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Flex6600 / KPA1500

My 6600 s interfaced to a KPA1500 with a USB cable. Should I use ethernet instead?

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  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Member, Super Elmer Moderator
    Answer ✓

    That is what I do with my 6400 and KPA 500 / KAT 500 combo. I also use DDUtil to set the transmit power based on the status of the amp (operate vs standby).

    My KPA 500 has two RS-232 connections, one goes directly into the back of the Flex and the other goes to the PC, under control of DDUtil. The KAT 500 has one RS-232 connection that goes to the PC under control of DDUtil. With this arrangement, I have complete control of the amp and tuner whether I am operating from home or out on the road.

    When I am operating remotely, I leave an old laptop running in the shack with DDUtil running and the amp and tuner plugged into it. I then use TeamViewer to control the amp and tuner via DDUtil.


  • halmassey
    halmassey Member ✭✭

    Does it meet your operating requirements?

  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Very much so! I used to operate my TS-2000 remotely, but while it worked, it was more of a novelty, and not very convenient. With my current Flex setup, my remote experience is nearly identical to my home experience, and is a real joy to operate.

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