Kenwood Digital Mode and CAT Control Interfaces

Kenwood CAT control and Digital mode interfaces allowing you to use Digimode Software such as Ham Radio Deluxe, FLDigi, WSJT-X to operate PSK31, FT-8, JT9, JT-65, Echolink and many other AFSK modes.
 

We offer a lot of interface versions and always get asked which interface is best for my set-up. This very much depends on your PC, radio, budget and the performance you are looking for. 

Some of our interfaces use your PCs internal sound card. These rely on your PC having separate 3.5mm Line Out and Mic In jacks. Some of our interfaces give you a separate external USB Sound card which frees up your PCs internal card for normal Windows duties.  Some interfaces are galvanically isolated and are best chosen if you are worried about grounding. Some of our budget interfaces are not galvanically isolated.

Only you know which one suits your particular needs based on your particular shack set-up, what your budget is and what features you need.

 

ALL of our Digimode interfaces are suitable for FT8, JT65, PSK, Echolink and the other myriad of Digital Modes you can play with.
 


The table below summarises the main features of our digimode interfaces to help you choose.

Features vs Interface Model

Digimode-4

Digimode-3 Digimode-1 Digimode-2

Digimode
3 Micro

Dedicated Built-in USB Sound Card
Uses PCs Sound Card 3.5mm jacks
USB CAT Control of Frequency/Mode
Galvanically Isolated audio/PTT
USB Comm Port PTT via RTS Signal
CAT controlled PTT (Radio Dependent)
Built-In VOX PTT 
 




Digimode-4-Kenwood

Digital Modes Interface

 
* Icom version shown in picture
  
 

Look no further if you want the ultimate Digimode Interface.

The Digimode-4 comes with built-in USB Sound card, USB CAT control and features fully isolated and audio PTT.

It allows you to fully utilise software such as WSJT-X, FLDigi, Ham Radio Deluxe, Echolink, PSK31, DM780, N1MM Logger, MixW, Vara, Winlink and many more.

Check the Digimode-4 Review on OH8STNs website here:
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Key Features

  • Plug-and-Play Isolated Digimode Interface with CAT control
  • Purpose built for your radio. Nothing else for you to buy
  • Great for FT8, JT9, PSK, Echolink, Packet and many more
  • Full CAT control of the frequency and mode of your radio
  • USB only connection to your PC
  • Built-In USB Sound Card dedicated to Digimode working
  • Fully isolated Tx and Rx Audio using 600 Ohm transformers
  • CAT uses the renowned FTDI Chipset.
  • Allows for either CAT or hardware PTT keying (Comm port RTS)
  • Cable Length - 1.5m to interface, 0.6m to the radio
  • Interface is very compact. 80 x 40 x 20mm
  • Works with Windows, Linux and MacOS



The Digimode-4 PDF instruction manual is here:
http://www.xggcomms.com/userimages/USB-Digimode-4.pdf



Option 1
TS-450s, TS-690s, TS-790s, TS-850s, TS-950s

*Also suitable for the TS-140S and TS-680S when the optional IF-10C CAT chipsets are installed.

Option 2
TS-590, TS-990, TS-2000

Option 3
TS-480 (uses 6 Pin mini-din acc connector)

Option 4
TS-440*, TS-940**

*TS-440 (requires the IC-10 for CAT control)
**TS-940 (requires the IF-10B for CAT control)

 


Digimode-4-Kenwood

You can choose to pay in US$, GB£ or Euros below

Use drop-down menu to select your connector/option

Radio type
Radio type
Radio type

Add optional tracked shipping below. USA customers, do not add the tracked shipping option. We send to The USA on a tracked service already. Just add ONE tracked shipping per order. 
 

Worldwide Tracked 
$12

UK Tracked
£5

EU Tracked
€6

 


Digimode-3-Kenwood

Digital Modes Interface 


USB Audio Interfacing of your Kenwood Transceiver allowing you to utilise software such as WSJT-X, FLDigi, Ham Radio Deluxe, Echolink, PSK31, DM780, N1MM Logger, MixW and many more.

Key Features

  • Plug-and Play Isolated Digital Mode (AFSK) Interface
  • Great for FT8, JT9, PSK, Echolink, Packet and many more
  • USB only connection to your PC
  • Built-In USB Sound Card dedicated to Digimode working
  • Fully isolated Tx and Rx Audio using 600 Ohm transformers
  • Built-in VOX operated and opto-isolated PTT
  • Cable Length - 1.5m to interface, 0.6m to the radio
  • Interface is very compact. 80 x 40 x 20mm
  • Works with Windows, Linux and MacOS
     

The Digimode-3 PDF instruction manual is here:
http://xggcomms.com/userimages/USB-Digimode-3.pdf

Option 1
TS-140s, TS-450s, TS-570, TS-590, TS-680s, TS-690s, TS-711, TS-790s, TS-811, TS-850s, TS-870, TS-950s, TS-990, TS-2000

Option 2
TS-480 (uses 6 Pin mini-din acc connector)

Option 3
TS-440, TS-940 (PTT to pin 13 of the acc connector)

 


Digimode-3-Kenwood

You can choose to pay in US$, GB£ or Euros below

Use drop-down menu to select your connector/option

Radio type
Radio type
Radio type

Add optional tracked shipping below. USA customers, do not add the tracked shipping option. We send to The USA on a tracked service already. Just add ONE tracked shipping per order. 
 

Worldwide Tracked 
$12

UK Tracked
£5

EU Tracked
€6

 


Digimode-3-Micro-Kenwood
 

Digital Modes Interface


USB Audio Interfacing of your Kenwood Transceiver allowing you to utilise software such as WSJT-X, FLDigi, Ham Radio Deluxe, Echolink, PSK31, DM780, N1MM Logger, MixW and many more.

Our Digimode-3-Micro interface is perfect if you are looking for a compact Digimode interface for a go-bag for portable use or you are looking to set up a Digimode set-up on a budget.

The USB Audio codec is built into the USB plug shell and that includes its built-in VOX PTT circuit. It simply plugs into a spare USB port on your PC and then into the Accessory/Data port on your radio.

Key Features

  • Plug-and Play Isolated Digital Mode (AFSK) Interface
  • Purpose built for your radio. Nothing else for you to buy
  • Great for FT8, JT9, PSK, Echolink, Packet and many more
  • USB only connection to your PC
  • Built-In USB Sound Card dedicated to Digimode working
  • Built-in VOX operated PTT
  • Cable Length - 1.5m
  • Works with Windows, Linux and MacOS
     

The Digimode-3-Micro PDF instruction manual is here:
http://xggcomms.com/userimages/USB-Digimode-3-Micro.pdf

 

Option 1
TS-140s, TS-450s, TS-570, TS-590, TS-680s, TS-690s, TS-711, TS-790s, TS-811, TS-850s, TS-870, TS-950s, TS-990, TS-2000

Option 2
TS-480 (uses 6 Pin mini-din acc connector)

Option 3
TS-440, TS-940 (PTT to pin 13 of the acc connector)

 


Digimode-3-Micro-Kenwood

You can choose to pay in US$, GB£ or Euros below

Use drop-down menu to select your connector/option

Radio type
Radio type
Radio type

Add optional tracked shipping below. USA customers, do not add the tracked shipping option. We send to The USA on a tracked service already. Just add ONE tracked shipping per order. 
 

Worldwide Tracked 
$12

UK Tracked
£5

EU Tracked
€6

 


Digimode-1-Kenwood

Digital Modes Interface

   
 


USB CAT Control and Audio Interfacing of your Kenwood Transceiver allowing you to fully utilise software such as WSJT-X, FLDigi, Ham Radio Deluxe, Echolink, PSK31, DM780, N1MM Logger, MixW and many more.

Key Features

  • Plug-and Play Isolated Digital Mode (AFSK) Interface with full CAT control
  • Great for FT8, JT9, PSK, Echolink, Packet and many more
  • USB and analogue audio connection to your PC
  • Uses your PCs sound card via PCs Mic in and Line out 3.5mm jacks
  • Fully isolated Tx and Rx Audio using 600 Ohm transformers
  • Full CAT control of the frequency and mode of your radio
  • CAT uses the renowned FTDI Chipset.
  • Allows for either CAT or hardware PTT keying (Comm port RTS)
  • Cable Length - 1.5m to interface, 0.6m to the radio
  • Interface is very compact. 80 x 40 x 20mm
  • Works with Windows, Linux and MacOS
     

The Digimode-1 PDF instruction manual is here:
http://www.xggcomms.com/userimages/USB-Digimode-1.pdf


Option 1
TS-450s, TS-690s, TS-790s, TS-850s, TS-950s.

* Also suitable for the following Kenwood transceivers where optional chips are installed.
TS-140s and TS-680s (Require the IF-10C)

Option 2
TS-590, TS-990, TS-2000

Option 3
TS-480 (uses 6 Pin mini-din acc connector)

Option 4
TS-440, TS-940

TS-440 (requires the IC-10 for CAT control)
TS-940 (requires the IF-10B for CAT control)

 


Digimode-1-Kenwood

You can choose to pay in US$, GB£ or Euros below

Use drop-down menu to select your connector/option

Radio type
Radio type
Radio type

Add optional tracked shipping below. USA customers, do not add the tracked shipping option. We send to The USA on a tracked service already. Just add ONE tracked shipping per order. 
 

Worldwide Tracked 
$12

UK Tracked
£5

EU Tracked
€6

 



Digimode-2-Kenwood

Digital Modes Interface

   

Fully isolated Digimode interfacing and USB PTT control of your Kenwood Transceiver allowing you to utilise software such as WSJT-X, FLDigi, Ham Radio Deluxe, Echolink, PSK31, DM780, N1MM Logger, MixW and many more.

Key Features

  • Plug-and Play Isolated Digital Mode (AFSK) Interface
  • Great for FT8, JT9, PSK, Echolink, Packet and many more
  • USB and analogue audio connection to your PC.
  • Uses your PCs sound card via PCs Mic in and Line out 3.5mm jacks
  • Fully isolated Tx and Rx Audio using 600 Ohm transformers
  • Hardware PTT via USB Comm port RTS signal using FTDI Chipset.
  • Cable Length - 1.5m to interface, 0.6m to the radio
  • Interface is very compact. 50 x 35 x 20mm
  • Works with Windows, Linux and MacOS



The Digimode-2 PDF instruction manual is here:
http://xggcomms.com/userimages/USB-Digimode-2.pdf


Option 1
TS-140s, TS-450s, TS-570, TS-590, TS-680s, TS-690s, TS-711, TS-790s, TS-811, TS-850s, TS-870, TS-950s, TS-990, TS-2000

Option 2
TS-480 (uses 6 Pin mini-din acc connector)

Option 3
TS-440, TS-940 (PTT to pin 13 of the acc connector)


Digimode-2-Kenwood

You can choose to pay in US$, GB£ or Euros below

Use drop-down menu to select your connector/option

Radio type
Radio type
Radio type

Add optional tracked shipping below. USA customers, do not add the tracked shipping option. We send to The USA on a tracked service already. Just add ONE tracked shipping per order. 
 

Worldwide Tracked 
$12

UK Tracked
£5

EU Tracked
€6

 


TS-CAT-USB

USB CAT Control Cable

Option 1 
Shown

Kenwood USB CAT Interface Cable using the highly reliable FTDI Chipset. The interface is a fraction of the price of the Kenwood IF232 interface and gives you the same functionality in a simple cable solution.

Key Features

  • USB CAT Control Cable
  • Great with Ham Radio Deluxe and other CAT control applications
  • USB CAT cable uses the renowned FTDI Chipset
  • Also allows for PTT Keying via CAT commands if your radio supports this
  • Cable Length 1.8m
  • Works with Windows, Linux and MacOS
  • Standard Cable Length 1.5m



Option 1 (For radios with 6 pin Din CAT port)
TS-450s, TS-690s, TS-790s, TS-850s, TS-950s

TS-140s, TS-680s (Requires option IF-10C installed)
TS-940 (Requires option IF-10B installed)
TS-711A, TS-811A (require option IF-10A installed)
TS-440s, R-5000 (require option IC-10 installed )


Option 2 (For radios with the DB9 RS232 CAT port)
TS-480,  TS-590, TS-990 and TS-2000
 


TS-CAT-USB

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Radio Option
Radio Option
Radio Option

Add optional tracked shipping below. USA customers, do not add the tracked shipping option. We send to The USA on a tracked service already. Just add ONE tracked shipping per order. 
 

Worldwide Tracked 
$12

UK Tracked
£5

EU Tracked
€6