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Kenwood TK-290 Firmware and radio reset

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ncrailfan

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Yesterday I received a TK-290 that I bought off of Ebay that was Narrowband compatible but had an older firmware on it. I have ran the HEX file on Fpro but I have no idea how to reset the radio. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have attached a file of a message I got when I tried to write to the radio
 

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WX9EMS

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Someone will correct me if I am wrong, but I believe there are two versions of these radios that were produced, much like a Version 1 and Version 2. I have a TK-390 and I came across the same message when I programmed mine for the first time. I also tried to upgrade the firmware which fixed nothing. So in short, it is an older radio that does not meet the requirements of the software for those features so they are not enabled or useable.

As far as resetting the radio, what do you mean? The latest firmware flash will not "fix" anything in this dialogue box.
 

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The firmware version is dependent on the serial number of the radio. Different ranges of serial numbers take different versions of firmware. I'm guessing someone thought they were putting in the latest and greatest firmware, but it looks like you lost some features of the radio.

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ramal121

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And as long as none of the features listed are used you can just ignore the warning and program away (although 2.5kHz step is kinda important these days in VHF).
 
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