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Questions TK-630H, TK-830, TK-6110

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eportel6607

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Hello guys,
I hope a Kenwood guy can provide me with some insight on these radios. My public service non-profit agency has receive five donations from local government agencies. Agencies that had previously used low band 42-50Mhz as their main communication system but have moved on in the last few years to higher frequency bands. Most of our inventory is Motorola (Radius, Maxtrac, Maratrac and CDM). We now have quite a few Kenwoods that I can't seem to find much info for.

One is the TK-630H. From what I can gather its a 110Watt low band radio 42-50Mhz (based on the model number).

The other radio is a UHF TK-830(G). We do have a use for this radio and understand that is does have narrow band capabilities (but won't do splinter freqs.) and is a 35 watt radio.

The third, and far more current radio was the TK-6110. I do se something about this radio having the MDC1200 protocol however it doesn't specifically reference it for PTT ID only "Emergency" system for public safety.

Since we already have a "mature" Motorola system we have systems in place. One of which uses the necessary PTT ID (MDC1200). I understand that Motorola's patent rights for proprietary property had run out in 2007 on their MDC1200 protocol. However since the TK-630 and Tk-830 were manufactured far before that MDC 1200 ID isn't an option.

My questions to you is can any of these radios listed above do any sort of PTT iD and if so what type and is there any way to make it "compatible" with our current system of Motorola stuff? Perhaps DTMF?

Thanks very much
 

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At one time, you could buy option boards for older Kenwoods that would allow you to use MDC1200 with them. I believe that they were made by Cimmaron or Midian and you could set it to be used as a PTT identifier.
 

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They should all do some level of DTMF signaling, but that won't be compatible with your MDC system. The MDC patent expired, so the newer radios from most of the big manufacturers will come with it standard, like you found with the 6110.
 
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