CAT interface FRG8800

First homemade project ready,

Finished the CAT-interface for the FRG 8800 Receiver. This small project is easy to make I used the schema from J.F. Kok with the MAX 232 and his ‘special made’ software to handle the RX.

The interface is made in the ‘open space’ of the 144 Mhz transverter who is not in my RX .. if you have installed the ‘transverter’ you have to made an external box. The power for the interface, will get from the RS232 connection of the PC.

Pictures of the project:

Schema of the interface

All parts          Base position
.: All parts                                               .: Base position

Interface ready          frg8800_ready
  .: Interface ready                                   .:  Back of the FRG8800

You can make connection to the RIG with the RS232 settings: Com port: 4800 Baud,n,8,2
A nice small (windows) program who worked together with the RX is one from 2007, Johannes Franciscus Kok (in the blog) you will find information how to operate this (freeware) CAT/Memory software on Linux-Mint.