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TK-3173 Handheld programming

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rmoberly

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We are the recipient of some Kenwood TK-3173 handheld radios. I have the proper software KPG-101D and cable to do the programming but have run into a problem. I want to program these radios to match our repeater and other handhelds, some of which are Kenwood, Motorola, Revetis and Beofang. We program the first 12 channels with tones to hit the repeater and the last four are unit to unit.

No.|RX frequency|TX Frequency| QT/DQT Dec|QT/DQT Enc|Channel Name|Power|W/N|Scan Add|Opt Signal
1 | 464.575 | 464.575 | D114N | D023N | Ch 1 | High |Wide| Yes | None
2 | 464.575 | 464.575 | D125N | D023N | Ch 2 | High |Wide| Yes | None

and so on. The unit to unit channels work fine and I can hear the transmission from other units on the repeater channels but cannot transmit. I know the problem is my inexperience and am hoping someone can explain what I need to correct.

Thanks in advance.
Rich
 

rmoberly

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In the 2 examples you listed you would need to make the "TX Frequency" 469.575 (assuming you are using the standard 5 MHz offset).
thanks. that would be correct and I missed it. I appreciate your pointing it out to me. inexperience is showing. I will test the radios at church tomorrow.

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ramal121

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Also you have split DQT's. Is that really the case? Normally receive and transmit QT/DQT are the same. Split DQT's are fine just somewhat rare. May want to double check.
 
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