I was wondering if someone could help me.
I purchased a data cable and disk to use with my TS-680S.
I plugged it in and followed the disk instructions, but my computer said that it wasn't the right driver to run this.
Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to download the correct driver to get my Kenwood TS-680S running with
my personal computer that is running the MS Windows 7 OS ?
The Kenwood TS-680S is very similar to TS-140S but additionally provides 6 meter coverage.
Power output is 100 watts SSB/CW on 160-15 meters, 95 watts on 10 meters and 10 watts on 6 meters.
This radio requires 13.8 VDC at 20 amps.
REAR PANEL VIEW - TS-140 / TS-680 -- NOTICE that this TS-140 photo has NO ACC1 -- Computer control option is NOT installed !!
Computer control for the Kenwood TS-680 / TS-140 was an option (1980s) -- SO you need to install the Piexx option board (picture attached)
OR have the original Kenwood option board (IF-10C) installed (provides the 6-pin DIN, ACC1 on rear panel)
Assumption: You purchased a USB to Radio computer control cable from an Internet company (Eastern Asia supplier?).
These Eastern Asia companies love to sell hardware, but consistently come up SHORT on the USB drivers (and OS support) that is CRITICAL.
CONTACT company where you bought it for CORRECT USB Driver (and Windows 7 support) -- OR -- RETURN IT !!
UK radio amateurs should always insist on products that use the FTDI chipset for USB (UK company).
Last edited by W9GB; 09-28-2011 at 10:29 PM.
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