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Kenwood 3180 with a scrambler...

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Gezelle007

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I have a TK-3180 that has the voice scrambler installed- which I never use. Removing that module and setting the Extended Function, Optional Board to "None" just renders the radio useless because when its receiving a signal, you can tell there's a carrier, but no audio comes through. And if it does, its just very low volume.

So I'm wondering if there is a "dummy card" that goes in the slot when there's no option installed, or if I am just not programming it correctly.. Replacing the card fixes everything so I'm also starting to wonder if that is even part of the scrambler at all?
 
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When installing the add on scramblers you have to do a few things to allow the tx and rx to pass threw the board.This may be the problem you have for requiring the board to be in place for it to function. To save the hassel you may just want to leave it in place and disable it.
 

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Per Midians instruction sheet for their scrambler, you remove R-659 to open the TX path and R-670 to open the RX path when installing the option board. Sounds like you'll find those with the option door off.
 

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Per Midians instruction sheet for their scrambler, you remove R-659 to open the TX path and R-670 to open the RX path when installing the option board. Sounds like you'll find those with the option door off.
Awesome, thanks.
 
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