Yaesu FT-dx1200 IF Tap Panadapter Mod
I used the cable that came with my dongle and ran the cable out through a vent slot in the back panel of the rig... an easy and simple thing. Pix follow.
HDSDR and HRD 184.108.40.206... (free version) running with the FT-dx1200. Change any one of them and all change.
Rig, HDSDR, & HRD are in sync.
I ran the cable down through the opening at the top left corner of the board and out through the vents.
The IF tap point. Not much space in there... a needle point soldering tip is a must. "Use some fixative to hold the capacitor firmly to the relay. Solder one end of a small capacitor (10 - 22 pF) to pin 3 of the relay RL1007 and the other end to the copper core of a thin coaxial cable (50 - 75 ohm impedance). The copper shield of the cable can be soldered to a ground lug and secured with the screw just adjacent to the relay" -- DG8MG. I think I used a 20 pF cap I had on hand.
A wire tie is used to secure the coax. The mini-coax is a couple of feet long and I just allow the dongle to dangle... hihi. From there I have it connected with a USB extension cable. A "when I get around to it" would possible be to install a panel mount jack and label it. For now it all works just fine. Since the I have HDSDR to interface to HRD I always run HRD before HDSDR.