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USB cables to Bandmaster 3
I have a flex 6700 and have just put in the new beta software.
Also got the FTDI c232hm lead to connect from 6700 to Bandmaster switch , , I have done the settings in USB cables on smart set but not getting the band data to Bandmaster switch I have different settings on Bandmaster but no commutation 6700, I notice when the ,lead is connected from the 6700 to the band master , it locks the Bandmaster from commutation get with my laptop to change setting in the band master switch.
Any ideas where I am going wrong??
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Rob Swannell

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Mack McCormick, Elmer

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Rob,


I'm using two Bandmaster 3 with triggers set to ANT 1 and ANT 2. They in turn control two 2 X 8 Antenna Switches and two Bandpass Filters. The setup in the USB manual is from my system and the one that I'm using.


Make sure you're using the following wires to the DB-9 connector on the back of the BandMaster:

Orange - Band Data A (Pin 1)

Yellow - Band Data B (Pin 6)

Green - Band Data C (Pin 8)

Brown - Band Data D (Pin 4)


Black - Ground (Pin 5)
If you've done this make sure you use the BandMaster Software App (connected via USB) to set the switch to BCD Band Data. This should work perfectly.


If it still doesn't work send me an email to w4ax.mack@gmail.com with your phone number and I'll try to help you over the phone.


73,


Mack

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Mack McCormick, Elmer

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Note: there is an error in the manual. The black (ground ) must be connected to pin 5 on the BandMaster. I've informed Flex and they are updating the manual.

Confession: this is probably my error since I provide this configuration to them. I must typed 7 instead of 5. Apologies.

I did speak with Rob and we have his BandMaster working.