I use 2 Yaesu's for digi modes and I don't use the data or packet
modes. Both are hooked to interfaces via DIN plug. Put the rig in USB
and see what happens. I use USB mode for all digi modes except RTTY.
On 2/14/2013 2:23 PM, Marshall-K5QE.COM wrote:
Hello all...Bob-K6PF is moving in about 1 month. He needs AR and MA
for his 2M WAS. I have been trying to help him get WSJT working on
his Yaesu FT1000MP so that he can finish his WAS before he moves and
loses all his states. So far, I / we have failed miserably.
A bit of history--Last spring, I tried to help Joey-W5TFW, the QSL
Manager for the K5N group, become active on WSJT meteor scatter so
that he could work some of the grids that the K5N group was
activating. Joey has worked for years on 6M using SSB/CW but did not
have a digital interface for WSJT. So I bought him a SignaLink
interface with the proper cable(a 5 pin DIN) for his Yeasu FT920. I
went to Joey's house to install the interface and get him running on
WSJT / FSK441.
Well, we never could get it to work. Whenever you put the FT920 into
the data mode, the radio also put in a 500cy crystal filter. I am
guessing that Yaesu just "assumed" that you must be doing RTTY or
PSK31 and so you "need" a narrow filter. We never could get around
that. We could not get the TX or the RX to work right.
Fast forward to yesterday--Bob got his digital interface in hand. He
has a Buxcomm Rascal which is a very simple interface that uses a real
serial port--I have a bunch of them here and the work just fine for
me. The Rascal came with the proper 5 pin DIN for the Yaesu radio.
Several weird things happened when he put his radio into the Packet
mode(the 1000MP talks about packet this and packet that while as I
remember, the FT920 that Joey has talks about data this and data
that). First, the radio insisted on being in LSB, even though we were
using 28MHz as the transverter IF, when we changed to the Packet
mode. Then it also threw in a narrow filter....I could hear the
difference over the phone when Bob went into the Packet mode. We
could never get the TX or the RX to work right.
I spent a lot of time just trying to get the SpecJT screen to work
right. I thought if we could get RX to work, then we could try to
figure out TX. I don't think that we ever got any audio through the
FT1000MP radio, not on RX and not on TX. SO, for me, I am two strikes
trying to get Yaesu radios to work with digital interfaces and WSJT.
HELP!!! I would really appreciate it if some Yaesu guru would help
Bob(and indirectly me) get his FT1000MP working with WSJT. IF we can
figure out Bob's problem(s), then maybe I can get Joey's station
OK Yaesu guys, here is your chance to shine. I have been bumfuzzled
by all this, because when I plug the digital interface into my ICOM
radios, they just worked. I did not have to do anything or make any
settings on the radio. It was truly "plug and play". So, again I
say, "HELP!!". It would really be great for Bob to get his last two
states on 2M and not have to start over. I suppose that I am overly
sensitive to this, as I lost 49 states when I had to move from
Oklahoma City in 1979.....it is sort of traumatic........I eventually
retired here and started over and received WAS #158 on 2M in March,
2009. So I finally did get my WAS, but it just took an extra 30
years!! AAAAaaaaaRGH!! Nothing serious.....
Thanks in advance for the help....
73 Marshall K5QE
Phone is 409-787-3830 if you want to talk.....
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