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Kenwood TK3160 Programming

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canyouhelp

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Hello can anyone help please.

I have purchased 4 second hand radios to use at the school I work at.

I have 4 Kenwood TK3160 that I need to reprogrammed to a channel and test them all to ensure they work before I buy my licence.

I don't know a lot about the programming side but have a disc with UV3R+ installed and the USB lead to work it.

Can anyone advise on the best way of clearing the radios and reprogrammed.

Thanks

Roy
 

12dbsinad

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Hello can anyone help please.

I have purchased 4 second hand radios to use at the school I work at.

I have 4 Kenwood TK3160 that I need to reprogrammed to a channel and test them all to ensure they work before I buy my licence.

I don't know a lot about the programming side but have a disc with UV3R+ installed and the USB lead to work it.

Can anyone advise on the best way of clearing the radios and reprogrammed.

Thanks

Roy
First and foremost you need the correct CPS with the correct programming cable. UV3R+ software? That is for a cheap Baofeng portable and has nothing to do with this Kenwood radio.
 

canyouhelp

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Thanks

The seller you supplied the disc and cable said it would be suitable for this radio.

I have looked on the disc and there is CPS software on there do you know what I should be looking for to install the correct files please?

This is what is on the disc:

UV82_CPS
USBSER-340

There's lots more but none relate to CPS

Thanks

Roy
 

12dbsinad

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The seller you supplied the disc and cable said it would be suitable for this radio.

I have looked on the disc and there is CPS software on there do you know what I should be looking for to install the correct files please?

This is what is on the disc:

UV82_CPS
USBSER-340

There's lots more but none relate to CPS

Thanks

Roy
The software for those radios are KPG-82D.

What you have looks like UV-82 Baofeng software. Which is completely different.
 

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Hello can anyone help please.

I have purchased 4 second hand radios to use at the school I work at.

I have 4 Kenwood TK3160 that I need to reprogrammed to a channel and test them all to ensure they work before I buy my licence.

I don't know a lot about the programming side but have a disc with UV3R+ installed and the USB lead to work it.

Can anyone advise on the best way of clearing the radios and reprogrammed.

Thanks

Roy
So, as Sinad said, you need the Kenwood KPG-82DN software and a programming cable to do this. The software you have is not going to work.

You mentioned you were going to use them "at the school I work at", that raises some questions:
What country are you in?
Depending on where you live, these may or may not be the right radios. Usually buying the radios is the last step in setting up a radio system. First step is to get the frequencies assigned by a frequency coordinator and get a license from the government agency that handles radio licensing. That's the Federal Communications Commission here in the USA.
Here in the USA you can't just randomly select a frequency and start using it. A frequency coordination service will need to identify available frequencies that you an use. Once you have that, you can apply for a license with the FCC. The FCC will require the sign off from the frequency coordinator. Applying for an FCC license isn't for the faint of heart. It's not impossible, but it isn't easy, either. Usually it's a good idea to have some one who has done it before process the paperwork.
Might be a good idea to talk to a local radio shop and see what they can do for you. They usually know how to do the frequency coordination, licensing, programming, and radio testing to make sure it's all set up right.

If you have not programmed professional 2 way radios before, you really should get some local help. Since it is very easy to set them up incorrectly or in a way that may cause interference to public safety users, you need to make sure that it's done 100% correctly.
Also, since these are used radios, you really should have them checked out by a competent technician to make sure they are working correctly.

Happy to help you out any way you can.
 

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So, as Sinad said, you need the Kenwood KPG-82DN software and a programming cable to do this. The software you have is not going to work.

You mentioned you were going to use them "at the school I work at", that raises some questions:
What country are you in?
Depending on where you live, these may or may not be the right radios. Usually buying the radios is the last step in setting up a radio system. First step is to get the frequencies assigned by a frequency coordinator and get a license from the government agency that handles radio licensing. That's the Federal Communications Commission here in the USA.
Here in the USA you can't just randomly select a frequency and start using it. A frequency coordination service will need to identify available frequencies that you an use. Once you have that, you can apply for a license with the FCC. The FCC will require the sign off from the frequency coordinator. Applying for an FCC license isn't for the faint of heart. It's not impossible, but it isn't easy, either. Usually it's a good idea to have some one who has done it before process the paperwork.
Might be a good idea to talk to a local radio shop and see what they can do for you. They usually know how to do the frequency coordination, licensing, programming, and radio testing to make sure it's all set up right.

If you have not programmed professional 2 way radios before, you really should get some local help. Since it is very easy to set them up incorrectly or in a way that may cause interference to public safety users, you need to make sure that it's done 100% correctly.
Also, since these are used radios, you really should have them checked out by a competent technician to make sure they are working correctly.

Happy to help you out any way you can.
I second this. Very informative info.
 
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