Is this radio FCC certified and legal to use in the US?
Yes, the Puxing PX-777 PLUS is FCC Part 90 certified and legal to own and use in the United States on frequencies for which you are properly licensed. The FCC ID is UBYQZPUXING02 and you can view the certification grant letter here.
What is the difference between the PX-777 and the PX-777 PLUS
There are the same radio except that the PLUS version has the scrambler and ANI features. You can tell the difference by looking at the label on the rear of the radio. The PLUS version has the word “SCRAMBLER” and the FCC ID on the label.
Where can I download the programming software?
The programming software, 6in1, is available on the manufacturer’s website and is available without charge.
Where can I purchase a programming cable and accessories?
Programming cables and accessories are the same ones that are used for most of the Kenwood TK series. We currently do not stock these items. KawaMall is a reputable source of these items.
Any of the Kenwood TK series accessories found at this site with the two prong plug should work fine.
Can this radio be used on MURS?
The Puxing PX-777 PLUS is not FCC certified for use on MURS but it is 100% capable of operating on all MURS frequencies.
Can this radio be used to receive alerts from the Dakota Alert products?
Yes. You need to program the correct frequency and CTCSS tone and set the bandwidth to narrow. Out of the box set up for the Dakota Alert MAT and MAPS sensors is 151.820 MHz and CTCSS of 67.0 Hz. On some radios you may need to turn off the receive CTCSS tone to hear the whole alert message. Data is also transmitted by the MAT and MAPS and this can sometimes interfere with CTCSS decoding on some radios.
Do I need to “break in” my batteries?
In some cases it helps to perform a “forming” charge on your batteries. This can be accomplished by fully discharging your radio (leave it on until it powers off), then fully charge the battery again (about 24 hours). Repeat this cycle one or two more times. This will help to maximize the capacity of the battery.
Why does the charger not charge the battery if it there are two or three bars on the battery indicator?
If your battery is not discharged low enough the charger may not detect that the battery is ready to be charged. It is recommended that you discharge your battery as much as possible prior to recharging it. Full discharge and recharge cycles will maximize the battery’s life.
My charger doesn’t seem to be working. None of the lights turn on when I put the radio in the charger.
In order for the battery terminals to contact the chargers terminals the radio must slide into position properly. There are two slots on the side of the radio’s battery that need to slide onto the two vertical rails inside the charger. This will align the terminals so that they will come into contact with each other and charge the radio.