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TK-2170 Programming help

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hamman0512

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I have a TK2170 that I'm trying to program. The problem I'm having is, I need to use it as a pager as well. I have all the Tone A/Tone B codes but I don't know what to do from here?? Am I limited to how many I can set, am I limited by frequency? Any and all help would be awesome!
 

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OK, lets set up a simple two tone A-B decode channel. Assume you have channel programmed that you want to set up as a pager. I program a separate receive only channel to be used as a pager channel. You will need KPG101-D FPU software to set up.

In the program software, go to EDIT>2-tone. Select DECODE (2-TONE 1) tab. Use default (CALL FORMAT A-B, TRANSPOND = NO, ALERT TONE = 1). Enter your codes into A and B. Reset timer is how long after decode the radio will reset back into pager mode.

Now go to the channel you want to use as a pager. Set OPT SIGNAL as 2-TONE 1.

At the bottom, click ZONE EDIT. Set OPTIONAL SIGNALLING DECODE CONDITION as QT/DQT ( If pages are sent without QT or DQT radio will not decode, change this to CARRIER).
Set AUDIO CONTROL as QT/DQT AND OPTIONAL SIGNALING. This will keep the radio silent until a page is decoded. If you would like to monitor channel and respond to a page (beep/LED flash) set this as "OR".

That should be it. Back to the 2-TONE edit. You can see you can plug in tones C and D. You can get the radio to respond to several combinations of tones. There are also three tabs for setting up tones (2-TONE 1,2,3) but only one of these can be assigned to any one channel. Also, do not use scan when the radio is to be used as a pager, set it on the one channel and leave it. Good luck!
 
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hamman0512

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Thank you! That helps big time!!

Is there anyway to scan and be able to use it as a pager or is the person going to be stuck on just one channel when he wants to use it as a pager?

Also, Do I need to set up a button for "2 Tone" or is that just if I want to send pages?
 

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A button set as 2-TONE is for encode only.

You can try scan. It will only work if paging channel is set for priority. A non priority channel will have dropouts as the radio checks the priority channel for activity which kills the signaling decode. As a priority channel, decode depends on the delay between the time dispatch keys up and the tones go out. If the delay is a second or more, it should work. You can also play with the LOOKBACK TIME A in the scan tab to try and dial this in.
 
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