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VK4GC

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Problem with Setup FT817 with HRD
« on: 2014-07-10, 06:47:17 »
Hi,  I am a new owner of thr 1258Mk2S units.

I will be living 50% of my time in Bangkok, and the other half at home at VK4. I am setting up to have fun from BKK in what little spare time I will have.

I have set the  pair up for Mode 3 FT8x7 etc strapped appropriately and have communication.  Audio, Mic PTT etc all work.  All good so far.

I wish to use HRD to control the 817.  I am having no luck connecting

I have used a usb>rS232 into com2 on thr Cont unut
II have also tried setting USB>com2 and using the usb cable.  Same results.

I have run setup to get the Virtual Com ports appearing.  Tried them all esp the one mapping to Com2.  No Luck.

Settings attached

Cheers 
Ken VK4GC

HELP  I leave for BKK in 8 days.
74 de Ken VK4GC

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Re: Problem with Setup FT817 with HRD
« Reply #1 on: 2014-07-10, 08:47:07 »
Hi.
Hpw have you connected the Radio ? If you have connected a RS-232-TTL interface to com2 it must be a real CT-62 or a interface which is powered from the radio or from a separate power source. Many pirate interface are "stealing" power from unused pins in the PC-serial port, that type cannot be used, as there is no extra pins in the RRC-comports.

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Re: Problem with Setup FT817 with HRD
« Reply #2 on: 2014-07-10, 23:44:48 »
Hi Mike
Not sri 
Radio side is connected with : TTL to 8pin MiniDin as per manual.  Triple checked continuity.

aux/Mic>FT817 Mic
Strapping as per manual for 8x7

control side Laptop USB>RRC USB

73 de Ken
« Last Edit: 2014-07-10, 23:54:11 by VK4GC »
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Re: Problem with Setup FT817 with HRD
« Reply #3 on: 2014-07-12, 09:42:08 »
ok

then it's probably a matter of settings. Have you set 2 stopbits for example ?. You can send me the expoerted settings(html) files so I can take a look att them

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Re: Problem with Setup FT817 with HRD
« Reply #4 on: 2014-07-12, 13:02:22 »
Thanks Mike

The settings files are ttached to first post.
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Re: Problem with Setup FT817 with HRD
« Reply #5 on: 2014-07-12, 13:26:43 »
there are a few errors

as I wrote before FT-817 use 2 stop bits

and in Control-RRC com 2 should be set "in parallell with com0" as you use com0/TTL for the connection to the radio

/mike