Originally Posted by KD2BRR
But they will do the 9600?
They support 9600 baud CAI trunking, the do NOT support any of the Motorola proprietary feature sets.
They do work on Astro 25 7.xx systems, there are some on the DeKalb county, GA DTRS.
They require a Kenwood issued Network key and System key for each trunking system, Motorola software and hardware (ASK) keys don't work. Kenwood only provides these to the legitimate system owners. They also handle ISSI a little differently than Motorola subscriber radios, and setting up templates for them is a bit different than Motorola Astro 25. Kenwood does offer classes and I STRONGLY suggest anyone involved attend them.
What else do you want to know? If your "friend" is an authorized Kenwood dealer, he can get with his channel partner and attend upcoming webinars on the new P25 products. Kenwood systems also offer training. Probably a good idea to give his account rep a call or email.