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How to program a Kenwood TK-940?


Oct 15, 2018
Plymouth, MN
So, I finally found the frequencies for the buses! It was NOT a low band, it was 800 mhz. The radio they were using is a Kenwood TK-930. And luckily, I have a Kenwood TK-940. I was wondering how I would program the radio, using windows DOS-Box? Is there a way? I asked this question before, and I was told that you can't use a USB, or at least it's difficult? How would I use USB to program it? I have a windows 10 PC, and I have DOS-Box installed.


Aug 22, 2006
You start with KPG-25D. I run it in 7 pro 32 bit, windows 95 compatibility, XP pro 32 bit, and windows 98 skeleton/Dos 6.22 all with a Dell or Toughbook with native serial port and no issues.

I used to run it with XP pro and a USB - Serial I got at Fry's and it worked fine.

It is a decent radio for some conventional stuff, I never used it on trunked. You program it with FCC channel numbers, not frequencies - check the lower part of the window or the top and you will see the frequency for the channel. Use this chart for channel numbering.