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Kenwood TK-8180&JPS ACU-T

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Hey guys I have a question for all the kenwood buffs out here. I have a JPS ACU-T unit hooked up to a couple of kenwood TK-8180's and one Kenwood Tk-7180 what I need to accomplish here is figuring out if I can set this unit up as a fixed site gateway to be able to patch VHF and UHF with our counties astro 25 800mhz trunked system, to be able to hook it into some talkgroups that are already existing on the system. They want to be able to connect and steer channels with the console to the Kenwood radios, and be able to remotely control the ACU-T. Has anyone experimented with this type of application before? Any input would be appreciated.
 

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Yes, the ACU-T can be placed somewhere as a "permanent" patch / link, I would suggest you take it out of the case and place it on a shelf or desk. The ACU-2000 (1000) which is rack mounted is a better choice however for permant mount deployments.

Yes you can do all the patches you are talking about,an yes you can control an ACU/ACU-T via a network connection with the CPM-4/6 modules and proper networking skills. but no with some limited exceptions you can not control the Channel / Zone on the Mobiles. This is more a restriction of the Radio manufactures and their proprietary control head protocols.

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Hey guys I have a question for all the kenwood buffs out here. I have a JPS ACU-T unit hooked up to a couple of kenwood TK-8180's and one Kenwood Tk-7180 what I need to accomplish here is figuring out if I can set this unit up as a fixed site gateway to be able to patch VHF and UHF with our counties astro 25 800mhz trunked system, to be able to hook it into some talkgroups that are already existing on the system. They want to be able to connect and steer channels with the console to the Kenwood radios, and be able to remotely control the ACU-T. Has anyone experimented with this type of application before? Any input would be appreciated.
 
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Thanks for the reply Firebuff, I guess we may just have to round up some better radios to replace these kenwoods that would have the capability of doing remote control channel steering/changing.The agency using this unit would like the acu-t to still be able to be portable in the event it would need to be taken on site somewhere. But for the most part it would maintain it's current position up in the IT room.
 

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Actually,

You will find that the Kenwoods are the best / only option for what you want to do..

The part # s you need are listed for ACU-1000/2000 so check with Raytheon Tech support before you buy !

PN # 5961-299008-01 Kenwood Channel Change Options (For Kenwood X80 Series)
PN # 5961-299008-02 Kenwood Channel Change Options (For Kenwood X150/X180 Series)

An I don't know if the Kenwood TK-5410 / TK-5910 uses the same technology.

You might want to register over here and ask Benny Hillmann, or call him directly.

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Thanks for the reply Firebuff, I guess we may just have to round up some better radios to replace these kenwoods that would have the capability of doing remote control channel steering/changing.The agency using this unit would like the acu-t to still be able to be portable in the event it would need to be taken on site somewhere. But for the most part it would maintain it's current position up in the IT room.
 
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