TS-430S computer control?

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  1. KE4NHW

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    I have a TS-430S and want to know if it can be controlled from the computer. I would like to interface with something like logger32 or HRD, but can the rig frequency, band, etc be controlled from the computer? If so, what hardware is required? someone mentioned the IC-10 chipset, but I believe that's for the 440.

    If anyone has ever done this or has found out it can't be done please let me know. If it can be done can you please tell me what hardware is necessary to make it work?

    Many Thanks and 73
  2. W9GB

    W9GB Ham Member QRZ Page

    NO. The Kenwood TS-430S was the last radio (late 1970s) to not have that capability.
    This is why you never see this Kenwood model listed (support), by many PC applications.

    The follow-on Kenwood TS-440 and TS-140 transceivers had options to permit remote control (CAT) of these radio's micro-processors. The Kenwood IC-10 options are for those later model radios.
    You can still operated DIGITAL MODES (PSK31, JT, RTTY, etc.) for the TS-430S and earlier boatanchors , BUT your tuning is manual (operator required).
  3. KE4NHW

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    Thanks so much. I think I'll finish rounding this radio off with some other stuff then, either a DSP speaker or find a good DSP software for the computer and run it through the PC. So far the software I've found doesn't mention autonotch or other necessary features.

    Thanks for the info :) and though it may be a "boat anchor" it's been a good radio, I've made several skips across the ponds with her. I may upgrade later, but this baby will still stay in the shack as well.

  4. W9GB

    W9GB Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Kenwood TS-430S was their first generation solid-state HF transceiver with a general coverage SW receiver. An FM module was an option for "then new" 10 meter FM repeaters. Flyer:


    Many comments and constructive feedback by radio amateurs to Kenwood, regarding the TS-430S, were incorporated by the Japanese designers into the follow-on TS-440SAT transceiver -- one of their largest selling HF transceivers.
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