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 1. on the '''Main''' window,  1. on the '''Configuration''' window's '''Soundcard''' tab, 
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   a. set the '''Operating Mode''' panel to ''RTTY''    a. choose the Soundcard device for reception with the '''PSK & RTTY Reception''' selector

     i. take care to choose a device on the Soundcard connected to your radio.

     i. if your Soundcard has multiple inputs, see [[MultiInputSoundcards|Multiple-input Soundcards]]

   a. if transmitting via [[AFSKFSK|AFSK]], choose the Soundcard device to be used for transmitting with the '''PSK & RTTY Reception''' selector; take care to choose a device on the Soundcard connected to your radio.

 1. on the '''Main''' window, set the '''Operating Mode''' panel to ''RTTY''
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  a. check the '''enabled''' box
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  a. check the '''enabled''' box   a. set the '''Speed''' to ''45.45''
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  a. set the '''Speed''' to ''45.45''   a. set the '''Shift''' to ''170''
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   a. set the '''Shift''' to ''170''   a. set the '''Default !TxPwer''' to the RF power output (in watts) that you'll be using
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   a. set the '''Default TxPwer''' to the RF power output (in watts) that you'll be using   a. check the '''unshift on space''' box
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  a. check the '''unshift on space''' box   a. uncheck the '''Reverse''' panel's '''transmit''' and '''receive''' boxes
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   a. uncheck the '''Reverse''' panel's '''transmit''' and '''receive''' boxes   a. set the '''Keyboard mode''' to ''word''
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   a. set the '''Keyboard mode''' to ''word''   a. in the '''Tuning display''' panel,
   * select '''waterfall'''
   * set the '''waterfall display''' to ''mono''
   * in the '''XY display''' panel,
    * check the '''enabled''' box
    * uncheck the '''reverse rotation''' box
   * set the '''frequency trace width''' to ''1''
   * set the '''gain''' to ''2''
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   a. in the '''Tuning display''' panel,
     * select '''waterfall'''
     * set the '''waterfall display''' to ''mono''
     * in the '''XY display''' panel,
        * check the '''enabled''' box
        * uncheck the '''reverse rotation''' box
     * set the '''frequency trace width''' to ''1''
     * set the '''gain''' to ''2''
  a. in the '''Modulation and transceiver mode''' panel
   i. if transmitting via [[AFSKFSK|AFSK]], then in the '''AFSK''' sub-panel
    * select ''LSB''
    * set the '''Xcvr Mode''' selector to ''LSB'' (note: some transceivers provide a ''PKT'' or ''DATA'' mode that must be used if the soundcard audio output is connected to an input other than the transceiver's microphone input)
    * set the '''Mark Offset''' to ''0''
    * set the '''Optimal Offset''' to ''2210''
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   a. in the '''Modulation and transceiver mode''' panel    i. if transmitting via [[AFSKFSK|FSK]], then in the '''FSK''' sub-panel
    * select ''LSB''
    * set the '''LSB Xcvr Mode''' selector to ''RTTY''
    * set the '''LSB Mark Offset''' to ''-2125''
    * set the '''Optimal Offset''' to ''2210''
    * set the '''FSK Control''' as required by the [[FSKConnection|FSK connection]]
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     i. if transmitting via [:AFSKFSK:AFSK], then in the '''AFSK''' sub-panel
       * select ''LSB''
       * set the '''Xcvr Mode''' selector to ''LSB''
       * set the '''Mark Offset''' to ''0''
       * set the '''Optimal Offset''' to ''2210''
  a. in the '''MMTTY Engine window''' panel, uncheck the '''enabled''' box
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     i. if transmitting via [:AFSKFSK:FSK], then in the '''FSK''' sub-panel
       * select ''LSB''
       * set the '''LSB Xcvr Mode''' selector to ''RTTY''
       * set the '''LSB Mark Offset''' to ''-2125''
       * set the '''Optimal Offset''' to ''2210''
       * set the '''FSK Control''' as required by the [:FSKConnection:FSK connection]
    
   a. in the '''MMTTY Engine window''' panel, uncheck the '''enabled''' box
  a. to have the [[http://www.dxlabsuite.com/winwarbler/Help/SoundcardRTTYReception.htm#2Tone%20demodulation%20and%20decoding|2Tone demodulator]] decode RTTY into a '''Receive pane''' separate from the '''Receive pane''' displaying RTTY decoded by the MMTTY engine,
   i. in the '''2Tone''' panel
    * check the '''enabled''' box
    * click the '''Setup''' button
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 1. on the '''Configuration''' window's '''Display''' tab. click the '''Set Default Colors''' button    i. in the '''2Tone Settings''' window,
    * in the '''Receive Settings''' panel, select the soundcard from which '''2Tone''' should decode RTTY; you can
     * select the same soundcard specified in the '''PSK & RTTY Reception''' panel on the Configuration window's '''Soundcard''' tab, in which case the '''2Tone''' and '''MMTTY''' demodulators will decode the same RTTY signals
     * select a different soundcard, e.g. one whose input is connected to a sub-receiver or second receiver.
    * select the correct soundcard channel ('''Left''' or '''Right''')
    * in the '''Set Mark and Space Tones''' panel,
     * set the '''Mark Frequency''' to ''2125''
     * set the '''Space Frequency''' to ''2295''
    * set the '''Display width in Hz''' to ''1200''
    * set the '''Speed''' panel to ''45.45 baud''
    * click the '''OK''' button

   i. on 2Tone's Main window,

    * use the top button on the left to enable or disable '''AFC'''

    * repetitively click the middle on the left to select the desired '''Decoding Mode''':
       ||'''Decoding Mode'''||'''Purpose'''||
       ||''Flat'' ||for flat slow fading with mark and space fading at the same time||
       ||''Flutter'' ||for very rapid fading conditions||
       ||''Selectiv'' ||for when mark and space fade independently of each||
       ||''Spread'' ||when the signal's spectrum is spread over a wider bandwidth by the propagation||
 {{{ }}}
  {{http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/WinWarbler/ConfigRTTY.jpg}}

 1. if transmitting via [[AFSKFSK|AFSK]],

   a. on the '''RTTY''' tab of !WinWarbler's Configuration window, click the '''MMTTY Setup''' button on the tab's right edge

   a. in the '''TxBPF/TxLPF''' panel on the '''Setup''' window's '''TX''' tab,

      i. check the '''Tx BPF''' box

      i. set the '''Tap''' selector to 512

   a. disable any transceiver compression

   a. [[SettingRTTYAudioOutputLevel|set the the AFSK Audio Output Level]]




 1. if transmitting via [[AFSKFSK|FSK]],

  a. !WinWarbler can be configured to generate the FSK signal on the TxD, RTS, or DTR pins of any available serial port. If you are using a USB-to-serial-port adapter and will be configuring !WinWarbler to generate the FSK signal on the TxD pin, then this USB-to-serial-port adapter must support 5-bit operation at 45 baud, and you must configure the MMTTY engine to transmit characters at a rate that the USB-to-serial-port adapter can handle:

   i. set the '''Main''' window's '''Operating Mode''' panel is set to '''RTTY'''

   i. on the '''Configuration''' window's '''RTTY''' tab,

      * check the '''Enabled''' box

      * click the '''MMTTY Setup''' button

   i. on the '''MMTTY Setup''' window's '''Misc''' tab

      * set the '''Tx port''' panel to '''COM-TxD (FSK)'''

      * click the '''USB''' button

   i. in the '''USB Port Option''' window, select the '''C: Limiting Speed''' option and click the '''OK''' button to close the window

   i. close the '''MMTTY Setup''' window by click the '''OK''' button in its lower-right corner


  a. If you are using a USB-to-serial-port adapter and will be configuring !WinWarbler to generate the FSK signal on the RTS or DTR pins, then support for 5-bit operation at 45 baud is not required.

  a. To use the [[PTTMechanism|PTT serial port's]] TxD pin, open the '''Config''' window's '''PTT''' tab and note the serial port selected in the '''PTT''' panel's '''Port''' tab. Select the Config window's '''RTTY''' tab, and in the '''Modulation and transceiver mode''' panel's '''FSK''' section,

   i. click the '''LSB''' button

   i. set the '''FSK Control''' selector to the same serial port selected in '''Port''' panel on the '''Config''' window's '''PTT''' tab

  a. For more flexibility in serial port selection or to utilize a USB-to-serial-port adapter that does not support 5-bit operation at 45 baud, open the '''Config''' window's '''RTTY''' tab, and in the '''Modulation and transceiver mode''' panel's '''FSK''' section,

   i. click the '''LSB''' button

   i. set the '''FSK Control''' selector to ''ExtFSK''

  a. When the '''Main''' window's '''Operating Mode''' panel is set to '''RTTY''' with the '''Enabled''' box checked on the '''Config''' window's '''RTTY''' tab, an '''EXTFSK''' icon will appear in the '''Windows Task Bar''' along the bottom of your monitor. Click this '''EXTFSK''' icon to open the '''EXTFSK''' window; in this window,

   i. set the '''Port''' selector to the desired serial port

   i. set the '''FSK output''' panel to ''TxD'', ''RTS'', or ''DTR'' as desired (if using a USB-to-serial-port adaptor that doesn't support 5-bit operation at 45 baud, choose ''RTS'' or ''DTR'')

  a. The '''EXTFSK''' icon will appear in the '''Windows Task Bar''' whenever you operate in soundcard RTTY mode, but it will remember the settings you've established, so subsequently opening the '''ESTFSK''' window is unnecessary.

 1. if you are running on Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10, your soundcard driver's sample rate should be an integral multiple of the MMTTY engine's '''clock''' rate. The MMTTY engine's default '''clock''' rate is 11,025 hz; the default sample rate for most sound card drivers is 48,000 hz, which is not an integral multiple of 11,025 hz. To address this, on the Configuration window's '''RTTY''' tab, click the '''MMTTY Setup''' button to make the MMTTY engine's '''Setup''' window appear on screen; on the '''MMTTY Setup''' window's '''Misc''' tab,

  a. in the '''Clock''' panel, change the clock selector from ''11025'' to ''12000''

  a. click the '''MMTTY Setup''' window's '''OK''' button

 1. on the '''Configuration''' window's '''Display''' tab, click the '''Set Default Colors''' button
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  a. in the '''Receive''' panel,
   * check the '''AFC''' box
   * uncheck the '''BPF''' box
   * uncheck the '''Reverse''' box
   * set the '''Squelch Threshold''' to ~25 by clicking in the '''Signal Quality''' display to position the '''Squelch Bar''':
    . {{http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/WinWarbler/RTTYSignalQuality.jpg}}
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   a. in the '''Receive''' panel,
     * check the '''AFC''' box
     * uncheck the '''BPF''' box
     * uncheck the '''Reverse''' box
     * set the '''Squelch Threshold''' to ~25 by clicking in the '''Signal Quality''' display to position the '''Squelch Bar''':
  a. in the '''Transmit''' panel,
   * check the '''net''' box
   * uncheck the '''reverse''' box
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      [http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/WinWarbler/RTTYSignalQuality.jpg]

   a. in the '''Transmit''' panel,
     * check the '''net''' box
     * uncheck the '''reverse''' box

 
a. in the '''Tuning Display''' panel,
   * set the '''Vert height''' to ''1.0''
     * set the '''Horiz zoom''' to ''1''
  a. in the '''Tuning Display''' panel,
   * set the '''Vert height''' to ''1.0''
   * set the '''Horiz zoom''' to ''1''
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 * Decoding and generating CW, RTTY, and other digital modes by a [[ExternalModemControl|controlling an external Modem]] connected to a serial port; supported modems include the KAM 98, MFJ 464, PK232, PK900, and PTC-IIe
 * [[RTTY_SplitDecode|Simultaneously Decoding a RTTY DX Station Operating Split and Its Pileup]]
----
[[RTTY_Operation|Operating in RTTY]]
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 * Decoding and generating CW, RTTY, and other digital modes by a [:ExternalModemControl:controlling an external Modem] connected to a serial port; supported modems include the KAM 98, MFJ 464, PK232, PK900, and PTC-IIe [[RTTYSideband|RTTY: Which Sideband?]]
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[:Multimode_Setup:Setting up CW, Phone, PSK, and RTTY Operation]
[[Multimode_Setup|Setting up CW, Phone, PSK, and RTTY Operation]]
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[:Operation:Getting Started with CW, Phone, PSK, and RTTY Operation] [[Operation|Getting Started with CW, Phone, PSK, and RTTY Operation]]
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[:GettingStarted:Getting Started with DXLab] [[GettingStarted|Getting Started with DXLab]]

Configuring WinWarbler for RTTY Operation

  1. on the Configuration window's Soundcard tab,

    1. choose the Soundcard device for reception with the PSK & RTTY Reception selector

      1. take care to choose a device on the Soundcard connected to your radio.
      2. if your Soundcard has multiple inputs, see Multiple-input Soundcards

    2. if transmitting via AFSK, choose the Soundcard device to be used for transmitting with the PSK & RTTY Reception selector; take care to choose a device on the Soundcard connected to your radio.

  2. on the Main window, set the Operating Mode panel to RTTY

  3. on the Configuration window's RTTY tab

    1. check the enabled box

    2. set the Speed to 45.45

    3. set the Shift to 170

    4. set the Default TxPwer to the RF power output (in watts) that you'll be using

    5. check the unshift on space box

    6. uncheck the Reverse panel's transmit and receive boxes

    7. set the Keyboard mode to word

    8. in the Tuning display panel,

      • select waterfall

      • set the waterfall display to mono

      • in the XY display panel,

        • check the enabled box

        • uncheck the reverse rotation box

      • set the frequency trace width to 1

      • set the gain to 2

    9. in the Modulation and transceiver mode panel

      1. if transmitting via AFSK, then in the AFSK sub-panel

        • select LSB

        • set the Xcvr Mode selector to LSB (note: some transceivers provide a PKT or DATA mode that must be used if the soundcard audio output is connected to an input other than the transceiver's microphone input)

        • set the Mark Offset to 0

        • set the Optimal Offset to 2210

      2. if transmitting via FSK, then in the FSK sub-panel

        • select LSB

        • set the LSB Xcvr Mode selector to RTTY

        • set the LSB Mark Offset to -2125

        • set the Optimal Offset to 2210

        • set the FSK Control as required by the FSK connection

    10. in the MMTTY Engine window panel, uncheck the enabled box

    11. to have the 2Tone demodulator decode RTTY into a Receive pane separate from the Receive pane displaying RTTY decoded by the MMTTY engine,

      1. in the 2Tone panel

        • check the enabled box

        • click the Setup button

      2. in the 2Tone Settings window,

        • in the Receive Settings panel, select the soundcard from which 2Tone should decode RTTY; you can

          • select the same soundcard specified in the PSK & RTTY Reception panel on the Configuration window's Soundcard tab, in which case the 2Tone and MMTTY demodulators will decode the same RTTY signals

          • select a different soundcard, e.g. one whose input is connected to a sub-receiver or second receiver.
        • select the correct soundcard channel (Left or Right)

        • in the Set Mark and Space Tones panel,

          • set the Mark Frequency to 2125

          • set the Space Frequency to 2295

        • set the Display width in Hz to 1200

        • set the Speed panel to 45.45 baud

        • click the OK button

      3. on 2Tone's Main window,
        • use the top button on the left to enable or disable AFC

        • repetitively click the middle on the left to select the desired Decoding Mode:

          • Decoding Mode

            Purpose

            Flat

            for flat slow fading with mark and space fading at the same time

            Flutter

            for very rapid fading conditions

            Selectiv

            for when mark and space fade independently of each

            Spread

            when the signal's spectrum is spread over a wider bandwidth by the propagation

     

    • http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/WinWarbler/ConfigRTTY.jpg

  4. if transmitting via AFSK,

    1. on the RTTY tab of WinWarbler's Configuration window, click the MMTTY Setup button on the tab's right edge

    2. in the TxBPF/TxLPF panel on the Setup window's TX tab,

      1. check the Tx BPF box

      2. set the Tap selector to 512

    3. disable any transceiver compression
    4. set the the AFSK Audio Output Level

  5. if transmitting via FSK,

    1. WinWarbler can be configured to generate the FSK signal on the TxD, RTS, or DTR pins of any available serial port. If you are using a USB-to-serial-port adapter and will be configuring WinWarbler to generate the FSK signal on the TxD pin, then this USB-to-serial-port adapter must support 5-bit operation at 45 baud, and you must configure the MMTTY engine to transmit characters at a rate that the USB-to-serial-port adapter can handle:

      1. set the Main window's Operating Mode panel is set to RTTY

      2. on the Configuration window's RTTY tab,

        • check the Enabled box

        • click the MMTTY Setup button

      3. on the MMTTY Setup window's Misc tab

        • set the Tx port panel to COM-TxD (FSK)

        • click the USB button

      4. in the USB Port Option window, select the C: Limiting Speed option and click the OK button to close the window

      5. close the MMTTY Setup window by click the OK button in its lower-right corner

    2. If you are using a USB-to-serial-port adapter and will be configuring WinWarbler to generate the FSK signal on the RTS or DTR pins, then support for 5-bit operation at 45 baud is not required.

    3. To use the PTT serial port's TxD pin, open the Config window's PTT tab and note the serial port selected in the PTT panel's Port tab. Select the Config window's RTTY tab, and in the Modulation and transceiver mode panel's FSK section,

      1. click the LSB button

      2. set the FSK Control selector to the same serial port selected in Port panel on the Config window's PTT tab

    4. For more flexibility in serial port selection or to utilize a USB-to-serial-port adapter that does not support 5-bit operation at 45 baud, open the Config window's RTTY tab, and in the Modulation and transceiver mode panel's FSK section,

      1. click the LSB button

      2. set the FSK Control selector to ExtFSK

    5. When the Main window's Operating Mode panel is set to RTTY with the Enabled box checked on the Config window's RTTY tab, an EXTFSK icon will appear in the Windows Task Bar along the bottom of your monitor. Click this EXTFSK icon to open the EXTFSK window; in this window,

      1. set the Port selector to the desired serial port

      2. set the FSK output panel to TxD, RTS, or DTR as desired (if using a USB-to-serial-port adaptor that doesn't support 5-bit operation at 45 baud, choose RTS or DTR)

    6. The EXTFSK icon will appear in the Windows Task Bar whenever you operate in soundcard RTTY mode, but it will remember the settings you've established, so subsequently opening the ESTFSK window is unnecessary.

  6. if you are running on Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10, your soundcard driver's sample rate should be an integral multiple of the MMTTY engine's clock rate. The MMTTY engine's default clock rate is 11,025 hz; the default sample rate for most sound card drivers is 48,000 hz, which is not an integral multiple of 11,025 hz. To address this, on the Configuration window's RTTY tab, click the MMTTY Setup button to make the MMTTY engine's Setup window appear on screen; on the MMTTY Setup window's Misc tab,

    1. in the Clock panel, change the clock selector from 11025 to 12000

    2. click the MMTTY Setup window's OK button

  7. on the Configuration window's Display tab, click the Set Default Colors button

  8. on the Main window,

    1. in the Receive panel,

      • check the AFC box

      • uncheck the BPF box

      • uncheck the Reverse box

      • set the Squelch Threshold to ~25 by clicking in the Signal Quality display to position the Squelch Bar:

        • http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/WinWarbler/RTTYSignalQuality.jpg

    2. in the Transmit panel,

      • check the net box

      • uncheck the reverse box

    3. in the Tuning Display panel,

      • set the Vert height to 1.0

      • set the Horiz zoom to 1

Other RTTY options


Operating in RTTY

RTTY: Which Sideband?

Setting up CW, Phone, PSK, and RTTY Operation

Getting Started with CW, Phone, PSK, and RTTY Operation

Getting Started with DXLab

ConfigureRTTY (last edited 2019-01-17 21:32:16 by AA6YQ)