ID-5100 Mobile Up & Running

I was able to use Digirig with my Icom ID-5100. If you want to find out how to set it up, email me.

Happy to hear you got your Icom ID-5100 running with Digirig. I had some operators asking about it.
Please share any information you can in this public post. Thank you.

I’d like to know the magic to get my ID-5100 to play nice with the digirig. I’ve been fighting to get it to work with the Digipi for a awhile now, and require more head banging and hair pulling.
Thanks

4Bs/73
Kilovolt

I have an 8 page screen page print with detailed instructions. I just uploaded this into a PDF. I also show the right cable to connect to the ID-5100. Let me know if you have any questions.
Digirig Settings For ID-5100_Vs_2.0.pdf (400.4 KB)

I use this with fldigi and have all the settings you need to make this work.
Hope this helps!!

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Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

I’m trying to understand the functions of the devices in the chain, specifically USB extension and FTDI based serial UART. There may be a way to simplify this setup.

Looking at the manual, one of the connectivity options is a direct serial port cable to the radio (OPC-1529R):

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Digirig happens to have a serial UART of its own so it should be possible to connect the radio straight to it. The pinout for the serial port on the Digirig’s side looks like this:

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Matching that to the terminal information above, the straight 1:1 TRS cable should work. The fact that OPC-1529R accessory uses DB9 connector suggests that the serial port’s levels are RS-232; Digirig can be configured for that.

Let me know if you see any fault in this approach.

Thanks for sharing,this may be my next challenge.

4Bs/73

Kilovolt

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Make sure in fldigi you set it to FM right under the frequency in top right corner. I did not show that correctly. Let me know how I can help. Have fun!!

It should work IF you have a RF-232 port. I have a laptop so there is no RS-232 port for me to connect. I would have to add another RS-232 to USB A cable (male to female) to make it work. I only have USB A ports so I just used an USB A Female to Female adapter. Hope this helps describe my situation and limitations.

MJ

If you have digirig 1.6 or later then your computer has RS-232 port through it. For configuration information see “Duplex serial CAT with RS-232 levels” section of this page.

Which of the Digirig units did you purchase?
Thanks
4Bs/73

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