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KD2DXF

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I have ordered new NX 5700's and 5800's first week of April. Radio shop put in orders next day. Here I am still waiting, being told it may not be until End of May before they leave kenwood. Also the same shop is waiting on about 20 other units for other departments.

Anyone else experiencing this issue?
 

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I have ordered new NX 5700's and 5800's first week of April. Radio shop put in orders next day. Here I am still waiting, being told it may not be until End of May before they leave kenwood. Also the same shop is waiting on about 20 other units for other departments.

Anyone else experiencing this issue?
Sorry to sound critical or being corrective but it is the end of May, we are in June now Brother. :)
 

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Boat came in 2 weeks ago

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Are there any options in your order that require a custom build from the factory? When you finally receive them, they may have a manufacture date on them only a few weeks old. The long delay and backorders could be because Kenwood is waiting for them to be built.

When I ordered a TK-5210K3 VHF P25 handheld several years ago, I had to wait about a month to get it because Kenwood had to wait for it to be built. I have the IP67 waterproof submersible option and that was a special order custom build from the factory. Nobody could find out the status and it seemed like the order went into a black hole for a while before it shipped. When I finally received the radio it included tuning data from the factory that was about 2 weeks old.

Good luck.
 
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I have some NX-5800K2's on order, and have been told this particular model is back ordered until sometime in July.
 

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Yeah, they are selling a lot of them, so there is a bit of a backlog.

Most dealers do not stock these sorts of radios in any quantity, usually relying on Kenwood to ship when they are ordered. Due to demand, it can take a few weeks.

Patience is key. These are not consumer radios, so it's not like going down to WalMart and picking one up.
 

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Those are going quick, they had a govt order for use on 380-420 hit.

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Did you check to see if any decks only are available? Do a remote kit.

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Well, according to my factory rep, there are no K2's at all except for about a dozen or so refurbished units. My customer wants new only, so they are waiting.
 
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