[aprssig] ic-706 mk2 cat cable

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 23 22:05:56 EST 2014

  CI-V is essentially TTL levels, except it is also a bi-directional bus on a single wire (pair).  I won't go into details unless asked.
73, Steve, K9DCI

 From: MJ Inabnit <ke6sls at arrl.net>
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org> 
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 8:45 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] ic-706 mk2 cat cable

Hey, thanks for the reply Kent.  The CI-V is what through me.  I found 
some really old ham retail sites.  The thing that bugged me was how out 
of date their sites were.  Do you have any recommended sites for this 
CI-V to USB cable?  I really want to make it as easy on him as I can.  
He has been plunged into the world of digital and I just want him to 
have fun and not have to fight an uphill battle to get something to work.

Again, thank you for the quick reply.  PS, he plans to buy an audio 
interface for this rig as well.  I want to do some searches on these as 
well for him since he is way beyond the grid and has no internet available.


On 01/23/2014 06:30 PM, Kent wrote:
> To start with.  To do CAT, you need a CI-V interface cable.  You can get these with USB ends.
> Then to do digital modes you need a interface between the radio mic/speaker and the input to the computer sound card.
> Or you can get a SignalLink that has a USB to the computer and minidin 6 data port connection to the radio.
> You still need the CI-V interface for CAT
> Kent
>> >On Jan 23, 2014, at 21:19, MJ Inabnit<ke6sls at arrl.net>  wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >Hi all:
>> >
>> >Have a friend here that owns the 706.  I'm getting him started in digital modes etc and never really tried to use CAT with this radio.  The manual is kind of ambiguous and would like to know if anyone here has actually done this and what is required using Vista.  I hope it can use a USB cable since his laptop has no serial port.  However, maybe one of the USB/serial adapters might have to be used.  I'd really appreciate any pointers and help.  The info I've found so far is rather dated.
>> >
>> >Thank you,
>> >
>> >73


wishing you well
Jaye, ke6sls--via the acer w/thunderchicken3

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