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Anyone using an ICOM PW-1 with their Flex 6000?

KF4HRKF4HR Member ✭✭
edited February 2017 in FLEX-6000 Signature Series
I found a similar question posted 2 years ago but I'm wondering if anything new has come about since then concerning interfacing the the ALC voltage range difference between the 6700's ALC range (-4 to 0 vdc), and the ICOM PW-1's ALC range (-10 to 0 vdc).  Do the newer software versions allow the 6700's ALC range be adjusted with now?  If not, what are my option(s)?

KF4HR   

Answers

  • KY6LA_HowardKY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited January 2017
    Two options. Make a voltage divider with a. Couple of resistors Better Use DDUTIL and just use autodrive. To set the max drive levels. I used DDUTIL for years with no problems. Plus you don't get the distortion caused by ALC
  • KF4HRKF4HR Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Thanks Howard.  I went ahead and downloaded DDTIL V3 and have been looking it over.  I assume when the autodrive parameters are adjusted correctly there's no need for an ALC cable?  Do I have that correct?
  • KY6LA_HowardKY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited January 2017
    Correct
  • Mike_W7TUSMike_W7TUS Member ✭✭
    edited January 2017
    I never could get the ALC to work properly with the PW1and I was very happy with how well DDUtil worked with the PW1.  Definitely the way to go.  I also drove my SteppIR controller using the second remote port on the PW1.    

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