CAT-MATE CAT-Port-Distributor FT-817/857/897
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Electronic port doubler for the CAT interface on FT-817/857/897
If you want to use more than one device on the CAT interface, for example logging program and antenna controller or an external keyboard. CAT-Mate provides two CAT connectors and receives CAT commands from both inputs, the reply from the radio is directed to the socket where the last command came from. CAT port activity is shown with a LED. Further the CAT-Mate has an integrated RS-232 interface, to connect to a serial port only a normal serial cable is required (replaces CT-62). The CAT-Mate does not require a power supply.
Note: The CAT-MATE is not suitable when using a tuner (such as the FC-30, FC-40 etc.) on the FT-857/D or FT-897/D that uses the radio's Tune function/button and the CAT port of the radio for control.
When using the CAT-MATE on a FT-857/897 you cannot use a tuner FC-30 or FC-40 at the same time. This is because the tuners require exclusive use of the CAT interface. Workaround: Use the LDG AT-897plus tuner instead of the FC-30.
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