• 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.

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    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).

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Sep 14, 2023
Hello... Long-time listener, first-time caller. I recently purchased an NX-3820HG Type 2 from a dealer. Actually, my buddy got it through his dealer as his work uses Kenwood and there is no dealer local to me. It took many months to get. I also got the account and software authentication files. However, there seems to be some confusion on the dealer's end. They don't seem to know what is needed for this radio. I want this for Ham use so I need wide-band and DMR capabilities. From what I can find, I need:
D3N software to program (they sent me D1N instead)
Wide-band enable/license(?)
DMR enable/license(?)

Is there something I'm missing? Is there a dealer on here who can help me with the licenses? This thing was a little $$$ if I can't get it to do what I want.

Thank you in advance.



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Jan 5, 2003
NW Tenn
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