Flex-6700 With Ameritron Automatic Antenna Switch RCS-12

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Has anyone had success incorporating the Ameritron RCS-12 with the Flex 6K Line?  Seen some posts that basically say "Should" but none that have answers "Yes".  Anyone have comments.  6700, USB Adatper Null or Std Cable, Enabled... No Joy.
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Richard

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Posted 8 months ago

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N4VGE

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I hope someone has an answer.  I am looking at the RCS-8L for my 6700.
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Kari Gustafsson SM0HRP, Elmer

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Yes I have tested it and it works with the USB cables to BCD version of cables and configuration. No problem. Gl.
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Richard

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Thank you and I have ordered the cable.  It has a "April" Delivery but that is not a problem and will use the RCS-12 in the Manual Mode until then.  The DB9 Cable from the Breakout Box to the RCS-12.  Just to verify.  Is it a normal DB( to DB9 or a Null Modem DB9 to DB9?   TNX es 73's
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WW1SS - Steve

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April delivery for a cable????   Go Figure
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Kari Gustafsson SM0HRP, Elmer

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Hi, I just connected the pin connectors from the USB to BCD cable direcly to the break out box. BCD 1 TO BCD 1 etc. You may try the UK manufakturer who makes the cable FTDC something. I bought 1 set there. I can check tomorrow.
Need to jump to bed it is close to midnight here. 73s.
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Kari Gustafsson SM0HRP, Elmer

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Richard

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Kari... TNX.. I can live with the April Delivery.  They have Confirmed the date and I will contact you if there are questions.... Thanks again for the help and directions.
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Cosmos (Alan KB5CUS)

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I use the Ameritron RCS-10, same 8 outputs. And with Tx Delay for relay amp keying in the Flex, it's quite cheaper that the RCS-12. As an interface I bought the Dankovi USB 8 relay pcb...  Inexpensive route... Works great ...  Had it on my 6500 & is now on my 6600.

Link to Dankovi USB pcb in Bulgaria...  Cost $ 26.50 + shipping...
http://denkovi.com/usb-eight-channel-relay-board-for-automation

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Ernest - W4EG

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If more Flexers do as you did, and post photos with their mod's!
This forum would be better than what we have now.
Thanks
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N4VGE

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I like the pictures, thank you.