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Has anyone configured a USB cable to work with 1.10.8 and a Yaesu Quadra amp?

Jim RungeJim Runge Member ✭✭

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  • Jon_KF2EJon_KF2E Member ✭✭
    edited July 2018
    Jim,

    Yes, I have. You can get the info at this link.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20979885/Quadra%20to%20a%20Flex%206500.pdf

    Jon...kf2e
  • Jon_KF2EJon_KF2E Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    I have not yet tried setting it up with a FTDI to BCD cable. Just the old fashioned way:)

    Jon
  • MackMack Member ✭✭
    edited March 2019
    I would use an FTDI Bit cable from the back of the radio directly to the amp. Use this cable http://www.mouser.com/Search/ProductD... . Set the cable in SmartSDR to HF BCD. Use wires 2, 3, 4, 5 to pins 4, 5, 6, 7 respectively on the Quadra (use the DB15 or the 8 pin DIN). That's it!

    73,

    Mack
    W4AX
    Alpha Tester
  • Jim RungeJim Runge Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    I will check it out.  Would rather not have to use DDutil.
    Thanks;
    Jim
  • Jim RungeJim Runge Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    That is what I am lookinf for. Thanks; Jim
  • Jon_KF2EJon_KF2E Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    The problem with this is you only get band data. You can't set drive levels like you can with DDUtil. It comes down to what is more important to you...operating with no computer or having more functionality.

    Jon...kf2e
  • Jim RungeJim Runge Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Understand Jon. Thanks. Jim
  • Jerry W4UKJerry W4UK Member ✭✭
    edited May 2017

    W4AX said: ..."Use wires 2, 3, 4, 5 to pins 4, 5, 6, 7 respectively on the Quadra (use the DB15"...

    What are the colors of those wires (2. 3....) Looks like NOT the standard color codes.

    Also, gnd is probably needed at pin 15 on the db-15. Which colored wire is gnd?

    Jerry W4UK

  • MackMack Member ✭✭
    edited May 2017
    2-Orange 3-yellow 4-green 5-brown Gnd-black. All this info is in the data sheet.
    http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/163/DS_C232HM_MPSSE_CABLE-10602.pdf

    have fun!

    73,

    Mack
    W4AX

  • Jeff W7NEEJeff W7NEE Member ✭✭
    edited March 2018
    I am about to order this cable as well. I would prefer to use DDutil... however  am not finding a  Parallel PCI card that is Windows 10 compatible. The one that is currently in my computer worked great with XP and my Flex 5000... but it has no drivers available for Windows 10 64 bit. Does anyone know of a windows 10 compatible PCI card? I am running out of solutions.

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