[amsat-bb] Re: USB to Serial Converter

Ron Miles conimicut at gmail.com
Wed May 5 08:24:18 PDT 2010

Hi Bill:
For transfer of digital data between radio “CAT” ports and laptop I use the
Keyspan USA-19HS interface to an Ultra ULT33056 USB 7 port hub. Although I
have the FT 897D, this CAT interface may also work for the FT 847.  The
laptop is Windows XP/Dell Inspiron. The hub requires it's own 12V source.



 RS232 to Serial Interface:

This interface works great for both radios Yaesu FT 736R and FT 897D. The
hub and Keyspan works great with the G5500 rotor control. Software
application interface examples: SATPC32, Nova, UniTrac2003. Ham Radio
Deluxe/DM780 works great with the 897D.
Hope this example helps. 73
Ron n6paa

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