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Author Topic: Yaesu 1000MP CAT serial port conversion to USB  (Read 479 times)
WA7ND
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« on: December 14, 2008, 11:17:28 PM »

The CAT output on my 1000MP has a serial port. I have a new Mac laptop which will only accept a USB connector.

I want to run MacLogger DX to log, control the rig, etc. on the laptop and connect it to the rig.

What cable and/or interface do I need to make the system work?

Tnx/73,

Rick
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ZS5WC
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 01:46:06 AM »

What you need is a USB to serial converter-most computer stores have them , but you have to specify software that is MAC compatible.
Normally you install the software, plug in the converter-it is detected-and that is that..(not sure about Apple)
Some converters are built into the plug of the serial cable..
The cable you need is a standard serial cable (not the NULL MODEM type) Make sure it has the correct plugs on both ends--(can't remember if the CAT port on the back of the FT is a DB9 ?..9 pin.)

73 de William
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KL0S
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 07:49:19 AM »

Most Mac users have had the best luck with the Keyspan USB to serial converters; they make several models with between one and four serial ports.  I use a Keyspan with MLDX and it works just fine.  Other brands have been problematic (but not all) so look before you leap!

GL!

Dino KL0S
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N6AJR
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 04:11:41 PM »

I use the keyspan 19 HS for my serial to usb duties.
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WA7ND
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 10:29:00 PM »

Thanks to all who replied for the assist..Looks like it will be the Keyspan setup.

73,

Rick
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