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FTDX-3000 USB Setup
Last Updated about a month ago
Here is the setup information for the FTDX-3000 to get everything working using radio USB port and its internal USB sound card.
The following instructions are for Radio Menu Settings within the radio.
Menu 019 R KEYER TYPE to ELECKEY
Menu 037 CAT SELECT to USB
Menu 038 CAT RATE to 38400bps
Menu 040 CAT RTS to ENABLE
Menu 065 PC KEYING to DTR
Menu 075 DATA IN SELECT to USB
Menu 076 MIC GAIN to MCVR - this allows you to use the mic gain control to set data input level.
Menu 077 DATA OUT LEVEL to 1 - the USB audio output is hot (very high level).
Menu 093 RTTY SHIFT PORT to USB - this however did not work with DM780 as I mentioned above.
Menu 096 RTTY OUT LEVEL to 1 - again as a result of high audio out levels from the radios built in USB sound card.
Everything else in the radio should be at the default settings.
Next, run the HRD program and in the Rig Connect Screen, set it up like the image below.
Once the connect screen is configured as above, click the "Connect" button. You will see activity in the "status" window while HRD checks the com ports and speed for each com port on your computer until it locates your radio. Once the radio is located, HRD will display the Rig Control Screen similar to the one shown below.