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#1 Mark-WREQ867

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 09:06 PM

Hey all, new to the forum & GMRS.  I am looking to pickup a radio from ebay soon, and am considering one of the Kenwood TK-8360H units.  I understand they are rugged, and a quality build.  UHF (GMRS) 45w and relatively new.  Anyone out here have any experience using them?  I have read and heard of many people using older Kenwood TK-XXX units.

Curious to hear if there is any reason not to go with a newer hardware unit.

 

Thanks for any advice.

 

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#2 RCM

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:07 PM

Looks good to me. The only thing I can think of is that being a current model, the programming software might be more expensive than the legacy radios. I don't know that for a fact, though. Just something to look into.



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Posted 05 December 2019 - 08:28 AM

we have a few of the TK-8360 H good radios no complaints if you choose  to go with one here is the software  https://hamfiles.co....35d-programming


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#4 Mark-WREQ867

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 08:33 PM

Do any of you use the TK-880 Radios?  I am also considering one.  RCM, Are the TK-880's what you talk GMRS on? I am going to go with one of the Kenwoods, as I like their ruggedness.  My main activities are Local Emergency Agency (Law Enforcement, Fire Dept, EMS) monitoring & GMRS.

Thanks for the comments and help. KipandLee I did reach out to the link you shared.

 

thank you.


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Posted 06 December 2019 - 03:28 AM

Yes Mark, the TK-880 is my preferred mobile.


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Posted 06 December 2019 - 11:28 AM

 we also use the TK-880 and TK-8360  TK-863g  TK-390  all great radios and the TK-290  for listening  2 of the TK-863g for repeater they get used the most seem bullet prof  my favorite is the TK-8360h have other radios various brands and models but can't go wrong with kenwood



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Posted 26 February 2020 - 01:38 PM

I just recently got some tk8360h radios that are pre programmed for gmrs but i want to add some local repeater channels. i tried to get that software posted above but it does not work once downloaded for some reason. any help?



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Posted 26 February 2020 - 04:29 PM

Once you downloaded it - it will ask you for a Serial Number for the software. What number did you enter?

 

Or, are you saying that you cannot even get the Kenwood program to install?  



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Posted 26 February 2020 - 08:23 PM

once down loaded it will not even open to install. just says that it cannot find the proper application to open through.



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Posted 26 February 2020 - 08:34 PM

That doesn't make sense. The file itself is the application you're going to install. Perhaps you did not uncompress/extract the downloaded file? There should be a readme txt which will walk you through the setup.


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Posted 27 February 2020 - 09:08 AM

That doesn't make sense. The file itself is the application you're going to install. Perhaps you did not uncompress/extract the downloaded file? There should be a readme txt which will walk you through the setup.

In addition... what is the exact name of the file you are trying to open. Include the name and the extension: example foo.exe, tk550.zip, etc.  And, what operating system and version are you using: Windows-XP, Windows-7, Windows-10, etc.  Note that according to the Hamfiles download page the software you want only works on Windows-XP/32-bit and Windows-7/32-bit. Although, some users reported success on Windows-8 and Windows-10.


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Posted 27 February 2020 - 11:19 AM

I downloaded the file from ham files but I am running a windows 10 computer and from everything I can find of Ham files it is very hit or miss on it work. Im also thinking that my cable is part of the problem because my computer isnt recognizing it being plugged in when i hook it up to the radio. The file that downloads is kpg-135_v.100.rar  Im not sure why its a RAR not a read me



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Posted 27 February 2020 - 11:28 AM

... The file that downloads is kpg-135_v.100.rar  Im not sure why its a RAR not a read me

 

There is your problem RAR is a file compression and archiving format. The file you have needs to be un rared. I think this free one from the MS store will do the trick. https://www.microsof...vot:overviewtab


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 07:07 PM

would anyone be able to help me figure out the proper way order of numbers to program for a repeater in the kpg135 program? ive got my radios working simplex but im having difficulty as im not sure what the dpl number the repeater uses lines up as in the radio program. is that under the qt/dqt numbers?



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Posted 20 May 2020 - 10:59 AM

DPL and DQT are the same thing under a different brand name - along with DCS, DTS, DCSS, DPC, and others







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