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Re: D700A TNC???

Amir Findling K9CHP <sarlabs@...>
 

Check your USB-serial driver. Is it Vista compatible? Download the
latest version from the manufacturer. BTW, last time I reprogrammed my
D700, I noticed that the kenwood software did not work any longer, just
Link700.



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Rod Padmore wrote:


Kenwood suggests their D-700 software might not work on XP computers.
Could you try it with Win98, which Kenwood affirms should work? 'just
a suggestion', 73 de Rod.
----- Original Message -----
From: sailingto
To: TMD700A@... <mailto:TMD700A%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 12:13 PM
Subject: [TMD700A] D700A TNC???

Hello all - I've been lurking a while and now have a problem. In
trying to connect to my KW D700A radio with a notebook computer (VISTA
via a USB to serial converter) I am not having any luck.

I have a standard female to female serial cable - I've checked the
wire connections from plug to plug with ohm meter showing good
connection on ALL 9 pins.

Using Kenwoods D700 program and the link700 program When I tell to
download from radio there is "no comunication" error. I've checked the
COM port and baud rate to be sure those are the same(9600) in the
program as well as the D700 radio (Menu 1-9-5 Aux Com).

I then tried hypertrm program to connect with no luck. My
understanding is with the cable all connected, hypertrm opened with
connection open, when the D700A is turned on, there should be a PS 1
returned from radio?

Am I missing something? OR has my radio got a real problem? The APRS
stuff still seems to be working- receiving APRS packets and showing
call signs of the packets.

Any suggestions are most welcome.

73 de Ken H> K9FV



Re: D700A TNC???

Rod,VE1BSK
 

Kenwood suggests their D-700 software might not work on XP computers. Could you try it with Win98, which Kenwood affirms should work? 'just a suggestion', 73 de Rod.

----- Original Message -----
From: sailingto
To: TMD700A@...
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 12:13 PM
Subject: [TMD700A] D700A TNC???


Hello all - I've been lurking a while and now have a problem. In trying to connect to my KW D700A radio with a notebook computer (VISTA via a USB to serial converter) I am not having any luck.

I have a standard female to female serial cable - I've checked the wire connections from plug to plug with ohm meter showing good connection on ALL 9 pins.

Using Kenwoods D700 program and the link700 program When I tell to download from radio there is "no comunication" error. I've checked the COM port and baud rate to be sure those are the same(9600) in the program as well as the D700 radio (Menu 1-9-5 Aux Com).

I then tried hypertrm program to connect with no luck. My understanding is with the cable all connected, hypertrm opened with connection open, when the D700A is turned on, there should be a PS 1 returned from radio?

Am I missing something? OR has my radio got a real problem? The APRS stuff still seems to be working- receiving APRS packets and showing call signs of the packets.

Any suggestions are most welcome.

73 de Ken H> K9FV

D700A TNC???

sailingto <sailingto@...>
 

Hello all - I've been lurking a while and now have a problem. In trying to connect to my KW D700A radio with a notebook computer (VISTA via a USB to serial converter) I am not having any luck.

I have a standard female to female serial cable - I've checked the wire connections from plug to plug with ohm meter showing good connection on ALL 9 pins.

Using Kenwoods D700 program and the link700 program When I tell to download from radio there is "no comunication" error. I've checked the COM port and baud rate to be sure those are the same(9600) in the program as well as the D700 radio (Menu 1-9-5 Aux Com).

I then tried hypertrm program to connect with no luck. My understanding is with the cable all connected, hypertrm opened with connection open, when the D700A is turned on, there should be a PS 1 returned from radio?

Am I missing something? OR has my radio got a real problem? The APRS stuff still seems to be working- receiving APRS packets and showing call signs of the packets.

Any suggestions are most welcome.

73 de Ken H> K9FV

Re: Serial cable question

noskosteve
 

This helps. I can do eduicated guesses, but it's always nice to get it form someone who knows. It cuts down on experimentation and with Vista, I' d like to keep messing about to a minimum.

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Re: Unsubscribe

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look at the bottom of the post and you'll see the Unsubscribe address( you got to do this yourself)

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Please Unsubscribe me from this group as I no longer own a TM-D700. Thanks to all who gave great info on this rig, 73 DE KC2PLJ

Re: Serial cable question

Benny Miller <bmiller@...>
 

Steve - K9DCI,

I'll try to address one at a time. I've used Vista and the general display
from device manager is what I was referring to.

1. Well sort of. In your #A it shows 8 USB root hubs. These can be internal
hubs on a chip and could of course be 1 USB port per hub.

2. My intention on this one was if you always wanted the UCB to Serial Port
Adapter to show up the same way every time would to physically plug them in,
in the same order. Of course if you had shutdown the computer and restarted
it that would be unnecessary as things will come back usually the way they
were. This only pertains to it you moved the computer and unplugged the
ports and then cam back and re-inserted the ports. My laptop which is XP has
2 USB ports in the rear and one on the side. I have 2 internal ROOT USB
Hubs. If I plug the USB to serial adapter on either one of the rear
connectors it comes up as COM7, if I plug it in the side it comes up as
COM5. This is sort of what I was trying to get at.

3. Yes Device Manager is what I was indicating. When you expand ports and
you plug in a new USB serial adapter the O/S should automatically recognize
the plug-in device and try to install the new hardware or try recognize it
was plugged in and assign it a COM port number, sometimes different numbers
according to which internal USB ROOT Hub it was -plugged into. My Father had
a Gateway and using Vista Ultimate and this was how it would respond but
once in awhile it would assign the COM port correctly, which I just figured
was wired to the same internal ROOT HUB, much like if not exactly like my XP
Laptop.

4. Yes the port will only show up when it is plugged in and has had its
drivers loaded or installed.

Ben ARS w4qed

Quod erat demonstrandum!
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-----Original Message-----
From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf Of
Steve
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 9:14 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: Serial cable question

--- In TMD700A@..., "Benny Miller" <bmiller@...> wrote:

... Linux OS

Ben,

This is Vista. Things are slightly different. To say the least(:-)

... NOTE: the side USB port (hub) on a Laptop is not the same USB hub as
the rear ports usually.

This is on the verge of being over my head, but I'm willing to
speculate...

1. I know what a USB hub is, I have an exernal one. It is safe to assume
they are used internally in the computer, rather than committing one I/O
space address to each physical USB port. That's reasonable.



... plug it in manually in a certain order ...
2. Plug it in manually? Do you mean to plug it in to the same physical USB
port every time?


In windows, pull up the START->CONTROL PANEL->SYSTEM->HARDWARE MANAGER
and expand PORTS.

[[ I've had my nose pretty deep into various parts of this OS over the
last month, getting it set up the way I want it.]]

3. It's called "Device Manager" in Vista and there are no "Ports" unless
you add(install) them into Device Manager. I assume this is installing a
driver (from cabinet file), which isn't needed without a real Serial port.
The HELP sort of implies that these are only for hardware serial ports -
none here.

4. Perhaps one "Port" will appear (in Device Manager) when the adapter is
plugged in, but the Device Manager instructions *seem* to say that the
"Ports" category is only for Real, RS-232 Serial Ports.

#A. This laptop has 4 USB ports on the sides. I could see that a USB Hub
is probably used for internal devices. like the Modem as you say.

The Device Manager shows:
_eight_ USB Universal Host Controllers,
numbered 2934-293C (skip B)
One "USB Composite Device"
_eight _ USB Root Hub"s

The properties of none of these shows anything like a port number.

Comments?

--
73, Steve, K9DCI
k9dci.home.comcast.net

Re: D700 Mic Gain

Steve Agee <n5zua@...>
 

Unlike many commercial radios which offer separate adjustments for MIC gain as well as deviation, this radio only has a deviation adjustment. It's best to have a service monitor because without one, you are literally "shooting in the dark" trying to adjust it. The steps are:


1. Strip and twist together the blue and orange wires on the small DIN pigtail that comes with the radio and insert in to DIN jack on radio.

2. Power radio off.

3. Hold down [F] & [TONE] (first two buttons to the right of the VFO knob) and power radio on. It should come up with frequency on one side and SQUELCH on the other side.

4. Scroll using the [TONE] key (right arrow in this mode) press it three times until you see MAX DEV with a hex value.

5. Key transmitter and while transmitting rotate the VFO knob clockwise to increase deviation. When desired value is reached press SET button to store new hex value.

6. Switch bands and repeat for opposite band.

7. When done, power radio off and remove DIN test jig, then power radio up normally.

8. Note: When you raise the deviation for voice, you also raise the deviation for DTMF as well, so you will need to disassemble the MIC and turn down DTMF deviation to about 3.5 KHz, otherwise, your tones may be too hot to decode.

9. Since I had to disassemble the MIC to set DTMF, I went ahead and drilled out the pinhole to a bigger size, as is documented elsewhere regarding this MIC.

10. Hex values that worked for me, using a service monitor were 65 for UHF and AA for VHF.

N5ZUA

----- Original Message -----
From: kn7sradio
To: TMD700A@...
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 7:07 PM
Subject: [TMD700A] D700 Mic Gain


Anyone know how/where to increase the mic gain/sensitivity on the 700?

Dave - KN7S

Re: D700 Mic Gain

Eric Foster <TheHaymaker@...>
 


Anyone know how/where to increase the mic gain/sensitivity on the 700?

Dave - KN7S

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Re: Serial cable question

noskosteve
 

--- In TMD700A@..., "Benny Miller" <bmiller@...> wrote:

... Linux OS

Ben,

This is Vista. Things are slightly different. To say the least(:-)

... NOTE: the side USB port (hub) on a Laptop is not the same USB hub as the rear ports usually.
This is on the verge of being over my head, but I'm willing to speculate...

I know what a USB hub is, I have an exernal one. It is safe to assume they are used internally in the computer, rather than committing one I/O space address to each physical USB port. That's reasonable.



... plug it in manually in a certain order ...
Plug it in manually? Do you mean to plug it in to the same physical USB port every time?


In windows, pull up the START->CONTROL PANEL->SYSTEM->HARDWARE MANAGER and expand PORTS.
[[ I've had my nose pretty deep into various parts of this OS over the last month, getting it set up the way I want it.]]

It's called "Device Manager" in Vista and there are no "Ports" unless you add(install) them into Device Manager. I assume this is installing a driver (from cabinet file), which isn't needed without a real Serial port.
The HELP sort of implies that these are only for hardware serial ports - none here.

Perhaps one "Port" will appear (in Device Manager) when the adapter is plugged in, but the Device Manager instructions *seem* to say that the "Ports" category is only for Real, RS-232 Serial Ports.

This laptop has 4 USB ports on the sides. I could see that a USB Hub is probably used for internal devices. like the Modem as you say.

The Device Manager shows:
_eight_ USB Universal Host Controllers,
numbered 2934-293C (skip B)
One "USB Composite Device"
_eight _ USB Root Hub"s

The properties of none of these shows anything like a port number.

Comments?

--
73, Steve, K9DCI
k9dci.home.comcast.net

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 10:55 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: Serial cable question


Benny,

... How do I know which COM
numbers are assigned to the USB ports. ...

--
73, Steve, K9DCI
It's critical because on two of the radios (706 & TH-F6A) I steal power from
the serial port for the level conversion circuitry.

Re: D700 Turns Itself Off - Problem Solved

Steven Peterson
 

Fortunately, it was an easy fix. Saturday afternoon, I found the PL-259
going into the radio was EXTREMELY loose. I suppose it had probably worked
itself loose over the past 7 or 8 years. It took several turns to get it
tight. I suspect the loose connection caused intermittently poor SWR, which
caused RF to feed back into the rig. It's been fine since I tightened the
connector, so I'm declaring this one fixed. FWIW, I checked the connections
on my FT-100D and they're tight. Who would've thunk?

Thanks for all the great responses and I'm glad it was a cheap fix.

Oh, the power connections at the cigarette lighter...just kidding...at the
battery were clean and tight. No problems at the fuse, either.


73,

Steven

-----Original Message-----
From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf Of
Steve Agee
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 1:18 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] D700 Turns Itself Off

I had a similar problem and finally tracked it down to a defective fuse. The

fuse looked OK but upon closer inspection, the end cap was loose and the
connection to the filament was barely attached. The radio worked fine on low

and medium power but would turn off on high power. As for locking up in
transmit, I've never experienced that problem, but it could be RF getting
back in to the radio.

N5ZUA

D700 Mic Gain

kn7sradio <KN7S.radio@...>
 

Anyone know how/where to increase the mic gain/sensitivity on the 700?

Dave - KN7S

Re: Serial cable question

np3od
 

Hi,

Click Start Menu... Right Click "My Computer"... On the menu that will appear select "Manage". In the "Computer Management" window that it will open, select "Device Manager"... There in the tree view at the right side you can see the "Ports" section and there you can see all the COM ports you have.

Hope it helps... 73...



Francisco
NP3OD

--- In TMD700A@..., "Steve" <noskosteve@...> wrote:


Benny,

You've got to know the answer to this question.

I'm doing Serial I/O on a PC with a serial port, called COM1. I do memory management and real time control of several radios, including the D700, using Excel. (See the Files area).

I just got a new PC with 4 USBs. Aside from the USB<>Serial adapter functionality issue (which is critical for me), How do I know which COM numbers are assigned to the USB ports. Is it going to be 1, 2, 3, 4 or some other numbers...?

--
73, Steve, K9DCI
It's critical because on two of the radios (706 & TH-F6A) I steal power from the serial port for the level conversion circuitry.

Re: Serial cable question

np3od
 

Hi,

Thankfully all my USB to Serial adapters work (Knock on wood <g>) ;) :D

Yes, I agree that most of the time with some effort and time and patience you can make some things work. If not, they can be either exchanged or used in other applications that they do work.

Still there are some documented problems of some USB to Serial adapters (probably bad internal logic construction). This topic of USB to Serial adapter has been discussed very deeply in the UI-View group many times. I believe they have even made a list of compatible and incompatible models (not 100% sure, long time I do not enter that list).

I also agree on you, the TM-D700A is one of the best rigs made and i really enjoy it also.

Well, see you later... 73...



Francisco
NP3OD

--- In TMD700A@..., "Benny Miller" <bmiller@...> wrote:

All,

Well if you have a serial adaptor that you can not get to work and no
longer have a use for, then send it to me. I'll try to use it. I currently
have a byterunner 8 serial port card, 4 USB hubs 6 USB serial ports, cameras
and data card programmer, card readers etc. and I never have enough serial
ports. With separate rig controls, home automation and HT's there seems like
never enough. That is just my main system, not counting my other computers
and laptop for the car. Of course most things can be solved with throwing
enough money at it, but besides Bill Gates who has it. So if you have a good
Laptop Auto Mount you aren't using then I could use that for my car also (99
Grand AM). I really like my TM-D700A for the car and the TH-D7ag for
carrying around.

I get most my rigs through Birthday or Christmas gifts once in a while.
Still a long list and still waiting on the 6 million, but that will only
come from Nigeria I think. Just I do not have enough Birthdays and
Christmas's to go in a year. HiHi.

I use several different off brand of USB to serial adapters but no Belkins
tried here as yet.

Only USB problem I've had with drivers has been trying to use two of the
same make of USB Cameras, computer gets confused once in awhile. I do not
have 2 or more of the same USB to serial adaptors either.

I'm constantly switching USB to serial adaptors from main system to laptop.
I really like the Signalink USB; although, I think it could be better on
transmit I use on yet another computer that has my MagicJack on it (24/7).
It receives far better than it seems to transmit; then again it could be my
TM-D700a's receive sensitivity in the car or my short height on my home
antenna with the rolling hills of Georgia.

Currently using FT-470, FT-100D, TM-D700a, TH-D7ag, FT-2800 and finally a RS
10 meter transceiver with a pk-232. All rigs setup for digital operation of
one type or another. Is D-Star next? Who knows what the next b-day will
bring.

Message Relevance: I usually have several serial cables hanging around here
at the house and the major problem I had was the wrong connectors and having
to use adapters for m/m or f/f. A standard USB to serial cable (USB-1200)
seemed to work just fine on the TM-d700a with a sex change adapter. The
adapter made things rather stick out a bit since it is mounted under the
dash on the floor. Next installation, next car, will orientate the cables
and antenna connections a different direction.

For driver updates or pick and choose I use Innovative syspack - DriverMax
has worked out pretty good for me (cost $, and not affiliated other than a
consumer). Just create a restore point every time as some drivers just don't
work quite right. Also use BelArc Advisor to make sure my system is up to
date or service packs and updates, checks things better than Microsoft
Update and it is free for home use. Driver updates did correct some
conflicts on USB to serial adaptors.

BTW - Just got an Opek 2/70cm (I think it is the VU-1501) mag mount antenna
for the TM-700a in the car and it was a real improvement from the short
comet I had before; although, with the tall Opek I had to mount it on the
trunk as the 5" mag mount would not hold antenna at 70 MPH when passing big
rigs. Probably should use the 3 - 5" mag mount system.

TM-D700A is my favorite rig.

73's
Ben ARS w4qed

Quod erat demonstrandum!
That which was to be demonstrated!

-----Original Message-----
From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf Of
Francisco Diaz
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 2:31 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: Serial cable question

Hi,

Although I agree with you that is best to have a real serial port in the
computer instead of a USB to Serial Adapter, with todays computers that is
something very hard; specially with consumer oriented market laptops. Now
about my experience with the USB to Serial adapters has been that some work,
some do not work well (or none at all).

Basically he just has to hope that his USB to Serial Adapter works. Seems
that not all manufacturers implement the USB to Serial logic right to the
full specs of the original serial. And just because you have a big brand
name in the adapter, does not give any warranty that it will work. I have
not worked with the belkin brand USB to Serial Adapters, but have heard of
lots of amateur having problems with that model in specific with many things
like TNC, Sound Card Adapters and/or Serial Programming interfaces with
radios.

Another thing he has to make sure is to have the correct and latest driver
of that USB to Serial Adapter to minimize chance of incompatibility with the
radio.

Thanks,



Francisco
NP3OD


--- In TMD700A@..., Joe Pistritto <jcp@> wrote:

My experience here is that doesnt work with the programming software for
the TMD700A

I had to get a *real* serial cable and hook it up to a real serial port
(ie. all 9 pins straight through).
a USB serial adapter would not work.

Now, i've done the other thing when i just wanted to run WinAPRS or
something with the radio, but if you're going to use a connection for
programming, its best if its a real serial port.
-jcp-

Billy Mason (E-Lists) wrote:
One could get the appropriate gender RJ45 to Serial Adapters and connect
them with a standard network (Ethernet) cable. A very simple and
compact
way to make your own serial cables. Mix and match the genders of the
adapters and can cover all bases.





Regards,



Billy Mason, KD5KNR

Bedford, TX

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Re: Serial cable question

Benny Miller <bmiller@...>
 

Steve - K9DCI,

Usually they will be enumerated in sequence. Some laptops have COM port 3
or 4 reserved for a modem so that one will be bypassed.

Now for the unusual, if using Linux OS then once you have USB Hubs and
serial adapters connected they probably will remain in the correct order
/dev/STTY4.. Even if you change USB hubs it should enumerate correctly.
NOTE: the side USB port (hub) on a Laptop is not the same USB hub as the
rear ports usually.

Now in Windows if you change the placement (USB port) of the serial adapter
it will enumerate on a different COM port most of the time, unless you
happen to plug it in manually in a certain order and then that isn't
guaranteed to enumerate correctly.

In windows, pull up the START->CONTROL PANEL->SYSTEM->HARDWARE MANAGER and
expand PORTS. As you plug in each adapter watch which one is enumerated in
the COM port recognition sequence. Remember if you change the Adapter on to
a different hub it will probably get a different COM port number, sometimes
not but it can and at times will happen. Then you need to recognize that the
port has changed and you'll need to assign ports every once in awhile. Mine
are usually stable on the Main computer, but I have to watch on the laptop.

I hope that this helps and clears up what you may see.

73's,

Ben ARS w4qed

Quod erat demonstrandum!
That which was to be demonstrated!

-----Original Message-----
From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf Of
Steve
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 10:55 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: Serial cable question


Benny,

You've got to know the answer to this question.

I'm doing Serial I/O on a PC with a serial port, called COM1. I do memory
management and real time control of several radios, including the D700,
using Excel. (See the Files area).

I just got a new PC with 4 USBs. Aside from the USB<>Serial adapter
functionality issue (which is critical for me), How do I know which COM
numbers are assigned to the USB ports. Is it going to be 1, 2, 3, 4 or some
other numbers...?

--
73, Steve, K9DCI
It's critical because on two of the radios (706 & TH-F6A) I steal power from
the serial port for the level conversion circuitry.




-----------------------------------

Re: Serial cable question

k4ij
 

Steve,

I have a similar setup with my laptop. To find the port I go into Control Panel and Hardware Manager then ports. Hope that helps.

73
Mike K4IJ

--- On Sun, 3/29/09, Steve <noskosteve@...> wrote:

From: Steve <noskosteve@...>
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: Serial cable question
To: TMD700A@...
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2009, 10:54 PM














Benny,



You've got to know the answer to this question.



I'm doing Serial I/O on a PC with a serial port, called COM1. I do memory management and real time control of several radios, including the D700, using Excel. (See the Files area).



I just got a new PC with 4 USBs. Aside from the USB<>Serial adapter functionality issue (which is critical for me), How do I know which COM numbers are assigned to the USB ports. Is it going to be 1, 2, 3, 4 or some other numbers...?



--

73, Steve, K9DCI

It's critical because on two of the radios (706 & TH-F6A) I steal power from the serial port for the level conversion circuitry.































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Re: Serial cable question

noskosteve
 

Benny,

You've got to know the answer to this question.

I'm doing Serial I/O on a PC with a serial port, called COM1. I do memory management and real time control of several radios, including the D700, using Excel. (See the Files area).

I just got a new PC with 4 USBs. Aside from the USB<>Serial adapter functionality issue (which is critical for me), How do I know which COM numbers are assigned to the USB ports. Is it going to be 1, 2, 3, 4 or some other numbers...?

--
73, Steve, K9DCI
It's critical because on two of the radios (706 & TH-F6A) I steal power from the serial port for the level conversion circuitry.

Re: Unprotocol & UIDIGI Menu Settings

noskosteve
 

Hey Scott,

Welcome to APRS.

For some plain language and up to date explanations for the beginner.

In the Files area is the Folder:
K9DCI's Excel CAT & Beginner Guide & Mic quick guide

Which has the file:
APRS Beginner Guide - K9DCI Ver 4.pdf

Comments invited and welcome.

I believe I address UNPROTO, but not UIDIGI.

Simply, UNPROTO says that you are sending a packet TO all APRS stations. It must start with "AP". You don't need to, nor should you change this. The K means Kenwood and the rest defines the version.

UIDIGI is used when the radio is operating as a repeater and defines what it will repeat. IF you decide to do ANY repeating, please read up on this and request help.

73, Steve, K9DCI

--- In TMD700A@..., "w8att@..." <w8att@...> wrote:

I have my radio up and running APRS but was asking what these two menu options do and any suggestions for the settings of them. Appreciate any help here.
Thanx,
Scott W8ATT

Re: Serial cable question

Benny Miller <bmiller@...>
 

All,

Well if you have a serial adaptor that you can not get to work and no
longer have a use for, then send it to me. I'll try to use it. I currently
have a byterunner 8 serial port card, 4 USB hubs 6 USB serial ports, cameras
and data card programmer, card readers etc. and I never have enough serial
ports. With separate rig controls, home automation and HT's there seems like
never enough. That is just my main system, not counting my other computers
and laptop for the car. Of course most things can be solved with throwing
enough money at it, but besides Bill Gates who has it. So if you have a good
Laptop Auto Mount you aren't using then I could use that for my car also (99
Grand AM). I really like my TM-D700A for the car and the TH-D7ag for
carrying around.

I get most my rigs through Birthday or Christmas gifts once in a while.
Still a long list and still waiting on the 6 million, but that will only
come from Nigeria I think. Just I do not have enough Birthdays and
Christmas's to go in a year. HiHi.

I use several different off brand of USB to serial adapters but no Belkins
tried here as yet.

Only USB problem I've had with drivers has been trying to use two of the
same make of USB Cameras, computer gets confused once in awhile. I do not
have 2 or more of the same USB to serial adaptors either.

I'm constantly switching USB to serial adaptors from main system to laptop.
I really like the Signalink USB; although, I think it could be better on
transmit I use on yet another computer that has my MagicJack on it (24/7).
It receives far better than it seems to transmit; then again it could be my
TM-D700a's receive sensitivity in the car or my short height on my home
antenna with the rolling hills of Georgia.

Currently using FT-470, FT-100D, TM-D700a, TH-D7ag, FT-2800 and finally a RS
10 meter transceiver with a pk-232. All rigs setup for digital operation of
one type or another. Is D-Star next? Who knows what the next b-day will
bring.

Message Relevance: I usually have several serial cables hanging around here
at the house and the major problem I had was the wrong connectors and having
to use adapters for m/m or f/f. A standard USB to serial cable (USB-1200)
seemed to work just fine on the TM-d700a with a sex change adapter. The
adapter made things rather stick out a bit since it is mounted under the
dash on the floor. Next installation, next car, will orientate the cables
and antenna connections a different direction.

For driver updates or pick and choose I use Innovative syspack - DriverMax
has worked out pretty good for me (cost $, and not affiliated other than a
consumer). Just create a restore point every time as some drivers just don't
work quite right. Also use BelArc Advisor to make sure my system is up to
date or service packs and updates, checks things better than Microsoft
Update and it is free for home use. Driver updates did correct some
conflicts on USB to serial adaptors.

BTW - Just got an Opek 2/70cm (I think it is the VU-1501) mag mount antenna
for the TM-700a in the car and it was a real improvement from the short
comet I had before; although, with the tall Opek I had to mount it on the
trunk as the 5" mag mount would not hold antenna at 70 MPH when passing big
rigs. Probably should use the 3 - 5" mag mount system.

TM-D700A is my favorite rig.

73's
Ben ARS w4qed

Quod erat demonstrandum!
That which was to be demonstrated!

-----Original Message-----
From: TMD700A@... [mailto:TMD700A@...] On Behalf Of
Francisco Diaz
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 2:31 PM
To: TMD700A@...
Subject: [TMD700A] Re: Serial cable question

Hi,

Although I agree with you that is best to have a real serial port in the
computer instead of a USB to Serial Adapter, with todays computers that is
something very hard; specially with consumer oriented market laptops. Now
about my experience with the USB to Serial adapters has been that some work,
some do not work well (or none at all).

Basically he just has to hope that his USB to Serial Adapter works. Seems
that not all manufacturers implement the USB to Serial logic right to the
full specs of the original serial. And just because you have a big brand
name in the adapter, does not give any warranty that it will work. I have
not worked with the belkin brand USB to Serial Adapters, but have heard of
lots of amateur having problems with that model in specific with many things
like TNC, Sound Card Adapters and/or Serial Programming interfaces with
radios.

Another thing he has to make sure is to have the correct and latest driver
of that USB to Serial Adapter to minimize chance of incompatibility with the
radio.

Thanks,



Francisco
NP3OD


--- In TMD700A@..., Joe Pistritto <jcp@...> wrote:

My experience here is that doesnt work with the programming software for
the TMD700A

I had to get a *real* serial cable and hook it up to a real serial port
(ie. all 9 pins straight through).
a USB serial adapter would not work.

Now, i've done the other thing when i just wanted to run WinAPRS or
something with the radio, but if you're going to use a connection for
programming, its best if its a real serial port.
-jcp-

Billy Mason (E-Lists) wrote:
One could get the appropriate gender RJ45 to Serial Adapters and connect
them with a standard network (Ethernet) cable. A very simple and
compact
way to make your own serial cables. Mix and match the genders of the
adapters and can cover all bases.





Regards,



Billy Mason, KD5KNR

Bedford, TX

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Re: Serial cable question

Ben Lindner-VK5JFK <vk5jfk@...>
 

I actually have a USB-Serial cable that works with both my 700 and TH7. I had it back in the old days of Win98. I saw a picture on a website that looked like mine, so downloaded drivers just to check if it would work and it been going ever since.

chees
Ben - VK5JFK

Joe Pistritto wrote:


My experience here is that doesnt work with the programming software for
the TMD700A

I had to get a *real* serial cable and hook it up to a real serial port
(ie. all 9 pins straight through).
a USB serial adapter would not work.

Now, i've done the other thing when i just wanted to run WinAPRS or
something with the radio, but if you're going to use a connection for
programming, its best if its a real serial port.
-jcp-

Billy Mason (E-Lists) wrote:
One could get the appropriate gender RJ45 to Serial Adapters and connect
them with a standard network (Ethernet) cable. A very simple and compact
way to make your own serial cables. Mix and match the genders of the
adapters and can cover all bases.





Regards,



Billy Mason, KD5KNR

Bedford, TX

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Re: Serial cable question

Glenn Dixon <dixonge@...>
 

and to add to the complexity, I'm using the USB-serial adapter on a
Mac......

Glenn
dixonge@...

On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 1:31 PM, Francisco Diaz <np3od@...> wrote:

Hi,

Although I agree with you that is best to have a real serial port in the
computer instead of a USB to Serial Adapter, with todays computers that is
something very hard; specially with consumer oriented market laptops. Now
about my experience with the USB to Serial adapters has been that some work,
some do not work well (or none at all).

Basically he just has to hope that his USB to Serial Adapter works. Seems
that not all manufacturers implement the USB to Serial logic right to the
full specs of the original serial. And just because you have a big brand
name in the adapter, does not give any warranty that it will work. I have
not worked with the belkin brand USB to Serial Adapters, but have heard of
lots of amateur having problems with that model in specific with many things
like TNC, Sound Card Adapters and/or Serial Programming interfaces with
radios.

Another thing he has to make sure is to have the correct and latest driver
of that USB to Serial Adapter to minimize chance of incompatibility with the
radio.

Thanks,

Francisco
NP3OD