Kenwood TK-8180 UHF radio’s for MMDVM repeater use

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g7kbr
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Kenwood TK-8180 UHF radio’s for MMDVM repeater use

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Hi all

Can anyone confirm, if using TK8180 Kenwood UHF radios for a MMDVM repeater build will power up and operate without their front head display assemblies? I will have the yellow wire attached to 12 volts positive to sense power and power up.

Or do these units need the front assemble connected for use.

I know with the Motorola GM 350’s you can remove the front display assemble and these will operate ok.

Regards

Paul


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N7GWA
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Re: Kenwood TK-8180 UHF radio’s for MMDVM repeater use

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I have a repeater utilizing two 8180's connected to a DVM, and its a great setup. Not sure about the front panel though. If you're worried about people messing with them, try disabling the buttons in the software.
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