Bry, folks on this Group are always available to respond to specific questions. With that said, one needs to do their own homework also. In a given YahooMessage 1 of 7 , Mar 9View SourceBry, folks on this Group are always available to respond to specific questions.
With that said, one needs to do their own homework also. In a given Yahoo Group, there is a 'files' section. In this HRD Group 'files' section you will find the subject of cables covered ad nauseum. Lots of other good subjects also. Pls enjoy....
From: Bry Carling <bcarling@...>
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2013 6:44 AM
Subject: Re: [ham-radio-deluxe] HRD and Digipan: A Newbie Question
Doug's questions make a good point. I think the real help most of us HRD users (and
wannabee HRD users) need is -
The information about what cables to use when we have a combination of programs at
work to control and report data from our radios. Digipan, FLdigi, LOTW, tQSL etc. etc.
Some of you that have experience with this could really help us if you would point us in the
On 9 Mar 2013 at 3:27, Doug Fitts wrote:
> On this computer I have Ham Radio Deluxe [version 188.8.131.52]
> installed. On this computer I have Digipan installed. My HF rig is
> the Kenwood TS-440S, I have an interface cable that works with HRD
> to the Kenwood. How do I know the interface cable works with the
> Two years ago I hooked it up to another computer and was able to
> remotely control the TS-440S through my keyboard. That connection
> was a USB type and on this Dell 9100 also a USB connection. My point
> I want to setup and operate PSK-31 the digital mode of
> communications on 20-meters. Is there any additional accessories I
> will need to make this happen with the TS-440S rig, the interface
> USB cable and the two software programs [HRD and Digipan]??
> My G5RV antenna developed a problem, I am rebuilding part of the
> antenna and should have it back up and reinstalled in a few days.
> Any suggestions from this forum that I am on the right track with
> hardware and software and anything else I need to do?
> Note: I have an antenna coax switch that I can select one of two HF
> antennas....the G5RV and a 20-meter dipole. The dipole was recently
> purchased and should be here Wednesday of next week. After the G5RV
> repair and the installation of the 20m new dipole I will be ready to
> check out PSK-31 on receive and transmit for the first time and will
> "cut back" on the output power [20-50 watts I think is
> Doug W7FDF
> Vail Arizona U.S.A.
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Hi Rick, yes I did add the two IC chips that allow the Kenwood TS-440S to operate in the CAT mode, with an external RS232 connection via the serial port or aMessage 1 of 7 , Mar 9View SourceHi Rick, yes I did add the two IC chips that allow the Kenwood TS-440S to operate in the CAT mode, with an external RS232 connection via the serial port or a USB configuration. That part is working just fine amigo.
As to changing frequency, mode [CW, SSB, AM, etc.] and other parameters....I do not need that [at least not now] using HRD. I want to dedicate the rig specifically to PSK-31 on the HF frequencies but have the capability to QSY to CW or SSB....a schematic and setup I am presently drawing up on paper..
Several years ago I did use Ham Radio Deluxe and a Icom IC 735 HF rig for frequency control on a separate computer for receive only and the setup worked great. So in short I am not too far in the dark on how HRD works and other things associated with the program.
Yes, I do have two Rigblaster devices that I will press into service for PSK-31....I just need to see and figure out the "how to"....LOL.
PS: Two points, 1] your present callsign...original from W2 land and 2] how long have you been living in Louisiana [QRZ.com info]?? I am originally from the NYC region and got my Ham tix February 1959 when I was a 16 year old high school brat, girl chaser and troublemaker [LOL], the year you were born.....LOL!!!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Rick Westerfield" <r_lwesterfield@...> wrote:
> Hello Doug,
What Ted is referring to is the difference between ârig controlâ (changing freq, modes and other radio settings) and a simple VOX-activated push-to-talk setup. My first rig was a Kenwood TS-440S/AT just like you have but I could not do ârig controlâ because my radio lacked the âMAX232â chips that were an aftermarket add-on that would have allowed a very primitive, basic form of rig control. All I had was a Rig Blaster for push to talk and nothing else until I bought an Icom 746 which is a full-featured rig control capable radio. There is a link to an article on how to do this TS-440 upgrade at:
Let us know how this goes for you....Rick KH2DF
Hello Bry: That is one of my mild concerns.....that members here on this forum try to share information on the use and management of the variousMessage 1 of 7 , Mar 9View SourceHello Bry: That is one of my mild concerns.....that members here on this forum try to share information on the use and management of the various software/programs. Ham Radio Deluxe I feel I have a decent "handle" on how to use it. The LoTW program I have downloaded [weeks ago] but have yet to sit down and "learn" how to use it to log and QSL the various contacts I have made or will make in the future.
After 54+ years [February 1959] in Amateur Radio I am from the so called "old school" when it comes to sending out a QSL card. However, I am looking forward to designing a whole new QSL card, playing with the digital communications mode and enjoying our new 15 month old granddaughter Zora, who brings so much joy to our home when the wife and I babysit her 4 days a week.
Imagine this.....5-8 years from now when I am into my late 70's I hope to educate, teach the granddaughter [spoil her] on the ways of Ham Radio. Teach her Morse Code, some basic theory and FCC regs that her young mind can absorb. The hope is....when I have passed on to the Heavens she will first get her Ham tix then later on, apply for my callsign [W7FDF] to continue the legacy!!
Sorry to digress here [and go off topic in a sense] but, ain't Ham Radio FUN guys-n-gals???
--- In email@example.com, "Bry Carling" <bcarling@...> wrote:
> Doug's questions make a good point. I think the real help most of us HRD users (and wannabee HRD users) need is.....