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programming tk-385

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rideblue193

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Hey guys.
just acquired a tk-385 and i cannot for the life of me figure out how to program this thing!
in the programming software kpd-62d it calls for the network and frequency files. anyone know where to get these or make new ones?

thanks in advance
 

ramal121

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The TK-385 is a MPT trunking radio. I really doubt you are trying to set it up for a trunked system as these are very uncommon in the US. You should be able to put in conventional frequencies though. You will have to make the zone as conventional.

I have no experience with the 385, but with a 380 you can go to the model pull down and make the radio a conventional only.

Don't worry about the network stuff as this is for trunking only.
 

cabletech

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Be sure you read the current radio information first so you have data base to work with, other wise you will not be able to do any thing.
 

rideblue193

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The TK-385 is a MPT trunking radio. I really doubt you are trying to set it up for a trunked system as these are very uncommon in the US. You should be able to put in conventional frequencies though. You will have to make the zone as conventional.

I have no experience with the 385, but with a 380 you can go to the model pull down and make the radio a conventional only.

Don't worry about the network stuff as this is for trunking only.
Thanks for the reply. I am trying to get trunked frequencies plugged in. My work uses a trunked system and id like to use my own radio. If i try and go to conventional mode it says "network file not found".
 

dfirefly

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hey.... any updates on this topic???
i procured tk-885-1 and looking for these files.... network file in particular.. so i can read from radio and have files to manipulate to get it programmed ...
 
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