Hi All, I'm new user in VK. The app looks like it is set up and running ok on my IC-7300. I did update my licensed copy of VARA HF to version 4.50. When I activate beaconing, the NEXT BEACON SOON message appears but my station never transmits. What am I doing wrong?
You did just connect my counterstation PD4AE and you sugested to update VARA. Indeed we where using an older verson, after updating to vara 4.5.0 everything works fine!
Thank you both for your suggestions. I did not know what SOON meant. I knew my configuration was good as I use it for WSJT-X and Winlink. After a couple of restarts of the app this morning VarAC started sending. I have no idea what went wrong but I cam currently beaconing every 30 min on 20m with 50W through a Random Wire End Fed. Lets see who hears me.
73, Tracy VK3TTT
A false busy could be induced by your audio levels are too high. I am assuming the 7300's built in soundcard? And I assume the CAT is working fine otherwise?
More info on your setup is needed, screenshots too.
SOON means that time has arrived to send beacon but it can be temporarily postponed due to activity identified on the frequency.
You can see a BUSY ON/OFF running in the VARA HF command stream.
Once the freq is clear - it will wait 30 more seconds before beaconing.
Can you track this patteren I explained to you now and see if it correlates to what you see on your end ?
please share screenshot if this is not the case.