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tk 7180H

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Feed Provider
Jan 10, 2009
Ottawa Illinois
what is the newest program version for the tk 7180H? i have kpg89D version 1.21? im trying to update the firmware so i can have the mdc 1200 on the tk 7180's can anyone help me out how i go about doing this after i get the latest program version?



Lots and lots of watts
Dec 5, 2008
Sonoma, CA
My software is 1.61. Not sure if that is the newest, but it does MDC. You have 1.21 and that may do MDC also. Not sure but the addition was around there somewhere. You can check, use the model pull down window and see if it allows you to change the signaling type (Fleetsync or MDC1200).

Next you would have to have firmware in the radio that supports MDC. To upgrade the firmware you'll need to get the latest as a .hex file from Kenwood. A separate program called FPRO is used to load the new firmware. You'll find FPRO in the same directory as the KPG-89D. Also the radio needs to be programmed with firmware programming checked under optional features.
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