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TK-3140 LTR Programming

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Hi Guys,

This is a follow-up from my previous thread in the Kenwood forum. Well, I was able to get a nice Kenwood TK-3140 on eBay. I also got a programming cable and the KPG-74D software. The radio has a read password, but writes just fine. The only thing is, I'm trying to program my work's LTR system into it, but I have not a clue on how to do it. Can someone help me? Thank you!

EDIT: I was able to clear out the read password using the software.

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First off, to program a LTR system, you will need the frequencies of all the repeaters in the system plus the LCN (the correct slot number the repeaters are assigned to). In addition you'll need the area code of the system, the home channel, and all the group IDs that your company uses. Do you have all this information?
 
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Thats good. The RR database will list the repeater freqs and three numbers like 0-04-33 for the group you'd like to use. The first number is the area code(0), the second is the home channel (04), and the third is the group ID (33).

Now go to your programming software. The initial window is "system information". Pick one and set the mode to "trunking". With that trunking system still highlighted, click on "sys edit". That brings up the "system edit" window. Now click on "repeater". Using the info you gleened from the database, enter the repeater receive and transmit freqs in their proper slots (1 to 20). Leave shift and tel as no. Now go to the top and use the first number to set your area code and the second number to set your home repeater. Close that window. Back in system edit, use the third number as both your EncID and DecID. Give it a name. Default call=no, power=high, transpond=no, grp l out=no, opt sig=none, ta=no are all good, leave 'em be.

Now write to the radio. You should be up and running on that trunked channel. There are other parameters that affect trunked channels and you should take time to read the help files and see if you want to change anything.

Good luck...
 
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