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The MCP-D74 is programming software to set up the TH-D74 from your PC.
The Kenwood TH-D74 is a 144/220/430MHz Tri-band Digital Handheld w/APRS & D-Star.
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 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:
|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|
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:
TravelPlus support status can be found on the TravelPlus Wiki Page.
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:
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.
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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:
MCP programming tip utilizing RepeaterBook data.
Open One instance of HMK and either read from radio or load backup. Download exported .HMK from RepeaterBook.com Open a 2nd instance of MCP-D74 and import the downloaded HMK file. Copy all imported channels from instance 2 of MCP. Change back to instance 1 and go to the end of your channel list and paste. 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 radio. — Ryan Miller (FB).