I don't have direct experience with the TS2000 but I do with most
Yaesu and Kenwood. You want to see the rig TRANSMIT light on at the
same time the KPC3 PTT/Xmt light is on. RF power output levels are
not controlled by the KPC3, the KPC3 sends audio output to the TS2000
rear data connector but many rigs MUST be set to the digital mode in
order to recognize transmit levels at the rear data connector. Read
you owners manual about RTTY and Digital setup. This is usually the
setting most folks overlook. Also, if in doubt, hang a DVM on the
KPC3 PTT output and just monitor for a voltage change. All this
information is in the TS2000 manual.
The easiest way to confirm packet (APRS) operation is to find the
freq of an old BBS station on 145.01 03 05 07 09. Use a
simple 'terminal' program and 'connect' to one of these stations.
You might put your rig on receive mode for a 15 minutes on each freq
to get the call letters to respond to. BBS is kinda fun still yet.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jerry K7GCS" <gstraty@...> wrote:
> I'm using the KPC3+ with a Kenwood TS2000 using the 13 pin ACC
> Winlink or Paclink. Have gone through all the prescribed setup
> everything behaves more or less as expected. Problem is that I get
no RF out
> of the radio when transmitting. Transmit LED lights up but NO RF
> of radio as if the PTT is not activated. Cabling I am sure is
> Levels may not be set exactly but I have been unable to set them as
> instructed. I'm sure I am doing something stupid but I don't know
> Receive seems to work OK, at least with APRS at 144.390 where the
> activity to check against. I'm open to any suggestion on where I
> Jer K7GCS
> Timing has a lot to do with the success of a rain dance.