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USB / CAT (CI-V) adapter

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http://lea.hamradio.si/~s57nan/ham_radio/usb_cati/usb_cati_ph4.jpgIs based on the FTDI's USB / serial IC FT-232BM. The adapter has been successfully tested with the following transceivers and software: VX-7R (VX-7R Commander), FT-8900 (FTB-8900), FT-817 (FT-817 Commander and Ham Radio Deluxe) and IC-706MkIIG (Ham Radio Deluxe).

USB / CAT (CI-V) adapter

The USB / CAT (CI-V) adapter is based on the FTDI's USB / serial IC FT-232BM. It has been successfully tested with the following transceivers: FT-8900 (programming software FTB-9800 by Bob, G4HFQ ), VX-7R (programming software VX-7 Commander by Jim, KC8UNJ ), FT-817 (programming software FT-817 Commander by Simon, HB9DRV ) as well as IC-706MkIIG (programming software Ham Radio Deluxe by Simon, HB9DRV ), always under MS Windows XP.

A test with the VX-5R (VX-5R Commander) failed due to an unknown reason.

Circuit schematics:


homebrew USB / CAT (CI-V) adapter

PCB (doublesided & throughplated):

homebrew USB / CAT (CI-V) adapter

homebrew USB / CAT (CI-V) adapter

Photos - PCB assembly:

homebrew USB / CAT (CI-V) adapter

USB / CAT (CI-V) adapter

Photos of the finished adapter:

USB / CAT (CI-V) adapter

USB / CAT (CI-V) adapter

homebrew USB / CAT (CI-V) adapter

Connection cables:

VX-7R

VX-7R homebrew USB / CAT (CI-V) adapter

FT-8900

FT-8900 homebrew USB / CAT (CI-V) adapter

FT-817



FT-817 homebrew USB / CAT (CI-V) adapterIC-706MkIIG

IC-706MKIIG homebrew USB / CAT (CI-V) adapter

http://lea.hamradio.si/~s57nan/ham_radio/usb_cati/usb_cati.html

Please note, that this is not a commercial product, therefore neither a finished adapter nor KIT is available by the author. If somebody would like to make a PCB at home using a CNC drilling machine, a drill-tool file in ASCII formate is available for personal and uncommercial use per e-mail request.

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