KJ7NZL → AE7II → Robert V. Bolton

Windows For Ham Radio #

Introduction #

This page is to serve as a repository of information for using Ham Radio with Windows. Windows isn’t my preferred operating system of choice but unfortunately Windows has the most compatibility and integration between software and radio equipment. I currently run Windows 10 with a Yaesu FT DX 3000. Some of the information may not work exactly as I have documented, but should provide you with a starting point to getting Windows working for you.

Configuring the Yaesu FT DX 3000 for Digital Modes #

I have found that the following menu options work well with the Yaesu FT DX 3000. The rest of the digital mode settings are kept in their default configurations.

065 MODE CWPC KEYINGDTRMethod used for the computer to PTT, this setting works well with FLDIGI and WSTJ-X.
067 MODE DATADATA MODEOTHERSEnable for additional options beyond the PSK settings.
069 MODE DATAOTHER DISP (SSB)1500HzThe audio bandwidth needs to be shifted from the dial frequency to correctly cover the FT8 band spectrum.
070 MODE DATAOTHER SHIFT (SSB)1500HzSame reason as above.
071 MODE DATADATA HCUT FREQOFFYou want to receive the largest bandwidth possible to maximize the number of stations heard.
073 MODE DATADATA HCUT FREQOFFAs above to maximize the bandwidth.
075 MODE DATADATA IN SELECTUSBUse the audio coming from your PC via the USB cable.
076 MODE DATADATA MIC GAIN25This is the gain setting for the digital audio.
077 MODE DATADATA OUT LEVEL5The radio massively overdrives the output audio level to the PC, thus this needs to be turned right down.
Last Updated: 2021-12-02 #