This handy cable allows control of your Kenwood transceiver by your computer.
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 6 pin DIN plug which connects to the ACC1 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 port on the PC. It is designed as a USB replacement for the Kenwood IF-232C interface. (On the TS-450S/690S the ACC1 socket is on the left side panel of the case.) High quality screened cable, length approx 1.5m/5ft (if required, you can add a USB extension cable up to a total of 5m long).
The cable will also work with the following radios, but only if they have the correct Kenwood interface board installed:
With IF-10A: TS-711A, TS-811A
With IF-10B: TS-940S
With IF-10C: TS-140S, TS-680S
With IF-10D: TS-50S, TS-60S
With IC-10: TS-440S, R-5000
This cable uses the highly regarded FTDI FT232RL chip which works with all these operating systems:
- Windows 10
- Windows 8 and 8.1
- Windows 7
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows Vista
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows XP
- Windows ME
- Windows 98
- Mac OS X
- Mac OS 9
- Mac OS 8
- Windows CE.NET (Version 4.2 and greater)
Please note that a CAT cable is not an audio interface for datamodes.
USB COM Cat control cable Kenwood TS-450S TS-690S TS-790 TS-850S TS-950S/DX
- Brand: TechnoFix
- Product Code: Cat6pKwd-F
- Availability: In Stock
Tags: TS-450S, TS-690S, TS-790, TS-850S, TS-950S, TS-950DX, TS-440S, TS-440AT
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