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Commander <-> Acom 2000S

Alessandro M.
 

Dears
Very appreciate to help me to connect Commander to Acom 2000S remote antenna switch via serial port.
First question: it’s possible?
I want to clarify I have only Acom 2000S antenna switch without amplifier.

I have a null modem serial cable (3 wires: RX cross TX and ground – in the box from Acom) connected into "AMP" port as described in manual: <<if you will use only one control source, for instance Acom 2000A automatic linear amplifier or only a PC or so, you will need a “null modem” type serial interface cable with at least one DB9F connector. Connect it from the 9-pin connector on the rear panel, marked “AMP”, ecc… ecc… >>
Reading “Commander wiki” seems only possible use “frequency-dependent device tab” but only with parallel port. Try also to play around SO2R serial port setting or Secondary CAT Serial Port panel with no success (maybe due the protocol… ).
 
Any idea?
Thanks a lot.


IK2XRW, A.Ma.
 

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Very appreciate to help me to connect Commander to Acom 2000S remote antenna switch via serial port.
First question: it’s possible?

+ No. As described in

<https://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/Help/Configuration.htm#SO2R%20Serial%20Port>

+ Commander supports two standard serial port protocols for transceiver selection and auxiliary device control: microHam, and OTRSP. The command set described on page 16 of

<https://www.acom-bg.com/sites/default/files/manuals/ACOM%202000S%20Manual.pdf>

+ is not compatible with either of the protocols that Commander supports.

+ Given the poor quality of the Acom 2000S remote antenna documentation, I will not attempt to extend Commander to support it without having physical access to one for rapid resolution of documentation ambiguities.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

Alessandro M.
 

Thanks Dave for your prompt reply.

Will continue to switch between the loops of the quad manually… but it’s a pity because Acom HW it’s very good.

 

73. A.Ma.