[amsat-bb] Icom CI-V question - 271/471 with Piexx board

Jonny 290 jonny290 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 03:18:38 PST 2007

I'm looking at buying a pair of Piexx computer interface boards to put in
Icom 271 and 471 radios.

I'm going to want to control these radios with the WiSP DDE client(I think,
suggest another if there's a better one). It does not have an "Icom 751"
option on the radio dropdown box, which is normally what one would use with
this board. However, it does have a field to manually input the address.
Here's my question.

Can I select "Icom 275" or any other similar type of radio in the WiSP DDE
box and then set the address manually, to my radios' addresses? From what I
understand, the only radio-specific information in a CI-V command is the
address value, and since I'll be sending legal frequencies to these radios,
I'm thinking this will work...but want to make sure before I spend $300 on
interfaces. The PIexx interfaces appear to be standard CI-V interface
devices, usually set up to be addressed at $20 for 271's and $22 for 471's.


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