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Re: Icom 910H CAT problem



 I found my problem. It was my DB-9 shelled CV-17 clone cable. I make my 
CV-17 clone cables using the 2 transistor method. I can then get the whole 
circuit inside  a DB-9 shell. What happened is over time, the circuit 
developed  a bad solder joint. All is now well in KB2M/910land. It's funny 
how an intermittent problem can steer you wrong. Some useful info from this 
is Reinhard sent me a URL for a neat little program. It was very useful in 
diagnosing the problem...

> Hi Jeff,
> I can't tell you what causes the malfunction, but if you get it to work
> again a useful program to try out the CAT function of IC-910H you can
> download from www.hallosat.de/civ/civtest-e.exe. A description of the many
> CAT commands are in the attached PD file.
> 73,
> Reinhard
> DJ1KM

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Griffin" <kb2m@comcast.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 6:39 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Icom 910H CAT problem


> I have an Icom 910H that has an intermittent CAT control problem. It has 
> worked fine for over a year, a few weeks ago it started acting up. It 
> would start to work again if I did a full reset, and played around with 
> the CAT delay in SATPC32. Now the CAT control isn't  working at all.  As 
> it is /was intermittent I rule out a bad chip? I'm thinking cold solder 
> joint. I've tried other control software, and CAT cables, problem appears 
> to be in the 910H. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem?
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