[amsat-bb] Re: Computer Control IC-1271

Michael J. Wolthuis wolthui3 at msu.edu
Mon Jan 12 08:26:41 PST 2009

I have been working down this road as well and tried many methods.  You
can't use CI-V unless you have the UX-14 installed.  I didn't ever add that
to mine and you can't find it hardly ever anymore.  So I found this
from Piexx.  I contacted Chris at Piexx and he said the board has not been
used in a 1271, but would work.  He would need a 1271a shipped to him as he
doesn't have one and needs to read and set some settings in the firmware to
understand the freq's of the 1271a.  I said that would be fine, but then
found out it sounds like the 1271 is not controllable with HRD (Ham Radio
Deluxe) even though the IC-751a appears to be and Piexx's board works with

So while I want to send it to Piexx and get the board installed I wanted to
find software that would work with Chris' board and have not yet found that.

I haven't given up, but took a break as some new D-star toys came Friday and
that is a little higher on the list right now to me.  Please let me know
what you find and I'll keep you up to date if I get it sent to Piexx.


-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Gary "Joe" Mayfield
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 11:20 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Computer Control IC-1271

I'm having a snow day!  One of the joys of life in South Dakota!  Don't
worry it costs me a day of vacation time.  I knocked the dust off my ic-1271
and worked myself on AO-51 as she went by.  Has anyone played with computer
controlling and IC-1271?  My radio does not have the IC-EX309 interface
unit.  I believe that means it will not even accept (CI-V) /TTL level
commands in its current state as there is no connection for them.  Has
anyone gone down this road, and solved computer control of an IC-1271?


Thanks and 73,

Joe kk0sd


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