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Thanks for replying so quickly. Cutting the pin 6 squelch line did indeed solve the problem.
For some unknown reason I had associated the squelch issue with HF and did not check at VHF/UHF FM.
Also thanks to John and Brian for additional info and references.
73, John KM7LJ
On Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 7:22 PM Brian Badger <brian@...
The advantage of cutting the black wire is that you can in-line a switch to restore squelch operation for non-HF modes.
On Feb 23, 2019, at 8:13 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...
Or pull the pin in one end of the cable.
On Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 18:46 Brian Badger <brian@...
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 <basil@...> 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
> jgindc1@... 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.