Kenwood TM-V71A Will not accept Splinter Frequencies

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It appears that my Kenwood TM-V71A will not allow me to input "splinter" frequencies. For example when I try to enter the following frequency, 159.0525, the software gives me the following message: "The Frequency has been rounded to the nearest appropriate Frequency." I am using the MCP-2A programming software. I have also tried adjusting the frequency step and every other setting I could think of that I thought might allow me to enter the frequency I wanted.

Any idea if this is an error in the programming software or the radio?
 

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It appears that my Kenwood TM-V71A will not allow me to input "splinter" frequencies. For example when I try to enter the following frequency, 159.0525, the software gives me the following message: "The Frequency has been rounded to the nearest appropriate Frequency." I am using the MCP-2A programming software. I have also tried adjusting the frequency step and every other setting I could think of that I thought might allow me to enter the frequency I wanted.

Any idea if this is an error in the programming software or the radio?
That's because the TM-V71A is an amateur radio and not designed to operate on splinter channels.

You will have to purchase a part 90 capable radio, such as the Alinco DR-638 or Powerwerx DB-750 to get a dual band analog radio capable of those synthesizer steps.
 

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I figured that might be the case however the radio seems to handle some splinter frequencies just fine.

Thanks for the reply!
 

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Supported tuning steps are 5,6.25,10,12.5, 20,25KHz and so on, according to the user manual.

The only Kenwood ham rigs that will tune in 2.5 steps are the TM-271A/TM-281A.

I am strongly considering getting an Alinco DR-638, they are the same price, and are certified for part 90, and do support both true narrowband IF and 2.5KHz splinter channels, crossband repeat, etc.
 
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