Kenwood: Kenwood FM Dual Bander TM-710GA

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Hi

This is interesting. We all know there is a chip shortage. And there is a shortage of new Kenwood's. I think The DTMF chip is part of Kenwood's problem.

The TM-D710GA is being sold again BUT serial number B8610000, and above no longer has the DTMF decode ability so the wireless remote in crossband wont work because they can't get that chip.


So if you buy one just be aware.

Bedford
 

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This has been the case for several years for the TM-D710GA and TM-V71A. I'm not sure what serial number the decode ability was removed on the V71A.
 

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Interesting that MTC Radio has these, but HRO, Gigaparts, and DX Engineering don't. I wonder which turnip truck Richard might have found these on.
 

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Likely to keep from having to put a big disclaimer on their webpage. The problem will come when they hit the secondary market and a known feature is missing when they try there new to them radio and the feature is missing. That is why I mentioned it. Used radio market. Soon you will not know what you are buying unless you check the serial and he did disclose it.. The others possibly thought better of it.
 
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