"No system" error Kenwood TK-8180-k firmware update

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Error when trying to update Kenwood TK-8180 firmware


Hi, I followed the instructions when trying to update my firmware from 1.06 to 1.22. I press S and power up the radio. It says program, then I bring up FPRO and it reads the firmware file. FPRO says the same of the 1.22 file but there is no version displayed. It does display the checksum information. The baud rate matches also. I then write and the radio displays PG and blinks and the display looks like it loads the firmware but I get a NO SYSTEM error on the TK8180K radio. The radio is still at 1.06 when I power it up again. I know the cable is good as I use it with 89D software to program the radio. Thank you for any suggestions. Also the firmware update option is checked in the 89D v 1.61 software from when I programmed the radio.
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I have been playing around with the KPG89D software and under Tools then transceiver I see that my radio has something called Tactical Features Set firmware loaded. So that is probably why I can't get the firmware 1.22 to load.

I have seen the TFS mentioned in posts online that it allows users to change frequency information using a keypad microphone. Anyone know how to use this?

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Well I ended up finding a a manual for Tactical Features Set. Then I tried to activate the ability to directly enter a frequency using the keypad on the microphone. Nothing happens. And I think my firmware being 1.06 is too low for the TFS to be able to work even though the software says it has the option added. Does anyone know what upgrading the firmware from 1.06 to 1.22 would add or fix?

Thank you very much

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Hi Richard, have you read some about "KWD-180TFS FIELD-UPGRADE"?

https://www.ameradio.com/product/100328/description.html (KWD-180TFS)

Hope it help you because we haven't it in Brazil, the dealers here say they are unaware of it and try to sell me a new radio.

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