Locked Re: Ic-706 ptt not working #WSJTX_config

Scott Noack <snoack321@...>

I found the issue! It was my SignaLink which wasn’t passing mic. My second
unit worked perfectly. I’ll deal with bad SignaLink later.

I’m getting swr 1.2 tuned with my MFJ yet managed to fry my 1:49 unun. It
overheated and just stopped working. Guess that is one way of confirming
your unit is transmitting. Did make a new contact. LOL. Working on buying a
better quality UnUn or just backing off power.

On Thu, Aug 4, 2022 at 2:06 PM Don Roden <donroden@...> wrote:

CIV "usually" selects the front microphone, so if you have everything
else correct, CIV will keep your audio going to the ACC from ever
getting to the rig. ( don't select CIV or CAT in the software ) W4DNR

On 2022-08-04 3:57 pm, Scott Noack wrote:

Thx for all the input. I gotta a lot of experimenting to see if I can
isolate the issue.

Plan for today:

1) try different SignaLink just in case I have bad one (unlikely)

2) try mic RJ45 connector because 13pin din accessory port might be bad
I know Hand mic and ptt works

3) try digiplan app

4) I already tried digi rig but I can't establish a connection with

I'm currently using CIV and vox, and 13pin accsoory port.

Unlike my xiegu g90 the original IC706 doesn't have a setting to select
or accessory input - it's both! I don't know how they mix the two but
it is
a know limitation with the original 706

Here is official feedback from SignaLink,

" If you're using CIV/CAT control and you set the PTT Method to
other than VOX, then this will cause the exact symptoms that you have.
you're not running CIV/CAT control then this doesn't apply.

Also, please be sure to try FLdigi or Digipan as I mentioned. We have
WSJT-X do something weird with the audio that can cause the issue you

On Thu, Aug 4, 2022 at 12:07 PM Earl Needham <earl.kd5xb@...>

I'd put the 706 in FM and tune to an unused frequency at very low
maybe even on a dummy load, and see if I could hear the tones on an HT.

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On Thu, Aug 4, 2022 at 12:48 PM Tim Dawson <tadawson@...> wrote:

I would wager that either the audio is not outputting at the level you
think it is, or that the '706 is not configured to listen to the
input . . . (I know my Yaesu's an be odd this way . . .).

So, verify, somehow, that audio *is* present at the connector going to
the '706, and follow the issue accordingly. If nothing, dig in the PC,
and if
it is present (and at an appropriate level), dig into the rig.

Tigertronics also might be worth a call, since they support this rig,
may have some insights.

(This link will take you to thier setup notes as well:
https://www.tigertronics.com/sl_wirebm.htm Note that the '706, 706MK2,
and '706MK2G have some differences, and without digging back into the
groups.io web pages, I don't have your postings of your specific config

Oh, and I do see a note at Tigertronics for the '706MK2G, that "Menu
muat be set to 1200" . . . not sure if that applies here or not. If all
else fails, call them - Inhave found them to be very helpful!

On August 4, 2022 1:19:43 PM CDT, Don Roden <donroden@...>
wrote: I dont need Starbucks, but you need a battery powered speaker to

to the audio input pin on your rig. It's "probably" not there or on
wrong pin. W4DNR
Starbucks gift card to first person to help solve why tx under wsjtx
control is zero watts?!?


Scott / KN6UTO

On Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 7:31 PM Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...>

Signalink is a USB soundcard - it has not CAT capability.
You will need a separate USB to CI-V cable or USB to serial
cable with the Icom CT-17 CI-V converter for CAT.

That said, the IC-706 does not have the capability of switching
between TX/RX by CAT/CI-V Command. You will need to turn on the
PTT function in your SignaLink and set WSJTX for VOX. See the
SignaLink documentation.


... Joe, W4TV

On 2022-08-03 8:57 PM, snoack321@... wrote: I have IC706
original connected via SignaLink and programming cable and can receive

fine on 20M/FT8. I can use mic in FM to transit 100w/swr 1.2.
However in wsjtx ptt doesn't work and I can't transmit. What setup on
rig or wsjtx is wrong? See pics.

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