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KPG56d for Win10 - what do I need?

guttapercha

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Hi,
I dug out my old TK860G with the intention of setting it up for GMRS. I used this radio in the late 90s for the same application, but in a different area with different PL tones on repeaters. This radio goes down into 440, but with not-great sensitivity. I'll probably throw some ham repeaters in anyway. I found that I still have an RS232 (DB25) cable to program, but no longer have the floppy with software. Pretty sure I used Windows98 back in the day and it ran under its version of DOS.

Should I get a USB to RS232 converter, or a new cable?

The software question is a mystery. There are sellers on ebay that state that version 4.22 works with Win10. This seems suspect.

Thanks,
JD
 
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There are sellers on ebay that state that version 4.22 works with Win10. This seems suspect.

Thanks,
JD
Pretty sure that 4.22 is the final release for that software.

It's pretty common on the Internet, don't pay for it.

DOS software is not an option for the TK-860G, only windows.

You have 3 options for programming cables.

1: load the software on a computer that has a hardware RS-232 port.

2: find a USB<->RS-232 converter.

3: buy a new USB cable. All three options are fine.

These radios and software are pretty straight forward, and you will have no problems programming on modern a computer.
 

guttapercha

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Thank you for the responses. I was able to find 4.22. For the cable, I'm going to opt for a new USB cable. My logic is that since the RS-232 cable that I have now requires 9v, I don't know if the voltage will play well with whatever chip converts the USB to serial.
 
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