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Re: mobile HF/sat gear



Hi Doug,
 Let us know when you post it to the web, I would like to look the code over.

Bill, KB0ODJ

Doug Braun NA1DB wrote:

> I just finished putting together a handy little project:
> A PIC-based protocol convertor that makes a Kenwood radio
> look like an Icom radio.  This lets me control my
> IC821 and my TS-50 for a single serial port (and a
> CIV interface for it).  One interesting detail:
> it does not need an external power source, since it
> can suck sufficient power from the radio's interface signals.
>
> I'll post a description and the code soon; if anybody
> is especially eager to get their hands on it, let me know.
>
> Doug
> NA1DB
>
> At 01:18 PM 3/22/01 , John P. Toscano wrote:
>
> >I don't know if this would be a significant issue for you or not, but
> >the idea of computerizing the VFO's on two radios at once might easily
> >argue in favor of using a pair that share the same protocol.  So an
> >FT-100 paired with an FT-817 or a VR-5000 might be a good mix, as might
> >my IC-706 (but definitely go for the MkIIG for maximum flexibility,
> >my MkII was bought before the IIG existed) and R-10 combination.
> >
> >The Icom radios are designed to have the computer interface control
> >several radios at once, if you buy the rather expensive Icom interface
> >box.  To do the 2-radio gig with Yaesu's, you probably need two separate
> >serial ports on the controlling PC.  In either case, you likely would
> >need custom software, unless someone already has satellite VFO tracking
> >software that controls two radios at once (showing my ignorance here).
>
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