LOW-COST PANADAPTER FOR YAESU FT-2000D!

Funcube Dongle

Advantages:
-No changes in the radio Yaesu FT-2000D. Using only the parked coaxial cable intended for DMU-2000.
The cable can be restored very easily.
Low-cost 269 USD (399 USD including optional software) in Sweden compared to DMU price $ 830 in the U.S. and $ 2,460 in Sweden.

Article list:
-Funcube Dongle
-SMA to BNC Adapter
Coaxial cable in the BX-055 Gehäuse kit SDR-Spectrum Bucket for FT-950/2000 from BOX73, Funk Amateur Service, GmbH
USB cable extension if the distance between your FT-2000D and the computer is longer than coaxial cable
-Miniature coaxial connectors TMPS01XC1 from BOX73, Funk Amateur Service, GmbH
-PowerSDR-IF software WU2X
-VSPE software from Essential Logic if you want to use panadapter while your logging software (optional).
-NGenlog software nGenlog. (Optional)

1. Install and familiarize yourself with Funcube dongle as described in the document "Funcube Dongle An Introduction"
2. Install coaxial cable in the FT-2000D. Use the connector labeled "H". View images
and also instructions on RF Space support IF-2000
3. Install the software PowerSDR-IF from WU2X
4. Connect Funcube dongle between the coaxial cable from the FT-2000D and your computer's USB port.
5. Start FCHid software. See photos of settings.
6. Start VSPE and create a virtual port. See pictures of my settings. Port 4 is the real port and 10 is the virtual port. Use the same port settings that you use in the FT-2000D setup.
7. Start PowerSDR-IF software. See photos of settings.
8. Start logging program and connect to the virtual port.

If you do not want to use logging program simultaneously with PowerSDR-IF software, you dont need the VSPE software. In the pictures, you must change the port 10 to the correct port to your FT-2000D.

Female connectors Combined female connector
Inside FT-2000D Inside FT-2000D isolated

 

FCHid settings Rig settings
IF settings Audio settings
IF settings

 

vspe_0 VSPE_1
VSPE_2  

Panadapter

Panadapter output USB

My intention with this information is to help other interested HAMs to a low cost solution of a panadapter function and
hopefully we can exchange information on how to get this panadpater function to perform as well as possible.

Many thanks to Graham G4CPD for the idea and help with the settings above.

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