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NX5700 price?

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Ballpark only!
P25 Type 1 receive only
mostly VHF analog for 2 meter ham stuff?
I've read a couple of price lists and hard to decipher.
For MANY reasons, just think this is the way to go over Moto! Could be all the TK 981's I programmed for ham use Just like the KW product....

many thanks....
 
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List price:
NX-5700K 136-174MHz 50 watts with NXDN conventional and Type C trunking: $980.00
Includes KCH-19M (basic control head), KMC-35 (microphone), KMB-33M (mounting bracket) and KCT-23M (power cable)

KWD-5100CV License key for P25 conventional $575.00
KWD-5101TR License key for P25 Phase 1 trunking, requires KWD-5100CV $520.00

and don't forget:
KPG-D1NK programming software $155.00
KPG-46XM Full speed USB programming cable $158.50

and maybe:
KWD-5001FP License Key for Front Panel Programming $300.00
Up to you, but as an amateur I'm sure you could appreciate being able to program on the fly. On the other hand, these have enough memories (1024 channels) to make it easy to program in all the simplex frequencies in the 2 meter band, add a manual PL selection button to change CTCSS/DCS tones on the fly. Still lots of space left over for repeaters and public safety monitoring. If you really are hard up for space, you can add a 4000 channel option with KWD-5000CH $420.00 (hey, it's just money....)

Remember, these are LIST prices. Under state contracts I get 30% off. Buying as an individual, I'd look for 15-20% off.

As for these over Motorola,
I spec'd one of these out for our PD to install in one of their vans. They're running TK-5710's everywhere else. A few years ago we switched them from MCS-2000's and XTL-2500's. The officers were very happy with the new radios due to much better audio. They really like the NX-5700 with the color display and great audio.
I like them because Kenwood has been orders of magnitude better to deal with than Motorola and their shops. The officers like the radios, and that makes my job easier. Chief likes them because they are cheaper to purchase.
 
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There are other options:

TK-5710
TK-5720
They'll all do what you want and are all on the used market. Occasionally you'll see NX5K's appear on the used market, but they are few and far between.

On the other hand, there's going to be a DMR option for the NX-5K's coming out any time now. That'll give you 136-174MHz with analog, NXDN, P25 and DMR all in one radio. Add in FPP, 4000 channel capability, SD card slot, bluetooth, and the ability to link up to 3 RF decks and 2 control heads, and you won't find anything else like this from any reputable manufacturer.
 
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again, TNX! I saw a 5710 on FleeBay but looked kinda rough! I'll find my local KW dealer and start talking to them...but the TK-57?? would be a good option.

I do like the multi mode...while most of the DMR here in Dallas is on UHF, another deck and that would be covered....
 
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