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VGS-1 in TK-2180

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Premium Subscriber
Dec 30, 2014
GA/SC State Line
Looking to add the VGS-1 option board to my radio. Who has experience with one and what all does it offer? Will it work like a Minitor Pager stored voice? How hard is it to install?

Kenwood TK-2180 | Motorola HT1550•XLS | Motorola HT1250 | Motorola CP200XLS | Kenwood TK-790 | Motorola Minitor VI


I ♥ Ø
Jul 27, 2005
LATA 722
Easy to install.
Will announce zone/channel numbers. I ran one for a while, but it got really old fast. Not even sure what radio it's in at the moment.
It will record radio traffic and play it back, but it tied up buttons I needed for other functions.
Never tried it with paging.
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