I figured it was something obvious...
I still need to tweak the settings, but this is definitely the problem area.
So in my case I have to set the Audio to 0db and Digital to a high number..
I can connect to the winlink node.
with the digital set to high (15-20db) I get the connections and was able to transmit a message...
...but occasionally I get read udr0: connection timed out.
This pops up WHILE my radio is still transmitting...in the particular instance it was just a reply to your greeting, so not a long message...but in looking at the reply it generated...there was a whole list of recipients...not sure what was going on...not your fault.
So anyway...seems to be working now thanks to your help.
I really don't understand the audio settings (Draws Manager)...can you explain a bit more about what the settings mean, and what is going on?
Yes I was monitoring the ALC and at low power the ALC is high...but at 50w the ALC is right at the sweet spot...I really don't understand that either.
I don't have a scope adapter yet to monitor the output...but it seems to be fine doing the audio test with my HT.