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How to Download and Install Software for Radios Kenwood TK-480

How to Download and Install Software for Radios Kenwood TK-480

If you own a radio Kenwood TK-480, you may want to update its software to enhance its performance and compatibility. In this article, we will show you how to download and install the software for your radio using a PC and a cable.

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What You Need

  • A radio Kenwood TK-480

  • A PC with Windows XP or later

  • A RS-232C straight cable with a 9-pin D-SUB female connector

  • The software Kenwood Radio Control Program ARCP-480

Where to Get the Software

You can download the software Kenwood Radio Control Program ARCP-480 from the official website of Kenwood. The software is free and compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10, and 11. The software allows you to control the radio from your PC, edit and save its settings, and export them to the radio. You can also use the software with the Kenwood Network Command System for remote operation of the radio.

To download the software, go to and click on the "Download" button. Save the file to your PC and unzip it.

How to Install the Software

To install the software, follow these steps:

  • Connect the radio to your PC using the RS-232C cable. Make sure the radio is turned off.

  • Run the setup.exe file from the unzipped folder.

  • Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

  • Launch the software from your desktop or start menu.

  • Select the COM port that corresponds to your cable connection.

  • Turn on the radio and wait for it to be recognized by the software.

  • You can now use the software to control and program your radio.


In this article, we have shown you how to download and install the software for radios Kenwood TK-480. This software can help you improve your radio's functionality and usability. We hope you found this article helpful and informative.

Why to Update the Software

Updating the software for your radio Kenwood TK-480 can bring you many benefits, such as:

  • Improving the radio's functionality and compatibility with other devices and systems.

  • Fixing any bugs or errors that may affect the radio's performance.

  • Adding new features or enhancements that may improve the radio's usability and versatility.

  • Keeping up with the latest technology and standards in the radio industry.

What are the Features of the Radio

The radio Kenwood TK-480 is a high-tier analog trunking radio that has all the features you need in an analog radio. Some of the features of this radio are:

  • Wide bandwidth of 63MHz on the 800MHz band and 45MHz on the 900MHz band.

  • 250 channels conventional and 600 channels trunked.

  • Analog simplex, analog conventional repeater, and analog LTR trunking modes of operation.

  • Large 12 character dot matrix LCD display and 3 digit sub display.

  • Renowned Kenwood audio quality and companded audio.

  • VOX, 2.5W on 800MHz or 900MHz, and 500mW speaker audio.

  • Caller ID display, 4 programmable front keys, 1 programmable top key, optional full DTMF keypad, and 2 programmable side keys.

  • Call queuing, late entry, 2 priority monitor IDs, flash firmware upgrades, DTMF encode and decode, optional DTMF keypad, 32 trunked zones, 12.5KHz and 25KHz channels, optional voice guide and storage, paging call, emergency call, emergency man down option, call key, time out timer (TOT), busy channel lockout, low battery alert, battery saver, cloning, front panel test and tune, all group call, status messaging, remote stun, remote kill, remote check, short and long data messages, conventional and LTR zones, 12/24 hour clock.

  • FleetSync and FleetSync II digital signaling systems that provide PTT ID digital ANI, power on-off messages, serial interface, QT, DQT, 2 tone decode, single and 2 tone encode, operator selectable tone.

  • Dual priority scan, single and multi-zone scan, list scan and built-in inversion scrambler.

  • Intrinsically safe options available.

How to Use the Software

Once you have installed the software for your radio Kenwood TK-480, you can use it to control and program your radio from your PC. Here are some of the things you can do with the software:

  • You can change the frequency, channel name, tone code, power level, scan list and other settings of your radio.

  • You can save your settings as a file on your PC or export them to your radio.

  • You can copy your settings from one radio to another using the cloning function.

  • You can use the Kenwood Network Command System to remotely operate your radio over a network such as the Internet.


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