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#1 avig770

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:31 PM

I have a kenwood NX-320 that i use for my neighborhood watch group and I want to put GMRS repeaters in there... any advice?

 

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:47 PM

Do you own the radio(s)?  If so, Kenwood KPG-141D is the software package needed to program the NX-320.  If not, I would probably first contact the responsible party and inquire with them before attempting to make any programming modification.


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 04:24 PM

I do own the radio and i have KPG-141D on my laptop but i don't have much experience programming



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Posted 18 July 2018 - 04:48 PM

What do you need to make a repeater.
Be vewy vewy quiet.
I'm listening to my wadio!

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 04:51 PM

Sorry I can't be of much assistance, I am not familiar with this radio.  Based on my previous experience with Kenwood software there is likely a help section, I would read through that.  The Help was complete enough in the KPG-89D software for me to figure out how to get my TK-8180 programmed with no prior experience.


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:06 PM

the 8180 is a much older mobile radio, i own several and like them... ill take a look at the help menu



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Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:07 PM

What do you need to make a repeater.

no, i want to program in local GMRS repeaters into my radio



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 03:57 AM

I do not have that (NX-320) radio or the software. But, the concepts are certainly the same as any other repeater capable radio. 

BTW, I suggest a simple Google search like kenwood NX-320  programming software  

 

I did that and then looked for images and found the image below. I also found a number of videos and other helpful forum posts and blogs. Note, I am assuming the image I found is actually from the software you have. But, your software may differ, possibly significantly. Nonetheless, the concepts below should get you through this.

 

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You minimally need to know 3 things. The repeater's transmit and receive frequencies and the PL tone used to access the repeater.  Kenwood uses the term QT or Quiet Talk‚Äč for "PL" It may have a number, like "1", a 2 character name, like "XZ" or a frequency, like "67.0". 

 

So, based on the image above, I would put the repeater's Transmit frequency (462.550 to 462.725) in column one. This is the frequency your radio will listen on.  Then, place the repeater's Receive frequency (467.550 to 467.725) in column two. The two frequencies must be exactly 5 mHz apart. For example: 462.550 and 467.550.

 

Then, put the QT tone needed to access the repeater in column 6.  If your repeater also transmits a QT (PL) tone, you may enter that in column 5. (This is useful if you can hear multiple repeaters on the same frequency).

 

Channel spacing should be set to Wide.

 

Good luck


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