Well I now have 4 Kenwood TK-940 radios.
The TK-940 is a 800mhz FM transceiver for trunked and
conventional frequencies. What makes this a better
radio for scanning then a scanner? Well its a commercial
two-way radio that scans. Because its designed for
the commercial market it has a better receiver.
I have had no Intermod, cross channel interference
or any other problems found when using a scanner.
The radio is shorter and not as wide as, lets say,
a bearcat760. It has a alpha numeric display 8
characters wide that you can program it to say
anything you want. For example "Fire F1" or "AMB TRU"
etc. It has 32 systems with 256 groups, or if you
like 32 banks of 256 channels. The only problem is
that you can only scan 32 channels at a time. Its
very fast and crystal clear.
This radio is programmed via a serial cable connected
to the mic jack and to a PC with simple software.
Ive had, and used, a 2004,2006 bc760, pro-43,
Standard radio, Motorola MTX 8000, Motorola Radius
and a bc2500xlt and this one beats them all.
The thing I like about this the most is that its
easy to use, I can lock out channels easily, program
anything I want into it and select it anytime I want
just like a scanner except with out the problems
of a scanner.
I never thought Kenwood made good two way radios
(ham radios) but Ive changed my mind. I like
it so much I showed it to a local ham radio store
and they decided to start selling it.
Any one else have one of these radios?
How about a service manuel? Id like to do a mod
it if I can find a mute or squelch pin.