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Help with TK-790 tuning and programing

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officerdave

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I need to talk with someone off line that is well versed in the 790 series. We run 7 on our local channel, separate from our main dispatch system. I am having issues with front panel tuning parameters and some program questions. We have a shop that does our Kenwood work, but I try and get the basics done in house. Thanks

my email is :

rangerd4ever@yahoo.com

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Sorry guys should have asked for replies in Private Message on this site. Ignore the email I posted.

We are having an issue with our repeater channel not having our PL tone , when the officers take the mike off hook. I thought I had each channel programmed correctly but it appears not. We are co channel with another department about 70 air miles from us. However when VHF is hot , they can talk over us even with DPL enabled. Not sure what is going on. Thanks

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Doesn't the radio go into Monitor when off hook?
Once the mic is off hook you'll pick up anything on that frequency. That's the way all of mine work.

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optional features 1 - "off hook decode" is an option. Im looking at kpg44D Fire Service version.

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yep I thought it was off hook pl on or off . Off Hook PL off, is usually used with community or business repeaters that run co channel. I will check my setting again on Monday. I am still learning how to program and tune kenwoods. Been a radio user and hobbyist for a long time, but that does not make me a tech .
 

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FYI, the Help in the Windows version of KPG-44D explains what the settings do. I've found it very useful when I'm looking at a setting and scratching my head.
 

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For some reason I thought that Off Hook Decode applied to 2-T decode. After reading this and looking at the help screens I've learned a lot. I checked all of my programs and do have it enabled, so I guess I'm good.
Thanks for all the information, this forum is great!

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thanks all

I am front panel tuning the radios and in narrowband I have set tight squelch to 220 and open squelch to 195. Under the program options I have set all channels to a squelch of 10 and disable the squelch button on our control heads. These setting seem to hold and keep out the other narrowband high power repeater that has been an issue.

Anyone else using front panel tuning to set squelch in narrowband please chime in. If all else fails, I will have to get these to the radio shop to tune them off a service monitor .


Thank all

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Hi Dave. I just front panel programmed the squelch on one of our TK-790 FS/CDF to test and see if it blocks some of the white noise we have been experiencing. I set the regular squelch at 0 for now but used 220 and 165 in the service mode. What I can hear so far is an improvement.
 

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We've been setting ours to the same 220/165 and it has made all the difference in the world, especially with channels without a receive PL.
 
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