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This page describes how to adjust the settings on the IC-7300 to use digital modes like FT8, JS8, or Winlink. To make it convenient to switch between digital and voice, we use an SD Card to save the settings and load them up when needed.
So before doing anything, let’s backup the current settings in case something goes wrong:
Formatthe card. This will erase everything on the card.
New File→ Pick a file name.
Later on, these settings can be applied using the
Load Setting option.
Now that the settings are backed up, lets tweak a few things.
VA7FI has the following settings on his radio. The settings in light grey are there for reference only and can be different, but the settings in black should probably match.
|ACC/USB Output Select||AF|
|ACC/USB AF Output Level||40%|
|ACC/USB AF SQL||OFF (Open)|
|ACC/USB AF Beep Speech... Output||OFF|
|ACC/USB IF Output level||50%|
|ACC MOD Level||50%|
|USB MOD Level||35%14)|
|DATA OFF MOD||MIC/ACC|
|CI-V Baud Rate||Auto|
|CI-V Address||note it|
|CI-V USB→Remote Tx Address||N/A|
|CI-V Output (for ANT)||OFF|
|CI-V USB Port||Link to [REMOTE]|
|USB Serial Function||CI-V|
|USB Keying (CW)||OFF|
|USB Keying (RTTY)||OFF|
|Inhibit Timer at USB Connection||ON|
Next, we adjust the filter width:
FIL3) button at the top of the screen (above the frequency) and select
FIL1(yes, the same button as before).
BWbutton and turn the
VFOknob until it says “3.6k”
TWIN PBTknobs (top left) to adjust the boundaries to 600 and 2600 (even though the picture shows 650 and 3400).15)
FIL1again to also customize
FIL3in the same fashion.
Let’s now set settings that will be specific to the voice and digital modes.
Start by adjusting all the settings in the Voice column:
|Defaut Frequency||3.729.00 LSB||7.078.00 USB-D|
|MUTI (select and turn the knob)|
|MONITOR||OFF 100%||ON 100%|
Before we set the digital settings, move on to the next section and come back here after.
For digital modes, we don’t want any ACG:
FASTbutton and turn the VFO knob until it reads
MIDto 0.3s and the
METER, or ...
Now that the ACG is set, go back to the previous section and apply the settings in the Digital column. When complete, save to the SD card under the name
To load the settings: MENU →
SD Card →
Load Setting →
YES and restart.
USB MOD Levelto adjust the ALC, which should be about 2/3 in the red when transmitting.