• 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:


  1. countZZer0

    Kenwood, Yaesu & Icom, Oh My

    The KD9LTQ shack: Kenwood TS-590SG Yaesu FT-991A Kenwood TM-V71A (2 meters / 70 cm full duplex) Icom IC-2300H (2 meters) Yaesu FTM-3207DR (70 cm) Kenwood TH-D72A (2 meters / 70 cm full duplex) Baofeng BF‑F8HP AirSpy HF+ SDRPlay RSP-1A SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro...
  2. K

    Kenwood: TM-V71A group scan function

    Has anyone used the group scan function in the TM-V71A? How easy is it to use? What would you recommend as the maximum number of channels per group to be scanned (the manual says you can put 100 in a group, but then I think it would take too long to finish each cycle). I'm considering buying...
  3. B

    TM-V71A Echolink using MacBook (with Windows)

    I have Kenwood TM-V71A and Baofeng BF-F8HP. I want to make Echolink work using Windows on my MacBook. I am able to login to Echolink software and go to SysOps setting. I am also able to pass DTMF command from my handheld to the radio. What I am unable to do is, pass the audio from the laptop to...
  4. B

    Kenwood: TM-V71A with echolink

    Hi Guys, I am very new to the echolink concept. I need help in setting up echolink on my mobile radio. Radio: Kenwood TM-V71A Connections: -------------- I have a wire which connects my laptop (USB) to my radio (Data Port). I use the same wire to work with Kenwood MCP-2A software to program...
  5. W

    Kenwood: Program TM-V71A for cross band ARISS Repeater

    I am trying to program my TM-V71A with the cross band split for the ARISS repeater. I am following the instructions in the manual but I cannot make it work. The transmit [uplink] frequency is 437.80 Mhz. The receive [downlink] frequencie is 145.80 Mhz. No PL tone or offset is required...
  6. K

    Mounting a mobile radio in the dash of a 2000 Toyota 4Runner

    I am involved in a lengthy discussion about what radio to buy and as of now, it looks like it will be a Kenwood TM-V71A but the question would probably apply equally to most comparable radios. My first inclination is to install the radio intact, no separation kit cost or hassle. I was looking...
  7. K

    TM-V71A REV Doesn't Work

    I'm a new ham and just brought a TM-V71A. Seems to be working great but now, when I push the REV button, nothing happens-- An "R" doesn't appear on the active radio and the receive frequency doesn't change. Maybe I've changed a setting that is causing this not to work, but I don't have a...
  8. KaiserM715

    Kenwood install in '10 F150

    After having my license since June and my radio since July, I finally had time to get it all installed. I picked Kenwood based on several reviews discussing ease of use and programming. Not to mention, I have a local ham who uses them and has been helping me with programming. I know...