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TK-190/390 Inversion Scrambler Board

DeoVindice

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Does anyone know the part number for scrambler boards for these portables, and/or a dealer that has them in stock? I'm open to aftermarket solutions if needed.
 

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I will have to look that up, but theses are EOL.
Yes, I'm aware of that. I've considered a move towards TK-3180s to replace the TK-390s, but the user interface and material quality is better on the 390s in my experience. My local Kenwood shop pointed me towards a company that sells their own potentially-compatible boards, as well as speaker mics with an integrated scrambler board. In the event I cannot source OEM boards, I'll be looking at these.
 

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Copy sir, I turned up nothing on Dealer tools, may have to use your source.
Sorry I can't be of any help on that.

I will say this, the NX-3x20 series mobiles are about 30 to 50 dollars cheaper than the x180 mobiles.


8250182500 8250282503

But yes, work with your dealer. Thanks for asking though.

By the way the portables are EOL. The mobiles are still currently stocked.

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Forgot to mention, you may have to test your current radio to you dealers radio on the inversion, the newer radios come with it standard, and
can be "warped" to a different phase angle in the newer software.

Frequency
Help_Analog


Frequency
allows you to configure an inversion frequency for each Scrambler Code to be used when a scrambled audio signal is descrambled to the original audio using the built-in Voice Scrambler.

Range:

Blank, Kenwood or 2000 Hz to 4096 Hz (in steps of 1 Hz)

Default:

Code 1: Kenwood


Code 2 to 16: Blank

Note:

  • Code 1 cannot be left blank, and deleting a value for Code 1 automatically configures the value "Kenwood" for Code 1.
 

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I will say this, the NX-3x20 series mobiles are about 30 to 50 dollars cheaper than the x180 mobiles.
I've got a bunch of the NX-3400's at work, and they are nice radios. I'd absolutely go that route over the TK-3180.

Either way, both radios have a built in scrambler. The benefit to the NX-3xx0 series is that they'll do NXDN or DMR, as well as analog. If you are buying new, don't invest in analog only gear.
 

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Forgot to mention, you may have to test your current radio to you dealers radio on the inversion, the newer radios come with it standard, and
can be "warped" to a different phase angle in the newer software.

Frequency
Help_Analog


Frequency
allows you to configure an inversion frequency for each Scrambler Code to be used when a scrambled audio signal is descrambled to the original audio using the built-in Voice Scrambler.

Range:

Blank, Kenwood or 2000 Hz to 4096 Hz (in steps of 1 Hz)

Default:

Code 1: Kenwood


Code 2 to 16: Blank

Note:

  • Code 1 cannot be left blank, and deleting a value for Code 1 automatically configures the value "Kenwood" for Code 1.
Hi, I bought a 7180 and a 8180 on ebay used. How do know if it has the ability to use voice scrambling?

Thank you

Richard
 

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Try Midian
I've since made the hop over to TK-3180s (buying used at this time). Midian appears to actively manufacture 3180 boards; what other manufacturers should I be looking at to comparison-shop?
 
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