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Questions - Kenwood NX5000 Blue Tooth Connectivity & Programming

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dapaq2

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Group,

I haven't had an opportunity to play around with the blue tooth feature yet for the Kenwood NX5000 series mobiles and I have some questions if anyone with experience can answer them for me.

1. What is the range is (in footage) with the blue tooth?

2. Does it need to connect via the RF deck for programming or the control head, or does it not matter?

3. What is the data transfer speed to read and write to the radio, and how long does it take to read and/or write to a deck via blue tooth?

4. Is the transfer speed the same as the USB high speed programming cable, a standard programming cable, or faster, slower or the same as any of the programming cables?

5. Do i have to connect/link the blue tooth up with each RF deck (or control head depending on answer to question 2) separately or can i connect to one RF deck and it will allow the PC to talk to all the RF decks in the configuration?

Thank you,
Doug
 

dapaq2

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Well I now know the answers!

1.) A maximum of about 20 to 25 feet, any further than that and experience connection drop issues. If any objects in the way such as a wall or floor and the distance is even shorter.

2.) It can connect through either control head or deck, selection is made in the software.

3.) Transfer rate is roughly about that same as using a KPG46U programing cable.

4.) See number 3.

5.) Connection is made through one deck or control head.
 
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