[amsat-bb] Re: pcsat32, kct\t & ft-847

Wayne Estes w9ae at charter.net
Sat Apr 7 13:47:20 PDT 2007

Bruce KE0LX wrote:

I am trying the get this combination to work together.
I can get pcsat32 to work the g-5400 rotator ok.
Problem is getting the pcsat32 and kct\t to tune the 847.

Wayne W9AE replies:

Don't use the "tuner" portion of your KCT/T.  Just connect a null-modem 
serial cable between the FT-847 and a serial port on your computer. 
Then go in the SatPC32 Setup -> Radio menu and specify the port number, 
radio model, and baud rate.  Be sure to specify a matching baud rate in 
the FT-847's menu #37.  57600 baud is best.

The FT-847 requires a "null modem" serial cable that swaps pins 2 and 3. 
  I don't know why Yaesu didn't wire the CAT connector to use a 
straight-through serial cable.

Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik

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