Kenwood TK-718X/818X-series











Kenwood radios


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 Internet.


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 Line-Tab)


No hardware changes are needed in the radio.


Network Interface: 3009/30

CableKit: 3035/02


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


Kenwood TK-8189 radio with

Network Interface and Cable Kit




Cable Kit for Kenwood




Virtual Control Head w/o the keypad active

Kenwood Radios


TK-7180 E/E MPT/H
TK-8180 E/E MPT/H
TK-7189 E/E MPT
TK-8189 E/E MPT


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Virtual Control Head with the keypad active


One radio connected to one operator PC