W2PH AutoBandSwitch (ABS)
The AutoBandSwitch (ABS) provides a seamless link between your Flex 6xxx SDR transceiver and the ICOM PW1. The ABS connects to the 7 Pin Din jack on the PW1, to the 3.5mm CIV connector on the PW1 and to the USB port located on the rear of the Flex 6xxx radio. It does NOT connect to your PC's USB. The ABS reads band information from the Flex USB continuously, and converts it to Icom CIV signalling that the PW1 understands. This provides instant and automatic bandswitching. It also supports the "pass through" feature on the more recent PW1's allowing use of the tuner and antenna switching functions with the PW1 powered off. There is a 12 VDC input to the ABS which provides the voltage to the PW1 to activate the "pass through" feature whenever the Flex is powered up.
The advantage of the ABS is that it does not utilize the PC's USB in any way. In this fashion, logging, antenna control and other programs can be utilized using the Flex DAT program with no CIV conflicts whatsoever. The baud rates can be set as you wish. The ABS talks to the PW1 on a "private" USB circuit at 9600 baud regardless of other serial accessories you might be using.
The ABS comes complete with all necessary cables and can be put on the air in minutes following our installation instructions shown on the link below.
The price for the W2PH AutoBandSwitch is $149.00
Please download the instruction document below for complete installation details. A photo will be posted shortly.
To order call (518) 466-1315. We accept MC and VISA.
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