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Re: IC-7000 Squelch Issues

va3qb <va3qb.ve3vwd@...>
 

Make sure your VCS is not enabled. Volume controlled squelch.

Bill
VA3QB


Re: IC-7000 Squelch Issues

Roger Taylor
 

On 06/06/2019 18:24, KD6NQA@att.net wrote:
Perhaps the squelch control has deteriorated due to time, temps, humidity, oxidation, etc... Perhaps a sharp impact to the AF/SQ knob has damaged a circuit trace. If you have a CAT interface cable it would be interesting to know if the squelch will open controlling it remotely via ICOM's RS-BA1 or Ham Radio Deluxe. If it opens remotely then a mechanical failure is the likely culprit. You could try resetting the CPU by holding BOTH band buttons and powering up the rig. This will reset the radio to factory default settings including clearing memories.
Good luck solving your problem,
73
Steve
KD6NQA
It's not something simple like the tone squelch enabled on FM is it?

73, Roger, G4HZA


Re: IC-7000 Squelch Issues

Steve Murphy
 

Perhaps the squelch control has deteriorated due to time, temps, humidity, oxidation, etc... Perhaps a sharp impact to the AF/SQ knob has damaged a circuit trace. If you have a CAT interface cable it would be interesting to know if the squelch will open controlling it remotely via ICOM's RS-BA1 or Ham Radio Deluxe. If it opens remotely then a mechanical failure is the likely culprit. You could try resetting the CPU by holding BOTH band buttons and powering up the rig. This will reset the radio to factory default settings including clearing memories.

Good luck solving your problem,
73
Steve
KD6NQA
  


Re: IC-7000 Squelch Issues

Tom Courtney
 

Try adjusting the RF gain control this is interactive with the squelch


IC-7000 Squelch Issues

Randy Hollingsworth
 

My IC-7000 was my mobile HF rig for several years and never had any issues. I recently moved it to the shack as a backup rig for HF and to use its VHF/UHF capabilities. In working with it earlier today, the squelch function seems to not be working correctly. The squelch is set to auto. When I tried using it on 2M and 70 cm bands in FM mode, there was no setting of the control that would open the squelch. Further, when I changed back to HF bands, I found that when set to USB or LSB I got the same result, the squelch would not open. However, on CW mode, the squelch behaved normally on all HF bands. I repeated this process with the squelch set to squelch rather than auto and got the same result.

I am hoping that there is simply a setting issue that I am missing and that someone can point out what I am doing wrong. Thanks for any assistance!!


Re: RIGblaster PnP

Ken Campbell
 

J.D. and group,

I sit here scraping egg off my face, as this whole issue was easily resolved once I slept on it. The problem was that I was using a laptop with two profiles. The one I was using for this project was not seeing any  recording devices when I took a look at sound management in control panel. Rig control was working fine.

I logged out of that profile, logged into the other one. Checked the sound manager. Lo and behold, there was the MIC input! Hooked everything up, launched FLdigi, and everything was working like store-bought!

I’ve been dealing with computers for many years and can honestly say I’ve never run into this particular kink before.

Like the old bromide says, you learn something new every day, and on a good day it doesn’t leave a mark!

All the best,
Ken Campbell
N6PCD 


Re: RIGblaster PnP

 

What audio input are you using on the IC7000?
I assume you are using the 6 pin Mini Din on the rear.
Did you buy a pre-made cable from the RIGblaster to the radio?
When the PTT on the back is made the rear mike connector is disconnected and the data (audio) in is connected into the radio.
The output stays line level regardless of the front volume control.
If you are using the 13 pin plug other situations apply and there is a separate PTT for HF and VHF.
I suggest the 6 pin plug being used.


RIGblaster PnP

Ken Campbell
 

Hi all. I’m trying to setup my 7000 with a RIGblaster PnP. Got the rig control working fine but am having issues with the sound. I’m using an HP G72 laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

Fldigi sees the mic but doesn’t see the output which is the headphone jack. I have a set of Sony headphones plugged into the  speaker/ headphone jack on the PnP. Headphones are 60 ohm impedance. I hear the PC audio fine. Any ideas? Thanks!


Re: PTT Overshoot

Steve W3AHL
 

Reports about the 7K's overshoot when keyed have been around since day one of production.  There are several causes.  One is due to the ALC circui's timing and is worse when running at lower power levels where ALC action is greater to reduce TX ppower output.

Another more serious case is when using compression and the click of the PTT switch on the HM-151 is greatly amplified and ALC doesn't limit it.  For examples of both see my uploaded files from 2012 & 2014:

https://groups.io/g/ic7000/files/7K%20PTT%20Spike%20with%20Compression.doc

https://groups.io/g/ic7000/files/7KCWKeyingSpike.pdf

I haven't looked at what happens in constant carrier modes, like FM.  But power spikes can certainly caused many solid state amplifiers to trigger protective circuits (or fail).

I was going to change the .doc file above to a .pdf, but don't seem to have file upload permissions.  I probably haven't uploaded anything since the Group changed to groups.io, so will contact the group owner.


Steve, W3AHL


Re: PTT Overshoot

Clive Jenner
 

Hi, Overshoot is important if you are driving a transverter. It could cook the input network of your transverter.

73 Clive GW0PPO


Re: PTT Overshoot

Joe
 

While I was testing a repeater amplifier I was trying to use a Wouxun KG-UV6D V2 handheld radio to provide a 1 watt signal. I noticed that it overshot the output power to a great degree until it settled down to 1 watt output.

So, there are rigs that do overshoot power output and MIGHT be a problem when driving an amplifier.

73, Joe, K1ike

On 5/26/2019 6:20 PM, Philippe PARIS wrote:
Hi,
As I explain I don???t see any with 2 others UHF trx,


Re: PTT Overshoot

Philippe PARIS
 

Hi,
As I explain I don’t see any with 2 others UHF trx, then I could imagine there is no microHam false display.
There is not point for me, except only to know they are there on my IC 7000 (perhaps it could a default in my unit).
If not only on mine, perhaps it could be a point for people using external PA, I don’t know if such peak could damage them ?
If you think this is false, then just forget my post and sorry for the disturbance done with my post. 73.


Re: PTT Overshoot

 

What is the point?
I think that we are looking at the overshoot of the power meter as much as anything.
It is possible that the ALC circuit is a little slow to reduce the power, but still what is the point?


Re: IC-7000 and Signalink USB Setup

 

You are welcome, enjoy your IC7000 and WSJT-X I know I do.

KE4MD


Re: IC-7000 and Signalink USB Setup

Steve Maslin
 

Ok that worked!  I received the cable late yesterday, wired it up to the radio, it gave me COM3 in windows, launched WSJT-X and used the settings you posted, and Test CAT went green immediately.  I appreciate the assistance!

73's,

Steve, NS4M


Re: IC-7000 2 Meter Rpt Problem Transmit but doesn't open the repeater ?

Richard
 

Kurt, is this in a mobile instillation or home ? I work in Dublin, Ca and if you are close enough or wan't to meet me somewhere close. I would be more than willing to go over all your settings, and if need be compare the service menu settings to mine.

Rich
W6ABJ 


Re: IC-7000 and Signalink USB Setup

k4pwo <k4pwo@...>
 

Define "connect to radio"... if you mean CAT control, you'll need a CAT controller interface like a USB to CI-V adapter. The Signalink USB does NOT supply a CAT interface, it is only a sound device with internal VOX to supply PTT.

Perry K4PWO 



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-------- Original message --------
From: smaslin@...
Date: 5/24/19 7:28 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: [ic7000] IC-7000 and Signalink USB Setup

Hello all,

Need some assistance.  I just got a Signalink USB for use with my IC-7000, but I am having great difficulty getting it to work.  Can anyone give me some advice on how to configure it correctly with DX Lab Suite or WSJT-X.  I cannot get either program to connect to the radio at all.

Any help would be appreciated. 

Steve Maslin, NS4M


Re: IC-7000 and Signalink USB Setup

Steve Maslin
 

Awesome thank you for your help. I will let you know how it goes.  

Steve 
NS4M 


Re: IC-7000 and Signalink USB Setup

 

That should do it for you.
You can still get the Signalink USB working on the radio while you are waiting for the cable.
You should at least be able to decode signals and transmit with no shift if you want.
I run 30 - 40 watts into a DX77a antenna and do fairly well.
If you try to run more than that you will heat up the finals a pretty good bit and maybe damage something.
30 - 40 watts seems to be enough to get the job done OK.
Good Luck
KE4MD


Re: IC-7000 and Signalink USB Setup

Steve Maslin
 

Ah that seems to be the missing puzzle piece then. I just ordered this cable from amazon :  RPC-I17-UF

https://www.amazon.com/Valley-Enterprises-Chipset-Control-Programming/dp/B003OJAXWY

So that should resolve my issues right ?

thanks !

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