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Author Topic: TS-2000 serial to USB setup?  (Read 5647 times)
KG4NMX
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« on: October 04, 2017, 09:26:12 PM »

I want to connect my laptop USB Windows 10 to the serial port of the TS-2000 and get MARS working. I believe this transceiver is already modified for the proper frequency ranges. Has anyone performed this exercise before?? Thanks Woody KG4NMX
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KG4RUL
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 01:32:55 PM »

I bought a generic USB to RS232 cable from Amazon and plugged the DB9 directly into the radio.  Once I had the COM port assigned by the USB driver, I was able to get it to work with all my programs that offered a CAT interface to the TS2000.  If you need to extend the connection from the DB9 to the radio, make SURE that your extender cable has straight-through connections (i.e. Pin 1 to Pin 1, Pin 2 to Pin 2, etc.).
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K0BT
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 11:21:16 AM »

To avoid driver problems, try to get a USB to serial adapter that uses the FTDI chipset instead of Prolific.

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K0UA
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 05:03:55 PM »

To avoid driver problems, try to get a USB to serial adapter that uses the FTDI chipset instead of Prolific.



Good to know as I tried to help a fella yesterday get the CAT going and we were unsuccessful.  He was going to pursue another cable, and we determined that the one he had just wasn't going to work.
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K5TED
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 06:27:30 PM »

Ditto on the FTDI. It seems solid. Prolific is dicey unless you buy name brand. Many of the "inexpensive" eBay Chinese finds are bootleg and will die randomly after a system update.

I've also had impeccable performance from the Tripplite Keyspan brand USB Serial adapters. The USA-49 4-port has been in the shack for years running legacy PCR-1000's, the FT-847, FT-857D, and Kenwood TS-140S with no hiccups. The single port USA-19 runs alongside the 49 no problem.
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