locked Re: Ic-706 ptt not working #WSJTX_config



I am working on my ic-706mkiig.  I got it to work on 20m.  I have no out
put on 40m.  My set up uses a CIV and a 13pin connected to the
signalink.  I using a Evolve III Maestro Laptop ($60) running windows
10, wsjtx, Gridtracker and DXKeeper.

On 20m, I turn the TX and RX to the middle.  It started to work and one

Under config, my baud rate is 19200 in wsjtx.  706 - 30 CI-V (Hold the
Lock down and turn on the unit), I put it to 19200 as well.   Check the
com port.  My test botton turned Green.

I call Signalink, however, support is only M-W-F from 1pm to 5pm (541)

The woman who answer the phone was very knowledgeable.  Check the
Jumpers. They have a preset Jumpers (SLCAB13I) ($10 plus $4 shipping)
that works with my unit, however it is not necessary if Jumpers wires
are correct.  Jumpers are 24 gauge solid wire.




I was told to read the Notes in the Index under ICOM 706 - SLUSB13I  I
need to do Item #30 on the 706  "30 VSEND". (Hold the Lock down and turn
on the unit)

Also, I talked to Bruce at Sultantronics.com.  He stated that I need to
check the power output with a meter on RTTY.  My unit does not register
power on 40m and 20m on SSB.  Also, he stated that I need to use a dummy
loads to get a correct reading, not my G5RV.

He suggested to do a Master Reset.  On my 706, you press the Up Arrow
and the Down Arrow and turn on the unit.  This will bring every thing
back to factory settings, and clear all my settings. :-(

Unfortunately, I had to read the manual.

Thank you for the group and the conversation.   This group has helped my
alot and I wanted to give back.

Let me know it I won the Starbuck Card.




On 8/4/2022 1:57 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 and
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 rig.

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 mic
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 anything
other than VOX, then this will cause the exact symptoms that you have. If
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 seen
WSJT-X do something weird with the audio that can cause the issue you have

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

I'd put the 706 in FM and tune to an unused frequency at very low power,
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 correct
input . . . (I know my Yaesu's an be odd this way . . .).

So, verify, somehow, that audio *is* present at the connector going to
'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, and
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 #29
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 the
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
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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