To start with, my Digirig setup works just fine with the FT-100 radio alone.
Today I have connected the mAt-30 tuner to the rig, and it is also using the mini din 8 connector where the COM cable of Digirig is connected. I just created a mini din 8 split cable, so from the radio one side goes to the tuner now and the other side to Digirig.
Now the issue is that apparently my tuner is “sitting” on the din8 connection somewhere when activated in the radio menu. So I cannot connect to the radio via the COM port. When I disable the tuner in the radio menu, Digirig “sees” the radio again on the COM port.
Is there a way to let both work? I am not very experienced with electronics, hopefully there is someone here to answer this question,
Thank You, very interesting read! First I will try to adjust the split cable ( which I already have ) so without the Rx line on the tuner side. When that doesn’t work out, I will try the RJ45 split option,
I just tried to remove Rx on the tuner side - it still doesn’t allow Digirig to communicate but the tuner keeps working.
For the time beeing I have a workaround: First I tune the radio, an leave the tuner “online”. Then I disable the tuner in the menu and connect Digirig. Now I have the PC connection, and the tuner keeps the last settings apparently. The downside is that I can only reactivate the tuner when I power cycle the radio - reactivating in menu is not sufficient.
Quick update: the FT-100 has no RJ-45 MIC connection. The MIC connector has 6 pins, and there are no pins which I could use for Digirig. It seems I cannot solve this either way…
Just tested the tuner with the Tx line removed - it still doesn’t allow serial connection from Digirig to my FT-100. Digirig connects only when I disable the tuner from the menu. Seems a little odd to me, but this is what happens…
If you have more suggestions I am willing to experiment further, but at the moment I don’t see a possible direction for solving this.