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TH-D72A

Nov 3rd 2012, 17:03

N3MRM

Joined: May 11th 2001, 00:00
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I just purchased a TH-D72A. Could someone explain how to find the Virtual Com Port Driver on a computer.

Mike N3MRM
Nov 3rd 2012, 17:23

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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The virtual com port driver is a piece of software you install on your computer, to enable you to connect a USB device to a computer that lacks COM ports. A lot of older software was written for serial ports.

http://www.kenwood.com/i/products/info/amateur/vcp_e.html
This Kenwood page describes how to install that software. You don't need this software if you are using an older computer with a COM port, or install a serial (COM) port on your new computer. I purchased a serial card for my Windows 7 computer that only cost $10. It works great--I got it to handle the T/R switching when running digital soundcard modes like JT65, PSK31, and RTTY.

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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