[CQ-Contest] CT-17 Problem

Mirko Sibilja s57ad at amis.net
Sat Sep 10 04:50:46 EDT 2005

Just a dumb question - did you set radio receiver address?

73! Mirko, S57AD
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Subject: [CQ-Contest] CT-17 Problem

>   I just purchased a used CT-17 CIV converter for my IC756PRO. I can't
seem to get it working.
>   It didn't come with an instruction manual or any of the cables. I
happened to find a .pdf of the
>   manual online.
>     I have checked my cables and the CIV jack on the back of the IC756PRO
and they are OK.
>   From what I understand the CIV (or remote) jack on the 756PRO should
measure between +4 and +5 volts.  When you turn on the CIV transcieve option
from the menu on the radio and turn the VFO the voltage should  drop
somewhat.  I have double checked to make sure the baud rate is set correctly
on both the radio and programs. I have also checked my computer and there
are no conflicts on the serial  port - COM1.
>   I have tried it with CT (for Windows), N1MM and NA and I can't get it to
communicate with any of these
>   programs.
>   Does anyone know if the RS232 cable is wired special ? I used the one
that I have for my TS850S radio control box - just a DB25 - DB9 cable. I am
using a 3.5mm mono  plug from the CT-17 to the CIV jack on the radio.  It
powers up just fine when 12 volts is applied.
> Anyone else ever have these problems ???
> Thanks, Jeff  KU8E
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