Kenwood MCP Software

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by KK4UDO, Aug 24, 2017.

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  1. KK4UDO

    KK4UDO Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm trying with no luck to get the Kenwood MCP software working with my new-to-me TM-D700A. I'm using a Prolific USB t0 Serial cable that I have used before with Cisco gear with no problems. I am using a straight-through DB9M - DB9F connector with a "gender bender" on the end to convert to dual female plugs.

    The usb to serial device is recognized in device manager. I have tried setting COM port to both 1 and 2, and set the Baud Rate to 9600 (matches radio setting) and Flow Control to Xon / Xoff (along with the default of NONE) per a post I saw online. I have also tried using chirp, both are unsuccessful.

    Any tips so I can download/upload memories and settings vs having to go through manually and program each one?

  2. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    You need a null modem connection.

    T and R need to be swapped.

    Good Luck.
  3. KK4UDO

    KK4UDO Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm willing to try anything at this point, but I've read specifically that you do NOT need a null modem cable.

    From the kenwood MCP download site:
    I'll wire up a null modem and give that a shot.
  4. KK4UDO

    KK4UDO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just a quick update in case anyone else has problems. I ordered this and it worked perfectly.
    KA9JLM likes this.

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