USB CAT Cable for Kenwood TS-450s / TS-690 / TS-790 / TS-850s / TS-950s, etc.
This cable is fitted with 6-pin DIN male connector and based on the FTDI FT232RL USB to serial UART interface. It is designed specifically for CAT control via USB port of the following Kenwood transceivers: TS-450s, TS-690, TS-790, TS-850s, TS-950s, etc. The power supply is done over the USB interface, following the USB 2.0 specifications. This is not a straightforward cable, there is an internal converter circuit board (interface) mounted in the USB shell. It completely replaces the Kenwood IF-232C interface.
The cable will also work with the following radios if the correct Interface board is fitted to the radio:
TS-140s, TS-680s - requires Kenwood IF-10C
TS-711A, TS-811A - requires Kenwood IF-10A
TS-50s, TS-60s - requires Kenwood IF-10D
TS-940s - requires Kenwood IF-10B
TS-440s, R-5000 - requires Kenwood IC-10
Virtual COM Port Drivers are available at the FTDI website (click here). Virtual COM port (VCP) drivers cause the USB device to appear as an additional COM port available to the PC. Application software can access the USB device in the same way as it would access a standard COM port. Installation guides are available from the Installation Guides page of the Documents section of the FTDI website for selected operating systems. Works on all operating systems.