FTDX101 and Omnirig

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FTDX101 and Omnirig

Post by G4POP » 05 Nov 2019, 09:05

Please be aware that there is an error in the Omnirig ini file for this radio which caused the frequency to be incorrect.

Until Omnirig resolve this FTDX101 users should select the FT991 ini file which seems to work fine.
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Re: FTDX101 and Omnirig

Post by K9IUQ » 10 Nov 2019, 22:36

There is a problem using the 991 file also. Using this ini file, the LOG4OM will not read the mode correctly from the radio unless you put the call in LOG4OM using the cluster. I found this out the hard way after I made 6 or 7 QSOes and they were not the mode I was using. Also LOg4OM locks the mode box when CAT is used, So you can't change the mode until you log the Qso. I tried the Omni Rig FT-101 ini file and like you noticed it does work correctly. My radio is the FTDX-101MP, not the D model.

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Re: FTDX101 and Omnirig

Post by G4POP » 12 Nov 2019, 17:21

There is now a modified ini file, this is from Alex VE3NEA of Omnirig

"Recently Björn SM7IUN provided an improved version of the ini file for ftdx-101. Please download the latest rig ini files from my web site:

http://dxatlas.com/OmniRig/Files/RigIni.zip

and put them in the Rigs sub-folder of the OmniRig folder:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Afreet\OmniRig\Rigs

73 Alex vE3NEA
"
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Re: FTDX101 and Omnirig

Post by K9IUQ » 05 Dec 2019, 00:44

I had been using the modified file, to be sure I re-downloaded. It does the same thing. I have a FTDX-101MP. Using Omnirig with the FTDX-101D Omnirig ini file dated 10-07-19.

Both the CAT VFO readouts in LOG4OM work perfect, turn the dial and the readouts follow. Change bands and the VFO readouts follow.

The problem is in the F1 Logger QSO Window. The band box does not follow the vfo nor does the Freq readout window in the QSO window read the VFO freq. HOWEVER if I click on a spot in the F9 Cluster both the Freq readout window and the band window follow perfectly.

Since the F1 QSO window bandbox is greyed out when CAT is enabled I can't change the band UNTIL I log the QSO and edit. Quite unhandy.

Since I have used LOG4OM with other radios and with no issues the problem must be the OMNIrig file? Note I have also tried the FT-991 OMNIRIG file and get the same issue.

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Re: FTDX101 and Omnirig

Post by G4POP » 05 Dec 2019, 08:27

I assume that you have contacted Alex of Omnirig about this?
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Re: FTDX101 and Omnirig

Post by K9IUQ » 05 Dec 2019, 12:39

No I have not notified anyone except posting here. I bought the radio the first week of November and had to send it back to Yaesu for a Factory Update. I just got the radio back yesterday.

UPDATE, I just tried the FT-991 ini Omnirig file with my FTDX-101MP and it now works perfectly with LOg4OM. However the modified FTDX101D ini file works as I described in my above post.

I will continue using the FT-991 ini file since it now works perfectly with LOG4OM. I have it set for 8N1,DTR Low, RTS Handshake.

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