[CQ-Contest] CT-17 Problem

Clive Whelan clive.whelan at btinternet.com
Sat Sep 10 08:58:25 EDT 2005


It may be necessary to set transceive on or off ( try both!) in the set
menu, and it might be necessary to set poll to off in the logging software.
Took me a while to get mine going.



-----Original Message-----
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ku8e at bellsouth.net
Sent: 09 September 2005 13:41
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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

  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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