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Kenwood TK-3170 MDC1200

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matt131

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Hi Can anyone tell me if Kenwood is going to come out with a firmware upgrade so that the 3170 portable can do MDC1200 without having to add the option board?

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Hi Can anyone tell me if Kenwood is going to come out with a firmware upgrade so that the 3170 portable can do MDC1200 without having to add the option board?

Thanks,
According to my Kenonwood dealer it isn't currently available. I called Kenwood a few months ago and they indicated that it wasn't on their agenda...too bad if you ask me.

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Definitely too bad... There is an option board available for the 3170 to add the MDC option, but its to the tune of about $130 if I remember correctly.
 

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Kenwood is loosing out

Our local Kenwood dealer lost out on a big bid against Icom due to lack of MDC1200 on the NX seriers radios. The bid was for a mixed mode FDMA and analog system.
 

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I have a TK-3170 that was improperly written with the European (E) version firmware instead of the American (K) version. In order to re-write the firmware to the American (K) version the radio must first be programmed with the KPG-101D software, with the option to re-write firmware ENABLED. I have 4 different versions of KPG-101D and no matter what I do I cannot get the KPG-101D software to allow me to change the “Radio Model” from a TK-3170(K) to a TK-3170(E) model. In fact none of the (E) options are even listed.

Even though everything I read about the KPG-101D indicates that it will program all versions (E, K & M) of the TK-3170, none of my software will allow me to start building frequency a database as a TK-3170(E).

Anyone with knowledge on how to get the TK-101D to allow me to switch the “Radio Model” to (E) version would be greatly appreciated. Once I do this, I will be able to re-write the firmware to change it back to the American (K) version.

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Matt
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