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#1 Vanselow

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 12:04 AM

I have a Kenwood TK-880.  The audio and voice aren't working.  I can hear when I hold the monitor button.  It worked when I bought it.  I think I messed something up using the up/down keys on the right side.  Any ideas?



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Posted 24 November 2020 - 03:57 AM

i'm not familiar with the model (i'm sure there are some here that are) to tell you exactly where to find the setting.

 

that said, since it works when you hold the 'monitor' button, that sounds like it's something with your squelch setting, either looking for a tone, or level set too high. there's some info on page 6 here (if you don't have a manual)

 

http://www.repeater-...c-man-rev-e.pdf



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Posted 24 November 2020 - 01:57 PM

i'm not familiar with the model (i'm sure there are some here that are) to tell you exactly where to find the setting.

 

that said, since it works when you hold the 'monitor' button, that sounds like it's something with your squelch setting, either looking for a tone, or level set too high. there's some info on page 6 here (if you don't have a manual)

 

http://www.repeater-...c-man-rev-e.pdf

You likely may have changed the tone settings or OST. If you are unsure what happened or how, it may be best to simply re-program the radio with an older code plug you know works. This would rule out the user (programmed) side if the radio still does not give audio.



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Posted 14 December 2020 - 12:18 AM

I'm not familiar with code plugs.  I only have the one GMRS radio.  Can you suggest the software that I need?



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Posted 14 December 2020 - 07:38 AM

A Code plug is a saved configuration that can be loaded into a radio with the programming software.


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Posted 14 December 2020 - 10:36 AM

I'm not familiar with code plugs.  I only have the one GMRS radio.  Can you suggest the software that I need?

Really liked my 880 until I toasted it by ripping the antenna off and trying to transmit.. sizzle.  Have replaced with 8180.  Below is info on all you should need for the 880.

 

Software

KPG-49D 

https://hamfiles.co....d-kpg-49d-rss_2

 

Programming cable:

https://www.ebay.com...fAAAOSwARxfZCD5

 

Manual:

https://www.manualsl...ood tk-880.html


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Posted 19 December 2020 - 11:26 PM

Thanks for all of your help.  I now have audio, but I can't transmit and for some reason, I can't program my radio from my computer.

Happy holidays



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Posted 20 December 2020 - 02:00 PM

Thanks for all of your help.  I now have audio, but I can't transmit and for some reason, I can't program my radio from my computer.

Happy holidays

sounds like the RJ45 port (where the mic/programing cable plugs in) is bad, or one of the solder pads cracked. Simple fix if you know how to.



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Posted 29 December 2020 - 07:41 PM

I reinstalled the software and programmed my frequencies.  It is working great.

 

Thanks everyone,

Happy New Year


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