For FT-8 TX Settings

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I have the 6500 and would like to know if there are preferred TX equalizer settings for FT-8? Should it even be turned on?
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Always run FT8, and all other digital modes except RTTY in DigU, which turns TX EQ, Compression, etc OFF.  (Run RTTY in RTTY Mode, unless you are using FLDigi)

You DO need to make sure that the Mic Profile you use for DigU has the transmit filter set wide enough (Usually 3K on FT8) that your total audio spectrum will pass as you move within the FT8 passband.

Then you also need to watch the Audio level so that you are at least a few dB below the Red Line to avoid distortion caused by overdrive.

Ken - NM9P