[TenTec] RASCAL interface and the Orion 565

jack jfriend31 at comcast.net
Tue Oct 16 20:31:24 EDT 2012

One does not need a Rascal for RTTY with the Orion. one can use the cables 
that came with Orion for RTTY direct to the computer. I have done exactly 
that for all the years I have had my Orions 565, mostly CW but MixW3 will do 
all modes just about with the above cable connections to computer.

-----Original Message----- 
From: k0bx at arrl.net
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 3:05 PM
To: tentec at contesting.com
Subject: [TenTec] RASCAL interface and the Orion 565

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 
BUT He uses PIN3 of the Orion II 8 pin I/O connector for CW Keying.  The 
uses that pin for PTT.

It seems that the Orion would be smart enough for use PIN 3 for PTT when in 
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:


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