W1NGL NA7KR Kevin Roberts Ham Radio
Before you close up the Signalink USB, do the following:
Behind the RX control, there is a jumper (JP2), place it on both of it's pins.
Behind the TX control is a jumper (JP3), it should be on one pin only.
Behind the PWR switch (about halfway back on the board) is another jumper (JP4), place it on both pins.
Close up the Signalink USB, connect it to your computer, and follow the set up instructions in the manual.
Once you have it set up, connect it to the FT-857D.
To set up the rig, do the following:
For any digital sound card frequency, set the frequency and set the mode to DIG.
Got to Menu #038, DIG MODE. Set as follows:
For for most modes, set Menu #038 to PSK31-U for USB modes and PSK31-L for LSB modes.
For RTTY AFSK, you can use the same settings as most modes, or for a tighter bandwidth, set Menu #038 to RRTY-L or RTTY-U, according to LSB or USB.
For any of the above modes, if you change frequencies and modes from a USB to a LSB mode, you must go into Menu #038 and set it properly.
For sound card packet, you set the rig to PKT using the MODE buttons on top of the radio.
For modes like SSTV, EasyPAL, and other modes where you need to use your mic, the best solution is to save the digital frequency and mode in a memory, then let the next memory be for voice on the same frequency.
One other note, the FT-857D DSP system DOES affect the rear panel data jack. If you notice a hole in a waterfall or narrow pattern, check to see if your DSP Notch (DNF) or DSP Band Pass Filter (DBF) is on.
When you begin to adjust your TX audio levels, use the TX control on the Signalink USB along with Menu #037 DIG GAIN in the FT-857D.
Mods to come soon.
Page last updated on 09/10/2012 by Kevin Roberts NA7KR a colection of Ham Radio and Electronic Information