[TenTec] RASCAL interface and the Orion 565

Robert Mcgraw rmcgraw at blomand.net
Tue Oct 16 20:19:39 EDT 2012

Isn't the PTT function and the CW keying function from the AUX connector
the same exact function?  It is on the Omni VII and the Eagle.  In other
words, I don't think there is a difference.

Bob, K4TAX

> Hi Guys, I am looking for someone who has interface the 'Rascal' to the
> 565.
> My friend is the one that has the 565 and wants to get on RTTY.
> The Rascal Interface with it custom cable for the 565 seems to do just
> want he
> wants.
> BUT He uses PIN3 of the Orion II 8 pin I/O connector for CW Keying.  The
> Rascal
> uses that pin for PTT.
> It seems that the Orion would be smart enough for use PIN 3 for PTT when
> in RTTY
> and Pin 3 for CW keying when in CW without anything else?
> Since I don't have the rig, maybe someone has an answer to this question.
> Thanks  Joe K0BX
> Link to Rascal:
> http://www.buxcomm.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=146
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