For Pactor a Pactor audio cable is required. This cable carries the audio signals for Pactor and the PTT information. Frequency, band and mode is selected manually on the radio.
If you want to have the frequency and mode controlled automatically by the Pactor controller, an additional CAT cable is required. If the software you use supports CAT commands the Pactor operation becomes as easy as sending an e-mail: Just click on 'Send' (for example with Airmail/Winlink2000) and the software will set the transceiver to the required frequency. Then it tries to connect to a mailbox. If this fails anonther frequency is selected automatically and tried there.
For packet radio another cable between the PTC and the VHF/UHF radio is required.
We offer cables for some transceivers. Of course it is also possible to build these cables yourselves, the required connectors for the PTC are included.
Pactor audio cable Icom standard
This cable connects the PTC-IIpro/PTC-IIusb/PTC-IIex directly to the ACC socket of an Icom transceiver, standard on most Icom rigs. IC-706/703/718 requires an Icom adaptor cable OPC-599 or use the SCS audio cable 40105.110 (below).