[CQ-Contest] RE: SO2R with KENWOOD Radios +++

Barry w2up at mindspring.com
Sun Jan 23 18:08:07 EST 2005

On 23 Jan 2005 Eric Hilding wrote:

> Barry, W2UP wrote:
>  > In one of your other posts you mentioned a Y connector.  That's >
>  exactly how I accomplished it.  To the best of my knowledge, there is
>  > no such animal available commercially. So, I made my own.
> You are obviously an enterprising experimenter...Congrats, Barry !!!
>  > What I did was buy a few RS232 A/B boxes.  IIRC, I bought them from
>  > cyberguys.com for about $5 each (this was several years ago).
> Nice tip...I hope this option may help others here...Tnx.

Another poster mentioned that RS232 Y connectors ARE available.  
Actually, I misspoke and what I made was a "trident" connector from a 
3 way switchbox...

>  > Each radio's band data goes to a TTD Band Decoder.  Output from
>  each > decoder goes to a serial port on the computer
> But doesn't the radio's "band data" go from a non-serial port
> connection on the rigs to the TTD Band Decoder?  If that's the case,
> this won't work on the Kenwood TS-870S or TS-480S.

On the Yaesu, it's a BCD coded data signal that goes to the Band 

Barry W2UP
Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet: w2up at mindspring.com
Newtown, PA                     Frankford Radio Club

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