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KPG-4 and TK-730H

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jscott488

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I have done everything I can think of to get this thing to read. Old slow computer, KPG-7D, KPG-4 cable, DOS (not just the window).. I keep getting a "check connection" error message. I have tried two different cables. I have experience with Mother /\/\, but I am not a Kenwood guy. Is there something I'm missing?
 

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Quick question, is it pure dos? Or like Windows 95/98 restarted into dos mode?
The reason I ask is my old computer is Win98 booted into dos mode. Sometimes Windows will disable the the com port (go figure) and I have to re-enable it in windows then reboot back to dos to get the com port to work.
 

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IIRC you have to put the radio into programming mode. Are you doing that? I'll have to check, but I think you push key one and two and power it on, you will see PG in the display.

Jim
 

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Quick question, is it pure dos? Or like Windows 95/98 restarted into dos mode?
The reason I ask is my old computer is Win98 booted into dos mode. Sometimes Windows will disable the the com port (go figure) and I have to re-enable it in windows then reboot back to dos to get the com port to work.
I'll try that tomorrow. Its windows 98 but booted with a dos boot disk. I'll have to find the hardware settings somewhere in that dinosaur. It's my third programming computer. They are getting hard to find.
 

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IIRC you have to put the radio into programming mode. Are you doing that? I'll have to check, but I think you push key one and two and power it on, you will see PG in the display.

Jim
Yep. Hold "button 1" while powering on... I see pg on the screen but the thing just wont communicate.

Yep.
 
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