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    Can you remotely change channels with FleetSync on TK-8180

    I am not very experienced with radios but I have been tasked with upgrading our Agency to a DMR digital system. We operate on a shared frequency with multiple agencies that are not currently upgrading their systems. Our agency will go fully digital but we will cross patch at a repeater site from...
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    Kenwood NX-5300 Tone Transmit

    I am looking to see If I am able to transmit tone on a channel using a Kenwood NX-5300. I know on Motorola APX series I can setup a Quick-CAll II setting where when i press a button it will transmit a set of tones over the selected channel that I had programmed into the radio. I am trying to do...
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    Kenwood/Johnson Viking VP-8000

    My department is considering purchasing some Kenwood Viking VP-8000 radios. Does anyone have any user experience on these in terms of performance and reliability? We will use them on UHF, VHF, and 700/800. Thanks.
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    Alternator Whine Help Kenwood TK-790

    Hello! I have alernator Whine issue on my Kenwood TK-790 Mobile Radio Setup. The Vehicle Everything is in Is a Ford Expedition 2000. I have it configured in a Dualband Setup with a TK-890. Both Radios Controlled with a Single Control Head. The TK-790 Is Radio 2 in the setup and is Connected...
  5. Kenwood NX5000 Lot

    Kenwood NX5000 Lot

    I have some NX5000 items that I am looking to sell. Includes the following: (All items listed as used, but in excellent condition. Lightly used. Some items were even dealer demos that never saw use outside of an office.) 1 - NX5800K 450-520MHz (Analog and NXDN....Includes DMR upgrade)...
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    Fleetsync Vs. MDC1200

    My business partner and I are looking at setting up a repeater for multiple users to lease time on. And it is my understanding that Fleetsync and MDC do the exact same job by Identifying the radio that is transmitting. We are looking at the pros and cons but I'm leaning probably more toward the...
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    TK-780 K vs K2 Sensitivity on 2 Meters

    Has someone checked the SINAD of these radios at the bottom of the 2m band to see if there is an appreciable difference? If you had a K2 radio on APRS, or perhaps as a repeater receiver, and you replaced it with a K radio, would there be a significant difference in receiver performance? Or is...
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    Does Kenwood have an All-Band portable?

    Looking for something similar to the Motorola APX8000 portables that support VHF, UHF, and 700/800 MHz. I like how Kenwood portables such as the NX-5200 can support multiple protocols such as P25, DMR, NXDN, and Analog but what about multiple band splits?
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    Oil & Gas Portables / Radio Systems

    We're looking at a radio system upgrade and I'm curious at what others in the Oil & Gas industry are using. We're familiar with Motorola XPR7580s on a Cap Max trunked system, and even APX4000s on an Astro25 System. Anyone using Kenwood, VF Johnson, Hytera, or even Tait? They obviously need to...
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    Kenwood: Kenwood FM Dual Bander TM-710GA

    Hi This is interesting. We all know there is a chip shortage. And there is a shortage of new Kenwood's. I think The DTMF chip is part of Kenwood's problem. The TM-D710GA is being sold again BUT serial number B8610000, and above no longer has the DTMF decode ability so the wireless remote in...
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    TK-5220 Backlight

    Does anyone know how to enable the auto backlight on the TK-5220. I have the latest programming software from Kenwood. But under the Optional Features 1 tab -the auto backlight selection is greyed out.
  12. amoking

    Benefit 200W amp for mobile 2M Simplex?

    Hello All. I was chatting with mmckenna about this a couple days ago and thought I would take it to the masses: I have a Kenwood TM-V71A in my truck. NMO mounted Laird 5/8 antenna with an SWR of 1.1 on 146mhz. Install is as tight as a drum. As it pertains to 2M SIMPLEX will I get any...
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    Kenwood TK-5270

    Greetings, First time posting. Our agency has two tk-5720 in our cruisers. Since the past summer, the units have been resetting themselves (power down and back on), at random times. They have been sent back to Kenwood and "reprogrammed" with no success several times. Is anyone else having...
  14. nhfdcadet

    D1N ID List Generator

    I'm not sure if something like this exists already, I know there is one for motorola...but I was tired of typing and typing IDs from a spreadsheet into D1N, so I made a spreadsheet that I can paste the IDs into, and it formats them correctly to be pasted directly into the ID list. Please give it...
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    TK-8180 Firmware Update Help Needed

    Hi, I am hoping somebody can help me. I just purchased 3 TK-8180 K-2s, used on Ebay for my ham radio use. We use the 7180s at my VFD, and I love everything about them, so the UHF version made sense to me. I tried to program it with the VFD's computer and it comes up "USE SJ-180!". I understand...
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    Kenwood TK-840 "UNPROG" Issue

    Hello. I have recently purchased 4 Kenwood TK-840 radios on ebay, I am able to program 3 of them but the 4th powers on and flashes "UNPROG" and I can not figure out how to get it to go into program mode from either the software or the radio itself. Any suggestions? Is the there a special key...
  17. Sold: Kenwood TR-7950 2-meter mobile rig

    Sold: Kenwood TR-7950 2-meter mobile rig

    ** SOLD, thank you ** For sale is one used Kenwood TR-7950 2-meter mobile rig with great audio and a decent display. Kenwood quality. Excludes microphone, tone board, power cable, VHF antenna or 12V/13.8VDC power supply- only includes what’s show in the photos. All front switches and keypad are...
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    Kenwood TK-2312

    I'm looking to buy a good to excellent condition Kenwood TK-2312, with accessories. I'm in Canada; will PayPal. Thanks.
  19. Deziel0495

    Kenwood Viking Series Gang Charger

    In the coming days we're getting a shipment of VP5430's with the KNB-L2 batteries and the KSC-Y32K intelligent chargers. We're looking to order extra batteries as spares and since the chargers do not have an extra charging slot for the battery I was wondering if Kenwood has a gang charger that...
  20. jmedinac

    Kenwood NX-800 Programming Help Please

    Hello All! My tiny local radio shop went out of business because the owner passed. The owners kids put all the stuff for sale in an estate. I acquired 4 Kenwood NX-800's that are read and write protected from the estate sale. I do have the "Engineer" version of KPG-111D v1.40, I am just unaware...