1. idaviss45

    Setting up CTCSS Tones on a PR400

    I recently purchased a Motorola PR400 (to use as a scanner for a local fire department) and I programmed frequencies as a conventional personalities. I'm able to hear them, but I would like to set up tones as the frequencies have them listed. Any guides to do so? Ps. I know its kinda confusing...
  2. A

    BC246T: CTCSS/DCS tones not decoding / Trunking not working

    Have an interesting issue with an old BC246T. The scanner does not seem to be able to decode any subaudible tones and will therefore not open squelch on transmissions when such tones are set. I've done a bunch of troubleshooting and confirmed it multiple times. I have several of these scanners...
  3. KK7KLG

    Leixen 898 problems with CTCSS

    A relative gave me a scanner and handheld and a Leixen 898. I successfully programed the handheld with repeaters nearby and their CTCSS codes using CHIRP. When I tried to program the Leixen radio, both Chirp and the radio say that the CTCSS codes are in correctly however it appears that they are...
  4. J

    SDS100: CTCSS Searching with the Uniden SDS100?

    Hi all, I just dropped $ 700 on a Uniden SDS100 and specifically bought it to be able to use Close Call function and also display the CTCSS. However, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make this come up in the display. I've tried to watch YouTube videos, but to no avail. Can someone...
  5. 3

    SDR# CTCSS / DCS Decoders: Not Working

    RTL2832U R860 V.3 SDR# V. I have downloaded both the CTCSS and DCS decoders, placed the .dll file in the SDR# Folder, and written the code into the .xml document, but neither one will work to decode. Any thoughts on how to get these working?
  6. dnadareski

    Wouxun Wouxun UV-9D Mate Radio is picking up lots of interference

    I just bought the Wouxun UV-9D Mate from BuyTwoWayRadios. It is a great radio, but it has some issues I noticed immediately. I have other Amateur Radios on 2 meter and 70cm and this is the only radio that breaks squelch with CTCSS Tone Squelch Set on several frequencies with data sounds. It...
  7. M

    Yaesu: Yaesu VX6 unstable CTCSS tones

    I have a Yaesu VX6 that I use for accessing some UHF repeaters and have noticed that the CTCSS tone is not stable, we mainly use 141.3Hz but when pressing the PTT the radio will sometimes send the correct tone but will also send 146.2 & 136.5 only seems to occur on UHF (if I select a lower tone...
  8. T

    SDR# Fixing the SDR# CTCSS plug-in

    This is a place holder for discussion on this topic. (if any) Issue: The SDR# CTCSS plug-in has stopped working in newer SDR# v1822ish versions. Cause: Smaller audio buffer SDR# now uses is too small to hold enough samples/cycles for frequencies between 67-254.1 Hz to detect the tones. Fix...
  9. HWG

    Analog scanning

    I have what I need to monitor the digital and DMR stuff. I also have a vintage piece just to have. Now, what I am looking to find is the last best analog scanner that was offered before the digital days. Some criteria: 300+ channels, AM, FM-wide, and FM-narrow, 25 MHz - 1300 MHz, CTCSS/DCS...
  10. amoking

    auto tone decode?

    Hi All, I am returning to the hobby and am more of a 2M/70cm listener than a talker. I often drive long stretches throughout the western states. Is there any new tech out there in the mobile units (Kenwood, ICOM) that allow for auto tone decode when a band scan hits a repeater? I have the...
  11. LtChuck

    SDS 100 questions... power and decoding

    Contemplating acquiring a SDS 100 and have a few questions. Will the unit power up upon power being supplied from the external power input. I currently have a RS Pro 106 that powers up and starts operating when dc power is applied from a switch on the vehicles power control center (for...
  12. R

    Need help with digital and CTCSS/DPL tones

    Hello! I am new to the radio community and am looking for some help. I just purchased a Baofeng UV-5R radio and had some questions about how to listen to some channels. I live in the Bentonville, Arkansas area, so any frequencies I refer to can be found on the website here. After playing with...
  13. D

    DPL to CTCSS??

    I'm an older callsign (KJ6FQD) that hasn't been active for a few years. I have some questions regarding digital to analog TX/RX.... PLEASE.... Any info, wisdom, or commentary is welcome and much appreciated. THANK YOU in advance. QUESTION 1: Can an 2M analog HH radio receive and transmit on a...
  14. T

    TYT TH7800 - CTCSS & DCS doesn't work if the TX power in above MID1

    Hi all, I'd like to share my experience with this tranceiver. Fisrt I wanted to have a cross band repeater for good price and it does the job nicely. I mainly using this tranceiver on UHF without any issues even if I think that the mic gain should be improved (you really have to talk close to...
  15. Z

    (Newbie) Uniden BCD325P2 Frequency Help (PL/CTCSS)

    Hey there community! I recently bought myself the scanner that's in the title, and after reading the manual and searching the internet, I am still clueless as to how to specifically program in a CTCSS (PL) type frequency. My local police department uses a frequency (143.08500 MHz) with a...
  16. A

    Frequency ctcss help please

    My company has a license and repeater for a frequency for our entire workplace. My question is we would like to have an additional channel for my department but someone told me if we add an additional channel with a ctcss code for tx and rx we would be able to communicate without interference...
  17. S

    Reverse Burst Squelch Tail Eliminator, Kenwood TK 7180 H

    Hello, I am needing some insight into the positive and negative phase of reverse burst. I am given privileges on a family members coordinated frequencies and this person uses reverse burst of 120 degrees. My Kenwood TK 7180 H has options of 180 degress + plus reverse burst, 120 degrees + plus...
  18. UnHumanReactions

    BC125AT CTCSS Squelch Tail Elimination

    I have a BC125AT and I have noticed when I program repeaters with the Rx CTCSS, it will mute the squelch tail, but not all the time. Sometimes it go multiple transmissions and it won't catch the reverse burst and will leave the squelch tail audible. And it does this with all repeaters using...
  19. A

    Ferritronics TU-100 Coded Squelch Test Unit

    Looking for a users manual. Ferritronics the company is long defunct so no help there. Is there anyone who will share a .pdf with me?
  20. T

    Need help with good frequencies for a security team!

    Hi, I am located in cass county, MO. I do church security and I am in need of some good frequencies to use. The main radio the team uses is the Baofeng BF-888s and I personally use the UV5R. We need something that will work well through brick walls and auditoriums and be legal, plus we need as...