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Nov 3rd 2012, 17:03


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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


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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.
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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