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Author Topic: Setting up Digipan 2.0 - need help  (Read 1710 times)
KD6CPA
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« on: February 11, 2008, 09:54:15 PM »

OK, I've got Digipan 2.0 downloaded, am able to receive PSK31 perfectly, but have trouble when I try to TX.  I put my text in the "TX" window (or click "CQ" in the menu, giving me "CQ CQ CQ de KD6CPA"). Then I key "T/R" in the bar as per instructions.  The display freezes (indicating I'm TXing), but I still keep hearing the RX, and there is no indication on my FT817 that anything is going out.

When I first hooked the interface (a Donner Digital) between the rig & the computer, and then turned on the computer and rig at the same time, as the computer booted, the rig toggled back and forth, in and out of TX, so I know it's hooked up somehow.

What do I have hooked up wrong?
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KG6AF
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008, 11:11:54 AM »

When you turn on your computer and Windows boots, the PC scans the various ports; when this happens, your transmitter may be keyed several times (I know mine is).  

However, that doesn't mean that Digipan necessarily knows which serial port (or virtual serial port, if you're using a USB-to-serial adapter) your TX control is connected to.  Look at Configure -> Serial Ports in the Digipan pulldown menus, and make sure that it's set to the correct  COM number.  And for what it's worth, I operate with both the "RTS as PTT" and "DTR as PTT" boxes checked.
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2008, 04:32:58 PM »

hi peter,

when you use the macros  cq, call, brag, etc.
no need to use t/r, the macro takes care of
setting transmit and receive.

when in transmit, you will hear your psk31
signal from the computer.

73 james
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W5RKL
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008, 11:29:47 AM »

Most sound card interface PTT problems can be traced to
operator error. I recommend reviewing the sound card
interface manual on PTT jumper settings and make the
same RS-232 control signal selection in the software's
PTT option.

73
Mike
W5RKL
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KD6CPA
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008, 05:46:59 PM »

Another problem.  I uninstalled & reinstalled Digipan.  Now I'm getting no communications at all between the rig and Digipan.  I checked that I have a valid comport-that's fine.  I get the taskbar in Digipan, but then a white screen under it, no waterfall.  When I click on "Configure waterfall drive", I get the message "There is a problem with your sound hardware.  To install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click 'Printers and other devices', then click 'Add hardware"."  I don't have a "Printers and other devices" in Control Panel.  I have "Printers and faxes" and "add hardware", neither of which helps.

Any ideas?
Tnx,

Peter KD6CPA
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