Transceiver Settings

Most important transceiver settings and notes related to proper operation with our products.


GENERAL

- turn OFF internal CW keyer in the radio


ELECRAFT

- do not use PTT in CW mode on K2

- if constant level audio output is low on K2, add amplifier between interface and radio.
Recommended is W3IFP/N0SS audio circuit

- use DATA A mode on K3 for all audio keying based digital modes


ICOM

- set CI-V baud rate to some particular baud rate, not Auto

- on IC-7000, 746Pro, 7400, 756ProIII, 7700, 7800 use USB D/LSB D instead USB/LSB for AFSK

- on IC-7600, 7700, 7800 disable ACC input for SSB
DATA OFF MOD = MIC
DATA1 MOD = ACC-A
DATA2 MOD = ACC-A
DATA3 MOD = ACC-A

- on IC-746, 746Pro, 7400 short together HSEND and VSEND (pin 6+3) on ACC2 for proper VHF/UHF PTT keying

- on IC-703, 706, 706mkII, 706mkIIG, 7000 use rear RJ45 microphone jack

- microphone configuration in keyer must be set to EL (MK, MKII) or preamplifier bypassed (MK2R, MK2R+) for stock Icom microphone


KENWOOD

- on TS-140, 440, 940 set both front and rear panel PTT (PTT1+2) for digital modes

- early TS-440 models has not connected ACC jack properly, look at http://www.mods.dk/view.php?ArticleId=705

- on TS-450 menu nr.38 = OFF

- on TS-480 menu nr.42 = ON, menu nr.56 = 9600

- on TS-570 menu nr.30 = ON, menu nr.35 = 96 1

- on TS-850 menu nr.11 = ON

- on TS-870 menu nr.56 = 96 1, menu nr.63 = ON

- on TS-950 menu nr.23 = ON, menu nr.53 = ON

- on TS-2000 menu nr.39 = INVERS, menu nr.50B = 5, mnu nr.50C = 9, menu nr.50D = 9 


TEN TEC

- do not use PTT in CW mode (except for Orion)


YAESU

- do not use rear PTT (PTT2) in CW/USB/LSB mode on FT-817, 857, 897

- use DIG/PKT mode for AFSK on FT-817, 857, 897

- set menu 6-1 RTTY polarity to "reversed" on FT-1000MP, mkV, mkVField

- use PKT mode for AFSK on all FT-1000 xxx, 2000x, 9000xx, 450, 950, 991

- disable CAT RTS on FT-450, 950, 2000x, 3000, 5000, 9000 if used with SM, SMD, DKII, USBII, and USBIII

- for RTTY FSK on FT-920 use radio DATA LSB mode and rear panel switch must be in FSK position. For RTTY AFSK or any other digital modes use DATA mode and rear panel switch must be in AFSK position

- on FT-990 RTTY TONE DIP Switch = REV

- on FT-1000, 1000D RTTY DIP Switch nr.5 = ON

- serial port on FT-991 is set to GPS by default. Switch to RS232C (CAT), menu. 28