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UHF mts2000 48 channel questions.....

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ocn29rsc

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Ok the fire dept. I'm with is in the process of switching to uhf, we have the radios and even have the repeater up and operating.

I bought a MTS2000 48 channel radio so I could use it on the new system and it won't hit the new repeater.

The radio shop has checked it out and can't tell me why this is happening...our new portables motorola pr-1500 hit the repeater just fine but mine won't.

I can hit the county repeaters on the med channels and even uhf fire dispatch channels....the new freq is 453.3625 on the rx and the tx is just 5Mhz different.

They have it set up so when you key up the radio id flashes up on the console...which I'm starting to wonder if this has something to do with it.

I was supprised to find out my radio doesn't do two tone alert or mdc encoding....so does any one have any ideas what my issue is?

Thanks.

J. Cody
 

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ocn29rsc said:
I was supprised to find out my radio doesn't do two tone alert or mdc encoding

Yeah, the MTS series has to have to correct flash for most of the options. While the "lesser" HT1000 can do everything out of the box. The MT2000s can usually do most of the signaling options as well.
 

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If the system is MDC Scrutenized (ie, you NEED MDC to bring up the repeater), then that may very well be the problem, however this isn't common practice so it may be another issue.
 

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No matter WHAT the problem is, the radio shop should be able to tell you what is going on, and either fix it, or tell you WHY they can't fix it. Push them.
 

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If the radio has a 1-9 flash code it should be able to do MDC all day long. However (odd thought it may be for a UHF radio) if you have a 4-6 or other trunking flashcode then MDC is generally not enabled and will need reflashed to do MDC decode/encode. And like was said above if your repeater requires a viable MDC code to trigger the repeater then you won't be getting out.
 
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