Today I did get the SteppIR to follow the radio directly but it would not work at 9600. In order to get it to work I had to set both the CAT and the port on the SteppIR 19,200. I did not try another speeds to see if this is just a 9600 issue. The SteppIR port has worked on 9600 in the past. I am not sure if this is just an issue with my system.