Tigertronics in no way endorses or supports any of the programs listed here. Our interfaces are fully compatible with a large range of cat and digital mode control software. You can read more articles about digital modes on our blog. If your radio has a standard rs232 serial port, once you have purchased a usb to serial adapter and installed the drivers for it, n1mm logger can work with your radio just fine. These things are specifics which might help you grasp certain concepts better or help in troubleshooting rtty problems. The following circuit is used in applications of winrtty for receiving rtty signals using the sound card. It offers psk, mfsk and rtty digital modes with logging and macro capabilities. When a usbtoserial adapter is installed on a pc, windows assigns it a com port number. Soundcard interface withtone keyer for psk31, sstv, rtty, agw. Icom 7300 n1mm logger plus setup k0pir icom 7300 sdr.
Use the wav control for voice playback and rtty tones. Anyone got a ts590s and fl digi working using usb cable and the virtual serial port. But i have an old home brew hardware interface that works through a serial port to a program written in c. Civ radio data information, and radio control signaling to the accessory socket. Fskcw pc interface for keying ham transmitters w3yy. The setup interface exchange dll channel option selects used channel of dxsoftex. Doing rtty via the rtty jack and getting a winkeyer to do cw with winwarbler would be my prefered setup. A this circuit is also applicable to sstv and psk31 modes and works well in all three applications.
Universal usb digi interface with ptt psk,psk31,rtty,sstv. But, if my tests bear out that the prolificbased adapters will run 75 baud fsk rtty, then you can run fsk rtty direct from within your rtty software using a usb to serial adapter and then, if you want to run 45. One of the projects on my relatively longterm list has been an fsk interface. Timewave navigator sound card modem the navigator is a complete usb sound card modem featuring a proven usb audio sound card chip, six ftdi usb serial com ports, a k1el cw winkeyer, true fsk rtty and rig control connections for every radio. Developed to use with a homebrew pll modem set the qt config file parameters as needed, launch the app, it will show a green bar if serial opens properly or yellow with a message if not.
Using afsk meant that i could not use the icoms rtty. Just below the tabs for selecting cocoamodem interfaces is the rtty control panel, below that is the receive text view, followed by the transmit text view, then the row of macro buttons and finally the qso info bar. Version history truetty rtty software, digital mode ham. Ftdx3000 usb virtual com ports kg3v ham radio blog. Yaesu does not produce cat, sstv, rtty and psk system operating software, due to the wide variety of personal computers, operating systems, and applications in use. My interface is just wire and a few parts built when digipan came out. January 28, 2015 w0jd digital modes, hints and kinks. Fsk rtty with the k30 mini and remote rig interface ron. When shopping for a commercial interface for rtty, its a good idea. I initially operated rtty using afsk with a rigblaster nomic interface to an icom ic756 pro transceiver. Again, hrd does a good job, but there are some applications that are specific to cw, like ehocw and cwlab. Softwaregenerated fsk is available for com port assignments.
Computer to rig interfacing you dont need to buy an interface. The reason it hasnt been urgent is that the elecraft k3 has superb afsk circuitry that carefully controls the bandwidth of the transmitted signal. Just one cable from the serial port on the pc to the interface handles fsk. Rtty programs, software for ham radio rtty emission mode category is a curation of 23 web resources on, extfsk by mm hamsoft, mmtty mm hamsoft, gmfsk. When installing a usb to serial port adapter, windows assigns it a com port number. The normal setting for fsk and ptt when using a usbtoserial adapter is as shown above. I sat about on a mission to locate software that would allow my buxcomm rascal interface to provide true fsk and. You can see that i used a perfboard to do the pointtopoint wiring. This circuit is also applicable to sstv and psk31 modes and works well in all three applications. Pskrtty hf digital mode usb interface mfj1204 youtube. Choose fsk8250 if you are using a true serial port or a device that can simulate a serial port and handle 5bit codes at 45. I guess i could use the af input port and wire the tone switch on the back of the mic to turn it off, as seigfried suggested. Sound card interfacing for rtty, psk31, and sstv iw5edi. The basic rtty interface shown in figure 3 is loosely separated into five sections.
The yaesu scu17 interface unit may be used for cat control of the transceiver with a computer via a usb connection and for communications using sstv, rtty and psk digital modes. The cw output is keyed using the dtr line of the usbtoserial adapter. This software combination has made rtty contesting a point and click operation and combined with the increase in rtty operators can create high qso rates during contests. Soundcard interface withtone keyer for psk31, sstv, rtty.
Note that a usb driver installation is required to connect the above transceivers to your pc. In mmtty, use extfsk or extfsk64 to select com port. It is only confusing because people may not be familiar with the idea of a virtual com port, which only exists inside the usb connection between the ftdx3000 and the pc. Multimode allows you to decode and transmit morse code cw, rtty, fax, sstv, sitorb, navtex, packet, acars, psk31, ale, and many other modes on your macintosh, without any extra hardware. If you have ever used the digipan software you will be immediately familiar with airlink express. The echolink multimode interfaces will be available in serial db9 or usb. The pk 232usb supports all the new sound card modes in addition to all of the existing pk232 modes pactor, vhfhf packet, amtorsitor, baudot, ascii, morse, hf weather fax, tdm, and navtex. This circuit may be implemented into the jvcomm interface shown above as discussed in the jvcomm interface text.
Universal usb digi interface with ptt psk,psk31,rtty. Nov 27, 2015 this interface allows your pc or laptop, to decodeencode digital signals using free or paid software. This is an improved version of the audio interface commonly used to connect a computer soundcard to a transceivers receive and transmit audio circuits. Yaesu does not produce cat, sstv, rtty or psk operating software.
Simple homemade interface with 4n35 and ftdi ft232r, for psk. As icom says, the ic7410 has a standard type b usb connector and can be connected to a pc. The scu17 interface unit may be used for cat control of the transceiver with a computer via a usb connection. Ive got the perfect answer, a usb to serial port converter that allows you to use my interface with a usb port and works with n1mm, mmtty, and other software as well. Mar 12, 2017 are you interested in operating hf digital modes such as psk or rtty. Rtty, navtex, and wefax hf software for sound analysis. Logging software, rig control port usb, set dtrcw, rtsptt. Any control device with a serial port or usbtoserial adapter pc, mac, linux, microham, remoterig. Any control device with a serial port or usbtoserial adapter pc, mac, linux. Some of the popular modes include ft8, psk and rtty which, in order to. It is icoms proprietary computer interface revision v 5 software. For those of you who want to use a usbtoserial adapter to work fsk rtty, this article is for you. Ham radio cat, psk31, ft8, jt9 and jt65 interfaces home page.
The tinyfsk rtty sketch is a timeproven rtty modulator and is supported by most of the popular rtty software and logging programs. Well, ive got bad news for you many usbtoserial adapters fail on one or both counts. Timewave navigator sound card modem timewave technology inc. Comfsk which allows mmtty to perform fsk keying using usb to serial.
With usb commonplace, usb, you will either need to buy a readymade usb interface or build the following. Theres a 6pin minidin for the back of the radio and the whole ensemble can be used in many modes such as psk, rtty, jt65, sstv and even ax25aprs via the agw packet engine. This is a great article for folks who want to do rtty with an ic7300 transceiver. Previously, a tnc or sound card was needed for this purpose, along with lots of cables, occupying computer serial ports. A this circuita may be implemented into the jvcomm interface shown above as discussed in the. Anyone got a ts590s and fl digi working using usb cable. Software generated fsk can be used whether you use a homebrew transistor for fsk keying or a commercial interface such as a rigblaster plus or pro model when such devices are connected to the pc via a usb to serial adapter. The echolink interface is available as a kit or assembled and tested wwarranty the w5txr electronic labs interface. Computer to rig interfacing you dont need to buy an. Figure 16 data bus line between cpu and usb the rtty logging software application sets the output terminal, either rts or dtr, for each send and cw rtty keying signal. Truetty interfaces with logger software via inifiles and windows messages.
The interface is the filter between the rig and the computer. The arduino uno has usb built in, so that shouldnt be a problem. A tutorial on how to get started operating rtty using mmtty as the primary program to begin your rtty operations. One is the usb cable connected to the radios usb port and the other is a civ cable connected to the radios civ port. Virtually all sound card digital and voice modes are supported by the signalink usb. The serial box or sbox makes it easy to connect multiple devices to any transceiver with a serial port, including. Welcome to we specialise in producing cost effective, high quality cat and audio interfaces for icom and yaesu amateur radio equipment. It is a bidirectional, digital interface that communicates the. Mmtty to a usermade hardware device via serial port, parallel port or usb. All of our interfaces come with a 30 day money back guarantee and a full 12 month warrantee. The pnp boxes solve the serial port problem common to modern computers. If you are handy with a soldering iron, you can build your own simple transistor interface. However, some interface units key fsk and ptt on different pins other than txd and dtr. When installing a usbtoserial port adapter, windows assigns it a com port number.
Universal usb digi interface with ptt psk,psk31, rtty,sstv. Aug 24, 20 fsk interface schematic fsk interface settings. Datamodes interface for ft8, jt65, psk and rtty m0pzt. The tinygate are widely compatible with many digital mode software and supported by many operating systems. A rigblaster advantage is the easiest way to properly connect your radio to a computer so that you may operate using over 100 existing and future ham radio sound card software programs.
This is a great device and is comptabile with almost every radio. These circuits are connected to the same db9 connector which allows all three circuits to be controlled by the same serial port. The problem with this is that the rtty pkt jack is already in use my signalink usb is plugged into it. This is a highquality commercial unit with the desirable ftdi chipset, a shielded 10 usb cable, and a 9pin db9 male com port connector. The software is compatible with microsoft windows xp, microsoft windows vista, and microsoft windows 7. To use this cable you will need a pc with a standard rs232 9pin serial port and suitable control software. A notice this circuit does not have a ptt component and relies on vox for transmit control.
Because of this, we suggest that you adjust the software volume controls only through windows instead of your programs adjust waterfall drive or adjust transmitter drive or similarly worded menus. N1mm logger, rtty fsk, spectrum display using vspe and one. The data from the usb b port is output to these terminals in this serial usb converter. This page contains links to many different programs that can be used with the signalink interface. Icom 7300 n1mm logger plus setup two cables are used in this setup. Mixw rigexpert usb transceiver interface mixw rigexpert is an electronic device designed to operate phone, cw, and digital modes using personal computer and transceiver. Ic7300 tips for the usb port settings port and remote jack. These are the exact circuits i aa5au use for fsk, ptt and cw keying. Anyway, after a bit of reconfiguring on my computers port use, i loaded mmtty and ran the buxcomm rascal on the serial port for true fsk. Usb interface or build the following interface and add a usbserial converter for.
Fsk rtty is much easier to use than the afsksound card approach. Then you need a usb interface for your radio to pc connection. This avoids the need for a serial interface using a second usb port just to control the transceiver ptt, which is the bane of interfaces like the. These include consumergrade usb to serial adapters as well as devices designed and manufactured specifically for amateur radio use. Soundcard interfaces are not data controllers, tncs, decoders or signal processors. Fsk typically wont work unless you have a usbtoserial adapter that can be. This includes traditional modes such as cw, rtty, amtor, and sstv to name a few, and virtually all new modes such as ft8, jt65, psk31, mt63, winmor, vara fm 1200, and echolink. However, some programs cannot access the windows software volume controls properly in these later versions of windows. I need to get txd off of a serial port to feed the fsk circuit, and then i need to take the output and feed it into pin 4 of the rtty pkt jack on my ft950. Support radio control interface for several icom, tentec, kenwood, and yaesu transceivers. The usb port is used not only for rtty and logging software operation, but also to remotely control the transceiver from a pc using the civ commands, to enter content into memory and to make settings using optional icom cloning software. This software combination has made rtty contesting a point and click. The following circuit is used in applications of winrtty for transmitting rtty signals using the sound card. The pk 232usb comes with a complete cable and connector set, in addition to timewaves online and telephone support.
Fsk rtty with the k30 mini and remote rig interface ron lodewyck n6ee july 30, 2014 i use the elecraft k30 mini1 and the remote rig rrc1258 mkiis2 interfaces to access my own k33 and also stations using the k3 on the remote ham radio4 service. Fskcw optically isolated pc interface for keying ham. To operate fsk rtty, your serial interface must support 5bit data and low baud rates 45. Hamscope is a freeware windows multimode communications package for amateur radio that supports. Clicking the mouse will retry the serial port initialization. This kind of interface is used by computer programs that send and receive sstv, rtty, cw, psk31 and various other digital modes entirely in software. If your pc does not have an rs232 port, the interface works well in conjunction with usb to rs232 converters. Usb is rapidly replacing both rs232 serial ports and lpt parallel ports. I initially operated rtty using afsk with a rigblaster nomic interface to an icom ic756. Continue to page 9 of getting started on rtty commercial interfaces. Ive got the perfect answer, a usbtoserial port converter that allows you to use my interface with a usb port and works with n1mm, mmtty, and other software as well. Recently sold used view panels view supplied cables. Sound card to radio interfaces category is a curation of 78 web resources on, ftmp interface, signalink usb mods, interfacing ham radio.
The new 3in1 transceiver interface for digital modes. Truetty can also transfer received characters to another program and get text to transmit from other software by using the dxsoftex. There are a few things i didnt cover on the other pages which are good to know, but not necessary to understand in order to get started on rtty. This circuit may be implemented into the jvcomm interface shown above as discussed in the jvcomm interface. Set usb keying cw to dtrorset usb keying rtty to dtr. Fskcw optically isolated pc interface for keying ham transmitters and transceivers. It is a serial port splitter amplifier interface fsk, cw, and ptt keying. The navigator completely connects a ham radio transceiver to your personal computer. This includes traditional modes such as rtty, sstv and cw to name a few, as well as modes like psk31, ft8, jt65, wspr, winmor and echolink. Afsk rtty i initially operated rtty using afsk with a rigblaster nomic interface to an icom ic756 pro transceiver. Rtty software, digital mode ham radio amtor, psk31, ax25. There are numerous serial usb devices based on the ftdi chipset, but the one pictured below, a gearmo ftdi2x is exceptionally useful for ham applications.
Modulation input, audio output, rtty demodulator output and civ command can be controlled via the usb cable. If you want to operate accurately timed fsk rtty but no cw and use n1mm, writelog, dxlab, logger32, dx4win, mmtty, 2tone, fldigi and many others, you want the tinyfsk sketch. While im told you can wire the transistor in the connector itself, my skills are not quite up to that level of miniaturization. Ive also taken a few photos for the slide show below.
Some careful adjustment of the volume on the radio and the linein record level will be required. If you need a usb to serial cable i would recommend the gearmo ftdi2led usb rs232 serial adapter with led indicators the leds are a great aid. If you wish to try receiving psk or rtty, jt65 modes without a special interface you can try connecting the headphone output of the radio to your computers lineinput. The signalink usb interface is a usb powered device that contains a sound card and vox circuitry that keys the radio ptt whenever the digital mode software goes into transmit and produces audio. Resources listed under rtty software category belongs to software main. The 9pin d connector is a real serial port interface and the 2x 3. Signalink usb modifications i have had numerous requests for information regarding mods i have made to my signalink usb, so decided it might be appropriate to write a short article describing these mods, and include a few pictures. Wow now this performs as well as my old hal interface and is a joy to operate on rtty when the bands are jammed with signals. Using the ic7410 usb and pc to run rtty qrz forums. Setup of the usb interface with the ftdx3000 is very simple but it can seem confusing. I do not do rtty but have done a fair amount of psk31. Rtty with arduino and hf rig american radio relay league.
N1mm logger, rtty fsk, spectrum display using vspe and one usb cable icom 7300. Those seem to have better algorithms and can decode a little better. Rubber feet these are included with every signalink usb and can be installed by the user if desired. Software cd this free cd contains several of the most popular pc programs for the most popular modes including psk31, ft8, jt65, sstv, mt63, cw, rtty and packet. It is a serial port splitter amplifier interface fsk, cw, and ptt keying interface breakout box. Icom civ interface guide first of all, thank you for purchasing my icom civ interface cable. If you have a mic plugged into the computer, use the mic control to set its level when fed to the radio by your logging program. Usbtoserial adapter cables for ham applications wa8lmf. Everything you need to know about usb and serial interfaces. Select record to set input gain for the rtty or psk signal from the radio. Software generated fsk can be used whether you use a homebrew transistor for fsk keying or a commercial interface such as a rigblaster plus or pro model when such devices are connected to the pc via a usbtoserial adapter. These circuits are connected to the same db9 connector which allows all three circuits to be controlled by the same serial port db9 pinout shown here. Seems to run on windows 10, but vendor has not tested. Serial usb interfaces based on the ftdi chip set do not suffer from the numerous problematic driver issues that plague the prolific chipset.1152 1415 1328 315 1068 1544 219 187 299 1260 852 119 568 1171 391 445 707 1272 198 1024 504 1306 1026 1092 155 154 3 1263 1144 782 804