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cable questions

This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Casey, KA5WAX 6 days, 22 hours ago.

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    Eva, KN6CZD
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    I keep buying the wrong cables… any suggestions?

    (1) what options do i have to extend a 25 feet coax by 10 feet.
    (2) If you are using a Kenwoood TM-D710/or TM-v71 what cable that would work with chirp and includes a driver for macs. I believe the kenwood mobiles both need the same plug.

    Thanks!
    eva

    #10803

    David, KM6DOV
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    Eva,
    Here’s the cable I bought. It’s a lot cheaper than Kenwood, and the FTDI driver is supported by Mac. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E83ZPBI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    https://chirp.danplanet.com/issues/1287 has some instructions on how to configure Chirp and where to connect the cable.

    The easiest way to extend coax 10 feet is to buy a 10 foot cable with ends and a barrel connector. The “right” way is to buy a cable that’s the correct length and replace the whole thing. If the barrel connection is going to be outside, use some cable sealing tape around it. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HWROO7E/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Best of luck on your radio project! You picked a great radio, in my opinion.

    #10804

    Eva, KN6CZD
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    Thanks DOV. Good to know that programming cable works. Will probably buy a new coax…

    #10807

    Casey, KA5WAX
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    thanks for mentioning that Radio, Eva. I just read the manual and it looks like it ticks a number of checkboxes I had.

    The central odd-ball checkbox is some kind of bank scanning. the 10 ‘bank’ scan ranges based on memory location looks good to me.

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