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SOTAbeams contest console for ICOM


Ronald Baran
 

Hello Fellow 7K-ers,

Page 135 of the manual there is a diagram of an external keypad that activates the contents of voice memories. 

Saw this: https://www.sotabeams.co.uk/contestconsole-switching-unit-for-icom-radios/   

The unite seems to be compatible with most ICOM radios but needs a patch OPC 589 for the 7000.  Anybody with experience and/or comments about this console?

Punching the F1,  CQ memory started to get old during Illinois QSO Party.  Seldom work SSB so this feature certainly saved my voice.

73,

Ron W9XS


AB1DD
 

Made my own for a few bucks. Just follow the diagram in the manual. Works like a charm. Only accesses the 4 memories, though.

73,
Carl
AB1DD

Resistance is futile.
(don't know about reactance, though)

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On Tue, 10/23/18, Ronald Baran <ronbaran@hotmail.com> wrote:

Subject: [ic7000] SOTAbeams contest console for ICOM
To: ic7000@groups.io
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 9:39 AM

Hello Fellow 7K-ers,

Page 135 of the manual there is a diagram of an external
keypad that activates the contents of voice memories. 

Saw this: https://www.sotabeams.co.uk/contestconsole-switching-unit-for-icom-radios/ 
 

The unite seems to be compatible with most ICOM radios but
needs a patch OPC 589 for the 7000.  Anybody with
experience and/or comments about this console?

Punching the F1,  CQ memory started to get old during
Illinois QSO Party.  Seldom work SSB so this feature
certainly saved my voice.

73,

Ron W9XS


MARCO EVANGELISTA
 
Edited

I also have an IC-765. Does anyone know whether that radio is compatible with the contest console?
73
Marco, IU8HXM


Ronald Baran
 

Thanks Carl, 


My initial plan was exactly what you did but I wasn't clear about how to connected the pad to microphone points 2 and 7.  The last time I tried to make a modular mic plug it ended up in a big mess (couldn't seem to get the flimsy ground wire into the plug). Gave up and ordered a cord with an RJ45 one each end.


So how did you wire the unit in?  Through the modular mic plug or internally? Via the back mic jack?


73,


Ron
W9XS





From: ic7000@groups.io <ic7000@groups.io> on behalf of AB1DD <AB1DD@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 7:10 PM
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ic7000] SOTAbeams contest console for ICOM
 
Made my own for a few bucks. Just follow the diagram in the manual. Works like a charm. Only accesses the 4 memories, though.

73,
 Carl
 AB1DD
 
 Resistance is futile.
 (don't know about reactance, though)

--------------------------------------------
On Tue, 10/23/18, Ronald Baran <ronbaran@...> wrote:

 Subject: [ic7000] SOTAbeams contest console for ICOM
 To: ic7000@groups.io
 Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 9:39 AM
 
 Hello Fellow 7K-ers,
 
 Page 135 of the manual there is a diagram of an external
 keypad that activates the contents of voice memories. 
 
 Saw this: https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sotabeams.co.uk%2Fcontestconsole-switching-unit-for-icom-radios%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C263798909e714626bde808d6395c7583%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636759466595207269&amp;sdata=KlZ0Mk6vjChO78xPmqlqnjY%2F%2FOipVtBZZ3i941H7QVY%3D&amp;reserved=0 
  
 
 The unite seems to be compatible with most ICOM radios but
 needs a patch OPC 589 for the 7000.  Anybody with
 experience and/or comments about this console?
 
 Punching the F1,  CQ memory started to get old during
 Illinois QSO Party.  Seldom work SSB so this feature
 certainly saved my voice.
 
 73,
 
 Ron W9XS
 
 
 




AB1DD
 

Hi Ron,
I just cut the end off of a network cable and connected the appropriate wires to the switch pad from mic 2 and 7. I plugged it into the rear mic connector. That's OK because there isn't a mic in the keypad, so no problems with 2 mics. Works like a champ!

73,
Carl
AB1DD

Resistance is futile.
(don't know about reactance, though)

--------------------------------------------

On Wed, 10/24/18, Ronald Baran <ronbaran@hotmail.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [ic7000] SOTAbeams contest console for ICOM
To: "ic7000@groups.io" <ic7000@groups.io>
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 8:00 AM



Thanks Carl, 



My initial plan was
exactly what you did but I wasn't clear about how
to connected the pad to microphone points 2 and 7.  The
last time I tried to make a modular mic plug it ended up in
a big mess (couldn't seem to get
the flimsy ground wire into the plug). Gave up and ordered
a cord with an RJ45 one each end.



So how did you wire
the unit in?  Through the modular mic plug or internally?
Via the back mic jack?



73,



Ron


W9XS










From: ic7000@groups.io
<ic7000@groups.io> on behalf of AB1DD
<AB1DD@ARRL.NET>

Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 7:10 PM

To: ic7000@groups.io

Subject: Re: [ic7000] SOTAbeams contest console for
ICOM
 


Made my
own for a few bucks. Just follow the diagram in the manual.
Works like a charm. Only accesses the 4 memories, though.



73,

 Carl

 AB1DD

 

 Resistance is futile.

 (don't know about reactance, though)



--------------------------------------------

On Tue, 10/23/18, Ronald Baran <ronbaran@hotmail.com>
wrote:



 Subject: [ic7000] SOTAbeams contest console for ICOM

 To: ic7000@groups.io

 Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 9:39 AM

 

 Hello Fellow 7K-ers,

 

 Page 135 of the manual there is a diagram of an
external

 keypad that activates the contents of voice memories. 

 

 Saw this: https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sotabeams.co.uk%2Fcontestconsole-switching-unit-for-icom-radios%2F&;amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C263798909e714626bde808d6395c7583%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636759466595207269&amp;sdata=KlZ0Mk6vjChO78xPmqlqnjY%2F%2FOipVtBZZ3i941H7QVY%3D&amp;reserved=0 

  

 

 The unite seems to be compatible with most ICOM radios
but

 needs a patch OPC 589 for the 7000.  Anybody with

 experience and/or comments about this console?

 

 Punching the F1,  CQ memory started to get old during

 Illinois QSO Party.  Seldom work SSB so this feature

 certainly saved my voice.

 

 73,

 

 Ron W9XS


Ronald Baran
 

Oh thanks for the info, Carl.  That's my new project for this afternoon!


CQWW SSB this weekend.  I'll have a voice come Monday.



Ron
W9XS





From: ic7000@groups.io <ic7000@groups.io> on behalf of AB1DD <AB1DD@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 7:22 AM
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ic7000] SOTAbeams contest console for ICOM
 
Hi Ron,
I just cut the end off of a network cable and connected the appropriate wires to the switch pad from mic 2 and 7.  I plugged it into the rear mic connector. That's OK because there isn't a mic in the keypad, so no problems with 2 mics. Works like a champ!

73,
 Carl
 AB1DD
 
 Resistance is futile.
 (don't know about reactance, though)

--------------------------------------------
On Wed, 10/24/18, Ronald Baran <ronbaran@...> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [ic7000] SOTAbeams contest console for ICOM
 To: "ic7000@groups.io" <ic7000@groups.io>
 Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 8:00 AM
 
 
 
 Thanks Carl, 
 
 
 
 My initial plan was
 exactly what you did but I wasn't clear about how
 to connected the pad to microphone points 2 and 7.  The
 last time I tried to make a modular mic plug it ended up in
 a big mess (couldn't seem to get
  the flimsy ground wire into the plug). Gave up and ordered
 a cord with an RJ45 one each end.
 
 
 
 So how did you wire
 the unit in?  Through the modular mic plug or internally?
 Via the back mic jack?
 
 
 
 73,
 
 
 
 Ron
 
 
 W9XS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 From: ic7000@groups.io
 <ic7000@groups.io> on behalf of AB1DD
 <AB1DD@...>
 
 Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 7:10 PM
 
 To: ic7000@groups.io
 
 Subject: Re: [ic7000] SOTAbeams contest console for
 ICOM
  
 
 
 Made my
 own for a few bucks. Just follow the diagram in the manual.
 Works like a charm. Only accesses the 4 memories, though.
 
 
 
 73,
 
  Carl
 
  AB1DD
 
  
 
  Resistance is futile.
 
  (don't know about reactance, though)
 
 
 
 --------------------------------------------
 
 On Tue, 10/23/18, Ronald Baran <ronbaran@...>
 wrote:
 
 
 
  Subject: [ic7000] SOTAbeams contest console for ICOM
 
  To: ic7000@groups.io
 
  Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 9:39 AM
 
  
 
  Hello Fellow 7K-ers,
 
  
 
  Page 135 of the manual there is a diagram of an
 external
 
  keypad that activates the contents of voice memories. 
 
  
 
  Saw this: https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sotabeams.co.uk%2Fcontestconsole-switching-unit-for-icom-radios%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C7624fb213cb34112659208d639ab56d0%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636759805381875658&amp;sdata=7UFgBOCbJlRbufiB%2BSFan94udpKery0RBP6nVIrrH54%3D&amp;reserved=0 
 
   
 
  
 
  The unite seems to be compatible with most ICOM radios
 but
 
  needs a patch OPC 589 for the 7000.  Anybody with
 
  experience and/or comments about this console?
 
  
 
  Punching the F1,  CQ memory started to get old during
 
  Illinois QSO Party.  Seldom work SSB so this feature
 
  certainly saved my voice.
 
  
 
  73,
 
  
 
  Ron W9XS