[Yaesu] FT-990 CAT Interface?

Tony ke6ynr@garlic.com
Wed, 22 Apr 1998 09:57:19 -0800

Hi Bill & folks,
  I recently connected to my FT840. As Yaesu wanted ~$129 for the FIF232 interface, I was getting ready to build the interface. Then I found the W1GEE interface/cable for $50. So here are the details

I used the $50 W1GEE cable/TTL<->RS232 translator. I did have to buy a 25pin to 9 pin adaptor to mate with my com port - $6 at Radio Shack. 
Both Log-EQF and SOFT990 work with this connection. And recently, CT contesting software has added FT840 support (v9.36). It has had FT990 support 'forever'. 

So here is where to get it.

or you can buy it thru Personal Database Applications at: http://www.hosenose.com/w1gee.htm#lcu

Soft990 is available from http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/f6dex.
Soft990 is freeware for DOS. Laurent also has "FT Manager" shareware for windows.

LogEQF logging software can be had from N3EQF at: http://www.itis.net/eqf/
It does logging, beam heading, QSL tracking, rig interface, contest mode, etc. etc. truly complete, sturdy, and easy to use.

All great stuff!

Have fun & 73,

Tony Armendariz
FISTS #3535 
"Accuracy transcends speed...Courtesy at all times"

At 14:55 -0800 4/18/98, Bill Brannick wrote:
}I have owned my 990...
}So... what do I need to acquire in order to use the CAT
}I assume I need some sort of interface between a serial port on my
}computer and the CAT connector on the 990.

 Also need software I guess.


}Any suggestions would be appreciated. Since my arthritis has limited
}my "build-it" capabilities, I do need to consider items that are

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