[amsat-bb] Re: MacBook running MacDoppler interface to radio
dave at k7daa.com
Sun Aug 7 19:29:48 PDT 2011
Same here. Keyspan USA-19HS and USA-19HW both work great for me, but have not tried it with the CT-17. I'm plugging directly in to an FT-847, and using MacDoppler to also control it as well as my LVB Tracker on my Yaesu 5500. Good, solid combo. If you're into some experimentation, you can buy a little FTDI FT-232 breakout board from Sparkfun electronics and wire up your own USB to TTL converter. Cheap and very reliable as well, and I've used these for a number of ham control projects. If memory serves right, the FT-232 chip is what's used in the USB interface for the LVB Tracker:
Dave - K7DAA
On Aug 7, 2011, at 1:27 PM, Dave Taylor wrote:
> I've found the Keyspan products to be very reliable. I've haven't
> used it on a CT-17, but it's done everything else I've tried.
> -- Dave, W8AAS
> On Aug 7, 2011, at 3:43 PM, James Luhn wrote:
>> I have both PC and Mac computers. I enjoy using both and have each
>> computer doing things that they seem to do the best. I am looking for
>> some suggestions on what interface I should be using to have
>> running on a MacBook Pro control an IC-910. I have the CT-17 level
>> converter for the IC-910. When running from a PC(for this and
>> mobile I
>> use a Panasonic CF-29 Toughbook. It has a serial port!) I simply
>> connect the serial port to the CT-17 and all works fine. I do have a
>> USB to Serial converter (U232-P9) that has Mac drivers. I cannot seem
>> to make the Macbook, usb-serial adapter, and CT-17 work. For those
>> running MacDoppler, how are you interfacing to the IC-910 or other
>> radios using a serial port?
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