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IDAS configuration

mogirard

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Hi, I don't have Idas choice in the zone configuration on my CS-F3160/F5060 software. Is it because I don't have the good software for my radio? The radio is an IC-F4161DS. I'm trying to setup a idas frequency and nothing seam to work.

Thanks for your help.
 

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Vern

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First, give Zone-1 a name in the Text column, even if you're going to call it Zone-1.
If it's a non-trunked channel, pick Conventional in the column that you highlighted in your screenshot.
Then on the "tree" column to the left of the Zone Operation window, pick Zone-1 and Zone-1's window opens (See below).
Fill in your Rx/Tx freqs and channel name in Text column. Then under the CH-Type column, select DIGITAL or MIXED to enable NXDN.

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As you scroll further to the right, fill in the appropriate digital info, like Rx/Tx RAN and Squelch Type. Older IDAS radios only work on 6.25 khz channels so they won't work with 12.5 khz Kenwood systems. If you're going to be working with a Kenwood repeater, consider changing the far right column (Fast Unmute) to ON, especially if you're going to use the Icom to scan Kenwood repeaters. (See below)
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Hope that helps.
 

mogirard

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Thanks for the help but still not working on the NXDN repeaters... I thought that we can chose idas instead of conventional... Do you have other suggestion for me to fix that issue of not working on NXDN network?

thanks,
 

Vern

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Are the repeaters conventional or part of a trunked system? If conventional, then select Conventional on the Zone Operation page. Then go to the Zone-1 page and enter the frequencies and other info that I mentioned in my first post. In the CH-TYPE column, you would select DIGITAL. There is no "IDAS" selection --- they call it "DIGITAL" in the software. As I mentioned earlier, if the Kenwood repeaters are 12.5 kHz then the IC-F4161D probably won't work with it as I think they're 6.25 kHz only. Good luck with it.
 
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