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I have the 857D. There is no official
USB cable for it...but there are some available on ebay/amazon (I
don't remember where I bought mine.) in any case...the cable did
talk the radio but I could not transmit with it.
So I had to buy the correct serial CAT
cable for the Yaesu (meaning the not cheap one)...AND a generic
USB to serial cable...and that combo is plug and play on both
Windows and the Pi.
I got a USB to serial cable like this
one...and like I said, it worked for Windows and the Pi.
On 4/20/2020 2:43 PM, Ed Bloom, KD9FRQ
via groups.io wrote:
I know the FT-450 does and I have a plain serial to serial
cable on it now to my big PC.
So you are saying that as along as I order a CAT-62
equivalent, I should be able to plug
it into a USB port on the Pi and be good to go (once all
the settings are in place?
I just don't want to spend the money on a cable someone
else has already tried and found
to be lacking in functionality.
In the example of Jason, KM4ACK, his rig had a direct USB
port so he does not need anything
special just a USB-A to USB-B.
I think the FT-897 will be the same serial port as the
FT-450. I will need to check as it has
been boxed in the Go Case for a while. the ICOM 718 is
is new enough to me that I have not
fully reached the point yet.
I stilled asked the question, so I could go ahead and
order the "I have successfully used "cables
even if they do sit a month or two on the bench.
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From: Mike B <kf5dey@...>
Sent: Mon, Apr 20, 2020 1:42 pm
Subject: Re: [RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio] CAT Control Options
I am pretty sure
all of those radios have available serial cables to CAT.
From there you
use a USB to serial adapter...I use a generic one I got
on Amazon... it is plug and play on the Pi basically.
In working on using the Build A Pi script from
Jason, KM4ACK, I have come across the need for
I need some guidance on identifying available
cables to allow FLRIG to control the RIG via CAT
as built in the
script / setup.
I own an older FT-450 (currently my main Base
HF Rig using a SignaLink), an FT-897 (my target HF
mobile / portable ops) and an ICOM 718
(currently planned to be my back shack rig with a
SignaLink and also
connected to my 80m dipole).
The reason I am looking for cable for all three
rigs is that I will eventually want to move away
from the big PC
I am using in my shack and move the PI and
totally 12v operation.
Thank you in advance for your help in locating
cable options for CAT control on the PI for these