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Roger Beep - TS2000 installation notes

This article contains notes on installation of a Roger Beep inside a Kenwood TS2000 transceiver.

CAVEAT: Any modifications that you make to your transceiver are entirely your own responsibility. Owen Duffy takes no responsibility for the accuracy of this article, or for the outcome of your modifications. Modification of a transceiver may have implications for original warranty.

Installation

Fig 1: Roger Beep module with optional connector and enclosed in heatshrink tube

Fig 1 shows Roger Beep module with optional connector and enclosed in heatshrink tube. Note the hole cut in the shrink wrap to provide access to the level adjustment pot.

Fig 2: Roger Beep module tucked in under the ribbon cables at the underside front of the TS2000

Fig 2 shows the module tucked in under the ribbon cables. Make sure that the wires going to the MIC jack do not foul the fan rotor.

Fig 3: Roger Beep connections at the rear of the MIC jack

Fig 3 shows the connection of the Roger Beep module at the back of the MIC jack. The track of the PTT pin is cut, and the cream and white wires here attach each side of the cut track. Better access to the MIC PCB can be obtained by taking the ring off the front of the jack, and lifting the module out of the front panel assembly.

Adjustment procedure

Before finally tucking the module into the transceiver:

  1. Set the transceiver up on a dummy load or antenna for transmission testing.
  2. Turn the processor off, select USB mode and adjust the MIC gain control as per the TS2000 user manual.
  3. Configure the RB for mode 6, continuous tone, as per Configuration.
  4. Press PTT to initiate tone transmission.
  5. Adjust the RB level control until there is just sufficient level to cause deflection of the ALC meter.
  6. Press PTT again until tone transmission ceases.
  7. Turn the transceiver off.
  8. Configure the RB for your preferred mode of operation, as per Configuration.
  9. Test operation.

 

Changes

Version Date Description
1.01 03/08/2008 Initial.
1.02    
1.03    
1.04    

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