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BK KNG P800 upgrades


Sep 19, 2008
Good morning,

I didn't see a BK specific forum so asking here. I know they're not super common but curious if anyone has gone about upgrading a BK KNG unit to enable TDMA or other features? Its my understanding they have to be sent to the BK factory in Florida but I'm waiting to hear back from BK directly or are they only available to be added when purchasing the radios initially?



Sep 20, 2006
Arroyo Grande, CA
Good morning, if you have a local Authorized Dealer they can install the OPTION, KAA0593, list price is $250.00 or you can send it back to the factory and order OPTION KZA0593.
Hope this helps