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RC-D710
The APRS® upgrade for your transceiver


TNC for 1200/9600bps packet communications
The RC-D710 operates as an AX.25-compliant TNC (Terminal Node Controller) for 1200/9600bps packet communications.

APRS® (Automatic Packet Reporting System)
Connecting the RC-D710 via the optional Interface Kit (PG-5J) to a transceiver adds APRS functionality, as provided by the TM-D710A FM dual bander.
Note: Since the RC-D710 connects to the data terminal of your transceiver, control of another transceiver is not possible. Also, please be aware that Kenwood cannot guarantee the performance of the transceiver to which the RC-D710 is connected.

Full control of TM-V71A & TM-D710A
The RC-D710 can replace the TM-V71A control panel to enable all the features of the TM-D710A. It can also be used as the control panel for the TM-D710A.

Large LCD with 2 backlight colors
The full dot-matrix LCD offers 2 backlight colors: amber and green.

Memory Control Program compatible
Using a PC running the MCP-2A*2 Memory Control Program, you can edit and manage such data as the settings for various APRS functions.
Note: The MCP-2A Memory Control Program is a free download from Kenwood’s website (http://www.kenwood.com/i/products/info/amateur/software_download.html). Please note that the URL may change.

General Features
Built-in 1200/9600bps TNC
APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System) ready
Connects via optional interface kit (PG-5J) to a transceiver to enable APRS
Note: Since the RC-D710 connects to the data terminal of your transceiver, control of another transceiver is not possible. Also, please be aware that Kenwood cannot guarantee the
performance of the transceiver to which the RC-D710 is connected.
Provides full control of Kenwood’s TM-V71A & TM-D710A
Replaces TM-V71A control panel to enable all TM-D710A features
Packet data output/input using PC
NMEA-0183 GPS receiver ready
APRS weather station ready
APRS configuration possible on PC running MCP-2A
Memory Control Program (requires PG-5G)
Large full dot-matrix LCD with 2 backlight colors
Firmware upgrading (requires PG-5G)

Other Features
NMEA-0183 GPS receiver ready
APRS weather station ready
APRS station list (up to 100)
APRS message transmission/reception
Waypoint position data output
Packet monitor
DX cluster
Date/Time
8-pin mini-DIN socket for PC connection (requires optional PG-5G programming cable)
Firmware upgrading possible

Supported Models
TM-V71A
TM-D710A
TM-D700A
TM-V708A
TM-G707A
TM-V7A
TM-733A
TM-255A
TM-455A
DownloadFile TypeDescriptionRelease Date
DownloadBrochuresBrochure (pdf)Jun 03, 2009
DownloadOwner's ManualsOwner's Manual (pdf)May 18, 2011
DownloadOwner's ManualsOwner's Manual (pdf)May 18, 2011
DownloadOwner's ManualsIn-Depth Manual - APRS EchoLink Manual (pdf)Jun 03, 2009

Note: Kenwood USA Corporation is committed to a policy of constant improvements in features, quality and performance. To accomodate these improvements, all technical information and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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