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  1. SignalEmitter5000

    Callsign IDing on local 2m / 70cm repeaters

    I brought something up with my local repeater friends earlier today and I told them I’d come on here and get some answers. The topic of the discussion was IDing on local repeaters and if IDing your callsign via CW was fine. Repeaters seem to have the choice of IDing either by CW or phonetically...
  2. 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...
  3. E

    Interference Sound on UHF Freq

    If this thread better belongs somewhere better, moderators feel free- I'm listening to a local business on one my of my Motorola P25 handhelds but I've cross tested this frequency on a few of my other radios that include Kenwood and the same thing happens where, ever so often, an interference...
  4. FoxMcCloud

    Want to set up a GMRS repeater

    I hold a GMRS license and I want to set up a repeater for chatting with some friends and family. Using only mobile radios at 4 watts, we can no longer hear each other after about 2 miles or so. I would like to set up rather cheap repeater to extend such chatter, doesn't need to be too special...
  5. E

    Sweeping Sound on Scanner Listening to Local Police Dispatch

    I've been monitoring my local police dispatch frequency for my city which is obviously on a repeater. Each time someone talks, whether it be a dispatcher on a base station or a police officer on their mobile/handheld, there is this constant "sweeping" like sound. Like the sound a broom would...
  6. James_Bond_007

    Kenwood TK-8180 as a link radio connected to a TKR850

    Hi, is there a way to connect a TK8180 accy port to a TKR850 accy port to enable the 8180 to be used as an aux link radio without the use of an external repeater controller? IE: is their a way to enable half duplex on link radio full duplex on repeater? we want to link two GMRS repeaters...
  7. Motoballa

    BridgeCom is doing 2m Repeater Package Giveaway

    From their website: Complete 2m Repeater Package Giveaway (Over $5000) By BridgeCom System Complete 2m BCR Repeater Package Giveaway (Over $5000) By BridgeCom Systems Everything you need to build a 2m repeater system. BCR-50V Repeater $1195 BCR programming kit $75 BCD-144250 Duplexer $1395...
  8. L

    Nexedge Coverage (Simulcast)

    Are current radio system is a Kenwood Nexedge system with a NXR-710 as a main repeater and 5 NXR-710 voter sites deployed throughout our service area. Overall the radio system works great and has excellent portable coverage. I am currently experiencing in a new area of town were portable...
  9. D

    Halfway between repeaters, mystery distortion?

    A mystery I need help with... Details & background: I'm a volunteer firefighter/EMT and wear a pager (receiver) on my hip tuned to a VHF frequency (150MHz). In my basement I'm getting terrible reception on that pager, so I threw up a 4 foot tall Diamond VHF omnidirectional antenna (Diamond...
  10. marksroberson

    ID-O-Matic 4 Linking Help

    Alright, things have started to settle down here after Hurricane Matthew (at least in my area) and I am getting back to a project I had. I have a repeater that I am testing around with. Its not much really, its just a CDM750 for VHF RX and a Maxtrac for VHF TX (Low Power) all being done through...
  11. K

    Motorola Quantar Question

    Hello everyone, I am looking to buy a Motorola Quantar Repeater and I found a possible candidate, but I need to make sure it is the correct band and power output I am looking for. Here are the pictures of it: Picture 1 - Back of repeater label Picture 2 - Front of the repeater Picture 3 -...
  12. H

    Repeater locations database

    Hi, Not sure if I am on the correct forum. I would like to download a list of texas repeaters that I can upload into my garmin gps for future reference. Does anyone know if there is such a list.?
  13. S

    Make repeater from CM300?

    I have a pair of Motorola CM300s. (VHF) I would like to join them together to make a repeater. Where do I start? I have a duplex repeater cable, programming software and programming cable. Not sure what programming I need to do to make this work. Not sure duplex is the right cable. I want to...
  14. S

    Repeater/Antenna help

    I work in a small music recital hall with 18-inch thick concrete walls. We use Kenwood TK-2400V4P radios which aren't able to cut through the concrete, so I picked up a Kenwood TKR-750 repeater. I was able to get it programmed to work with our radios, but as I'm new to this area, I had...
  15. K

    Standard C790L Information

    I was given a Standard C790L radio. I don't know much about it and there hasn't been much turned up on my Google searches. Hopefully someone on here can help fill in some of the holes in my understanding. First off, I know it is a commercial UHF radio. I read one ham's website that a simple...
  16. F

    Talk Around / Simplex on Capacity Plus Single Repeater System

    I am getting mixed messages regarding the ability to use talkaround with our repeater / system setup. Motorola says no, users say yes.... is it possible to enable talkaround using a capacity plus trunked system? we have a simple set up with a single repeater if possible - use a button or...
  17. J

    Motorola DMR Programming question/s...

    I've been trying to figure this out and obviously I'm stumped because I'm here asking for a little bit of insight.... I've got several radios all programed and working on my licensed frequencies using my licensed copy of the CPS. Just getting that out of the way. So before I added a repeater to...
  18. D

    SKYWARN frequencies for North Carolina

    I've been looking around for frequencies that SKYWARN spotters use in Western North Carolina, specifically in the Charlotte area. I used to hear lots of traffic on 145.350 or around there, but lately I haven't heard anything. I've tried different repeaters in the area to see if they were used...
  19. T

    VRS-EP tranceiver Issues

    Good evening, thank you to all in advance for your assistance in this matter. I had ordered a VRS-EP (P2017A and P2017B) UHF repeater from someone on ebay, opened it up and discovered no transceiver on the YLE4009B board. So, I get my money back, order another and sure enough....no transceiver...
  20. zacabo

    ID-O-Matic IV and MCS2000

    I'm trying to build a repeater out of two VHF MCS2000 radios using the Id-o-Matic IV. I know the MCS doesn't have a COS so I'm using the stereo mute instead. I tried to follow the setup I had for my UHF cdm's. I'm able to key the repeater key up but there is no audio coming through. Tonight I...
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