Change the baud rate of the Kenwood TS-2000 over the RS-232 serial COM port locally or remotely. Faster rates are less reliable but enable quick parameter changes. 57600 has been reliable for me with the Kenwood TS-2000 for many years, but if you have high stakes operation or a noisy environment, in general slower serial speeds are more robust.
Local baud rate change
- menu 56
- select your baud rate. Hamlib/rigctl recommends using the highest possible baud rate i.e. 57600 baud.
- power cycle the radio.
Remote baud rate change
- CAT EX menu item 56.
You can read the current baud rate by sending
The radio will answer back
EX05600004; which implies 57600 baud since the last digit is 4.
The last digit to baud is:
0: 4800 1: 9600 2: 19200 3: 38400 4: 57600
To set baud rate remotely, send the corresponding command. E.g. to set 57600 send:
and turn off the TS-2000 by sending
Now disconnect, and reconnect at the new baud rate (here, 57600) and turn the radio on by sending:
Note: You can lose communication with your TS-2000 requiring a site visit. Be prepared.