Kenwood TS 870 and Panadapter

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Kenwood TS 870 and Panadapter

Post by dubo2319 » 19 Feb 2016, 14:54

Hi All
Did any one had a chance to have this done with Kenwood TS 870?, there is an only little information on the Internet with all expensive SDR receivers.

I mean if any of the cheap SDR receivers can be used for this connected to the IF output of the radio?

For example this one:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/100-KHZ- ... 84cdd13e09

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Re: Kenwood TS 870 and Panadapter

Post by dubo2319 » 24 Feb 2016, 08:49

Hi All

This is a small update.

Yesterday I have connected this small RTL dongle (link below) to my laptop and I have used the HDSDR free software to run the dongle.

http://www.essexham.co.uk/news/realtek- ... ounds.html

Antenna for the dongle was connected to the EXT RX OUT (sharing the antenna) on the back of the KENWOOD TS 870 and this worked nicely I was able to see activity on the waterfall starting from 24Mhz.

Now I am waiting for the USB to Serial cable to arrive and see I if I will be able to change the modes and frequencies through the HDSDR in my radio.

I will post the updates soon.

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Re: Kenwood TS 870 and Panadapter

Post by andymuza » 24 Feb 2016, 10:40

I am very interested in how you get on with this so keep me informed.

Haven't had much chance to get on my 870 of late but hoping to soon.
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Re: Kenwood TS 870 and Panadapter

Post by FAFFER » 27 Feb 2016, 11:16

Also interested! :thumbup:
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Re: Kenwood TS 870 and Panadapter

Post by dubo2319 » 29 Feb 2016, 10:36

Hello Guys

This is a promised update.
I can confirm that all can be controlled through the HDSDR.
Ham Radio Deluxe needs to be "ON" in the background, and there is a option that needs to be selected in HDSDR to have both of them synchronised.
I will post the video soon as I can showing all this working.

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Re: Kenwood TS 870 and Panadapter

Post by dubo2319 » 29 Feb 2016, 18:24

Hello Guys
Please see the quick video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cnTBH7hojg

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Re: Kenwood TS 870 and Panadapter

Post by andymuza » 29 Feb 2016, 18:46

Looks great and seems to be working well. Would have like to have seen it working on a busier band such as 20 or 40 mtrs though but I know these dongles only cover down to 24MHz.
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