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Cant hear anything but noise

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Iz3k34l

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OK so i bought a Kenwood TK-2107 VHF transceiver, i got the cable and software to go with it. I am able to program the radio to the desired frequency but it doesn't get anything but what i guess is squelch noise. Here is what a line of the program looks like:
Frequency QT/DQT
CH No Receive Transmit Dec Enc Bsy Shft
1 154.785000 155.85000 178.8 178.8 No No

Here is a copy of the county info:

Frequency Input License Type Tone Alpha Tag Description
154.78500 155.85000 KNFL698 RM 173.8 PL Gray SO A Grayson Sheriff Dispatch – Analog

Mode
FM

So any help is greatly appreciated, Thanks
 

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Before creating a thread please make sure to read the full forum name and its description. Next time take a few more seconds to scroll down to the Kenwood forum. The Scanner Programming Software forum is for scanners only.

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OK so i bought a Kenwood TK-2107 VHF transceiver, i got the cable and software to go with it. I am able to program the radio to the desired frequency but it doesn't get anything but what i guess is squelch noise. Here is what a line of the program looks like:
Frequency QT/DQT
CH No Receive Transmit Dec Enc Bsy Shft
1 154.785000 155.85000 178.8 178.8 No No

Here is a copy of the county info:

Frequency Input License Type Tone Alpha Tag Description
154.78500 155.85000 KNFL698 RM 173.8 PL Gray SO A Grayson Sheriff Dispatch – Analog

Mode
FM

So any help is greatly appreciated, Thanks
Unless it's a typo, the PLs aren't the same


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Ok. It's only a guess but you either have a very loose squelch setting (opening at .1 uV or lower) or one of the radio is stuck in monitor. Can you look at the program and see what the key assignment is? one button is usually set for monitor. if there is one then try resetting that button. If that doesn't solve the problem then you my need to put it in tuning mode and tighten the squelch.
 

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Ok. It's only a guess but you either have a very loose squelch setting (opening at .1 uV or lower) or one of the radio is stuck in monitor. Can you look at the program and see what the key assignment is? one button is usually set for monitor. if there is one then try resetting that button. If that doesn't solve the problem then you my need to put it in tuning mode and tighten the squelch.
there is a "moni key" which has several setting off, sq off momentary, monitor, monitor lock which i tried using the sq off momentary and off setting only.

I dont see that it has a tuning mode, unless im just missing something.

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Ok. Try this: Take the antenna off of the radio. If the noise goes away then chances are your squelch is too loose. If the noise is still there you have a problem with the radio itself and you may need to take it in for a tech to look at.
 

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This is a repeater split and you will need to talk through the sheriff's repeater to communicate radio to radio. Are you authorized to do this???

It also looks like a mixed mode analog/P25 repeater. If they normally use P25, you will not be able to receive them with that Kenwood radio.
 

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This is a repeater split and you will need to talk through the sheriff's repeater to communicate radio to radio.
Are you authorized to do this???
Yes, i am LE

It also looks like a mixed mode analog/P25 repeater. If they normally use P25, you will not be able to receive them with that Kenwood radio.
I was afraid this was going to be the case, the more i am reading about this radio the more i lean to this conclusion.
I am probably going to be getting a Motorola XTS-2500/3000/5000


Thanks for everyone's help
 
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