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Hey yall was wondering if anyone know if a 2180 can be programmed as a pager alert? Looking to supplement for a pager since I've got to lend mine to my girl till our company can get here 1. Also does anyone 1 know anything about the difference between programming in trunked vs conventional
 

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Yes the TK-2180 can be programmed to replicate a pager. As to programming trunked, it comes able to be programmed for LTR trunk use. If it has the Passport firmware, it can be programmed to operate on a Passport trunk system. The TK-x180 radios are analogue only. The will not do EDACS, P25, iDAS/Nextedge or Motorola P16 trunking.
 

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I believe the channels are going to be basic trunk as we have not been told we are going p25. I am assuming I need my tone frequency in order to program and where would I find that on the software
 

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I believe the channels are going to be basic trunk as we have not been told we are going p25. I am assuming I need my tone frequency in order to program and where would I find that on the software
If they are running an analog conventional system now, which they probably are if you have/had a pager, then this radio will work.

If they are telling you they are going to "trunked", then you need to find out more.
With federal grants, agencies are usually required to be P25 capable with any equipment purchased with fed dollars.
It's pretty rare for new analog trunked system to be built now.
Since your radio is only going to do analog, don't invest any more money until you get a clear direction for where they are going.
 

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reopening this post. how do i go about setting up pager alert on the 2180. i have tone information for my department right from my pager
 
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