Have searched this topic, but I’m coming-up with nothing. My friend has a Kenwood 3130, and we are trying to get my Kenwood 3230 to work with his. Is there a way we can change, or program, the default frequencies? Are there other methods to make these two radios compatible? We are both complete nubes in this area!
Kevin, the TK3130 and TK3230 should be fully compatible right out of the box. There must have been some reprogramming done to one, or both, of the radios at some point if they are not communicating. I would suggest doing a factory reset on both radios, as that will probably be the easiest way to make sure they are set up the same.
In order to do this, you need to first turn the radios off. While the radio is off, hold down the up arrow, down arrow, and the MON button simultaneously. Hold all three of these buttons down WHILE turning the radio on (you may have to hold them for a few seconds). “RESET” will show up on the screen. On the 3130, all you have to do is release the 3 buttons and it should save. On the 3230, I believe it asks you if you are sure, and you will need to press the PTT button in order to save the reset. Any other button will cancel the reset. Hope this helps!
My apologies…I posted TK3230, which is correct, and meant to say the other radio is a TK3101, not a 3103. The TK3101 is an older radio. What I see is that the frequencies on both are very different. The 3101 communicates from about 462.5625 to 462.7250. My new radio (3230) communicates from 461 up through about 469, but none of the frequencies match the frequencies on the older 3101. Am I missing something basic?
Hi Kevin, those are GMRS frequencies. The TK-3101 uses GMRS frequencies, while the TK-3230 uses UHF business frequencies. The TK-3230 is both part 90 and part 95 type accepted so you should be able to program it for GMRS. Here is some information on using the TK-3230 for GMRS frequencies.
The Two Way Radio Show TWRS-38 - Using Business Radios on the GMRS
Part 95–Personal Radio Services (pdf)
Using A Business Radio For GMRS
Thanks for the info. I’ll study it and plow ahead. Again, many thanks!