KENWOOD Radio Control Program
ARCP-890 Version 1.02
Last updated : April 21, 2021

About this software
This is the control software for the TS-890S transceiver. It is used to control the TS-890S via a PC.
The transceiver data, such as the memory, the menu, and the Auto Mode frequency, can be edited and saved using a PC via this software, and the data can also be written to the transceiver.
The TS-890S transceiver can also be remotely controlled with this software via a network. For details of the remote control operations, please refer to the "TS-890S KENWOOD NETWORK COMMAND SYSTEM Setting Manual" (PDF:1.6MB).
About virtual COM port driver
A virtual COM port driver needs to be installed onto the PC to use the ARCP-890 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 Environment
1. Operating System (OS)
Windows® 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows® 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
This software is designed to run on the above operating systems.
This software also runs on Windows® 11. (Noted on June 23, 2022)
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.
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
100 MB or more of free hard drive space.
5. Runtime
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 (includes .NET Framework 4.0).
6. Peripheral Devices
A display with resolutions higher than SXGA (1280 x 1024).
A keyboard and a mouse, or other pointing devices.
USB 2.0 or RS-232C interface.
Network function
Available networking environment (LAN or high-speed broadband)
If the transceiver is connected to a PC using a USB cable, ensure that the connection is directly in place. ARCP-890 may not behave properly if a connection is in place through a USB hub..
Download and install the virtual COM port driver to make a USB connection possible for command communications via a USB connector.
Following are the equipment and software that are required to enable voice communications to be transmitted and received by using the PC's speaker/microphone (or a headset) with a USB cable instead of the transciever's speaker/microphone.
ARUA-10 software.
Sound function.
A speaker and a microphone.(Or a headset.)
7. Network function and available networking environment (LAN or high-speed broadband) is necessary when remotely controlling the TS-890S via a network.
Usage Notes
If you are remotely controlling the Transceiver using this software via a network such as the Internet, you must conform to the radio laws and relevant domestic laws of the country and/or area where the Transceiver and relevant equipment are installed.
The network environment (including the Internet provider) and/or PC security software configuration may affect the ability of the remote operation to work correctly. It may work correctly after changing the configuration network communications equipment or PCs. If security software and network routers are used on the network, then it is necessary for both host and remote stations to open the TCP ports that will be used for transceiver's PC control command. Please refer to the network communications equipment and PC user manuals for details on how to change their configuration, and take responsibility for configuring the network.
If any problem occurs while you are remotely controlling the Transceiver and relevant equipment, the responsibility of finding a solution to the problem is left solely to the user who remotely control the Transceiver and relevant equipment.
Users are prohibited to assign, rent, lease, redistribute, or resell the software.
Users are prohibited to revise, change, translate, merge, de-compile, or reverse engineer the software.
JVCKENWOOD 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, JVCKENWOOD 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 made by the User's designation. The User shall take for the use and effects of this Software.
JVCKENWOOD Corporation shall be free from any responsibilities for any incidental losses or damages, such as missing communications or a calling opportunity caused by a failure or performance error of this Software.
JVCKENWOOD 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
JVCKENWOOD 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 JVCKENWOOD Corporation.
Installing the ARCP-890
  Extract the downloaded file "" into a designated folder.In the designated folder, a folder labeled "ARCP890_102" will be created.Execute the "Setup.exe" in the folder labeled "ARCP890_102", and follow the instructions that appear on the display to install ARCP-890.

Administrator privileges are required when installing the software.
To update ARCP-890, execute the same procedure as used for installation, and follow the instructions that appear on the display to install the software. The latest update is written and installed over the currently installed program.
Uninstalling the ARCP-890
  Select "ARCP-890" in "Control Panel - Programs and Features" for Windows® 8.1, or in "Settings - Apps & features" for Windows® 10, 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.
Administrative privileges are required to uninstall ARCP-890.
Always exit ARCP-890 before uninstalling the software.
If you agree with the details listed above, click the following link to download the ARCP-890 software.
(The latest version includes all previous updates.)
ARCP-890 Ver.1.02 29.4MB download
Update History
  Ver.1.02 (April 21, 2021)
Fixes the TX output power limiter setting error in DATA mode.
  Ver.1.01 (January 30, 2019)
Corrects the horizontal position of the bandscope waterfall during split operation.
  Ver.1.00 (August 30, 2018)
First Release
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