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"host mode" for tablet - dStar id-51a plus?

Apr 29th 2017, 22:32

0001490519H80

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I bought a tablet and special cable ( about $ 175) to control my id-51a plus dStar HT.

The tablet won't see the cable. ICOM told me I should make sure the tablet has "host mode".

Anybody know how to do that? The tablet runs Android 6.0
May 1st 2017, 12:31

W1VT

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This page has a link to test reports on devices claiming to have "host mode."
It is usually an advertised feature. The first place to look is list of features for your tablet.
https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/36887/how-can-i-determine-if-my-device-has-usb-host-mode-otg-support

Zack Lau W1VT
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May 1st 2017, 13:35

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Host mode is apparently the same as OTG (on the go) USB support. See Wikipedia article. There are numerous Android apps in Google Play to check your device. Search for "OTG checker".
May 5th 2017, 23:38

0001490519H80

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PROBLEM SOLUTION

I took it to the local computer guy. For $24 I learned that on the id-51a you go ..
Menu -> Function ->Cl-V-> Cl-V(Data Jack)

and you're in the groove.
PS: Good luck finding that in the documentation.

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