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Old 09-01-2015, 1:32 AM
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Default TK3101 programming to 2 watt

Does anyone know the procedure to change the RF power output on a Kenwood TK301 to 2 watts? I would like to leave the power at 0.5 watt for Bank A but up it to 2 watts on Bank B. The Kenwood brochures indicate that the TK3101 (at least the US version) is capable of 2 watts. I have the KPG-48D software and cable and have been able to access the radio. It is programmed with GMRS frequencies. I found the RF power display under Test but can not figure out how to increase it. Can it be done with just the software or does it require additional equipment?
Thanks, HR Buck
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Old 09-01-2015, 1:57 PM
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First off, in order to correctly set power level, you need software, and a power meter, prefer a FM service monitor.

Second, changing power levels on a per channel basis is some times tricky depending on how you do it.

For the most part you can have different power levels on different channels.
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Old 09-01-2015, 5:38 PM
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The TK-3101 does not have per channel power levels. You set it from the test menu and that's all you get radio wide. And yes you'll need a good power meter to do this.
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Thanks to each of you for the responses. Buck
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