Re: Best cable for DATA use?

Mike Hickerson <w0mbh@...>

Hi Guys
Hey The RT System cable the USB K5G cable can be used for programming the radio using what ever program you want.  AND it can be used for DATA 
by plugging it into the control head where the TNC is located.  So if you have two of those cables, like I have, then you can use the computer for data and
programming the radio at the same time as the computer will assign different com ports to each cable.  However you can use one ONE data program at a time.
Data includes, APRS, PACKET, WINLINK et all.  The same cable connected to the radio deck also will handle any firm ware updates offered by Kenwood.
So it is a multi purpose cable and well worth the money


From: <> on behalf of Dennis Yard via Groups.Io <hamandrovers@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:48 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [TMD700A] Best cable for DATA use?
I use my RT Systems D-710 programming cable -  the USB-K5G. 
Plugs into the back of the control head, not the radio body. 


On Thursday, March 12, 2020, 09:44:00 PM PDT, David Erickson <radio@...> wrote:

Hey guys,

I am a new owner of the TM-710G.

I purchased a USB 8 pin cable for the programming but I am not sure
which cable to use for DATA. I am assuming that I need the DATA cable to
access the TNC from my computer. Is that the case?

Thanks in advance, I love this radio.

Dave Erickson - k0dom

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