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Author Topic: Kenwood ts480  (Read 13615 times)
KD8RTJ
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« on: December 29, 2012, 06:23:26 PM »

I have a ts480 that I want to be able to control it via the internet and possibly try some different modes I'm not sure where to start I want to do it as cheap as possible and build some myself
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WD4ELG
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 08:01:55 PM »

Problem solved!  ARCP-480 and ARHP-10 already out there for free from Kenwood to do just that exact thing.

All you need is a PC by the radio with internet connectivity and Skype, and Skype on the PC where you are.  NO CHARGE.

Now, you can go with Remote Rig or some other fancy solution, probably slicker and more efficient.  But for no charge, the Kenwood solution cannot be beat.
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KD8RTJ
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 08:13:09 PM »

How do I connect to pc
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WD4ELG
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 09:19:43 PM »

DB9 serial port to TS480.  If you don't have serial port (I don't on my machine), you need a USB to Serial converter.

Try asking over on the eham forum "computers and software" what most folks are having the best luck with.
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WD4ELG
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2012, 09:26:47 PM »

http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,13071.msg76851.html#msg76851

http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,77646.msg542186.html#msg542186

http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,14792.msg84609.html#msg84609

http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,75892.msg521213.html#msg521213

Hope this helps. The cable will cost under $30
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KD6JSM
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2013, 05:43:18 AM »

I have a Kenwood TS 480 SAT. And downloaded the Kenwood software. I found the DB9F to DB9F cable for $10 and the DB9M to USB for $16. It just took some looking. However I have yet to get the 480 software to work and didn't realize that SKYPE was part of the equation. That's a easy fix. Getting the radio to work with Ham Radio Deluxe was a snap once you got the right cable, just remember to check auto detect on the com ports and the baud speed and at the bottom check the 1st and 3rd box, I think its CTS and RTS but my memory is poor so at the bottom there are three boxes check the 1st and 3rd ones and walk out of the room for a while. It took mine over 15 minutes to do everything with a new computer running windows 8. Don't ask! This TS 480 is a really fine radio. My other is a Yeasu FT-897, its a real work horse and I like that it has the VHF and UHF, BUT the receiver and noise filters on the Kenwood beat it hands down. And when they give you free computer control software the only way to beat it is to add VHF and UHF. Great rig just takes a little searching for cheap cables and your in.

KD6JSM

 
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N4UM
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013, 05:29:59 PM »

I recently started remoting my TS-480HX here in Florida for my son (K4RUM) who is in a very noisy location in NYC.  The host setup is a fairly old XP machine connected to the TS-480.  I run Fldigi and ARCP (free Kenwood rig control software) on the host and access the host over the internet using free "Logmein" software/service.  It's a really cheap and easy way to get started if all you're interested in is running digital modes. 
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W3TUA
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 05:34:31 PM »

Check out www.remotehams.com . You can remote your rig with minimal effort and access it from anywhere via the Remote Hams client software or via the website. It's very slick.
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