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Kenwood Master cd for programing

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DTilman

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Hey guys

I was just wondering if anybody has heard of a master CD for kenwood radios to program them? Just curious cause I found one for about $20 and was thinking about buying it. Just curious on your guys thoughts on it.
 

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I found it on ebay so I always am. The CD is a kenwood cd but doesn't look like the other kenwood cd's I've purchased. That's why I came on here hoping there was a professional kenwood programmer that could help me out lol
 

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That is called somebody taking a bunch of software they found on other sites and compiling a single CD and selling it. Not even close to being at an official Kenwood release

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It sorta looks iffy. The description says "We do not make this product." I dunno. Maybe it's something his brother-in-law puts together. If it was compiled from credible sources, the software MIGHT be alright except for some copyright violations.
 

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I'm going to get it and see what it is like and I will let you guys know if it is the real deal or not. I won't program any good radios with it. I'll go for an old one that's lying around to see how it does.
 

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Good luck with it. Maybe try it on a computer you're not too fond of also. Let us know what you find.

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Doesn't look anything like any of the recent Kenwood LMR programming software CD's I've purchased (direct from Kenwood dealers) recently.

There is no "Master Disk" that I've ever heard of. Any dealer that needs software can just download it off the DealersTools page.

I agree with the others, this is some dude that just compiled all the Kenwood software they had onto one disk. Although only a couple of them are recent versions, if you want to trust what they are showing. Most of the software is a few (or more) versions out of date. Since some software version revisions are tied to firmware revisions, not all of these will necessarily work. Some will even tie you into narrow banding if you are not careful.

The other issue is that without the license key for the individual versions, the software on it's own won't do you any good.

I like the "Do not make illegal copies" on the CD, that's a bit ironic. The "copyright" on the bottom just adds to it.
 

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That's the same seller who put every Motorola RSS and CPS ever leaked onto a DVD, and then laughably puts "Do Not make illegal copies of this disk" on labels, trying to pass them off as legit.

He also sells bogus Toughbook "recovery disks".
 
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