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

TS-140

IF-10C + IF-232C + male 6-pin DIN to female RS232 cable

TS-440

IC-10 + IF-232C + male 6-pin DIN to female RS232 cable

TS-450

IF-232C + male 6-pin DIN to female RS232 cable

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 + male 6-pin DIN to female RS232 cable

TS-711

IF-10A + IF-232C + male 6-pin DIN to female RS232 cable

TS-790

IF-10C + IF-232C + male 6-pin DIN to female RS232 cable

TS-811

IF-10A + IF-232C + male 6-pin DIN to female RS232 cable

TS-850

IF-10C + IF-232C + male 6-pin DIN to female RS232 cable

TS-870

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

TS-940

IF-10B + IF-232C + male 6-pin DIN to female RS232 cable

TS-950

IF-10C + IF-232C + male 6-pin DIN to female RS232 cable

TS-2000

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

Notes:

If your PC has no free RS232 serial ports, you can use an USB-to-serial-port adaptor (e.g. from Belkin or ByteRunner), or you can choose an alternative interface that uses a USB interface rather than a serial port interface.

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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