I had posted this earlier but non of the suggestions worked I have also posted on the DDUTIL site but also no luck. I have confirmed that the cable and the ALS-1306 is working fine through my TS-2000 and that the USB to serial is working fine. DDutil is configured properly to see the 6500 and it shows the frequency I am on and will follow as I change it. This is as far as I can go does anyone know the next steps.
73s Dennis KM6DF
I don't have a 1306, so take this with a grain of salt. But it seems to me that you're almost there. My understanding is that the ALS-1306 will talk to a serial port on the TS-2000 with a proper cable. If you have the TS-2000 cable you should be able to use a serial port on your PC configured as a repeater with DDUtil. I believe (again, I don't have this amp and haven't tried this) that you will need a null modem adapter between the PC and the ALS-1306 if you are using the cable supplied by Ameritron.
You know that DDUtil is talking to your radio properly since it displays frequency correctly. If you configure a serial port on your PC as a repeater and connect it to the amp correctly I think you'll have a working solution. Don't give up on the serial port approach until you have exhausted all your options - it's simpler than configuring and wiring up a parallel port.
Thanks Doug I got it to kinda working and it works as a rapeater and as a passave listener however it is not consistent you must start and restart the ALS-1300 to get the connention to work. I did use the Null Modem. Ok so to get it to work you must go to repeat for it to see the amp but will not switch bands so then you go to passive listerner and it will switch bands. Any ideas??
Update on the ALS-1306 setup.
To start the problems i was having was the USB to Serial Adapter = Currection used a PCI Serial Board.
AME-DB DB7DK Amaritron serial cable needs a Null Modem at computer end
Startup sequence is very important ( DDUtil >radio and Amp > SMARTSDR software)
I also only needed to use the RCP1 Cat Port with B Cast
Setup AutoDrive to protect the amp be sure to use BOBC very important with a HF AUTO however it would be nice to have it go back to operate once you complete the tuning prosess.
So this is my current setup that is working so far. i will attach my screens
Thanks a lot Dennis for your settings
I have a write up on what I did for my Interface Cable to the AMP I built from scratch, no need to buy the Ameritron Kenwood cable.
Ameritron ALS1306 RADIO control cable and connectors wiring for using DDUTIL and probably the FLEX SmartSDR 1.10 for RS232 AMP band control using the UT232R-200 FTDI USB to Serial adapters that FLEX sells and recommends.
(Haven't tested on SmartSDR 1.10 but should work)
Use shielded CAT5 or better Ethernet jumper cable.
Using two DB9F to RJ45 Adapters for the RS-232 Cable
The Black RJ45 to DB9 Female adapters I used are the following colors YOURS WILL BE DIFFERENT!
RJ45 side NOT the DB9 Side. (Be sure to ohm out YOUR connectors before installing pins)
ALS1306 DB9F connections to RJ45 Which is wired for both RS-232 and DCB control so the same end can be used for both.
1=DCB B Black
2=DCB A Brown
3=RX Data Orange RS232 levels Kenwood (reversed so NO Null Modem adapter required)
4=TX Data Yellow RS232 levels Kenwood (reversed so NO Null Modem adapter required)
5=ICOM (not used on FLEX)
7=Amp Key Red (not used on FLEX)
8=DCB D Blue
9=DCB C Grey
Mating to the UT232R-200 FTDI USB to Serial adapters (Computer or Radio) end of the cable
2=RX Data Yellow
3=TX Data Orange
Hope this isn't to confusing
And I don't know why it got double spaced half way through the Paste
It works great, it is simple, the cable is easy to make, and the amp tracks the Flex instantly.
My computer does not have an RS-232 port, but I have a USB to RS-232 adapter that I use for CAT for a Yaesu radio and serial com to a PK-232 and that works fine with this app. The USB to RS-232 adapter I have has four RS-232 ports on it so I am good on RS-232 ports.
I have attached a screen shot of the app. You just start it and turn your amp on and it goes. You can select the comm ports and the app saves them when it is closed.
If you're interested get in touch with me, I'm good on QRZ.
Bob - N4RFC
The easiest is the FTDI USB to RS-232 UT232R200.
Mating to the UT232R-200 FTDI USB to Serial adapter (Computer or Radio) end of the cable
AMP End Radio End
DB9F on the AMP DB9F, mating cable to the FTDI UT232R200 cable
3=RX Data (reversed so NO Null Modem adapter required) --- 2=RX Data
4=TX Data (reversed so NO Null Modem adapter required) --- 3=TX Data
6=Ground --- 5=Ground
for the FTDI BCD cable it requires 5 wires
Sorry the other post was confusing
The adapters I used in my previous post uses a Ethernet cable 8 pin RJ45 to DB-9 adapter and just's lets you plug into a DB-9 adapter and the adapter on the AMP end would work with either RS-232 or BCD and tried to make it universal.
Hope this helps
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- USB to Null Modem DB9F wired with all handshake data lines
- FTDI chipset for easy setup and reliable operation. Fully compatable with 32 and 64 bit Windows OS, Mac, Linux
- RX TX activity LED's to monitor data flow
- 6ft Flexible cable with molded connectors on both ends
Here are the usb settings for the device:
Works great, amp follows radio. Use it remotely all the time. Have had no problems at all. Worked great on day one.