Re: Radio communication

Stephen Rabinowitz

You don't have to terminate all of DXLab when you power down, just turn off Commander. That's what I do and it works fine.
73, Steve K2SN

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On Dec 26, 2018, at 7:28 PM, Gilbert Baron W0MN <w0mn00@...> wrote:
RS232, not about to do that. I would have to use a USB to RS343 adapter. I
am using WKUSB keyer too. I have no RS232 on computer. I will either
remember to hit the reset or to terminate DXLabs when I turn off the radio
and to start it after turning it on. The turn off I meant is by turning off
the po2er supply. I did not try the front panel. Maybe that would work but I
really do not want to do it that way as the power supply powers some other
things too. Thanks for the explanation.

Outlook Laptop Gil W0MN
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-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 15:33
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Radio communication

I should have mentioned that you can also eliminate the behavior you
describe below by connecting your PC to your TS590 via the latter's RS232


Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Radio communication

+ AA6YQ comments below

If I turn off the Kenwood TS590SG at say 14250. When I turn the radio back
on Commander is no longer communicating. I must do a reset to get it back.
Is this normal? I do not remember that happening with the TS870 I used to
have but perhaps it was. Is there any way to prevent that? I assume that
once it stops getting a response from the radio that it just stops trying.
Not a big problem if I remember but it is easy to come back on the same band
and log an incorrect mode or frequency. Perhaps I should just get used to
closing DXLab apps when I am going to turn off the radio

+ Unlike your TS870, your TS590 creates a virtual COM port when
+ connected to your radio via a USB cable. When you power the radio
down, that virtual COM port disappears.

+ Some transceivers that create virtual COM ports avoid this behavior by
+ keeping the virtual COM port alive while they are powered
off via the front panel.

+ Clicking the Reset button in the upper-right corner of its
+ Configuration window's General tab will cause Commander to reconnect
with your TS590 after you power it back up.


Dave, AA6YQ

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