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Interface Cable

MFJ-5383 Instruction Manual

Introduction

This installation instruction is provided to ensure proper installation of the MFJ-5383 Interface Cable, between your computer and amateur transceiver. The MFJ-5383 Interface Cable along with the Rig Windows™ software package is designed to work with most late model Kenwood, Yaesu, and ICOM transceivers.

There are four versions of the MFJ-5383 Interface Cable. Please be sure to follow the correct instruction section for the cable you have purchased. The MFJ-5383 Interface Cable is compatible with several different transceivers of the brands mentioned in the above paragraph. The transceivers that the MFJ-5383 Interface Cable is compatible with are listed below:

Kenwood, MFJ-5383K:

TS-50S, 140, 440, 450, 680, 690, 790, 850, 940, 940S, 950, and R5000 communications receiver. All of these use the MFJ-5383K Interface Cable.

The TS-50S and TS-940S and other transceivers that have the same interface port configuration will need the IF-10D interface unit. The IF-10D interface unit is available from Kenwood and makes them along with others compatible with radios like the TS-450S. For further information on transceiver/computer interfacing, please refer to the Operator's Manual for your particular Kenwood transceiver.

Yaesu, MFJ-5383Y, MFJ-5383YB:

There are two versions of the MFJ-5383Y Interface Cable available from MFJ Enterprises, the MFJ-5383Y and MFJ-5383YB. The difference between the two cables is that the MFJ-5383Y is equipped with a standard size 6-pin DIN plug, while the MFJ-5383YB is equipped with a MINI 6-pin DIN plug. First, we have the MFJ-5383Y which is compatible with the Yaesu FT-736R, FT-990 and FT-1000 transceivers. The MFJ-5383Y is compatible with other transceivers with the same CAT port PIN OUT configuration as these models. Please check your transceiver manual for PIN OUT information of the CAT port. Secondly, we have the MFJ-5383YB Interface Cable, which is compatible with transceivers such as the FT-840, FT-890 and FT-900. Either cable would plug into the CAT port on the back panel of the Yaesu transceivers. Other transceivers would be compatible, if interface port configurations are the same as the models listed above. For further and more detailed information on transceiver/computer interfacing, please refer to the Operator's Manual for your particular Yaesu transceiver.

ICOM, MFJ-5383I:

IC-725, 735, 745, 751, 761, 767, 781, R71A, E, and H, R471A, E, and H

All of the above mentioned transceivers are compatible with the MFJ-5383I Interface Cable. Some of the older models such as, IC-745 and IC-751 may require the UX-14 module installed in the radio. The interconnection is made through the 24-pin ACCESSORY port. Other transceivers such as, IC-725 and IC-735 use the 3.5mm, REMOTE port on the back of the transceiver. Compatibility would be the same for other transceivers with similar interface port configurations. For further information on transceiver/computer interfacing, please refer to the Operator's Manual for your particular ICOM transceiver.

Installation

Please follow each step in this Installation section of this instruction. This will ensure that a proper and correct installation is done in a minimal amount of time.
  1. Set the POWER switch on the computer, monitor, and transceiver to the OFF position.
  2. Plug the MFJ-5383K, Y, YB or I Interface Cable into an open serial port in the back of the computer. Secure it with the screws provided with the connector shell. It may be necessary to use a DB-25 to DB-9 adapter depending on the serial port configuration on your computer. These can be found at your local computer/electronics dealer.
  3. Plug the other end of the MFJ-5383K, Y, YB or I cable into your transceivers interface port. Please refer to the Operator's Manual for your particular transceiver as to the location and configuration of this port. If the plug provided does not match your radio, replace it with the correct plug, wired as per the diagram shown below. If any questions arise, please refer to the Operator's Manual for your particular transceiver.

Operation

This section will briefly describe operation of the transceiver and computer with the MFJ-5383 Interface Cable.
  1. Set the POWER switch on the monitor, computer, and transceiver to the ON position.
  2. Allow the computer to boot-up, then load your RIG control software.
  3. Configure the RIG control software with your particular transceiver interface and computer serial port settings. Please refer to the RIG control software Instruction manual and your Operator's Manual for any further information on interfacing.


     

Kenwood 440SAT owners manual AND DOTS OF DEATH GOOP!! VCO1 AND VCO5

Ok several requests for the TS440SAT owners manual here is the link for the pdf

http://inform2.kenwoodusa.com/Manuals/TS-440.pdf

That is direct from kenwood site

and while we are at that site here are a few more things to down load.

 

ServiceBulletins:
ASB0947A.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0947B.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0948A.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0948B.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0949A.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0949B.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0950.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
MAIN SOCKET

ASB0952A.JPG

ISSUES: DISPLAY INTERMITTENT

Service Bulletin

 

Download

For Models: TS-440S
MAIN SOCKET

ASB0952B.JPG

ISSUES: DISPLAY INTERMITTENT

Service Bulletin

 

Download

For Models: TS-440S
VCO5

ASB0973A.JPG

DOTS OF DEATH GOOP

Service Bulletin

 

Download

For Models:

 

TS-440S

SEE VENDOR http://myworld.ebay.com/paintedbridge 

VCO5

ASB0973B.JPG

DOTS OF DEATH PT2

Service Bulletin

Download
For Models:

 

TS-440S

SEE VENDOR http://myworld.ebay.com/paintedbridge 

PLL1 UNLOCK PROBLEM COMMON DOTS!! ONE BAND GROUP ONLY.

ASB0974A.JPG

:BAND PASS FILTER DIODES BAD

Service Bulletin

 

Download

For Models:

BA282 = NTE PN

 

 

TS-440S

: 555A , 1S2588 = NTE PN: 519 

10 EACH FOR A  TOTAL OF 20 PARTS PS : REPLACE THEM ALL!!

ASB0974B.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0986.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
 

 

Connectors:
Connector.pdf Connector Diagrams Download
For Models: ALLMODELS
Conn-Din-DC-Mic plugs (Tower Elec.).txt Connector Diagrams Download
For Models: ALLMODELS
connect.jpg Connector Diagrams Download
For Models: ALLMODELS
 

 

Kenwood Authorized Service Centers
 
 
 
Service Centers
 
Kenwood Authorized Service Center East
829 LynnHaven Pkwy., Suite 130
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Fax: (757) 340-6809
Repairs Only: (757) 340-1702
 
 
Kenwood Authorized Service Center West
17300 Marquardt Avenue
Cerritos, CA 90703
Fax: (562) 483-8749
Repairs Only: (562) 483-8740
 
 
Parts Distributors
 
Kenwood Amateur Parts
East Coast Transistor: (800) 637-0388
Web site: www.eastcoasttransistor.com
 
Pacific Coast Parts: (800) 262-1312
Web site: www.pacparts.com
 

there that should keep ya busy for the weekend!!

LOL!!

I burned the pdf's to a usb flash drive the went to Des Moines to office depot they printed the service manual and the above with a ring binder for less  than $40.00 a real nice job too!! well done office depot!!

The parts places above still have a few parts for the 440... if you have a repair biz it is worth the time to sign up as a wholesale account if you do not, they do sell at retail to everyone.

have a great weekend!!

Paul

dots on display

dots on display..

well best bet is to check all solder connections!!

I have found over 50 bad ones and my TS-440 sat lives!!

kenwood has service updates on the site.

 

ServiceBulletins:
ASB0947A.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0947B.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0948A.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0948B.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0949A.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0949B.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0950.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0952A.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0952B.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0973A.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0973B.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0974A.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0974B.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
ASB0986.JPG Service Bulletin Download
For Models: TS-440S
 

What I think is funny they did not mention to look for the bad solder conections.....

they had the solder pots too hot and did not skim off the slag well and not enough flux!!. so !!

bad connections!! parts in the air floating in the holes etc.!!

as a service tech I would have shared this!!

So I say break out the 7 watt isotip and have at it!!

note to all!! make sure your soldering skills are honed to the max before you even think to solder on a kenwood pc board!!

It is real easy to over heat the board and burn the print!! or over heat components!!

All for tonight more this week!!

73's

Paul

 


Also a link for the TS-440SAT service manual

Also a link for the service manual

Free ts-440s and ts-440sat service manual there is also the ones for the filters, power supply's and much more every thing you need to fix all the TS440sat gear!!
try this link

updated oct 14 2008
http://www.kb7tbt.com/manuals/

free but it is a big pdf 24.52 megs
I burned a copy to flash drive then took it to office depot they
printed it for 35 bucks with a nice ring binder.

you also may want to burn a copy to cd as a backup!!


73's
Paul in Iowa


Working on CW software.

Working on CW software.

I will post more each time I get some work done on this.

I think I found a good cheap pc an old dell p3 500 machine.

I found on e-bay an MFJ1278B multi-mode data controller WITH PACTOR.  It has 9 digital modes . Packet, Amtor, RTTY, ASCII, CW, 16 Gray level fax, Color  SSTV, Navtex, Contest Memory Keyer.  

I am working on the 440 chips right now so I may serial in to this box and use the pc.

CW is so fast on some thinks I am recieving... I am in hopes that a computer will decode the fast CW stream.

more on this in later posts

73's

Paul in Iowa


Hi there!! ref kenwood powercord parts and cords

Ok many e-mails on where to find kenwood powercords.

See this guy here on the bay http://stores.ebay.com/The-K1CRA-Radio-Store 

he does have the kenwood and more powercords and parts to make your own!!

and at super prices too!!

I bought the stuff to make an extension cord for the ps 50....  nice to have it remote!!

73's

Paul in Iowa


software source for everything LOL!!

Ok several requests for software i found a place that has links for most:

http://www.g3vfp.org/download.html

ham radio deluxe looks to be the best!!

here is the link below:

http://hrd.ham-radio.ch/

more later

73's

Paul in Iowa


CAT any one???

Here kitty kitty....

No not that kinda cat lol!!

ok here is the best source on the bay for cat

http://stores.ebay.com/RADIOS4YOU-ELECTRONIC-SPECIALTIES 

now for a few days you can find the TS440 ic10 chips and cat with usb at this url

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250161250395&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=015 

I know it is a listing for the rx kenwood but the cat is the same!!

also he has a reg web site too at :

http://www.radios4you.com

and the direct link to the RS 232 gear FOR MOST HF

http://www.radios4you.com/rs232-interface.html 

AND ARE MADE BY YOU GUESSED IT

"The interfaces are custom made by ZLP Electronics in the UK they make the best ones!! "

and they also ship with HRD too!!

I have my set on the way!!

73's

Paul in Iowa


cat and computer audio for CW

Ok I need help.

I understand I need audio in and out of the pc to the ts440 for the software to work for encode and decode on CW etc.

so how is everyone doing this??

Paul in Iowa

 

Ok I found this link

http://www.psk31.com/ 


No RX HUMMMMMM this is a good one!!

Well
we had power out for a few hours.... I went to fire up the 440 for wwv....   no rx!!!
hummm I had audio hiss at a low leval....
ok maybe the antenna was dammaged by the ice...
switched coax to the inside antenna.. still no wwv even with just the tip in the socket ....
well what the heck I shouted!!
so as this is my good unit I have it bolted under the shelf and have the cat stuff in it for remote when I want that...
I removed it from the shelf and had it just on the bench...
still no rx... hummmmm
So well off the small rf cover comes...
I looked in side to find the short wire from the PCB to the so239 center pin was not soldered!!!
WOW what a find!!!
easy fix too!!
I tightened the jack to the case first.. then soldered it...
ok all is well now!!
Ya know that was the intermittent that was affecting when the tuner was in line.... must to have been when the relay was clicking in and out it was arcing!!

glad to have it fixed as my weekend plans are to work on the new 440 just in off e-bay... it has the dots at times but when it works WOW!!
the rx is out of this world!!! best I have seen in the 440's yet!!!

I will keep you posted on the new one!!
Happy holiday's every one!!
Paul in Iowa


Hey 440 Dots of death fix it kit now on e-bay!!!

Hi gang!!

Look at this guy on e-bay http://myworld.ebay.com/paintedbridge .

He is offering VCO 5 dots of death fix it kits!!! even has instructions too!!

I ordered 2 kits for my 2 units.... that way I can do it right with new parts!!

ALSO SEE THE POST ON KENWOOD OWNERS LIT BELOW. THERE IS A VCO 1 DOTS FIX TOO!! 

73'S

Paul in Iowa

 

 



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