[VHFcontesting] Trying to get WSJT working on Yaesu Radios....
dave at nz3m.com
Thu Feb 14 16:15:19 EST 2013
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
> working too.
> 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
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