[aprssig] TM-271A manual;

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Thu Mar 10 15:23:18 CST 2005

scott at opentrac.org wrote:

>D'Oh!  That really sucks.  I could swear the specs on Gigaparts said it had
>one.  I tried to download the full manual, but it came back as a 0-byte
I downloaded the TM271 manual with no problems  and have placed it on my 


Look for "Kenwwood TM271 Manual.PDF" .  As usual, left-clicking the link 
will try to open the PDF in your browser, while RIGHT-clicking will 
offer to "Save Target As... " which is usually what one wants.  It's a 
1.25MB file download.

I quickly reviewed the manual and, yes there IS NO minidin on the US 
model.  I can't understand why they left the MiniDIN I/O connector off.  
Perhaps this is a damning commentary on the state of packet in the U.S. 
vs in Europe!     I wonder if this has something to do with the NOAA 
weather radio alert function built into the US version that is not in 
the Euro model???? 

I would assume the hole in the case, and the pads on the PC board would 
still be there for the din plug. Perhaps one could thread a pigtail made 
from the female end of a PS/2 extension cord through the plugged hole 
and tack the leads down to the empty pads inside,   if you can't find an 
exact match solderdown PS/2 jack to fit the PC board.  (Perhaps, we 
could send a message to Kenwood if great numbers of US users start 
ordering "replacement part"  jacks for the Euro version. )

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