eHam Forums => Computers And Software => Topic started by: K0BLR on December 22, 2007, 05:31:55 PM

Title: interface
Post by: K0BLR on December 22, 2007, 05:31:55 PM
Good Evening everyone,

 Quick question does anyone know how to make an interface to do cw and other stuff? I run a TS-2000 and I have cat figured out I just need an interface now for cw. I have no keyer.


Ben, K0BLR

Title: interface
Post by: N8UZE on December 22, 2007, 05:52:25 PM
The TS-2000 has a keyer built in.  However, what I think you are asking for is the interface to have the computer key the radio.  You can get an inexpensive interface from the N3FJP web site.  These interfaces go from a serial port on your computer to the jack on the radio for a straight key NOT the jack for the built in keyer.  The built in keyer is for use with paddles.  

Title: interface
Post by: VK2ACM on December 24, 2007, 03:37:08 PM
Hi Ben,
You can make your own interface if you want, Please check out our groups blog on the page you will see the schematic of the interface I built in a DB9 shell....Good Luck....Clint vk2acm

Title: interface
Post by: W5RKL on December 25, 2007, 01:32:11 PM

Yes they can be built rather easily. Depends on what
options you want. Quite a number of hams build their
own to suit there needs. If you're not into building
there are quite a number of commerically available
interfaces for most radios, even vintage gear. It
all depends on what you want.

I built my own for my FT-857D and it works great for
CAT and any digital mode except CW. I didn't include
the CW keying opto isolator but that's soon to change.

Merry Christmas and 73's

Title: interface
Post by: AA6YQ on December 27, 2007, 02:11:05 AM
If you have CAT working, you can direct your TS-2000 to transmit CW using the KY CAT command; no additional interface is needed.


       Dave, AA6YQ