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TK-2207 or 2160 Program issue

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I have a TK-2207 (yes, from Singapore) and am trying to get it into programming mode to make the connection to my PC. It looks like it is most closely related to the 2160 in the USA. Anybody have any ideas on how to enter this mode? Thank you for any help you can give.
 

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There is no programming mode with the 2160. Just make sure the software is set for the correct com port, and you should be in business.
 
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I thought that would be the problem, but turns out that wasn't it. I have a USB programming cable and have installed a "generic" usb-serial driver because the cable I bought didn't come with one. I have tried all com ports and still not connecting properly. Any ideas?? Just to clear up...I should just have to install the driver, plug in the cable and turn on the radio and then read/write from the radio via the programming software?

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Sounds like a USB converter / driver problem. I keep a dedicated programming laptop with a true RS-232 serial port just to avoid the USB converter issues.
 

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im having the same problem with my laptop, but mine dosen have a serial port. it was working fine one day then something happpen. ive been down a month trying to figur it out.
 

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I just purchased one of these radios and it came with the supplied software. I have the cable hooked up to COM1 on my computer, the other end of my radio. In the software, I can, under the Tools Menu, view the radio information (serial no, frequency range, model type, and firmware version); however, I can not read or write data to/from the radio. The software seems to freeze on 0%.

Any advice?
 

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I seem to have resolved my own issue. I failed to realize that you had to press "OK" to start the read/write transfer. I assumed that when I gave the read/write command and the progress bar became visible, that no further action was required on my part.

Hopefully this helps someone else experiencing similar issues.
 
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