[na-user] computer interface to Icom 706MKIIG

k8cc k8cc <k8cc@mediaone.net>
Fri, 04 Aug 2000 22:26:12 -0400

At 03:26 PM 8/4/00 -0400, Dan Kovatch wrote:

>I know NAQP is tomorrow so I'm rushing it a bit.......
>I have this nice new 706MKiiG and built a computer interface. It doesn't
>work. So, I order an MFJ cable with basically the same circuit built
>in-no joy.


I have a 706MkIIG as well, and here's the problem.

NA does has radio selections for the 706 and 706MkII, but not the 
706MkIIG.  The difference is that ICOM uses separate IDs for each radio 
type in the commands sent to the radio by the computer.

Fortunately, we can make the MkIIG act like a MkII for the purpose of the 
radio interface.  Look at page 55 of your IC706MkIIG manual, menu item 34, 
CI-V ADDRESS.  The default shown in the manual is 58H.  Change this to 4EH 
(IC706MkII) and you should be all set.


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