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#1 ad1994

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 02:39 PM

Got this great Kenwood TK-8160K a couple weeks ago. Seems like a decent set up. Does anybody else have any experience with this one? Praises or concerns? 

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 11:33 PM

25 Watts, 128 Channels. It is the little brother of the TK-8180K. These are very decent radios.  I like the front firing speaker, so you can mount it in the dash of a car in a DIN radio slot or cubby-box hole.

 

Looks like you got a nice Innovative Circuit Technology power supply with yours. That'll make a nice base station.

 

Mics, mic cables, and programming cables are all readily available on eBay. Software can be found... ask around here... someone might send you a PM with info.

 

It'll be a real fine GMRS rig.



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Posted 04 April 2020 - 03:45 PM

It came with a mic! got a programming cable off amazon for around $18 or so. All in all I spent about $43 for the whole rig.



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Posted 13 April 2020 - 10:44 AM

What's the correct software for 8180K?  

I have a TK-880 and would like my second radio to use the same cable and software.

 

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Posted 14 April 2020 - 05:37 PM

What's the correct software for 8180K?  

I have a TK-880 and would like my second radio to use the same cable and software.

 

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The 7180, 7280, 8180, and 8280 use KPG-89D software.  The 780 and 880 use KPG-49D.  I'm not sure which software the 8160 uses.

 

The cable will be the same.


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Posted 15 April 2020 - 06:14 AM

the 8160 uses KPG-99D


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Posted 15 April 2020 - 12:50 PM

The 7180, 7280, 8180, and 8280 use KPG-89D software.  The 780 and 880 use KPG-49D.  I'm not sure which software the 8160 uses.

 

The cable will be the same.

Since software is generally free...

 

It's good to know the programming cable is the same.  Don't know if or which 2nd radio I might get but good to know in advance what's compatible.

 

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