RotorCard SDX for Computer RS-232/USB Control of Yaesu SDX Rotor Controllers by Ham Supply / Idiom Press - Invented, Patented and Manufactured in the USA. RS232 Computer Control for Yaesu SDX Series Rotors (G-800SDX, G-1000SDX, G-2800SDX). RotorCard mounts inside your SDX box, no bulky or unsightly external boxes!
Do you own one of these superb Yaesu SDX rotors? Do you use logging or contesting programs that offer rotor control? And you would like to add RS232 control but you say you have been put off by the.
High price of a factory interface card? You say you looked at the competition, but did not want to surrender a slot in your computer, and besides you wanted full support for both the Yaesu overlap function and for the slowdown feature, instead of a pricey "universal" solution?
Ham Supply/Idiom Press is now offering our RotorCard SDX offering full RS232 control for Yaesu SDX series rotors. RotorCard fully supports the Yaesu overlap function, as well as Yaesu's slowdown feature. Further, RotorCard SDX is the only product available that fully supports both north centered rotors and south centered rotors. You need only add a jumper to the board to default to south centered control.RotorCard Installation RotorCard SDX is supplied fully wired, and installs in minutes in your Yaesu SDX control box. Simply remove the top, plug RotorCard in, screw down two screws, bring the cable out through the back, and it is installed. Hook the RS232 cable to your computer, run a calibration routine using any dumb terminal program such as Hyper-Terminal in Windows, replace the top and you are done!
RotorCard SDX is fully compatible with any program that supports rotor control of either the HyGain DCU-1 rotor or Idiom Press's Rotor-EZ, as it shares the same command set. No DB9 RS-232 port on your computer? Did you know all you need to run the RotorCard SDX from a USB port on your Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 or Apple/Mac computer is a USB to RS-232 converter cable?
As to why we've made the decision to stick with tried and true RS-232 on our controllers and not go the path of. T USB to USB connectivity, here's just a few reasons.
RS-232 compatibility with older computers. RS-232 ease of use - lack of intensive USB software stack. RS-232 - no communications signal line power required. Hard limitations on cable length for USB (1.5-2 Meters). Up to 15 Meters (maximum baud rate) and 100 Meters (low baud rate) for RS-232.
RS-232 - dedicated communications (com) port - unlike USB "hubs" with complex stacks to identify and separate ever changing ports. It is worth pointing out that RS232 is far superior to USB when jitter and latency matter. You cannot reliably feed a Pulse Per Second signal to a computer over USB. You can do so with RS232. Dfc (Electrical Engineering at StackExchange.
And the list goes on and on. USB may be great for your computer peripherals like a camera or a high speed printer, but for low baud. Communications - RS-232 is still the king.
We recently spoke to an employee/engineer of a well known Ham Radio antenna company that is presently looking into re-implementing RS-232 for their products because they've had so many issues with. The bottom line is, "the newest thing is not always the best thing". Sorry, no serial interface board for Yaesu G-400, G-400RC, G-450A, G-450RC, G-550, G-650A, G-650C, G-800SA, G-1000A, G-1000SA, or G-5500 rotor controllers (yet). Our Ham Supply RS-232 DB9 to USB converter cable.
Used with our Ham Supply / Idiom Press Rotor-EZ With RS-232 and also our Yaesu DXA and SDX RotorCards when only a computer USB port is available. 3' cable with driver disk.
Yaesu SDX and Yaesu DXA are registered trademarks of Yaesu. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Radio Communication\Antennas\Ham, Amateur Radio Antennas". The seller is "hamsupply" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam.