Re: Ft 817, wsjt #ft817 #cat #wsjt

Jack Spitznagel

John, Rick,


@Rick, John make an important point about the CT-62 cable… I forgot to mention it. I prefer full CAT control because I can use the program to auto switch to the correct frequency.


@John, which sound interface do you recommend using? Prior to BETA 12 I was using “hw:CARD=udrc,DEV=0”, it no longer works in wsjt-x, and I found by experimentation that “plughw:CARD=udrc, DEV=0” does work. I get the feeling I am missing something…


Thanks for your input.



Jack Spitznagel





From: <> On Behalf Of John D Hays - K7VE
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 21:47
Subject: Re: [udrc] Ft 817, wsjt #ft817 #cat #wsjtx


Yes, the accessory port is used for CAT control.  Typically, you use a CT-62 type cable for CAT -- there are USB versions which work for the Raspberry Pi and FT-8x7 radios. For example


A couple of programs like fldigi and direwolf support GPIO PTT on the Raspberry Pi (which is wired to the DIN6 PTT line), others do not, so CAT, VOX, or other methods need to be used to key the transmitter.

This is true for applications running on the Pi ... it makes for a good investment for your FT-817


On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 6:37 PM Richard Waller via Groups.Io <> wrote:

Thanks John. Are you saying I need to use a USB port on the Rpi for rig control? I’m using the data port on the 817 to connect to draws hat micro din. Would I use the accessory jack for rig control? 



John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA





J Spitznagel
Science River LLC

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