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Mar 7, 2018
I just purchased a KENWOOD TKR-740-2 repeater 158 -174 mhz.
Is there a way to program out of band? I would like to program down to rx on 156mhz ?
please and thank you for any help you can give me in this matter


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Mar 12, 2004
You should be OK with 2 Megs out, just be sure radio is tuned correctl for TX/RX, if it is just for RX only then just retune the BPF and the VCO (if needed). You will have to hex edit the channel info, and IIRC you will have to use Ch-2 or higher. It has been LONG time since I did an TKR-840 out of band and I think that Ch-1 would default freqs if they were out of band.

Based on the 156Meg area I will add that if this is for any public safety use you should use the correct split.

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