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Author Topic: hrd, and ft-857d  (Read 563 times)
ALCO141
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« on: July 13, 2009, 02:02:25 PM »

i am looking to getting a yaesu ft-857d and controlling using ham radio deluxe and a laptop, what is the best way to interface the computer to the transceiver.  i plan on using mostly voice but also later to get into digital.

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alex
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KC2PLJ
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 07:26:22 AM »

The FT-857(D) model uses a 8 pin jack to connect to HRD. The "Linear" jack is the actual name of the device and a third party cable may be used as well as rolling your own. I went ahead and built my own cable as this is simple to do with the right components. Cheap USB to radio devices can be purchased on Flea Bay for around 20.00. Mine of course uses the older serial port connection. This made it easier to handle and build. Either way you go HRD and the FT-857D works great and will make the radio a little more user friendly as you won't be diving into the menu each time you need to change something. Good Luck! KC2PLJ Mike
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