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For the MDC and DTMF pros. Little help

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madmedic

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Hi to you all.
Just for giggles, I got my TK8180 to display and xmit MDC.
2 questions:
1:/ Is there any way NOT to hear the actual MDC code while its transmitted and have it only show on the display? On Motorolas, you dont hear it, you just see the ID

2:/ I switched from an 8160 to the 8180 for the MDC feature. I loved the 8160 that displayed all the DTMF PTT IDs other agencies are using. But I havent yet found a way to get the DTMF PTT IDs to show on my 8180

Any suggestions?
 

Alarmguy

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Yes there is a way to silence the Pre PTT MDC on the TK2180/7180 series. Its in the options page you can put a delay that mutes the MDC Chirp. As far as I know you cannot have DTMF and MDC1200, it has to be one or the other. Let me know if you still can't find the option to mute PTT MDC, I'll look for it in the software for ya.
 

pddispatcher

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Does that include having to hear the MDC chirp if someone on another radio unkeys and it makes the sound?

Can you advise where it is in the software?
 

Alarmguy

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Yes it will mute Pre PTT MDC IDs. You have to make sure your delay is set long enough. You configure it where it says Mute hold time. The default is 600ms and the default MDC1200 xmit time is 400ms. You may have to increase the mute hold time to fully mute it.
 

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madmedic

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Hey guys im sorry im 4 month late but thanks a bunch! I appreciate.
I completely forgot to add the notification email so I had no cluesomeone took the time to answer.
Thanks again.
Im on my way to program now lol
 
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