The first time you execute fldigi you should resize the main window to
suit your screen dimensions. Then adjust the divider line
between the Rx and Tx text
contains many configurable items, to specify operator data, user
interface, and modem characteristics. The application also saves
many state variables between executions. It will start up in the
state that it was last used.
You should initially configure the following:
Colors & Fonts
the program receives and transmits digital signals and your rig control
is satisfactory then you can continue configuring other aspects of the
can configure each modem type to suit your particular operating needs,
but the defaults should be satisfactory for most users.
To learn more about the characteristics of specific digital modes look here: Digital Modes, Sights & Sounds.
When you have completed the configuration go to the Configure menu and select Save config
or press the "Save Config" button on the configure dialog box.
The program will write the file ~/.fldigi/fldigi_def.xml.
Exit the program and restart it to test that your configuration was saved and is working correctly.
Your fldigi install is now ready for you to start receiving and transmitting digital signals.
Fldigi recognizes if any configuration changes are made and not saved.
You will then be prompted to save the configuration when exiting