Re: ft857

Joe K2UF

That was set correct.  I think that option is CAT by default and I never used the radio with a linear as it was/is used in my truck.
Thanks for the reply.
73  Joe K2UF

From: [] On Behalf Of Greg
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2021 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: [DXLab] ft857


I was trapped once on my radio club's radio as menu item 20 was set to "Linear".  This means there is no CAT operation available on the DIN socket.

Greg VK3VT

On 19/03/2021 08:27, Joe K2UF wrote:
Hi Bill,
com port is ok.  I have several USB > Serial adapter cables, have used them for several years on different projects with no problems.  I suspect the ct62 (din to db9 cable).  I have a new one on order.
73  Joe K2UF. 

From: [] On Behalf Of Bill Pence
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2021 5:18 PM
Subject: Re: [DXLab] ft857

What does the device manager show?

Could you be suffering the effects if the dreaded cloned prolific usb device driver impact?

On Thu, Mar 18, 2021, 4:03 PM Joe K2UF <joe@...> wrote:
Thanks Dave,

All the settings are correct.  I suspect the ct62 cable.  I got it cheap on
ebay from an off shore vendor.  I am going to get one from HRO and try
again.  I want to use this radio mobile using  home brew software to control
from a laptop.  Connected it to commander to see if it was my software or a
hardware problem.

Thanks for the info.

73  Joe K2UF 

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2021 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [DXLab] ft857

+ AA6YQ comments below

Any one using commander control for a Yeasu ft857  xcvr.  I have tried using
straight thru and cross over adapter just in case.  I am using a CT62 cable
I got on EBay(ugh!).

+ I've used Commander to control my FT817 via a Yaesu CT62 cable. The FT817,
FT857, and FT897 all use the same CAT instruction set.

+ Step-by-step instructions are here:


                 Dave, AA6YQ

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