[WriteLog] Icom IC-756PROII and auto split
Robert B. Bonner
rbonner at qro.com
Fri Apr 2 18:16:00 EST 2004
I've taken a renewed interest in computer logging recently with a
reconsecrated interest in radio contesting.
I've been monitoring the reflectors for Writelog and DXBase. DXBase is my
daily logger so I've spent more time with it.
I run a pair of IC-756PROII's and right now one of them is on an ICOM CI-V
and the other is on a.... Hey guys you know about this? Radio Shack
I was in my local store a week ago and saw this on the shelf, it is a cable
only NON-Powered DB9 to 1/8th inch Plug scanner adaptor. I looked and said,
no this isn't its a NON-Powered CI-V... UH HUH - UH HUH.
This is why I made my NON-Powered interface post last week. Because the RS
cable works great with DXBase and I still haven't been able to make it fly
with Writelog. I figure a 1 layer plug adapter with power hooked up to the
interface will make it fly. So that is news #1 and death to EBay's flood of
29.95 and up adaptors.
The second is, I've been listening to you guys banter around about how the
IC-756PRO's won't go into split.
Have I been reading this correctly? I admit this hasn't peaked my interest
and I hadn't read the messages fully because I'm not ready to do Writelog
contest logging on my 756 in a contest environment...
Anyway, I heard from what I've been reading that the 756 can't be commanded
into the split mode... Is that right?
What I have been noticing on my 756 is under DXBase when I tell it to go to
a frequency on VFO A... VFO B was going to the broadcast band like 1242KHz
or something like that.
So just now, I brought up radio 2 and told it to go to 14195.00 on VFO A and
14205.00 on VFO B.
When I hit the "go for it" button, the unit went to those frequencies and
self selected split.... HUM, I thought it wouldn't go to split? I must
have remembered something wrong from what I'd read.
I went to radio 2 (the one on that $19.95 RS scanner interface and it did
exactly the same thing.
I figure you guys are looking for a click on the packet spot and have it go
Split and on the correct frequencies.
Sorry I already deleted those posts or I'd reread the last week's worth.
I'm too lazy to go back through the website...
Please just inform,
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