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IC7100 - USB Cable

Post by radiogaga » 11 Aug 2018, 18:25

Anyone know if the Mini-USB cable supplied with the 7100 is a generic USB cable?

Can't for the life of me get my 7100 to connect to the PC, left the original cable in the UK!
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Re: IC7100 - USB Cable

Post by ch25 » 11 Aug 2018, 18:31

Any USB cable with proper plugs will work.
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Re: IC7100 - USB Cable

Post by radiogaga » 11 Aug 2018, 18:56

Emmmm.. Thanks - Stumped now!
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Re: IC7100 - USB Cable

Post by kilimax » 11 Aug 2018, 20:00

radiogaga wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 18:25
Anyone know if the Mini-USB cable supplied with the 7100 is a generic USB cable?

Can't for the life of me get my 7100 to connect to the PC, left the original cable in the UK!
A standard USB cable will work but I believe you need to install a driver on the PC to allow the two to communicate.

Check out the Icom website for more info.
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Re: IC7100 - USB Cable

Post by radiogaga » 11 Aug 2018, 20:04

Yep, it’s the same laptop from the UK so I know it’s not driver related.
It connects to the CS7100 software just not data modes... Never used the data modes on this laptop though. WJST-X
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Re: IC7100 - USB Cable

Post by kilimax » 11 Aug 2018, 20:15

radiogaga wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 20:04
Yep, it’s the same laptop from the UK so I know it’s not driver related.
It connects to the CS7100 software just not data modes... Never used the data modes on this laptop though. WJST-X
This might help

https://www.aa0no.com/digital_modes_setup_ic-7100.htm
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Re: IC7100 - USB Cable

Post by radiogaga » 11 Aug 2018, 20:44

Thanks. No difference, those instructions are pinched from someone from QRZ Forum.

It’s frustrating.

I have noticed that the radio has added two ports in device manager which is odd.
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Re: IC7100 - USB Cable

Post by kilimax » 11 Aug 2018, 21:33

radiogaga wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 20:44
Thanks. No difference, those instructions are pinched from someone from QRZ Forum.

It’s frustrating.

I have noticed that the radio has added two ports in device manager which is odd.
I think that's as it should be, as there are 2 virtual ports. I've got rid of my 7100 a while ago, but can remember there being 2 ports. I think this is due to the multi-function capability of the port, such as 1 for rig control and one for the builtin soundcard.

Anyway, hope you get it working. I'm sure you have already done this, but there's quite a bit of info on the web about this

**Edit**

Found this about the 2 USB ports.

http://radioaficion.com/cms/icom-tips-f ... -settings/
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Re: IC7100 - USB Cable

Post by radiogaga » 12 Aug 2018, 07:27

Magic, thanks, I’ll take a look later today.
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