This handy cable allows control of your Yaesu transceiver by your computer.
- High quality screened (shielded) cable to reduce noise and RF interference
- Every cable is individually assembled and tested in our UK workshop
- Superior quality USB to serial chips for guaranteed reliability
- Length approx 1.7m/5ft 6ins - long enough even if your PC is under your desk
- Extend up to 5m by adding a USB extension cable (not included)
For example, you can use remote control software like Ham Radio Deluxe or edit and backup your memory channels easily. Contest and logging software can fetch your operating frequency and mode direct from the radio. If you are working satellites, your computer can automatically track your transmit and receive frequencies and compensate for doppler shift.
One end of the cable has an 8-pin mini-DIN plug which connects to the radio:
FT-100 – Band Data pigtail
FT-817 – ACC socket
FT-857/897 – CAT/Linear socket
The other end has a USB plug which connects to the PC's USB port. The cable contains a USB to serial converter, so the radio appears as a COM (serial) port on the PC. For all models including e.g. FT-817D, ND etc.
Note: FT-100 and FT-100D transceivers do not allow memory programming using a cable.
Our standard cable uses the SiLabs CP2102 USB to serial chipset.
This premium version uses the FTDI FT232RL chipset.
Both work with Windows up to version 10.
For more detailed information please read our USB chipset information page.
Please note that a CAT cable is not an audio interface for datamodes.
FTDI USB Cat & programming cable for Yaesu FT-100 FT-817 FT-818 FT-857 FT-897 CT-62 equivalent
- Brand: TechnoFix
- Product Code: Cat8pYsu-F
- Availability: In Stock
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