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Old 02-26-2017, 11:55 AM
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Put a timer in the power line off of the battery. Very low draw when idle (few mils). I have used these. Cheap import stuff but it does work.

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And how does it turn on ? I get timers but there needs to be a trigger to turn it on.
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And how does it turn on ? I get timers but there needs to be a trigger to turn it on.
Has a clock, like a regular appliance timer. The only difference it runs on 12 volts, great for solar use. You program it for say off at 9pm and turn on again at 6 am.

I have a portable repeater also and I intend to add one to mine to reduce battery consumption when it is not needed, just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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Has a clock, like a regular appliance timer. The only difference it runs on 12 volts, great for solar use. You program it for say off at 9pm and turn on again at 6 am.

I have a portable repeater also and I intend to add one to mine to reduce battery consumption when it is not needed, just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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So a timer is great to shut it off at night but doesn't help when its needed. That was my point. The op above said he keyed the repeater and it would turn back on...
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Understood. Sounds like the OP uses the battery save function of the radio, Would save a little juice but not the same as a complete power down. Maybe they'll reply back to confirm.
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Cool i am having the same issue

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Hi folks -
Say, I just put together a portable field repeater and am using the Radio-Tone Controller. The system is working great, however, when I plug external power into the Radio-Tone Controller, it fires a transmit continually, about once every 2 seconds. What's even more interesting is that just having the external jack plugged into the unit (with no power), it does the same transmit thing. Very confused. Any thoughts? I actually purchased a second controller thinking there was an issue with it - same thing. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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we use one for a link to 2 repeaters and this unit works very well, just make sure you use 2 quality radios for your system, and space the antennas apart so you have no desence causing each other out
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