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The MCP-2A software can accept three types of file exports from Repeaterbook.com.
The software can import and export in two formats:
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The HMK file exports the following headers:
Ch: Channel number - Memory channel number. Auto-increments and starts at 1.
Rx Freq.: Downlink (Receive) Frequency -
Rx Step: Receive Channel Step -
Offset: Repeater Offset -
T/CT/DCS: Uplink Tone Type - T = Uplink tone only. CT = Uplink and Downlink Tone. DCS is digital squelch.
TO Freq.: Uplink (Transmit) Tone Frequency - Repeater's value or 77.0.
CT Freq.: Downlink (Receive) CTCSS Frequency - Repeater's value or 88.5
DCS Code: Digital Coded Squelch Code - Repeater's value or 023.
Shift/Split: Repeater Shift Direction - “+” or “-”.
Rev.: Repeater Reverse - Default is Off.
L.Out: Transmit Lockout - Default is Off.
Mode: Modulation Mode - Always FM
Tx Freq.: Transmit (Uplink) Frequency
Tx Step: Bandplan correct.
M.Name: Memory Channel Name - Repeater call sign.
The HMK file can be imported into all of the Kenwood MCP programs that accept the HMK file. The file is not specific to a particular application.
The TPE and CSV files exports the following headers:
Sequence Number: Auto-incremented for each row starting at 1. Can be selected as the memory channel name.
Country: The country the repeater is in. Only used if selected as the memory channel name.
State: The state the repeater is in. Only used if selected as the memory channel name.
Region: The region the repeater in. Only used if selected as the memory channel name.
Location: The nearest city the repeater is in. Only used if selected as the memory channel name.
Output Frequency: Downlink (Receive) Frequency from the repeater.
Input Frequency: Uplink (Transmit) Frequency to the repeater. Not used.
Call Sign: Repeater call sign. Only used if selected as the memory channel name.
Repeater Notes: ARRL standard repeater not abbreviations. Nt used.
CTCSS Tones: Comma-separated list of the radio CTCSS uplink and downlink tones and the DCS code.
Sponsor: Repeater sponsor. Not exported or used.
Unlike the HMK file, you can select the data field to represent the memory channel name. The options are:
Repeaterbook recommends using the Callsign or the Location fields. The field is limited to 8 characters, so many location entries may be truncated.
The program does not properly import split channel repeaters. It imports all split channels as simplex channels.