Wow! Tony, I had already purchased the Yaesu cable, but these other sites
were positively GREAT! I think I will order the cable that allows me to
do CW from the keyboard - not for any other reason than I can get some
great software that allows me to key ahead while I'm translating a CW QSO.
Other great ideas in these links, too! Thanks again...
On Sun, 4 Jan 1998, Tony wrote:
> Hi Randy,
> I just connected my FT840 to COM1 on a 10 year old '386. I used
> the $50 W1GEE cable/TTL<->RS232 translator. (The FIF232 was ~$120 at
> HRO and you still need a cable). I did have to buy a 25pin to 9 pin
> adaptor to mate with my com port - $6 at Radio Shack.
> So far, both Log-EQF and SOFT990 work with this connection. I've sent
> FT840 specs to CT author K1EA for his consideration.
> So here is where to get it.
> or you can buy it thru Personal Database Applications at:
> Soft990 is available from http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/f6dex.
> (A message from Laurent went to the Yaesu reflector today).
> LogEQF logging software can be had from N3EQF at:
> Have fun & 73,
> At 12:43 -0800 1/04/98, Randy Wing wrote:
> }Has anyone hooked up an FT-840 with the FIF-232C box to their computer?
> }If you have, did you get a 25 pin female RS232C connection on one end and
> }a 9 pin male COM port connection on the other end of a cable?
> }I'm struggling with whether I need to buy a full RS232C serial card for my
> }computer or whether the COM port connection is adequate. The
> }documentation is a little vague here - I guess it assumes a full
> }connection, I'm just trying to avoid it if I can... Any help here?
> Tony Armendariz
> FISTS #3535
> "When you've worked a FISTS, you've worked a friend."
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