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Author Topic: kenwood tk809/tk-709 programming?  (Read 4214 times)
NA6DF
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« on: December 31, 2003, 07:22:13 PM »

Anybody know anything about these radios? The tk-809 looks just like the old '805, which programs from the front panel, but I can't seem to find out anything usefull about them out on the internet. Specs for the 809 that I could find say it is a 15 watt, 425-485 mhz radio. The reason I am interested is, they are selling really cheap, brand new on ebay and many other internet stores. anywhere from 45-70 dollars. The official Kenwood sites don't mention them...

dave, NA6DF
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W1KLM
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2004, 02:27:35 PM »

Here's what little I know about them.
The TK-709 covers 136.000-173.995
The TK-809 covers 400.000-469.995
The microphone is model KMC-20
Features include:
One-port programmability
Compatible with 11 European toneset standards
A-Tone and O-Tone group digit compatibility
200-channel capacity and variable channel spacing
Carrier, non-carrier, selcall, and CTCSS scanning
Remote stun/revive
User-designated channel names
DTMF on-hook dialing
Automatic repeat call
Selcall ANI

Programming is done through the KPG-4 interface using the KPG-20D software.

Hope that's of help.
73 de W1KLM
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PIP57
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2004, 02:37:28 PM »

hi im new hear..you say the tk809 is on ebay....wish i could find them....ive tryed for a long time. cant find them anywhar.....i want one........pip57
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KC7GF
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2004, 02:33:51 PM »

The radios are still for sale on Ebay. I think overstock.com is sold out. The 709/809 is an upgraded version of the 705/805 with up to 200 channels, 5tone, ctcss, dpl and a scripts that can be written to control the radio.

Programming manual available on www.mods.dk/kenwood/manuals (114 pages, 3.5meg)

For more info, come join our discussion group on http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TK-9s

Art - KC7GF
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KC8RFC
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2004, 12:45:58 AM »

Anyone know where the mics for this radio can be purchased at? Also does anyone know if the radio can do the tones used here in the US?
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KC7GF
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2004, 05:55:46 PM »

Most any standard 6 pin mic will work. I think the number is KMC-14. It's a dynamic 600 ohm mic but the base KMC-9 will also work and it's a electret with a preamp. The later 8 pin mics will also work if you install a 6 pin on the cable and leave off the outer two pins. Or you can make a 8 to 6 pin adapter like I did. Pin 1 on right looking at the connector on the radio.

1 - BLC
2 - 1 - +12vdc
3 - 2 - PTT GND
4 - 3 - PTT
5 - 4 - mic GND
6 - 5 - MIC hot
7 - 6 - hook (gnd for scan & PL decode)
8 - CM

Depends on what you call American tones. It will do all Motorola PL and DPL codes plus DTMF. It also 16 different versions of 5 tone including the EIA USA standard.

Art - KC7GF
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KC7GF
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2004, 05:58:48 PM »

That should have been "almost any Kenwood 6 pin mic will work."
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KC7GF
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2004, 06:09:27 PM »

OOPS, sorry for the multiple posts. Your best bet for microphones is probably Ebay unless you have a local Kenwood dealer. Also try the radio programming, Kenwood2way, KenwoodLMR and Radios 4 sale groups on Yahoo as well as any other two way groups.

Art - Kc7gf
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WB2GOF
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2004, 06:10:51 PM »

Is this front panel programmable, or do you have to buy some software and a cable to do it>  Or can it be done both ways?  Thanx.   WB2GOF
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2008, 09:16:12 PM »

My 809 is a 100 channel 25 watt unit and uses the KPG-20D   software for PC programing. The service manual is hard to understand and you have to write some of the instructions yourself. Once programmed; I love the radio and would like the 709 VHF brother to it.
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KG8DV
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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2008, 09:23:53 PM »

These radios were initially introduced into the european market and are now finding their way back into the US markets.
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2008, 05:39:58 PM »

i have a tk-709 if you would like buy one you can call me at 920-360-5669 kyle
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G1FSH
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2009, 03:39:15 AM »

Hi u say that the TK-709 covers 136 to 174 but my software only covers 150 to 174 so is there another software version that covers 136 to 174MHz? or do u know of any programming tricks that will give me extra bandwidth?
Thanx
Gary
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KF5BTY
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2009, 04:47:56 AM »

You have to modify the band limits in the kPG-20D.CFG file using a hex editor..
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