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    TK-8302 Horn Alert issue

    Hi, I am soon going crazy with trying to get a few TK-8302's to work with Horn Alert. Previously I have successfully programmed and configured an old TK-868G (with the option cable) and a new TK-D840 for Horn Alert. These radios work as expected - when receiving the correct tones, the Horn Alert...
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    Kenwood TK-8180 max transmit power

    I finally had time to setup my 8180 as a base station. While setting up the radio I noticed that at high power its uses 5amps. So I looked in panel mode and max transmit power set at 60. Is it safe to raise it to lets say 95 so I am draining 8 apms from power supply? (according to Kenwood at max...
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    Programming Tk-880 KPG-49D

    Hi, I have a Tk-880 & the most recent version of Kpg-49D I found. When I try to read or write to the radio my computer doesn’t recognize the radio. I am using a USB cable. Is there a programming mode I need to activate ?
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    Kenwood Nx-5300 programming???

    Does anyone have the KPG-D1N software for the Kenwood NX-5000 series that can program a NX-5300 for me? Being used for a personal radio in Fire Department.
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    2019 Ford Explorer firewall

    I'm installing a Kenwood NX-700 2-way into a new (2019) Explorer. On this model the cable boot that runs through to the engine compartment is higher, behind the dash instruments. I'm looking for a wiring diagram on this vehicle (for power options). Or, suggestions to access the battery...
  6. kd4efm

    "DMR S-TRUNKING" What is this now?

    For this write up, I am using KPG-D3 for the following information. From what I have been working on and what little I can go by, here is a little primer on the DMR "S-TRUNKING" or Simple Trunk for Tier 2" Basically it is this, SMALL FORM DMR TRUNKING in a DMR Tier 2 world. Is it XPT? IS IT...
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    Kenwood: Possibly Buying Kenwood TS-440SAT - Feedback?

    Looking at a Kenwood TS-440SAT, has new battery for display (wot?), and new LED's in the display, and also the IC-10 mod and such already. Seller wanted to get their ticket but never did. Anyway, what should I be looking for in terms of red flags and such with the device, as this will be my...
  8. VK3YMML Home Base

    VK3YMML Home Base

    Home Base - Radio Collection - User: VK3YMML
  9. James_Bond_007

    Kenwood TK-8180 as a link radio connected to a TKR850

    Hi, is there a way to connect a TK8180 accy port to a TKR850 accy port to enable the 8180 to be used as an aux link radio without the use of an external repeater controller? IE: is their a way to enable half duplex on link radio full duplex on repeater? we want to link two GMRS repeaters...
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    Wondering where I could get some cheap Kenwood radios, other than eBay.

    So, I have a few Kenwood radios (you would know that if you have seen some of my other posts) I am a radio hoarder, and I was wondering where I could get some cheap kenwood radios and equipment.. does not matter if they are used or not, but my price range is anywhere from free to around $70.00...
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    Kenwood TK-880 Questions..

    So, I just got this Kenwood TK-880-1 Ver 2.0 UHF radio, Link to the radio, and I wanted to ask a few questions.. I have a TK-940, and a 840, and they don't transmit, program, or receive. I was wondering if this unit will be the same due to it's age? Is there a function to field program it...
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    Kenwood TK-840 Programming Help

    So, I bought a Kenwood TK-840(N) off eBay.. not sure at all what the N stands for, but I have downloaded the programming software, and DosBox. I plugged the programming cable into the radio, and plugged the USB into the PC. I changed the COM port from COM4 to COM2, as it only supports 1 and 2...
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    Kenwood problem

    I have a Kenwood tk-790 with a tk-890 control head. It receives people talking and I can hear them, but when i want to transmit back it dosen't transmit even though the tx light comes on. I tested this by having a scanner on the same channel I was trying to transmit on. I am fairly new to radios...
  14. K7MFC

    TK-8180 K out of band programming

    Hello, I have a Kenwood TK-8180 K (450-520 MHz) and I am using KPG-89D software to program it. I am able to program this radio for use in the 70cm amateur band; the software gives a "Frequency out of range" warning when entering transmit or receive frequencies below 450 MHz, but the file is...
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    Kenwood TK-3200L beeps and flashes red and orange whenever on channel 3+

    My kenwood TK-3200L flashes and beeps at me. I don't know why, I was hoping someone could help me. I just bought it off eBay, and I do not suspect the person I bought it from is lying.. It is tough to turn over to 3, and I don't know why.. someone please help!
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    Oldie but goody: What's the difference in the programming software between the Kenwood TK-7160 and TK-8160?
  17. KB3KBR

    kenwood tk-7150 programming

    Hi, all. I believe I'm about to become the new owner of a couple of 7150's from my fire dept as we've bought newer radios for the trucks and these are sitting in storage gathering dust. My main questions are: 1: Are these current production radios? 2: Is there software still in production...
  18. N7iOS

    Powerwerx DB-750 or Alinco 638T

    Looking for some advice..... here is my situation: I have a Kenwood VHF TK-7180 which performs like an absolute champ using a 1/4 wa antenna ve on a roof rack. Receive quality and TX is great. Very very dependable. However, I work for a public safety agency in which I do utilize my personal...
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    NXDN Gen 2 Signal Issue

    Question regarding Gen 2 NXDN Type-C Trunking system. Has anyone come across a site suddenly losing signal? 2 Site System will run great 3-4 Days then suddenly The service will drastically reduce until you perform an update to the system and change the control channel. This is a 4 Channel...
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    Kenwood TK-3180 UPG ERROR

    I tried giving my tk-3180 a firmware upgrade and when you turn the radio on it just says upg error. Is there a fix to this i cant get it off this screen?