Topband: New HOWTO on Monitoring CAT Commands
Ian Wade G3NRW
g3nrw-radio at ntlworld.com
Thu Feb 16 13:19:07 PST 2012
Recently, while writing Excel VBA code for tools to manage the Kenwood
TS-590S, I found the need to monitor the CAT commands issued by my
software to the radio, and to check the responses from the radio.
I have now documented the procedures, in "How To Monitor Kenwood TS-590S
CAT Commands". Following these procedures, you can monitor the CAT
traffic between well-known applications (such as HRD, Fldigi, etc) and
the radio, and also generate your own CAT commands using PuTTY.
Two other very useful utilities are briefly described: USBDeview and
Although written primarily with the TS-590S in mind, the procedures are
in fact usable with almost any radio that supports CAT commands.
To download the HOWTO, go to the TS-590S Resources Page:
Scroll down to the "HOWTOs" section, then click on the link:
"HOWTO monitor TS-590S CAT commands".
This is the first version of the HOWTO. If you have any feedback, or
find any errors or misleading statements, please let me know.
The TS-590S Resources Page:
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