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Home Patrol 2 Squelch

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Maybe I'm imagining things, but it seems like since I "closed" the squelch a little more on my HP2, reception on a simulcast P25 phase 2 system has improved. Audio decode seems cleaner, fuller, more natural sounding, less distorted.

Does than mean that the squelch control affects digital signal as well as analog reception, and by tightening it up a bit I have eliminated several of the simultaneous sites and improved P25 reception?

Or I could just be crazy...
 

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Squelch settings will affect every signal regardless of mode. Setting the squelch higher will block weaker transmissions, so in theory it may block signals from distant sites reducing SDD. Uniden (Upman) recommends the opposite setting as in turning the squelch all the way down.

I don't have any Phase II but I tried these settings on my HP2 for Phase I and it just prevented it from continuing to scan.
 
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