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Icom 3160 & 3161 priority scan channel/pl question

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I have used mainly motorola radios. My first question is in the cloning software how do you make the channel the channel selector channel that's selected the priority channel? The pl question is on Motorola radios on a channel not in scan the pl will reverse burst the squelch. I noticed like the old kenwoods it (icom 3161) sometimes pl quiets the squelch sometimes it don't. Is this just common with kenwood and icom radios on a Motorola conventional system? Where it's not 100% as a Motorola would be from other Motorola radios? I am reading the help file and been adjusting the dos and coast but haven't found anything to get a 100 percent pl reverse burst. To mute the squelch tail. I noticed on our other depts. freq which is all kenwoods it seems to do better. I guess I'm just use to M ways? All in all I am liking these icom radios however. Thanks for anyone's input I appreciate it.
 

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I may have got the priority scan to what I want just now but still any user who has input would be good still.
 

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What you are describing is unfortunately normal. Most manufacturers, including Icom, use a 180° phase shift for around 150 milliseconds. Motorola on the other hand uses a 240° phase shift for around 180 ms. This difference in phase is sometimes enough to cause other brands of radios to miss a reverse burst from a Motorola radio, or vise-verse.

Many of the Motorola models released in the last 10 years have a per-channel option to use a 180° or 240° reverse burst, and recent Vertex radios offer the option radio-wide. Unfortunately, neither Icom or Kenwood offer this option at all. As you noticed, Kenwood radios are better at muting 240° bursts than Icom, and some of their recent radios seem to mute equally well with 180° or 240° bursts.
 

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Appreciate the info. I still think they are decent radios. I was surprised the mdc id and tone muting works lol. Had a old radio in past where the option was a joke. But pretty good now.
 
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