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cw id strip for TK-8180 repeater

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Hello,

I know some radio like the GR-1225 has a PL strip to eliminate hearing the id etc on a repeater. Other repeaters do it also. How is this done? Basically to only pass audio.

I have a couple tk-8180 repeaters using an Id-o-matic 4 and a VHF TK-762G repeater with a CAT-300 controller. I am not sure if I am going to do it or not but would like to know what it involves.
 

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Repeaters with internal IDs sometimes allow PL strip when they fire off. This is done by programming. If an external controller or IDer is used the repeater needs to know when to drop PL and is done with a logic input assigned as PL strip. Again not always available. Depends on the repeater.

Your challenge would be how to get an output change from your controllers only when the IDer is transmitting. Maybe a fake end-around with some macro programming? I am not that familiar with either the id-o-matic or the Cat300 to comment on whether that is doable.

If you can swing this then you can take that output from the controller and connect it to an input on the transmit radio that would cause it to change channels. Program a second channel on the radio but without PL encode. Voila! PL strip on ID.
 

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OK Thank you, sounds like it would take some thought and further research.

I was wondering though about in the extended function on the X180's in the mod line part where it has w/QT/DQT - what does this do or would it do if it was made No. I wasn't getting a good answer when I looked it up in the help section of the KPG-89D. Or if there was some other setting like that.
 

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Or possibly have controller make the 8180 change to channel 2 which is programmed with no encode tone.
 

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Depending on how you are feeding the ID AU and PTT into the radio (I assume via the rear DB-25) you can turn off encode/decode in the FPU under the EXTENDED FUNCTION/MODULATION LINE.

I normally send ID audio to the DATA IN line.

Jim
 

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This is how my TK-8180 repeater is set up. The rear DB25 is used.

DB25 Radio to ID-O-Matic IV
Pin 4 Ext PTT Voice > Pin 3 PTT
Pin 22 TOR > Pin 7 COR
Pin 17 RX Audio > Pin 8 RX Audio
Pin 6 Audio Out > Pin 11 Audio Out
Pin 7 Ground > Pin 12

Also have the resistor added in to pad down the audio.

Some other locations for info...

http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static.../AN246.pdf?token=T2LZxGDZtcfXJZmH+Q7Hw+98wAI=

and

https://forums.radioreference.com/k...-x180-mobile-cross-band-repeat-heres-how.html
 
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