[CQ-Contest] RE: SO2R with KENWOOD Radios +++

Eric Hilding dx35 at hilding.com
Sun Jan 23 17:50:31 EST 2005

Barry, W2UP wrote:

 > In one of your other posts you mentioned a Y connector.  That's
 > exactly how I accomplished it.  To the best of my knowledge, there is
 > no such animal available commercially. So, I made my own.

You are obviously an enterprising experimenter...Congrats, Barry !!!

 > What I did was buy a few RS232 A/B boxes.  IIRC, I bought them from
 > cyberguys.com for about $5 each (this was several years ago).

Nice tip...I hope this option may help others here...Tnx.

 > Each radio's band data goes to a TTD Band Decoder.  Output from each
 > decoder goes to a serial port on the computer

But doesn't the radio's "band data" go from a non-serial port connection on 
the rigs to the TTD Band Decoder?  If that's the case, this won't work on 
the Kenwood TS-870S or TS-480S.

Tnx & 73...

Rick, K6VVA

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