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Re: [Amps] Tokyo HL-1.5KFX Yaesu pinout

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Subject: Re: [Amps] Tokyo HL-1.5KFX Yaesu pinout
From: "Roger" <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 17:39:14 -0400
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> In a message dated 7/29/2007 3:31:55 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
> I  recently purchased a Tokyo HL-1.5K solid state 160 through 6 KW amp. 
> It
> comes with band data cables for Icom, Kenwood, and Yaesu. I plan on using 
> it
> with both my Icom 756 Pro in here and the little Yaesu 897D out in the 
> shop.
> Unfortunately the Yaesu cable is for the large 8 pin DIN connectors  on 
> the
> FT1000MP and others of the type. Fortunately I have the data cable  for 
> the
> 897D that uses the mini 8 pin DIN connector. Unfortunately it's  the 
> serial
> cable for CAT operation and I don't want to cut the end  off.  Fortunately 
> I
> happen to have several Apple printer cables with  the mini 8 pin DIN
> connector. Unfortunately Tokyo RF-Labs didn't include a  pin-out  of the
> Yaesu band data socket on the back of the amp.   It works great in the 
> manual
> mode.
> Ok, so what would I do.  Lets see here,  Ok, first I would do  this.  I 
> would
> take the Icom data cable and I would ring out the Tokyo high  power end of
> the cable with the Icom plug and chart the results. Like  this:
> Tokyo high power  plug                                Icom plug'
> Pin  1                                                         Pin 8
> Pin  2                                                         Pin 4
> Pin  3                                                        Pin  1
> Pin  4                                                        Pin  3
> Pin  5                                                         Pin 2

Sounds good but there are two problems. Icom and yaesu use a different 
method of data transfer and they used different connectors. They use two 
methods on the Icom. One is the I-IV digital interface and the other is a 7 
to 5 pin DIN cable. Yaesu uses an 8 pin Din to 5 Pin DIN.  This is what I 
did with the Yaesu cable but I don't have a manual giving the FT1000MP 
pinout, nor could I find one on the net.There is a page on the net for a 
conversion that lists the pinout for the FT1000MP but when I use that I find 
a data line and the 13+ going to the same pin, which may or may not be a 
problem.   What I need is confirmation of the pin out for the band data 
connector on the FT1000MP and then I could trace it out.  Of course the DIN 
connectors don't really follow a logical pattern for pin numbering either. 

> etc                                                             etc
> Now, you know what pin on the Icom corresponds with what pin on the  Tokyo

Unfortunately as these are different connectors on the HL-1.5K there is no 
direct correlation.


Roger (K8RI - EN73) 

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