[amsat-bb] Re: IC 910H query
morsesat at optonline.net
Fri Jan 8 07:09:18 PST 2010
I agree with all you have suggested, Mark. I too had questions about
power output on the 910. I discovered that the power to the radio was
the culprit. Before you send it away, check and make sure you have #10
cables to the radio and your power supply delivers the correct voltage
and current. Mine does and it meets Specs on VHF and UHF on "both" my
One I have the 1.2ghz Module in. One I use for demos at field day and
On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 9:18 AM, Mark L. Hammond wrote:
> Hi Louis,
> Congratulations on your new IC-910H! I was the very lucky winner of
> a new IC-910H at the AMSAT Symosium, so I have a bit of time on the
> radio now.
> I haven't used RigTalk, so I can't comment on that.
> Regarding the CIV USB cable--my experience is that you do NOT need to
> check the RTS + 12V option. I bought a cheap USB CIV level converter
> on eBay, and it works perfectly without this option checked. My
> homebrew interface, on the other hand, uses the serial port and
> requires me to check that option, or else it doesn't receive power via
> the serial line and won't work.
> You will need to know which serial port number the USB converter is
> using/emulating; there is a setting in SatPC32 where you must tell it
> the comport number where the level converter (USB CIV cable) is
> installed. You can use the Windows Hardware Tab/Device Manager to
> figure that out.
> Your addresses are correct for "default", they should work OK. Be
> sure to also set the BAUD rate in both SatPC32 and the radio to match.
> I think 9600 baud is the highest the radio will do. Be sure to read
> the "Hints" sections in the SatPC32 program to figure out an
> appropriate delay setting, too.
> Lots of folks using this setup, so you should be able to get lots of
> help as you get it going! SatPC32 is a fantastic program for working
> Personal question/note. I am interested in the output power of your
> IC-910H. Mine is rather low on both VHF (75W) and UHF (45W). So, I
> just sent it back to Icom in hopes they can make it meet "advertised
> and published specs" in that regard. Shipping and insurance on that
> radio was over $50! I won't complain since I won the radio :)
> Mark N8MH
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 4:24 PM, Louis House <kd5gm at sbcglobal.net>
>> I plan to commission my new IC 910 H on Saturday this week. I plan
>> to drive the radio with the "RigTalk" and CIV cable from a USB port.
>> Has anyone experienced any negative function from this data control
>> system type?? In setting up the SatPC32 software, the addresses that
>> appeared by default are "$60" (in all four boxes in the "Radio Set
>> Screen"). Does this $60 setting work OK?? The read me file is not
>> very clear concerning the selection for "RTS + 12V", does the IC 910
>> H need this setting selected to work correctly?? Any other known
>> problems would also be most helpful.
>> Thanks for listening.
>> Louis, KD5GM
>> CW ;-) The Original Digital
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