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If he happens to have the RT-Systems RTS01 cable for programming that radio, it is a CI-V cable. I believe RTS uses FTDI USB-UART chips...
Interesting that flrig recognized it by its full “by-id” designator. /dev/serial/by-id/usb-RT_Systems-RTS01_Radio_Cable...(etc, blah)... port0. It also calls the Keyspan dongle I use for the Yaesu FT-817 by its long identifier. I don’t remember seeing that in Raspbian Jesse or prior.
On Jan 22, 2019, at 03:38, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...
USB to CI-V cables tend to work directly on Linux appearing as /dev/ttyUSBx (x being a number) -- no virtual port needed, then just send the CAT control down that cable.
I don't own or have access to a 718, so shooting a little blind on this. I am referring to USB to CI-V cables that plug into the CI-V connector directly. Connector 4 on the illustration of the IC-718 in the manual. It refers to page 57
There are USB-to-CI-V interface cables available which could connect to the 718 CI-V jack, but unsure whether the needed USB driver to create the virtual serial port is available for Linux/Pi. If so, than FLRIG can do CAT control. There are of course Windows USB drivers that are used today for this. I don't recall if WSJT-X supports the ICcom CI-V interface.
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