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Author Topic: Kenwoods Free programming software vs RT's KRS-D710 Software?  (Read 2189 times)
W7FJ
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« on: October 08, 2012, 08:16:11 AM »

Hi, I was thinking about getting the new TM-D710 Kenwood radio. I was wondering how the free Kenwood programming software compares with the RT System KRS-D170 programming software. I have other radio's using the RT system software and the USB cable and it works great to copy freq and other information between the software tables. I guess I'm just curious if the RT system programming software allows more settings versus Kenwood's free version or vise versa. Anyone have any information this?

73
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W5LZ
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 08:48:59 AM »

I have both programs and find that I use the Kenwood program the most.  I'm sure that's more 'preference' than anything, just simpler/easier for me to use.  I'm not 'thrilled' with the RT's proprietary cabling.  I haven't found that copying frequencies between two radios has been that useful.  I do tend to have common frequencies in both, but they aren't a problem if I only use the Kenwood software.  As for the 'settings', there are a couple that are not available in the RT's program.  They aren't a frequencly changed thingy, so that hasn't been a biggy.
The primary difference is in the user interface, I think.  Use whichever one you like the most.
 - Paul
 
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W7FJ
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 11:26:33 AM »

Thanks Paul for your response. Maybe I'll just get RT's USB cable and use Kenwood's software and go from there since it sounds like Kenwood's software will cover most of what you need for programming.

73 Rob


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