Help with WSJT-X

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All this talk about FT-8 has prompted me to give it a try.  I downloaded WSJT-X 1.8 and have it installed using the Flex 6xxx rig protocol, Network server 127.0.0.1:60001 (I created that CAT port), and PTT set to CAT on the default & grayed out setting of COM4.  The program tracks the receiver, I can decode signals, and 'Test CAT' shows 'green'.  However, 'Test PTT' is grayed out, and the 6500 does not switch into transmit.  What other settings am I missing??
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Rick Hadley - W0FG

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Al K0VM, Elmer

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Rich,
  IN WSJT set PTT method to CAT, and it shoudl work if CAT is working..

AL, K0VM
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Mark - WS7M

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If you CAT port is grayed out perhaps something is using it.  Can you try creating a new CAT virtual port, then setting that in WSJT?
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Rick,
   You had me confused for a moment.. I have been using Kenwood 2000 rig swelection and have not used the F6K selection recently..   I think the F6K select does not need to have any cat ports configured in SSDR CAT. but must have proper TCP port specified..And then it must use slice A for TX.
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Creating a new CAT port on COM6 worked.  It's not particularlly intuitive that you have to first select RTS in WSJT to be able to then select the port number before you switch back to CAT, but that seems to have enabled transmit and tune, but when I click on a CQ, the sequence doesn't start.  I must be missing somethng else.
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I am using the ts2000 Kenwood settings in wsjt-x here with the 6300 and no problems once you get  the right com port selected it is working fine, a reminder to make sure you have the cat and the Dax routines up n running which I think you already have.
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Looks like I have it all working now, thanks!  We'll be moving into a retirement community and the concommitant antenna restrictions in a few months, and I decided I'd better start learning about my alternatives to big antennas and high power.