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Best configuration for digital modes (FT8, JT65, JT9, MSK144, etc) #all


Aurelian
 

Hi,

let us review here what are the best settings for working digiral modes with ICOM IC 7000
After some years of trials I ended up in these conclusions:

Configuration:
West Mountain Radio - PLug&PLay adapter for CAT control
Ham Radio Deluxe HRD - Rig Control 
WSJT-X software

IC-7000 optimal settings as of now:

HF: Preamp OFF, Att ON 
Preamp OFF, Att ON, AGC OFF (AGC Slow+AGC Constant 0), RF Gain max, Mode USB, Filter 3.2 KHz

VHF UHF:
Preamp OFF, Att OFF, AGC OFF (AGC Slow+AGC Constant 0), RF Gain max, Mode USB, Filter 3.2 KHz

Noise Reduction, Noise Blocker , Notch filters are OFF
Audio Compression is set to minimum (or OFF)

In WSJT-X I configure Radio as Ham Radio Deluxe, PTT on RTS, Mode USB and Split on Rig 

Any comments or possible improvements on this?

Aurelian - SA0CAN