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Will this work for Auto Band changing for Ameritron ALS-1306 to A Flex 6300?

Hello, I want to be sure that I understand if this will work. I need to buy the cable to connect a Kenwood radio to the Ameritron ALS-1306. Then I also need to buy the Startech-ICUSB232FTN cable. Then to make it all work, 1- load the new Smart SDR into the radio, 2-connect the two cables together. 3- Connect the USB end of the cables to the Flex 6300 radio, Connect the Ameritron cable to the ALS-1306, and that is it. Will the amplifier follow the radio from band to band with this setup? Thanks for your help. Rick

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  • edited February 15
    Yes - My 6700 does it perfectly in all slices. I would expect the 6300 to do the same. I would buy the Kenwood cable from Ameritron. I did.
  • edited April 2018
    Email me your phone number at [email protected] if you have any additional questions.
  • WX7YWX7Y Member ✭✭
    edited June 6
    You don't need the Kenwood cable if you can put a DB-9 connector on the end of a cable!

    You can do this two ways, one way is with FTDI DCB cable and second the FTDI Serial cable, works great either way you go WITH-OUT the Keywood cable. 

    Contact me direct " wx7y at arrl.net " if you want to build it yourself by installing the cable end connectors. 

    73's
    Bret
    WX7Y

  • Don BabcockDon Babcock Member ✭✭
    edited March 2018
    Bret - I have the "serial-to-USB" cable I got from Flex for my 6500. The DB9 connector is MALE - as is the connector on my ALS-1306. It seems like I could get a "female-to-female" adapter and it would be the same as your explanation above. Am reading this right? Thanks in advance!
  • WX7YWX7Y Member ✭✭
    edited March 2018
    I think you will need a Null Modem adapter instead of just a female-to-female adapter. 
    I have moved on since I ran the 1306 so it has been a while since I did the cable so not real fresh in my head.

    73's
    Bret
  • Don BabcockDon Babcock Member ✭✭
    edited March 2018
    Thanks Bret!
  • Keith FlintKeith Flint Member ✭✭
    edited September 2018
    Does it pandswitch to 12m and 17m bands? My 6300 will not with latest 2.x software.
    Keith
    W7ZAC
  • Gary  w8viGary w8vi Member ✭✭
    edited September 2018
    I have a 6600, 1306, v2.4.9 and it is changing bands correctly. The 1306 uses the same band coils and relay for 17 & 15 and 12 & 10 meters.  When I switch bands between 17 & 15 or 12 & 10 meters the band relay will not click - that is normal. The band number light changes as expected.  Just checked 20 & 30 meters - it also uses one coil set and relay for those two bands.

    I'm also using the Ameritron Kenwood cable along with a FTDI null modem cable and a db-9 gender changer.
  • Keith FlintKeith Flint Member ✭✭
    edited September 2018
    O my 6300, it will not switch to 12 or 17 meters. I have a support request filed with Tim.
    No useful reply from him yet. Keith W7ZAC

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