17 September 2007

CAT Control with Ham Radio Deluxe

Tonight I managed to get the computer talking to the FT-2000D. I was thinking I'd need to solder up some special DIN connector but it only needed a 9-pin F/F serial cable, which I already had.

I've been using Ham Radio Deluxe lately and now it is able to control the radio. Actually I prefer to operate the rig using the knobs and dials - there is something missing from the overall ham radio experience when you use only the computer for control. However, the synchronization between the rig and the logging program is very valuable, since the software now knows exactly where I'm tuned. This will be especially useful in contest situations.

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