FT817 – wrong setting!

Just realised that I had my FT817ND set to USB and not DIG, so I was not sending any modulation on WSPR TX! This has now been corrected, so I am hopeful of some spots this evening. This is the second time I have made this mistake. It remains to be seen if this was the reason for no spots earlier.

UPDATE 1820zStill no 10m spots!  Must be conditions. Will leave the rig on 10m this evening to see if things improve.

Roger Lapthorn, G3XBM, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Cambridge, England.

3 Responses to “FT817 – wrong setting!”

  • W3FIS - Paul:

    If you have an SWR meter in the antenna line before your ATU, it is pretty obvious. Red light comes on on the radio and the interface perhaps, but NOT RF output.

    /paul W3FIS

  • Peter kg5wy:

    We are all human. I make many mistakes all the time.

  • Richard Des Rosiers wb5b:

    usb is the correct setting if you feed audio into microphone and use vox for keying.

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