Help Needed FT 817 and FLGIGI

I am running LinuxMint to a FT817 via a ZLP Digimaster ProPlus. Using supplied USB lead from ZLP to computer; CAT lead to the 817; and audio in/out from 817 to computer mic/speaker sockets. Having great difficulty in getting FT8 or FLDIGI to operate. After some weeks now have FT8 receiving; but no rig control whatsoever! FLDIGI is even worse!!!
Linux is OK for Drivers and finds the audio in/out ok.

Everything works OK if I revert to Windows, but I would prefer to leave Windows for good.

Clearly I have missed something, or am approaching from the wrong direction, or using the wrong rig-control set-up.
Any advice/ ideas would be most welcome
Mike G4TWW

Club Net

Every Tuesday from 18.45 Hrs  ish till ?

Join us on the 2Mtr band  on 145.500 to start then qsy to free channel for a Natter Call Sign is MX0HQG/A

Succesfull junction 28 Rally 2018

28 Rally 2018
Another successful ‘Junction 28 Radio Rally’ was organised on Sunday June 10th by South Normanton, Alfreton and District Amateur Radio Club (SNADARC).
The good weather must have brought people out even though it is an indoor event as 40 people were queuing by 08:30 and by the time the doors opened at 10:00 it was nearer 300. With over 400 people milling about it is no wonder the sandwiches sold out twice. The committee would like to thank all the traders and visitors for their support again. With 45 stands using over 100 tables there was something for everybody from vintage to new technology, TV, SDR, microwave etc. Plenty of those hard to find components, antenna, masts, cables and connectors, chips to coils plus all the books and magazines to find out how to use them. Local and national clubs with RSGB, RAIBC and BRARS brought hams from far and wide. New this year were Sotabeams, M0CVO and hifiSSB with lots of our regulars.
Many people commented on the friendly atmosphere plus a bar and meeting areas and most got their bargains. The club managed to make a profit so guess what. We are doing it all again next year. Get it in your diary now Sunday June 9th 2019, ten minutes from M1 junction 28. If you want a table book early as some late applications were disappointed.
The photos show the setting up before too many people blocked the view



Snadarc J28 Radio Rally 2018


We are Sorry but with effect from Monday June 4th allJunction 28 Rally tables have been sold.
 We sincerely apologise to anybody trying to contact the secretary in the previous week but
  BT badly let us down for phone and internet.




Promoted by South Normanton Alfreton and District Amateur Radio Club.
Sunday June 10th at Alfreton Leisure Centre Bowls Hall, Church St. Alfreton. DE55 7BD
NB This is not club QTH.
Doors open 10:30 (Traders 08:00)
100 tables, all indoors. Bar refreshments in hall and full café in main sports centre.
Trade sales: Private sales: RSGB: Tranceivers: Vintage: QRP: TV: Test Gear: Antennae: Masts: Power Supplies: Components: Accessories: Tools: Spares: Books & magazines: Club stands: Meeting area:
Enquiries contact Rally Secretary Anya Lawrence 07902535402  01773535117
Or Rally Manager
Directions: from M1 North or South at Junction 28 take A38 West to 3rd exit A61 Alfreton,
pass Tesco then at War Memorial turn left.
Chesterfield and Yorkshire follow A61 to Alfreton, turn right at War Memorial.
From Midlands follow A38 to A61, turn left at War Memorial.

Belper Steam Rally

On Friday 12th June Mel, Alan, Barry Lynn and Peter arrived at the Belper Steam Rally showground and erected the gazebo in glorious sunshine.

On Saturday the 13th June we all arrived after a night-long rain fall to a very muddy quagmire. Mel and Barry were earlier enough to get their car on site, Peter and Alan were not allowed on site due to the muddy conditions, later in the day Bee Keeper Peter arrived and went on air.

Shall we, Shan’t we go ahead the stalwarts won and we set up the yaesu 2 metre rig with full 2 metre antenna. Mel’s arms are now longer after carrying the battery from Peter’s car outside the gate, through the site to our gazebo!

Actually we all enjoyed ourselves and had over 20 contacts during the day. Very few visitors to the show but many thanks from those who called in for putting on the station. We used the club callsign and Alan is sending out EQSL and QSL cards.

At 5pm Mel was escorted off site and managed the atrocious conditions due to his training as a heavy haulage recovery driver.

SNADARC On The Air At Crich Stand GB1CSM

The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday 25th/26th April was wet and very windy, not quite what we needed for our annual on-the-air event at Crich.

However, a stalwart group of club members turned up and the gazebo was erected under the direction of Hazel, who supervised well. After the tables, antenna and equipment were set up, we went on air.

The Yaesu FT4700 VHF/UHF received our first contact at 10.30 with Mark GB1AVR in Pontefract. The Kenwood TS-5700 HF received our first HF contact at 12.50 with Rob EI0IMD in Cork.

The weather was kind to us on Saturday and Sunday and most of our members operated mainly on VHF 2 metres.

As always we enjoyed a walk down to the Forrester cafe where we could look out across the shires of Derby, Notts, Lincoln and Leicester whilst sampling the home made ginger cake.

We had visits from many club members and the highlight of the weekend was club secretary Anya who operated on Sunday afternoon, whilst some of us sloped off for another drink!

We made 42 VHF calls on Saturday, and 37 on the Sunday. 10 HF calls were made on the Saturday (we did not operate HF on Sunday). We sent out 19 EQSL cards, and 9 QSL cards to people requested them.

It was an enjoyable two days and we hope that even more club members will join us at our next event at Crich, our 30 years anniversary on 18th and 19th July, using our club call MX0HQG