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jkmusic

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ICOM 7100 USB Interfacing with 1258MKII
« on: 2017-04-03, 16:00:09 »
Hi,
The Icom 7100 allows configuration control via the RT Systems Software thru the standard mini usb on the back of the radio.  This works well.  Insert Remote Rig.  A little different.

I need to convert standard mini usb to DB9 to connect to the 1258.  The only conversion needed is the USB to DB9.  The 7100 doesn't not need any adapter to work with RT Systems if it is local.  I have found standard FTDI and Prolific adapters.  Problem is that there is really no Com Port pass thru setting on the 1258.  So...

1) How can I get Com 1 on remote to pass thru to com 1 on the 1258 Control? (generic pass thru, no intelligence)
2) These adapter cables, whichever works, will be powered via their connection to the 1258 & radio....is that ok?
3) Will the drivers load on the laptop remotely with the 1258s acting as a transparent connection?
Note - CI-V Cable and HRD, chirp work fine via 1258.  But there is also a setting for this. Its just the RT Systems memory management is superior. Look at it this way figuratively....I need to do the same thing if I were to run a mouse remotely on a computer via the 1258.  No different.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: ICOM 7100 USB Interfacing with 1258MKII
« Reply #1 on: 2017-04-03, 18:06:41 »
You can never transport a USB connection over the Remoterig system if that is what you mean, Im not sure

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Re: ICOM 7100 USB Interfacing with 1258MKII
« Reply #2 on: 2017-04-03, 18:42:47 »
So how would a rotor control or such work?

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Re: ICOM 7100 USB Interfacing with 1258MKII
« Reply #3 on: 2017-04-03, 19:57:58 »
You can only use rotors which have a RS-232 connection. At the PC end you can use USB but not in the Radio end. There is no RS-232 to USB-host converters available as far as I know. USB-device to RS-232 are available everywhere.

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Re: ICOM 7100 USB Interfacing with 1258MKII
« Reply #4 on: 2017-04-04, 18:31:15 »
Ugh!
Back to a remote computer then.  I looked into network USB but not sure the software would recognize it.
Thanks,
Kevin