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TK-890H(K) Tuning Help

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Jan 3, 2009
Central Illinois

I have a TK-890H (K) which is showing 95-100w in the 468mhz tx freq range, however, in the 458mhz tk range, it is only around 10-15watts? Looking for some assistance in re-tuning this if possible. I have the KPG-44D software as well. Thank you for your help.


Apr 22, 2012
Puget Sound
In order to correctly tune the radio you need two things.

1) The correct service software and NOT KPG 44d, and a commercial service monitor and the training to service and tune a radio.

With the above, you can correctly tune the radio for a balance in power out put across the entire working frequency range of the radio.
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