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TK-7360 vs. TK-7180 voice scrambler

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Aug 4, 2005
Have a Kenwood TK-7360
Got a line on a (1 year old?) Kenwood TK-7180

both have a "voice scrambler" but it's unclear how the TK-7180 scrambler is set up (or if it can be)

on the TK-7360 using KPG135D under optional features, one can set the inversion frequency
It does not appear as though this is possible on the kenwood TK-7180 using KPG-89D software.

Or is it a "canned" voice scrambler that is common to every kenwood?

Dang it all.... key programming indicates I should be able to select one of 16 scrambler codes yet that bit of programming is greyed out...

Can't be done?
Wrong software?
Newer release of software?
Forget the TK-7180 and get another TK-7360? (detachable head is really what I'm after here, but the scrambler is a nice to have feature...)


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Jul 27, 2005
LATA 722
TK-7180's will do voice inversion scrambling. It's standard, so the two radios will work together.

Without the optional "scrambler" board, the only option is on or off. To select different scramble codes, you'd need to add the scrambler board, activate it under the "extended function" window, then you can select from different codes.

The detachable head, using the KRK-10, is pretty dang handy for newer vehicles with less room to install radios.
Other option would be to find a used NX-700, which is the same chassis as the TK-7180, but gives you NXDN capability. If you don't need NXDN, then don't pay extra for it, but if you find a good deal on one, they'll do everything the TK-7180 will do.
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