• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

    If you are having trouble legally obtaining software please state so. We do not want any hurt feelings when your vague post is mistaken for a free request. It is YOUR responsibility to properly word your request.

    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

    This is a large and very visible forum. We cannot jeopardize the ability to provide the RadioReference services by allowing this activity to occur. Please respect this.

Need dual band portable and mobile

Not open for further replies.


Premium Subscriber
Jun 9, 2006
Southeastern Michigan
No, actually I wouldn't.
I would suggest that they buy new radios with a warranty from a reputable dealer. Those Kenwoods are very big radios. I can mount two smaller PS grade monobanders with separate control heads in even less space and as long as money wasn't a problem, that's what I would recommend. Now if money was that big of a problem, I'd seek out one of the surplus radio dealers that can supply all the radios that are needed, bench tested and possibly with some warranty.
There is a point here. When replacing our non-compliant radios, for narrow band compliant ones, I got vetoed on getting dual head units, over the extreme difference in price. (IIRC, about three times the price.)

Sent via Tapatalk
Not open for further replies.