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Old 05-17-2018, 5:35 PM
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I am hoping someone can help me program a TK-8180 K UHF radio that was given to me. It looks like it is on the MPT firmware and cannot be programmed with the 89d software. I have a copy of KPG-96D that can read the "transceiver information" but I am unable to change the model on the "model information" tab as it is grayed out. I am not sure what do to at this point in time as I have no way to actually program this thing.

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Old 05-17-2018, 8:18 PM
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The MPT functionality is controlled by the radio firmware, so you can't change it with the programming software. You'd need to update the firmware in the radio with non-MPT firmware, I believe.

I've never tried doing it, so take that as a nickel's worth of free advice.
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Yea, you can replace the firmware to make it a plain Jane TK-8180 (no MPT). It is done with a firmware file and the FPRO program that should be included in the KPG-96 software. Once you do that then you'd have to acquire the KPG-89 software however to be able to program it in any fashion.

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Yea, you can replace the firmware to make it a plain Jane TK-8180 (no MPT). It is done with a firmware file and the FPRO program that should be included in the KPG-96 software. Once you do that then you'd have to acquire the KPG-89 software however to be able to program it in any fashion.

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This sounds like exactly what I want to do, how would i go about getting the firmware? I don't have a Kenwood dealer I can contact.
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:58 PM
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I just downloaded it online. Easy to search for it with keywords: kpg-89d download

Id provide the link, but being new here myself I dont know if cross linking is in forum policy

A cdrom can also be found to purchase off ebay or amazon
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