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So I found quite the deal on a pair of TK-8150 radios with remote heads, from a local PD that went to 800MHz.


Tonight I installed the radio, programmed it using KPG-79D. I got all the standard GMRS frequencies in, plus the known repeaters I might be close to when driving for work.


Anyways, it starts up like it should, I can select channels and zones that I want no problem. My problem is I have no sound. The radio came with Pins 5&6 jumpered from the PD, and from what I read, that should make it use the internal speaker in the head. Is there something I'm missing in the programming? I did check one repeater that is in range, 1s keyed up, when I release the key, I get the green busy light for 2 seconds after, but no sound.


I'm just feeling defeated today.

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Is that the only system you've tested with? Some repeaters don't encode the PL tone when they transmit the hang time, so you might see the green RX light but the radio will be muted. You should try talking with another radio directly on simplex to see if they are able to work together.

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