RT Systems releases MacOS version of KRS-D74 Programming Software for the Kenwood TH-D74
RT Systems has released the MacOS version of their popular KRS-D74 programming software for the Kenwood D74.
The KRS-D74 Radio Programming Software is designed to give you the ease and convenience of programming the memories and set menu options of your radio from your PC. Any memory channel with all its details can be sent to the radio with a simple keystroke.
Memory Channels Include:
Other Menu Item Categories Include:
The MacOS version of KRS-D74 is available for immediate download from www.rtsystems.com. RT Systems also sells programming cables for all radios supported by their software.
The MacOS version of KRS-D74 joins the growing list of RT Systems Programming software available for MacOS, including software for these radios. For more information, please go to the RT Systems website at www.rtsystems.com.
One Who Knows
August 8, 2020 @ 4:55 am
Unfortunately, at the time being it DOESN’T WORK.
You can make all the changes you want, but you can neither read from, nor write to your radio.
The radio works fine as I can open the Kenwood programmer in a Windows instance via VirtualBox and IT can read/write to the radio, so it’s an issue with RT Systems’ Mac product.
It appears it may be because their software is expecting the USB driver they send along to do something on the Mac, but since the cable for the TH-D74a doesn’t have a custom FTDI, the kext doesn’t load as it has no way to recognize their RT-49 cable, and the standard MacOS drivers load instead.
However, even if it does load, it looks like their software isn’t looking for /dev/[cu|tty]/usbmodem5D101 so it just can’t communicate.
August 20, 2020 @ 12:44 am
The software works GREAT! I would suggest a call to tech support if you are having a problem. They were very responsive when I opted to ditch Fusion for native Mac software.
I had trouble because I failed to install RTSystemsUSBDriver.pkg after my installation of the .app. With everything installed, The radio communicates to MacOSX 10.15.6 using a USB-C to USB-A 2.0 with a USB A to USB micro-B.
No need for RT Systems or Kenwood cable.