[ct-user] IC-706MKII Amplifier Interface Summary
Harvey Hiller <email@example.com>
Fri, 04 Sep 1998 15:26:46 -0700
The following was my initial request
At 05:58 AM 8/30/98 +0100, Harvey Hiller wrote:
>Please excuse the wide distribution.
>I'm looking for an article or a source for an interface to connect an
>IC-706MkII to an Alpha/ETO 91 Beta amplifier. Any assistance or
>information would be appreciated. Please respond to me directly; I will
>summarize, and post as necessary.
>Harvey Hiller, KD6QK
The responses fell into two distinct categories:
1) 7 Responses (KN6DV, WB2PAG, KU9C, LX1NO, W4GD, W8VI, NX4D)
These respondents recommended the purchase of the Ameritron ARB-702 I2
interface sold by Ameritron/MFJ. This unit works with either the IC-706 or
the MkII and comes with the necessary plugs and connectors. Because of
time constraints this was the approach I took. $40 at Ham Radio Outlet.
2) 4 Responses (ZL1RS, K6XX, N3OC, K6JOX, KD6WW, K3MD)
ZL1RS - an optoisolator circuit to isolate the 706 power spike from the amp.
K6XX - another isolation circuit
N3OC - Transistor s/w to turn on a relay
K6JOX - mentions a project in either "73" or "QST"
KD6WW - using the Yaesu relay box for the 706, contact AES Milwaukee
K3MD - Switching circuit
I would like to thank all those who responded. It made the process of
finding a solution a very quick and easy process. Hope to work you all
from Imperial County in the Californai QSO party October 3 &4. We will use
the call N7CW/6.
Yes, it will be a IC706MkII and 91 Beta.
Harv Hiller, KD6QK
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