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problems getting dosbox to talk to usb cable

Thanks for adding me. I am trying to program a couple of Kenwood 862 uhf radios for use in the GMRS band. I downloaded KGP 29D from here then downloaded dosbox.  I have a Acer laptop running win 10 .  The difficulty seems to be in getting the kgp29d to talk to the radio through the  USB port. the kpg29d offers port1 or port2 neither setting will let the computer see the  radio. I even tried downloading a PL2303HXA for the USB but ether I did not install it right or I am totally lost. Likely totally lost. LOL  on a side note I did get a Kenwood 805D to front panel program so I can get by.  A better solution would be a repeater but I can't handle the repeater cost .  The big picture is to get reliable communication between my wife and myself.  I am a very active wheel chair bound 55 year old. so much so that I get my chair stuck in the mud or get trapped someplace with dead batteries on my chair.  last fall I got stuck on the backhoe.  A battery charger fell so if I drove forward I would drive over it and there was no way of backing out of the mess. My wife was in the house but the thick brick walls made it so my wife could not hear me holler for help.  Help came 45 min later. My son who was 1/2 mile away heard me and came to investigate.  10 min after my son showed up some neighbors showed up from 1/2 mile away.  I want something better than the hope that i can holler loud enough for someone to hear me.  Many thanks and  a prayer for Gods blessings to you for whatever help that you can offer.
 
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bigearl said

Thanks for adding me. I am trying to program a couple of Kenwood 862 uhf radios for use in the GMRS band. I downloaded KGP 29D from here then downloaded dosbox.  I have a Acer laptop running win 10 .  The difficulty seems to be in getting the kgp29d to talk to the radio through the  USB port. the kpg29d offers port1 or port2 neither setting will let the computer see the  radio. I even tried downloading a PL2303HXA for the USB but ether I did not install it right or I am totally lost. Likely totally lost. LOL  on a side note I did get a Kenwood 805D to front panel program so I can get by.  A better solution would be a repeater but I can't handle the repeater cost .  The big picture is to get reliable communication between my wife and myself.  I am a very active wheel chair bound 55 year old. so much so that I get my chair stuck in the mud or get trapped someplace with dead batteries on my chair.  last fall I got stuck on the backhoe.  A battery charger fell so if I drove forward I would drive over it and there was no way of backing out of the mess. My wife was in the house but the thick brick walls made it so my wife could not hear me holler for help.  Help came 45 min later. My son who was 1/2 mile away heard me and came to investigate.  10 min after my son showed up some neighbors showed up from 1/2 mile away.  I want something better than the hope that i can holler loud enough for someone to hear me.  Many thanks and  a prayer for Gods blessings to you for whatever help that you can offer.

Go on the Miklor website and download the older prolific driver version, it should work. Also, make sure you delete the current driver and shut off automatic driver download.
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Sam55671, Thank you  I will try that.
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Try serial cable less headache .do you know the difference between proflic and ftdi cable.please look - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Programming-Cable-for-Kenwood-Mobile-Radio-TK-840-TK-850-TK-852-TK-859-TK-862/183724641968?hash=item2ac6d78eb0:g:v3UAAOSwEjlbNjwn (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Programming-Cable-for-Kenwood-Mobile-Radio-TK-840-TK-850-TK-852-TK-859-TK-862/183724641968?hash=item2ac6d78eb0:g:v3UAAOSwEjlbNjwn)

Hobby and love to  the job done
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bigearl said

Sam55671, Thank you  I will try that.

take prolific driver 3.2.0.0 , it works for me also. download on my website www.amateurinfo.nl under drivers. best regards PD0RS Charles
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You didn't mention it, so I'm not sure if you have DOSbox configured correctly. More than just plugging in the cable and selecting COM1 or COM2 in the Kenwood software, you also need to associate the cable with COM1 or COM2 by changing the DOSbox.conf file. Could you share the Serial section of your Dosbox.conf file? I'm guessing that is the issue. This page describes the format, if you need help getting it right I can go get my configuration file:

https://www.dosbox.com/wiki/Dosbox.conf#.5Bserial.5D (Dosbox.conf - DOSBoxWiki)
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