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#1 PastorGary

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 07:37 AM

I haven't had good luck trying to find a SERIAL program cable for some of my Kenwoods...

 

I did locate this one at Amazon.com....  anyone familiar with this particular cable and vendor at Amazon?

 

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/B00JB1WBAQ

 

 

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 07:23 PM

it "looks" right. the Kenwood cables I have are db25's wdb9 adapters. I have a USB for the some mobiles.

If I saw this this morning I would have looked up the par t#'s for you from Kenwood. will look Monday if thats any help.

you know for 14 bucks I'd go for it.


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 04:44 AM

Thanks, John - I may do that and give this one a try. I have had the software for many years - just no RELIABLE way to get the radio connected to the PC. 



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Posted 01 June 2014 - 05:01 PM

I haven't had good luck trying to find a SERIAL program cable for some of my Kenwoods...
 
I did locate this one at Amazon.com....  anyone familiar with this particular cable and vendor at Amazon?
 
http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/B00JB1WBAQ
 
 
Thanks...


Are you needing this cable for a Tk mobile series radio or a TK hand held. If you are looking for Hand hald it should be correct, if mobile then you would need the serial to RJ45 cable.

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 05:36 PM

Thanks, Dave - If you look carefully at the photo in the link, it has TWO cable ends - this is a dual capability cable with RJ45 as well as the external mic connector style for the portables that use that configuration.



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 09:23 AM

PG - I was able to get a hold of my friend who services Kenwoods in Milwaukee and he said that cable should work for you.


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 09:43 AM

Thanks, Jake - It's on order....



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 05:23 PM

let me know how it works.


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 06:16 AM

Will do, John... It is scheduled for delivery by the weekend. Hopefully, the testing will net some positive results.



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 06:30 AM

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:29 PM

John and anyone who may be interested -

 

The Kenwood programming cable, as listed in post # 1 above, arrived today. It is superior quality with very good components. The software CD ROM that came with the cable has many segments that might be useful for some purchasers, but I already had Kenwood software and only needed the cable.  I'm using KPG56D and KPG76D software and did some minor updating on a couple of my TK-370G portables, a TK760G mobile and 3 of the TK-863G mobiles.  Everything is just fine and I can recommend this SERIAL PORT terminated dual RJ45 and mic plug cable. (For XP computers, remember to select COM PORT 3.)

 



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 05:26 PM

P/S to above   /\

 

The new cable works so well that I also ordered the cable for my Kenwood TK-280 and TK-380 portables....

 

http://www.amazon.co...0/dp/B002Y5OA5U



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:09 PM

Glad to hear that the cable worked and even better that the quality was as you say "superior quality". Personally I have had my share of sub-standard quality items from e-bay an amazon... Etc.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 02:38 AM

That was my issue as well, Dave.  However, it looks as if the vendor may have purchased someone's old stock and is selling these at a reasonable price.  The quality and construction is commercial, not something just thrown together in a garage somewhere.

 

I have my entire responder radio system updated, except for the TK 280 and TK380 portables... and I'll do those as soon as the KPG36 cable arrives this week

 

With hurricane season under way, I'm glad that I have nearly everything ready to go if needed.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 05:58 PM

The second cable arrived today - This is the one for programming the TK 280 and TK 380 portables and is every bit the quality of the first one. My source is Valley Enterprises, in Idaho...

 

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http://www.valley-ent.com/catalog/






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