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Markb

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Hey All.

I have had an NX-5700 mobile since they were released. My employer is purchasing NX-5200/5700's to replace TK-2180/5710's.
I want to take the template for my personal 5700 and push it to a work 5200. I have P25 enabled on my radio, but not on the work radios. If I try to write to the work radio, it won't write without wiping out the template data due to having to uncheck P25 in the transceiver info window.
Am I missing something or is there a workaround? I really do not want to have to do a full rebuild.

Also, is the software still supposed to be excruciatingly slow? When in personality mode, there is a several second delay when entering single letters into the personality name field, for one example. Opening the software and a working template takes about 5 minutes. Nothing about it is speedy.

Thanks!
Mark

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I do not see a problem running it in my Tecra A11 I7 M640 2.80GHz laptop running Windows 10 Pro 64bit.
 

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Ok. Thanks.

I managed to salvage most of the template and am back in business.


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Also, is the software still supposed to be excruciatingly slow?
YES the program STILL runs extremely/excruciatingly slow.

buddrousa may not see a problem with the KPG-D1NK software, but I am very surprised to hear that he doesnt experience the same problem(s) the rest of us do.

Heck... just entering text via the keyboard (like you described) is very slow at responding and showing up, changing zones/personalities/options/selections/Etc... are slow, there are delays everywhere with everything in this software. Just opening the MLC300 program or opening a .dat file and loading the data is slow, average time is 4 to 5 minutes just to open and load a .dat file. Anytime I open a .dat file I will usually walk away and find something to do for 5 or 10 minutes. All software programs and functions related to these new NX5000 series radios are slow, slow as road tar on a cold day!
 

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One of our state purchasing people (for radio, speed measuring etc.) told me he was informed that kenwood was planning a completely new programming software with different GUI --- not an upgrade of present KPG-D1N. Not sure if this is dealer smoke to sell gear (we're not happy with present cps) or true. With all the dealers hanging out here I would have expected to have heard this by now if true.

I run a 3.3 ghz with 16gb ram and software is quite sluggish. Program slow to start, code plug even slower to load. For entities who seldom make changes to codeplugs probably no big deal. If you program a lot, especially in the field then the slowness starts to annoy. I've experienced some crashes after doing a lot of input so now I hit the save button every few minutes.
 
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