[amsat-bb] Re: Icom PCR-1000 PC controlled receiver

Tim Tapio k4shf at k4shf.com
Sat Feb 10 07:11:56 PST 2007

Fiber is the best way.  Then if lightning strikes, it doesn't run down the
line into your computer.  Cheap and easy....
I've used it in the past for controlling satellite modems several thousand
feet away using multimode fiber.  Jumpers are available premade from Fiber
Instrument Sales in whatever size you like.


-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Joe Leikhim
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 11:50 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Icom PCR-1000 PC controlled receiver

Why would that baud rate be a limitation? Could you get a couple RS232 to
Fiber Optic modems or at least some copper RS232 line extenders (Try Black
Box) and make it work?

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    Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 17:05:45 -0500
    From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
    Subject: [amsat-bb] Icom PCR-1000 PC controlled receiver
    To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
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    Does anyone have a PCR-1000 ICOM remote controlled receiver?

    How long can the serial port cable be? I heard it was operating
    at something like 112,000 baud and could not be run the 200 feet
    to our roof. This makes it a deal breaker.

    Is there a better all mode all band remote controlled system for
    roof mount to avoid long cable runs for satellite receiption
    across all bands..?


Joe Leikhim K4SAT

"Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

"Follow The Money"  ;-P

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