Discussion:
Newbie Questions, Part II (No RF Out)
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w6jhb-BUHhN+a2lJ4@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
2014-09-29 18:35:07 UTC
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I installed FLDIGI (3.21.83) on my iMac last night. I'm running OS-X 10.9.5 and am connected to an Elecraft K3. I use the Elecraft-supplied Serial-USB cable. I'm using a Tascam US-125M external USB sound card. This combination of radio, computer, and sound card have been working perfectly using WSJT-X and cocoaModem for JT65, JT9, PSK31, and RTTY.


After a lot of fumbling around, I figured out that I needed to install Hamlib on the iMac, which I did and was then able to get FLDIGI rig control working. I have the K3 in Data-A mode, as I do with the other applications. When I enter some text in the FLDIGI lower box and press the T/R button, the K3 goes into transmit (red light turns on), the text I entered changes, character by character from black to red, but there is NO RF output. Pressing the T/R button returns the K3 to receive mode. I've tired this with the K3 in VOX and PTT - doesn't matter - either way I get no RF. Receive seems to work fine - I am getting very good decoding on PSK31 signals on 20 meters. I just am not able to send RF out.


Second problem - call lookup not working. I'm a paid QRZ.COM subscriber and have set up the Web tab / Call Lookup with QRZ.com with my userid and password. When I see a call in the decoded area I double click it, the call is populated in the white "Call" area at the top of the screen, but nothing else happens.


Any ideas on these two issues?
w6jhb-BUHhN+a2lJ4@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
2014-09-29 18:47:12 UTC
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OK - got the first one resolved (No RF) by doing an RTFM. Turned out that I needed to set the output control higher on my Tascam sound card for FLDIGI than what I normally have it set on for the other two applications. Whew - glad that works!

Now, about that QRZ lookup.....?
Dave Wright hfradiopro-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
2014-09-29 18:55:44 UTC
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To the left of the call sign in the log section: see that icon that looks like a globe? Click it.



--
Dave Wright
K3DCW

"Real radio bounces off the sky"
Post by w6jhb-BUHhN+***@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
OK - got the first one resolved (No RF) by doing an RTFM. Turned out that I needed to set the output control higher on my Tascam sound card for FLDIGI than what I normally have it set on for the other two applications. Whew - glad that works!
Now, about that QRZ lookup.....?
James Bennett w6jhb-BUHhN+a2lJ4@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
2014-09-29 18:57:18 UTC
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Yep - got it. It now fills in the data for the selected call. But it also opens up a new page on my web browser. Can I opt to NOT have that happen?

Jim / W6JHB
Post by Dave Wright hfradiopro-***@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
To the left of the call sign in the log section: see that icon that looks like a globe? Click it.
--
Dave Wright
K3DCW
"Real radio bounces off the sky"
Post by w6jhb-BUHhN+***@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
OK - got the first one resolved (No RF) by doing an RTFM. Turned out that I needed to set the output control higher on my Tascam sound card for FLDIGI than what I normally have it set on for the other two applications. Whew - glad that works!
Now, about that QRZ lookup.....?
Dave Wright hfradiopro-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
2014-09-29 19:41:59 UTC
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In the QRZ setup windows for Fldigi, do you have the box checked next to
"QRZ online via default Internet Browser" If so, put the check mark next
to "None". At the bottom half of that window, put a check mark next to
QRZ.com, enter your username and password there, and you should be good to
go.

Dave Wright
K3DCW

"Real radio bounces off the sky"
Post by James Bennett w6jhb-BUHhN+***@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
Yep - got it. It now fills in the data for the selected call. But it also
opens up a new page on my web browser. Can I opt to NOT have that happen?
Jim / W6JHB
On Monday, Sep 29, 2014, at Monday, 11:55 AM, Dave Wright
To the left of the call sign in the log section: see that icon that looks
like a globe? Click it.
--
Dave Wright
K3DCW
"Real radio bounces off the sky"
OK - got the first one resolved (No RF) by doing an RTFM. Turned out that
I needed to set the output control higher on my Tascam sound card for
FLDIGI than what I normally have it set on for the other two applications.
Whew - glad that works!
Now, about that QRZ lookup.....?
James Bennett w6jhb-BUHhN+a2lJ4@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
2014-09-29 20:50:14 UTC
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Yippee - thanks Dave - you were absolutely right! Works great now and my browser doesn't keep bugging me!

tnx & 73, Jim / W6JHB
In the QRZ setup windows for Fldigi, do you have the box checked next to "QRZ online via default Internet Browser" If so, put the check mark next to "None". At the bottom half of that window, put a check mark next to QRZ.com, enter your username and password there, and you should be good to go.
Dave Wright
K3DCW
"Real radio bounces off the sky"
Yep - got it. It now fills in the data for the selected call. But it also opens up a new page on my web browser. Can I opt to NOT have that happen?
Jim / W6JHB
Post by Dave Wright hfradiopro-***@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
To the left of the call sign in the log section: see that icon that looks like a globe? Click it.
--
Dave Wright
K3DCW
"Real radio bounces off the sky"
Post by w6jhb-BUHhN+***@public.gmane.org [linuxham]
OK - got the first one resolved (No RF) by doing an RTFM. Turned out that I needed to set the output control higher on my Tascam sound card for FLDIGI than what I normally have it set on for the other two applications. Whew - glad that works!
Now, about that QRZ lookup.....?
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