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Starion
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Kenwood TK-8180 Out of Band

Post by Starion » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:55 pm

Anyone have any experience while programming 440-450 MHz (Amateur) frequencies into a TK-8180 with a band split of 450-512MHz.
I would like to program a few frequencies in the TK-8180 and wanted to find out if there is any degradation of receive or
transmit quality for the mentioned frequencies. Thanks!

llu727
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Re: Kenwood TK-8180 Out of Band

Post by llu727 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:25 pm

I don't think you will have a problem. I have used them down to 444.5 and can't measure any difference from "in band: frequencies.

I didn't have any need to go any lower, but others have said that it works. Your mileage may vary , depending on the VCO tuning.

One thing - the software will complain that the frequency is out of band, just tell it OK or Yes (dont remember what it wants!)

Starion
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Re: Kenwood TK-8180 Out of Band

Post by Starion » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:40 pm

Thanks for the response. Many Kenwood models will operate without difficulty well
outside their rated frequency spread. When entering frequencies out-of-range you're
correct about the software sayings it won't take but you can over ride this. Thanks again.

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