This handy cable allows control of your Kenwood transceiver by your computer.
- Every cable is individually assembled and tested in our UK workshop
- Superior quality USB to serial chips for guaranteed reliability
- Length approx 1.7m/5ft 6ins - long enough even if your PC is under your desk
- Extend up to 5m by adding a USB extension cable (not included)
For example, you can use remote control software like Ham Radio Deluxe or edit and backup your memory channels easily. Contest and logging software can fetch your operating frequency and mode direct from the radio. If you are working satellites, your computer can automatically track your transmit and receive frequencies and compensate for doppler shift.
One end of the cable has a DB9 female which connects to the COM socket on the radio. The other end has a USB plug which connects to the PC's USB port. The cable contains a USB to serial converter, so the radio appears as a COM (serial) port on the PC.
Our standard cable uses the SiLabs CP2102 USB to serial chipset.
This premium version uses the FTDI FT232RL chipset.
Both work with all current versions of Windows.
For more detailed information please read our USB chipset information page.
Please note that a CAT cable is not an audio interface for datamodes.
FTDI USB COM Cat control cable for Kenwood TS-480 TS-570 TS-870 TS-2000 TM-D700
- Product Code: USBDB9F-F
- Availability: In Stock
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