Controlling SteppIR antenna using SmartSDR-Cat

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Hello,

I am wondering if I can control a SteppIR antenna just using the SmartSDR-Cat configuring an already "Existent" comport. SteppIR control box should be connected to the PC using a USB-RS232 adapter.
I searched for other similar posts but all of them suggest the DDUtil solution while reading the SSDR-Cat manual, on page 15, it seems SSDR-Cat can do it "as-is".

73' Enzo
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Official Response
For interfacing an SDA-100 check the following:
  • You have to use the Data In port not the Data out port on the back of the controller. The Data Out port is for SteppIR protocol only.
  • Pins 2/3 have to be crossed in the cable (null modem)
  • Pins 7/9 have to be shorted in the SteppIR controller plug
  • In the controller setup make sure the baud rate is set to 9600
  • In the controller setup make sure the transceiver is set to Kenwood

Info provided courtesy of Steve K5FR