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TK-630H TK-730 selectable tone

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wcu02mpa

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I have a TK-630H-3 and several other TK-x30 series radio and am wondering how put in selectable tones; advanced control head. I have put it into the 6-meter HAM band using my IFR service monitor and am going to be doing a youtube video of the procedure (old hat to some but great tool for anyone else wanting to do this). This radio does so well in 6-meters; full power out and less than .25uv on receive.

I didn't even realize the 30 series had the selectable tone feature. I was able to assign a button to do it, I select AUX but am not sure where to go from there. I cannot see where you actually scroll through the tones.

I have been able to get the 630H-3 series to go from 42-54 and VCO stay in lock as well as get the pre-selector to do the whole spread. I am going to be putting together a dual-band TK-730H and TK-630H and post some pics as project gets underway.

I recently bought an IFR-1000S service monitor and wow does that open up some possibilities. I have been having to use an old Motorola signal generator to tune the receive. Any questions about the procedure feel free to ask but I just cant figure out the selectable tone feature. I can do it no problem on Motorola, but Kenwood is reletively new for me.
 

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You first have to program the list of tones, then hold the ost button until the tone starts to flash. Then you use the channel knob to select the tone you want.
 

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In software, go to EDIT>FEATURE OPTION>OPERATOR SELECT TONE and enter the tones of your choice.

Next go to KEY SELECTION. Program a key for OPT. I think you can use AUX, but I've always used the former. While the key is still highlighted, press F10, and select the OPT function as OST.

After the radio is programmed, pressing the button will turn on/off the OST funtion with the last used tone. To change the tone, press and hold button. "CODE XX" will display. Change with rotary knob and press the button again.

Would love to see the video. Make sure you post when it's up. My two cents, a Hooters girl would make it that much more interesting.
 

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One video up

Thanks for the directions....I will test tomorrow. I should have that youtube up soon. I have one up now of me doing a very basic power out and receive test on an MCS 2000 800MHz. The control head had some of the pins ripped of the board and i had to do some repair. The video was literally shot with my blackberry and held in my left hand. The lowband retuning video will have some better production quality and more narrative.

I know service monitor's are expensive but wow can you really do some work on a radio

Here is the video: YouTube - IFR 1000s service monitor testing MCS2000
 
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