We have a ready made cable kit that connects a Kenwood TK718X/818X-series
radio to a Mimer Network Interface.
You can now remote control your Kenwood radio both in a local LAN and over
The virtual control head gives you full control of the radio, just as if you
were sitting in front of it. All buttons can be accessed from your touch screen,
with the PC mouse or by short cuts on the standard keyboard. And the whole display
is replicated on the virtual control head.
The Virtual Control Head has an option to activate a numeric keyboard. This
is useful if you send many selective calls or if you have many channels to
select. For example if you use the radio for marine VHF channels, it is faster
to select channel with two keys than to use the step arrows.
All connections are made from the rear 25 pin connector on the radio.
The radio can simultaneously be used as a standard radio with its control
head, microphone and speaker.
The radio shall be programmed with:
- External PTT on GPIO Pin 13
The External PTT
(voice) shall be connected to the MI2 line. (Extended function, Modulation
No hardware changes are needed in the radio.
Network Interface: 3009/30
Example of use
- Local use when several dispatchers want to share one radio
- Remote use where a dispatcher at one location want to talk to radio
users at a different location
- CrossPatch between analogue radio and other two way radio, like Nexedge,
Tetra or MPT