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December 23, 2017 at 8:55 pm in reply to: Digital on LD-11 #3671
Late reply, but nearly all my JT65/JT9 and FT8 contacts in the last year have been on my LD-11 and Hardrock 50w amp.
w8tamOctober 1, 2017 at 9:24 pm in reply to: LD-5 questions #3653
Better link. 😀
w8tamOctober 1, 2017 at 9:22 pm in reply to: LD 5 Amplifier #3652
I use a Hardrock 50w amplifier with my LD-11. The radio keys the amp through the PTT RCA jack.
I’ve used software to synchronize band changes, but have been unable to do it directly.
w8tamSeptember 11, 2016 at 10:59 pm in reply to: LD-5 and Macbook Pro #3174
I’ve upgraded to an LD-11, but in order to fix the issue with the Mac, I found that issuing ‘sudo stty -f /dev/$XYZ sane’ resets the port, and turns the transmitting off. Where $XYZ is the name of the device.
Hope that helps!
-ThomAugust 10, 2016 at 2:16 pm in reply to: LD-11 (Prolific) firmware update #3169
This might be helpful. I used this driver for Windows 10 with a Prolific chipped LD-11.
73August 10, 2016 at 2:14 pm in reply to: LD-11 / Bad SSB Audio #3168
The band scope can be turned on by pressing the ‘F’ button then the ‘VFO A/B’ button.
73May 1, 2016 at 6:49 pm in reply to: Antenna tuner #3096
You can fake a tune mode in the LD-5 by switching the CW key type to straight key, and either using a key held down, or make a small 3.5mm jack shorted to simulate a keydown situation in the ‘key’ jack.
Since I have a key with me most times I’m operating, I just use the key method, then switch back to iambic mode.
w8tamApril 15, 2016 at 10:43 pm in reply to: LD-5 and Macbook Pro #3067
Thanks for the ideas! I figured out something very similar the other day. ‘stty sane’ to the USB device resets the serial port and turns off the PTT. It’s annoying that it turns on, and I can’t seem to change the defaults, but at least I can use the radio with the Mac!
Next issue is the LD-5 and hamlib. Seems like the TS-2000 emulation isn’t close enough for hamlib. Booo! I can control the PTT with wsjt-x on the Mac, but not the VFO via cat control due to the incompatibility with hamlib. Closer though!
-ThomMarch 16, 2016 at 10:42 pm in reply to: LD-5 and Macbook Pro #2585
Plug LD-5 into a non-powered hub, no TX. Then plug the hub into the Mac, TX.
Plug LD-5 into powered hub, TX. Then plug the powered hub into the Mac, still TX.
Plug the LD-5 into a Linux box (Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS). The LD-5 goes to TX briefly, then returns to receive.
w8tamMarch 16, 2016 at 10:09 pm in reply to: LD-5 and Macbook Pro #2584
Placing a USB hub between the LD-5 and the MBP does nothing, unless the hub is powered, in which case, the LD-5 begins transmitting as soon as it’s plugged into the powered hub.