• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

    If you are having trouble legally obtaining software please state so. We do not want any hurt feelings when your vague post is mistaken for a free request. It is YOUR responsibility to properly word your request.

    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

    This is a large and very visible forum. We cannot jeopardize the ability to provide the RadioReference services by allowing this activity to occur. Please respect this.

What to do with kcb-2320b


Feed Provider
Nov 8, 2019
I found an old kraco 23 channel cb. I did a cursory search to re tune it to 10meters.

Is there a way to understand how this is done? I just can't seem to grasp the concept.



Jun 20, 2005
Travelers Rest, SC
A quick look at the schematic shows a crystal mix setup. It appears that if the two mix oscillators crystals were changed to ones of greater value to put the frequencies in the 10 meter band and the receive/transmit coils retuned. The cost of the two crystals might be more than $40.00 thus making the project financially unviable. Some PLL based radios can be changed in frequency by modifying the PLL divider inputs. This is rather inexpensive but older radios don't have this.