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Oh, 1 more thing from the manual:
• A PC equipped with
an RS-232C serial port.
• One straight cable. This cable must have a 9-pin
D-Sub RS-232C female connector at one end, and
at the other end a 9-pin or a 25-pin D-Sub
RS-232C female connector that mates with the
RS-232C port of your computer.
• Transceiver control application
Take a close look. "One straight
cable" This is a bugaboo with the TS-2000, it needs a
cable with the pins wired between the 2 connectors in a 1-for-1
fashion pin 1 to pin 1, pin 2 to pin 2, etc. without the otherwise
helpful crossover where most cables switch wires - where pin 2 is wired
to pin 3 on the opposing connectors, and 3 to 2 going the other
way. It needs to be wired Pin 2 to pin 2, and pin 3 to pin
I _think_ this is what you need:
An extension cable _should_ logically not swap those pins 2 and 3, and
that's what you need for the TS-2000.
At 09:46 AM 11/7/2016, you wrote:
I just fired up my system, and here are my settings for my
First, I checked the radio itself, using menu 56 to see that the rig is
using 9600 for the com port settings. You can change it to
whatever you want, I think the default was 4800 when I first started
setting this up.
I'm using Kenwood 2 settings on the ACL software.
Have 9.6 rselected in the ACL software
Have Parity = none selected in the ACL software
Have Data Bits = 8 selected in the ACL software
Have Stop bits = 1 selected in the ACL software
Under "Connector Power" have RTS selected in the ACL
Have "Radio Polling" = 2 sec selected in the ACL
Have "Mode Determined by Rig" selected in the ACL
Have "Use Frequency on Main Form" checked in the check
box selected in the ACL software
Command to read frequency is (either IF; or LF;) not sure which selected
in the ACL software
Checking the TS-2000 manual, "IF;", as in India Foxtrot, is the
correct command to send the TS-2000 to read the transceiver parameters
including the frequency.
Command to read mode is BD; selected in the ACL software
Looking at the manual, I kinda question the "BD" for reading
the mode, but that's what its set to and it works, so don't ask me.
The manual says that "BD;" moves the band down, as opposed to
"BU;" which moves the band up. But... that's what I
have, and again it seems to work.
At 07:33 PM 11/6/2016, you wrote:
First, my apologies for my FFS (fat finger syndrome) that allowed me to
send a blank message. Please overlook an old man's problems.
I am have a rig control issue with ACL 5.x and my TS-2000.
Under the Settings tab:
Select Rig = Kenwood2 (and I have also tried Kenwood)
COM3 in use
Baud Rate = 9.6 (and all others tested as well)
N82 for Parity, bits, stop (also tried N81)
Connection Power = RTS
Polling Rate = 2 sec (all other values also tested)
Mode Determined = Radio
Use Frequency on Main Form is checked.
Polling Test seems normal.
"To test the change frequency command..." works for frequency
Multi Radio Configuration is not used.
The issue is when rig control is active and I enter a Call, tab over to
Date (correctly filled), then tab over to Band ACL will always fill the
box as "20" not the band the radio is actually tuned to. If I
manually set the Band to something like "40" it is immediately
reset to "20".
The Power box will default to "25" and will not track the power
setting on the TS-2000.
Also, when I tab to the Frequency field the default is displayed as
"7.070" and will not track the radio.
Call sign look up is correct.
I suspect there is something I'm overlooking but I can't find it. Any
ideas or suggestions are most welcome. No flames, please.
Thanks in advance and best 73 to all.