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Re: Recomendation for Digital Mode Software??``

SeaBass
 

Marty:

Marty, what exactly is not working?  I had many issues with the backside HRD Logbook SQL server that caused all kinds of headaches, it occured after a recent Windows Security Patch that reset custom permissions back to defaults. Some possible fixes are below.

Make sure you execute HRD and its sub-programs using an administrator account (Windows).  HRD Logbook has various dependencies (such as a SQL server) that require admin rights to function; while the main program/logbook may start, these sub-functions can perform erratically.  The easiest way to ensure it runs in Admin mode is to create a desktop shortcut that points to the main program executable......Once the shortcut is created, right-click on the icon >> choose properties from dropdown >> Press Advanced Button>>check the  "Run as Administrator" checkbox.  

Also, check to ensure the Windows Network firewall isn't blocking HRD at the host or domain level. Using 127.0.0.1 or 'localhost' to address HRD will appear as safe to Windows, but using the IP address of the host PC may appear as external IP to the Network Firewall, causing it to restrict or limit access.  If the hostname is not an issue, it could be a blocked port in the firewall; the easiest way to fix that problem is to create an explicit rule in the firewall for HRD ports in use. Firewall rules are created when the program is installed, but security patches and third-party security programs can mess things up down the road.  ---Also, check the dreaded UAC settings in Control Panel/ 

Brian, AA5H


Re: ALC reading?

George
 

Alan W0ARM;

Thanks for the input to my ALC problem.

I was referring to the ALC reading on the FTDX101D not the ALC reading on the 1306 amp.

As for reducing power I would rather use the ALC input into the 101 from the amp which the 101 was designed to do which is limit the output of the 101.

I’m going to try transmitting into a dummy load and also various bands to see if I can pin point what’s going on.

I’ll post my findings.

Thanks.

 

George  K  W2YJ

 

From: FTDX101D@groups.io [mailto:FTDX101D@groups.io] On Behalf Of W0ARM - Alan
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2021 3:29 PM
To: FTDX101D@groups.io
Subject: Re: [FTDX101D] ALC reading?

 

[Edited Message Follows]

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021 at 07:27 AM, George wrote:

I set my FTDX101D for SSB operation with the ALC meter staying within the
wide white area of the scale. When I turn on my amp, Ameritron ALS-1306 with
ALC connected, and now speak into the mic the ALC meter on the 101 almost
hits the far right hand side?
What am I now seeing in terms of the ALC wild readings reading on the 101
with the amp running?
Anyone else notice this?
I do not like the idea of reducing the drive power input to the amp to make
it happy.
The ALS-1306 amp manual says OK to drive with 100 watts but then I get 1500
watt spikes noted on my LP-100A wattmeter. Not good!
I blew a ALS-1300 up a few years back and repaired it and don't want to do
the same thing with this ALS-1306.
Thanks for your response.


George K W2YJ


Which "ALC" are you referring to: Mic ALC or amplifier ALC?

The ALC "white zone" on the meter is for mic/modulation setup.  It has nothing to do with the "ALC" [input] connection from your amplifier.

ALC on the meter shouldn't change, regardless of an amplifier being on-line or not.

Am I confused, or are you? LOL

Furthermore, what's wrong with reducing your drive power to keep your amplifier happy?  I've been doing it that way for years.  And in reality, that's exactly what the ALC connection from your amp does anyway... it drives the radio's power level down, as amp output goes up, to limit radio output / drive input / amp output.

73,
~Alan
W0ARM


Re: ALC reading?

Rejean Leveille
 

Hi
 to switch to AM mode low power like 10-20 w and to take a SWR from Ftdx101D connected to a dummy load.
To perform the same test with Amplifier bypass and on line. You should not see much ALC difference unless you would get a greater impedance change affecting ALC meter.
The same test to be done with different bands. If all right to try with your antenna(s).
25 w X 100% AM modulation  = 100 W PEP.
I am suspecting an input impedance amplifier problem on a specific band.

73, Rejean, va2am


Re: External tunner power

Kg1k@...
 

Though you still need to change the power for tuning, both CW AUTO MODE and BREAK-IN setting set to ON give you the ability to transmit CW while in SSB. 
I made a small switch using mini lever switch in a spare key plug, and it is always in the front key Jack of the transceiver.
This is what I do on my 3K. Seems you can do the same on 10 or 101.


Re: Can you save All the FTDX-101D settings (including personal levels) to SD card?

Lou W7HV
 

Byron, are you able to reset your radio (hold FAST and LOCK on power up) and the problem persists?  I have the latest (202105) firmware and MEMLIST SAVE and MEMLIST LOAD work as they should. I'm sure you know that the SD card first needs to be formatted in the radio and then confirmed to work.  Not all do.   I happen to be using a 10 year old 8GB Kingston micro SD card that I had lying around with an adapter and it's worked well.


Re: Can you save All the FTDX-101D settings (including personal levels) to SD card?

Byron KN4PHS
 

May want to try and restore the setting before you RESET everything. Latest firmware update prevents me from restoring the settings from backup. Won't let me click on the OK button in menu.


Re: ALC reading?

W0ARM - Alan
 
Edited

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021 at 07:27 AM, George wrote:
I set my FTDX101D for SSB operation with the ALC meter staying within the
wide white area of the scale. When I turn on my amp, Ameritron ALS-1306 with
ALC connected, and now speak into the mic the ALC meter on the 101 almost
hits the far right hand side?
What am I now seeing in terms of the ALC wild readings reading on the 101
with the amp running?
Anyone else notice this?
I do not like the idea of reducing the drive power input to the amp to make
it happy.
The ALS-1306 amp manual says OK to drive with 100 watts but then I get 1500
watt spikes noted on my LP-100A wattmeter. Not good!
I blew a ALS-1300 up a few years back and repaired it and don't want to do
the same thing with this ALS-1306.
Thanks for your response.


George K W2YJ

Which "ALC" are you referring to: Mic ALC or amplifier ALC?

The ALC "white zone" on the meter is for mic/modulation setup.  It has nothing to do with the "ALC" [input] connection from your amplifier.

ALC on the meter shouldn't change, regardless of an amplifier being on-line or not.

Am I confused, or are you? LOL

Furthermore, what's wrong with reducing your drive power to keep your amplifier happy?  I've been doing it that way for years.  And in reality, that's exactly what the ALC connection from your amp does anyway... it drives the radio's power level down, as amp output goes up, to limit radio output / drive input / amp output.

73,
~Alan
W0ARM


Re: External tunner power

W0ARM - Alan
 
Edited

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021 at 01:23 PM, Roger Hartel wrote:
You can set power level by mode, I used FM
You can also select mic input by mode, select an unused input to avoid un intended modulation.
^^^ Only partially correct! ^^^

Only the AM mode RF power output can be set differently than the other modes. 

In all other modes (SSB, CW, FM, RTTY, etc.) the RF power output level setting ("RF POWER") will all be the same; they cannot be set independently from one another.

To avoid unwanted modulation while in AM, set the "AM MOD SOURCE" to "REAR"  (FUNC -> RADIO SETTING -> MODE AM ->[SCROLL UP/DOWN] AM MOD SOURCE -> REAR).  Of course, this assumes no input to the "rear mod" source connection.

Works great.  I keep AM power set to ~5-15 watts, for tuner and amp settings.  If I want work on AM, a quick change of the input source, back to "MIC", and I'm good-to-go.

73,
~Alan
W0ARM


Re: External tunner power

Lou W7HV
 

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021 at 12:23 PM, Roger Hartel wrote:
You can set power level by mode, I used FM
How do you do that?  On my MP, CW/SSB/FM all have the same power as set by RF POWER.  Only AM retains a separate RF POWER.


Re: External tunner power

Roger Hartel
 

You can set power level by mode, I used FM
You can also select mic input by mode, select an unused input to avoid un intended modulation.

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021, 12:48 PM Lou W7HV via groups.io <louandzip=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes.  CW/SSB/FM power levels will all be the same as set by RF POWER.  AM mode retains its own separate power setting. It maxes out at a carrier power of 25W for the D and 50W for the MP.  A lower AM carrier limit can be set in FUNC, OPERATING SETTINGS.  So, you can set the AM carrier to a suitable tuning power level, and that's what you'll get whenever you select AM mode and key the mike or MOX irrespective of the CW/SSB/FM RF POWER you may be using.   Just a reminder that any sound picked up by the mike will increase the total AM power up to a max of 4x the carrier, which is probably not suitable for tuning.


Re: External tunner power

 

Thanks Lou. I understand that. I grew up on AM late 50's. Appreciate the reminder  73 Dick

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------ Original message------
From: Lou W7HV via groups.io
Date: Sat, Jul 31, 2021 11:48 AM
To: FTDX101D@groups.io;
Cc:
Subject:Re: [FTDX101D] External tunner power

Yes.  CW/SSB/FM power levels will all be the same as set by RF POWER.  AM mode retains its own separate power setting. It maxes out at a carrier power of 25W for the D and 50W for the MP.  A lower AM carrier limit can be set in FUNC, OPERATING SETTINGS.  So, you can set the AM carrier to a suitable tuning power level, and that's what you'll get whenever you select AM mode and key the mike or MOX irrespective of the CW/SSB/FM RF POWER you may be using.   Just a reminder that any sound picked up by the mike will increase the total AM power up to a max of 4x the carrier, which is probably not suitable for tuning.


Re: External tunner power

Lou W7HV
 

Yes.  CW/SSB/FM power levels will all be the same as set by RF POWER.  AM mode retains its own separate power setting. It maxes out at a carrier power of 25W for the D and 50W for the MP.  A lower AM carrier limit can be set in FUNC, OPERATING SETTINGS.  So, you can set the AM carrier to a suitable tuning power level, and that's what you'll get whenever you select AM mode and key the mike or MOX irrespective of the CW/SSB/FM RF POWER you may be using.   Just a reminder that any sound picked up by the mike will increase the total AM power up to a max of 4x the carrier, which is probably not suitable for tuning.


Re: External tunner power

 

Gary that is a great idea I think that is a solution. 73 
Dick
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------ Original message------
From: Gary Schwartz
Date: Sat, Jul 31, 2021 6:45 AM
To: FTDX101D@groups.io;
Cc:
Subject:Re: [FTDX101D] External tunner power

I have a 998 tuner.  When changing bands I switch to AM.  Touch the MOX or PTT.  That gives you 25 watts. Then the rigs tune button should work fine within the band.

Gary
K3OS


Re: Recomendation for Digital Mode Software??``

BILL KENNAMER
 

DXLAB suite works fine with FTdx101MP, and with WSJT-X and JTAlert. Plus, it’s free.

On Friday, July 30, 2021, 10:35 PM, Kent K9EZ <kwinrich@...> wrote:

I suggest you reach out to support.  I have zero issues and as a matter of fact, have hrd linked to other apps such as N1MM and wsjt.  

Good luck. 

Kent K9EZ

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 10:17 PM Marty Pozesky via groups.io <k3kyh=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I seem to be fighting a losing battle between my FTDX-101D and the latest Ham Radio Deluxe Software....I had it working just fine and then it just stopped working.....I can't figure it.   Is there such a think as a easy and reliable third party software that can be used with the 101??   All recomendations will be appreciated.   Thanx.  Marty k3kyh


Re: ALC reading?

Alan Brown
 

I think you should only have your input power to the point the amp gives you no more power. 

the ALC is for your audio input. Can you reduce that to make the radio happy?
I had seen a FTDX3000 withe RF in my system changing the ALC. 
ALC will change on some bands so you may need to adjust mic gain, did you setup the AMC on the radio? 


Re: Can you save All the FTDX-101D settings (including personal levels) to SD card?

Marty Pozesky
 

Thank you.  I have been following "The Radio Today...Guide to the Yaesu FTDX101" wrong!.... Thanks again.


Re: Can you save All the FTDX-101D settings (including personal levels) to SD card?

Lou W7HV
 

Yes.  You can save everything to the SD card and restore the radio to those settings.  FUNC, EXTENSION SETTINGS, MEMLIST SAVE, etc saves everything.  MEMLIST LOAD restores the saved settings, frequencies, memories, stacking registers, etc.  For me, following the instructions on page 81 of the manual works.  Page 80 talks about the SD card itself and the need to format it in the radio.


ALC reading?

George
 

I set my FTDX101D for SSB operation with the ALC meter staying within the
wide white area of the scale. When I turn on my amp, Ameritron ALS-1306 with
ALC connected, and now speak into the mic the ALC meter on the 101 almost
hits the far right hand side?
What am I now seeing in terms of the ALC wild readings reading on the 101
with the amp running?
Anyone else notice this?
I do not like the idea of reducing the drive power input to the amp to make
it happy.
The ALS-1306 amp manual says OK to drive with 100 watts but then I get 1500
watt spikes noted on my LP-100A wattmeter. Not good!
I blew a ALS-1300 up a few years back and repaired it and don't want to do
the same thing with this ALS-1306.
Thanks for your response.


George K W2YJ


Re: External tunner power

Gary Schwartz
 

I have a 998 tuner.  When changing bands I switch to AM.  Touch the MOX or PTT.  That gives you 25 watts. Then the rigs tune button should work fine within the band.

Gary
K3OS


Re: RX frequency changing during FT8 contacts

Howard W6HDG
 

Adri, thank you very much!  I'm using the HRD 3rd party serial port to talk to my computer (real COM1) to control my Steppir. I'm also not sure if using HRD 3rd party serial port would not pass the same faulty VFO rig control calls as does DDE (HRD as "rig") - see my original post.

73, Howard W6HDG

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