Locked Re: Hamlib error #Cat_RigControl #FT8

Bill Somerville

Hi Dave,

if you are happy to try the latest release candidate of WSJT-X v2.3.0 RC3, which is available from here: https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx.html or from here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/files/wsjtx-2.3.0-rc3/ , then it will be easier to diagnose why your CAT interface is not working.


On 08/01/2021 01:02, Dave C via groups.io wrote:

Hi Bill thanks for the good questions. 

I have a Yaesu FT840 rig. the interface is an easy digi really only used for the audio transformers initially. The CAT would be ptt no audio. using 2.2.2 of wsjt-x. 

since I posted, I switched to a usb to serial adapter and am now doing the ptt from the easy digi.and have made a few contacts already. I would still like to have frequency control using my CAT cable if possible but so far no luck

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, 04:07:09 PM PST, Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:

On 07/01/2021 23:02, Dave C via groups.io wrote:
Hi all. Ive been so excited to built my interface and get started. I am stuck though.
I am able to receive through WSJT-X and see all the QSO's going on. when i transmit, the cycle only engages for about 3 seconds and then stops. After 2 or 3 attempt I get an error: Hamlib error: Communication timed out while getting current vfo frequency. before transmitting I can receive all day and VFO tracks correctly with the rig.
I was thinking of going to PTT from my interface rather than CAT cable but was hoping it would work.
thanks in advance.

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