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tk 2170 operator name display

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zud00

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I just started a new job in which they gave me a kenwood tk 2170 for communication. Currently when I turn it on, and when I transmit anything, the name from the previous employee who used the radio is displayed. How can I program it so that it will display my name? Nobody seems to know how or where the owners manuals are. Thanks in advance.
 

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I just started a new job in which they gave me a kenwood tk 2170 for communication. Currently when I turn it on, and when I transmit anything, the name from the previous employee who used the radio is displayed. How can I program it so that it will display my name? Nobody seems to know how or where the owners manuals are. Thanks in advance.
Are you on a trunking system with the name being displayed on the dispatch console?

If so, then the dispatcher has to change the name showing up on the console in the alias database.
 
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You need the software to change the opening text.
You said when you transmit? Do you mean the radio is sending an id to the other radios that says the past employees name?
 

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You need the software to change the opening text.
You said when you transmit? Do you mean the radio is sending an id to the other radios that says the past employees name?
Yes, the radio is sending an id to the other radios and the dispatcher that says the emplyees name. So maybe I need to have the dispatcher change the name.
Thanks for the responses.
 

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Are you on a trunking system with the name being displayed on the dispatch console?

If so, then the dispatcher has to change the name showing up on the console in the alias database.
Had the wrong radio in mind when I sent this and then got interrupted before I could correct my statement.

You need the software that programs the radio to change the power on display.

As far as the ID being sent over the air, that should also be able to be changed with the same programming software.
 

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Regardless of the signaling system, you only send out an ID number. The name is stored in the other radios (and dispatch) as an alias. You will need to reprogram all the other radio's "alias name" so that when your ID number is received they will show the correct name.

This is overcome in the new NXDN digital radios where the alias name is transmitted over the air and requires only your radio to re-programmed. Such is life....
 

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Ramal is right... again. All of the radios on the system are decoding the ID number you are sending and then displaying the alias programmed in their radio's memory that corresponds to that ID number... which means it needs to be changed in the next round of reprogramming... in every radio. As far as what the radio displays for a second or two when your first turn it on... that is changed in your radio's programming. So, you're stuck with it the way it's working now until the next reprogram.
 
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