Amateur Radio Control

Comcast may discontinue hosting web pages and these may disappear. I do not know when. The ability to update my pages was disabled early in 2014. Only today I discovered it had been restored. I was unable to get an answer as to whether editing would be restored or when web pages would be dropped. Sorry. 9/3/2014

 

-- NEW    (Downloads Below)

 A version of the TS-2000 Spreadsheet that will also program the TS-480 memories allowing identical memories in both radios as well as the real-time frequency control and a few other similarly programmed menu items.  (added 2/27/2014)

aLogger & aSatLogger below (added 2/17/2012)
 
 
TH-F7 Memory manager Spreadsheet NEW Vers 3.6 (added 2012/9/8)    Thanks to Marco, IZ2FNI for extensive testing.


 
 
Videos of my tape measure beam are also below. 

 

-- Excel Memory Management spreadsheets --  
 
Now for 32 and 64 bit PC Operating Systems.                                          Thanks to Laurie, G6ISY, for the 64 bit code.
    
They work with either Serial or USB ports.

These are Excel Workbooks that manage radio memories and do real-time control through serial or USB ports (with converter).
These Workbooks will work only on a PC, Sorry, not Macs. 
These workbooks can only be viewed with Open Office, but won't function.

Typical Features.
No DLLs to load, just the Workbook.
Requires a PC and Excel 97 through 2010 

You must enable Macros upon opening.

Read/Write all radio Memories.
      Plain English and abbreviated entries.    F = FM       107 = 107.2
      All Memories on ONE sheet; includes scan limits & Call.
      DTMF Memories.
      User selectable memory groups and sections.
      Everything for one Memory on one line (row).
      A really nice progress bar.
      Click to change the active Memory in the Radio.

Read/Write Menu items.
      Pop-up menus and in-cell help choosing values.
      VFO settings.
      Click to change the active PM in the D700.
      Some items are best left for manual operation.

Real time Control of Radio
      Enter frequency and Mode in sheet.
      Click on a frequency to tune Radio.
      Click button to grab Radio Frequency.
      Use all Excel features i.e. Cut, Copy Paste, etc.

NOTES:
      The TH-F6A & F7 Versions can read and write Kenwood MCP format data files (.fx).
      The 706 version has a slick way to quickly enter CTCSS frequencies into the Memories.

 

Click the respective links to download files.

>>>  For the Icom 706MkIIG
    For the 706MkIIG Spreadsheet Features List   Click Here  
    
 This is now preferred:
   For the 32/64 Bit 706MkIIG Spreadsheet
Click Here  514 KB    32/64 Bit systems
 ...Please Provide some feedback via my CONTACT page.
 
 Original version. DO NOT try this version unless the 32/64 bit version doesn't work for you: For the 32 Bit 706 MkIIG Spreadsheet
Click Here  1.2 MB   32 Bit ONLY 
 

 For 706MkIIG Split and Duplex instructionsClick Here

>>>  For the Kenwood TM-D700 
    For the TM-D700 Spreadsheet Features List  CLICK Here 
    
 This is now preferred:
   For the 32/64 Bit TM-D700 Spreadsheet
CLICK Here  844 KB    32/64 Bit systems
 ...Please Provide some feedback via my CONTACT page.
 
 Original version. DO NOT try this version unless the 32/64 bit version doesn't work for you: For the 32 Bit TM-D700 Spreadsheet
CLICK Here  2.3 MB  32 Bit ONLY

 For the TM-D700 F902 Fuse failure cause and my fixClick Here

>>>  For the Kenwood TH-F6A & TH-F7  
    For the TH-F6A & F7 Spreadsheet Features List  CLICK Here 
  
 These are now preferred:
    For the 32/64 bit TH-F6A Spreadsheet 
CLICK Here   895 kB   
    
For the 32/64 bit TH-F7 Spreadsheet  CLICK Here  Ver. 3.6  (added Sept 8 2012)        
 ...Please Provide some feedback via my CONTACT page.

 
 Original version. DO NOT try this version unless the 32/64 bit version doesn't work for you: For the TH-F6A 32 bit Only Spreadsheet CLICK Here  1.02 MB 32 Bit systems only  
  
Complete TH-F6A & F7 Computer Control Protocol Reference Click Here.          Includes a schematic for a serial interface level converter.   Minor fixes 2/24/2011

>>>  For the Kenwood TS-2000 
    For the TS-2000 Spreadsheet Feature List  CLICK Here 

  Preferred version :
   For the 32/64 bit TS-2000 Spreadsheet
CLICK Here  785kB    32/64 Bit systems
 ...Please Provide some feedback via my CONTACT page.
 
 Original version. DO NOT try this version unless the 32/64 bit version doesn't work for you: For the 32 bit TS-2000 Spreadsheet
CLICK Here   721 KB  32 bit systems ONLY
 

>>> For the Kenwood TS-2000 / TS-480 (added 2/27/3014) 
See the TS-2000 Spreadsheet features document above.

For the 32/64 bit TS-2000 / TS-480  Spreadsheet CLICK Here Vers4.8  919kB 32/64 Bit systems
...This is offered pretty much as-is. You may provide feedback via my CONTACT page. 

   While I will listen to suggestions for improvements, some things may be too complex for me to consider at this time and some impossible due to radio differences.  Please note that I am NOT planning to add more 480 functions.

 

--  aLogger and aSatLogger  (added 2/17/2012)  -- 
   
With permission from the author, I have these programs for download. 
   aLogger320.zip (1,404 KB)
  Click HERE         aSatLogger062.zip (1,665 KB)  Click HERE

What's aSatLogger do?

Facilitate comms with APRS and Packet Satellites. 
Control Kenwood D7, D700, D710's - serial port.
Adjust D7 & D700 for Doppler shift - not D710.
ASatLogger reconfigure  D7/D700/D710 in seconds for different satellite.
Relay satellite packets to the APRS-Internet System. 
Log Packets to disk for a permanent record.
Allow others to monitor Satellite communications via your station. 
Control a D7, D700, D710 and operate AsatLogger via Internet.
Files for common satellites and radios included.
Track multiple satellites - requires a Nova DDE Server and D7, D700, D710.

 

-- Tape Measure Beam Videos with sound   --


Tape measure beam Deploy Video.
Tape measure beam Stow Video.
There are stills of the construction technique on the Photos page. 

......... Updated 27 February 2014  Added the 480 sheet , various cleanups.........

 
Steve N.