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Kenwood mics

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Aug 8, 2007
Town of Tonawanda NY
What is the difference between the dtmf mics KMC32 and the MC59, the one spec sheet that I saw said the MC59 did not generate the dtmf tones but I can not find out about the KMC32. Any help would be appreciated

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Lots and lots of watts
Premium Subscriber
Dec 5, 2008
Calif Whine Country
On older DTMF mics, the tone encoder was inside the mic itself. It created the tones and pumped them onto the mic line. Generally they can be used on a newer analog radio.

Newer radios the DTMF is generated inside the radio. The mic buttons are functions keys that instruct the radio to produce the tones. They can also be programmed to do other things also. That being said, there is no DTMF when using a newer mic on an older radio.

I believe th MC-59 is just about the same and has an encoder built in.
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Completely Banned for the Greater Good
Jan 29, 2006
I have a kmc18a which has a programmable dtmf tone board in it, and works with several different kenwoods.

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