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problem programming kenwood tk-290

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kurthr

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I have bought a kenwood tk-290 and the programming software. The software loads and I put in the frequencies. when I turn the radio on all I get is this frequent and random high pitch beeping noise. It did pick up something but when this beeping thing started it would not pick up anything anymore. Any help would be great. maybe I need to update the firmware. I am pretty new to this and need help.

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jim202

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Kenwood software may drive some people nuts trying to get it to program a radio the way you want it
to come out. The most important step is the first one. When you try to open the software program,
it will briefly flash what radio it is set for. If you don't have the correct model selected, you just blew
the whole thing.

With the radio complaining, you have something wrong. Normally if you have the wrong radio selected,
it won't even try to write to the radio. Have you tried going back in by reading the radio and see if by
some chance you fat fingered a frequency like I do about once a week.

Jim



I have bought a kenwood tk-290 and the programming software. The software loads and I put in the frequencies. when I turn the radio on all I get is this frequent and random high pitch beeping noise. It did pick up something but when this beeping thing started it would not pick up anything anymore. Any help would be great. maybe I need to update the firmware. I am pretty new to this and need help.

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kurthr

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yea, I believe I have it set right it only programs tk-290 and tk-390 radios. could it be that the programming is too old and the radio is newer. caus it writes to the radio but does not receive frequencies
 
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