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Searching for COP-427 cable

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Rick_in_MT

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I have an old Icom F30LT handheld and I'm searching for the OPC-427 cable for
it. No luck so far. Anyone have any suggestions? I keep an eye on ebay but no
joy the last few months. I have the software just no cable. And I've also found
a keypad hack so I've been able to program it but its a real pain to do it
manually. :)

Any help appreciated. Thanks.


Rick
 

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Sorry-- Still looking for it....
The OPC-478 (not OCP-427) has a db-9 serial on one end, and a 3.5mm stereo plug on the other. The OPC478U is the same thing with 3.5mm to USB. The F3G-series and many newer radios (not F30G-series, F3x6x-series, F50 or F70's) have a 2-pin connector and take this programming cable. These are common on eBay.

The F30G series (not the F30LT) have the 9-pin flat side connector. They use the OPC-966 or OPC-966U. Also fits F3x6x, F50 and F70's.

Looking through the dealer knowledge base I found a handwritten reference to the OPC-427, (Not OCP- and not -478) on the back of the F30LT programming guide pdf. That was all.

You might try searching OPC-427 instead. Failing that, get an OPC-478 and experiment.

I suspect that the serial interface is the same between the OPC-427 and OPC-478, and only the end connector is different. The OPC-478 with a 3.5 MM to RJ45 adapter is also used to program the F300 and F1000 mobiles, and the FR3000 repeater; it stands to reason that the same applies here. Only the ground (3.5mm base) and CLON(e) (3.5mm ring) line are used. Tip is not connected. Nothing fancy. The F30LT voltage diagram shows pin 12 on the PA unit J1 connector as CLON and pin 14 as ground.


Anyone out there more familiar with these?
 
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You're right-- COP/OCP was a typo. No wonder I didn't get many replies... :)
Thanks, I'll keep trying..

Rick
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