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IZ0JOJ

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CW straight key on Kenwood TS 480 sat + PSK31
« on: 2017-03-17, 00:15:20 »
Hello,
I am enjoying my Kenwood TS 480 remotely ... France / Italy.
That's nice. Now I would like to use my straight key and my signalink usb interface.

So first question: I read on the manual I should connect the key to the rear of my radio RRC and I should set the manual software to "squeech key" -  (old key). Then I should activate VOX on the kenwood TS 480 and i should use a stereo plug. Is this correct? It doesn't work though!

About the PSK31 / sstv - should I connect the signalink to the kenwood ts 480 body ?

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Re: CW straight key on Kenwood TS 480 sat + PSK31
« Reply #1 on: 2017-03-17, 01:57:05 »
Glad you are enjoying the RemoteRig system. I have been a happy customer for several years.

To connect a straight key: I am not sure what manual you are reading, but you need to use the
RemoteRig manual pages 94 and Appendix B through the RRC's IO connector. The connection
on the radio side should use a mono plug if available and go to the TS-480's key jack.

To use digital modes and AFSK, connect the Signalink to the control RRC's MIC/AUX jack instead of the
microphone and take audio off of the SP jack of the control RRC. Make sure you have RTP set to "continuous".
Nothing needs to be done on the radio side (assuming you stick with AFSK and not FSK).

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Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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Re: CW straight key on Kenwood TS 480 sat + PSK31
« Reply #2 on: 2017-03-20, 00:15:47 »
Hello,
thanks for your answer.

You said:
"on the radio side should use a mono plug if available and go to the TS-480's key jack. "

Where is this TS 480 key jack ? I have just the panel with me.

Last question:
I understood the signalink usb directly into the mic plug... but..should I configure the singalink for KENWOOD TS 480 I suppose, right?

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« Last Edit: 2017-03-20, 00:19:44 by IZ0JOJ »

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Re: CW straight key on Kenwood TS 480 sat + PSK31
« Reply #3 on: 2017-03-20, 01:29:02 »
The key jack is on the TS-480 body. I wrote "on the radio side".
The cable must be installed on the radio side to work.

Yes, just get a Signalink adapter for the TS-480.

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Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX