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TK-5210 Programing (MDC/2-tone/Scan)

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Jan 8, 2011
Midwest, USA
I have recently picked up the TK-5210 and I am looking for some help with setting up the scan function and understanding the 2-tone decode option.

First, the scan function how does one setup. I believe it's done in the Zone/Channel Parameters I have added 2 zones just to experiment both with different channels in the zone. Now I am sure the issue can be figured out by loading the information into the radio but my cable is still weeks from arriving and want to get in as much of the information as possible. I would like to have user customizable scan lists entered by user as I travel and having the flexibility would be nice. If this cannot be done I can set up some "zones" and operate that way.

Second, I have a few channels that I am going to enable 2-tone decode and I saw an option called monitor. Is there some way that I can program a selective call function like in the minitor 5 ?

In closing, I cannot find the MDC-1200 signalling option I am using version 2 and it may not be enabled in the version I am using. Whats the process if at all possible in obtaining version 3. Is it a board replacement or software upgrade ? If this is a software upgrade I assume I can do this with my local dealer.

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