So, I recently picked up a Kenwood TK880. I've heard quite a few good things about these radios, however when I powered it up for the first time, it displayed Ver: 1.5209, beeped, then showed yyyyyyy
From research, I learned this is likely a firmware issue in that it should be Ver2.xxxx as per the sticker, but was flashed to Ver 1.5xxx for passport use. Does anyone know how to obtain the FPro software and Ver2 firmware?
I have the same problem suddenly. Powered up several times with no issue then today (installed 2 days ago) powered up normally with "Y04HFU". Tested simplex with HT and it worked great. Powered down, then back up to test repeater between 880 and HT. Display came up "yyyyyy" as described above. I see here that the OP resolved his issue with an upload but I'm not seeing details on where you got the firmware, etc.
I should have the correct cable in my mailbox right now and have downloaded 49D software. Is that what I need or is there more to it?
Details appreciated. And it's fine to talk to me as if I'm green.. because I am.
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