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Author Topic: Kenwood TS-570G serial port interface problem  (Read 2367 times)
KB3MXP
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« on: October 23, 2012, 08:30:02 AM »

I am a casual operator and have just started to get active again, but am having a new problem with my Kenwood TS-570G.  I had never had problems with my older Windows XP system recognizing my radio through a serial port but now my newer Vista desktop will not recognize my rig, even through a newly installed serial card.  I tried using an older XP desktop and still no luck. I was wondering if I should try a hard reset or if that risks other problems.  I hope that I don't have to  get a repair, and am willing to upgrade to a newer TS-590 with USB interface, but if anyone else had any luck with this kind of problem, I would appreciate a pointer or two.
KB3MXP  Easton, PA
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N4NYY
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 12:23:14 PM »

You likely have a driver or setup configuration issue. I went from XP to Windows 7 with my USB to serial adapter. XP required nothing. Windows 7 required a FDTI driver.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 09:06:09 PM »

1. Make sure your RS232 cable is 1-1 and not a crossover (null modem) cable.
2. Reset the radio and set the computer parameters to match the default.

Clif
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KB3MXP
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 06:22:46 AM »

I reset the radio last night and no luck. I am using the same cables that I had used when my interface was operative a couple of years ago. I have tried resetting the defaults and tried two different programs, the original Kenwood software, as well as the N3FJP logging program.  I wish that I had a spare rig to borrow to try using the same setup otherwise. 

I don't have tons of time to spend fiddling, and as the rig is already about 12 or so years old, I may sell it and go for the TS-590 with USB interface.  I suspect something is wrong with the rig interface, but dont really know. I do know that the drivers seem right and that the serial ports are shown as working when I use the device manager.

I may have chosen the wrong forum, as I see that there is a software forum as well. Thanks for the suggestions.
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2012, 07:00:59 AM »

If you do not set baud rate and hand shaking on computer to match rig they will never talk regardless of OS,
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 06:22:19 AM »

Daniel - I am also using a Kenwood TS-570DG with the N3FJP ACLog Program and switched to a new computer running Windows 7. Since it did not have a 232 Serial Plug I had to buy an adapter. I ended up buying the USB RS-232 Serial Adapter DB9(USBG-232MINI)from Amazon for $21.95 plus shipping (Just about all the reviews show use with Windows 7). I plugged in the adapter and Windows 7 found the drivers without any issues. Then I connected my original cable from the Kenwood TS-570DG to the adapter and turned on AClog program and it tracked the Kenwood right away.  Also - if you go to Yahoo Groups, you will find a group for TS-570 users group and also a group for N3FJP_Software Users. I joined both and have found a lot of helpful info. Hope this helps you out.

 Bob - K1WGU
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