Kenwood tk-280 help
Can the tk-280 transmit a id text
Make sure you check the box to use FleetSync and then choose if you want the identifier to transmit before or after PTT.
Does this help?
You have to build the list of identifiers and then install that in each radio otherwise you will get a bunch of numbers on the screen. Both the transmitting radio and receiving radio need the same codes for it to work. What sucks is that if there is a change then you gotta reprogram all the radios.
1. Under "EDIT tab, Under Optional Features 2 - PTT ID type should be "FleetSync" then choose if you want it at the beginning or the end of the transmission.
2. Under "EDIT' tab, Under FleetSync. Your fleet should all be the same number (100, 200, 300, etc) Your ID(own) is your particular radio identifier number.
You have to build your identifier list of all the radios you want it to recognize. Go to "ID List" and create it. The fleet number should all be the same but ID numbers should be individual. What is in this box is what will be displayed on everyone's radio when they transmit. Don't worry about the parameters tab, status list or GPS.
Fleet ID ID Name
100 1000 Fire Chief
100 1001 Engine 1
100 1002 Engine 2
100 1003 Engine 3
3. Once you create this list of identifiers then you go to each individual radio channel under "Channel Information." from the EDIT tab.
4. On the bottom of the frequency list there is a "Channel Edit" tab, click this. It will give you information of each channel. Make sure on each channel you click the "PPT ID" to "ON". This will allow your FleetSync to be used on all the channels you wish.
5. Now that you made your ID list and your radio has it's own personal identifier, now you can save that file and use it to program all the other radios. Just remember to change each individual radio's ID to what you want it to be.
Be sure to give each radio its own personal ID or you will get an error message. There cannot be two radios with the same identifier. Also. if there is a radio that doesn't have the full identifier list, there will be a bunch of zeros shown in the display.For example, I had my mobile and portable radio to transmit "Chief 801" and I kept getting an error message. The radio freaked out because it recognized it's own identifier. So I had to make my portable radio "Chief 801 P" with a unique ID number in the FleetSync list. What sucks is that you have to add that ID to all the radios so it will recognize that code.
The version of the radios themselves all have to be version 2.0 or later. You can check to see what version you have by taking the battery off the back and look at the label. The version is in the upper left hand corner. If that area is blank, it's version one.
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Its the "Ver 2.0" is what you are looking for on your radios. If you don't have version 2.0 you are SOL.
I'm not aware of a firmware update, I think they just updated it and sold it as a new radio. Maybe someone else can help with that?