[CQ-Contest] Computer Controlled Rigs.
k1vu at tmlp.com
Sun Feb 21 17:15:02 PST 2010
I'll take exception to your remarks on ICOM Rigs.
All you need is a different type of cable.
For RIGS using RS-232 Serial connections, you need to buy or build the
cable with the correct wiring, pin-outs, and connector sex.
ICOM and Radio Shack use a 2 wire Serial bus.
You can buy a USB to CI-V Serial cable on EBAY for about $10 delivered.
Or you could buy the RS cable for about $30 at your local RS.
This is truly "Plug and Play". Just plug the USB conn. into a USB port on
your computer and plug the Mini Jack into the CI-V port on the ICOM rig.
That's it, DONE!
All the local ICOM owners are using the $10 EBAY version to do computer control.
At 18:18 2/21/2010, N7mal wrote:
>Joe stay away from ICOM. They make you buy extra 'shtuff' to connect their
>rigs to a computer. Yaesu and Kenwood are pretty much straight forward,
>BULLHEAD CITY, AZ
>Everyone in the world is
>entitled to be burdened
>by my opinion
>----- Original Message -----
>To: cq-contest at contesting.com
>Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2010 18:17
>Subject: [CQ-Contest] Computer Controlled Rigs.
>Has anyone made a list of all the rigs that can be computer controlled?
>I'm going to be in the market to get a used rig, (new to me, I mean
>really new to me my rig now is a Drake TR-4!) But If I'm going to
>upgrade, I may as well at least go as high as a rig that can be computer
>Now Nothing New mind you, I can not afford them thats for sure! So I
>was wondering if anyone has made a web page that has listed what rigs
>are computer controllable for use with many of the logging programs like
>N1MM, N3FJP etc.
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