Some transceivers require a full PC to be remotely controlled over the Internet - with the FT-DX101, a small, energy-efficient interface is sufficient - the SCU-LAN10.
Yaesu SCU-LAN10 Network Interface Remote Control for FTDX 101D and MP
Yaesu has not deliberately built a network interface into its top-of-the-range transceivers to reduce software complexity and also to keep costs within reasonable limits. In return, there is now an option for users who want convenient remote operation - without the need for a large computer in the remote location.
The SCU-LAN10 interface is connected to the FT-DX101D or FT-DX101MP via a USB cable, and the Ethernet interface to the home router (cable not included). Using free PC software (Windows 7/8/10, 32 and 64-bit), you can access the transceiver remotely from anywhere in the world - it could be the table next door or in the garden, but also the hotel room in another time zone. The advantage - you never miss a rare DX station because you travel. Another option is for club stations that want to make the high-quality transceiver available to many members in a quiet and remote place with large antennas.
Yaesu's 'PC Remote Control Software' delivers the operation as if you were sitting directly at the unit. A standard PC headset is required for operation. The PTT is managed with the mouse. The large computer screen is used to the full advantage, because the division of the cascading display of both bands can be expertly combined and distributed with commands. And if you just want to listen, the bandscope can be displayed very large all over the screen - definitely an attraction for the next public presentation in the club!
Please note that the transceivers must be equipped with the following SW (or newer) versions in order to use the SCU-LAN10 interface.
- MAIN: V01-14
- DISPLAY: V01-06
- IF DSP: V01-05
- SDR: V02-03