• 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.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON KENWOOD AND EFJ ITEMS

kd4efm

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Important Product Information Extensive Damage to Facility of Global Microcircuit Supplier

An important microcircuit manufacturing facility recently suffered extensive damage that will affect several global electronics manufacturers' future supply, including JVCKENWOOD Corporation.

Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM) is one of the world's largest manufacturers of large-scale integrated circuits (LSIs), including digital-to-analog converters (DACs), analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and other components integral to the manufacture of consumer and professional products in the audio and appliance industries. Many are IC and TCXO devices that are custom in nature and utilized by JVCKENWOOD.

While the investigation is ongoing, JVCKENWOOD has determined that there is minimal to no impact on the KENWOOD Viking Series models at this time. In addition, JVCKENWOOD has determined that there could be some inventory disruption as early as April 2021 for Enterprise Systems subscribers (NEXEDGE/DMR). However, length and specific models remain unclear. Once the full extent for the Communications Sector is understood, we will advise you immediately.
To conserve AKM components indigenous to Kenwood branded products, JVCKENWOOD has suspended manufacturing of several models. Estimated final availability dates are summarized in the following table. Please note, only those models available as part of an Enterprise System Solution are listed below.

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for those wondering, it was caused by a massive fire at the plant, back in October and the fall-out is being felt, not just in the two-way business but the Auto Manuf world as well
 

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Google "AKM factory fire" and you'll get links to several articles. Fire broke out on October 20, I think, and burned for 3 days. Both the pro audio and consumer audio industries are in a tight spot since AKM was a sole source for many pieces of equipment. Reportedly, AKM is working with other fabs to make AKM chips.
 

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Let's please keep the following thread in mind when posting...

 

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JVCKENWOOD USA is providing this update for the remaining availability of discontinued radio models that were part of the sustainability action taken due to the AKM microcircuit factory fire. The models listed in the table below with suspended production are now sold out and no longer available for order placement. With these model chat, they will either be permanently discontinued, redesigned or replaced with a new platform.

Please refer to the Suggested Replacement Model listing for your current and future end user model availability.

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Contact you local dealer for more details.
 
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