TS-890S Software

| mayo 2, 2019

TS-890S Windows Software

This is a description of the Windows software used to control the TS-890S from a PC.

Name Description
ARCP-890 This is software that controls the TS-890S from the PC.
ARHP-890

This is the host program used on the host station PC to remotely control the TS-890S through a network.

This is used with the ARCP-890.

(This is used when the internal TS-890S KNS server function is not used.)

ARVP-10

This is the VoIP software to send TX/RX audio when the TS-890S is remotely controlled through a network.

(There are two types of ARVP-10: the ARVP-10H and ARVP-10R.)

(This is used when the internal TS-890S VoIP is not used.)

ARUA-10

This is software to substitute the microphone and speaker of the PC for a microphone and speaker of the TS-890S when the connection is a USB connection. The output audio of the TS-890S can sound from the PC speaker through the USB audio. Also, the audio input to the PC microphone can be transmitted from the TS-890S through the USB audio.

(This software is not used when a user-made audio cable is connected from the ACC 2 connector.)

(This software is not used to remotely control through a network.)

Virtual COM Port Driver

This is software allowing you to use the ARCP-890 and ARHP-890 by installing the software in the PC and connecting the TS-890S to a PC with a USB cable.

(This software is not used when a serial or LAN cable is connected.)

The typical system configurations that use the TS-890S and Windows software are described below.

Refer to “TS-890S KENWOOD NETWORK COMMAND SYSTEM Setting Manual” which describes detailed information on the configuration method for remote control.

Controlling the TS-890S from an Adjacently-placed PC (with a Microphone Connected to the TS-890S and an Internal Speaker)

Using the LAN connector

Signal Type PC

Connection

Method

TS-890S
Software Hardware Hardware

Control

signal

ARCP-890 LAN Cable Connect to the LAN connector
Audio signal

No

connection

Microphone connected to the TS-890S and internal speaker

Note:

Configure “On (LAN)” in “KNS Operation (LAN Connector)” of the TS-890S.

Using the USB connector

Signal Type PC Connection TS-890S
Software Hardware Method Hardware

Control

signal

Virtual COM port driver and ARCP-890 USB cable Connect to the USB-B connector.
Audio signal

No

connection

Microphone connected to the TS-890S and internal speaker

Note:

With these system configurations, the bandscope screen refreshes at a slower speed.

Using the COM connector

Signal

Type

PC

Connection

Method

TS-890S
Software Hardware Hardware

Control

signal

ARCP-890

RS-232C

cable

Connect to the COM connector.
Audio signal

No

connection

Microphone connected to the TS-890S and internal speaker

Note:

With these system configurations, the bandscope screen refreshes at a slower speed

Controlling the TS-890S from an Adjacently-placed PC (with a Microphone and Speaker Connected to the PC )

Using the LAN connector

Signal Type PC

Connection

Method

TS-890S
Software Hardware Hardware

Control

signal

ARCP-890 LAN Cable Connect to the LAN connector.
Audio signal ARCP-890 and Windows sound driver Microphone and speaker connected to a PC

Note:

Configure “On (LAN)” in “KNS Operation (LAN Connector)” of the TS-890S

Using the USB connector

Signal Type PC Connection TS-890S
Software Hardware Method Hardware

Control

signal

Virtual COM port driver and ARCP-890 USB cable Connect to the USB-B connector.
Audio signal ARUA-10 and Windows sound driver Microphone and speaker connected to a PC

Note:

With these system configurations, the bandscope screen refreshes at a slower speed.

Using the COM connector and ACC 2 connector

Signal

Type

PC

Connection

Method

TS-890S
Software Hardware Hardware

Control

signal

ARCP-890

RS-232C

cable

Connect to the COM connector.
Audio signal Microphone and speaker connected to a PC User-made audio cable Connect to the ACC 2 connector.

Note:

With these system configurations, the bandscope screen refreshes at a slower speed. 4 When the ACC 2 connector is used for audio signal I/O, the ARUA-10 is not used.

I Controlling the TS-890S from a Remotely-placed PC

System configurations that are configured by using the ARCP-890 and TS-890S

Signal Type PC

Connection

Method

Host Station(TS-890S)
Software Hardware Software Hardware

Control

signal

ARCP-890 Network Connect to the LAN connector.
Audio signal ARCP-890 and Windows sound driver Microphone and speaker connected to a PC

Note:

Configure “On (Internet)” in “KNS Operation (LAN Connector)” of the TS-890S.

Configured by using the ARCP-890, ARHP-890, and TS-890S (for the KNS connection via LAN)

Signal Type PC

Connection

Method

Host Station(PC placed on the TS-890S side)
Software Hardware Software Hardware
Control signal ARCP-890 Network ARHP-890 Connect to the LAN connector.
Audio signal ARCP-890 and Windows sound driver Microphone and speaker connected to a PC

Note:

Configure “On (Internet)” in “KNS Operation (LAN Connector)” of the TS-890S.

Configured by using the ARCP-890, ARHP-890, ARVP-10, and TS-890S (for the KNS connection via Internet)

Signal Type Remote Station (Remote PC)

Connection

Method

Host Station(PC placed on the TS-890S side)
Software Hardware Software Hardware

Control

signal

ARCP-890 Network ARHP-890 Connect to the LAN connector, USB-B connector, or COM connector.
Audio signal ARVP-10R or general VoIP software Microphone and speaker connected to a PC ARVP-10H or general VoIP software Connect to the ACC 2 connector or USB-B connector.

Note:

  • Configure “On (Internet)” in “KNS Operation (LAN Connector)” of the TS-890S.
  • When the ARHP-890 and TS-890S are connected by a USB-B connector or COM connector, the bandscope screen refreshes at a slower speed.
  • Even when the USB-B connector is used for audio signal I/O on the host station side, the ARUA-10 is not used

New Option ARCP-890 (Radio Control Program for TS-890S) (Free Software Application)

Basic Specifications Inherited from the ARCP-990

The ARCP-890, equivalent to the ARCP-990 for the TS-990S, is designed to be able to operate most of the TS-890S functions. Furthermore, it also conforms to the new functions of the TS-890S.

User Interface

The ARCP-890 has its user interface languages in both Japanese and English. The ARCP-890 is operable in the language more familiar to the user.

Font change of the user interface is supported in the ARCP-890. Select “Configure Font” from the “Tool” pulldown menu, and then configure the settings on the “Configure Font” screen.

The number of parts on the main screen has increased with the increase in the number of TS-890S functions; hence, a display of SXGA (1280 x 1024) or higher resolution is required. However, changing the size of the main screen is now supported for use even on a small-sized notebook PC, etc. To change the main screen size, select “Size of Main Window” from the “Tool” pulldown menu, or use the resize grip on the lower right side of the main screen.

For quick access from the main screen to the configuration sub screen, the “…” button for accessing the configuration sub screen of the function is now available close to the function button. For example, the “Configure AGC” configuration sub screen can be accessed by using the “…” button placed on the right of the AGC button which is on the left center of the main screen.

With the increase in the number of TS-890S functions, the number of sub screens for the configurations have increased.

For quick access to the related functions, the “Other Functions” hyperlink to access the related functions is provided at the bottom of the configuration sub screen.


New Option ARHP-890 (Radio Host Program) (Free Software Application)

TS-890S Software

The ARHP-890 is the KNS host software to operate TS-890S in the KNS operation.

This is used when the internal TS-890S KNS server function is not used.

The ARHP-890 is a free software application and can be downloaded free of charge from the KENWOOD website.

Refer to “TS-890S KENWOOD NETWORK COMMAND SYSTEM Setting Manual” which describes detailed information on the configuration method for remote control.

Basic Specifications Inherited from the ARHP-990

The ARHP-890 inherits the basic specifications of the ARHP-990 developed for the TS-990S.

User Interface

The ARHP-890 has its user interface languages in both Japanese and English. The ARHP-890 is operable with the language more familiar to the user.

The ARHP-890 supports the configuration for whether to permit only reception for each user. Select “Configure KNS” from the “Tool” pulldown menu, and then configure the settings in the “Configure KNS User” screen after selecting the “Configure KNS User” button on the “Configure KNS” screen

ARUA-10 (USB Audio Controler) (Free Software Application)

The ARUA-10, a software application for the USB audio control to substitute a microphone and speaker connected to a PC for a microphone and speaker of the TS-890S when the TS-890S is connected to the PC by using a USB cable, has been released.

The ARUA-10 is a free software application and can be downloaded free of charge from the KENWOOD website.

Refer also to “TS-890S USB Audio Setting Manual” distributed on the KENWOOD website.

Caution:

For USB audio, a time delay is unavoidable due to its operating principle. Thus, it cannot be used in a case when the delay may cause a problem in operation (for example, when quick responses are required in a contest or pileup)

If a KNS operation is done with a network connection, no ARUA-10 is used.

Basic Functions

When using the combination of the ARUA-10 and the ARCP-890, by simply connecting the TS-890S and a PC with a single USB cable, the transceiver can be controlled from the PC and a microphone and speaker connected to the PC can be substituted for the microphone and speaker of the TS-890S.

To use the ARCP-890 with a USB cable connection, the virtual COM port driver needs to be installed.

To use only the ARUA-10 with a USB cable connection, a virtual COM port driver does not need to be installed. To use the USB sound function implemented in the TS-890S, TS-890S functions with the Windows sound drive.

Behavior

The ARUA-10 serves as a bridge between the USB sound function (USB audio device) built into the TS-890S and the sound device on a PC for the microphone and speaker control.

An audio signal input into the microphone of the PC is input to the modulation input of the USB audio device in the TS-890S.

The audio signal output from the RX output of the USB audio device in the TS-890S is output to the speaker of the PC.

TS-890S Software

ARVP-10H/ARVP-10R (Radio VoIP Program) (Free Software Application)

TS-890S Software

There are two software applications released to divert the audio signal with the network connection: the ARVP-10H, which provides the VoIP function on the host station site where the TS-890S is placed, and the ARVP-10R, which provides the VoIP function on the remote station site that remotely controls the TS-890S.

The ARVP-10H and ARVP-10R are free software applications and can be downloaded free of charge from the KENWOOD website.

Refer to “TS-890S KENWOOD NETWORK COMMAND SYSTEM Setting Manual” which describes detailed information on the configuration method for remote control.

Basic Functions

The ARVP-10H and ARVP-10R enable an audio signal to be sent and received through a network

Virtual COM Port Driver

To use the ARCP-890 or ARHP-890 through a USB connection, or to use other application software which control the TS-890S through the RS-232C, a virtual COM port driver needs to be installed.

A virtual COM port driver is a free software application and can be downloaded free of charge from the KENWOOD website.

For a connection through an RS-232C cable or through a LAN cable, a virtual COM port driver does not need to be installed.

To use only the ARUA-10 with a USB cable connection, a virtual COM port driver does not need to be installed. To use the USB sound function implemented in the TS-890S, TS-890S functions with the Windows sound driver.

The TS-890S virtual COM port has 2 types: the virtual COM (Standard) port and the virtual COM (Enhanced) port.

The COM port numbers of the virtual COM (Standard) port and virtual COM (Enhanced) port on a PC can be confirmed in the following way:

•    Start the Windows Device Manager.

•    The following two COM ports appear in “Ports (COM & LPT)” of the Device Manager when the TS-890S is connected through USB cable.

“Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge (COM x)”

“Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge (COM y)”

Numbers are entered in the x and y parts. Numbers vary depending on the environment of a PC used. The following image shows an example where the virtual COM ports of the transceiver are assigned to COM3 and COM4.

•    Double-click these in the Device Manager to display each property window.

•    Select the “Details” tab and then select the “Location paths” in the pulldown menu of property.

•    Move the mouse cursor to the top row in the “Value” area and confirm the number in the parenthesis which is the right-most part of the text.

A row which displays (1) is the virtual COM (Standard) port of the transceiver.

A row which displays (2) is the virtual COM (Enhanced) port of the transceiver.

Note:

+ To use the ARCP-890 or ARHP-890 through a USB connection, or to use other application software which control the TS-890S through the RS-232C, use the virtual COM (Standard) port.

The following are the display examples of the property windows of each COM when the virtual COM (Standard) port is assigned to COM3 and the virtual COM (Enhanced) is assigned to COM4.

A COM port number will change upon switching a USB port to another USB port of a PC that is connected to the TS-890S by using a USB cable. In this case, confirm again a current COM port number with the above procedure.

TERMINAL FUNCTIONS – ACC 2 Connector

This is an accessory terminal for connecting the TS-890S with an external device.

This terminal is equipped with the following interfaces.

•    RX audio output (output level can be configured in the menu)

•    Squelch control output

•    TX audio input (input level can be configured in the menu)

•    PTT (SS) input (Transmits microphone audio input. This is a convenient feature when using devices such as a footswitch.)

•    PKS input (Transmits audio input from an external device. Transmission with the microphone input muted is possible. This is a convenient feature for data communication.

•    RTTY keying input

•    External meter output (output target can be selected from the menu. Supports dual output.)

ACC 2 Connector Pin Assignment

Terminal ACC 2
Connector 13pin DIN
Pin No. Signal Use
1 NC Not used
2 RTTY Key for RTTY
3 ANO RX audio
4 GND GND
5 PSQ (Open:»L») Squelch
6 MET1 Meter
7 NC Not used
8 GND GND
9 PKS Standby (ACC 2)
10 MET2 Meter
11 ANI TX audio
12 GND GND
13 SS Standby (MIC

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