locked Computer to radio connection


Richard DeRose
 

I am using a PC with Windows 10 and WSJTX connected to a ft897 through a signal link. I cannot get the computer to connect to get the frequency. What settings are required.?

Dick DeRose
dderose911@...
561-441-6376
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totaly worn out, shouting
"Holy Cow.........What a ride!"


Mike / W8DN
 

Signalink does nothing more than provide the audio component for digital modes. To read the frequency and/or control your radio will require CAT connection and appropriate interface.

Mike / W8DN

On 2/21/2020 9:11 AM, Richard DeRose wrote:

I am using a PC with Windows 10 and WSJTX connected to a ft897 through a signal link. I cannot get the computer to connect to get the frequency. What settings are required.?

Dick DeRose
dderose911@...
561-441-6376
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totaly worn out, shouting
"Holy Cow.........What a ride!"


    


ve3ki
 

The SignaLink does not have any connection for radio control. It is only a sound card for audio plus a PTT signal derived from the audio.

You need a separate connection for radio control. In the case of the FT897, that would be from a serial port or USB-to-serial adapter from the computer, connected to the radio's CAT/linear connector through a CT-62 or equivalent adapter.

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 11:35 AM, Richard DeRose wrote:
I am using a PC with Windows 10 and WSJTX connected to a ft897 through a signal link. I cannot get the computer to connect to get the frequency. What settings are required.?

Dick DeRose
dderose911@...
561-441-6376
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totaly worn out, shouting
"Holy Cow.........What a ride!"


Bob Lewis
 

You have to add a connection between your rig’s CAT control and the computer. The SignaLink  provides audio and PTT connections only. It does not include any interface for rig control (frequency, mode, etc).

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard DeRose
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 9:11 AM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] Computer to radio connection

 

I am using a PC with Windows 10 and WSJTX connected to a ft897 through a signal link. I cannot get the computer to connect to get the frequency. What settings are required.?

Dick DeRose
dderose911@...
561-441-6376
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totaly worn out, shouting
"Holy Cow.........What a ride!"


 

Hi Mike:

My name is Tom and my call is N8TL. I wanted to pass along to you some information that you might not be aware of.  The previous owner of the W8DN call sign was Russell Flora from Sylvania, Ohio.  Located on outskirts of Toledo.  In my  teen days, I would attend Mobile Radio Club meetings at Russ's garage. Russ was a good friend and Ham Radio Mentor. His primary mode was AM on 160 meters. There were a lot of 160 meter mobile hams in those days.  This time frame was the late 1950's to the mid to late 1960's.  Thought you might be interested in the history.

Regards, and, 73,  Tom N8TL


On 2020-02-21 11:43 a.m., Mike Rhodes wrote:

Signalink does nothing more than provide the audio component for digital modes. To read the frequency and/or control your radio will require CAT connection and appropriate interface.

Mike / W8DN

On 2/21/2020 9:11 AM, Richard DeRose wrote:
I am using a PC with Windows 10 and WSJTX connected to a ft897 through a signal link. I cannot get the computer to connect to get the frequency. What settings are required.?

Dick DeRose
dderose911@...
561-441-6376
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totaly worn out, shouting
"Holy Cow.........What a ride!"




    


Richard DeRose
 

The signial link is connected to the data on the radio No place left to connect the computer to.

Richard DeRose
561-441-6376
102 Blackjack Lane
Burleson, Texas 76028
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body
but rather to skid in sideways
totally worn out, shouting
Holy Cow    What a ride.

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 10:47 AM Bob Lewis <aa4pb@...> wrote:

You have to add a connection between your rig’s CAT control and the computer. The SignaLink  provides audio and PTT connections only. It does not include any interface for rig control (frequency, mode, etc).

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard DeRose
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 9:11 AM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] Computer to radio connection

 

I am using a PC with Windows 10 and WSJTX connected to a ft897 through a signal link. I cannot get the computer to connect to get the frequency. What settings are required.?

Dick DeRose
dderose911@...
561-441-6376
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totaly worn out, shouting
"Holy Cow.........What a ride!"



John
 

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Richard DeRose <dderose911@...>
Date: February 21, 2020 at 3:23 PM


The signial link is connected to the data on the radio No place left to
connect the computer to.

Richard DeRose
561-441-6376
102 Blackjack Lane
Burleson, Texas 76028
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body
but rather to skid in sideways
totally worn out, shouting
Holy Cow What a ride.

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 10:47 AM Bob Lewis <aa4pb@...> wrote:

You have to add a connection between your rig’s CAT control and the
computer. The SignaLink provides audio and PTT connections only. It does
not include any interface for rig control (frequency, mode, etc).



*From:* WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Richard
DeRose
*Sent:* Friday, February 21, 2020 9:11 AM
*To:* WSJTX@groups.io
*Subject:* [WSJTX] Computer to radio connection



I am using a PC with Windows 10 and WSJTX connected to a ft897 through a
signal link. I cannot get the computer to connect to get the frequency.
What settings are required.?

Dick DeRose
dderose911@...
561-441-6376
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totaly worn out, shouting
"Holy Cow.........What a ride!"


Bill Somerville
 

On 21/02/2020 20:23, Richard DeRose wrote:
The signial link is connected to the data on the radio No place left to connect the computer to.

Richard DeRose

Richard,

there are two sockets on the back of the FT-817/857/897(D) rigs. One for DATA AFSK audio and PTT, the other for CAT control:

You need a CAT interface cable if you want CAT control of your rig.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


Marty Hartwell <mhartwe@...>
 

Hi Richard

What is connected to the CAT connection on the back of the rig?


Marty kd8bj


On 2/21/20 2:23 PM, Richard DeRose wrote:

The signial link is connected to the data on the radio No place left to connect the computer to.

Richard DeRose
561-441-6376
102 Blackjack Lane
Burleson, Texas 76028
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body
but rather to skid in sideways
totally worn out, shouting
Holy Cow    What a ride.

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 10:47 AM Bob Lewis <aa4pb@...> wrote:

You have to add a connection between your rig’s CAT control and the computer. The SignaLink  provides audio and PTT connections only. It does not include any interface for rig control (frequency, mode, etc).

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard DeRose
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 9:11 AM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] Computer to radio connection

 

I am using a PC with Windows 10 and WSJTX connected to a ft897 through a signal link. I cannot get the computer to connect to get the frequency. What settings are required.?

Dick DeRose
dderose911@...
561-441-6376
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totaly worn out, shouting
"Holy Cow.........What a ride!"




    


d_ziolkowski
 

Dick-

That's not correct. Cat is connected to port 2, Signalink is connected to port 3. see manual page 32

Dan KC2STA

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 3:24 PM Richard DeRose <dderose911@...> wrote:
The signial link is connected to the data on the radio No place left to connect the computer to.

Richard DeRose
561-441-6376
102 Blackjack Lane
Burleson, Texas 76028
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body
but rather to skid in sideways
totally worn out, shouting
Holy Cow    What a ride.

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 10:47 AM Bob Lewis <aa4pb@...> wrote:

You have to add a connection between your rig’s CAT control and the computer. The SignaLink  provides audio and PTT connections only. It does not include any interface for rig control (frequency, mode, etc).

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard DeRose
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 9:11 AM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] Computer to radio connection

 

I am using a PC with Windows 10 and WSJTX connected to a ft897 through a signal link. I cannot get the computer to connect to get the frequency. What settings are required.?

Dick DeRose
dderose911@...
561-441-6376
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totaly worn out, shouting
"Holy Cow.........What a ride!"





--
Dan Ziolkowski KC2STA
SKCC #4290T
Ubuntu LINUX


neil_zampella <neilz@...>
 

Replace the Signalink with something else.     I'd find a combined CAT and audio cable system like the XGGCOMMS.com Digimode-1-Yaesu and an external USB soundcard.   This will give you full audio and CAT control.

Neil, KN3ILZ

On 2/21/2020 3:23 PM, Richard DeRose wrote:

The signial link is connected to the data on the radio No place left to connect the computer to.

Richard DeRose
561-441-6376
102 Blackjack Lane
Burleson, Texas 76028
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body
but rather to skid in sideways
totally worn out, shouting
Holy Cow    What a ride.

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 10:47 AM Bob Lewis <aa4pb@...> wrote:

You have to add a connection between your rig’s CAT control and the computer. The SignaLink  provides audio and PTT connections only. It does not include any interface for rig control (frequency, mode, etc).

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard DeRose
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 9:11 AM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] Computer to radio connection

 

I am using a PC with Windows 10 and WSJTX connected to a ft897 through a signal link. I cannot get the computer to connect to get the frequency. What settings are required.?

Dick DeRose
dderose911@...
561-441-6376
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totaly worn out, shouting
"Holy Cow.........What a ride!"




    


Richard DeRose
 

My FT897 manual page 32 isnt helpful. The ports im the manual are not numbered that way. I am running an AT897 tuner. I believe i can obtain the rig control by plugging the computer into the tuner.
Dick DeRose
KG5FNS
561-441-6376

Life's journey is not 

to arrive at the grave in a well preserved body,

but rather to slide in sideways totally worn out, shouting

"Holy Cow......What a Ride"



On Sat, Feb 22, 2020 at 5:09 AM d_ziolkowski <dan.ziolkowski@...> wrote:
Dick-

That's not correct. Cat is connected to port 2, Signalink is connected to port 3. see manual page 32

Dan KC2STA

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 3:24 PM Richard DeRose <dderose911@...> wrote:
The signial link is connected to the data on the radio No place left to connect the computer to.

Richard DeRose
561-441-6376
102 Blackjack Lane
Burleson, Texas 76028
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body
but rather to skid in sideways
totally worn out, shouting
Holy Cow    What a ride.

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 10:47 AM Bob Lewis <aa4pb@...> wrote:

You have to add a connection between your rig’s CAT control and the computer. The SignaLink  provides audio and PTT connections only. It does not include any interface for rig control (frequency, mode, etc).

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard DeRose
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 9:11 AM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] Computer to radio connection

 

I am using a PC with Windows 10 and WSJTX connected to a ft897 through a signal link. I cannot get the computer to connect to get the frequency. What settings are required.?

Dick DeRose
dderose911@...
561-441-6376
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totaly worn out, shouting
"Holy Cow.........What a ride!"





--
Dan Ziolkowski KC2STA
SKCC #4290T
Ubuntu LINUX


Richard DeRose
 

I have tried connecting a Yaesu USB 62 cable from the computer.
Dick DeRose
KG5FNS
561-441-6376

Life's journey is not 

to arrive at the grave in a well preserved body,

but rather to slide in sideways totally worn out, shouting

"Holy Cow......What a Ride"



On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 4:43 PM Marty Hartwell <mhartwe@...> wrote:

Hi Richard

What is connected to the CAT connection on the back of the rig?


Marty kd8bj


On 2/21/20 2:23 PM, Richard DeRose wrote:
The signial link is connected to the data on the radio No place left to connect the computer to.

Richard DeRose
561-441-6376
102 Blackjack Lane
Burleson, Texas 76028
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body
but rather to skid in sideways
totally worn out, shouting
Holy Cow    What a ride.

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 10:47 AM Bob Lewis <aa4pb@...> wrote:

You have to add a connection between your rig’s CAT control and the computer. The SignaLink  provides audio and PTT connections only. It does not include any interface for rig control (frequency, mode, etc).

 

From: WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard DeRose
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 9:11 AM
To: WSJTX@groups.io
Subject: [WSJTX] Computer to radio connection

 

I am using a PC with Windows 10 and WSJTX connected to a ft897 through a signal link. I cannot get the computer to connect to get the frequency. What settings are required.?

Dick DeRose
dderose911@...
561-441-6376
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totaly worn out, shouting
"Holy Cow.........What a ride!"




    


Richard DeRose
 

I'll try that.
Dick DeRose
KG5FNS
561-441-6376

Life's journey is not 

to arrive at the grave in a well preserved body,

but rather to slide in sideways totally worn out, shouting

"Holy Cow......What a Ride"



On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 2:51 PM Bill Somerville <g4wjs@...> wrote:
On 21/02/2020 20:23, Richard DeRose wrote:
The signial link is connected to the data on the radio No place left to connect the computer to.

Richard DeRose

Richard,

there are two sockets on the back of the FT-817/857/897(D) rigs. One for DATA AFSK audio and PTT, the other for CAT control:

You need a CAT interface cable if you want CAT control of your rig.

73
Bill
G4WJS.



John
 

If you are not going to use the 857 for phone, CAT is possible through the mic
connector.

John
V3KKQ

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Richard DeRose <dderose911@...>
Date: February 22, 2020 at 11:46 AM


My FT897 manual page 32 isnt helpful. The ports im the manual are not
numbered that way. I am running an AT897 tuner. I believe i can obtain the
rig control by plugging the computer into the tuner.
Dick DeRose
KG5FNS
561-441-6376
dderose911@...
www.dickderose.blogspot.com

Life's journey is not

to arrive at the grave in a well preserved body,

but rather to slide in sideways totally worn out, shouting

"Holy Cow......What a Ride"


On Sat, Feb 22, 2020 at 5:09 AM d_ziolkowski <dan.ziolkowski@...>
wrote:

Dick-

That's not correct. Cat is connected to port 2, Signalink is connected to
port 3. see manual page 32

Dan KC2STA

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 3:24 PM Richard DeRose <dderose911@...>
wrote:

The signial link is connected to the data on the radio No place left to
connect the computer to.

Richard DeRose
561-441-6376
102 Blackjack Lane
Burleson, Texas 76028
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body
but rather to skid in sideways
totally worn out, shouting
Holy Cow What a ride.

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 10:47 AM Bob Lewis <aa4pb@...> wrote:

You have to add a connection between your rig’s CAT control and the
computer. The SignaLink provides audio and PTT connections only. It does
not include any interface for rig control (frequency, mode, etc).



*From:* WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Richard
DeRose
*Sent:* Friday, February 21, 2020 9:11 AM
*To:* WSJTX@groups.io
*Subject:* [WSJTX] Computer to radio connection



I am using a PC with Windows 10 and WSJTX connected to a ft897 through a
signal link. I cannot get the computer to connect to get the frequency.
What settings are required.?

Dick DeRose
dderose911@...
561-441-6376
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totaly worn out, shouting
"Holy Cow.........What a ride!"

--
Dan Ziolkowski KC2STA
SKCC #4290T
Ubuntu LINUX


John
 

Check the K6XX web page, loads of stuff for the FT-8xx series of rigs.

http://www.k6xx.com/

John
VE3KKQ

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Richard DeRose <dderose911@...>
Date: February 22, 2020 at 11:46 AM


My FT897 manual page 32 isnt helpful. The ports im the manual are not
numbered that way. I am running an AT897 tuner. I believe i can obtain the
rig control by plugging the computer into the tuner.
Dick DeRose
KG5FNS
561-441-6376
dderose911@...
www.dickderose.blogspot.com

Life's journey is not

to arrive at the grave in a well preserved body,

but rather to slide in sideways totally worn out, shouting

"Holy Cow......What a Ride"


On Sat, Feb 22, 2020 at 5:09 AM d_ziolkowski <dan.ziolkowski@...>
wrote:

Dick-

That's not correct. Cat is connected to port 2, Signalink is connected to
port 3. see manual page 32

Dan KC2STA

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 3:24 PM Richard DeRose <dderose911@...>
wrote:

The signial link is connected to the data on the radio No place left to
connect the computer to.

Richard DeRose
561-441-6376
102 Blackjack Lane
Burleson, Texas 76028
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body
but rather to skid in sideways
totally worn out, shouting
Holy Cow What a ride.

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 10:47 AM Bob Lewis <aa4pb@...> wrote:

You have to add a connection between your rig’s CAT control and the
computer. The SignaLink provides audio and PTT connections only. It does
not include any interface for rig control (frequency, mode, etc).



*From:* WSJTX@groups.io [mailto:WSJTX@groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Richard
DeRose
*Sent:* Friday, February 21, 2020 9:11 AM
*To:* WSJTX@groups.io
*Subject:* [WSJTX] Computer to radio connection



I am using a PC with Windows 10 and WSJTX connected to a ft897 through a
signal link. I cannot get the computer to connect to get the frequency.
What settings are required.?

Dick DeRose
dderose911@...
561-441-6376
KG5FNS

Life's journey is not
to arrive safely at the grave
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totaly worn out, shouting
"Holy Cow.........What a ride!"

--
Dan Ziolkowski KC2STA
SKCC #4290T
Ubuntu LINUX