I have an Icom 706 (original version) and am using the digi-rig cables to connect the ACC and CIV port to my digi-rig. Everything has worked tremendously well so far. Mostly used the rig on FT8 and Winlink.
I am looking to build it out into a rack mounted kit, and one component I may add is the MFJ-1708-SDR switch so that I can use an RSP1A to capture the the whole HF spectrum. Maybe tie into some form of rig control etc.
I am not interested in using the RF Sense functionality as I don’t trust it based on reviews, and would like to have a control line from my 706 to the MFJ-1708. The issue, is the ACC slot is used for the Digirig cables.
I am open to the idea of opening up the ACC 13pin Din cable to splice in another line that goes to the control port on the MFJ-1708. I assume that wouldn’t cause any issues … right?
Does anyone have any alternative suggestions on how to connect the Icom 706 to both the digirig and the MFJ-1708 at the same time?
Thanks and 73