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Author Topic: Kenwood TK790  (Read 1359 times)
BEARSY13
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« on: November 26, 2004, 11:44:04 AM »

I would like to know if the Kenwood TK790 and the TK890 will work in the Ham Bands? The 2 meter and the 440 Meter. Anyone out there that can give me information on this I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You Bearsy13
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WA1SCS
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2004, 11:27:29 AM »

I have a TK790 and have programmed 2m FM frequencies (simplex and repeater).  I, too, have a question whether the TK890 can accept UHF amateur radio freqs.

Hope this helps.
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BEARSY13
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2004, 12:02:23 PM »

Is your Tk790  148 to 174 or 136 to 152? If you have the 148 to 174 did you
have to make any adjustments or did you just program the frequencies in for
the 2m bands? Kenwood says this cant be done. Am a little confused, would
like all information on this, this is the radio I want to use in the Ham
bands. Send all infro. you can, Thank You Bearsy13
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N3ZKP
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2004, 08:49:11 PM »

<<  If you have the 148 to 174 did you have to make any adjustments or did you just program the frequencies in for
the 2m bands? Kenwood says this cant be done.>>

Considering that 2m is 144 to 148, that would make it outside the frequency range of the 148-174 version.

Kenwood is probably right; they know their equipment best.
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AA6GV
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2005, 07:31:20 AM »

Manufacturers will ALWAYS tell you their radios cannot be operated out of the listed specs. This is because they cannot guaranty the specs and do not want to be put in a position of defending themselves. On the bright side, a TK-790 will program out of band. I have not checked below 145 Mhz, but they function with little or no degradation in the 2M band. I have not checked a TK-890, but since it is a current production radio, it should operate down to 440 as well.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009, 10:29:02 PM »

Has anyone tried programming up a 790 originally in the 136-152 mhz range and programmed higher frequencies into it such as like in the 155 to 165 range?

Doug
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KB1OCC
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2009, 08:07:06 AM »

Assuming the 790 is like the 890 I have, a lot may depend upon the FCC ID  number on the back.  If it ends in -1, it is defined for a certain frequency range.  The closer you can get to 144-148, the better chance you'll have of it working.

Check out Yahoo user groups for a plethora of information on these radios.
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