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Old 09-22-2011, 12:13 AM
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I just looked at the manual for the VX-6 and there are two squelches as I suspected. -

Menu 50 is the RF SQL
Menu 59 is the SQL.

That RF SQL does exactly what you describe when you set it. It won't open the sound until it reaches a certain S level so if there is noise (or audio) under that level you have set (but above S0), you'll see the busy indicator, but hear no audio.

The SQL is the more normal squelch that you'll hear the noise when you drop below that level. Keep in mind though that the highest of the two squelches will always over ride the other. The RF SQL usually isn't needed unless you have a lot of "noise" around you and you constantly get little spikes of sound that break the normal squelch.

I hope that helps.
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