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

Brian Badger

This is correct. In order to work with the 817, 857, and 897 in HF modes, the squelch line must be cut.

I had asked if this could be done in software or by jumper and the answer at the time was that cutting the line was the only solution.

See msg 2079 — the SQL line is the black wire.


On Feb 23, 2019, at 5:56 PM, Basil Gunn <> wrote:

I had to disconnect the the squelch pin in my mDin6 cable to get the
FT-817 to work. There are some notes for the FT-817 HF SSB based AFSK
and 1200/9600 bps FM operation here:

/Basil n7nix writes:

Using the DRAWS hat, I have had good success with AX25 packet using a
Kenwood V71, for example, running XASTIR, or sending and receiving winlink
messages using PAT.

However, when I substitute my FT-817 for the V71, using the same cables for
data and rig control, the DRAWS DIN-6 connection appears to "short" the
audio from the FT-817 to ground.

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