Frequently Asked Questions

FTDX-3000 USB Digital Setup
Last Updated 3 months ago

The following instructions will assist you in setting up the FTDX-3000 for operating in the HRD Digital Modes using the USB connection and the built-in soundcard in the radio.

Load the Digital Master 780 software. On the main screen click on the "Radio" icon to open the "Radio Pane" on the left side of your DM-780 display. Another option to open the Radio Pane is to click on "VIEW" on the main menu and select "Radio Pane" from the menu options.

Configuring DM Radio Pane

An important step in setting up DM780 is the configuration of the Radio Pane. On the DM780 top menu click on VIEW > then click on RADIO and the following Radio Pane will appear on your display.
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Your radio pane may not look exactly like the one to the left.
The buttons displayed are all dependent of the exact manufacturer and model of your radio, however this will give you an idea of how to configure the radio pane for DM-780.

Click the "Configuration" icon indicated by the red arrow.
This opens the Radio Pane configuration page as seen below.
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In the image above you will first see the HRD User interface information. Be certain it shows an "Address" of "localhost" and a port of "7809" Be certain there is a check mark in the box to Automatically connect, then click on the "Connect" button.

There MUST be at least a "TX" button configured in order for DM780 to key your radio from within the digital modes, so, our next step is to place our cursor on the button marked "TX"
and left-click. This will open the button options screen as seen below.
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Once this is open, select and highlight "TX" as shown above, and click the "OK" button on the bottom of the Select button menu. This activates the TX button in the Radio Pane. Now, all you do is click the "SAVE" button on the bottom of the configuration window and you will be returned to the main DM780 window.

Next we need to configure the soundcard. On the DM-780 toolbar, click on the "Program Options" icon. Once in the Program Options dialog, select the "Soundcard" from the menu items on the left.
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Although the options may appear somewhat different in your installation, it is important that you select the options for both the Transmit and Receive device that contains the words (USB Audio Codec) as shown in the image above.

Next, select the PTT option from the menu on the left and set the PTT selection to "via Ham Radio Deluxe" as indicated in the image below.
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One final setting is needed in the Program Options. Click on "Modes + IDs in the menu on the left. Place a check mark in the "use PTT" check box as shown below. This setting is required if you are connected to the radio via a USB cable and are planning on operating in the CW mode.
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Once ALL of the above settings are set and confirmed, you can close the Program Options menu.

Now, set your radio's mode to "Mode: Data U".
This setting is what is used for ALL the digital modes used with the DM-780 program.

You should now be ready to select PSK or any of the other digital modes in the Digital Master 780 program and you're ready to have fun.

NOTE: When using RTTY or CW, you must leave the radio set EXACTLY as above and select ONLY the "RTTY (AFSK)" mode for RTTY and when attempting to work CW you must select the "CW (SSB)" mode from the DM-780 modes selections. Any other selections other than RTTY(AFSK) and CW (SSB) will not work when attempting to use these modes when connected to the FTDX3000 via the USB connection.



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