[WT-support] FT-100D - WT Band fluctuations - Solved

Wes Printz, W3SE/ZL3TE w3se at dxer.com
Sun Apr 7 01:39:42 CEST 2013

Thanks Bob,
Great advice, I may have been a victim of my own advice on not using Prolific chipsets.
Did not think the Rigtalk was the culprit, as I have used it for many years without issue, but this was the first time with WT. It was new install on this particular laptop last night
I have reconfigured the setup as I had another device assigned to the onboard serial port, so moved that to one of my FTDI serial adaptors and the FT-100D to COM1.  Stable now.
I can proceed with the rest of my prep now.
Wes, W3SE / ZL3TE 

--- On Sun, 7/4/13, Bob Wilson, N6TV <n6tv at arrl.net> wrote:

From: Bob Wilson, N6TV <n6tv at arrl.net>
Subject: Re: [WT-support] FT-100D - WT Band fluctuations
To: "Win-Test Reflector" <support at win-test.com>, w3se at dxer.com
Date: Sunday, 7, April, 2013, 4:44 AM

According to some eham.net reviews, the RIGTalk USB interrface uses the Prolific chipset, which is known not to work well with many programs, including Win-Test.

You may have better luck setting Radio type to OmniRig, or by setting the polling rate to 500 ms rather than "Auto," but instead I strongly recommend using a completely different USB-to-Serial adapter, one based on the FTDI or Eltima chipsets, not Prolific.

A good choice would be the Keyspan USA-19HS.

Bob, N6TV

On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 6:52 AM, Wes Printz, W3SE/ZL3TE <w3se at dxer.com> wrote:

I have an intersting anomally.
I just installed 4.10.0 , using a WMR Rigtalk to the FT-100D
The issue I am having is in WT, the band does not stay on the selected band.
Radio stays on the selected band.  The band change can be seen in the Summary window  and Logging line
Example:  FT-100D set to 24.897 CW, in the logging window it jumps between 12 / 20M randomly.  Put the rig on 28.018, WT bounces between 10/20M.
It would appear WT keeps searching for the radio to be on 20M.
Environment is XP SP3, 4800-8-N-2   Does not matter if the DTR / RTS set to on or off.
When using FT-100 Default DTR / RTS = Handshake it bounces between 40 and the selected band.
Another software package - MixW seems stable. Have not tried any others yet.
I'm hoping to get this sorted out soon, as I am stopping in 3D2 for JIDX CW on my way to  Visalia, and would prefer to use WT.
TNX es 73,
Wes, W3SE / ZL3TE 
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