I bought the cable that is supposed to do CAT. I can get sound via the digirig but no matter what I cannot get the radio to tune or to PTT. The Serial cable is detected as COM5 but none of the methods work in either WJST-X or VARA FM. This cable is supposed to do it all. I followed all the articles. changed the mic type and turned off squelch.
That sounds frustrating. I do not own this radio, but I don’t want your question to go unanswered. There is a guide, Troubleshooting Digital Modes – digirig which will help you isolate the problem. Perhaps you can post a screencapture of your File → Settings → Radio from WSJTx which other owners of the D578UV-Plus can use for comments.
on the anytone
settings/radio set/voice funct/speaker mode/mic spk
settings/radio set/other/ANA squelch level/off
settings/radio set/other/hand type/volt det
test ptt fails
for VARA FM
even though it says it has CAT support that does not work
nor does this
The cable was made based on the design prototyped and confirmed by other operators of this transceiver. Please see the relevant posts here:
If the configuration info is inconclusive, please address your question to the participant of these discussions.
Set it to VOX, Com 0