• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    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:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

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    TK-250 Programming with Windows 7

    Hello all! I got a TK-250 and one TK-250(G) a while ago, but haven't done anything with them until recently. Anyway, I got the programming cable, a USB version- not USB-Serial adapter. I've tried using DosBox to run KPG23D and it works just fine except for the fact that the software won't...
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    TK-250 squelch adjustment - tuning mode

    I have a couple of TK-250 handhelds that seem to show the 'busy' icon consistently - I'd like to adjust the baseline squelch just a little to make them less sensitive. In the KPG-23D software, there is a "test mode" which gives you an F10 "tuning mode" option. You can then adjust a slider that...
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    DOS programming woes

    I'm trying to program a handful of Kenwood TK-250 radios using the ancient KPG-23D software. This has always been accomplished using an very elderly laptop computer - the software runs in a DOS window under Windows '98 and the Kenwood programming cable attaches to the serial port. For some...
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