Locked Re: Using WSJT-X with a TS 590 SG

Jacques Pecourt

Hello Bill,
To follow your suggestion, I did the test to check that the rig was not in the PSQ/PKS.  The CTS/RTS appears briefly and then disappears from the display panel. So it confirms the correct settings.    Thank you for the tip. Sorry I am consuming so much bandwidth on the groups but I am definitely trying to solve this issue .

73  Jacques W2/F2YS

On Sat, 12 Dec 2020 at 16:36, Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:
Hi Jacques,

Hardware handshake is correct for the TS-590, that is also the default setting in WSJT-X.

One thing you should check is that the rig is not in PSQ/PKS mode for COM port signalling. To swap between CTS/RTS and PSQ/PKS signalling power the rig on while holding down the [FM/AM (FM-N)] button. If CTS/RTS appears briefly on the display you have the correct setting.


On 12/12/2020 20:57, Jacques Pecourt wrote:
Hi Reino,
To answer your questions, no, the rig control is still an issue. Several people were also surprised to see that com3 was the active one. This was not my choice but got selected once the Kenwood software was installed on W10 64 bits. I use a USB cable between the radio and the PC. Menu 67 & 68 are set to 115200.  The baud rate is also 115200 on WSJT-x on Settings>Radio. CAT does not work, testing goes to RED.
What is happening is, once I power the radio, it opens up at :160m and the big red part next to it.  The decode will show plenty of activity but comes up with Hamlib error after a minute or so.  I cannot recover from that.  I have followed very closely the specific parameters that differ from different sources. Kenwood says: Data bits:default, Stop bits:default, Handshake: default. Other sources say: 8 data bits, 1 stop bits, handshake none.  Neither of them work.
Very discouraged and ready to give up !

Jacques  W2/F2YS

On Sat, 12 Dec 2020 at 07:19, Reino Talarmo <reino.talarmo@...> wrote:

Yes I did John, Actually, the radio that is brand new had the 1.07 software level, the latest one The only thing I had to install was the Silicon lab files, the ones that create the codec links. On COM3 I now see Playback speaker USB Audio Codec and on Recording Microphone USB Audio Codec. These are the ones you suggested to rename.  Opening either of them with command run "mmsys.cpl "shows they are properly working with respectively levels of -18 dB and 0.00 dB.


Jacques  W2/F2ys


Hi Jacques,

It seems that you have got audio working, I assume. Have you got rig control working? You state that your audio is on COM3. I am a bit surprised, if you see it in Audio tab. COM-ports in Radio tab are related to CAT control. Have checked you com ports in Windows? I studied a bit TS 590SG about cat control and noted that there are two methods one using USB connector along with audio and second using COM connector. There are (at least) two menu items 67 and 68 for setting baud rate for those ports. Make sure that you have set same baud rate for correct ports than you have in wsjtx. You may check functionality of the cat using Test CAT button in Radio tab, should turn green, may take some time.

73, Reino OH3mA

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