• 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:


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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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    TK-8180 UHF/UHF Mobile Repeater Help

    Can anyone help me? I own a business where we exclusively use Kenwood TK-8180 mobile and TK-3180 portable radios which are strictly UHF. We have one area where the use of the portable (TK-3180) radios simply cannot hit the repeater but the mobile (TK-8180) radios have no problem. I would like...
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    TK-8180 MDC Issue

    Hello, I just updated my TK-8180 last night to be able to encode/decode MDC IDs. I'm currently having an issue where, when I receive an MDC ID, it will display properly, but not clear off of the screen after the Auto Reset Timer has expired, I have to actually press a button for the channel...
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    Kenwood TK-8180 Firmware

    Hello all, I have recently obtained a TK-8180H. I have been recently trying to learn about the programming with KPG-89D Version 1.6. Now more recently I have come across some posts about MDC1200 firmware update. So, my question is: Does anyone have...