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Ham friendly Kenwood dealers

E5911

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Looking to move to the NX series . Would ideally like at single head/dual deck mobile set up.
Are there any ham friendly dealers out there?

I assume I'm looking at 1600-2k for the mobile

Thanks
 

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You may have to raise you budget a little List Prices 1 VHF Deck and 1 UHF 38-470 $1440 and full feature head kit $1060 PLUS PROGRAMMING CABLE AND SOFTEWARE
 

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VHF, UHFk2, KCH-20RM Full Feature Head remote kit,
FPP, 2 - P25, 2 - DMR, DTMF MIC KMC-66M, PROG CABLE KPG-46XM
WITH SHIPPING $3385.00
WIDE BAND KPG-D1WK - 155.00

Radios are on back order till mid September, as of this post, still.
 

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Was looking at buying one if out of state travel continues. For now I'll wait as don't know when or where travel plan will be. Initially it was Southeast which made sense for 400MHz DMR and P25.
 

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Seen a few listed on ebay for what it is worth that are cheaper than list that I do not see any dealers matching. Just remember your dealing with ebay sellers do your home work.
 

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Asking for a quote on RR thread isn't how you get pricing... Pick up the phone and call or email someone (particularly Evans). It's like people asking questions for a small business on Google maps and then complaining the business owners didn't answer.
 

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I can quote you anything Kenwood, with Ham Friendly pricing Pm me or Evans and will get you taken care of
 

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Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but are the "features" factory flashed, dealer flashed, or unlocked in programming software when purchased? Say for example I buy NX5400 and then later decide I want DMR or P25 does the radio have to go back to Kenwood, a dealer, or what?
 

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Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but are the "features" factory flashed, dealer flashed, or unlocked in programming software when purchased? Say for example I buy NX5400 and then later decide I want DMR or P25 does the radio have to go back to Kenwood, a dealer, or what?
You'll get a key code via email to unlock the feature. In order to activate radio features, you'll need your LMC set up with a "Kenwood account". Make sure you order a few seats ($0) when you first order any radio options.
 
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