From the following group (I'm using one on my 910H and one on my 746Pro):
I am into scanning and thought to try my Radio Shack / GRE USB serial cable on the IC-7000 with Ham Radio Deluxe. ** It works great! **
I know the person who designed the cable and apparently it is a half or full duplex cable (RTS switchable) with baud capability into the 100s of thousands of kb/s so it is plenty fast. Its output to the radio is only 3.3V, but its input is ESD protected at 6V so it will not load the radio's output. One thing that is nice is that it has red/green LEDs for TX/RX serial data so you can see it working. It uses the well respected FTDI chip which has drivers on http://www.ftdichip/ http://www.ftdichip .com/FTDrivers. htm for most operating systems.
The only inconvenience is the angled 18" jack which works great on the scanner, but not as well on the Icom.
The 1/8" jack is stereo for full duplex mode, but in half duplex mode only the tip is used. With Ham Radio Deluxe I just left the RTS box unchecked to keep the cable in half duplex mode.
Apparently the IC-7000 has no problem with the 3.3V (5V is Spec) signal, which is not surprising, as the switching threshold would be 0.7V or about 2.2V depending if the radio's input is TTL or CMOS.
I'll be curious as to others experience with using this cable on CI-V.
-----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Kostas Ioannidis Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 13:53 To: [email protected] Subject: [amsat-bb] Icom IC-910H CI-V USB cable
I need to connect my 910 to the pc via the usb port for auto doppler
correction. Do you know where I can find a usb cable at the internet (
e-shop or ebay) which works with Ham Radio Deluxe under XP?
73 de sw1ixp,Kostas Ioannidis
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