Originally Posted by Alligator24
I picked up two Kenwood TH-D72A radios, one for myself and one for my newly licensed son. We wanted to use the free Kenwood software to program the radios, but we cannot get the software to install in Windows 8.1. After looking at the Kenwood site, they mention nothing about Windows 8 in general, which makes me think it isn't compatible with it.
So we also tried to install the software using Windows 7 compatibility settings (which supposedly is supported by Kenwood), but that failed as well.
Next, I tried Kenwood's "Contact Us" web page. Oops, server error and the form won't submit. Makes me start to regret switching from my VX-8DR to this Kenwood now.
Any other suggestions, or am I stuck?
While I do learn to program my ham gear, software is preferred for entering data.
I use RT Systems v4.5. Being able to drag and drop across radio types is handy. While the cables are proprietary, they work. I did have have a faulty cable out of the box for the TM-V71, it was replaced, no charge, no questions asked. Only that you return the faulty cable. Great customer service.
I bought RT software for the following radios: VX-170, FT-277, FT-8800, TM-V71a, and IC-92ad. If I ever decide to get a TH-72ad I will also get the RT software for it as well.
I do not know a lot about Chirp, although I have used it for a Baofeng; it is different. Im sure I would like it, but I have not used it enough to form an opinion, either good or bad.
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