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Title: Signalink Cable for FT-950
Post by: K2GWK on August 18, 2013, 01:06:23 AM
I used a Signalink USB with my FT-897 for quite a while. The 897 is now slated for the car. My backup radio is a FT-950 and I figured I would do some PSK with it. I notice it also has a 6 pin data port. Can I use the same cable I used for the FT-897 with thr FT-950 and simply configure the jumpers differently or purchase a new PNP module for the FT-950?


Title: RE: Signalink Cable for FT-950
Post by: K3DCW on August 18, 2013, 02:55:21 AM
I used a Signalink USB with my FT-897 for quite a while. The 897 is now slated for the car. My backup radio is a FT-950 and I figured I would do some PSK with it. I notice it also has a 6 pin data port. Can I use the same cable I used for the FT-897 with thr FT-950 and simply configure the jumpers differently or purchase a new PNP module for the FT-950?

Yes, both use the same cable both use the same jumper wiring (http://www.tigertronics.com/sl_wirebm.htm#YAESU) so you should be good to go.

73

Dave
K3DCW


Title: RE: Signalink Cable for FT-950
Post by: AC4RD on August 18, 2013, 06:40:02 AM
A "ditto" for Dave's answer.  I had the same question a while back and found that the Signalink website had a lot of helpful information on configuration--you can check there to see what works with what.  Very helpful!  73 GL!


Title: RE: Signalink Cable for FT-950
Post by: K2GWK on August 18, 2013, 07:51:19 PM
I missed that page of the Tigertronics site. Thank you both for responding. It is refreshing that I do not have to spent additional money to get it to work with my FT-950. It doesn't usually work out that way for me. Maybe my luck is changing. ;D


Title: RE: Signalink Cable for FT-950
Post by: VA7CPC on August 18, 2013, 09:39:15 PM
It's not exactly "luck".  That 6-pin mini-DIN jack for the DATA port is one of the few "standards" in ham radio.  It's been used by a lot of manufacturers, on a lot of rigs.

Just imagine if microphone connectors were like that . . . <g>

.                 Charles


Title: RE: Signalink Cable for FT-950
Post by: K2GWK on August 20, 2013, 07:02:42 AM
It's not exactly "luck".  That 6-pin mini-DIN jack for the DATA port is one of the few "standards" in ham radio.  It's been used by a lot of manufacturers, on a lot of rigs.

Just imagine if microphone connectors were like that . . . <g>

.                 Charles


Wouldn't it be nice! ;D