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Old 03-04-2017, 6:11 PM
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Default Relm KNG2 P800 capabilities

I've been looking at the Relm KNG2 radios to follow a variety of 700/800mhz P25 and Motorola Smartzone systems in my area. It says these radios are P25 compliant and work for 9600 baud systems, including Phase 2, but do any of the Relm KNG radios work on the older Motorola 3600 baud Smartzone systems? We still have a few of those over this way, and they don't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.

Also about how much do these radios typically go for?
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I have a KNG P800 and they do not do 3600 Baud systems. I am not sure if Relm is even still selling anything that does. Check the Web Site for all the radios they are selling. The brochures are quite accurate. Expect to pay around $3000 for the radio and all the accessories. Everything is an add on. The only thing the radio will do without add-ons is P25 conventional. They are great radios and do program for receive only, no affiliation.
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The only non-Motorola radios that support (with appropriate ordered option) are EF Johnson and Kenwood radios (with EFJ Firmware such as the VP series).
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You can get a used KNG-P800 for about 1500. It will do everything the P2 does but no color screen
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And no Bluetooth. If you do find a used one, be sure it has P25 & TDMA installed. If not, you have to ship it to Relm and pay for each feature.

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Like I said, You can find a used one for less that 1500 with Phase 2, tdma, encryption and vote scan
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I spent a long time looking at used ones. The majority out there are VHF models. If you can show me one for sale, I'll buy it now. !!
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Thank you for your input. Yes 3000 is a bit steep. I am mainly looking for 700/800 trunking with Phase 2 capability for receive only non affiliate. Now how does the programming software work? If i buy a used unit would I have to pay extra for programming software?
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You have to buy the software. Once you have the software, firmware and software updates are free. Software is a few hundred. No system keys needed if you program the system as receive only
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Could you send me a PM about the P800 cost. Your inbox is full.
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Yes could you send me a PM as well please?
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You can get a used KNG-P800 for about 1500. It will do everything the P2 does but no color screen
And no Bluetooth. And an older version of the Vocoder. And a quieter and less-clear speaker relative to the KNG2.
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And no Bluetooth. And an older version of the Vocoder. And a quieter and less-clear speaker relative to the KNG2.
For monitoring I don't need bluetooth or a coloured screen. If the audio is better than a scanner I'll take it.
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I bit the bullet. I found a dealer who had a limited one for 1500. It included every accessory as it was a demo unit. Including the software. I should get it Tuesday I will keep everyone updated. I had a P800 for a minute but it was not mine. Now this one is. I'll be looking forward to sharing info with people. So expect some questions from me by next week.
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That's a steel if in good condition. What features are enabled in it? That's where you can add up some more bucks.
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