TH-D72A/E
Memory Control Program
MCP-4A Version 1.04
Last updated : March 29, 2013
 
Welcome
Thank you for choosing the KENWOOD TH-D72A/E transceiver. By utilizing this software, you can enjoy the versatility of the TH-D72A/E transceiver through the memory channel management or edit functions.
 
About this software
You can use the MCP-4A to create data such as memory channels and menus on a PC by connecting the TH-D72A/E to the PC by using a USB cable supplied with the TH-D72A/E.
The MCP-4A can import the TPE / CSV format files which are exported by using the TravelPlus For Repeaters® program available from ARRL.
The MCP-4A can retrieve memory channel frequencies by opening ([File] → [Open]) data files which are created by the following KENWOOD Memory Control Programs. Click to see the details.
 
About virtual COM port driver
A virtual COM port driver needs to be installed onto the PC to use the MCP-4A with a USB cable.
  ATTENTION:Do not connect the transceiver to a PC using a USB cable before installing the virtual COM port driver.
 
Operating Environments
1. Operating System (OS)
  Windows® XP (Service Pack 3 or later) (32-bit)
Windows Vista® (Service Pack 2 or later)(32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows® 7 (RTM or later) (32-bit or 64-bit)
Note:
This software is designed to run on the above operating systems.
Applicable operating systems are subject to change without notice due to the end of the technical support by Microsoft Corporation or change of the product specifications.
The .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0) which is available for download from Microsoft download center must also be installed. (Windows Vista® or Windows® 7 users do not need to install the .NET Framework.).
2. Processor
  Faster than the recommended CPU for each OS.
3. System Memory (RAM)
  Larger than the recommended System Memory for each OS.
4. Free Hard Drive Space
  30 MB or more of free hard drive space.
5. Peripheral Devices
 
A display with resolutions higher than XGA (1024 x 768).
 
A keyboard and a mouse, or other pointing devices.
 
USB 2.0 interface.
 
Attention
Before starting to edit the data in the MCP-4A, you must first "Read" data from the transceiver. (The MCP-4A must recognise the exact model type of the transceiver.) Writing data to the transceiver without reading the transceiver's exact model type, may result an error.
When you exchange the channel data between different model types such as "TH-D72A and TH-D72E", please use the MCP-4A's Import / Export function.(Please refer to the MCP-4A's help file for detail)
Turn the transceiver OFF before connecting it to a PC.
You cannot connect the TH-D72A/E to a PC COM port via an RS-232C cable.
 
Notes on usage
Users are required to obtain an approval from JVC KENWOOD Corporation, in writing, prior to redistributing this software on a personal web page or packet radio.
Users are prohibited to assign, rent, lease, or resell the software.
Users are prohibited to revise, change, translate, merge, de-compile, or reverse engineer the software.
JVC KENWOOD Corporation does not warrant that quality and functions of this software comply with each user's purpose of use of this software, and unless specifically described in this document, JVC KENWOOD Corporation shall be free from any responsibilities to any defects and indemnities to any damages or losses. Selection and installation of this software shall be done by the user's own designation. The user shall take full responsibility for the use and effects of this software.
JVC KENWOOD Corporation shall be free from any responsibilities for any incidental losses or damages, such as missing communications or a call opportunity, caused by a failure or performance error of this software.
JVC KENWOOD Corporation shall own all copyrights and other intellectual properties for the software and all manuals and documents attached to the software. The user shall be allowed to use, not to resell, the software by obtaining a license from JVC KENWOOD Corporation. While the media on which the software is stored is possessed by the user, the ownership for the software itself shall be reserved for JVC KENWOOD Corporation.
 
Installing the MCP-4A
Extract the downloaded file "M4A103.zip" into a designated folder.
In the designated folder, a folder labeled "M4A103" will be created.
Execute the "setup.exe" in the folder labeled "M4A103", and follow the instructions that appear on the display to install MCP-4A.
Notes:
The MCP-4A does not operate properly when selecting other models; you must select the correct model.
The MCP-4A automatically creates a data folder as "...\My Documents\KENWOOD\MCP-4A" (for Windows®XP) or "...\Documents\KENWOOD\MCP-4A" (for Windows Vista®, Windows® 7).
Administrator privileges are required when installing the MCP-4A.
To change the help file's language (English / Japanese) you must re-install the MCP-4A.
 
Uninstalling the MCP-4A
Select "MCP-4A" in "Uninstall a program" ("Add or Remove Programs" for Windows® XP) in the Control Panel and follow the instructions that appear on the display to uninstall the software. Or double-click "setup.exe", and follow the instructions that appear on the display to uninstall the software.
Created files using the MCP-4A are not deleted by uninstalling the software; you must manually delete any files that you created.
The MCP-4A automatically creates a data folder as "...\My Documents\KENWOOD\MCP-4A" (for Windows®XP) or "...\Documents\KENWOOD\MCP-4A" (for Windows Vista®, Windows® 7).
Administrative privileges are required to uninstall the MCP-4A.
Always exit the MCP-4A before uninstalling the software.
 
Update History
Ver.1.04 (March 29, 2013)
.Revises an error where the speed and track angle data are reversed in $GPRMC sentence when saving the TH-D72A/E GPS Logger Data as an NMEA(GGA, RMC) Format File (*nme).
 
Ver.1.03 (November 30, 2011)
Adds "Auto Message Reply Delay Time" setting menu : [0], [10], [30](sec).
* Edit > Menu > APRS > Message > Auto Message Reply > Delay Time
Adds "Time-out Timer" setting menu : [0.5], [1.0], [1.5], [2.0], [2.5], [3.0], [3.5], [4.0], [4.5], [5.0], [10.0](min).
* Edit > Menu > Radio > Transmit/Receive > Time-out Timer
Changes the name of the menu "TX Beep (Beacon)" to "TX Beep".
* Edit > Menu > APRS > Basic > Sound > TX Beep
Please also update the main firmware to Ver.1.05 (or later) to enable the functions above.
 
Ver.1.02 (June 30, 2011)
Enables storage of the start-up bitmap images which are retrieved from the TH-D72 to the PC.
* Edit > Menu > Radio > AUXRight-clicking the preview image of the "Power-on" or "GPS Logger" bitmap file opens the pop-up menu from which a bitmap image file can be saved.
 
Ver.1.01 (February 28, 2011)
Revises data transfer error when writing the Waypoint memory to the TH-D72A/E.
 
Ver.1.00 (November 30, 2010)
First Release
 
If you agree with the details listed above, click the following link to download the MCP-4A software.
(The latest version includes all previous updates.)
Download MCP-4A Version 1.04 (filename: M4A104.zip; file size : 5.42MB)
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