This actually is a guest post from PE1BVQ Hans. Hans did suffer from heavy noise (S9) on his FT-817 affecting his receive especially from digital weak signals like WSPR and JT modes.
By coincidence I discovered that the noise on my FT-817 with the laptop connected only appeared when the CAT cable is connected through the LDG Z-817.
When the CT-62 CAT interface is connected
directly to the radio the noise disappeared. When searching for the problem I noticed the noise came up even when I touched the Z-817 connector with the CAT cable connector, it was not even plugged in!
I hope Hans can now finally enjoy digimodes again and actually decode weak signals.
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