Re: #wsjtx PTT on Icom 718 #wsjtx #hamlib #icom #flrig #kx3

Fred Meier <fsmeier@...>

I had one made by a ham in Oregon who was referenced on the NWD website just before the DRAWS.


From: <> On Behalf Of Gwen Patton
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 5:22 AM
Subject: Re: [udrc] #wsjtx PTT on Icom 718 #hamlib #cat #icom


Does anyone know of a premade cable I could buy, or the pinouts I could use to make, running from the DRAWS to an Elecraft KX3/PX3/KXPA100 setup? (I list all the pieces in case they matter.)



Gwen, NG3P


On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 8:10 AM Jack Spitznagel <kd4iz@...> wrote:

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.


Jack - KD4IZ 


On Jan 22, 2019, at 03:38, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:


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



On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 8:47 PM Jeff Marden via Groups.Io <> wrote:

Hello All:

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.



John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA



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