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Re: [TenTec] Computer Interface for the Omni VI

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Computer Interface for the Omni VI
From: Ed <w3nr@comcast.net>
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Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 10:13:29 -0400
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David & Chris Drake wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm a bit late to computer logging and have been experimenting with several 
> programs.  I made up a cable with a db25 on one end and a db9 on the other to 
> attached to the computer.  The TT manual does outline the necessary wiring 
> (there is one error that TT made in the manual, but I've fixed that).  The 
> manual also states that you need a level converter to use the mini plug 
> serial connection.  I have been having trouble setting up the various 
> programs to read the Omni VI(its an option 3).  Some I've set up as an Icom 
> 735 and others do have the Omni VI in their menus.
> Just wondered if straight through cabling (db25 to db9) is the preferred 
> option?  (I just want to read the transciever with minimal rig control)

This works perfectly. Why buy a level converter that you really have no 
use for.

> And the second question, is what programs seem to work the best with the Omni 
> VI?  There are a ton of them out there !

Depends on where you interests are. Digital-Contesting-or just everday 

Personally I use fldigi.

> All comments appreciated.
> Thanks, 
> David
> Wd9cmd

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