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One answer. I have Flex5000 and use NO cables. All cables are now
virtual (software cables) Cables. Control, audio, PTT, CAT are all
73, Bruce, W8HW
As many others Kenwood TS-2000 users I was trying to find a
solution to reduce the number of cables between transceiver and
PC. Audio i/O, FTDI for ACC2 PTT, serial for CAT.
If the TS-2000 had the option to select the audio input
(front/ACC2) or if the CAT&audio was on USB bus it would be
OK, but it's an old rig so this is what we have, Of course, there
are of the shelf solution like Signalink or others audio and CAT
interfaces, but this are also expensive (for me anyway).
After a while I came across a site where is presented a
theoretical solution used for repeaters: a cheap (under $10) USB
audio interface with a "Mic Mute" LED.
Now, I would like ask the WSJT*X savvy's or developers: how hard
would be to implement/add a "radio button" for "MIC Mute" PTT in
the radio PTT section from settings?
If this would be possible, the hardware implementation would be
the easiest solution I can imagine. An optocoupler or a small reed
relay acting as PTT when the 'Mute" is active. After all, we
don't need the mic input when the transceiver is TX-ing.
The solution wold be a simple one even for older rigs with a
So, Is there a possibility to add a "Mute" button for PTT?