[aprssig] D710 cable
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Feb 24 17:35:25 CST 2016
On 2/24/2016 2:32 PM, Kevin Deckert via aprssig wrote:
> Is there a usb programming cable available for the D710 so I dont have to use
> a usb to serial adaptor?
A "USB programming cable" is just a serial-to-USB adapter under a different
name. You still have to screw around with buggy drivers (usually identical to
the ones for a generic serial<-->USB dongle) to create a virtual serial port on
the PC, since the Kenwood memory management program thinks exclusively in terms
of serial COM ports.
About the only advantage of the "programming cable is that you have a single
cable assembly with the Kenwood-style 8-pin mini-DIN on one end, instead of
two cables (Kendin-8-to DB9-Female and then DB9-Male-to-USB) back-to-back.
What ever kind of programming cable you get, make absolutely sure it is NOT NOT
NOT based on the Prolific 2303 serial<-->USB chip. The driver issues with
this chip are absolutely endless.
See the whole horrible story on my website at:
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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