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TK280 and KPG49D

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Apr 10, 2010
Petersburg, VA
I'm trying to program in Amelia in the TK-280 (Receive only as I am not employed by them or any other agencies) and I notice the KPG49D offers me a "D ### N" and a "D ### I" option and I'm not sure what the differences are. I am monitoring the following counties: Nottoway, Powhatan, Goochland, and Louisa. Just want to do this right. Thank you.

Kenwood TK280 Version 2
Kenwood KPG49D Version 4.20 released May 22, 2012

Thank you for the help.


Sep 20, 2008
Sector 001
This is DCS codes, the DxxxN are the normal DCS codes and the DxxxI are the complements or Inverted DCS codes. If they use DCS use the DxxxN code, and if the receiver does not unmute, try the Inverted one. Make sure, if in the US you set the radio for narrowband, or the radio may not decode correctly/at all due to the reduced carrier deviation.

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