I own an ICOM IC-746 transceiver and I am seriously thinking of acquiring the MFJ-1214PC adapter for other modes of transmission apart from voice and CW. Is there a premanufactured cable for the MFJ-1214PC to use the ACC 1 port of the IC-746? If there is, which is the MFJ part number? I took a look at the MFJ on-line catalog, but the copy is blurry and the number of the cable I think it uses is indistinguishable. I also took a look at the on-line manual for the MFJ-1214PC, but it is not specific enough to say if the cable with 8 pins (MFJ-5084) is actually the cable that would interface with the ACC 1 8-pin DIN connector in back of the IC-746, or if it is an open cable for the user to wire him/herself.
Also, for CW, how do you send using the MFJ-1214PC? Seems that you need to connect the MFJ-1214PC to the microphone input of the transceiver and use a switch for the microphone/computer change. Can the MFJ-1214 use one of the two CW key inputs of the IC-746? Is there also a premanufactured cable for this?
If anybody has an MFJ-1214 in operation, I would appreciate any comments you can provide me related to the performance of the unit. Thanks for the help!
Alberto L. Rodríguez, KA2UUP
PO Box 57
Mendon MA 01756-0057