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I'm interested in purchasing one of these radios and I was wondering how is the all around quality such as audio and durability? I have a few motorolas and an Icom are they easier to program than motorolas? And is the software super expensive to get from kenwood?

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I'm interested in purchasing one of these radios and I was wondering how is the all around quality such as audio and durability? I have a few motorolas and an Icom are they easier to program than motorolas? And is the software super expensive to get from kenwood?

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I've got one, it's a decent radio. Good audio, great display. Very lightweight with the LiON battery and great battery life. Uses cheap and commonly available 2-pin accessories,

Programming requires KPG-100D software and a cable. The cables can be had cheaply, the OEM ones are around $60 as is the software. Software is very well written, easy to navigate and if you've used Kenwood FPU software before (like KPG-89) it's consistent.
 

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Great! Thanks for the info hopefully I'll be able to pick one up soon.
 

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Does anyone know what the difference is between the tk-3212 and tk- 3212L?
 
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