SOFTWARE SETTINGS and USEFUL SETUP INFORMATION

I keep this information for my own reference, but if it assists you then I'm glad I could help.

Settings for FT-857D/450/847/950/1000MP/2000

Last update 24 06 2014

My findings with Windows XP Pro and Vista for my FT-857D and various software packages

  • I use 38400 data rate on my FT450 and FT857D as the display in HRD updates quicker.
  • 4800 baud is the FT-857D default. Go to Menu 19 to change the rate.
  • Only 1 stop bit is used for OmniRig when using VKCL Logger in XP Pro.
  • Use 2 stop bits in OmniRig for Vista. Do not load prior to starting VKCL.
  • FT2000 - Menu 30 - CAT RTS disabled because I use FT2000 Utilities to program the FT2000.

Remember to substitute your com port number - it could be different to mine.

Software Setup Radio Configuration
Ham Radio Deluxe FT857D FT450 FT847 FT950 FT1000MP FT2000 ICOM
IC-910
Bits per second 4800 38400 9600 38400 4800 38400 19200
Data Bits 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Parity None None None None None None None
Stop bits 2 1 (yes, 1) although the default is 2. 2 might work 4 u instead. 2 1 2 2 1
Flow Control None None None       None
RTS Tick box Tick box No Tick Tick box Tick box Tick box No Tick
DTR No Tick No Tick No Tick No Tick No Tick No Tick Tick box
               
N1MM Logger
(XP Pro)
FT857D FT450 FT847 FT950 FT1000MP FT2000  
Baud Rate 4800 38400 9600 38400 4800 38400  
Parity None None None None None None  
Date Bits 8 8 8 8 8 8  
Stop Bits 2 1 (try 2 if 1 not work) 2 1 2 2  
DTR Always On Off Off Off Off Off  
RTS Always Off On Off On On Off  
Radio / VFO 1 1 1 1 1 1  
(Vista) Right click on Icon / Properties / Compatability* Compatability Mode* Disable Display scaling on high DPI* Run as Administrator DTR & RTS Always on.       For N1MM FT1000 DVS keyer setup - see below. Suits all operating systems.    
               
N1MM CW keyer setup              
Tick CW/PTT on COM port & click set              
DTR
(Pin4)
CW CW CW CW CW CW
(Port Adr: 2F0)
 
RTS
(Pin 7)
Always Off ON ON ON ON Off  
               
OmniRig FT857D FT450 FT847 FT950 FT1000MP FT2000 IC-910
Baud Rate 4800 38400 9600 38400 4800 38400 19200
Data Bits 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Parity None None None None None None None
Stop Bits 1 for XP. 2 for Vista 2 2 1 2 2 1
DTR Low Low Low Low High Low High
RTS High High Low High High High Low
              Tick both buttons when starting omnirig using VKCL
FTBASIC MMO   FT2000 Utilities Ver 3.4.0
(Memory Management) FT857D   FT847   Disable CAT RTS in Menu 30 FT2000  
COM 1   3   Speed = 38400  
DTR N   N   RS232 = 1  
RTS Y   N   data, parity, stop 8,n,2  
          Echo Off  
          Protocol Non  

Kenwood TS570 With Omni Rig = 38000,8,n,1 | DTR = High | RTS = High

FSK RTTY with the SO2R Box

Note: Both FSK control lines require the use of a keying interface to operate FSK RTTY.

  1. The assumption is made that the SO2R Box is working correctly on CW before you attempt to set it up for RTTY.
  2. You are directed to the N1MM Logger documentation on how to install MMTTY for SO2R Operation in general.
  3. Open N1MM Logger. If you have any Digital Interfaces open, close them.
  4. Close N1MM Logger, the SO2R Box Interface or Utility, and MMTTY.
  5. Make a cable using a DB25 male connector. Pin 22 is the FSK TxD line for Radio 1, Pin 23 is the FSK TxD line for Radio 2, and Pin 9 is the return for both radios. The connectors on the other ends of the cable will depend on your radios and/or interfaces. (I could not get the SO2R box to work via the DB25 port, so I designed the circuit below).
  6. Install the provided EXTFSK.dll into the subdirectories of both MMTTY instances in your computer.
  7. Open the SO2R Box Utility. Put a check mark where it says “Enable RTTY”. Close the SO2R Box Utility.
  8. Open N1MM Logger. Open the Digital Interface for Radio 1. On the RTTY Engine 1 waterfall display, click on “option” then “Setup” Go to the Tx Tab, and change the port to “Extfsk”. Then go to the “MISC”tab and choose ComTxD(FSK). Click OK, and a pop-up screen will ask you for the radio number, and choose Radio 1. Also, uncheck the box that says “Ask every time”.
  9. Now open the Digital Interface for Radio 2. On the RTTY Engine 2 waterfall display, click on “option” then “Setup”, go to the Tx Tab, and change the port to “EXTFSK”. Then go to the MISC tab and choose Com-TxD(FSK). Click OK, and a pop-up screen will ask you for the radio number, and choose Radio 2. Also, uncheck the box that says “Ask Every Time”.
  10. Without closing either Digital Interface, close N1MMLogger, then reopen it. If configured correctly, both Digital Interfaces should open, and no pop-up boxes should be displayed.
  11. If your FSK signal is inverted, check the setup for your radio. You may be able to invert it at your radio. If this doesn’t work, close N1MM Logger and the SO2R Box Interface, open up the SO2R Box Utility, and check “Invert Radio x” where “X” is your radio number. close the Utility and try again.