The following are generic instructions for setting up Digital Master 780 (DM-780). If you read and follow these instructions carefully you should be able to get DM-780 up and running with your radio in no time at all. These instructions are primarily for those who are connected to their radio via a USB cable and he radio has a built-in soundcard.


Load the Digital Master 780 software. On the main screen click on the "Radio" icon to open the "Radio Pane" on the left side of your DM-780 display. Another option to open the Radio Pane is to click on "VIEW" on the main menu and select "Radio Pane" from the menu options.


Configuring DM Radio Pane

An important step in setting up DM780 is the configuration of the Radio Pane. On the DM780 top menu click on VIEW > then click on RADIO and the following Radio Pane will appear on your display.


Your radio pane may not look exactly like the one to the left. The buttons displayed are all dependent of the exact manufacturer and model of your radio, however this will give you an idea of how to configure the radio pane for DM-780.


Click the "Configuration" icon indicated by the red arrow. This opens the Radio Pane configuration page as seen below.




In the image above you will first see the HRD User interface information. Be certain it shows an "Address" of "localhost" and a port of "7809". Do not change these settings. These settings allow DM- 780 to communicate to the Rig Control module of HRD via the internal IP server in the HRD software. Be certain there is a check mark in the box to Automatically connect, then click on the "Connect" button.


Regardless of what radio your using, a "TX" button must be configured in order for DM780 to key Your radio from within the digital modes, so, our next step is to place your cursor on the button marked "TX" (in the image below) and left-click. This will open the "Select Button) options screen as seen below.



Once this is open, select and highlight "TX" as shown above, and click the "OK" button on the bottom of the Select button menu. This configures the TX button in the Radio Pane to use the proper CAT commands for your radio to activate the digital PTT when you begin a digital transmission.



There is one exception to the above setting. If you are using a Kenwood TS-590 series radio, instead of selecting the "TX" option from the "Select Button" menu, select the "TX DATA" option to configure the TX button.


Once you have the TX button configured click the "SAVE" button on the bottom of the configuration window and you will be returned to the main DM780 window.


Selecting Soundcard

Next we need to configure the soundcard. On the DM-780 toolbar, click on the "Program Options" icon. Once in the Program Options dialog, select the "Soundcard" from the menu items on the left.




Although the options may appear somewhat different in your installation, it is important that you select the options for both the Transmit and Receive device according to the interface you are using. If your audio interface has cables that go to the "Microphone" or "Line-in" and "Speaker" or "Line-out" jacks on the internal soundcard of the computer, you would select the computer's soundcard for these options.


Select PTT Option

Next, select the PTT option from the menu on the left and set the PTT selection to "via Ham Radio Deluxe" as indicated in the image below.



One final setting is needed in the Program Options. Click on "Modes + IDs in the menu on the left. Place a check mark in the "use PTT" check box as shown below. This setting is required if you are connected to the radio via a USB cable and are planning on operating in the CW mode.




Once ALL of the above settings are set and confirmed, you can close the Program Options menu.


Once you have everything else configured, and before you attempt to transmit you need to check the "Mode" setting in the radio. Some have USB. LSB. Date-U, Data-L, etc. Select the option most appropriate. If you have a radio that has a DATA button on it, or one displays in the Radio Pane of DM-780, make sure you set it to "Data On", or sometimes it has settings like "D1", "D2", etc so you want to be sure you set for the Data On or D1 setting.


This setting is what is used for ALL the digital modes used with the DM-780 program. All digital modes are normally in USB regardless of which band you are using.


You should now be ready to select PSK or any of the other digital modes in the Digital Master 780 program and you're ready to have fun.


NOTE: When using RTTY AFSK or CW (SSB), you must leave the radio set EXACTLY as above and select ONLY the "RTTY (AFSK)" mode for RTTY and when attempting to work CW you must select the "CW (SSB)" mode from the DM-780 modes selections.

Any other selections other than RTTY(AFSK) and CW (SSB) will not work when attempting to use these modes when connected to the FTDX3000 via the USB connection.