Just received the little LD5. Intended to use it portable on digital modes (psk and jt65) Was surprised it did include the CAT usb to usb cable along with the digital 3.5mm to 3.5mm(2) adapters. Have a current HRD set up configured and running the ft-817 with no problem(recently migrated it from WIN 8.1 to 10 with no problems). This little unit is giving me fits Repeated efforts to connect via usb for firmware update and/digital has been complete failure. The Win 10 does not recognize the cable connection and I get the dreaded “yellow triangle” in device manager. Download of the device driver on this site did no good. Dug out the old xp laptop which generally breezes through these connections and again no luck. Having had the FX-4A (and starting the Yahoo FX-4A group I was considering doing another group with the LD5 in mind but now not so sure. Anyone who has successfully mastered this configuration have any ideas to try?
K8SAR – Have you had any luck getting HRD to work with the LD5? I to want to use the radio on digital modes while I am visiting family between Christmas and New Years. I am hoping to us my Windows 10 laptop. I do also have a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop I could use. At a minimum I would hope to be able to use DTR PTT control via the USB port.