6000 Series and ALS-1306 Amp

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I want to confirm something for a customer, and that is the exact setup for a Serial connection to a ALS-1306.

From what I can dig up, you need

  • ALS-1306 (obviously :) )
  • FTDI USB / RS232 cable to the 6000 radio
  • Null Modem adapter (Female to Female ?) 
  • MFJ DB-DB7K (not the TS480) -- the DB9 cable being Male?
Can anyone that has done this, please confirm.

Thanks, Mike
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Michael Walker, Employee

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WQ2H - Jim Poulette

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Mike - Aside power, I don't know exactly what the differences are between an ALS-1306 and an ALS-600, but in looking at the rear I/O, and pin out for the remote interface - they appear to be the same.

In the event you use an ARI-500 and a USB cable - I believe the (K1FQL/W8QB) cable I documented may suffice. I've been using it continuously for auto-band switching between the 6600M and the ALS-600/ARI-500 without a single glitch.

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/als-600-ari-500-to-flex-6xxx-happiness

Hope this helps. Whatever path is chosen - good luck !

73
Jim, WQ2H




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Michael Walker, Employee

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Hi Jim

Thanks

I just put this together.  The key point was the sex of the DB-DB7DX and this does it via CAT/RS232 on the 6000.  


Mike
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WQ2H - Jim Poulette

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Got it.

Bottom line: Whatever flavor of cables - I can't wait until the PGXL is available.

73
Jim, WQ2H
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Frank Ventura

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Once the cables are hooked up, can I assume that the USB port on the Flex should be configured for CAT?


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Michael Walker, Employee

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Hi Frank

Yes, you want to set it up as a CAT device and to follow the TX Slice, unless you have a 6600 series then will want it to follow the ANT port it is connected to.  If you have 2 amps, then you can dedicate one to each antenna port.

Mike
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Jim Branson

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Has anyone been able to get this combination to work?  I have a Flex 6600 and an ALS-1306.

  • Ameritron/Kenwood cable DB-DB7DK (Female)
  • Flex Radio ACC-USBSERIAL fMale)
  • DB9 Male/Female Null Modem Mini Adapter 
USB Flex Radio ACC-USBSERIAL plugged into Flex 6600 to Ameritron/Kenwood cable via 9 pin serial then using DB9 Male/Female Null Modem Mini Adapter plugged into ALS-1306.   RCA plug into ALS-1306.  7 pin round Yaesu plug is not plugged in to anything.

Settings USB Cable:
Using CAT as cable type, TX antenna, Ant 1,  auto report enabled, 9600, 8 , none, 1 and Flow Control set to none.   

ALS-1306 is set to remote and switches to 30 meters and never changes as I change bands on Flex.

Example of logging when changing bands:

05:15:06 (TX): FA00007196046;
05:15:07 (TX): FA00007245000;
05:15:41 (TX): FA00001930719;
05:15:41 (TX): FA00001940000;
05:16:23 (TX): FA00001940000;
05:16:30 (TX): FA00003827923;
05:16:30 (TX): FA00003806800;

Thanks,
Jim 
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