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bluesdaddy9447 10-01-2012 7:59 PM

TH-f6a programing
 
bought a usp cable to read and program my TH F6 but having trouble with port and then says timed out. Can some one help? Thanks

MarkWestin 10-02-2012 4:08 AM

I used to own the TH-F6 but I sold it about 10 years ago. Most "Programmer" programs work in about the same way. What operating system is on your computer? What is the brand and model of the cable that you have? Did you get a driver CD with your cable? If you can provide more information perhaps I or another member can help you sort this out.

Mark

gewecke 10-02-2012 4:31 AM

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Originally Posted by bluesdaddy9447 (Post 1829802)
bought a usp cable to read and program my TH F6 but having trouble with port and then says timed out. Can some one help? Thanks

Try programming it by hand instead. Sometimes it's easier than you think. ;)

73,
n9zas

bluesdaddy9447 10-02-2012 6:11 AM

My pc OS is XP pro the cable is usb and plugs into th speaker/mic jack, no name on it.

WA0CBW 10-04-2012 12:20 PM

The programming cable is not a standard USB. You need a programming cable designed for the THF-6.

BB

W9JY 10-04-2012 1:03 PM

I have a Kenwood TH-F6A. I use the PG-4Y cable made by Kenwood. It has a serial interface. My computer didn't have a serial interface so I bought a Tripp-Lite USB Serial Adapter to get a serial port. I use the Kenwood Programming Software. It can be downloaded here. Memory Control Program MCP-F6/F7

If you are using a cable that plugs into the radio and has a usb port on the other end it might be a 3rd party cable. In that case it might have a USB to Serial converter built into it. It is basically showing up on the computer as a Serial (COM) port. It might help to identify which COM port it is using and select that one within the software.

Bret - W9JY

Wrong 10-04-2012 5:12 PM

Go into the menu and change the default setting for the ext mic port, change it from mic to pc and then try you cable.

Fuzy_GSXR1000 10-05-2012 1:55 AM

LOL after about two days I sat down took a deep breath and taught myself how to program it by hand.Honistly I got the radio and the ca le to talk to the computer but it isnt as hard to program it by hand if you have the steps down pat. I have the nifty notes and links to the easy program guide. PM me if you cant get it and I do all I can to get you up and running!!!!

Fuzy_GSXR1000 10-05-2012 1:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Wrong (Post 1831338)
Go into the menu and change the default setting for the ext mic port, change it from mic to pc and then try you cable.

Yes what is it menu 9 then PC instead of spkr/mic?

W9JY 10-05-2012 4:09 PM

I do remember having to change the SP/MIC setting to PC as well. The manual for the radio can be found here. http://www.kenwoodusa.com/UserFiles/...uals/TH-F6.pdf . Page 45 has the procedure to change the setting.

Bret - W9JY

Fuzy_GSXR1000 10-05-2012 6:53 PM

Yes I downloaded that and saved it to my iPad. This is just for me,I figured that in a pinch I would someday need to know how to program it by hand if somebody says go to 144.....simplex ect. Like most stated here after you do it a few times or in my case about 12 lol, you will almost memorize the steps! I still don't have all the different features down pat but little by little I'm learning.

gewecke 10-05-2012 7:55 PM

This is useful too. Just found this for another member, ;)

Kenwood TH F6A service menu switch : resource detail


73,
n9zas

Fuzy_GSXR1000 10-06-2012 7:11 PM

Wow your amazing!! How cool is that!!!

bluesdaddy9447 10-06-2012 8:02 PM

OK, I got my cable to work with the program MPC-F6F7, read the radio fine. Now if someone would help by instructing me on how to get the freq for all avaliable stations in my area then putting them in my radio. Thanks..

W9JY 10-08-2012 4:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gewecke (Post 1831900)
This is useful too. Just found this for another member, ;)

Kenwood TH F6A service menu switch : resource detail


73,
n9zas


I was not aware of that site. Lots of useful stuff. Thanks for posting it.

Bret - W9JY

W9JY 10-08-2012 4:13 PM

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Originally Posted by bluesdaddy9447 (Post 1832356)
OK, I got my cable to work with the program MPC-F6F7, read the radio fine. Now if someone would help by instructing me on how to get the freq for all avaliable stations in my area then putting them in my radio. Thanks..

There's a couple ways to do that. I bought a repeater directory from the ARRL. That book has all of the registered repeaters in it. Another way is to use the Radio Reference Database. You can see a link for Databases at the top of the page. Use the Frequency Database. Enter your location info to search for frequencies in your area. You can probably find the Amateur Repeaters in your area as well as Public Service Frequencies that you might want to monitor.

Bret - W9JY

Fuzy_GSXR1000 10-13-2012 8:33 PM

Bluesdaddy found a good 2 meter repeater today 147.2700 pl tone 141.3 BERS A buddy told me its linked to many repeaters in diffrent states could be fun!!!


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