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Kenwood TM-D700 Works Great with RemoteRig
« on: 2011-08-13, 17:47:34 »
I've heard of people making this radio work with RemoteRig but not much in terms of wiring and configuration.  I got it working by using settings and hardware and wiring configurations as a combination of a D710 and a TS-2000.

On the control side, the D700 mic works as-is.  Note that it works just as a mic.  No up - down or VFO switching or memory control or other functions.  Just plug into RRC-control Aux/mic input.  The D700 control head plugs into the RRC-control TTL port with the normal 6p4c (4/6pol) to 4p4c (4/4pol) cable supplied by Kenwood used to separate the D700 control head from the main radio unit.  Strap the Aux/mic and jumper as a D710 on the RRC-control.  Attach a speaker.  Set the "radio settings" menu as a TS-2000.

On the radio side, use an RJ-45 straight through cable from the Aux/mic port on the RRC-radio to the main unit mic input.  The black one supplied by Microbit works fine.  Use a straight 6p4c to 6p4c cable from RRC-radio TTL port to main unit control head input.  You can buy or make one. Strap the Aux/mic and jumper as a D710 on the RRC-radio. Connect from radio speaker output to RRC-radio speaker input ("sp") with normal 3.5 mm stereo plugs.  Set the "radio settings" menu as a TS-2000.

I think I got it all.  Now I can check into my public service weekly net while on vacation this week. 

73  Tedd K6OI

 

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Re: Kenwood TM-D700 Works Great with RemoteRig
« Reply #1 on: 2011-08-18, 15:24:41 »
Ok thank you for testing. I will add the D700 to the list of supported radios.

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Re: Kenwood TM-D700 Works Great with RemoteRig
« Reply #2 on: 2011-08-20, 12:46:09 »
I have always used the TM-D700 with Remoterig with no issues. Configured just like a TS2000 since they share the same control head. I think the TM-D700 was in the manual, but removed when the TM-D710 was added. May be wrong.

I have always wondered if older Kenwood radios like TM-732 TM-733 and TM-742 would also work since they also use remote heads with possible TTL connections.

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Re: Kenwood TM-D700 Works Great with RemoteRig
« Reply #3 on: 2011-11-04, 07:19:45 »
Is the D710 control head compatible with the TS-2000?

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Re: Kenwood TM-D700 Works Great with RemoteRig
« Reply #4 on: 2018-09-03, 21:09:54 »
No it is not. Different protocol.