Yes, the FT-1000D has the CAT system, it however, does not havea built in
RS-232 interface, but rather a serial TTL interface, so you need a converter
to make it play..Several kinds will work, Yaesu, and Kenwood both sold such
converters.Also a converter is built into the rigblaster...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Brown K9YC" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2008 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Looking for a rig upgrade...
> On Thu, 3 Jul 2008 04:15:35 +0000, Charles Harpole wrote:
>>The FT-1000D is great but no computer control possible.
> Although I've never used one or seen a manual, I strongly suspect
> you are mistaken about this. Several of the major logging/control
> programs I own list it as a rig that they work with.
> Someone else said:
>> Yes, Kenwood and Yaesu rigs can be tough to get serviced.
> There are independent guys who work on the better Kenwood and Yaesu
> rigs. A post on ham email lists that include Kenwood and Yaesu
> owners will turn up recommendations from guys who have used them.
> The FT100 and FT100D are real cheapie, entry level rigs with
> mediocre performance. I have one. Had it fixed under warranty once.
> Wouldn't try to do that again. :)
> Jim K9YC
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