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Author Topic: FT 736 R CAT interfacing  (Read 2121 times)
IZ2HDN
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« on: December 20, 2012, 03:53:41 AM »

Hi all
i recently bought an used FT 736 R
they claim it comes with CAT interfacing
Is it a thrue CAT interface like what ihave with CI-V interface on my IC910H?
any experience?
thanks
'73 de IZ2 HDN Max
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K2DC
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 07:21:35 AM »

Max,

   According to the manual, CAT was an optional unit, so yours may or may not have it.  You can find the manual here:

http://hamradio.lakki.iki.fi/new/Documents/Manuals/Yaesu/base&portable/Yaesu%20FT-736R%20users%20manual.pdf

73,

Don, K2DC
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W9GB
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 04:15:03 PM »

Quote from: IZ2HDN
I recently bought an used Yaesu FT-736R VHF/UHF transceiver.
The claim is the it comes with CAT interfacing.
Is this true CAT interfacing,  like what I have with the CI-V interface on my IC-910H?
YES (sort of) and NO.

The Yaesu FT-736R is a early to mid-1980s design, the Icom IC-910H is a late 1990s design.
The Yaesu FT-847 is closer to the Icom IC-910 in design era (time frames).

Yaesu provided a first-generation (limited) CAT interface for the FT-736R, which means:
1. It is NOT full featured as found on later radios, such as the FT-847 radio which replaced it.
2. Some functions for CAT software, such as Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD), do not work with FT-736R.
3.  Due to limited functionality, some software authors/writers do NOT support the FT-736R.

There is a DIY solution, that has been developed (PIC processor) to ADD functionality,
through emulation (FT-847).

GO TO YouTube and view the solution developed 2 years ago for FT-736R to work with Ham Radio Deluxe.

TinkTron
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H98FBQZJ_A

zdz801
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8I17jarXMw

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Yaesu FT-736R with Ham Radio Deluxe by Dave, KA6BFB
http://home.comcast.net/~tinkyr/736/Ham%20Radio%20Deluxe%20and%20the%20FT-736.htm

FT-847 Hardware Emulator for the Yaesu FT-736R by Chuck, N6BIL
http://home.comcast.net/~tinkyr/736/N6BIL%20Hardware%20Emulator.htm

FT-847 Windows Emulator for the FT-736R and CAT Interfacing with 6-pin DIN on Yaesu FT-736R
http://home.comcast.net/~tinkyr/736/KA6BFB%20Windows%20Emulator.htm
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