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Old 12-04-2012, 8:49 AM
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I have ordered a Kenwood TH-D72A. It says that it comes with programming software but is there something like freescan that can be linked to help with programming a HAM radio?
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The software provided by Kenwood is actually pretty decent for programming all of their recent models, including the D72. I have a few TM-271s, A TM-V71 and a D72 and the software has been very good for doing basic setup and memory management.

Here is a link to the software download page:

AMATEUR RADIO PRODUCTS SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS / Kenwood
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Cool, I loading the com-port program earlier today.
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If you are looking for something that downloads frequencies from the RR database so you can program your TH-D72, I'm not aware of any. To the best of my knowledge, the Kenwood MCP-4A and the open-source CHIRP are the only programming tools available for the D72.
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If you are looking for something that downloads frequencies from the RR database so you can program your TH-D72, I'm not aware of any. To the best of my knowledge, the Kenwood MCP-4A and the open-source CHIRP are the only programming tools available for the D72.
That is what I was hoping for, I love it with my 996xt.
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I have ordered a Kenwood TH-D72A. It says that it comes with programming software but is there something like freescan that can be linked to help with programming a HAM radio?
The only issue with the Kenwood Software is that it does not allow importing of *.CSV files... I am getting a TM-V71a for christmas, and will be buying the RT systems software that DOES allow importing of *.CSV files. Not sure why you would want to import directly from RR. Open the software of your choice and have the RR database open and hand-bomb the frequencies in. It really is not that difficult...
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If you are looking for something that downloads frequencies from the RR database so you can program your TH-D72, I'm not aware of any. To the best of my knowledge, the Kenwood MCP-4A and the open-source CHIRP are the only programming tools available for the D72.
RT Systems also makes software for the TH-D72
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Awesome, I will give the Kenwood software a shot once it gets here. Hopefully it will be here by the end of the week.
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Awesome, I will give the Kenwood software a shot once it gets here. Hopefully it will be here by the end of the week.
Wait for it to come? Just download it from the site I linked to in my previous post.
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I guess I wasn't paying enough attention. I have it loaded now. Thanks!
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Are there any programs you can make a list in and import them into the channel programmer?
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Click on "file" and then click on "import" if it allows the importing of *.csv or *.tab then yes. If not no.
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It looks like it forces you to use TravelPlus if you want to import. I guess I will be doing it by hand.
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Sorry, but I have another question.

On MCP-4A it has [RX-Freq] - [RX-Step] - [Memory Channel] - [Lock Out (check box)] - [Shift] - [Offset]

I have a list of the local channels and repeaters. If I have say the Moscow, TN repeater which is 145.110- PL107.2. The Freq is obviously 145.110 and the memory channel I would put as Moscow. What would the step and shift be?
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Minus, if it was a plus, there would be a "+" sign after the frequency.
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Check to make sure but if the RT Systems software for the TH-D72a is like the software they make for Yaesu radios it will allow import of *.csv files. It IS worth the money. I have it for my FT-8800, FT-270 and my VX-170. I will also be buying it for my TM-V71a.

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Take a look at this link to RT Systems TH-D72 software. The D72 even works with a generic USB cable.

https://www.rtsystemsinc.com/TH-D72-programming-software-and-USB-cable-s/1883.htm
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