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TK-3180 Only works in Talk Around

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Premium Subscriber
Sep 28, 2011
Fort Worth, TX
I have a TK3180 firmware 1.17 and kpg-89D v1.61 and a kpg-36 cable. When I program freq in the radio the radio will only transmit and recieve in talk around mode with other radios that are in range and also in talk around. If I switch the recieve and transmit freq then the radio does NOT work in talk around mode, only in normal but still functions as if in talk around. I have also tried dropping the PL which didn't change anything. I for the life of me cannot figure out why it is doing this or what would cause it. My main operating freq in town is on a repeater and if I key the mic (out of talk around) it does not hit the repeater. More or less the radio will only work in talk around with other radios in talk around. Has anyone ever heard of this happening or have any suggesitons? I am still waiting to hear back from my local communications shop to see if they might know.


The Third Variable
Database Admin
Dec 24, 2004
NC Iowa
Check to make sure that you have the TX and RX pairs programmed properly along with the PL tones.

I'm thinking that you may not have the repeater input entered correctly.
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