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Old 06-03-2010, 11:27 AM
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Default TK-2180 Tactical feature set

Does anyone know how to enable the Tactical feature set in the radio. apparently this must be enabled in the options for the radio, and cannot be done in the programming software??? or maybe it requires different firmware?
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It is a firmware upgrade for radios with option L-1624.
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what does TFS do?

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Firmware upgrade can only be done at Kenwood, radio needs to be sent in.

TFS adds a smoother way to access OST, adds the ability to create a user command zone, and lets you field program the radio through the keypad.
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It closely mimics the CDF mod for the 90 series mobiles and adds the face programming of the 90 series portables (or BK LMRs). It is a good investment if you travel or work out of your area frequently.
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If the radio just needs a new firmware upgrade kinda like the MDC firmware then it should be able to be done through FPRO

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No, this is not a Kenwood thing. This firmware was commissioned by a third party (the same person that did the TK-790 CDF and the BK GPH-CMD). Yes Kenwood WILL write custom firmware for you if you have thousands of dollars to spare.

Because of this it is considered an option, and Bob needs to get a return on the money he spent. The only way to get the TFS "option" is to send it in to Kenwood and pay the $$$.

I have it in my TK-2180 and as mickey d says, "I'm lovin' it".

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well folks you can indeed up grade your radio for about 65 dollars. or at least that what it cost me. use FPRO to do it takes about 30 sec to do this. as for bob s his CDF firm ware is cool i have a couple of 790's with it use it all the time. i for get the L number you need but call your local KW dealer give them your serial number and they can order it for you. bad news is that the firmware is serial number specific, I have tried to put it in other 2180's no luck, but looking where they change it in the hex file. 2180 now a great little radio!!
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so i just had my firmware in my 2180 updated to 1.22. so it does not matter if i check (enable) the 'TFS' under model info, it still wont do the tactical feature set? The only way for anyone to enable it is to send it to kenwood?
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That is correct, different firmware altogether.
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I am wondering about the firmware. I have 89DN version 1.61 but can not find the drop down to enable the TFS function. I just read a brand new 2180 that had the TFS function enabled,when the down load was complete a window pop up saying the TFS function was disabled.
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So if i don't have the extended keypad, and i want to enter setting mode i'm out of luck because i can't enter a password. Is there any way around this? I'd prefer not to have a password.

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Firmware upgrade can only be done at Kenwood, radio needs to be sent in.

TFS adds a smoother way to access OST, adds the ability to create a user command zone, and lets you field program the radio through the keypad.
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