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how to operate the FC-800

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by OD5MV, Jun 20, 2011.

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  1. OD5MV

    OD5MV Ham Member

    Hi to all
    I have a new yaesu antenna tuner FC-800 to use with my FT-890, (I’ll skip the details)
    The FT-890 is dead so I am using an icom IC-728 nice rig.
    1[SUP]st-[/SUP] question can the IC-728 control the FC-800
    2 - the AH-3 or AH-4 external circuit will it operate the FC-800
    3 - If a get the FT-450D any chance to get the FC-800 working ?????
    Do’s any one has any info how to operate the FC-800 alone (with external control) etc…
    Thanks 73
    OD5MV
    Raja

    od5mv@hotmail.com
    PS : heeeeellllp (hi hi)
     
  2. K0BG

    K0BG Platinum Subscriber

    The protocol is entirely different, and no one makes an interface. And, if memory serves correctly, the FC-800 was brought out with the FT-840. If the protocol is the same as the FC40, you could use it with the FT-450.
     
  3. W9GB

    W9GB Ham Member

    The Yaesu FC-800 External Remote Automatic Tuner is designed for the FT-840.
    It uses of the control circuitry built into the FT-840, which allows the operator to control and
    monitor automatic operation of the FC-800 mounted near the antenna feed point.
    http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamtune/0240.html

    Yaesu FC-800 Operating Manual
    http://www.w1npp.org/ARES/RedCross/Yaesu_FC-800-scanned_Operating_Manual.pdf

    I have attached FC-800 schematic diagram, that I found on the Internet

    Intelligent Software Solutions
    Ham Kits features projects by AA4PB
    http://www.ham-kits.com/mainframe.htm

    He has developed interfaces for remote antenna tuner --
    WHEN the manufacturer provides sufficent documentation AND
    amateurs are willing to pay for research, design and kits.

    The Model PTC-1 Tuner Control Interface - was originally described in the March 2004 QST, page 33.

    Icom/Alinco/SGC/Interface FAQs
    http://www.ham-kits.com/TunerFAQs.htm
    ==
    Better RF offers an Icom AH-4 interface for Yaesu radios
    http://www.betterrf.com/

    What happen to the Yaesu FT-890 ??

    w9gb
     

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