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Author Topic: Kenwood TS_570D to G Upgrade.  (Read 259 times)
K4BTC
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« on: October 07, 2007, 05:30:42 AM »

Was wondering if the mod for the "D" to "DG" upgrade had to be done by Kenwood or will they sell me the upgrade kit? Thanks!
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WA9SVD
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007, 06:37:15 AM »

The upgrade is apparently a firmware upgrade, not hardware, so there's no "kit."  It has to be done by Kenwood; several "authorized service providers" have said even they have to send equipment to Kenwood to have the upgrade performed.
    Dealing with Kenwood direct would probably be slightly less expensive and take less time.  (Just be sure you use the original boxes for shipping.)
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LA4RT
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007, 07:01:59 AM »

How do I tell if I've got a G or not? Is there any difference in the menus, for instance?
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WT0A
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007, 11:01:53 AM »

If you have 51 menu items you have the G version.
Glen
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W5ONV
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2007, 03:05:12 PM »

 Yes, Kenwood must do the work. I hear that it costs around 150.00 to do the job.
 Menus 47 thru 51 is what will be added.
47 is transmitt monitor,like talk back.Hear yourself.
48 is auto zero beat with RIT
49 is Keyer locked weight change.
50 is Receiver equalizer.
51 is Noise reduction 1 level change.
Number 47 and 50 are the only ones that I occasionally use.Hope this helps, 73, Jim
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K4BTC
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2007, 04:15:27 PM »

Thanks Jim,

I just checked my menu and saw that I have the additional menu items already on the rig. Guess Kenwood wont get any additional funds from me. Guess next I need to get the "manual" free from them. HI! Thanks again.

Jeff Bennett K4BTC
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WA9SVD
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2007, 08:23:35 AM »

 by LA4RT on October 7, 2007    Mail this to a friend!      How do I tell if I've got a G or not? Is there any difference in the menus, for instance?

    There are menu differences, but the ID label (with the serial number) will indicate whether it's an original or a (G) model.  If it doesn't say TS-570D(G) it's the original version.
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W3LK
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2007, 10:36:51 AM »

If your 570 ISN'T a G model, then it about 15 years old and one from the first production runs. The G upgrade can out just a couple of years after the 570 was introduced and was included on all subsequent production..

73,

Lon - W3LK
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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