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Kenwood TK-5810 Programming Help

jceastern

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Hey yall. I just got a kenwood tk-5810 and have starting programming it. When on a channel it gives a beep about every half second on every channel. I am not trying to trunk or NAS, just program in my local p25 phase 1 public safety and GMRS channels. I have programmed Kenwoods before like the tk-790, but this is a totally different animal. Anyone have any insight to whats causing the repetitive beep?
 

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Sorry for my stupidity but what is VCO?

Also, no to the scan. Monitor and scan are off when this occurs and it’s every channel. I’m hopeful I just missed a setting in kpg-94dgn and I don’t have to take this to a radio shop. The beeping was not occurring when I received it, however, it was programmed to a trunked system prior
 

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basically if the radio is out of tune/spec, or entering frequencies that are out of the range of the radio. Are all the frequencies y
ou are entering all in the UHF range?
 

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Yes. All of the personalities are in range. This one’s the k2 and the freq’s I’m using start at the 460 range
 

jceastern

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Also, the beeps are consistent and covering traffic and not only when there is rx traffic.
 

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I’m hopeful I just missed a setting in kpg-94dgn and I don’t have to take this to a radio shop.

Did you mean KPG-95?

I think at this point we'd need to see some more details. There's probably a couple of things that could cause this and playing 20 questions might take quite a bit of time. Screen grab of the channel setup, Product Information Page, and Transceiver Information page would be a good start.
 

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Lets just start with this system and group. If theres something specific you wanna see, lemme know. Im sure what ever fix that applies to this will apply to all groups
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Click on the "Model" pulldown and then "Product Information."

That'll tell us about the radio itself and what it is configured for.


Click on "Tools" pulldown and "transceiver information". You'll need to be connected to the radio. Feel free to blur out the serial number if you want.
 

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Looks like it may have been a mismatch between the product info and the transceiver info. No longer doing the beep with the bands steered down. There's not much info on google for these like there is for the tk880 and tk790, so at least we are adding to the world some t-shooting tips! Thanks y'all.
 

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Good deal, looks like you found it.

We've got a bunch of 5710's at work in our patrol cars. They'll be getting replaced next time the cars get swapped out. I may grab one to play with. I always liked them.
 

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So far, Kenwood has been my preferred mobile/base radio over Motorola. How ever Moto wins for handhelds for sure. I came from a CDF fire district so the FS firmware version of the tk-790 was our home. Thanks again for looking at this. I'm a little embarrassed that it was something as simple as product info, since I'm not new to this (hence the low message count) lol
 

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So far, Kenwood has been my preferred mobile/base radio over Motorola. How ever Moto wins for handhelds for sure. I came from a CDF fire district so the FS firmware version of the tk-790 was our home. Thanks again for looking at this. I'm a little embarrassed that it was something as simple as product info, since I'm not new to this (hence the low message count) lol

Yeah, CalFire has been heavy on the Kenwood for a long time. Good radios.
 

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Good deal, looks like you found it.

We've got a bunch of 5710's at work in our patrol cars. They'll be getting replaced next time the cars get swapped out. I may grab one to play with. I always liked them.
I just picked up a 5710 (50W). Have everything, I need including the software from the 5210s I already own so programming should go quickly...once the programming cable finally gets here.:(. 5710 seems to be a very robust unit though.
 

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Thanks for mentioning the mic cable. I just checked and you can feel some grittiness of the mic cable on mine. I found a new one on-line and I grabbed it and I'll keep the old one as a back-up. I'm sure years in a hot vehicle and intense UV from the sun will take its toll. I know heat and UV have worn me down over time LOL. Other than an occasional foray into the mobile world I intend to let this 5710 live out its days as base station in air-conditioned comfort.
 
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