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TK370G: how to enable field programming?

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I keep seeing notes (including a dead link on this forum, thank you) that these radios can all be field programmed if a "hardware modification" is done, but no reference as to what that mod actually is. Does anyone know, is this just the usual "cut the green jumper wire" and if not, just what the mod is?
 

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No hardware mod needed but it needs to be enabled in programming. Previous post is the nuts and bolts to git 'er done.
 

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Thanks for the replies, guys, but there's a problem here. Maybe you didn't see the many mentions, on many sites, that this specific field programming CAN ONLY BE DONE AFTER A HARDWARE MODIFICATION and that it will NOT WORK unless the hardware mod has been done first.

Most of the sites that also offer the same information for field programming make it clear that a hardware mod is required to enable that. Old radios that have had multiple users in the past may already have been modded, or not. There's no mention that they come any way except locked from the factory.
 

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Thank you. I had to refer to the service manual. For FPP (Kenwood calls it self programming), in addition to enabling this feature in software you must also remove diode D17 from the board. I have a TK270G that is FPP but I did that so long ago I forgot exactly what I did.
 

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Thank you, Ramal.
So on the 370, diode D17 is the new "green wire". And even then, it still needs the programming software to enable field programming? At least that runs under Windows and doesn't require a DOS machine.(G)
 

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I'll admit I knew that but I didn't read the whole link I posted. Sorry about that I kinda figured repeater builder had that info in their write-up. And you're correct d17 is the "green wire" then just enable it in the software.
 
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