[chirp_users] Building a VX-8 cable
rct at r-t.org
Thu Nov 3 13:51:45 PDT 2011
See this link for building a custom VX-8 cable:
Note: you can buy just the connector with a cable on it for the VX-8
from RT Systems for $8. You still need something to get 0-3.3V.
If you have multiple radios I would get one FTDI serial adapter
and wire different ends. You could use the 6 pin FTDI cable.
See TTL-232R-3V3 or TTL-232R-5V depending on whether you need 3.3V or 5V.
You can get that cable as well as some other good FTDI usb serial
breakout boards from some of the electronics DIY places like
Adafruit, Sparkfun, Seeedstudio, etc.
If you are doing other things with micro-controllers, wireless router hacking,
you will probably wind up with a few of these in your toolbox anyway as
many embedded devices have a 3.3V or 5V serial console buried in there
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