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Our YC1-BT is FINALLY here... The YC1-BT is is Bluetooth Wireless, Self-powered CT-62 compatible interface. It will just like a CT-62 let you interface your FT-100, FT-817, FT-857, or FT-897 with your computer, laptop, tablet, or even CellPhone!
A very Small Form-factor plugs into the back of your radio and is directly powered by the radio.
Price is 50$us
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Well, the YC1-BT is very user-friendly, almost Plug and Play.
1- Turn Off and Disconnect your radio from the 12VDC power Source.
2- Plug your YC1-BT in the 8 Pin Mini-Din connector in the back of your radio.
3- Plug your radio in the12VDC power source and power on.
4- The VE2DX LOGO on your YC1-BT will be flashing Green.
5- In your radios Menu change your CAT Speed to 9600.
(option 14 in 817 and 818, Option 19 in 857 and 897, etc...)
6- Now Pair your YC1-BT to your device (see below).
(Note even when paired the VE2DX LOGO will still
be flashing until connected to an application)
7- Identify your new Com ports and connect to your application (See Below).
(Note: Windows10 creates 2 Com ports only one can be used you may need to test both)
8- run your application, once connected your YC1-BT VE2DX LOGO will be glowing GREEN in all its GLORY :P
Thank you, Mr. Gates!
Well, Windows10 is Weird and this is an understatement.
When you link a Bluetooth serial port in Windows10 it creates 2 Bluetooth Com ports, BUT only one can be used!
Here is a step-by-step.
1- Make certain your YC1-BT is powered on and flashing Green.
2- in the Windows10 taskbar type "Bluetooth" and hit enter.
3- at the top of the "Bluetooth and other devices" page click on the + sign next to "Add Bluetooth or other devices".
4- Click on Bluetooth
5- this can take a couple of minutes, look for a new device named
"-VE2DX YC1-BT-" click on it. You will get a confirmation that it is pairing.
6- enter the password "1234" and hit Connect. And you are paired!
7- Open Device Manager via your Control Panel.
8- Open the "Ports (Com & LPT)"
9- you will now have 2 new Com Ports (yes 2!) called "Standard Serial over Bluetooth link", take note of both Com port numbers.
Note: the VE2DX Logo will keep flashing until an application is connected to the Com Port.
Thank you, Simon!
Ok, now that we have the radio linked to Windows10, here is how you would link your radio to HRD. in this example we are using HRD 6, Yaesu FT817ND, and the VE2DX YC1-BT.
1- Power up your 817ND and make certain the YC1-BT VE2DX LOGO is flashing GREEN.
Note: We are assuming here that you have already paired your YC1-BT to your Windows10 and your FT-817 was properly configured to 9600 in menu 14.
2- Start HRD, in the Radio configuration page select NEW + YAESU + FT-817 + Com port and 9600.
Note: If the first Com Port you tried above does not work redo with the second Com Port.
3- Your done, HRD should be connected to your FT-817.
4- if connected properly your YC1-BT VE2DX LOGO will be ON solid GREEN.
Here are some Videos of the YC1-BT
1- 3D images of the enclosure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10FXbtTFwKY
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