• 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).

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Sep 27, 2010
Where is everyone getting antennas and stuff from now that antenna farm closed up??


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Jul 27, 2005
I am a lineman for the county.
I had to purchase a few NMO mounts for a work project quickly. Since it was under the $50 minimum order that Tessco has, I just found them on Amazon.
Amazon doesn't have a big selection, but it's quick and easy.

Wiscomm is also a good resource: ShopWiscomm


Nov 21, 2014
Just beware of the "binning" problem when buying from Amazon. They've been aware of it, but made no comment and may be ignoring it, for years now. This is when multiple merchants all selling "the same" item submit their goods to Amazon, who puts them in one bin and fulfills orders from the mixed stock in that bin.

Great theory, but if one merchant is submitting Shenzhen Number One Expert Quality Counterfeit and the next merchant is submitting brand name true high quality goods...you have no way of knowing which one you will get. Then there's simple outright counterfeiting and phony merchandise: For instance, every UltraFire battery on Amazon and ebay was counterfeit goods, neither took action against the vendors. And an Amazon merchant was selling "256GB" USB flash drives for two years, despite reviews stating the goods were something like 8GB of incredibly poor quality.

If the seller doesn't have a real store and/or real established reputation...sometimes Amazon is a roll of the dice. Presumably, Mr. Bezos thinks spacecraft and other topics are more important than attending to details. (sigh)
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