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Kenwood TK-8180 Firmware

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Nov 17, 2010
Sydney, Australia
Hello all,
I have recently obtained a TK-8180H.

I have been recently trying to learn about the programming with KPG-89D Version 1.6.

Now more recently I have come across some posts about MDC1200 firmware update.
So, my question is:
Does anyone have this peice of firmware compressed so, I can update my radio please?

Upload here please.....

Also, what does this firware update going to allow me to achive?

Thank you for your help

P.S After reading all sorts of web pages all over the world, it appears that these 8180's are pretty packed full of features.


Aug 22, 2006
A) asking for firmware/software around here is frowned upon

B) you are allowed MDC1200 OR Fleetsync signaling and a few other features, none of which I recall off the top of my head as being noteworthy. Ill dig up the info when I get back to my place and give you the list.
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