N4PY Pegasus Plus Program for Flex, Yaesu, Ten Tec, Elecraft and Kenwood Radios Current Version 4.55
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This is the N4PY Pegasus Plus Control Program. It will control a Pegasus, Jupiter, Omni VII, RX-320, RX-330, RX-331, RX-340, RX-350, RX-400, Rohde & Schwarz XK2000 series and EK-890, Kachina 505DSP, Argonaut V, Elecraft K2, Elecraft K3, Elecraft KX3, Elecraft KX2, Elecraft K4, Kenwood TS-850, TS-950, TS-570, TS-870, TS-480, TS-590, TS-2000, TS-990, Yaesu FT-450, FT-950, FT-1200 series, FT-991, FT-891, FT-2000 series, FT-3000 series, FT-5000 series, FT-9000 series, FTDX101D, FTDX101MP, FTDX10, or Flex 6000 series, FLEX-5000, FLEX-3000, FLEX-1500, and SDR-1000 as a primary radio. Additionally, it will allow an RX-320, RX-350, second pegasus, second Jupiter, or second Elecraft K2 to be used as a sub-receiver to the primary radio with the sub-receiver following VFO B. And with the Omni VII as the primary radio, you can have the RX-320, Pegasus, Jupiter, or RX-340 as the sub-receiver. This allows for full dual receive capabilty for DXer's. The software also allows the seemless use of transverters for the VHF/UHF bands with the display showing the transverter frequency. Full configurability directly from the program is available. Additionally, there is a save/restore feature for the internal memories of the Jupiter, RX-350, and Argonaut V. You can also run the Jupiter, Omni VII, or Argonaut V in Front Panel control mode and have the program monitor the operation of the these radios. This allows the software to export a pegasus file interface to any logging program that can work with a pegasus. The end result is you can now have full logging control of the Jupiter, Argonaut V, or Omni VII while they are in front panel control.
The Tentec Omni VII is fully supported in 3 different ways. The first way is to run it is in Omni VII front panel mode and then operate the Omni VII from either the program or directly on the Omni VII. In this mode the Omni VII command set is limited so the program has limited control over the radio. The second way is to run it in Omni VII serial remote mode using the local serial port. This mode gives the program 100% control of the radio and is the recommended way to run it locally. The third way to run it is in Omni VII ethernet remote mode. This mode provides 100% control from a remote location. Both transmit and receive audio without a computer at the Omni VII location is fully supported in this way.
The Elecraft K2 can be used as the primary radio. Additionally, an rx320 or second K2 can be added to the primary K2 for full dual receive. When two K2's are used, the exported operating frequency for logging programs is based on the last transceiver that transmitted. When using this program with a K2, you can still use logging programs by configuring the logging programs to use a TenTec Pegasus file interface. The K2 can simultaneously be controlled from the program or the K2 front panel.
The N4PY Pegasus Plus program can control PowerSDR for any Flex radio.
Reasons to use the N4PY program with your Elecraft K3:
Tap and hold buttons no longer necessary. There are separate buttons for each function
Front panel control of noise blanker values
Bset on the K3 no longer needs to be used.
All subreceiver controls are readily accessible.
The Subreceiver S meter shows all the time along with the main receiver S meter.
Front panel control of antenna selection including receiver only ant
My help and adding features as required quickly
control of external antenna tuners
Separate band buttons for CW and SSB.
Band buttons for SWL with user definable ranges
Very quick up 5 button for being the first one to be at announced new listening frequency
Most functions can be controlled with mouse wheel, not just frequency.
Separate default AGC settings by mode
Frequency event timer to allow automatic changing of frequency by times for
an unattended receiver to listen to on the internet
10 minute automatic CW ID
Separate comport for Steppir and External amplifier control
Full K1EL winkey keyer support
Transmit protection by license class to not allow transmit unless ok with license class. This includes mode and prevents accidental transmission of SSB in the CW portion of 40 meters. Power level saved for each band. And also power output for an amplifier is saved by each band. And CW band is separate from an SSB band.
The Kenwood TS-850, TS-570, TS-870, TS-480, TS-590, and TS-2000 can be used as the primary radio. You can add a tentec rx320 and get full HF dual receiver operation. When using this program with a Kenwood radio, you can still use logging programs by configuring the logging programs to use a TenTec Pegasus file interface. The Kenwood radio can simultaneously be controlled from the program or the radio front panel.
The program will control both receivers in the Kenwood TS-950 for full HF dual receive operation. The program will not control the sub-receiver in the TS-2000 since the TS-2000 sub-receiver is VHF/UHF only.
When using the RX-330, RX-331, or RX-340 top of the line receivers with a Pegasus or Jupiter , the program allows full transceive operation. The RX-331/RX-340 becomes the main receiver with the Pegasus/Jupiter receiver following VFO B to allow full dual receive. This is a dynamite setup representing the ultimate transceiver configuration. The software will also allow the RX-331 or RX-340 to be used standalone without a Pegasus or Jupiter. There is a small modification required to the Pegasus/Jupiter to allow the two receivers to share the same antenna. Also, a fairly simple interface box must be constructed for the software to control muting between the two radios. There is a review of this software at www.eham.net under HF Transceivers "Ten-Tec RX340/Pegasus System".
With the new Flex-1500 (or even a used SDR-1000 1 watt version for around $200) now available from Flex Radio, you can now add the fantastic Flex Radio real time panadapter to your radio when using N4PY software. The N4PY Pegasus Radio Control program will allow you to add any Flex radio (the brand new Flex-1500 is only $579) to your main radio. With this Flex radio configured along with your radio, you will see 48 khz to 192 khz of spectrum around the frequency your radio is tuned for. Additionally, you will be able to mouse click on signals displayed on the panadapter and your radio will automatically tune exactly to them. This will give you the benefits of a Flex radio on your radio. Operation of the pair of radios this way works really well and even adds dual receive. And the best part is no modifications to your radio are required.
You can also use an RFSpace SDR-IQ Radio or Microtelecom Perseus receiver as a full Panadapter.
Price:$65 for first time registration includes both the N4PY Icom program and N4PY Orion program. New Version Renewal fee: $30 to get new versions for another year
Just a word here about the renewal policy. When you purchase the program for the first time registration fee, you also get free program updates for all following versions for one year. At the end of the year, if you want to continue to get new versions for another year, you pay the renewal fee. If you decide not to renew, the version you have will still continue to run forever.