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I have searched through a lot of threads on this forum, as well as many other resources on the internet. Including Kenwood field service manuals & other PDFs from Kenwood & info on official dealer sites, & sites selling Kenwood software. I keep getting incomplete information. Everything seems to list TK-8180 & no "letter" suffix and other variants of the 8180 such as "H". But can't find for the TK-8180 K. Some sources have said KPG-89D , but when I open the software & go to pick a model at the top tab. It gives me a drop down (pic attached) with several specific 8180 models, but not for the "K" model. Some people have told me to just use the option with 8180 & no letter, but that sounds like a long shot to me. I saw somewhere that the is a KPG-89DK software, but I could not confirm which models this is used for.
Is there a dependable & complete list of which software goes with which Kenwood somewhere? As, I have 3 different Kenwood mobile models (8180,8102,8160)s which I eventually want to program. Also when I figure out which software I need. Is there a good source / site to be able to download from safely. Also do I need to check / update the firmware in the radio before programming? I have Windows 10. I have read the TK-8180s can be programed on Windows 10.