Bandmaster III USB-to-Serial setup

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I received my Array Solutions BandMaster III in the mail about 2 weeks ago, and a usb-to-serial DB9M converter (yesterday, genuine FTDI chip). I tried to setup the system but realised I actually have very little, to no idea what l'm supposed to do.

I also read the setup for parallel BCD; but from what I understand the cables, etc. which I have available, will not work in this configuration.

I'm running the Flex 6300 with V1.10 SSDR and wonder if it is possible to use the latest SSDR USB setup and the BandMaster as a serial link (via usb-to-serial adapter/converter). Has anyone connected the BandMaster via this serial method??

It would wonderful if someone could perhaps share the steps I need to follow, and/or have detailed configuration examples or screenshots.


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Andre V51B

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Mack McCormick, Elmer

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I've only configured the Bandmaster III using BCD per the data in the USB Cables Interface for the Flex-6000 guide. I'm running two of these dedicated to ANT 1 and ANT 2 for SO2R.

I've never had luck getting them to work in serial mode. I recommend you call Jay at Array Solutions. He's the expert. I realize you're out of the U.S. but that is probably your fastest way to success.

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Mark - W3II

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Refer to the instruction in the USB Cable Document
Make sure you have the correct USB to serial cable