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TK-3140 programming problem in trunked mode

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bharvey2

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I have a Kenwood TK-3140 (1) (450-490MHZ) and am using KPG-74D ver. 1.11 to program it. When I select the appropriate model/frequency and program it in "Conventional Format", the radio accepts the new code plug and operates fine. When I select the same frequency/model in "Trunking Format" and try to load a code plug in to it, I receive a message the says "Model Type is Wrong. Overwrite?"

I receive this message even if I only have a conventional system and no trunked system in the code plug. Any idea why this problem occurs? I haven't followed through with an overwrite as I'm unsure whether this would brick the radio.

One final note: There is no "K", "K2" or "K3" under the TK-3140 on the ID sticker. There is only a "1"

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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You will not brick the radio. You can make it non-operational say by loading a UHF codeplug into a VHF radio (and pressing "Y" to overwrite?). No harm done. Just reload the correct codeplug to restore.

In your case, the 3140 can be one of two types, trunking or conventional. The portable can do either without problems but the overwrite warning still comes up because you are changing model type. Things change between the two like the way channels are entered and the way scan works but you can play with either without consequence just answer yes to overwrite.
 

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ramal121

Thanks very much for the expertise. I follows through with the overwrite and the radio worked fine. Having never programmed in a trunked system, I didn't know what to expect.
 
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