Kenwood TK-862 Programming difficulty
Computer not reading the radio or getting into programming mode.
I tried holding a couple of buttons down while restarting the radio to see if I could get it into programming mode or something. Not sure if there is a specific combination, if that's even necessary, or if my COMM port isn't working correctly. I tried to make sure my COMM port was correctly selected and it says there is not COMM Port 2, so I'm assuming I have the correct one selected.
Previously I used software for the 862G and a USB cable and it made both channel buttons light up red when trying to read it, but it was the wrong program for that radio. I can't get anything similar to happen with the correct software and the COM cable.
I tried a different computer running DOSbox and the KPG29D program, but I get the message that it could bot read the radio, "take it radio out of scan. Take radio out of transmit" again. Might be the cable, though it is new. Not sure how to take the radio out of those two modes or put it in programming mode….
I used a max232 home production cable.
Programming better that the antenna is connected
The TK-862 will program with CHIRP using the KPG-4 USB cable.