Radios and Peripherals

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Elecraft

Fur best performance with DXLog your radio needs to have the most recent firmware.
Firmware releases can be found on Elecraft's firmware web site.

K2

The recommended CAT interface setting is 4800bps, 8 bit, no parity, 1 stop bit, and 300ms polling interval.

For SO2V operation the menu option Options|Interface specific options|Use SPLIT command in SO2V technique should be disabled.

Per Elecraft recommendations, the option "Do not poll radio during TX" in DXLog's radio settings should be checked.

K3, K3S, KX2, and KX3

The recommended CAT interface setting is 38400bps, 8 bit, no parity, 1 stop bit, and 300ms polling interval.

Per Elecraft recommendations, the option "Do not poll radio during TX" in DXLog's radio settings should be checked.

For SO2V operation with K3/K3S without sub receiver, KX2, or KX3 the menu option
Options|Interface specific options|Use SPLIT command in SO2V technique should be disabled.

For K3/K3S with a sub receiver, this option should be enabled. Sub receiver control is supported.
For more information, see Operating techniques.

When recording voice messages for the internal voice keyer on KX2 and KX3, recording should be started by pressing the XMIT button on
the radio but completed by pressing ESC on the computer's keyboard.

To make the CW sidetone or transmitted audio available for the contest recorder on a K3/K3S (e.g. routed via an SO2R controller) you need to
select LIN OUT from the menu, press 2, and then set the transmit monitor level there.

For K3/K3S with sub receiver, coherent diversity operation is supported. It can either be enabled/disabled by pressing
[Ctrl][-] or [Ctrl][Keypad Subtract] or with a long press on the radio's SUB button.
Diversity is indicated with a DIV icon below in the "seven segment" frequency counter in
the radio/band map window.

ICOM

Fur best performance with DXLog your radio needs to have the most recent firmware.
Firmware releases can be found on ICOM's firmware web site.

For radios listed below but with old firmware, chose IC-7000 but use the radio model's correct CI-V address.
This may also be necessary when using outdated equipment that rely on information on the CI-V interface,
such as power amplifiers or band decoders.

IC-705, IC-7300, IC-7610, IC-7850, IC-7851, IC-9700

Even if you are using a station controller such as a microHAM MK2R+ you will get a better user experience if you
let DXLog control the radio directly via the high speed USB interface. (The station controller should however
still be connected to the "REMOTE" interface for correct band and mode decoding.)

In DXLog's radio settings, select the relevant COM port, chose 200ms polling interval and set the interface to
115200bps, 8 bits, no parity and 1 stop bit.

On the radio, go to the CI-V menu by selecting:
MENU->SET->Connectors->CI-V
Then set
CI-V Transceive = ON (Optional)
CI-V USB Port = Unlink from [REMOTE]
CI-V USB Baud Rate = 115200
CI-V USB Echo Back = OFF

For SO2V operation the menu option Options|Interface specific options|Use SPLIT command in SO2V technique
should be disabled for IC-705, IC-7300, and IC-9700. It should be enabled for IC-7610, IC-7850, and IC-7851.

With this option enabled, sub receiver and VFO knob focus control are supported. For more information, see Operating techniques.
Please note that if sub receiver and VFO knob focus control is used with a low CAT speed (e.g. 19200bps)
the polling interval will have to be increased to about 600ms to secure responsiveness when switching focus in DXLog.

The internal voice keyer is supported but only for playback. Recording has to be done using the radio's recording menu.
All eight voice keyer memories in the radio are supported. Memory number eight is accessible via the $PBINS macro.

NB. ICOM CI-V is a semi-duplex protocol that both transmits and receives using a single line.
Using CI-V Transceive = ON at lower speeds may create message collisions causing DXLog's
CAT driver to lock up. With a collision-aware serial interface, such as microHAM device router,
Transceive can however be used also at e.g. 19200bps together with a longer polling interval (5-600ms) for
a slightly improved user experience.

The radio's default setting is to not include CW sidetone or transmit audio in the radio's audio output.
For e.g. recording a contest, this needs to be activated.

When using the built-in USB sound card:

SET -> Connectors -> USB AF/IF Output -> AF Beep/Speech... Output = ON

When using the ACC connector (e.g. when routing audio through an SO2R controller)

SET -> Connectors -> ACC AF/IF Output -> AF Beep/Speech... Output = ON

Coherent diversity is supported on IC-7610, IC-7850, and IC-7851. It can either be enabled/disabled from the keyboard with
[Ctrl][-] or [Ctrl][Keypad Subtract] or by a long press on the radio's MAIN/SUB button.
Diversity is indicated with a DIV icon below in the "seven segment" frequency counter in the radio/band map window.

IC-7800

Use the highest available speed on the CI-V interface (19200bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit). A suitable polling interval is 300ms.

For SO2V operation the DXLog menu option Options|Interface specific options|Use SPLIT command in SO2V technique should be enabled.

With this option enabled, sub receiver and VFO knob focus control are supported. For more information, see Operating techniques.
However, with this option enabled the polling interval will have to be increased to about 600ms to secure responsiveness when switching focus in DXLog.

As a rule, CI-V Transceive should be disabled in the radio's set up menu. However, with a collision-aware serial interface, such as microHAM device router,
it can however be used combined with a longer polling interval (5-600ms) for a slightly improved user experience. (For more details, see above.)

The internal voice keyer is supported but only for playback. Recording has to be done using the radio's recording menu.
All eight voice keyer memories in the radio are supported. Memory number eight is accessible via the $PBINS macro.

IC-7600, IC-7700

Use the highest available speed on the CI-V interface (19200bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit). A suitable polling interval is 300ms.

For SO2V operation the DXLog menu option Options|Interface specific options|Use SPLIT command in SO2V technique should be disabled.

As a rule, CI-V Transceive should be disabled in the radio's set up menu. However, with collision-aware serial interfaces such as microHAM device router
it can however be used combined with a longer polling interval (5-600ms) for a slightly improved user experience. (For more details, see above.)

The internal voice keyer is supported but only for playback. Recording has to be done using the radio's recording menu.
All eight voice keyer memories in the radio are supported. Memory number eight is accessible via the $PBINS macro.

Older ICOM

Use the highest available speed on the CI-V interface. 400ms polling interval is recommended.

Disable CI-V Transceive if available.

SO2V operation is only partially supported since older versions of the CI-V protocol does not allow access to VFO B.

Kenwood

Fur best performance with DXLog your radio needs to have the most recent firmware.
Firmware releases can be found on Kenwood's firmware web site.

TS-480SAT, TS-480HX

Use the highest reliable speed on the CAT interface (38400-115200bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit). A suitable polling interval is 200ms.

For SO2V operation the DXLog menu option Options|Interface specific options|Use SPLIT command in SO2V technique should be disabled.

The internal voice keyer is supported but only for playback.

TS-590S

Preferably use the USB CAT interface at the highest available speed (115200bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit). A suitable polling interval is 200ms.

For SO2V operation the DXLog menu option Options|Interface specific options|Use SPLIT command in SO2V technique should be disabled.

The internal voice keyer is supported but only for playback.

Different mode on VFO A and VFO B is not supported.

TS-890S

Preferably use the USB CAT interface at the highest available speed (115200bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit). A suitable polling interval is 200ms.

For SO2V operation the DXLog menu option Options|Interface specific options|Use SPLIT command in SO2V technique should be disabled.

The internal voice keyer is supported but only for playback.

TS-990S

Preferably use the USB CAT interface at the highest available speed (115200bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit). A suitable polling interval is 200ms.

For SO2V operation the DXLog menu option Options|Interface specific options|Use SPLIT command in SO2V technique should be enabled.

Subreceiver control is supported.

The internal voice keyer is supported but only for playback.

Older Kenwood

Use the highest available speed on the CAT interface. A suitable polling rate at 4800bps is 500ms.

For SO2V operation the DXLog menu option Options|Interface specific options|Use SPLIT command in SO2V technique should be disabled.

The internal voice keyer may be supported. If so, only for playback.

Yaesu

Fur best performance with DXLog your radio needs to have the most recent firmware.
Firmware releases can be found on Yaesu's web site.

FT-450D

Use the highest available speed on the CAT interface (38400bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit). A suitable polling interval is 200ms.

For SO2V operation the DXLog menu option Options|Interface specific options|Use SPLIT command in SO2V technique should be disabled.

The internal voice keyer is supported for both playback and recording.

FT-817ND, 818, 847, 857D, and 897

Use the highest available speed on the CAT interface (38400bps or 57600bps, 8 bits, no parity, 2 (TWO) stop bits). A suitable polling interval is 300ms.

For SO2V operation the DXLog menu option Options|Interface specific options|Use SPLIT command in SO2V technique should be disabled.

VFO B control is supported by DXLog but due to limitations in the radios' CAT protocol changes in VFO selection or
split status made using the radio's controls will confuse DXLog.

FT-1000 and FT-1000D

Use the highest available speed on the CAT interface. (At 4800bps a suitable polling interval is 500ms.)

Note that the CAT interface uses 2 (TWO) stop bits.

For SO2V operation the DXLog menu option Options|Interface specific options|Use SPLIT command in SO2V technique should be enabled.

Subreceiver control is not supported.

The internal voice keyer is not supported.

FT-1000MP, FT-1000MKV

Use the highest available speed on the CAT interface. (At 4800bps a suitable polling interval is 500ms.)

Note that the CAT interface uses 2 (TWO) stop bits.

For SO2V operation the DXLog menu option Options|Interface specific options|Use SPLIT command in SO2V technique should be enabled.

Subreceiver control is supported.

The internal voice keyer is not supported.

FTDX1200, FTDX3000

Use the highest available speed on the CAT interface (38400bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit). A suitable polling interval is 200ms.

For SO2V operation the DXLog menu option Options|Interface specific options|Use SPLIT command in SO2V technique should be disabled.

The internal voice keyer is supported but only for playback.

FTDX5000

Due to lack of access the support status for Yaesu FTDX5000 is currently unclear.

The current driver is largely similar to that for FTDX3000 and should provide basic functionality.

The development team is looking for owners of this radio.

FTDX101D

Use the highest available speed on the CAT interface (38400bps, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit). A suitable polling interval is 200ms.

For SO2V operation the DXLog menu option Options|Interface specific options|Use SPLIT command in SO2V technique should be enabled.

With this option enabled, sub receiver control is supported. For more information, see Operating techniques.

The internal voice keyer is supported both for playback and recording.

Coherent diversity is supported. It can either be enabled/disabled from the keyboard with [Ctrl][-] or [Ctrl][Keypad Subtract] or with a long press
on the radio's SYNC button. Diversity is indicated with a DIV icon right below in the "seven segment" frequency counter in the radio/band map window.

FlexRadio

Since FlexRadio uses a virtual serial port, speed is not important.

Keyboard RIT is supported but only on VFO A.

When using DXLog's internal DVK, DAX is switched on at the beginning of playback and then
switched off at the end. This is to support the use of the DVK also with remote operation
when DAX is used for the microphone signal.

microHAM

RTTY FSK

Even modern radios with built-in virtual COM ports only have only one COM-port for FSK keying.
This means SO2V RTTY is not really possible.

However, using a microHAM keyer such as MK2R+ you have two virtual COM ports for FSK which means it is possible.

NB. Disable "Stuff" for the FSK COM-port in the USB Device Router's Ports tab or your transmission may be corrupted.

When doing FSK RTTY via the microHAM

Foot pedal

Although DXLog supports multiple uses for a footpedal connected to a COM-port,
a foot pedal connected to a microHAM keyer can only serve as PTT.

NB. On microHAM keyers, DXLog does not recognize foot pedal 1 and foot pedal 2. Both act as PTT for the currently focused radio.