Yaesu FT-450D

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Yaesu FT-450D

Postby RedDragon » 19 Nov 2016, 10:23

Ok so I have a Yaesu FT-450D and I have just managed to be able to get a PC into the shack.
My question to you chaps, is what exactly can I do with the FT-450D through a computer?
and what cables will I be needing etc?

I have operated the FT-450D on air many times, but never got into doing anything else with the radio.

any information, advice or suggestions will be appreciated :D
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Re: Yaesu FT-450D

Postby 2E1IIP » 19 Nov 2016, 10:34

You can control the FT-450D through the serial port using either and application like Ham Radio Deluxe or if you can write your own software make your own - it is more fun! :)
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Re: Yaesu FT-450D

Postby RedDragon » 24 Nov 2016, 22:05

thanks for the reply mate,
I noticed on the back of the FT-450d that there is two ports, one for CAT cable and one for DATA cable.
I don't suppose you know the uses and functions of such cables?
I'm guessing the Data cable is for PSK etc? CAT cable is for controlling the FT450D as you said?
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Re: Yaesu FT-450D

Postby 2E1IIP » 24 Nov 2016, 22:37

RedDragon wrote:thanks for the reply mate,
I noticed on the back of the FT-450d that there is two ports, one for CAT cable and one for DATA cable.
I don't suppose you know the uses and functions of such cables?
I'm guessing the Data cable is for PSK etc? CAT cable is for controlling the FT450D as you said?

Exactly mate, the RS232 port is for controlling the rig using CAT commands and the data port is for PSK, FSK, JT data modes.
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Re: Yaesu FT-450D

Postby RedDragon » 30 Nov 2016, 21:38

ok thanks for the info mate.
I am now sitting here in the shack typing this, in front of me i have my computer and my ft-450, and a CAT cable.
now my next task is to try find the link to the software to control the rig via the computer
Trx: Yaesu FT-450D, Anytone AT-5555 V6
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