Windows For Ham Radio
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 CW||PC KEYING||DTR||Method used for the computer to PTT, this setting works well with FLDIGI and WSTJ-X.|
|067 MODE DATA||DATA MODE||OTHERS||Enable for additional options beyond the PSK settings.|
|069 MODE DATA||OTHER DISP (SSB)||1500Hz||The audio bandwidth needs to be shifted from the dial frequency to correctly cover the FT8 band spectrum.|
|070 MODE DATA||OTHER SHIFT (SSB)||1500Hz||Same reason as above.|
|071 MODE DATA||DATA HCUT FREQ||OFF||You want to receive the largest bandwidth possible to maximize the number of stations heard.|
|073 MODE DATA||DATA HCUT FREQ||OFF||As above to maximize the bandwidth.|
|075 MODE DATA||DATA IN SELECT||USB||Use the audio coming from your PC via the USB cable.|
|076 MODE DATA||DATA MIC GAIN||25||This is the gain setting for the digital audio.|
|077 MODE DATA||DATA OUT LEVEL||5||The radio massively overdrives the output audio level to the PC, thus this needs to be turned right down.|