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Kenwood MCP-D74 Programming Software

The MCP-D74 is programming software to set up the TH-D74 from your PC.

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The Kenwood TH-D74 is a 144/220/430MHz Tri-band Digital Handheld w/APRS & D-Star.

Importing from RepeaterBook

There are three different ways to import data into the MCP-D74 software. Not all are supported by RepeaterBook exports. The three methods include:

  • Opening a File
  • Memory Channel Import
  • Repeater List Import

Opening a File

Opening a file that can be loaded into the software is accessible from the menu at the top of the application window by selecting File » Open… and can open the following formats:

Format RepeaterBook Support
TH-D74 MCP-D74 File (*.d74) No
MCP Common File (*.hmk) Yes
TM-D710G MCP-6A File (*.mc6) No
TH-D72 MCP-4A File (*.mc4) No
TM-V71/D710/RC-D710 MCP-2A File (*.mc2) No
TH-F6/F7 MCP-F6/F7 File (*.fx) No
TH-2K/4K, TM-271/471 MCP-1A File (*.mcp) No
TM-D700 MCP-D700 File (*.700) No
TH-G71A (K-type) MCP-G71 File (*.71) No
TH-D7 MCP-D7 File (*.d7) No
TH-D7G MCP-D7G Gile (*.d7g) No
TM-G707A (K-type) MCP-G707 File (*.707 No
TM-V7A (K-type) MCP-V7 File (*.V7) No
TS-2000/TS-B2000 MCP-2000 File (*.2k0 No

Memory Channel Import

The Memory Channel import is accessible from the menu at the top of the application window by selecting File » Import… and can import in the following formats:

Format RepeaterBook Support
Travel Plus Export File (*.csv) Yes
Travel Plus Export File (*.tpe) Yes

TravelPlus support status can be found on the TravelPlus Wiki Page. However, a bug has been discovered in the Kenwood software when split-channel repeaters are imported as simplex.

Repeater List Import

The Repeater List import is available when selecting “Repeater List” from the tree view and selecting “Import Repeater Lists from File… at the bottom of the application window and can import in the following format:

  • Repeater List File (*.tsv)

The Kenwood TH-D74 can only support D-Star radios in this list. Therefore, all non-D-Star radios are automatically filtered from the export.

The software cannot import repeaters that are crossband. The software will throw an error, and skip the row.

Supported Searches

Repeater List

Search Page North America Rest of World
Call Sign In Development In Development
Favorite Operational In Development
Feature Operational In Development
Keyword In Development In Development
Location In Development In Development
Multi-County Not Supported
Multi-State Not Supported
Proximity Operational In Development
Quick Operational In Development
Nationwide In Development
Special Modes In Development In Development
Travel In Development

Programming Tips

When using the MCP software, you may just want to append RepeaterBook data and avoid overwriting all your memories with the import file. Here is how to do that:

  1. Open one instance of the MCP software and either read from the radio or load a backup file.
  2. Download an.HMK from RepeaterBook.com.
  3. Open a 2nd instance of the MCP software and import the downloaded HMK file.
  4. Copy all imported channels from the second instance of the MCP.
  5. Paste the data from the second instance of the MCP to the end of the repeater list of the first MCP.

VOILA - all items are now imported with no loss of original channels or settings!

Now you just need to put them in a group and write to the radio. — Ryan Miller (KD9NBG).

kenwood_mcp_d74.txt · Last modified: 2021/02/27 14:11 (external edit)