Troubleshooting Kenwood TS-480SAT Control head

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by AL5P, Apr 22, 2020.

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  1. AL5P

    AL5P Ham Member QRZ Page

    TS-480 powers up from the ARCP software fine, does everything it is supposed to do.

    Control head displays nothing and won't power up the radio.

    When I press Power and DNL the control head goes through the PUSH Button list displaying all that ok.

    What am I missing? Can I get this working again?
     
  2. WC5P

    WC5P Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    First thing I would suspect would be the head unit cable, especially if it happens to be a homemade one.
     
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  3. W9FL

    W9FL Ham Member QRZ Page

    I know nothing about your issue, as I don't own a 480, but if you need a new head, they sell that separately. If you need repairs and can't do it yourself, might make sense just to get a new control head.

    https://www.gigaparts.com/kenwood-rc-480kit.html

    I just think it's kind of cool that you can purchase that separately at a reasonable price.
     
  4. WA4ILH

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    I agree with WC5P. I would suspect the head cable first. This can be ordered separately. I have a 480 and had to replace the cable. I assume you tried a MASTER RESET?
    Tom WA4ILH
     
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