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Reviews For: CatTouch for Yaesu Radios

Category: Interfaces, Radio to computer, amp, rotor, coax switch, internet

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Review Summary For : CatTouch for Yaesu Radios
Reviews: 2MSRP: $140
Plugs into the CAT port on a variety of Yaesu Radios. Provides analog display of SWR, PWR, ALC, etc. Clearly see what transceiver is doing. You can change many settings with a touchscreen stylus, Mic and Speaker pk EQ. Simple to setup and operate.
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EI7KN Rating: 2023-05-22
An exceptionally useful gadget Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
In the Republic of Ireland we have a particularly generous bandwidth allocation on the 8m band, from 40.0MHz to 45.0MHz. This is an interesting band, having something of the magical properties of 10/11m and 6m. Although the Yaesu FT-991A is not designed for this 8m band, by taking the appropriate steps entering its engineering mode and by very necessary use of a suitable bandpass filter, the transceiver will work happily within these frequencies. Unfortunately, when the radio is in its engineering mode, its screen is filled with menu items, so you cannot see RX signal, SWR, Power or ALC. However by connecting a CatTouch interface to the 991's RS232, all is revealed.

This device has easily been one of my best purchases to go with the Yaesu FT-991A, though it should be noted that the same device can also be used with a FTDX10 and an FTDX101 D/MP.

Highly recommended.
KD9WNR Rating: 2023-04-28
Plug and Play - Display and Control Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Calibrating the touch screen is a little tricky. But, once you get passed that, this is an impressive little gadget. I lets you monitor and control your radio from this auxillary screen! Adds analog type displays for Power SWR, compression and ALC. Other bar graphs are tucked into the display. You can control your radio from the touch-screen menus; Beats using the knob. There are many screens for everything from adjusting your speaker equalization to displaying pics! There even a local/zulu time clock.

These are designed and hand-made by ZL1CVD, Chris in New Zealand. Took awhile to get to Chicago, but worth the wait. Very well though out, and Chris is constantly working on improving the firmware (downloadable).

They come for various Yaesu Radios; Mine is an FT-991a. See this and Chris's other products at or lookup ZL1CVD on