Using the Flex 6K series USB ports..

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I made up two USB to serial cables for sending BCD information to my Antenna Genius ports A and B for my 6600 Antenna 1 and 2 antenna selections.  Problem I ran into was the USB ends of the FTDI adapters have a housing thats slightly too large to allow pluffing both cables into the back of my 6600  USB jacks.  Can anyone recommend a good  6 in or 1ft extension cable to allow plugging into both of the radio USB ports at once?
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K1UO - Larry

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WX7Y

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I agree with Tim, a Powered USB Hub is so much better then direct to the radio. 
Use the station Power Supply to power the switch this way there isn't another Wall Wart to contend with the noise and all the Potentials between the radio and USB devices will be the same. 
AND your not overloading the internal 5V power supply in the Radio it self.

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Bret
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Tim Ellam

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That was my thought to Bret. Ria also recommended this Anker product so you know it has to be good :-)

73

Tim

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Al / NN4ZZ

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Larry,
Here is another USB hub option that also provides protection for the USB circuitry on the radio. Not cheap but might save a trip back to the factory.

http://nn4zz.com/FLEX6700.htm#USB_Por...

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ
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OMG..  you guys made me remember the brand new Amazon basics 7 portUSB 3.0 Hub I ordered a year ago just for this reason!..   I only need one USB port off of the Radio to feed the two Antenna Genius cables then.  Nice.     It will be powered off of my 12V station supply also.  Sure glad i asked.

Regards all,
Larry
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good deal Larry, I have no less then 5 USB devices configured on my 6700 I use all the time.

take care 

Bret
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Use a powered USB hub.