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Just got new nx300 radios for our fire department. I am in need of the kpg111d software and a programing cable. Does it matter what software version i get? And what is the best cable to purchase
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Did your department not order the cables and software? Who is currently programming your radios? They should have the software available.


If this is an agency radio, I would highly recommend not reprogramming it.
 

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They were programmed from the dealer. The dealer has takin over three months to get us the radios which is completely unaccepable. I am currently the radio programmer for all of our motorola radios. And on top of the wait the dealer did not program the radio to my requestrd frequencies an zone arrangements.
 

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They were programmed from the dealer. The dealer has takin over three months to get us the radios which is completely unaccepable. I am currently the radio programmer for all of our motorola radios. And on top of the wait the dealer did not program the radio to my requestrd frequencies an zone arrangements.
Kenwood software is not restricted like Motorola. Anyone can have and use Kenwood software. Your dealer should sell it to you no questions asked. If they won't, the local dealer to me is Baycomm (Two-Way Radios-BayComm, Inc.). Ermanno is very helpful and can and will sell you the program and needed cables.
 

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What model type do you have? (it's printed on the back under the battery: is it a 300K, K2, K3?)

Also what firmware are you running? (hold the uppermost small side button in - the one immediately under the PTT button - and power the unit on): What does the display say?

Jim
 

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Just got new nx300 radios for our fire department. I am in need of the kpg111d software and a programing cable. Does it matter what software version i get? And what is the best cable to purchase
Thanks
Bruce
The version of KPG-111DN you need depends on the firmware version of the radio. 4.40 is the latest version and would be required if you have the latest firmware. Older versions of software are not necessarily compatible with newer firmware versions.
Best choice for the programming cable is the Kenwood brand, although there are supposedly good aftermarket ones out there. Cheap aftermarket cables can create issues, so I wouldn't recommend buying the cheapest one you find.

Your dealer is the issue here, and I'd suggest finding another one if this is how they are treating you.
 

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What model type do you have? (it's printed on the back under the battery: is it a 300K, K2, K3?)

Also what firmware are you running? (hold the uppermost small side button in - the one immediately under the PTT button - and power the unit on): What does the display say?

Jim
The model is a 300k. The firmware is K 4.00.00. So that means i need the newest software.
 
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