[TenTec] Some Apparent Problems With Computer Control With My Argonaut VI RIgs

Michael Chowning mike.chowning at mgccc.org
Thu Dec 28 21:35:53 EST 2017

 A couple of questions -
   Do you have Windows’ internal sound control off or turned down to zero?  I’m presuming you are using Windows Os?  What external sound card are you using?  And what software are you using?  Are you using a CAT control cable?
    Mike, N8TTR

> On Dec 28, 2017, at 8:14 PM, Steve Berg <wa9jml at frontier.com> wrote:
> I have been trying to use different software to control my Argonaut VI rigs that I use with VHF transporters.  It seems that when I plug a USB Cable into the back of the radios, and turn on the rig, and then turn on the computer, the computer loads the device driver, and this seems to affect the SSB and AM modes of the receiver, but not so much when it is run on CW.  There seems to be a great deal of popping noise, and distortion so that I cannot even copy stations or beacons when using LSB or USB.  The noise is there even on CW, but it is much less.  This renders my Argo VI radios useless on voice or digital modes.  When I unplug the USB cable, the noise stops or is greatly reduced.  It does this with USB cables that are plain but shielded, and with those with ferrite chokes installed.  This has been plaguing my station for months.  Does anyone have any ideas on what is happening?  I have 3 Argo VI rigs, one with the older driver, and two with the newer driver.  It works the same on all three radios.
> Help?
> Steve WA9JML
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