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Author Topic: Cheap Icom Computer Interface From Rat Shack  (Read 465 times)
KD5KIZ
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« on: June 21, 2008, 11:14:44 AM »

Radio Shack now has an interface for some of their radio scanners that is compatible with the Icom CT-17 computer interface. It has USB connector. It is plug and play after installing the driver that comes on a cd.
Now, if I could just find a good memory management program for my computer.
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NA4IT
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2008, 05:05:30 PM »

The USB Rat Shack cable is $32 + change on their website. The serial version can be built much cheaper, and just about any radio programming cable can be adapted to do Icom CI-V.

Biggest problem is like eluded to...finding memory management software that will store the memory in the radio. I have written a MARS freq database in the same format that Ham Radio Deluxe uses for the shortwave data, and it does OK, but the software has to be on...

de NA4IT
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NI4Z
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2008, 11:20:45 AM »

How about posting the Radio Shack SKU so we can look one of these up on the web.  I tried a search on the Radio Shack site, but it won't turn this item up.
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KD5KIZ
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008, 12:50:10 PM »

radio shack number is 20-047
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NZ5N
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2009, 05:06:39 AM »

The Radio Shack item does not seem to be a good deal.  You can get a USB CI-V ICOM interface cable for $13 or less on eBay, for example:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=380112745165

73, Bill NZ5N
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