[amsat-bb] CAT cable to FT-847

Rick Kowalewski rick at vk6xlr.net
Fri Apr 10 12:05:49 UTC 2015

Hi Ed,

Perhaps you have an early serial number unit.  They have known issues 
with CAT control .....

"Yaesu appears to use the following format for serial numbers on their 
amateur products:
Year of manufacture-Month of manufacture-Production Run-Individual Unit 
number, where the month of manufacture is offset by 2, so "C" means 
January, "D" means February, "E" means March, and so forth.
Example: 8G051234 = 1998, May (fifth month, or "G"), Production Run 05, 
unit #1234 in this run.

One key serial number range is 8G05. This seems to be the point at which 
Yaesu had corrected the bi-directional CAT issue and made some other 
improvements. This version was made in May 1998. Later serial numbers 
(e.g., 8L09nnnn) all seem to have incorporated the earlier improvements 
plus newones."


> On 4/9/2015 8:06 PM, wa7eth at frontier.com wrote:
>> Has anyone had experience with the RT-Systems CAT USB cable they say 
>> works with the Yaesu FT-847? I recently received one, and loaded the 
>> drivers per the instructions and I am unable to get SATPC32 to 
>> connect with the 847.  I am running a laptop with Windows 7.  Does 
>> anyone currently have another vendor's cable that is working with the 
>> FT-847?  Thanks, and please contact me off list at 
>> wa7eth at frontier.com so I don't clutter up the BB with my problems.  
>> Thanks..73'..Ed  WA7ETH

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