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Any TK-7302/8302 Users Out There?

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RodStrong

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Anyone with experience with this radio care to chime in on how you like it (or not)? Thanks in advance.
 

ramal121

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We've been putting a few of these out and no complaints for what they are. They preform as well as the higher tier radios. As far a ruggedness or engineering gotchas, I'll let you know in a couple of years (a vineyard pickup is a great R&D device).

Although only 16 channel and conventional only, they have a good feature set but some are limited in scope compared to higher tier radios (as you would expect).

My biggest complaint is the limited options connector. I would love to use these as a single channel remote base or maybe a replacement for those god-awful Federal Informers, but the interface lacks (same as the 7360) and I don't really want to kludge something up. I'll stick with a 7180 for now to do those kind of things.
 

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Another problem we found with the 7302 and 7360's is they fail to decode two-tone at low levels. We swapped for a higher tier'd radio (TK-7180 and NX-700) and those decoded just fine.

Also keep in mind, when you buy a lower tier radio (anything less than a TK-7180) you loose the ability to update/upgrade the Firmware.

Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with lower tier radios and they work great for businesses and individuals needing 16 channels or less. Just don't expect to use some of the special features and have the same result as higher-end radios.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I am just looking for something that can compete with some of the lower tier Icom and Vertex options for an agency I am helping out. This looks about like the right offering from Kenwood.
 
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