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Is the NX-300 P25 upgradable? I’m hearing yes and no, but according to the brochure on Keenwoods site it is


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Just FYI I'm in the price sheet right now and I don't find that option either for mobiles or Portables right now. The last good price I can find for nx700/800 mobile upgrade was $792 list in January of 2017. Way better off finding a p25 portable radio to dedicate. EFM may have other info though.
 
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I haven't seen them offer that option for the NX-x00's in a few years.
You might want to contact Kenwood directly and ask them.

When they did offer it, it was in the $700-$800 price range.
 
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Yep, as Dave said….

I found it under the NX-700/800:

KWD-P25C P25 Flash Upgrade, NX-200/300/700/800 Must Order L-1663
Note: KWD-P25C will be Kenwood factory installed only (units must be returned for upgrade)
List price as of Jan 2017 was $792.00

Labor Code L-1663 NX-700.800 P25 Conventional Software Upgrade
Must order a KWD-P25C firmware option.
Shown as a "no charge" item.

Dealers can get it significantly cheaper. If you fall under a state contract, you can knock a fair amount off the list price.
 
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Found out portables are no longer getting it, they said nx5300 is the best solution and is not much price difference, actually less by 40 to 60 dollars then trying to push the 300, plus you lose nxdn and it becomes a tk series.

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What a ball park price for a new NX-5300 with the P25 add on just out of curiosity


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What a ball park price for a new NX-5300 with the P25 add on just out of curiosity


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Let's start with this, you dont have everything
Around 1500 or so.

You have a few things just need nx5300, p25, software (wide if your a ham), already have a kpg36 portable cable, already have a ksc32 charger
Around 1190 to 1300 with shipping insured.
( dmr add 45)
(Battery KNB-L3 add 40)


Radio and battery no antenna, just under 800, the p25 is the PITA price.


Keep in mind, the radio can do p25 and dmr, or as it is printed, 2 modes at any time. Wont do all 3.
Ask any of the other guys here that have it it is worth it.

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By the way, I sprung for the whole kit and doghouse. Loaded mobile with advanced head, 3 decks and 3 P25, 3 p25 phase 1, 3 p25 phase 2, 3 dmr, 3 FPP, I scrapped my butt off the floor at about the tune of 6900. Not counting my 5300k6 which is loaded too.

Still less than a Motorola apx 7500 mobile at 2 bands... I have 3 on one control head.

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This one is limited keypad, was told it was 400 to 470 but if it is just K like in the pic it should be 450 to 520


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