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BCD cable from 6600 wont select Antenna Genius 60M Band Antenna.

K1UO - LarryK1UO - Larry Member ✭✭
edited June 2 in Third-Party Software
I built 2 bcd cables using the info from the Flex site and VE3KA writeup.    This cable is connected fromn my 6600 direct to port A on the Antenna Genius antenna switch box.  All bands 169-6M switch all ok but 60M dies not cause the AG to switch to the port that has the 60M antenna connected.  Is anyone else experiencing problems with just 60M.  Am I overlooking something obvious?   Here are the components I used to build the cables.

K1UO - Larry

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Thanks Mike .......... I think these 3 items will allow me to complete the cables without the PCB Header pins I cant find.
 
1:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X73QLMI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A1THAZDOWP300U&psc=1
 
2:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077XXP4MX/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A1YOAYOCM6BA1A&psc=1
 
3:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HKK4SCO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=A20H7HZMYKP2JK&psc=1
 
Something even I can do with poor eyesight!!
 
Regards
Larry  K1UO

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  • Larry: KE2YCLarry: KE2YC Member ✭✭
    edited August 2019
    Hi Larry If you look at chart. 60 m is not included for setup. Ke2yc. Larry
  • K1UO - LarryK1UO - Larry Member ✭✭
    edited August 2019
    I saw 60M in the Band listing chart but it never "sunk in" that all "o bcd coding" meant no antenna relays were operated.   Does Flex have any plans in coding that Band for BCD output also I am wondering/hoping?
  • Larry: KE2YCLarry: KE2YC Member ✭✭
    edited April 2018
    That I don’t know Larry Ke2yc Larry
  • K1UO - LarryK1UO - Larry Member ✭✭
    edited April 2018
    On second thought DX Labs Commander uses the same 0000 BCD code for 60M to switch external devices,  Elecraft uses the 0000 BCD table and code for 60M and these work.  Maybe I need to ask the 4O3A people. Ill open a ticket to Flex to see if i can get an answer.
  • PatrickPatrick WH6HI Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2
    Why not use LAN connection.......
  • K1UO - LarryK1UO - Larry Member ✭✭
    edited April 2018
    Here is the explanation from the 4O3A Signature Series representative...

    Hello K1UO,
    Looking at the BCD table from section 8.9. of the manual doesn't have 60M:
     http://www.4o3a.com/wp-content/uploads/filebase/antenna_genius/ag_documentation/AG_Owners_Manual_v3_04.pdf


    Maybe you could fake 60M as some other band you don't use on your system?
    I don't see another way currently.

    I will add this to the firmware modification list but that's not going to happen soon.

    73
    Dragisa 4O9ITT


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