Notice: Repeater Tone Changing July 31, 2018May 15, 2018 by Tanner Jones Note: effective immediately, the repeater will have a tone of 123.0 (transmit and receive).
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Fantastic! I’m glad to hear this.
Is the tone going to be retransmitted by the repeater?
Keith: not at this time.
We were just talking about whether or not to turn on the TX CTCSS Tone. I’m inclined to say yes and give it a try. I gives the repeater user the option of using the tone squelch feature on their radio, or just use the standard carrier detect squelch.
I especially love if the repeater would transmit the tone which allows me to listen to conversation instead of interference from computers.
The repeater still does not require a tone to access, despite these online notices and reminders on nets for two weeks. So why all the hype/fake news?
Myles – We wanted to get the word out early so folks could get their radios configured before the tone is enabled. I’ve been on travel most of last week and wanted to wait until I was back in town to enable it, in case there were any issues. Anyway, tone access will be enabled tomorrow morning 🙂
Thanks, John. Hearing it now on the Skywarn net.
So what does this mean in terms of programming my radio? The tone options (none of which make much sense) are: Tone, T Sql, DCS, D Code and T DCS. Using just Tone doesn’t allow programming a Rx CTSS so all indications are that there is 123 Hz signal required for Receive. Looks to me as if T Sql is the correct Tone Mode but the odds are only 0.20 Ken K5RG
T Sql seems to work as envisioned. Just not sure what tone access is doing wrt receive.