[VHFcontesting] FT-817 Sound card interface recommenadtions
aa5am at vntx.net
Wed Oct 2 14:00:13 EDT 2019
Thanks to everyone that replied. I'll check out SignalLink and see how it
might fit in with the rest of the station.
I have been using a MFJ1275 for years with the IC576P2 but It is a bit of a
pain, with a half dozen interconnecting cables.
On Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 9:56 AM Steve Stahl <ke7ihg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Signaling gets my vote also...I use it with my 847 and it was the easiest
> way I found to get digital going.
> I do use the internal sound card with my FTDX3000 but the set-up was a
> complete pain in the***.
> I think you can order it pre set up for your 817
> Steve K7SWS
> On Mon, Sep 30, 2019, 1:36 PM John Kludt <johnnykludt at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I use a SignaLink and it works fine. Depending on your setup and if you
>> are using a sequencer you can set the jumpers to disable the PTT out of
>> SignaLink and use the PTT out of the sequencer. I have tried a number of
>> different lashup and this is the one I like the best:
>> 1. One USB capable
>> 2. SignaLink goes into FT817 data port on back of radio
>> 3. I find it much easier to set the RX and TX levels using the knobs on
>> the SignaLink. The alternative is messing around with sound levels
>> the windows tools and that is a pain.
>> Other options I know but this works for me,
>> John K4SQC
>> On Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 11:10 AM Scott Armstrong <aa5am at vntx.net> wrote:
>> > Hi guys,
>> > I plan on pressing a 817 into service as an IF rig for multiple
>> > transverters at the home station and maybe as a rover. I would like to
>> > the capability to run some of the digi modes as well as the usual analog
>> > modes.
>> > Would like to keep it simple (minimal connections between the radio and
>> > I am curious what type of sound card/CAT interfaces any of you may
>> > currently be using with your FT-817s or have used in the past? What
>> > nice with the FT817s?
>> > Thanks in advance,
>> > Scott AA5AM
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