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Kenwood TK250 vertex 500 same?

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Dec 12, 2010
I noticed today that the kenwood tk250 and the vertex 500 are almost exactly the same radio. Can you use the same programming software for them, if they are infact the same radio.

They look exactly the same minus the battery where the charger connects.


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Dec 19, 2002
Completely different radios. Totally different software and programming cables.

Where kenwood uses both the big and little pin on the mic connector. the vertex only uses one.



5B2_BEE00 Czar
Jul 12, 2008
Cobb County, GA Stadium Crime Zone
and the Kenwood (G) version will do narrowband (not some splinters though)
very different radios, but they came out about the same time.

Love my TK250G and 350G, I think these were some of the best Kenwood portables of all time.
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