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Does the 6600 support an external tuner?

Hi group, I am very new to Flex Radios (less than a week), and I have been pouring over all of the information in this group. I have already been able to find a lot of answers that I was looking for, however, I have been unable to find anything on how to wire up an external tuner to the 6600. I have the built in tuner, but since its limited on what it can tune, I would like to be able to add my external tuner to the radio. Is this possible? and if so, where do I make the connection on the back of the radio?


  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Depending on the tuner, you can connect it to one the USB ports on the back of the radio. I can do that with my KAT-500 tuner, and it follows the frequency of the radio.

    What tuner are you using? Does it support Kenwood CAT commands? If so, it should work.

  • John KB4DU
    John KB4DU Member ✭✭✭✭

    If the tuner is similar to an MFJ 929 that tunes when a button on the radio is pushed, the flex does not have any capability to operate that way. The tune button on the flex creates a signal to trigger the automatic (frequency sensing) mode of a tuner. The power level is adjustable.

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