Yaesu CAT control and Digital mode interfaces allowing you to use Digimode Software such as Ham Radio Deluxe, FLDigi, WSJT-X to operate PSK31, FT-8, JT9, JT-65, Echolink and many other AFSK modes.
 

We offer a lot of interface versions and always get asked which interface is best for my set-up. This very much depends on your PC, radio, budget and the performance you are looking for. 

Some of our interface use your PCs internal sound card. These rely on your PC having separate 3.5mm Line Out and Mic In jacks. Some of our interfaces give you a separate external USB Sound card which frees up your PCs internal card for normal Windows duties.  Sone interfaces are galvanically isolated and are best chosen if you are worried about grounding. Some of our budget interfaces are not galavanically isiolated.

Only you know which one suits your particular needs based on your particular shack set-up, what your budget is and what features you need.

 

ALL of our Digimode interfaces are suitable for FT8, JT65, PSK, Echolink and the other miriad of Digital Modes you can play with.
 


The table below summarises the main features of our digimode interfaces to help you choose.

Features vs Interface Model

Digimode-4

Digimode-3 Digimode-1 Digimode-2

Digimode
3 Micro

Dedicated Built-in USB Sound Card
Uses PCs Sound Card 3.5mm jacks
USB CAT Control of Frequency/Mode
Galvanically Isolated audio/PTT
USB Comm Port PTT via RTS Signal
CAT controlled PTT (radio depending)
Built-In VOX PTT 
 


Digimode-4-Yaesu

Digital Modes Interface

 
* Icom version shown in picture
  
 


Look no further if you want the ultimate Digimode Interface.

The Digimode-4 comes with built-in USB Sound card, USB CAT control and features fully isolated and audio PTT.

It allows you to fully utilise software such as WSJT-X, FLDigi, Ham Radio Deluxe, Echolink, PSK31, DM780, N1MM Logger, MixW, Vara, Winlink and many more.

Check the Digimode-4 Review on OH8STNs website here:
Ultimate Audio and CAT Control Xiegu G90/X5105 – Off Grid Ham Radio OH8STN



Key Features

  • Plug-and-Play Isolated Digimode Interface with CAT control
  • Purpose built for your radio. Nothing else for you to buy
  • Great for FT8, JT9, PSK, Echolink, Packet and many more
  • Full CAT control of the frequency and mode of your radio
  • USB only connection to your PC
  • Built-In USB Sound Card dedicated to Digimode working
  • Fully isolated Tx and Rx Audio using 600 Ohm transformers
  • CAT uses the renowned FTDI Chipset. (FT-891 version uses the built-in CAT on the radio via the interfaces dedicated USB pass through)
  • Allows for either CAT or hardware PTT keying (Comm port RTS)
  • Cable Length - 1.5m to interface, 0.6m to the radio
  • Interface is very compact. 80 x 40 x 20mm
  • Works with Windows, Linux and MacOS

The Digimode-4 PDF instruction manual is here:
http://www.xggcomms.com/userimages/USB-Digimode-4.pdf


Option 1
FT-100, FT-817, FT-818,  FT-857 and FT-897

Option 2
FT-450, FT-950, FT-991, FT-DX1200, FT-DX3000, FT-DX10, FT-DX101D/MP

Option 3
FT-1000MP, FT-1000MP Mk5 Field, FT-2000, FT-DX5000,
FT-DX-9000 (all variants).

Option 4
FT-920

Option 5
FT-847 * see note. 

Option 6
FT-891 ** see note. 


* The FT-847 We wire BOTH the 6 pin packet jack and the 3.5mm AFSK jack. So it can be used both on FM Packet and HF AFSK modes. Due to extra cabling,  cost of FT-847 version is $90

** The FT-891 version has a USB pass through so that you can plug directly into the USB B CAT port on the rear of the radio. This allows you to only have one USB port on your PC for both the Interfaces USB audio and the built-in CAT control of the FT-891.
 

Digimode-4-Yaesu $79.99
 

 
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Digimode-3-Yaesu

Digital Modes Interface


USB Audio Interfacing of your Yaesu Transceiver allowing you to utilise software such as WSJT-X, FLDigi, Ham Radio Deluxe, Echolink, PSK31, DM780, N1MM Logger, MixW and many more.

Key Features

  • Plug-and Play Isolated Digital Mode (AFSK) Interface
  • Great for FT8, JT9, PSK, Echolink, Packet and many more
  • USB only connection to your PC
  • Built-In USB Sound Card dedicated to Digimode working
  • Fully isolated Tx and Rx Audio using 600 Ohm transformers
  • Built-in VOX operated and opto-isolated PTT
  • Cable Length - 1.5m to interface, 0.6m to the radio
  • Interface is very compact. 80 x 40 x 20mm
  • Works with Windows, Linux and MacOS
     

The Digimode-3 PDF instruction manual is here:
http://xggcomms.com/userimages/USB-Digimode-3.pdf 

 



Option 1
FT-100, FT-710, FT-817, FT-818, FT-857, FT-891, FT-897,
FT-450, FT-950, FT-991, FT-DX1200, FT-DX3000, FT-DX10,  FT-DX101D/MP

Option 2
FT-920, FT-1000MP, FT-1000MP Mk5 Field, FT-2000, FT-DX5000,
FT-DX-9000 (all variants).

Option 3
FT-890, FT-900

Option 4
FT-847**

** The FT-847 We wire BOTH the 6 pin packet jack and the 3.5mm AFSK jack. So it can be used both on FM Packet and HF AFSK modes. Due to extra cabling,  cost of FT-847 version is $70

Digimode-3-Yaesu $60

 
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Digimode-3-Micro-Yaesu
 

Digital Modes Interface


USB Audio Interfacing of your Yaesu Transceiver allowing you to utilise software such as WSJT-X, FLDigi, Ham Radio Deluxe, Echolink, PSK31, DM780, N1MM Logger, MixW and many more.

Our Digimode-3-Micro interface is perfect if you are looking for a compact Digimode interface for a go-bag for portable use or you are looking to set up a Digimode set-up on a budget.

The USB Audio codec is built into the USB plug shell and that includes its built-in VOX PTT circuit. It simply plugs into a spare USB port on your PC and then into the Accessory/Data port on your radio.

Key Features

  • Plug-and Play Isolated Digital Mode (AFSK) Interface
  • Purpose built for your radio. Nothing else for you to buy
  • Great for FT8, JT9, PSK, Echolink, Packet and many more
  • USB only connection to your PC
  • Built-In USB Sound Card dedicated to Digimode working
  • Built-in VOX operated PTT
  • Cable Length - 1.5m
  • Works with Windows, Linux and MacOS
     

The Digimode-3-Micro PDF instruction manual is here:
http://xggcomms.com/userimages/USB-Digimode-3-Micro.pdf

 

Option 1
FT-100, FT-710, FT-817, FT-818, FT-857, FT-891, FT-897,
FT-450, FT-950, FT-991, FT-DX1200, FT-DX3000, FT-DX10,  FT-DX101D/MP

Option 2
FT-920, FT-1000MP, FT-1000MP Mk5 Field, FT-2000, FT-DX5000,
FT-DX-9000 (all variants).

Digimode-3-Micro-Yaesu $40

 
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Digimode-1-Yaesu

Digital Modes Interface

   
 


USB CAT Control and Audio Interfacing of your Yaesu Transceiver allowing you to fully utilise software such as WSJT-X, FLDigi, Ham Radio Deluxe, Echolink, PSK31, DM780, N1MM Logger, MixW and many more.

Key Features

  • Plug-and Play Isolated Digital Mode (AFSK) Interface with full CAT control
  • Great for FT8, JT9, PSK, Echolink, Packet and many more
  • USB and analogue audio connection to your PC
  • Uses your PCs sound card via PCs Mic in and Line out 3.5mm jacks
  • Fully isolated Tx and Rx Audio using 600 Ohm transformers
  • Full CAT control of the frequency and mode of your radio
  • CAT uses the renowned FTDI Chipset.
  • Allows for either CAT or hardware PTT keying (Comm port RTS)
  • Cable Length - 1.5m to interface, 0.6m to the radio
  • Interface is very compact. 80 x 40 x 20mm
  • Works with Windows, Linux and MacOS


The Digimode-1 PDF instruction manual is here:
http://www.xggcomms.com/userimages/USB-Digimode-1.pdf



Option 1
FT-100, FT-817, FT-818,  FT-857 and FT-897

Option 2
FT-450, FT-950, FT-991, FT-DX1200, FT-DX3000, FT-DX10, FT-DX101D/MP

Option 3
FT-1000MP, FT-1000MP Mk5 Field, FT-2000, FT-DX5000,
FT-DX-9000 (all variants).

Option 4
FT-920

Option 5 
FT-847 ** see note.

** The FT-847 We wire BOTH the 6 pin packet jack and the 3.5mm AFSK jack. So it can be used both on FM Packet and HF AFSK modes. Due to extra cabling,  cost of FT-847 version is $80

Digimode-1-Yaesu $60

 
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Digimode-2-Yaesu

Digital Modes Interface

   

Fully isolated Digimode interfacing and USB PTT control of your Yaesu Transceiver allowing you to utilise software such as WSJT-X, FLDigi, Ham Radio Deluxe, Echolink, PSK31, DM780, N1MM Logger, MixW and many more.

Key Features

  • Plug-and Play Isolated Digital Mode (AFSK) Interface
  • Great for FT8, JT9, PSK, Echolink, Packet and many more
  • USB and analogue audio connection to your PC.
  • Uses your PCs sound card via PCs Mic in and Line out 3.5mm jacks
  • Fully isolated Tx and Rx Audio using 600 Ohm transformers
  • Hardware PTT via USB Comm port RTS signal using FTDI Chipset.
  • Cable Length - 1.5m to interface, 0.6m to the radio
  • Interface is very compact. 50 x 35 x 20mm
  • Works with Windows, Linux and MacOS



The Digimode-2 PDF instruction manual is here:
http://xggcomms.com/userimages/USB-Digimode-2.pdf



Option 1
FT-100, FT-710, FT-817, FT-818, FT-857, FT-891, FT-897,
FT-450, FT-950, FT-991, FT-DX1200, FT-DX3000, FT-DX10, FT-DX101D/MP

Option 2
FT-920, FT-1000MP, FT-1000MP Mk5 Field, FT-2000, FT-DX5000,
FT-DX-9000 (all variants).

Option 3
FT-890, FT-900


 

Digimode-2-Yaesu $44

 
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FT-Cable-1-USB

USB CAT Control Cable

The interface gives you full USB CAT Control of your Yaesu Transceiver and uses the highly reliable FTDI chipset. It allows you to set and get the frequency and mode of your transceiver using software such as Ham Radio Deluxe and to use the CAT functions within WSJT-X, FLDigi, Echolink and many more. It can be used alongside other Digimode audio interfacing products you may own.

Key Features

  • USB CAT Control Cable
  • Great with Ham Radio Deluxe and other CAT control applications
  • USB CAT cable uses the renowned FTDI Chipset
  • Also allows for PTT Keying via CAT commands if your radio supports this
  • Cable Length 1.8m
  • Works with Windows, Linux and MacOS

The Yaesu FT-Cable-1-USB PDF instruction manual is here:
https://xggcomms.com/userimages/FT-Cable-1-USB.pdf


Full CAT control with on these transceivers
FT-100, FT-817, FT-818, FT-857, FT-897


The standard cable length is 1.8m.

FT-Cable-1-USB $33

 
 

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FT-Cable-2-USB

USB CAT Control Cable

The interface gives you full USB CAT Control of your Yaesu Transceiver and uses the highly reliable FTDI chipset. It allows you to set and get the frequency and mode of your transceiver using software such as Ham Radio Deluxe and to use the CAT functions within WSJT-X, FLDigi, Echolink and many more. It can be used alongside other Digimode audio interfacing products you may own.

Key Features

  • USB CAT Control Cable
  • Great with Ham Radio Deluxe and other CAT control applications
  • USB CAT cable uses the renowned FTDI Chipset
  • Also allows for PTT Keying via CAT commands if your radio supports this
  • Cable Length 1.8m
  • Works with Windows, Linux and MacOS

The Yaesu FT-Cable-2-USB PDF instruction manual is here:
https://xggcomms.com/userimages/Yaesu-FT-Cable-2.pdf



Full CAT control with on these tranceivers.
FT-600, FT-757GX2, FT-890


The standard cable length is 1.8m.

 

FT-Cable-2-USB $33

 
 

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FT-Cable-3-USB

USB CAT Control Cable

The interface gives you full USB CAT Control of your Yaesu Transceiver and uses the highly reliable FTDI chipset. It allows you to set and get the frequency and mode of your transceiver using software such as Ham Radio Deluxe and to use the CAT functions within WSJT-X, FLDigi, Echolink and many more. It can be used alongside other Digimode audio interfacing products you may own.

Key Features

  • USB CAT Control Cable
  • Great with Ham Radio Deluxe and other CAT control applications
  • USB CAT cable uses the renowned FTDI Chipset
  • Also allows for PTT Keying via CAT commands if your radio supports this
  • Cable Length 1.8m
  • Works with Windows, Linux and MacOS

The Yaesu FT-Cable-3-USB PDF instruction manual is here:
https://xggcomms.com/userimages/Yaesu-FT-Cable-3-USB.pdf


Full CAT control with on these transceivers.
FT-736, FT-747, FT-767, FT-767GX, FT-980, FT-990*, FT-1000*, FT-1000D*, FRG-100, FRG-8800 and FRG-9600.

* The FT-990 requires firmware V1.3 and the FT-1000/FT-1000D require Firmware V6.0. Please contact me if you need details of how to check this. I sell V6.0 Upgrade Eproms for the FT-1000/1000D.

* The standard cable length is 1.8m.

FT-Cable-3-USB $33

 
 

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FT-Cable-5-USB

USB CAT Control Cable

The interface gives you full USB CAT Control of your Yaesu Transceiver and uses the highly reliable FTDI chipset. It allows you to set and get the frequency and mode of your transceiver using software such as Ham Radio Deluxe and to use the CAT functions within WSJT-X, FLDigi, Echolink and many more. It can be used alongside other Digimode audio interfacing products you may own.

Key Features

  • USB CAT Control Cable
  • Great with Ham Radio Deluxe and other CAT control applications
  • USB CAT cable uses the renowned FTDI Chipset
  • Also allows for PTT Keying via CAT commands if your radio supports this
  • Cable Length 1.8m
  • Works with Windows, Linux and MacOS

The Yaesu FT-Cable-5-USB PDF instruction manual is here:
https://xggcomms.com/userimages/Yaesu%20Interface%20Guide%20FT-Cable-5-Kit-USB.pdf


Full CAT control with on these transceivers
FT-450, FT-950, FT-991, FT-DX101MPD/MP, FT-1000MP, FT-1000 Mk5 Field, FT-2000, FT-DX9000 and VR-5000.


* The standard cable length is 1.8m.

FT-Cable-5-USB $33

 
 

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FT-1000 & FT-1000D Prom 6.0 upgrade

What do I get?

The supply of one programmed Prom with Yaesu Version 6.0 firmware for the FT-1000 and FT-1000D. Full installation instructions will be provided. All you need are a few basic tools and the confidence to carry out this simple installation on the FT-1000 or FT-1000D. You will need remove the original Rom from it's socket on the the control unit and replace it with the supplied Eprom. The installation can easily be carried out in less than half an hour.

Why do I need to upgrade the firmware?

If you intend to control your FT-1000 or FT-1000D from your PC via the CAT (Computer Aided Transceiver) interface, you are advised to have Firmware 6.0 installed. Although earlier versions of the firmware claimed to be CAT compliant with details published in the transceiver user manual, the data format was found to give problems with many CAT control applications. The problems presented themselves as slow control between the radio and PC or no connection at all. The issue seems to be related to the size of the data block returned by the radio being too long causing the CAT control applications to "time out" or lose synchronisation with the transceiver.

Yaesu recognised this issue and released firmware 6.0 to fix the problem. While the FT-1000 and FT-1000D transceivers were supported by Yaesu, a firmware update programme was made available via Yeasu Dealers. This involved returning the transceiver for installation of the new Rom. However, since the Yaesu support for the transceivers has long been discontinued, the Dealer firmware update option was withdrawn.

This "after-market" firmware update will allow you to bring your FT-1000D up to v6.0 which is the very latest Rom version making the transceiver fully CAT compliant with the many CAT control applications available.

How do I know which firmware is currently installed on my FT-1000D?
This is known as the Las Vegas test. Turn off the transceiver and whilst holding the 1+3 keypad buttons, turn the radio back on. The display will reveal the firmware revision. If your FT-1000 returns "Yaesu 6.00" in the display, you already have the latest firmware version and you do not need to buy this Eprom. Transceivers with firmware revisions lower than 6.00 will benefit from the upgrade if you want to make use of the CAT functionality.

 

FT-1000 & FT-1000D Prom 6.0 upgrade $35
 

 
 

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