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Convert TK-7180 file to TK 2180 file

stevez97

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#1
Trying to save a BUNCH of typing in programming my newly acquired TK-2180.

I have a codeplug file already made for my TK-7180.

Is there a way to "convert" this file so that I can upload it into the TK-2180?

I'm waiting for a response with my fingers crossed! LOL

Thanks in advance for any help!
 
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#2
Trying to save a BUNCH of typing in programming my newly acquired TK-2180.

I have a codeplug file already made for my TK-7180.

Is there a way to "convert" this file so that I can upload it into the TK-2180?

I'm waiting for a response with my fingers crossed! LOL

Thanks in advance for any help!
in your programming software just change the model from TK-7180 mobile to TK-2180 portable, you dont need to re type it or used the import/export.
 
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#3
Trying to save a BUNCH of typing in programming my newly acquired TK-2180.

I have a codeplug file already made for my TK-7180.

Is there a way to "convert" this file so that I can upload it into the TK-2180?

I'm waiting for a response with my fingers crossed! LOL

Thanks in advance for any help!
Export the info, read the radio, import the file you exported, program if you dont want to change any thing.

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This is very achievable as described above, but may be broken down into steps for easier implementation.
1) "Read" the 7180 mobile.
2) Save the 7180 file.
3) change the radio setting on the Kenwood programming software menu to TK 2180 from TK 7180.
4) Assign the buttons and TK 2180 -specific settings.
5) Save the new 2180 programming information file under a new name for the portable.
6) Change programming cables and "write" to the TK 2180.
The saved files save you time if it takes a time or two to make it all work correctly instead of unplugging programming cables to the mobile, etc.
 

stevez97

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Well done N5XPM. That's exactly what I ended up doing, it just took me a couple of "trial and error" uploads to achieve the final result.

For the record, all the data WAS cleared, but it was just a matter of uploading the mobile codeplug into the portable-configured software. I tweaked up the buttons and the LCD settings and was good to go. Even with a couple of trial and error uploads, it still saved a TON of time.

Thanks to all for their assistance!
 
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