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Re: Icom PCR-1000 PC controlled receiver

On Feb 10, 2007, at 11:05, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> Does anyone have a PCR-1000 ICOM remote controlled receiver?
> How long can the serial port cable be?  I heard it was operating
> at something like 112,000 baud and could not be run the 200 feet
> to our roof.  This makes it a deal breaker.

It powers up at 9600 baud.  If you use the Icom supplied Windows  
software, the first thing it does is change to 38400 baud.

The longest cable I've ever tried with mine was just over 20 feet...  
but I wonder if you couldn't get away with 200 feet especially if you  
used software that stayed at 9600 baud.

> Is there a better all mode all band remote controlled system for
> roof mount to avoid long cable runs for satellite receiption
> across all bands..?

Is a computer on the roof a possibility?  Given a network connection  
it could remote control a variety of receivers (including a PCR-1000  
or Winradio) and also digitize the audio, making it simpler to get  
that back down the 200 foot run as well.

73,  Jim

Jim Tittsler  ZL2IA/AI8A    Gisborne                GPG: 0x01159DB6
http://www.qsl.net/7j1ajh/                       QRP/Satellites/APRS

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