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Main firmware update information
Last updated : May 20, 2011
 
The TM-V71A/E, TM-D710A/E transceivers main firmware has been updated from Version 2.01 to Version 2.10 as follows.
Kenwood is offering the firmware updating program to the TM-V71A/E, TM-D710A/E owners.
You can update the firmware by connecting the TM-V71A/E or the TM-D710A/E to the PC by using an optional Programming Cable (PG-5G, or PG-5H Serial communications cable).
 
Updated items : (Ver.2.01 2.10) [May 20, 2011]
  Updates the following feature.
  1. Enables the European models TM-D710E and the TM-V71E (used with the RC-D710) to operate the KENWOOD SKY COMMAND SYSTEM II as well as the U.S.A. models TM-D710A and the TM-V71A (used with the RC-D710).
(TM-V71E, TM-D710E)
  Revises the following symptom.
  1. When a packet transmits automatically, the APO (Auto Power Off) timer will be reset.
(TM-D710A/E)
 
Updated items : (Ver.2.00 2.01) [January 14, 2009]
  Updates the following feature.
  1. When APRS(or PACKET) mode and EchoLink Sysop mode are activated simultaneously, checks the external data band PTT status (for EchoLink) until the internal data band (built-in TNC) transmission ends.(TM-D710A/E)
  Revises the following symptom.
  1. In Menu520 (SQC SOURCE), when [TX]/[BUSY or TX]/[SQL or TX] are selected, status of the non-external data band is not output.(TM-V71A/E, TM-D710A/E)
 
Updated items : (Ver.1.11 2.00) [May 16, 2008]
  Updates the following feature.
  1. Adds ability to activate the APRS (or PACKET) mode and the EchoLink Sysop mode simultaneously (TM-D710A/E).
It enables the TM-D710A/E to operate as an APRS base station or a digipeater even while the TM-D710A/E's EchoLink node is working. For such operation, the TM-D710A/E's Internal Data Band [Menu No.529 (for PACKET), Menu No.601 (for APRS)] and External Data Band [Menu No.517(for EchoLink)] must be set differently.
  2. Adds [Menu No.630/631 : SmartBeaconing 1/2] (TM-D710A/E)
They are to set the TM-D710A/E's SmartBeaconing function's parameters.
  3. Improves Auto Brightness from "1up" to "2up" (TM-V71A/E, TM-D710A/E).
  4. Adds [Menu No.111 : Microphone Sensitivity] (TM-V71A/E, TM-D710A/E).
It enables the operator to set the microphone sensitivity without using the MCP-2A.
  5. Enables to program the following APRS functions to the microphone [PF1]~[PF4] keys.
[M.LIST], [S.LIST], [MSG.NEW], [REPLY], [POS], [P.MON], [BEACON], [DX], [WXi]
  * To enable the new functions 1) through 3) above on the TM-D710A/E correctly, please also update the Operation Panel firmware to Version 2.00. (And also the MCP-2A to Version.3.10)
  * For details of the new functions above, please refer to the In-depth Manual and the revised Instruction Manual.
  Revises the following symptom.
  1. When a packet transmits automatically, the APO (Auto Power Off) timer will be reset.
(TM-D710A/E)
 
Updated items : (Ver.1.10 1.11) [December 14, 2007]
  Updates the following feature.
  1. Enables access to the Weather Channel function even when APRS is activated.
(TM-D710A K-Type only)
  Revises the following symptoms.
  1. Scan function in the CTRL band stops when an APRS beacon is automatically transmitted in the other band.
(TM-D710A/E)
  2. When the optional VGS-1 is installed, TX/RX function might become unstable.
(Depends on the part value tolerance used in the VGS-1.)
 
Updated items : (Version 1.00 1.10) [August 14, 2007]
  Updates the following feature.
  1. Adds "EchoLink RX Monitor" function
   
* This function enables the speaker output to monitor the operating frequency's condition regardless of CTCSS or DCS mismatch in EchoLink Sysop mode operation.
* This function can only be set with the MCP-2A (Version 2.00 or later).
[Edit] [Menu] [Transmit / Receive] [EchoLink RX Monitor]
* To activate this function, set the parameter to "Busy Only".(Default is "CTCSS/DCS")
* This function works on the DATA band used for EchoLink Sysop mode operation.
* The received audio signal is output from the Data terminal's PR1 to a PC only when CTCSS or DCS matches.(Then the EchoLink icon  blinks)
  2. Enables "Connect by call" and "Query by call" functions using EchoLink Memory.
   
* After selecting an EchoLink Memory channel, press the microphone [C] key before pressing the Tuning control, to transmit the converted DTMF code of the EchoLink “Query by Call” function.
* After selecting an EchoLink Memory channel, press the microphone [0] [7] keys before pressing the Tuning control, to transmit the converted DTMF code of the EchoLink “Query by Call” function.("Query by node" is also available by pressing the microphone [0] [6] keys instead.)
  3. Firmware indication function.
   
* Press [PF1] + Power ON.
The radio unit's firmware version appears in the left side of the LCD display.
  Revises the following symptoms.
  1. High background noise during CW ID in Cross-band Repeater mode.(K-type for USA and Canada only)
  2. Voice ID with VGS-1 may not work correct in Cross-band Repeater mode.(K-type for USA and Canada only)
  3. Conversation recording with VGS-1 may not pause while SQ is closed.
  About the TM-D710A/E
  * The firmware Version 1.10 has been applied from the first production.
Applicable models/units :
The firmware updating program is applicable for following models/units.
Models: TM-V71A / TM-V71E / TM-D710A / TM-D710E
Serial numbers: From S/NO.905xxxxx through S/NO.B14xxxxx approx.
Notes : You can find the serial number imprinted on the main body bottom cover; it consists of an 8-digit number beginning with "S/NO."
: You can check the firmware version of your TM-V71A/E, TM-D710A/E by the following procedures.
 
1. With using the MCP-2A
  Select "Model" and then "Product Information" in the MCP-2A menu after connecting the transceiver with a PC by using the PG-5G or PG-5H PC interface cable.
2. Without using the MCP-2A (TM-V71A/E standalone)
  Press [PF1] + Power ON.
*Ver.1.10 and later : The firmware version appears in the left side of the LCD display.
*Ver.1.00 : Nothing happens.
: The firmware updating program cannot be used for the Japanese models TM-V71/S, TM-D710/S.

Operating Environments
1. Operating System (OS)
  Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7
  PLEASE NOTE : The .NET Framework 2.0 (Service Pack 1 or later) which is available for download from Microsoft download center must also be installed. (Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 users do not need to install the .NET Framework.)
How to check if the .NET Framework 2.0 (Service Pack 1 or later) is installed in your Windows® 2000 / XP : Open the Control Panel and select Add/ Remove Programs, then scroll through the list of applications.If you find the name of the "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0" (Service Pack 1 or later), you do not need to install it again.
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
  Larger than the recommended Free Hard Drive Space for each OS.
5. Peripheral Devices
 
A display with resolutions higher than VGA.(640 x 480)
A keyboard and a mouse, or other pointing devices.
An RS-232C interface.(Corresponding to COM1 to COM20).
An optional programming cable.(PG-5G, or PG-5H Serial communications cable)
 
Attention
If you do not want to lose user data, save the data using the Memory Control Program MCP-2 before updating the firmware and write the data back after updating the firmware.
 
Usage Notes
Users are required to obtain a license from Kenwood Corporation, in writing, prior to redistributing this software on a personal web page or packet radio.
Users may not revise, change, translate, merge, de-compile, or reverse engineer the software.
The quality and performance of the software is not warranted for the applicability of any users. Kenwood Corporation shall not assume liability for any defects, nor warrant anything other than is expressly provided in the agreement. The selection and introduction of the products as well as the results there from shall be upon the liability of the users.
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 Kenwood Corporation. While the media in which the software is stored is possessed by the user, the ownership for the software itself shall be reserved for Kenwood Corporation.
 
Installation :
1. Extract the downloaded file "TM-V71_TM-D710_Main_V210E.zip" into a designated folder.
In the designated folder, a folder labeled "TM-V71_TM-D710_Main_V210E" will be created.
2. In the folder labeled "TM-V71_TM-D710_Main_V210E", the firmware updating program "TM-V71_TM-D710_Main_V210_e.exe" and "TM-V71_TM-D710_Main_e.chm" are automatically created.
 
Updating:
Click to read the firmware updating procedure.
 
Uninstalling :
Delete the folder labeled "TM-V71_TM-D710_Main_V210E" manually using the Explorer or an alternative method.
If you agree with the details listed above, click the following link to download the firmware updating program.
(The latest version includes all previous updates.)
Latest update: TM-V71/D710 Main Firmware Update Version 2.10 (May / 2011)
TM-V71_TM-D710_Main_V210E.zip : 1145KB download
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