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post #1 of 11 Old Mar 10th, 2008, 4:56 pm Thread Starter
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Kenwood and Midland FRS/GMRS Channel Comparison Chart

FWIW...I updated a file that I had posted in an older thread, so I am posting it to the forum in case anybody is interested. I use the file to determine what FRS/GMRS channel that my Kenwood radios need to be on to communicate with some of my buddies who have Midland FRS/GMRS radios.

FRS
You will see that the Midland GXT300/400 and Kenwood UBZ-LH14 (FRS only) are fully compatible in the FRS band range for channels 1-14. The Kenwood TK-3131 is compatible with FRS channels 1-7 only.

GMRS
Both the Kenwood TK-3131 and the Midland GXT300/400 have eight common GMRS frequencies. Unfortunately, the "channels" used for each frequency by each manufacturer are different. The GMRS channels for the TK-3131 are 8-15. The Midland GMRS channels are 15-22.

The GMRS channel difference is the primary reason for the chart which is sorted two ways in the attachment.
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Re: Kenwood and Midland FRS/GMRS Channel Comparison Chart

Neat handy chart.

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Re: Kenwood, Midland, ICOM FRS/GMRS Channel Comparison Chart

Chart has been revised to add information for ICOM F21GM radio which Steve_R was kind to supply. Chart is sorted three ways.
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Re: Kenwood and Midland FRS/GMRS Channel Comparison Chart

That's a very useful chart. Have you done anything similar with the different CTCSS (also known as PL) tones? The best I was able to find was a chart that includes Cobra, Midland, Cherokee and Motorolla, but not Icom nor Kenwood. Here's that link: http://www.popularwireless.com/codetable.html
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Re: Kenwood and Midland FRS/GMRS Channel Comparison Chart

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That's a very useful chart. Have you done anything similar with the different CTCSS (also known as PL) tones? The best I was able to find was a chart that includes Cobra, Midland, Cherokee and Motorolla, but not Icom nor Kenwood. Here's that link: http://www.popularwireless.com/codetable.html
I haven't done anything further on the Frequency comparison chart. I am happy that you found it useful.

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Re: Kenwood and Midland FRS/GMRS Channel Comparison Chart

I have frequency information on Motorola, Cobra, and Kenwood radios......FRS frequencies are the same but even the channel numbers are not always 1-7 on motorolas they are 8-15, GMRS is never the same channel and often not the same frequencies.

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Re: Kenwood and Midland FRS/GMRS Channel Comparison Chart

Hello my name is Lee and I am new to the BMW Luxury Touring Community Site.
Also I am new to the BMW L1200LT bike. I am a new rider and this is my first bike. I am loving it. I just purchase the J&M Elite Headset Com set. I was told that it would work with the integrated system and intercom that is already on the bike. I plugged the front and passenger helmet in and I can't communicate with my passenger.
My bike is a 2006 K1200LT with BWM factory helmet jacks on the front left & rear left for passenger. If any one knows how to work the communication between the two please let me know, or if you know were I could find a owners manual I really would appreciate that a lot. Thank you and sorry for the long message.
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Re: Kenwood and Midland FRS/GMRS Channel Comparison Chart

Lee, Welcome aboard I hope you enjoy your new 06 LT ( I also have same model).
Anyway here is a link to the manual, you'll find it on the 'File' section. Also if you take a look in the 'Technical' and 'Halls of Wisdom' you'll find lots of great info.

http://www.bmwlt.com/files/displayim...ch&cat=0&pos=0

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Hello my name is Lee and I am new to the BMW Luxury Touring Community Site.
Also I am new to the BMW L1200LT bike. I am a new rider and this is my first bike. I am loving it. I just purchase the J&M Elite Headset Com set. I was told that it would work with the integrated system and intercom that is already on the bike. I plugged the front and passenger helmet in and I can't communicate with my passenger.
My bike is a 2006 K1200LT with BWM factory helmet jacks on the front left & rear left for passenger. If any one knows how to work the communication between the two please let me know, or if you know were I could find a owners manual I really would appreciate that a lot. Thank you and sorry for the long message.

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Re: Kenwood and Midland FRS/GMRS Channel Comparison Chart

Some commonality: It looks like Kenwood channel 15, is channel 22 on Motorola raidos, cobra, and midland..........If they have another brand of radio always go to FRS the frequencies are the same for FRS just not GMRS
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I don't know is anyone is still watching this thread, but you should not worry too much about whether the channels of the different brands match up on the GMRS/FRS frequency list. At least the Kenwood radios can be reprogrammed by a dealer to whatever frequencies one might want on the different channels, and I'll bet at least the Icon radios are the same. If you are riding with the same bunch of friends on a steady basis and you have problems finding matching frequencies, just have the programmable radios reprogrammed so they have at least 2 or 3 common frequencies with the others. The cost should be minor since the bench time required is minimal, seconds once the technician has pulled the current programming off your radio and saved a copy to a PC---input the new frequencies and flash the unit's memory, and you are on your way!!

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Chart has been revised to add information for ICOM F21GM radio which Steve_R was kind to supply. Chart is sorted three ways.

I have a pair of kenwood TK-3300 hooked up to my Autocom's. The channels were programed IAW the above posted chart with 2 minor deviations:

Channel 7 has PL code 107.2
Channel 16 is 462.7625

The scrambler works well but I wanted a discreet freq for my wife and me. I always have 7 up but in almost a year I haven't heard another bike yet. Some folks at ADV Rider were campaigning to have 7 be the common freq.

It is a super radio. I picked it up from hitech wireless dot com. Custom programming was $20 but the service is outstanding!

Oh and yes, I paid for my FCC license!

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