• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

    If you are having trouble legally obtaining software please state so. We do not want any hurt feelings when your vague post is mistaken for a free request. It is YOUR responsibility to properly word your request.

    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

    This is a large and very visible forum. We cannot jeopardize the ability to provide the RadioReference services by allowing this activity to occur. Please respect this.

Accessory plug on tk-840

Status
Not open for further replies.

N4KVE

Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2003
Messages
3,039
Location
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
I just picked up a nice TK-840 & there is a wiring harness exiting the radio under the power cord. It has a 15 pin connecter [3 rows, 5 pins each] & the harness connects to 3 or 4 factory sockets in the radio, as well as the speaker wire. The radio works fine without connecting this plug to anything, & seems to be easy to remove as I won't use it, but maybe it's something I should leave be, as I could use it down the road if I knew what it was. GARY N4KVE
 

ramal121

Member
Joined
Dec 5, 2008
Messages
1,636
Location
Sonoma, CA
Yes it's a KCT-19. If it's too ugly for you right now, it can simply be removed from the radio, no mods to undo (except the single yellow wire for external speaker, you would have to plug internal speaker back in).
 

N4KVE

Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2003
Messages
3,039
Location
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Yes it's a KCT-19. If it's too ugly for you right now, it can simply be removed from the radio, no mods to undo (except the single yellow wire for external speaker, you would have to plug internal speaker back in).
The speaker is still connected in the radio. One of the wires of the harness taps into the speaker wire. These little radios are real good, & even though it's rated as 450 & up, it works fine in the ham band w/o retuning. I used to have an 830, & the rx did need a bit of retuning for 442 rx. GARY N4KVE
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top