> I have a Kenwood Th-D7AG which I am having a
> hard time programing it off the computer.
There have been many reported problems with the
Kenwood (and other radios) and some combination of
laptops and Microsoft Windows. In some cases, the
serial level was too low. In other cases, it was
that Windows wasn't sticking to the serial standard.
In any case, if you're using a laptop, try doing
the programming from a desktop. If one version of
Windows doesn't work, try it from another version
from a neighbors machine.
I made up all sorts of frequency lists before I went
on a road trip and had planned on downloading them
along the way from my laptop. After a couple hours
of frustration in a hotel room, I came across the
above information. I've never been able to get my
radio programmed from my laptop. (However, the serial
port works fine for other applications.)
One final point... If you haven't tried wa3hrl's
software for programming Kenwood radios, link700
), it's worth putting a big
eyeball on. I have found it far more functional
than Kenwood's own offering.