A computer is mainly used for:. For modern ham transceivers s and later with microprocessor control frequency, modes, etc. CAT can control frequency, transmit, modes, and other controls found on typical transceivers. Until fairly recently perhaps , the CAT connection to the computer was via an RS serial interface cable.
Digital Mode Interfaces
Interface (Computer-to-Radio Cables)
You may use our LCU-3 interface if you wish to take advantage of the CI-V technology which allows you to run several rigs on the same serial port. If the radio does not have the board, see the interface boards above. Cable terminated with a Male 6-pin mini-DIN plug. The RS connector is a 9-pin female DB Connect an extra Icom to your LCU3 interface. Package comes with a six-foot, 3. Buy additional packages for additional Icoms.
Compatible Programs: Setup Help. To connect your radio to the sound card in your computer, you'll need an interface. The simplest interface consists of three 3 cables, one each to handle :. On two of those cables TX and PTT , there will be some simple circuitry built from a few easy-to find components. Back when sound card packet started in , most hams built their own interface.