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Confusion about radio-computer interfaces: TNC, CAT, TRRS, Wolphi Link, ...?

First of all, don't feel to overwhelmed! This can be a bit confusing at the start, but once you understand the pattern and historical development, things will get a bit simpler. So fist of all, you'...
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What equipment do I need to receive radio and connect to PC for listening

A generic search term you might use is “Software Defined Radio” or SDR (a topic which covers much more than your specific question). Equipment possibilities for your specific question includes SDR ...
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computer control for Yaesu FT-450

I'm not aware of an application that has full control of every feature. However, there are a variety of applications available that work for basic functions. FLRIG will give you many of the most ...
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computer control for Yaesu FT-450

Yaesu makes software like what you're looking for: Go the yaesu.com and find the FT-450D page, click on the Files tab, and look for: PCC-450 Software V1.13 and Reference Manual (07/18/14) The PCC-...
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What contemporary digital modes do not require a GUI?

You're confusing the transceiver implementation with mode as is. Every single mode, as long as it's not used to transported to transport graphics, can be operated without a GUI. Whether or not an ...
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What equipment do I need to receive radio and connect to PC for listening

I agree with hotpaw2 but there's an even cheaper solution. You can also use the many different webSDR's that are around the world. With those you only need an internet connection. These are some ...
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how to sink 9-15v under control of 5v or 3.3v pin to 'key-down' transceiver?

Keying to ground is simple enough with a single transistor and a resistor. This will work at 3.3 or 5 volts. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab The Pixie seems to put ...
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Odd Yaesu CAT command of MS which the docs name as "Meter SW"

Its meters are on screen and selectable via soft menus as opposed to a hard knob (the multipurpose Func knob is used to select). The MS command SWitches(sic) the actively displayed Menu.
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Can't connect to my Yaesu FT5D on Windows, what could be the problem?

This specific error says: A request for the USB device descriptor has failed In other words, the USB device did not respond to being asked what it is. (see how the device manager can't even say what ...
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Is an Icom radio’s model ID info available via a CI-V command?

ICOM uses "other" CI-V commands to interrogate the radio. If you have any of the radios which use their "Cloning Software" you will notice that there is an "Information" ...
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Yaesu FT817ND + (Bluetooth) CAT control + ESP32 microcontroller: reading SWR "programmatically"?

it looks like the flrig folks have it sorted out. From the flrig source file in src/rigs/yaesu/FT817.cxx: ...
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Easy Digi PTT circuit with Baofeng or Kenwood HT stays on after transmitting on VHF

Add a 0.1uF or 0.01uF ceramic cap between the signal line and ground to short out any stray RF that is getting into the input and possibly output pins of your circuit. A low value series resistor of ...
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how to sink 9-15v under control of 5v or 3.3v pin to 'key-down' transceiver?

You could comfortably switch the Pixie directly, because the voltage on the base of Q3 when the key is open would be only 3.4 V when the supply voltage is 16 V. That voltage is set by the R5/R6 ...
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Does the 450D work with Winlink and allow Winlink to control changing frequencies and bands?

With correct settings for the transceiver's CAT interface in the Winlink software, Winlink should be able to control the transceiver. There should be no need for another "computer control program&...
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Kenwood TM-D710E in packet mode: does not transmit

Found out what it is. Something really stupid. Before I had a TNC-PI. That TNC-PI modem just starts sending as sook as it gets data. The Kenwood on the other hand checks for a signal on the waves. If ...
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Ten Tec Argo IV wont connect to Fldigi on R Pi

If you don’t see ttyusb0 when you plug the radio into a Linux machine, but the COM port appears when you plug it into a Windows machine, then it sounds like you need to find a Linux driver for the USB-...
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What equipment do I need to receive radio and connect to PC for listening

Other answers here cover SDR well, but software defined radio with dedicated SDR hardware is not the only way to do radio things with a computer. You can also take nearly any radio with a speaker ...
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Using an OPC-478 programming cable for CI-V

I finally obtained one of the described adapters, and I can confirm that yes, it does indeed work fine.
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computer control for Yaesu FT-450

Yes, remote control is not only possible, but it is easy. The FT-450D is not like a naked SDR. It may be one internally, but it does not need a program like SDR# to operate it. That being said, ...
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Looking for a UHF / VHF transceiver for PC.`

You will need a VOX circuit, and optionally, a VOX program. As long as the radio you are connected to is type certified, it is perfectly legal to connect it to a PC for the purposes of transmitting ...
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