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Kenwood MCP-2A

MCP (Memory Control Program)

The Kenwood MCP-2A software is a free radio programming application used to program the TM-V71A/E, TM-D710A/E transceivers, and the RC-D710 control panel. It can be downloaded here.

The MCP-2A software can accept three types of file exports from

  • Kenwood HMK File
  • TravelPlus TPE File
  • TravelPlus CSV File

Kenwood HMK File

The HMK file exports the following headers:

Ch: Channel number - Memory channel number. Auto-increments and starts at 1.

Rx Freq.: Downlink (Receive) Frequency -

Rx Step: Receive Channel Step -

Offset: Repeater Offset -

T/CT/DCS: Uplink Tone Type - T = Uplink tone only. CT = Uplink and Downlink Tone. DCS is digital squelch.

TO Freq.: Uplink (Transmit) Tone Frequency - Repeater's value or 77.0.

CT Freq.: Downlink (Receive) CTCSS Frequency - Repeater's value or 88.5

DCS Code: Digital Coded Squelch Code - Repeater's value or 023.

Shift/Split: Repeater Shift Direction - “+” or “-”.

Rev.: Repeater Reverse - Default is Off.

L.Out: Transmit Lockout - Default is Off.

Mode: Modulation Mode - Always FM

Tx Freq.: Transmit (Uplink) Frequency

Tx Step: Bandplan correct.

M.Name: Memory Channel Name - Repeater call sign.

The HMK file can be imported into all of the Kenwood MCP programs that accept the HMK file. The file is not specific to a particular application.

TravelPlus TPE and CSV Files

The TPE and CSV files exports the following headers:

Sequence Number: Auto-incremented for each row starting at 1. Can be selected as the memory channel name.

Country: The country the repeater is in. Only used if selected as the memory channel name.

State: The state the repeater is in. Only used if selected as the memory channel name.

Region: The region the repeater in. Only used if selected as the memory channel name.

Location: The nearest city the repeater is in. Only used if selected as the memory channel name.

Output Frequency: Downlink (Receive) Frequency from the repeater.

Input Frequency: Uplink (Transmit) Frequency to the repeater. Not used.

Call Sign: Repeater call sign. Only used if selected as the memory channel name.

Repeater Notes: ARRL standard repeater not abbreviations. Nt used.

CTCSS Tones: Comma-separated list of the radio CTCSS uplink and downlink tones and the DCS code.

Sponsor: Repeater sponsor. Not exported or used.

Unlike the HMK file, you can select the data field to represent the memory channel name. The options are:

  • None
  • Country
  • Region
  • Callsign
  • Sequence Number
  • State
  • Location
  • Sponsor

Repeaterbook recommends using the Callsign or the Location fields. The field is limited to 8 characters, so many location entries may be truncated.

The program does not properly import split channel repeaters. It imports all split channels as simplex channels.

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