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by k6whp
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Kenwood Amateur Radio
Topic: Programming and tuning the TK-730
Replies: 1
Views: 2744

Programming and tuning the TK-730

for a while I have had a decent Kenwood TK-730 VHF radio and I wanted to program it to the ham bands. A little back story: did get a brand new TK-730G off of eBay and found that this was not able to be programmed +below 145 MHz. (PLL went out of lock.) This model is a *Canadian* model -- i.e., no FC...
by k6whp
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Kenwood Amateur Radio
Topic: Programming and tuning the TK-730
Replies: 0
Views: 2352

Programming and tuning the TK-730

for a while I have had a decent Kenwood TK-730 VHF radio and I wanted to program it to the ham bands. A little back story: did get a brand new TK-730G off of eBay and found that this was not able to be programmed +below 145 MHz. (PLL went out of lock.) This model is a *Canadian* model -- i.e., no FC...
by k6whp
Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Kenwood Commercial Products
Topic: 99-Channel Kenwood TK-730G
Replies: 14
Views: 8315

Both; After programming, frequencies programmed in below 145.5 MHz caused a beep when that channel was selected. CAP channels (whose inputs are below 145.5 MHz) did NOT cause a beep when selected but did not work -- i.e., I could effect no communications on those channels although they did not beep.
by k6whp
Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Kenwood Commercial Products
Topic: 99-Channel Kenwood TK-730G
Replies: 14
Views: 8315

because mine would not go above 160 mhz no matter what I tried. ..thank you for the reply. I wish that were so. I believe I do NOT have an RCMP radio. I guess I need to restate my problem: MY RADIO WILL NOT ACCEPT FREQUENCIES BELOW 145.5 MHZ. I WANT TO OPERATE THIS RADIO IN THE U.S. AMATEUR BAND AS...
by k6whp
Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Kenwood Commercial Products
Topic: 99-Channel Kenwood TK-730G
Replies: 14
Views: 8315

I appreciate all of the information; what I am hearing is that there are other models (i.e., the TK-740, etc.) that could cover the entire VHF band or 136-174, but that the TK-730 will not. I will try programming a frrequency using the "SP" option and see if it plays. The FCC ID on the label is, by ...
by k6whp
Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Kenwood Commercial Products
Topic: 99-Channel Kenwood TK-730G
Replies: 14
Views: 8315

..so it is dependent on the electronics (as opposed to the software). Well, that tears it, I guess, because I need it to operate below and above 144-148 MHz.

Thanks for the help.
by k6whp
Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Kenwood Commercial Products
Topic: 99-Channel Kenwood TK-730G
Replies: 14
Views: 8315

Please give us the model # (it will be either a 730-1{150-170} or a 730-2{136-154}. When you program it, put it in SP tune and it should take the frequencies you want. The silver label on the side of the cooling fins says: "FCC-ID:ALHTK-730G-1" which I am taking to mean that it is a "-1" for 150-17...
by k6whp
Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: Kenwood Commercial Products
Topic: 99-Channel Kenwood TK-730G
Replies: 14
Views: 8315

99-Channel Kenwood TK-730G

I recently got a "new" Kenwood TK-730G off of eBay and was under the impression that it covered 136-160 MHz. However, when I attempted to program it for various amateur frequencies n the 144-146 MHz sub-band, the radio "beeped" on those channels. Am I "S.O.L." with tis radio or is there "bit bashing...