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Kenwood TK-8180 as a link radio connected to a TKR850

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Premium Subscriber
Jan 27, 2008
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

is there a way to connect a TK8180 accy port to a TKR850 accy port to enable the 8180 to be used as an aux link radio without the use of an external repeater controller?

IE: is their a way to enable half duplex on link radio full duplex on repeater? we want to link two GMRS repeaters together using this method.

I'm told it can be done i just don't know how and the service manuals on both radios are very light on detailed info.

so when the link radio Rx a signal it would key the repeater, and when the repeater Rx a signal it will key the link radio which will key the remote repeater.

i have a repeater owner i know who wants to do this with their two repeaters.

also as a side bar i personally have a Vertex VXR7000u I'd like to accomplish the same type of deal with. i would be using a TK-8180 as the link radio and VXR7k as the repeater both have accy ports.

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