User Submitted Technical Item
Here is the setup we use at K4RY to operate FSK through the RIGblaster Pro using Writelog and the MMTTY plugin.
Radio is Kenwood TS-450
First is Wiring:
- Computer COM 1 - to - port A
- Computer USB (Com 3) - to - Port B
- FSK out on Pro - to - ACC2 connector on radio
Jumpers in Pro:
- Port A FSK, PTT, and CW
- Port B Rig Control
W/L "ports" menu:
- Com 3 Rig Type "Kenwood" and Comm PTT "NO"
Rttyrite "port" menu:
- Check COM 1
RTTY Control Panel "Options - Setup" menu "MISC" tab:
- select COM-TxD(FSK)
- USB port processing method set to A-Normal
I think that should do it for you. Everything seems to work with these limitations. We have to unplug the CW output from the Pro because W/L uses both DTR and RTS as PTT. I can't seem to figure out how to stop that. Also, I am not sure if ALL of the rig control stuff works as it should. W/L reads the frequency fine and can reset the RIT to 0 through the macro, but I can't click on the band map and set the frequency. I am sure that is just a software setting and is not really relevant to this discussion anyway.
If there is anything that I missed that you need, just give me a shout and I will be glad to look at it and report back.
Carey / KI4DVI
President, K4RY, AUBURN UNIVERSITY ARC