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Baofeng Repeater questions.

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I am new here so someone may have this question in another thread and if so I am sorry.

My problem is I have programmed repeaters into the radio and other people have heard me talk but when I turn on my scanner or another radio that is programmed the exact same way I cannot hear myself. If I have radio A or Scanner A and Radio B if I key up with radio B and talk the outside world can hear me but radio A and Scanner A do nothing until I release PTT button on B then they both Scanner A and radio A pick up the confirmation tone from the repeater. Its like they dont do anything while I'm actually talking then when I release PTT they pick it up. I just would like to know what I am doing wrong. I cant be with radio A on one side of the repeater and send my brother over with radio B on the other side because right now I dont think its working right.

Thanks in advance for the help.
 
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This problem has been answered many times in other threads.
When you transmit you will desense other nearby receivers that are not tuned to the same frequency you are transmitting on.
There is nothing you can do about it except increase the distance between the transmitter and receivers.
The lower the receiver quality the worse the desense. Baofeng radios and scanners have poor quality receivers.
 

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Fair enough. Perhaps you would be kind enough to post a couple links to those "other threads" that have answered this question.

Thank you.

PS My scanner is not Baofeng but it is a middle of the class product.
 
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You can go searching for the other threads, but the way nd5y put it is simple. The other receivers, scanners are literally being overloaded by the signal from the unit that is transmitting...

Try walking to the other side of the room while transmitting and determine if you can then hear yourself...at least its better than the squealing that could come from feedback thru the receivers when you transmit....
 
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