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TK-880 PL Tones

chevymn1964

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Hello all, I have a few TK-880 that were pulled from our old trucks, I would like to program for GMRS with local repeater capabilities, the problem that I am having is that I can't get the radios to tx a pl tone ( Encode ) I've tried the ol Off-Hook Decode trick and still nothing, I can go into test mode and select a few different tones and then it will work as should.... Any ideas out there?
 

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I don't have KPG-49 on my computer to check the specifics, but look at the software and see if there is a section called "Extended Function". The newer softwares have this, can't remember if KPG-49 does, or if it's called something else.

If it's there, look at the "modulation line" tab/section. There may be a part that talks about MI1 (front mic), make sure "with QT/DQT" is enabled.

Again, I don't have the software in front of me, so I may be way off, but there's likely a similar setting in there. If they used these radios with a headset system, someone may have set them up to use the mic input on the rear.

I think I have KPG-89 on another computer, so if that doesn't get you going in the right direction, let me know and I'll see if I can find it.
 

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Hello all, I have a few TK-880 that were pulled from our old trucks, I would like to program for GMRS with local repeater capabilities, the problem that I am having is that I can't get the radios to tx a pl tone ( Encode ) I've tried the ol Off-Hook Decode trick and still nothing, I can go into test mode and select a few different tones and then it will work as should.... Any ideas out there?
If you can send me your codeplug file I can take a look at it and test it on my TK880 radio.

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bharvey2

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I use a TK880 for GMRS so I took a quick peek at the software (KPG-49D) When the radio model selected is conventional (or if one of the systems of a trunked programmed system is conventional the QT/DQT Enc is where the PL tone for transmitting is selected. In trunked mode, a PL tone isn't available. So, you'll need to ensure that your programming in the proper mode. Hope that helps

Select the Model drop down menu on the title bar and select conventional:

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Once this is selected, you'll have the option to choose an ENC frequency:


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I hope this helps
 

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