Question about Kenwood FreeTalk XL TK-3101 (15 Channels) 2-Way Radio

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Tone on channels 5-15

Having a problem using any channel above 4 on my TK3101. All I get is a tone that doesn't change when I key either monitor or PTK button. Do not have as I set up quiet tones on all channels, but as soon as I finish and turn radioes back on I get the tone. Both units are set to same quiet tone.

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  • b_rich60 Aug 31, 2008

    I am having the same problem with the radios I bought on Ebay, except mine is channels 4-15. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks

  • kfsinc Sep 09, 2008

    I have the same problem -- but on 3-15.

    As someone mentioned below, I belive mine are programmed to lock out 3-15. Is there a way to do a hard reset on these??

    I'd rather not send them back to the original eBay owner as I like the units.


  • David Hester Apr 01, 2009

    Krusty, Renegrade 98
    Still on here? Yes, I bought used.
    I haven't used the radios but 2 or 3 times the past year, but at the last race, I noticed transmissions were on 466.650, not 462.6125 like I'd expect (channel "3"). No other channels seem to work at all now.



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I have worked on the TK 3101's and that tone is when the channel does not have a frequency.
It is a PC programmable radio. I assume you purchased the radio used and the previous owner had channels 5-15 "blank"
I can program it for you if you needed.

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I had same problem , i can help with this problem email me at and i can give you the sequence to unlock the channels

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Personally I dont Know this radios, but you said that above channel 4 you get a tone a continuos tone I guess, I think that this radios has the PLL unlocked, that is a problem related with the circuit that generates the frequencies.

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