ARRL

Forum Home - Rules - Help - Login - Forgot Password
Members can access, post and reply to the forums below. Before you do, please first read the RULES.

TS-2000 and DP9 or USB computer hook up

Sep 29th 2011, 01:24

WB7UZO

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
Total Topics: 0
Total Posts: 0
I have been using a computer with XP PRO and a BP9 connector with my TS-2000. I have a new computer with WIN 7 and no DP9 connector. I looked into the the DP9 to USB route. They are cheap. Now I have go and order one. I then talked to a ham friend and he said try this serial card he had. It is by StarTech.Com, 2 Port PCI # 16C550 Serial Port Card. The one I got here came with a 3'' floppy with drivers for 95/98/ME/NT/4/2000/linux no use to me. I looked up the card and it said that it would work with WIN 7. I put in the card and booted up. I then went to the System icon, opened up device panel then to PCI Multi-IO Controller. Then opened up driver and clicked update driver. That was it. The card might be easier to find.

73 Van
wb7uzo
Dec 24th 2011, 17:14

k7gav

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
Total Topics: 0
Total Posts: 0
VAN, Hello i can help you with your problem i to have a new pc with USB only if you goto to this site called http:\\rtsystemsinc.com they have what your looking for the right cat interface called USB63B it is USB serial port converter that will windows 7 will love it is for the kenwood ts-2000 also get a usb hub called belkin 4 port allowing more usb devices to be connected to windows 7 after u get the cat interface must install drivers from the cd-rom that comes with it first then attach usb cable computer after drivers are loaded it has a usb plug in on one side for computer and a db9 female connector for the kenwood ts2000 73 Greg
Feb 6th 2012, 01:30

K7RHT

Joined: Nov 28th 2011, 21:02
Total Topics: 0
Total Posts: 0
did either of you have a problem getting the radio to respond, I just get a timeout each time, I have just ordered the cable you recommended and maybe that will solve it. I gather it might be a null cable which could be the problem, rolled RX/TX and CTS/RTS
Randy ( call sign pending FCC posting)
Feb 28th 2012, 01:32

chip3655

Joined: Feb 27th 2012, 22:47
Total Topics: 0
Total Posts: 0
I ran into this exact same problem. Do not but the USB cable with the prolific chipset. They do not work with anything newer than win xp. Save yourself some time and money and buy the USB to serial cable at Staples, they have the one with the Fidi chipset. A fellow ham turned me on to this tip and it solved all my problems. No more dropped connections or blue screens of death.
73 Chip

Back to Top