Re: FT891, FT817, Audio Levels, I/O Fail , and Documentation #draws #ft817 #hfmodes

Tim Carroll <tcarroll4@...>




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From: <> On Behalf Of Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2018 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [udrc] FT891, FT817, Audio Levels, I/O Fail , and Documentation #draws


Tim, KE4HGP,

If you no longer want your DRAWS, I would like to purchase it.

Respectfully, Ed, KD9FRQ


On 12/22/2018 10:56 PM, Tim Carroll wrote:

I myself have been doing the same.With KX2,FT891,FT817D.For now the draws is in the bottom drawer.Seems like I make one step forward then two steps backward’s.So were going to give her a break,been messing with it since I got.Just have to go with lap-top and sound card for now.


MERRY Christmas





From: <> On Behalf Of John D Hays - K7VE
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2018 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: [udrc] FT891, FT817, Audio Levels, I/O Fail , and Documentation #draws




We have an FT-817nd en route to Bryan's lab for him to be able to duplicate the Yaesu setup.  It should arrive later today.  We will try to have an answer for you after he takes a look at it.


Yes, we do test various modes, but we don't have every radio immediately available.


I have an 817 myself, but I am antenna challenged at the moment. (My house is for sale, and all of my external antennas are taken down, except the garage repeater -- plus I have a very high noise level here, part of the reason I am planning to move.)




On Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 7:42 AM Julian OH8STN <julian@...> wrote:

Hello Operators
I've been trying for the better part of four days to get the Yaesu ft-891 and Yaesu ft-817 to work on HF digital modes, correctly with the DRAWS hat. Many of the answers to the questions operators are asking are scattered around the forums in dozens of different threads. This is beyond frustrating! I would suggest building a Wiki specifically for the DRAWS hat called "Getting started". That would solve my first problem which is documentation, and being forced to read through mostly irrelevant threads to find the jewels. 

I've already run the scripts to set the levels. I've disabled ax25 and direwolf. I changed the settings from the 9600 packet port to the data line in mentioned in John and Bryans thread. I've also read through Basils threads about troubleshooting. Most of those are direwolf ax.25relsted threads What I'm left with is a pretty horrific audio I/O problem.
On transmit: When I transmit, I never get a clean signal. When I lower the levels I get some sort of oscillation. There is no sweet spot. it's either too much or too little.
On the receipt side, even with the cables unplugged there's a 30 DB noise level emanating from the DRAWS hat. Signals are barely seen in the waterfall, and decoding is ridiculously poor.
If I plug in my signalink, my miniproSC or even the USB audio interface attached to the wolphilink, it's no problem to get clean audio, and to start decoding stations I could barely see in the waterfall. I've done this with js8 call and fldigi, which both work perfectly with a signalink and zlp miniprosc on the DRAWS image.

I could really use some troubleshooting help.

Julian oh8stn 




John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA






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