USB to Serial compatible cable for FLEXRADIO

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I would like to share with all of you that I bought and tested successfully a really cheap (price) USB to serial cable from CableCreation using genuine FTDI FT232R chipset for FlexRadio.

This cable comes in different length 3f, 6f and 10f.

Link for Canada :

USB to RS232 Adapter with FTDI Chipset, CableCreation 3ft Gold Plated USB 2.0 to RS232 Male DB9 Serial Converter Cable for cashier register,Modem,scanner,Industriual machinery,CNC and Above,Black https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07589ZF9X/r...

Link for USA

USB to RS232 Adapter with FTDI Chipset,CableCreation 3ft Gold Plated USB 2.0 to RS232 Male DB9 Serial Converter Cable for Windows 10, 8.1, 8,7, Vista, XP, 2000, Linux and Mac OS X 10.6 and Above,Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07589ZF9X/...

Best 73 de Jeff | VA2SS
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Jeff | VA2SS

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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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Any cables that use the FTDI USB to serial parts are supported. FlexRadio carries them in stock if you prefer not to hunt, but we use off the shelf cables for your convenience.
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Robert Lonn

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Why would I need this cable???
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Jeff | VA2SS

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To share CAT information to other gears... like a software, an antenna CTRL, etc...
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Johan / SE3X

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Using one to send band data to my SPE Expert 1KF-a .. 
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Zack Schindler

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Would I need to buy anything else to hook up my Steppir that has the original controller to my 6400? How about my KPA-500?

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Don - kx9q

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I have the 6700 which has two usb ports.  Does this mean I can use one port for the amp and the other for an auto tuner?

Don - kx9q
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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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Yes and most USB hubs work if you need more ports
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Don - kx9q

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I have a four port usb 3 hub. If I recall the ports will down speed to usb 2 if any port is attached to a usb 2 connection, e.g. the flex 6700. So this should be ok. This also explains how one individual had 8 or 9 usb connections off his flex.

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Al / NN4ZZ

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Hi Don,
Here is some info on an isolated hub that provides additional ports from just one of the USB ports on the radio.    It provides a high level of protection for the radio USB hub.

http://www.nn4zz.com/FLEX6700.htm#USB_Port_protection_

Regards,  Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com



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Don - kx9q

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Wow, thanks for all this good information.

Don - kx9q