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Old 05-12-2017, 10:25 PM
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Is anyone willing to share their experiences using the KNG programming software? I have experience with Kenwood and I want to know if it's as user friendly. Also it would be great if anyone would be willing to share any screenshots of the software's layout.
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Old 05-23-2017, 8:10 PM
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Is anyone willing to share their experiences using the KNG programming software? I have experience with Kenwood and I want to know if it's as user friendly. Also it would be great if anyone would be willing to share any screenshots of the software's layout.
Very intuitive. RELM got it right. I recently switched from Neovision to RES and it's even better.
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Old 05-25-2017, 8:58 AM
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Very intuitive. RELM got it right. I recently switched from Neovision to RES and it's even better.
Agree. So much easier than Motorola products.
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Old 05-25-2017, 9:34 AM
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It takes a bit of getting used to but what i like most is reading and writing to radio is very fast.
Oh also my KNG2-P800 needed a channel update and when i launched the RES software it prompted me to update it. This then made me want to look to see if a firmware update was available and sure enough there was.
I like that a lot as well.
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It takes a bit of getting used to but what i like most is reading and writing to radio is very fast.
Oh also my KNG2-P800 needed a channel update and when i launched the RES software it prompted me to update it. This then made me want to look to see if a firmware update was available and sure enough there was.
I like that a lot as well.
Oh yeah those read and write speeds. It's a blink of an eye. I was shocked I could write a codeplug that fast.
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Old 05-28-2017, 5:36 PM
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Previous BK software was as bad as moto RSS.

The KNG software is so easy to use and fast, that we (interior) started deploying it on incidents since once an incident codeplug is created, we can actually program the radios new faster then cloning.

Stupid $700 cable kills my budget, but if you're only using KNG radios, you can buy the KNG specific cable with the software reasonably.
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very easy to use. the cable is till the killer due to price.
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Has anybody had a problem with their radio adapter? 2 of the gold pins have popped off mine.
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Has anybody had a problem with their radio adapter? 2 of the gold pins have popped off mine.
No problem here, with pretty frequent use on both KNG and KNG2 radios (I know, I could use Bluetooth for the latter).

Call BK customer service for a replacement?


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no issue on the 4 that i'm responsible for, and they're in a pretty harsh environment
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Think ill take some pics and email the rep i purchased my radio from. I got it in December when they were on sale so it shouldnt be doing that.
But i wanted to see if it was an isolated incident.
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No issues here either. A lot of use.
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Going to email the today and hopefully get a replacement.
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Follow up, With in a matter of hours of my first contact with them they are going to send me a replacement programmer.
It apparently is something they have seen before but its not a wide spread issue.
Received my radio early Jan of this year and used the programming cable maybe 20 times. So it has not had heavy use.
I will say they had good customer service.
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Going to email the today and hopefully get a replacement.
Glad they got it worked out for ya. I'm worried about the USB slot on the dongle right now. I'm having flashbacks to when I had a Motorola Razor phone and I couldn't charge it.
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I never unplug mine. I have several mini usb cables so i just keep mine plugged into the adapter.

The folks who helped me with the warranty stuff were very friendly.
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It reminds me much of EFJ's Armada. NeoVision is pretty easy to use. Relm's pricing is right, and you get updates with the low cost too.
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I am having an issue programming my KNG-M150 mobile radio. When writing the radio none of my CTCSS or Channel Guard Tones are coming across into the radio.

Anyone have any experience like this?
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I have resolved that issue with the latest firmware updates. Now I cannot get my DTMF Mic to work with my KNG-M150...
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I have resolved that issue with the latest firmware updates. Now I cannot get my DTMF Mic to work with my KNG-M150...
I would reach out to BKTechnologies about this. Like anything, one thing gets fixed something else gets broken. They will have a fix for you in a couple of weeks.
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