[amsat-bb] Using SATPC32 with FT 847 cabling Com port to USB
allen at cruzio.com
Sat Jul 16 22:03:53 UTC 2016
I am setting up my registered Satpc32 Ver. 12.8a with a desktop with Win
10, with only USB ports.
My radio is an FT 847 with a DB9 com port. I have a Shaxon RS232 Serial
to USB adapter cable.
The FT 847 CAT and the adapter both have male DB9 connectors. Therefore I
need a gender changer. I was confronted with Null Modem gender changers
which got me to thinking.
I believe the communication to the FT 847 CAT port is one way, but since it
is a serial Com port, I need a null modem interface somewhere in the
computer to FT 847 CAT port cable.
So would someone confirm my thinking, should I use a Null Modem gender
Another thought while I have such a great panel of experts, since my Satpc32
program version is 12.8a should I upgrade to 12.8c?
By the way, I am also using a LVB Tracker box. I have removed the MAX232CPE
IC and I am connecting to the USB input without any consideration as to Rx
to Tx wiring changes.
I could figure all of this out with trial and error, plus some expense, but
I'm sure others have had these same questions.
Thanks, Allen WB6RWU
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