USB MOD Levelto adjust the ALC, which should be about 2/3 in the red when transmitting.
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IC 7300 Settings for Digital Modes
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:
- Insert an SD Card in the radio.
- Go to MENU →
- The first time,
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%||50%|
|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%‒40%1)||50%|
|DATA OFF MOD||MIC/ACC|
|CI-V Baud Rate||Auto|
|CI-V Address||Note it||N/A|
|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:
- Press the
FIL3) button at the top of the screen (above the frequency) and select
- Press and hold
FIL1(yes, the same button as before).
- Press the
BWbutton and turn the
VFOknob until it says “3.6k”
- Then turn the inner and outer
TWIN PBTknobs (top left) to adjust the boundaries to 600 and 2600 (even though the picture shows 650 and 3400).2)
- Optionally, press
FIL1again to also customize
FIL3in the same fashion.
- When done, press the MENU button and select the screen you usually like to see (
Digital and Voice settings
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||7.078.00 USB-D||3.729.00 LSB|
|MUTI (select and turn the knob)|
|MONITOR||ON 12%||OFF 12%|
- Now save the settings to the SD Card and call the file
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:
- Pick a clear frequency.
- Press FUNCTION button.
- Press and hold the
- Select the
FASTbutton and turn the VFO knob until it reads
- Optionally, set the
MIDto 0.3s and the
- Press MENU and select
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.