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TK-860 Programming

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scannerbert

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I have a, Kenwood TK-860 450-476MHz model (ALHTK-860-1) I've been trying to program with no luck. Tried Windows 98, MSDOS, XP, DOS Box and through plain DOS 6.22 (Floppy Disk). I'm not sure if it's the programming cable or the computer or the radio. It just keeps telling me to check the connection whenever I click to read. Switching between COM ports 1 & 2, no dice.

Now if I use the wrong program other than KPG29D, like KPG56D. The radio will flash PC and then restart. But, since that's only to program the "G" model, it says check radio model. I believe it should be doing that in KPG29D but it's not.

Is there anything special you're supposed to do when programming this type of radio? Perhaps I need an even slower PC or a different cable (KPG-4), or a different KPG29D version. I would think DOS Box would slow it down enough but it's like it's not even connected to the radio. I may have to find a local radio shop and see what they can do.
 

krokus

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What type of cable are you using? An actual Kenwood sourced cable or an aftermarket, possibly with built in USB adaptation?

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