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Reviews Categories | Interfaces, Radio to computer, amp, rotor, coax switch, internet | K1NU Dual rig control/CW Help


Reviews Summary for K1NU Dual rig control/CW
K1NU Dual rig control/CW Reviews: 5 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $44
Description: Provides rig control AND serial CW interface from a single COM port. Use with WriteLog and other logging programs.
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EA9EU Rating: 5/5 Jan 6, 2014 15:29 Send this review to a friend
Hace 9 años, Len me envió un cable interfaz LPT1 para TS-830-S   Time owned: more than 12 months
K1NU, Nuestro admirado y estimado colega Len, en solicitud a mis problemas de buscar un cable interfaz LPT1 para mi TS-830S y mi PC Windows 98, tuvo la gentileza de enviarmelo ¡ Y DE ESTO HACE 9 AÑOS ¡. Nunca he tenido problemas con el cable, ha sido muy generoso a mis "manazas". Ahora voy a solicitarle 2 cables interfaz TS-830S y un PC Windows XP Profesional, uno de los cables sera COM y el otro pues será un LPT1, si es que no me vale dual, ya que al ser el equipo con dos 6146B en RF Final.-
Saludos, SALUD, PAZ Y PROSPERIDAD,73 José.-EA9EU.-
 
KI9A Rating: 5/5 Jun 30, 2007 06:32 Send this review to a friend
nice job!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Great idea! Cable works like a champ!
 
AE6Y Rating: 5/5 Oct 5, 2004 20:23 Send this review to a friend
Highly recommended  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This is a really clever idea -- a serial rig control cable with a breakout plug wired to the DTR pin. Len calls it a CW sending plug, because that pin is customarily used for serial port cw sending, but depending on the software it could be used for other functions. My own CQPWIN software allows it to be used for CW sending, PTT, R1/R2 swap, or DVK/Mic swap. In use you need to set the software to keep the RTS pin high, because that's the power source, then you can "key" the DTR pin as needed. Of course, the rest of the pins do the normal job of sending rig control information to and from the radio.
It works like a champ, and Len is very quick to respond to orders or emails.
73, Andy, AE6Y
 
W6VA Rating: 5/5 Aug 19, 2004 22:00 Send this review to a friend
Great Idea  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This is really a great idea for serial port challenged hams like myself. With only two serial ports available, having a dual cable that only uses one serial port leaves the other one open for future use with an Idiom Press RS232 rotor controller. I am using it with DX4WIN and it works just fine.
 
W1MJ Rating: 5/5 Oct 23, 2003 12:08 Send this review to a friend
Works well  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
As advertised, this cable both controls my Icom IC706MKIIG and sends CW, using the single comm port on my Dell PC. The circuitry is built into the 9-pin comm port connector, and gets its power from the port. I have tried it with two software packages: Writelog and DXLab Commander.

I was the very first customer, and initially had a problem with the CW output. However, Len resolved the problem, and sent me a corrected cable even before asking me to return the first one. Good customer service, and I don't think this problem will occur on new orders.
 


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