TK-2312 VHF

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sfjmercado

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Hi all!

New to getting a radio for fire service. My Mo V pager is not up to getting great signal, and I need something future proof, as we may be responding to calls directly or need to communicate with dispatch.

I have the radio, programming cable, and latest software. I have only limited ham experience.

Question is how do I basically program dispatch, fire channels, and 2 tone info (how to get it?) for Lenawee County, Michigan? We have a radio service that can do this, they quoted me 35.00 but I would like to learn and do it myself! :)
 

bharvey2

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If you are involved in fire service, whether full time or volunteer, have the programming done professionally for two reasons: You don't want to make a mistake and put your life or someone else's life in danger. Also, if you're on a repeater system of any sort, you need permission. Oh, and don't forget the first reason. - Can't stress this enough.

If you're using the radio just to monitor casually, you'll need the receive frequencies and tones for each channel that you wish to monitor. Don't input any transmit frequencies. You don't want to bump the PTT switch and cause trouble for yourself and others.

To program the radio, naturally you'll need the programming cable and software. To be honest, even if you are going to use it for monitoring only and you aren't experienced in radio programming, you could spend the $35 to have it done and then read the radio and see how it is set up after it is done properly.
 
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