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Title: Macloggerdx not talking to FT-897D, Help
Post by: W7JOR on September 02, 2011, 08:12:12 PM
I have an FT-897D and have been trying to get it to talk to MacloggerDX.  I using a Macbook pro, OS X ver 10.6.8 and an Iogear USB to Serial adapter GUC232A.  I can see the adapter in the system profiler.  No matter what I try Maclogger can't see the radio/wont connect.  Also, I do have the radio menu #20 set to CAT.  Mabe Maclogger just doesn't the Iogear adapter?  I would appreciate any help.


Title: RE: Macloggerdx not talking to FT-897D, Help
Post by: K3DCW on September 03, 2011, 03:57:25 PM
How are you connecting the USB-Serial cable to the FT-897D?  Are you using the CT-62 cable?

There is no serial connection on the FT-897D, so something is missing in your description.


Also, I'm not sure about the IOgear adapter, but the best adapter I've seen for the Mac is the Keyspan adapter.  A bit expensive, but it is worth it.

Dave
K3DCW


Title: RE: Macloggerdx not talking to FT-897D, Help
Post by: W7JOR on September 03, 2011, 11:57:25 PM
Yes, I am using the CT-62 CAT cable connected to the IOGear adapter.  I guess I have to try the Keyspan.  From what I could gather Macloggerdx is picky about the serial to usb adapter.  Thanks very much for your reply.  73


Title: RE: Macloggerdx not talking to FT-897D, Help
Post by: W7JOR on September 07, 2011, 10:14:02 PM
I got it working! So, in case another Mac user wants to use MacLoggerDX I would recommend using the Keyspan USA 19H serial/usb adapter. I went through 2 other adapters that didn't work. The Keyspan worked and is by far the best and only way to go.

73
W7JOR (new call)


Title: RE: Macloggerdx not talking to FT-897D, Help
Post by: K3DCW on September 08, 2011, 09:19:27 AM
Glad to hear you got it working.  Keyspan with the Mac is undoubtedly the best way to go.

73

Dave
K3DCW