Standard Programming for the KenwoodTK350

TK-350(G) Channel Groups

The memories on this radio are arranged in ten groups of 16. The first five groups have been set up to emulate the channel layouts on various popular radios. For example, if you want to talk to someone with a cheap GMRS/FRS hybrid on his channel 12, you would select group 01 and dial up channel HY12. Channel 7 on a TK-3101 would be on group 04, channel TK 7. The frequencies and cross-reference for these layouts can be found in RadioReference.

The following groups are part of the standard load. The Prefix column in the table indicates what the first two characters on the display will show for a particular group.

Group Prefix Name Description Bandwidth
01 HY Narrowband Hybrid Emulates channels 1-7 and 15-22 of the Motorola Talkabout FRS/GMRS channel layout common on most hybrid radios. Narrow
02 WB GMRS Same layout as above. Wide
03 FR FRS Emulates the Motorola Talkabout FRS channel layout. Transmit on channels 8-14 is disabled, as the radio is not type accepted for FRS. (Channels 1-7 are shared with GMRS.) Narrow
04 TK TK-3101 Emulates the GMRS channel layout on the Kenwood TK-3101. Wide
05 IC ICOM Emulates the GMRS channel layout on the ICOM F21GM. Narrow
06 None PL'd Hybrid Mirrors the Talkabout hybrid layout above with a randomly-selected PL tone on each channel. The first two digits of the displayed channel indicate the channel number. The second two indicate which PL tone is in use using the Motorola Talkabout PL scheme common on many hybrid radios. (For example, if the display on the TK-350 shows 1609, you would dial in channel 16, PL tone 9 on a hybrid.) The 16th channel is labeled ST-O for use by members of ST-Owners.com and uses channel 4, PL tone 25 and has transmit locked out if the channel is in use. Narrow
08 None Amateur Simplex Seven amateur radio simplex frequencies in the 70cm band, centered around the national calling frequency. These will only be provided to licensed amateurs. Wide

A detailed description of all settings loaded into the radio is attached.

TK-350 Channels

The non-G version of the TK-350 has 32 channels in a single group. The Prefix column in the table indicates what the first two characters on the display will show for a particular range of channels.

Channels Prefix Name Description Bandwidth
1 to 15 HY Narrowband Hybrid Emulates channels 1-7 and 15-22 of the Motorola Talkabout FRS/GMRS channel layout common on most hybrid radios. Narrow
16 None None This channel is not programmed. None
17 to 31 None PL'd Hybrid Mirrors the Talkabout hybrid layout above with a randomly-selected PL tone on each channel. The first two digits of the displayed channel indicate the channel number. The second two indicate which PL tone is in use using the Motorola Talkabout PL scheme common on many hybrid radios. (For example, if the display on the TK-350 shows 1609, you would dial in channel 16, PL tone 9 on a hybrid.) Narrow
32 ST-O ST-Owners Channel for use by members of ST-Owners.com. This uses channel 4, PL tone 25 (Motorola Talkabout frequency and PL scheme) and has transmit locked out if the channel is in use. Narrow

Key Programming

On both models, the keys are programmed as follows:

Key Function
LAMP Lamp
PTT Push-to-Talk
MON Open squelch
SCN Start/stop scanning
D/A Delete/Add current channel from scan list
TA Selects the next channel group or wraps around if at the end
LO Toggles between low and high power

-- MarkFeit - 23 May 2007
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