USB-62 Cable Useful for Rig Control?

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  1. W5WAY

    W5WAY Ham Member QRZ Page

    (This is both a hardware and software question; hope it flies in this forum.)

    I'm wondering if the USB-62 cable contained in the Yaesu ADMS-4B-USB programming kit will also work for computer control of my FT-897D using HRD or similar control software?

    If not, can someone point me at the proper cable? I've already mistakenly bought the CT-62 cable (db9 serial -- who has serial ports anymore?); don't want to make a similar mistake.

    TIA, Jon W5WAY
  2. W5WAY

    W5WAY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oops. Please disregard. I think I found my answer at the 'bay (kawamall)
  3. AB9RU

    AB9RU Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use the cable from RT Systems to do rig control on my FT857D, which is labeled USB-62B. You may be able to find a USB to serial adapter for a decent price. I've been using an IOgear adapter to control my FT847 with no problems with a Win7 laptop
  4. WD0MYM

    WD0MYM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'll take a guess and say the RT cable will work just fine. If you'll notice on the RT website, go to the page that has your software & cable on it and they do sell the software and cable seperately and in red it says right below the cable:

    [SIZE=-1]This cable will also work with radio control software just as the original CT-62 serial cable did.[/SIZE]

    The stock Yaesu cable works well with the Keyspan adapter, can't remember the exact model#. I now use the Rt cables on everything because of the price and they work well. I have one for my 950 and 857d.

    I don't think you need to order anything from EBay...looks like you have what you need. I assume you know you'll need something like a Signalink USB, etc. or a homebrew cable to get the sound RX and TX between the computer and the radio for digital modes.

    Last edited: May 29, 2011
  5. W5WAY

    W5WAY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks guys; appreciate the help.
    Jon, thanks; I haven't gotten around to digital modes... yet. Still getting the basics set up.
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