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

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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)?

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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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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
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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?
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Correct
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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.