Digital Display Unit for Elecraft's KAT500 tuner

$119.99

Digital Display for KAT500 description:

BACK ORDERED UNTIL JUNE 10TH

The top line displays the following data directly from the KAT500:

The first letter on the left displays the mode of the KAT500. A=AUTO, M=MANUAL, B=BYPASS.

The second character is the selected antenna. Either 1,2,or 3.

The third letter shows N if the tuner is not in the bypass mode. It will show the letter B if the tuner is manually placed in Bypass. It will also show the letter B if the VSWR is below the Bypass VSWR threshold set with the KAT500 utility.

In the center is the amount of capacitance applied. Shown as pF.
The last set of numbers is the VSWR after the tuner has gone through a tuning cycle. The :1 is implied and not shown.

The bottom line displays the following directly from the KAT500:

The first 2 letters on the left are the state of the tuning circuit. Shown as either a CL network or an LC network.

In the center is the amount of inductance applied. Shown as nH.
The last set of numbers is the VSWR without the KAT500 inductors or capacitors in the RF path. The :1 is implied and not shown.
Note:

The DDU will poll the KAT500 and display screen data changes only when the KAT500 gets new data either from a command or manual tuning.


No USB or serial cable to computer
No com port in Windows to manage
No computer needed
Plug and Play
Connects to the KAT500 with a single 3.5mm patch cable.
Uses the PC DATA jack on the KAT500 tuner.
Includes patch cable, power cable and power Y splitter.


KAT500 Digital Display Unit(DDU) Installation Instructions:



1. Turn power off to your Elecraft KAT500 by unplugging it from the main power source.
2. Connect a power cable from DDU to your power supply. (14.5V max) A 6 foot power cable is supplied with the DDU. The power y splitter is be used if you ordered both KPA500 and KAT500. Only 1 power cable is sent if you ordered both.
3. Using the supplied 3.5mm data cable, connect the 3.5mm stereo end into the 3.5mm jack on the DDU. You can add a high quality stereo patch cable up to the RS232 limit to relocate the DDU to a better viewing location.
4. Connect the other end to the RS232 jack labeled PC DATA on the KAT500.
5. Reconnect main power to the KAT500.
6. Power on the 12 volt source to the DDU.
7. After powering up, the DDU will show the model and version of firmware in the DDU and show "CONNECTING......".
8. Next the DDU will display the serial number of your KAT500 and the firmware version installed on the KAT500 for a short period of time.
9. The main screen will appear. This is displayed as 2 lines of 16 characters.
10. The top line displays the following data directly from the KAT500:
The first character on the left displays the mode of the KAT500. A=AUTO, M=MANUAL, B=BYPASS.
The second character is the selected antenna. Either 1,2,or 3.
The third character shows N if the tuner is not in the bypass mode. It will show the letter B if the tuner is manually placed in Bypass. It will also show the letter B if the VSWR is below the Bypass VSWR threshold set with the KAT500 utility.
In the center is the amount of capacitance applied. Shown as pF.
The last set of numbers is the VSWR after the tuner has gone through a tuning cycle. The :1 is implied and not shown.
11. The bottom line displays the following directly from the KAT500:
The first 2 characters on the left are the state of the tuning circuit. Shown as either a CL network or an LC network.
In the center is the amount of inductance applied. Shown as nH.
The last set of numbers is the VSWR without the KAT500 inductors or capacitors in the RF path. The :1 is implied and not shown.
Note:
The DDU will poll the KAT500 and display screen data changes only when the KAT500 gets new data either from a command or manual tuning.


W2, KAT500 AND KPA500 NOT INCLUDED