[aprssig] ic-706 mk2 cat cable

Kent khufford at atlanticbb.net
Thu Jan 23 21:08:35 CST 2014


SignalLink USB is the easiest audio/digital interface. 

I think eBay or Amazon should have CI-V to USB cable cheap.  The standard Icom serial civ interface is about $120. 

> On Jan 23, 2014, at 21:45, MJ Inabnit <ke6sls at arrl.net> wrote:
> 
> 
> Hey, thanks for the reply Kent.  The CI-V is what through me.  I found some really old ham retail sites.  The thing that bugged me was how out of date their sites were.  Do you have any recommended sites for this CI-V to USB cable?  I really want to make it as easy on him as I can.  He has been plunged into the world of digital and I just want him to have fun and not have to fight an uphill battle to get something to work.
> 
> Again, thank you for the quick reply.  PS, he plans to buy an audio interface for this rig as well.  I want to do some searches on these as well for him since he is way beyond the grid and has no internet available.
> 
> 73
> 
>> On 01/23/2014 06:30 PM, Kent wrote:
>> To start with.  To do CAT, you need a CI-V interface cable.  You can get these with USB ends.
>> 
>> Then to do digital modes you need a interface between the radio mic/speaker and the input to the computer sound card.
>> 
>> Or you can get a SignalLink that has a USB to the computer and minidin 6 data port connection to the radio.
>> 
>> You still need the CI-V interface for CAT
>> 
>> Kent
>> KQ4KK
>> 
>>> >On Jan 23, 2014, at 21:19, MJ Inabnit<ke6sls at arrl.net>  wrote:
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >Hi all:
>>> >
>>> >Have a friend here that owns the 706.  I'm getting him started in digital modes etc and never really tried to use CAT with this radio.  The manual is kind of ambiguous and would like to know if anyone here has actually done this and what is required using Vista.  I hope it can use a USB cable since his laptop has no serial port.  However, maybe one of the USB/serial adapters might have to be used.  I'd really appreciate any pointers and help.  The info I've found so far is rather dated.
>>> >
>>> >Thank you,
>>> >
>>> >73
> 
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