PW-1 again

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I have the opportunity to purchase a PW-1 for a really good price. Searching the archives, I find that yes it will work, and no it won't.  I'll be using N1MM my 6300, probably the Arduino store and forward board used to avoid CI-V collisions between amp and computer, if needed.

Does anyone have a more definitive answer than yes and no? And if you do, could you share the secret sauce?
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Michael Coslo

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Rick Ciotti

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I am using DX Labs which controlled a PW1 as a second radio. This fixed the CIV collisions experienced with HR Deluxe. Sorry don't know if N1MM has that capability.
BTW I ditched the PW1. Had 2 issues which required parts. ICOM service MI waited 3 months for a simple combiner board that fried. Also PS failures are becoming more frequent with the earlier builds. No parts available for component level repairs but they will gladly sell you a replacement PS for $2K. W3DIY
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Been years since I had a PW-1. I used DDUtil to interface to it. I wrote the instructions on the DDUtil WiKi.

Take a look here
http://k5fr.com/DDUtilV3wiki/index.ph...

I probably have more documentation. Will check and post back shortly.

Dave wo2x
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Yes you should be able to supply 13.8 volts to the amp. Use a 1 amp fuse in series with positive lead.

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Got it. I'm just about ready to try it out - will report back in when I succeed or fail.
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Ok. The 13.8 volts tells the amp that input port is in use.

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Michael Coslo

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Okay, I have the 240 volts run, the amplifier powered up, and the DIN cable set correctly for telling the amp what port is what. Next, I'm assuming that VSP_Manager is still needed to send the same commands to both the radio and the USB to serial port? 
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Follow the instructions.
http://k5fr.com/DDUtilV3wiki/index.ph...

You only need a com port on the PC to a CI-V adapter. That connects to the CI-V port on the amp.

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