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Kenwood NXDN encryption/compatability

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Premium Subscriber
Mar 6, 2002
Wyandotte Michigan
I have an interesting issue where my Kenwood NX5200 can transmit an encrypted signal to an NX710, Icom F3161D and Icom FR5000, but it cannot decrypt from any of them and I'm unsure why but my thought is that it has something to do with the Key ID, which the other radios either ignore or don't have.

For instance, the NXR give you the option of an encryption key, but it doesn't offer a key ID number.

The iCom radios really throw me off because they have the Key ID (list) option 0-63 and they work between each other fine, but for some reason the NX-5200 portable doesn't.

If the key is the same, the key ID is the same and one talks to the other, shouldn't it work both ways!?

Thrown for a loop
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