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TK-2170 Wx Alert

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jgjackson1977

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Does anyone have info on how to program a WX channel to act as a pager channel in the TK 2170? I know the NWS uses a 1050KHz tone, but I cannot get the channel to go silent while scanning until the tone is broken.


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Set 2-tone decode 1 as "long A" format and enter 1050.0 Hz as tone A. On the weather channel, set Opt Signal as "2-tone 1". Under zone edit, set Audio Control as "QT/DQT and Optional Signaling).

As for scanning, sorry this won't work. The WX channel is programmed for receive carrier squelch. What would happen in scan is the radio would stop on the channel because of the constant transmission, but would not open the speaker because it's waiting for the Opt signal condition to be met (1050 tone).
 

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it will work in scan if you leave the signalling in "OR" and put in any bogus RX QT tone (ie 67.0hz) to make the squelch close. just do this and make sure the channel is added to the scan list. Using OR for the signaling makes it open squelch when either the pl tone is received OR the 1050hz tone. The pl tone will obviously never be received but the 2 tone will.
 
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Nice end-around...

WX channel would have to be priority on scan. Maybe turn down lookback time B a little. 2-tone does not decode on a non-priority channel.
 
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