FT-991A tips: repeaters

The intent of this document is to describe a few aspects of the FT-991A that confused me, so as to benefit anyone else who might be confused :) Repeater shift on 145 HMz There was a local emergency net that I wanted to dial into on 145.430 MHz with offset -0.6 MHz and tone 88.5 Hz. So I set the RPT menu to negative/- as I knew the offset was negative.

Pat (Winlink) on Linux

Installation https://github.com/la5nta/pat/releases For example curl -L -o pat.tgz https://github.com/la5nta/pat/releases/download/v0.9.0/pat_0.9.0_linux_amd64.tar.gz tar -zxvf pat.tgz sudo mv pat*/pat /usr/local/bin/ Pat Configuration pat configure Set your callsign Set your maidenhead locator Also setup pat to use hamlib over rigctld (and optionally set it’s http address) { "hamlib_rigs": { "FT-991": { "address": "localhost:4532", "network": "tcp" } }, "http_addr": "localhost:5000" } This assumes you’ve got rigctld already running, and the rig name here matches the 3rd column in $(rigctl -l)

WSJT-X with FT-991A on Linux

Installation sudo dnf install wsjtx Radio settings Menu Setting Value 029 232C RATE 34000bps 031 CAT RATE 34000 062 DATA MODE OTHERS 064 OTHER DISP (SSB) 1500Hz 065 OTHER SHIFT (SSB) 1500Hz 070 DATA IN SELECT REAR DT GAIN The goal is to use the highest value, but with no visible ALC