N4PY Pegasus Plus Program for Flex, Yaesu, Ten Tec, Elecraft and Kenwood Radios
Current Version 4.10C
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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,
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-2000 series, FT-3000 series, FT-5000 series, FT-9000 series or 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.
Click here for screen shot of setup with new BOB SMeter from Woodbox 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
- Frequency scan
- Separate comport for Steppir and External amplifier control
- Full K1EL winkey keyer support
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
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.
Click here for a screen shot of the Omni VII running with a Flex radio.
WD5FUN has found a nice way to add a $130 panadapter.
Price:$65 for first time registration
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.
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