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Old 08-07-2012, 21:53   #1
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Icom M802 Remote Control

Hi Folks,

I try to setup weatherfax on my SBB - while checking the system I found behind the box an unused connection. The Main Unit has a Remote connection where an USB Cable is connected (with a proper serial to USB adapter).

Yes I know I can put that into my PC - but thats really all I know
- What is the use of that? The manual says not much - any benefits?
- And do I need SW for that (nothing on the boat)
- I guess I cannot use this to take the signal off the SSB for the weatherfax or is there a way?

Many thanks for enlighten me!

PS. I forgot to add I do not have a pactor modem!
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:46   #2
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Re: Icom M802 Remote Control

Ok I learned in the meantime its the Remote controller and I test now the MSCAN Meto SW - but I cannot connect to the ICOM ....is there a driver needed? Any help is highly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-07-2012, 15:53   #3
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Google N3ZH Software.

Also, Ham Radio Deluxe might control the M802 but i dont know.

Is your computer assigning a com port to the USB adapter? You will need to be sure it does that before any control software will work.


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Old 09-07-2012, 19:23   #4
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Re: Icom M802 Remote Control

Thanks Chip - seems the port assigning is the issue - since I do not know the cable brand it may be an impossible task - my need a new one.....
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Re: Icom M802 Remote Control

If you are using Windows:

If the USB to CIV adapter uses a Prolific chipset, you have to install the drivers. You can get them from the Prolific website, but there is a caveat. Many of these adapters were sold with counterfeit Prolific chips. The newest Prolific PL2303 drivers are able to detect the counterfeit and will not work with them. The older Prolific drivers seem to do fine. I don't know where you might find the older drivers, or even if there are any that work with the latest versions of Windows.

Best bet IMHO is to get a CI-V to USB adapter that uses the FTDI chipset. These drivers come with Windows and the adapter is an easy install.

As for other operating systems, I can't provide any hints.

Good luck!

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Re: Icom M802 Remote Control

Swisscraft -

Forget my references to CI-V above, the M802 will use a standard RS232 DB-9 connector and protocols. My comments about USB adapters still stand however.

The DB9 REMOTE connector only provides for control of the radio frequency and functions and there is no audio connection. An audio signal can be obtained from the MOD/AF connector ideally, or from the headphone jack.

I have not tried to control the M802 this way myself, so am probably of no further use to this thread!

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