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Kenwood TK-5410 programming

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I have a friend who bought a kenwood tk-5410 off of EBay. It was not dealer programmed. He is having a problem finding out how to program the radios. Could anyone help?
 
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KPG-95 is the software he needs. Legal place to get it is from a Kenwood dealer.
Factory programming cable is KPG-36U (USB version).

Before he chases too far down this path:
A "new" radio will show "unprogrammed" on the display.
It is possible to read, write, and read/write lock these radios. If it truly is a new radio, this won't be an issue. If it's a used one, it may be a problem.

Programming software and radio firmware versions are loosely coupled. The version of firmware in the radio will dictate what software you need. Going with the newest version of software will allow you to program the older firmware radios. If the software you download off the internet is an older version, it will have issues programming a radio with newer firmware.

Programming software also has some variations with country codes. European/Asia, etc. software won't work with US/Canadian market radios.
 
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Ok. He said they are supposed to be knew. He got them off of EBay and they wouldn't program it for P25. I haven't seen them myself. He was wanting me to try and figure it out. Haha. He's a recover tow truck driver that's in rotation with the city PD and was wanting them for that reason. I guess I will find out tonight.
 
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OK. Depending on what system he wants to listen to this will either work, or it won't.

Conventional systems will be fine.
If the system is trunked, it's harder to do. You'd be able to listen, but not transmit. You won't be able to get the system key for the trunked system, so you'll have to do a work around. Unless, of course, you can get the PD to program up the radio in RX only mode.
 
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