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    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:


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    Kenwood TK-880 Questions..

    So, I just got this Kenwood TK-880-1 Ver 2.0 UHF radio, Link to the radio, and I wanted to ask a few questions.. I have a TK-940, and a 840, and they don't transmit, program, or receive. I was wondering if this unit will be the same due to it's age? Is there a function to field program it...
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    Kenwood TK-840 Programming Help

    So, I bought a Kenwood TK-840(N) off eBay.. not sure at all what the N stands for, but I have downloaded the programming software, and DosBox. I plugged the programming cable into the radio, and plugged the USB into the PC. I changed the COM port from COM4 to COM2, as it only supports 1 and 2...
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    Kenwood problem

    I have a Kenwood tk-790 with a tk-890 control head. It receives people talking and I can hear them, but when i want to transmit back it dosen't transmit even though the tx light comes on. I tested this by having a scanner on the same channel I was trying to transmit on. I am fairly new to radios...
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    TK-8180 K out of band programming

    Hello, I have a Kenwood TK-8180 K (450-520 MHz) and I am using KPG-89D software to program it. I am able to program this radio for use in the 70cm amateur band; the software gives a "Frequency out of range" warning when entering transmit or receive frequencies below 450 MHz, but the file is...
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    Kenwood TK-3200L beeps and flashes red and orange whenever on channel 3+

    My kenwood TK-3200L flashes and beeps at me. I don't know why, I was hoping someone could help me. I just bought it off eBay, and I do not suspect the person I bought it from is lying.. It is tough to turn over to 3, and I don't know why.. someone please help!
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    Oldie but goody: What's the difference in the programming software between the Kenwood TK-7160 and TK-8160?
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    kenwood tk-7150 programming

    Hi, all. I believe I'm about to become the new owner of a couple of 7150's from my fire dept as we've bought newer radios for the trucks and these are sitting in storage gathering dust. My main questions are: 1: Are these current production radios? 2: Is there software still in production...
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    Powerwerx DB-750 or Alinco 638T

    Looking for some advice..... here is my situation: I have a Kenwood VHF TK-7180 which performs like an absolute champ using a 1/4 wa antenna ve on a roof rack. Receive quality and TX is great. Very very dependable. However, I work for a public safety agency in which I do utilize my personal...
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    NXDN Gen 2 Signal Issue

    Question regarding Gen 2 NXDN Type-C Trunking system. Has anyone come across a site suddenly losing signal? 2 Site System will run great 3-4 Days then suddenly The service will drastically reduce until you perform an update to the system and change the control channel. This is a 4 Channel...
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    Kenwood TK-3180 UPG ERROR

    I tried giving my tk-3180 a firmware upgrade and when you turn the radio on it just says upg error. Is there a fix to this i cant get it off this screen?
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    Kenwood Service Parts CDM-17 X92-1990-10 and other items

    Hello everyone, this is my first time on this forum. I recently acquired two boxes of five Kenwood service parts from an old audio and visual repair store that went out of business.. After googling the model number (CDM-17 X92-1990-10), I could find nothing. Does anyone here know anything...
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    Kenwood TK-5210 Receive Issue

    I have a Kenwood TK-5210 K3 Ver 2.0 That I purchased used off of eBay. The radio is able to be programmed and is not locked or stunned but is unable to transmit or receive any audio. I am able to send FleetSync side tones but nothing more. I can hear all key beeps over the speaker but am unable...
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    Kenwood TK-790 - Won't power up

    Hi all, I have a TK-790 VHF radio. I was having squelch issues and I noticed that if I connected the mic it would stop. I decided to short out a pin and the radio stopped working.... The mic holder is connected to the power supply (I did not to that). My guess was a grounding issue. I think I...
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    Base/Mobile Antenna Suggestions

    I am planning on purchasing two of the Kenwood TM-D710G Dual Band transceivers to use in my storm chase vehicle and at my house, and would like to hear any suggestions for base and mobile antennas that can transmit and receive the entire frequency spectrum the radios use. If possible, when you...
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    NX-5200 Programming

    Our department has received 6 NX-5200 radios on a grant, traditionally we have utilized Motorola's so I'm not too familiar with these radios. They continuously break squelch and all throughout the night our firefighters are woken up by the station identifier beeping away in Morse code. None of...
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    Kenwood: Echolink (sysop mode) & kenwood th-v71a - no audio to radio

    I have a Kenwood TM-V71A and I am trying to create a internet gateway using Echolink in Sysop mode. My problem is that although the system is connecting and disconnecting okay, I am hearing nothing either through the TM-V71A speaker(s) or through the hand-held's speaker that I am using to get...
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    Updated List Of BC Highway logging channels

    I recently had my Icom IC-5023H stolen from my truck which came programmed with all the channels needed in BC. Highway, logging, resource roads etc. I have a Kenwood TK--7180k with the programming software but the radio shops refuse to give me the list they use to program the radios they sell...
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    Kenwood NX-5800K

    Hey guys! Just had a quick question, my city I work in just switched over the radio systems to a P25 digital system. I found a used Kenwood NX-5800K that I was looking to buy. The seller told me that it is NXDN/Analog capable but I’d have to purchase a P25 upgrade option for it. Just out of...
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    Kenwood radio's Pros and cons

    I am completely new to Kenwood. Never owned one (or even used one) before. I was thinking about getting either a TK380 or a TK3180. Does anyone have any information to these radio's as well as pros and cons? Is there one radio I should get over the other? I would like to also have Fleetsync I...
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    SJ-180 software

    Does anyone know where I can get the sj-180 software to program Kenwood tk3180. I'm willing to pay but I can't find it anywhere