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Kenwood TK-8302 Questions

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qjschum

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Good Evening,
I am working on a TK-8302 and I have some questions on the QT codes. The existing radio I have uses TSQL and in the programmer I do not see any option for that. What mode should I use? When I go to enter a TSQL Code in on a frequency it changes the TSQL code from 632 to 67.0 is this correct or am I missing something? I should also mention this is a UHF2 Radio. Thank you in advance.
 

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Good Evening,
I am working on a TK-8302 and I have some questions on the QT codes. The existing radio I have uses TSQL and in the programmer I do not see any option for that. What mode should I use? When I go to enter a TSQL Code in on a frequency it changes the TSQL code from 632 to 67.0 is this correct or am I missing something? I should also mention this is a UHF2 Radio. Thank you in advance.
You are trying to put in a digital code (DQT). The proper entry format is "D632N" or "D632I" depending whether you want normal or inverted data.

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The "real" terms are:
CTCSS - Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System. Tones are expressed in Hertz (Hz), usually somewhere between 67Hz and 254.1Hz.
DCS - Digital Coded Squelch. These will be a 3 digit number, sometimes with a leading "D" to indicate digital. Sometimes there will be an "N" or and "I" for "Normal" and "Inverted".

Kenwood uses the terms:
QT - Quite Tone
DQT -Digital Quiet Tone

Motorola uses the terms:
PL - Private Line
DPL - Digital Private Line

TSQL is a generic term used by a lot of amateur radio gear. It can mean either CTCSS or DCS.

So,
CTCSS = QT = PL
DCS = DQT = DPL

As Ramal said, "632" looks like a DCT/DQT code.
 
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