Easy BCD / USB cable for Flex to control remote amps, switches

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Easy to make BCD cable for remote control antenna switch,
amps, ect.

I'm using this for one of my 6500's to control an Ameritron RCS12 remote coax switch.

Mouser: https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/ftdi/c232hm-edhsl-0/?qs=EB8w3yL7SqPZGmdI8JhrMA%3d%3d&countr...

Part # 895-C232HM-EDHSL-0

Also a nice DB9 with clam shell and screw terminals inside for easy hook up https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/adafruit/3122/?qs=Fe2pGbCwd5cXidCv%252bHmXhw%3d%3d&countryc...

Part # 485-3122

To hook up, Pin 1 - Yellow, Pin 2 - Orange, GND - Black, Pin 8 - Black, Pin 9 Green.

Next set your USB in Flex 6xxx to BCD.

Whole process took 15 minutes to wire, configure and get working.

Hope this helps anyone that wants their Flex to control a BCD tracking item.

73's Steve W9SN www.BeLoud.US

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Rob N4GA

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Good post!

Rob, N4GA