed audio (single tone) output that can be detected and applied to the FSK input of your radio to produce FSK RTTY.  I use this function all the time to produce a CW keying output that lets me operate my KX3 radio in the native CW mode and not use the AFSK method of producing the transmit CW signal.  The FSK output works exactly the same way, except the detected output is connected to the FSK input on your radio.

Look in the Files section for this group at the:

KX3 Interface with CW.pdf

file for an example of the simple detector circuit I use to produce the CW keyed output from the detected right channel audio.  This same circuit will produce the FSK keyed output that can be applied to the FSK input of your radio.

73 - Jim  W5ZIT




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Re: Settings for ICOM 7200 FSK RTTY



Hey, folks:

Having experimented with RTTY on exactly the same setup (IC-7200 + Fldigi), maybe I can clarify a few things.

First, Fldigi will do either AFSK or FSK, but with the 7200 the hardware configurations for the two are compl etely different. If you want to use the 7200's built-in USB port, then you're going to be using AFSK, and in that configuration the radio must be in SSB Digital mode. This works just fine. You'll need to adjust the audio output on your computer and the USB Audio setting in the 7200 so that when you transmit your RTTY signal you're getting no ALC movement. In my setup, that corresponds to the computer audio-USB Codec setting at 85% and the 7200's USB Audio setting at 55. DO NOT simply crank the audio up to maximum, or you'll be splattering all over the band and everyone will hate you. Just because you have a direct USB connection doesn't mean you can ignore audio levels. For receive, remember to leave the radio in SSB/Digital mode. The RTTY mode is for FSK only (see below).
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Using AFSK and operating casually for just a few hours last weekend, I worked 128 stations in the ARRL RTTY Roundup. Most answered on the first call and nobody complained about my signal. Last year I used the same setup but spent more time on the air, and won the SOLP category for my section (WMA). It definitely works. If you want narrower filters, just select the "Medium" or "Narrow" SSB filters on your 7200, and watch the waterfall display. Seriously, you have eve rything you need already and don't need to change software or hardware to work RTTY.

Now, if you read anything about RTTY contesting you'll undoubtedly come across the "real RTTY operators use FSK" hype. If you've adjusted your audio settings properly for AFSK, though, nobody will be able to tell the difference. That said, using FSK may allow you to put out a little more power on RTTY with the 7200. With AFSK I only get about 60W out, unless I crank up the audio until I'm splattering. Switching to FSK should bypass that limitation and give me the full 100W. I'm going to do that experiment once the new interface arrives.

New interface? Oh yes, you'll need one for FSK. There are a number of options, but I've ordered the kit from W3YY (http://w3yy.com/fsk.htm). This will plug into the 7200's "ACC" port. On the Fldigi side, I understand I'll need to turn on "Pseudo FSK," which sends FSK keying pulses on the right audio channel. I'll probably do this with a simple audio hookup to the headphone jack, and keep the rig control and receive audio on the USB cable. Then, I'll put the radio into RTTY mode and should be able to key it with Fldigi - in other words, what you're trying to do now. I'm doing this mostly because I like to tinker, not because I think it's necessary. As I said above, AFSK works just fine.

Hope that helps.
 
          --Alan (AB1XW)
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New Linux Ham

I just joined the list because I switched the laptop I use for my ham 
station over from Windows XP to Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon desktop.

Here's what I'm running:

COMPUTER:
Dell Latitude 100L laptop
Pentium 4 2.8ghz CPU
1 GB RAM
30GB hard drive
DLink DWL-G650 Wireless Network card
USB to Serial adapter, Generic, Prolific chipset

RIG:
Kenwood TS-140S
Tigertronics SL-1+ interface

I loaded FLIDIGI and TQSL from the repositories and both seem to be 
working. I had a little trouble getting FLDIGI to work with the serial 
to USB interface, but it's working now, and I was able to make some 
PSK31 QSOs and upload them to LOTW.

Installing Linux Mint was pretty easy from a DVD. It recognized my 
hardware and my wireless network right away. I've dabbled in other 
distros in the past such as Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS, so I know a little 
about it already.

I switched over because XP wasn't able to connect to my new wireless 
router, but a live Linux Mint disk could. I figured it would be a good 
way to extend the life of this laptop, which was a refurb when I got it 
in 2008 so I didn't want to put any money into it.

This is my introduction and looking forward to hearing from you guys.

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73,

Jonathan Helis, KB5IAV
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.

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Settings for ICOM 7200 FSK RTTY



 
Hello from Vancouver Island.
I believe I am having trouble putting out a signal using my ICOM-7200 with an MFJ-1279 interface on FSK RTTY.
Just need to confirm, hopefully with someone, the settings both in Fldigi and for the ICOM radio.

I can decode signals fine, also I can key the radio fine in FSK RTTY mode, even while using a USB to serial adapter.
But I never seem to get any replies from stations I call.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated before I lose more hair!

Thanks.

73,
Marc, VE7YE




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RTTY Roundup RuLe Question


my next attempt was the RTTY list. This the response from one of the 
members.

It is when you have a program like Fldigi or the SuperSweeper part of 
DM780 (Part of HRD) with a waterfall that decodes all of the signals 
within the bandpass. IOW, you can see all of the RTTY signals (or 
whatever mode you happen to be using) all at the same time. To be truly 
un-assisted, you have to search for each signal without any such visual 
assistance.

Not only can you see all of the other digital signals within the 
bandpass, you can actually see what is being decoded on another part of 
the screen and that is what makes it assisted. If you just have a band 
scope, you may be able to see other signals within the bandpass, but you 
don't necessarily know what information is being exchanged.

Wonder why the ARRL chose to pick on fldigi ? Especially since it's not 
in the the top 5 or so contesting software.

Ed W3NR

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RTTY Roundup RuLe Question


my next attempt was the RTTY list. This the response from one of the 
members.

It is when you have a program like Fldigi or the SuperSweeper part of 
DM780 (Part of HRD) with a waterfall that decodes all of the signals 
within the bandpass. IOW, you can see all of the RTTY signals (or 
whatever mode you happen to be using) all at the same time. To be truly 
un-assisted, you have to search for each signal without any such visual 
assistance.

Not only can you see all of the other digital signals within the 
bandpass, you can actually see what is being decoded on another part of 
the screen and that is what makes it assisted. If you just have a band 
scope, you may be able to see other signals within the bandpass, but you 
don't necessarily know what information is being exchanged.

Wonder why the ARRL chose to pick on fldigi ? Especially since it's not 
in the the top 5 or so contesting software.

Ed W3NR

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RTTY Roundup RuLe Question

Someone asked me if I could clarify this rule:

Single Operator: The use of spotting assistance or automated, 
multi-channel decoders is not permitted.

I called the ARRL only to find out there is no contest manager and was 
directed to email the contest branch for an answer. The following is 
their response.

Hope I didn't interfere with their day.

Ed W3NR

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Fldigi weirdness



Hi All,
I have a very weird problem. I upgraded Fldigi to 3.23.05 and everything stopped working. I see the green LED on my Signallink lit, but when I hit 'tune' the red activation square only asserts as long as I have the mouse clicked and focus on the button. I previously reported this and was counselled to update my O/S. OK, I also have Fldigi running on Windows 7 (dual boot machine) and it is working fine. ???? So tonight I did some digging; tried different USB ports on the laptop ( I am running the Signallink through a powered hub, thought I might have an ennumeration problem), no change. Opened up Pulse Audio Volume Control app (Fedora 20) and listed out my sound cards. Pulse Audio no longer lists my SignalLink! Next I opened a terminal as root and looked at /dev. The only difference in the device listing when I unplug the SignalLink is /dev/hidraw4 disappears, all the other devices are the same. I would have expected usbmonX or ttyXX to vanish.
I ask the following questions of the group:
1. I know that Fedora 20 is EOL and I am planning on replacing with latest Debian. Could this be the entire problem?
2. Is there an issue with Pulse Audio?
3. Does hidrawX make sense or could this be indicative of another issue?
4. Is there a known issue with this version of Fldigi and should I immediately upgrade it?

Thanks all and 73
Bob Cavanaugh
AG6YK




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No output on CW Mode IC-7200



Hey all....been running FLDIGI and FLRIG and can push out on LSB/USB but for some reason when CW mode is selected there is no power output.  Any ideas?

Thanks and 73

Paul
T6PB




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ARRL RTTY Roundup 2016



Wow! What fun to get back into serious Radiosport. :-) Not my best effort, but fun nonetheless...


 K9LGE's Contest Summary Report for ARRL-RTTY
 Created by N3FJP's ARRL RTTY Roundup Contest Log
 Version 2.5  www.n3fjp.com

 Total Contacts = 133
 Total Points = 6,650

 Operating Period: 2016/01/02 18:08 - 2016/01/03 23:58


 Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

 Band       CW   Phone     Dig   Total       %
 ----       --   -----     ---   -----     ---
   40        0       0      14      14      11
   20        0       0     119     119      89
            --   -----     ---   -----     ---
 Total       0       0     133     133     100



 Total Contacts by State \ Prov:

 State       Total     %
 -----       -----   ---
 CA             14    11
                12     9
 VA              9     7
 CO              7     5
 FL              7     5
 PA              6     5
 TX              6     5
 WA              6     5
 BC              4     3
 NY              4     3
 QC              4     3
 AL              3     2
 GA              3     2
 MA              3     2
 NH              3     2
 NJ              3     2
 SD              3     2
 TN              3     2
 ID              2     2
 MD              2     2
 MS              2     2
 NC              2     2
 ND              2     2
 NV              2     2
 OH              2     2
 ON              2     2
 OR              2     2
 SC              2     2
 WV              2     2
 AR              1     1
 IL              1     1
 IN              1     1
 KY              1     1
 LA              1     1
 MN              1     1
 MT              1     1
 OK              1     1
 UT              1     1
 VT              1     1
 WY              1     1

 Total = 39


 Total Contacts by Country:

 Country                      Total     %
 -------                      -----   ---
 USA                            112    84
 Canada                          10     8
 Aruba                            2     2
 Argentina                        1     1
 Cayman Is.                       1     1
 Colombia                         1     1
 Costa Rica                       1     1
 Grenada                          1     1
 Jamaica                          1     1
 Mexico                           1     1
 Uruguay                          1     1
 Venezuela                        1     1

 Total = 12


 Total Contacts by Continent:

 Continent   Total     %
 ---------   -----   ---
 NA            127    95
 SA              6     5

 Total = 2


 Total Contacts by CQ Zone:

 CQ Zone   Total     %
 -------   -----   ---
 05           53    40
 04           39    29
 03           30    23
 09            4     3
 08            3     2
 13            2     2
 06            1     1
 07            1     1

 Total = 8

I have been plagued by some RF feedback issues that friends from my local club are helping me to work out (caused by mainly lack of ground due to 2nd flr apt.) but still not a bad effort. I was surprised to not be able to work anyone from WI, IA or MO...but I was just doing S&P this time around, so...and I didn't spend any time on 40 today as condx were not-so-great, and didn't even go to 80.

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Amateur Radio Station K9LGE
630-430-2421 cell


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