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TK5220 Case Studies/References

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Whmoco

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Our business is proposing to replace Tait TP8100 with Kenwood TK5220 to a local entity. We have the names of agencies who use the TK5220 product, but are looking for case studies or something similar to present to client. So far, we have only found names of entities who use this product. does anyone know if there is such a thing as a case study on this product?
 
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Can't help you with any case studies, nor have ever seen a request for one.

But I can vouch for the little TK-5220 beauty. Nice P25 compact radio.

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Physically, the TK-5220 is identical to the NX-200. Same radio, same internals, just a NXDN or P25 firmware. In fact, you can purchase an NX-200 and have it upgraded to do P25.
Not sure if the physical design of the radio is the question, or the actual conversion from one brand to the other is the big question There are a lot of NX-200/300's out there in law enforcement use, so it shouldn't be hard to find others that have done it.
Not sure if that is what you are asking or not.
 

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Thanks. As far as I know, Kenwood Corporate doesn't have anything like this either. It would be a nice piece to have.
 

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My advice is call those other agencies and ask them how they like their TK-5220's instead of relying on a biased study put out by the manufacturer....Cough...Cough....Motorola....Cough...Cough. Another thing I do is program up a couple portables identical to their current channel line-up and let them try them. So far I've only had 2 agencies tell me that the TK-5220 radio performed equal to or worse than their current radios out of dozens. Let the customer be the judge. The radios will sell themselves.

If the radio battery is fully charged and the radio is aligned properly, it will work perfectly. Also, utilize the KRA-25 antenna. In our tests it does make a difference, especially on TX from the radio.

Good luck!
 

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I agree, I did the same thing. I gave one of our sergeants my shop TK-5210 programmed up to match their hand held radios. They liked it, but just too big. Since they didn't need P25, I was able to secure an NX-210, and they were happy with that. I think they would have been happy with the NX-200/TK-5220 sized radio if I'd had one to give them.

I concur with the KRA-25 higher gain antenna, however the last batch we got were aftermarket antennas, and not built as nice as the stock antennas. In fact, the "KRA-25" we received is identical to a low buck "high gain" VHF antenna I purchased a few years ago. Nowhere near as nice as the Motorola high gain VHF antennas. Other than that issue, we've been happy with the NX-410's and NX-210's we have.
 

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It would be nice if there were some hard case studies out there but however I have not seem them. You'll just have to dig up actual comments on the radio in question.

We recently demo'd the TK-5220 to a fire district and the biggest beef they came up with was the wimpy detents on the channel knob. Maybe the receive audio was just not up to their liking . That's about all.

You'll have to really dig to get actual user comments which I think will be way more valuable.
 
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