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Baofeng UV-B5

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radioandy

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I hope someone here can help. I Just purchased at Baofeng UV-B5. Love it so far...The only problem I am having is that I've programmed a community repeater into it, and I can key the UV-B5 and hear it on the repeater, but unless I manually open the squelch on the side of the UV-B5 I cannot hear any received communication from the repeater on the UV-B5. Any suggestions? I have the CTC Codes correct.

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RX=461.55000 CTC=173.8 TX-466.55000 CTC=173.8 WIDE Band

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Thanks
Andy
 
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You might want to try either removing the RX CTCSS tone, or create another channel that is identical but without the RX CTCSS tone, and see if it makes a difference. Unless you have a geographic congestion problem where the RX CTCSS tone would be needed on your radio to block other transmitters on the same frequency, you might be able to use CSQ (carrier squelch) without any problem. (But keep the TX CTCSS tone, since the repeater will likely ignore you without it.)

Hope this helps,
 

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When did 461.55 and 466.55 move into the ham bands?
 

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Tried Settings

I tried what you suggested and left off the RX code. I still cannot hear anything coming from the repeater unless I hit the Monitor button on the side to open the squelch. I had this problem before with a talk-around channel, and changed something in the menu and it worked. But I cannot figure out what I did exactly before to allow it to pass thru.

Andy
 

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I tried what you suggested and left off the RX code. I still cannot hear anything coming from the repeater unless I hit the Monitor button on the side to open the squelch. I had this problem before with a talk-around channel, and changed something in the menu and it worked. But I cannot figure out what I did exactly before to allow it to pass thru.

Andy
If there is a setting that indicates a "talk-around" vs "repeated" channel, the radio might be introducing an improper offset, and might be "listening" to the wrong frequency internally. I'm not sure.

Also, depending on radio model, sometimes the "monitor" button will let you listen as an open-squelch on the repeater frequency, whereas other radio models, it listens on the repeater-input frequency. If you are close enough to hear other traffic on the input frequency, then I would begin to suspect an improper offset or something like it has happened during radio-programming.

It sounds like maybe the best solution would be to try again to find that menu-item you changed before and try chainging it again.

Hope this helps,
 
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