SCS PACTOR Controller

Pactor 1,2,3,4 - Modem P4dragon DR-7800


P4dragon DR-7800

SCS once more shows that even a legend can be improved with the new P4dragon DR-7800. As an advancement of the PTC-II without any compromise the DR-7800 is built for the new highend-transmission method Pactor-4 with unbeatably robust and fast data transmission designed for short-wave. Feel like you're at home while you check your E-Mails from any place in the world via shortwave. To facilitate the introduction of the DR-7800 it's software compatible with the old PTC II, allowing existing software (AirMail, RMS Express, Alpha, etc.) to be used with PACTOR. The informative OLED display does not only catch the user's eye with its excellent readability, but also scores with its elegant design.

Operating modes:

  • PACTOR-4, PACTOR-3, PACTOR-2, PACTOR-1
  • Weather-FAX (Receive)
  • RTTY
  • NAVTEX (Receive)
  • Packet Radio 1k2, Packet Radio 9k6, Robust PR
  • PSK31
  • and more!

More features of the DR-7800 Pactor controller:

  • GPS decoder
  • Processor: Quadcore-DSP by Freescale, 6400 MIPS, 64 Bit
  • Connections: USB, (opt.: Bluetooth, Ethernet)
  • GPS antenna (RS232- and TTL)
  • 2 x radio AF/PTT (Main, Aux, confi gurable - PTC-II compatible or symmetrical, opt. dual-port operation)
  • 1 x radio-remote control (all usual transceiver types)
  • microphone input
  • loudspeaker output (2 W)
  • Audio level / imp.: Input: max 5.5V p-p, 15kΩ, output: max. 9V p-p, 300Ω
  • Display: 256 x 64 pixel OLED, blue, high contrast, excellent readability, no viewing angle problems, display of spectrum and much more
  • Power supply: 10 - 26 V 400 mA (max at 10 V input)
  • Weight / size: 770 g, 172 x 43 x 205 mm (width, height and depth)

Optionally the DR-7800 can be equipped with a Bluetooth or LAN interface.

With a Bluetooth interface a wired connection between the Pactor controller and the computer can be replaced by a wireless BT connection. This gives you the freedom to move around, for example with your notebook, and still be in touch with the world.

The Ethernet interface is used to connect the DR-7800 to a local network of computers, for example to give each computer access to the Pactor modem.

With the software upgrade to version 2.0, the P4dragon controller now also handles Packet Radio 1200 AFSK and 9600 (Direct FSK). Simultaneous operation of the PR and pactor is possible.

Order No.
DR-7800 DR-7800 1399.00 € Add to shopping cart Not in stock, ordered only on customer request, delay at c. 10 days.
DR-7800-BT DR-7800 with Bluetooth 1490.00 € Add to shopping cart In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
DR-7800LAN DR-7800 with Ethernet Interface 1588.00 € Add to shopping cart Not in stock, ordered only on customer request, delay at c. 10 days.
DR-7XOPT-BT Bluetooth Option for retro fit 92.00 € Add to shopping cart In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
DR-78OPT-LAN Ethernet-Interface for retro fit 189.00 € Add to shopping cart Not in stock, ordered only on customer request, down payment required, delay at c. 10 days.
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Pactor Modem DR-7400


DR-7400

The DR-7400 is the smaller version of the 7800 without following features:

  • No network connection
  • No USB master port as an option possible
  • Only one TRX-port instead of 2
  • No transformer balanced audio connectors
  • No isolation of the radio-interface
  • No headset jack
  • No OLED display
Order No.
DR-7400 DR-7400 1149.00 € Add to shopping cart Not in stock, back on: 25. Sep. 2018
DR-7XOPT-BT Bluetooth Option for retro fit 92.00 € Add to shopping cart In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
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PTC-3USB Pactor 3 Modem


PTC-3USB

As successor to the popular PTC-II USB the PTC Pactor-IIIusb modem is now available. Tailored primarily to PACTOR III, this modem also enables global e-mail traffic on shortwave, the Pactor 3 license is included. In all other modes such as RTTY, Weather fax or CW decoding, the modem impresses with its efficiency. Optionally, you can also upgrade this modem with a Bluetooth module.

Order No.
PTC-3USB PTC-3USB Pactor 3 Modem 848.00 € Add to shopping cart In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
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TRXPTC



SCS TRXPTC Board

The TRXPTC is a modem board for installation into nearly any transceiver. The board offers three connector rows for internal cabling of the required signals. Externally the TRXPTC uses a Bluetooth connection to the computer (requires a Bluetooth interface in the computer).
The benefit of this solution is the reduced space requirements, no need to install an external modem. Additionally the Bluetooth connection offers the best flexibility and convenience when using the system.
The TRXPTC supports all modes known from the traditional PTC: Pactor-1 and -2 (Pactor-3 requires an optional license upgrade), Amtor, RTTY, Packet Radio, PSK31 and many more. Futhermore the device supports CAT control of most transceivers, the connection to a NMEA capable GPS device etc. Size: 60 x 90mm.

Order No.
PTC-TRXPTC 585.00 € Add to shopping cart Not in stock, ordered only on customer request, down payment required, delay at c. 10 days.
PTC-P3LIS Pactor-3 License, please tell us the serial number of your PTC! 158.00 € Add to shopping cart Not in stock, ordered only on customer request, down payment required, delay at c. 10 days.
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PTC cables



For PACTOR a Pactor audio cable is required. This cable carries the audio signals for Pactor and the PTT information. Frequency, band and mode is selected manually on the radio.

If you want to have the frequency and mode controlled automatically by the Pactor controller, an additional CAT cable is required. If the software you use supports CAT commands, the Pactor operation becomes as easy as sending an e-mail: Just click on 'Send' (for example with Airmail/Winlink2000) and the software will set the transceiver to the required frequency. Then it tries to connect to a mailbox. If this fails, anonther frequency is selected automatically and tried.

For packet radio another cable between the PTC and the VHF/UHF radio is required.

We offer cables for some transceivers. Of course it is also possible to build these cables yourself, the required connectors for the PTC are included.

Pactor audio cable Icom standard
This cable connects the PTC-IIpro/PTC-IIusb/PTC-IIex directly to the ACC socket of an Icom transceiver, standard on most Icom rigs. IC-706/703/718 requires an Icom adaptor cable OPC-599 or use the SCS audio cable 40105.110 (see below).
Order No.
40105.090 42.00 € Add to shopping cart In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
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Pactor audio cable Icom 13pin DIN
This cable connects the PTC-IIpro/PTC-IIusb/PTC-IIex directly to the 13pin ACC socket of an Icom IC-706/703/718.
Order No.
40105.110 42.00 € Add to shopping cart In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
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Pactor audio cable Yaesu
This cable is used to connect a PTC-IIpro/PTC-IIusb/PTC-IIex to a Yaesu or Kenwood with 6 pin miniDIN socket (e.g. FT-817, FT-100, FT-857D, FT-897D, Kenwood TS-480SAT/HX etc.)
Order No.
40105.120 25.00 € Add to shopping cart In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
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CAT cable Yaesu
Used to connect PTC-IIpro/PTC-IIusb with a Yaesu rig with 8 pin miniDIN CAT interface (FT-817, FT-100 etc.)
Order No.
40105.130 25.00 € Add to shopping cart In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
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CAT cable Icom
Used to connect a PTC-IIpro/PTC-IIusb to any Icom with CI-V interface. Has an additional loudspeaker connector for the PTC.
Order No.
40105.170 25.00 € Add to shopping cart In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
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TX control cable RS232
Used to connect PTC-IIpro/PTC-IIusb to a transceiver with RS-232 interface (FT-847, FT-1000 etc.). Has an additional loudspeaker connector for the PTC.
Order No.
40105.080 28.20 € Add to shopping cart In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
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40102 Packet cable
Connects the optional packet modem of a PTC-IIpro with a PR transceiver with 6 pin miniDIN data socket.
Order No.
40102 25.00 € Add to shopping cart Not in stock, back on: 21. Sep. 2018
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Adaptor cable 8pin DIN / open
Cable for home assembly, one side 8pin DIN, other side open.
Order No.
40105.020 10.20 € Add to shopping cart Not in stock, back on: 21. Sep. 2018
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Cable 13pin DIN / open
Cable for home assembly, 13 pin DIN plug, other side open.
Order No.
40105.070 10.20 € Add to shopping cart In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
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Comparision of the various Pactor modems

Feature PTC-P4dragon DR-7400 PTC-3USB PTC-IIex* PTC-IIpro* PTC-IIusb* PTC-IIe* PTC-II*
Interface USB (opt. BT, Ethernet) USB (opt. BT) USB Serial Serial USB Serial Serial
PACTOR-III
(optional)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PACTOR-II Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PACTOR-I Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AMTOR No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
NAVTEX No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AMTEX No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RTTY Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PSK31 No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CW No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SSTV No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FAX Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audio filter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integrated
audio amplifier
Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
PR 300 No No Yes Yes With TFX driver
or
DSP module
Yes Yes With TFX driver
or
DSP module
PR 1k2 Yes No Yes Yes With DSP module
or
AFSK module
Yes Yes With DSP module
or
AFSK module
PR 2k4 No No Yes No With AFSK module --- No With AFSK module
PR 9k6 Yes No Yes Yes With DSP module
or
FSK module
Yes Yes With DSP module
or
FSK module
PR 19k2 No No Yes Yes With DSP module
or
FSK module
Yes No With DSP module
or
FSK module
CAT control Yes No TTL and V24 TTL and V24 No TTL
(V24 with Interface cable)
Gateway No Yes No No Yes
Mailbox No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multiport Yes No No Yes No No Yes
RAM Extension Flash
Eprom
Flash
Eprom
fixed 2 MB fixed 2 MB fixed 2 MB fixed 2 MB fixed 512 kB Yes
up to 2 MB
LED
Matrix display
Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
Tuning display Display via LED via LED Red Dual color Dual color Red Dual color
TCXO Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Serial number
on chip
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No - until 12/2001
Yes - from 01/2002
No
DSP Quadcore-DSP
100 MHz
Quadcore-DSP Dual Core DSP56303
100 MHz
DSP56303
100 MHz
DSP56303
100 MHz
DSP56156
60 MHz
DSP56156
60 MHz

RS232 to USB converter

For computers without serial port, connects to USB port and provides a virtual COM port. Driver CD included. Drivers should be included with all Windows versions since XP. In case you need to install the drivers manually you can download them here: USB-AD Drivers.

Order No.
USB-AD 15.00 € Add to shopping cart In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
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