[CQ-Contest] Yaesu FT-1000 CAT to USB

David Pruett k8cc at comcast.net
Fri Jun 3 17:39:39 EDT 2016


I would check out Amazon to see what is available there. I'm sorry that 
I can't offer advice specific to the FT-1000, but a few of us here in 
Detroit recently purchased ICOM-to-USB adapters off Amazon which work 
very well.  I've not looked at what they might have for your situation, 
but recently I have been pleasantly surprised at the breadth of amateur 
radio products carried by Amazon.  They were even offering the Yaesu 
FT-991 transceiver (to my surprise).

You might even find a cable which would go directly from USB to the DIN 
connector on the FT-1000, so no more need for the FIF-232C.  Less 
clutter on your operating desk :-)

I would agree with some of the other respondents who recommended 
sticking with adapters using a real FTDI chip.

If you find something that works well for you, please share the info 
here on the reflector.  I am a devoted FT-1000-D user myself (I own six 
of them, from back in the days when we were doing multi-multi contesting 
here) and I suspect the day is coming when I'll have to abandon my DOS 
boat anchors and jump into the 21st century :-)

73, Dave/K8CC

On 6/3/2016 11:23 AM, FritzOAQ wrote:
> I'm wanting to get rid of my boat anchor of a computer running Windows 98 &
> N1MM+.
> So, what's the best/cheapest solution of getting the RS-232 plug from my
> Yaesu FIF-232C box into a USB on the new computer?
> I see a USB to RS-232 adapter (USB-RS232) at
> http://www.hosenose.com/store/productDetail.aspx?ProdID=5658
> <http://www.hosenose.com/store/productDetail.aspx?ProdID=5658&PrimaryCatID=4
> 6&> &PrimaryCatID=46& for $22 which looks like it shud do the job.
> Any suggestions, ideas, comments?
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