RJ-USB6000 Desperately Needed WTB

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I desperately need the Ameritron part number RJ-USB6000 to interface my 6500 to the ARI 500 connected to my ALS 1300 amp. These cables are not in stock at MFJ nor HRO. If you have one surplus to your needs please contact me at N5TF at Yahoo don't com.
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Brian Denley KB1VBF

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I ordered one a week ago but, as you said, they are back ordered.
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Dawg Fan

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I called MFJ and they don't know when more may be produced.
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Looks like an opportunity for Flexradio!
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stu

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easy to make .. i use it with my 6400 and als-1300 .. you need this cable ..

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/ftdi/c232hm-edhsl-0/?qs=EB8w3yL7SqPZGmdI8JhrMA%3D%3D&countrycode=US&currencycode=USD

Here is the cable mapping:
FTDI Pin 2 Orange to ARI Pin 7 Brown/White
FTDI Pin 3 Yellow to ARI Pin 6 Green
FTDI Pin 4 Green to ARI Pin 5 Blue/White
FTDI Pin 5 Brown to ARI Pin 4 Blue
FTDI Pin 10 Black to ARI Pin 1 Orange/White


take any cat 5/6 network cable .. cut off one end .. connect as shown above ..

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stu

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the cable from the flex plugs into the front ..
the amp cables plug into the back .. i have a als-1300 ..
i dont know what the c232HM EDHSl-o is ..
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yes that is  what i have, the BCD data is not telling  the 1300  the right data .I have the FTDI cable , i  would like  to find out if the RJ45 board on the amp in not working or the FTDI cable . challenging :) 
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did you buy the ready made cable ?? i made my own .. are you sure a and b cables are not reversed ?? other than that i would have no idea .. sorry .. good luck ..
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I will test your  FTDI maping colors, maybe something came loose 
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W7NIK

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Your mouser link is my FTDI cable :) 
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Dawg Fan

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Thanks
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Dawg Fan

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Stu/Anyone - do you recall the settings for the USB Cable in Smart SDR?
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Dawg Fan

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I made mine BCD and it seems to work fine.
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stu

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bcd is right .. glad you got it going ..
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Dawg Fan

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Thanks for your help.
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Ameritron has just notified me that they have shipped the RJ-USB6000 cable to me.
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I can report that the RJ-USB6000 cable works as advertised. That cable and the ARI-500 gives you full auto band switching. You will also need an RCA cable from the TX1 jack on the Flex to the Relay jack on the amp, as well as an RCA cable between the Flex ALC jack and the ALC Jack on the amp. I did find out that the Default TX profile does not activate TX1 so select SO2R or make up your own profile.
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