Sunday, February 3, 2008

VX-1R Computer Programming

As you may know, there is a Yaesu branded programming cable for the vx-1r which is really expensive, but there is a very simple and almost free alternative.

First, the software you need is called VX-1R WinControler written by Bodo Schneider(DL4CU), it is availible as free download here.

Then you need the interface between the transciever and your PC.



The interface is really cheap and easy to build.

You also need a four conductor 3.5 mm plug to connect the interface to the radio.



If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is great information as I just got my VX-1R out of storage aftering semi-retiring to become a full-time RVer. Unfortunately my laptop computer does not have a serial port since many applications today are USB based. I can drool about this mod though! Thanks, Dave - KU9L

steve said...

Has anyone used the usb programming cables sold on ebay?

steve said...

has anyone used the usb cables sold on ebay?

Anonymous said...

This page is great! Thanks a lot from Argentina

Anonymous said...

my vx1-R will not accept computer software from rt soft ware the radio wont upload to th computer to be able to download the freqs for booth dual bands vhf and uhf