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-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 [http://electronics.search.ebay.com/ham-radio_Accessories eBay].

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

Commercial Interfaces

[http://www.microham-usa.com/Products/USB.html microHAM USB Interface II] (recommended)

[http://home.att.net/~n8st/rigcontrol.html Donner Digital Interfaces]

[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&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&products_id=20&zenid=372a65df183a4b3650dfc11f4352c63f Piexx TS-940 IF-10B and IF-232C interface replacement]

[http://www.hosenose.com/detail.asp?product_id=IF-10R W1GEE IF-10A/B/C replacement]

[http://www.hosenose.com/detail.asp?product_id=LCU-CHSET1 W1GEE IC-10 replacement]

[http://g4zlp.co.uk/unified/KenwoodCAT.htm 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


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