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The IF-232C, IF-10A, IF-10B, and IF10-C are no longer available from Kenwood, but replacement units are available from the suppliers below and used units can be found at flea markets and on [http://electronics.search.ebay.com/ham-radio_Accessories eBay]. The IF-232C, IF-10A, IF-10B, and IF10-C are no longer available from Kenwood, but replacement units are available from the suppliers below and used units can be found at flea markets and on [[http://electronics.search.ebay.com/ham-radio_Accessories|eBay]].
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If you use one of your PC's USB ports, [:PreventUSBPortPowerDown: configure Windows to not automatically power down this port]. If you use one of your PC's USB ports, [[PreventUSBPortPowerDown| configure Windows to not automatically power down this port]].
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'''[http://www.microham-usa.com/Products/USB.html microHAM USB Interface II]''' (recommended) '''[[http://www.microham-usa.com/Products/USB.html|microHAM USB Interface II]]''' (recommended)
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[http://home.att.net/~n8st/rigcontrol.html Donner Digital Interfaces] [[http://home.att.net/~n8st/rigcontrol.html|Donner Digital Interfaces]]
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[http://www.piexx.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=21&zenid=372a65df183a4b3650dfc11f4352c63f Piexx TS-140 IF-10C and IF-232C interface replacement] [[http://www.piexx.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=21&zenid=372a65df183a4b3650dfc11f4352c63f|Piexx TS-140 IF-10C and IF-232C interface replacement]]
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[http://www.piexx.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=22 Piexx TS-711/TS-811 IF-10A and IF-232C interface replacement] [[http://www.piexx.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=22|Piexx TS-711/TS-811 IF-10A and IF-232C interface replacement]]
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[http://www.piexx.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20&zenid=372a65df183a4b3650dfc11f4352c63f Piexx TS-940 IF-10B and IF-232C interface replacement] [[http://www.piexx.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20&zenid=372a65df183a4b3650dfc11f4352c63f|Piexx TS-940 IF-10B and IF-232C interface replacement]]
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[http://www.hosenose.com/detail.asp?product_id=LCU-CHSET1 W1GEE IC-10 replacement] [[http://www.hosenose.com/detail.asp?product_id=LCU-CHSET1|W1GEE IC-10 replacement]]
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[http://g4zlp.co.uk/unified/KenwoodCAT.htm ZLP Electronices IF-232 replacement] [[http://g4zlp.co.uk/unified/KenwoodCAT.htm|ZLP Electronices IF-232 replacement]]
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[:GettingStarted:Getting Started with DXLab] [[GettingStarted|Getting Started with DXLab]]

Connecting an Kenwood Transceiver to your PC

PC control of an Kenwood transceiver requires either an level-conversion interface or a cable, as a function of the model:

Model

Interface

TS-50

IF-10D + IF-232C

TS-140

IF-10C + IF-232C

TS-440

IC-10 + IF-232C

TS-450

IF-232C

TS-480

straight-through female 9-pin RS232 to female RS232 cable

TS-570

straight-through female 9-pin RS232 to female RS232 cable

TS-590

standard USB cable (A-male to B-male)

TS-680

IF-10C + IF-232C

TS-690

IF-232C

TS-711

IF-10A + IF-232C

TS-790

IF-10C + IF-232C

TS-811

IF-10A + IF-232C

TS-850

IF-232C

TS-870

straight-through female 9-pin RS232 to female RS232 cable

TS-940

IF-10B + IF-232C

TS-950

IF-232C

TS-2000

straight-through female 9-pin RS232 to female RS232 cable

The IF-232C, IF-10A, IF-10B, and IF10-C are no longer available from Kenwood, but replacement units are available from the suppliers below and used units can be found at flea markets and on eBay.

When using an IF-232C or equivalent, two cables are required:

  • a male 6-pin DIN to male 6-pin DIN cable to connect the transceiver and IF-232C
  • a male 25-pin RS-232 to female 9-pin RS-232 cable to connect the IF-232C and PC serial port

If you use one of your PC's USB ports, configure Windows to not automatically power down this port.

Commercial Interfaces

microHAM USB Interface II (recommended)

Donner Digital Interfaces

Piexx TS-140 IF-10C and IF-232C interface replacement

Piexx TS-711/TS-811 IF-10A and IF-232C interface replacement

Piexx TS-940 IF-10B and IF-232C interface replacement

W1GEE IC-10 replacement

ZLP Electronices IF-232 replacement

You'll find product reviews of the above, along with more alternatives at http://www.eham.net/reviews/products/53


Transceiver Control

Getting Started with DXLab

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