1. MTS2000des

    Repeater DO's and DON'Ts courtesy of K4BBL

    A local ham created this very informative video. The only thing I would add/emphasize is that amateur radio repeaters, while most are open for general amateur use, are in fact, private property of others. The owners may be a club, organization, government entity, or private individuals. In all...
  2. S

    Interferance between two Digital channels on different Time Slots

    Hi everyone, We have upgraded lately our repeater (SLR5500) from Analog to Digital and now we are on DMM mode and using two Digital channels on this repeater by using different time slots (1 & 2), but with the same color code. Now the users are complaining that sometimes an interference is...
  3. amoking

    Is rfinder down for others?

    I used it in August but I cannot access it today. Tried on Firefox, Edge and my phone's browser. Yes, I checked my firewalls. The web says there are no issues with their url. Trying to map repeaters along a route for an upcoming trip that I'll program via RT Systems. TM-V71A.
  4. FreeSpeechIW1776

    Wouxun Wouxun KG-UV9 Repeater Programming

    Hey everyone, I just bought a Wouxun KG-Uv9 ham radio. Does anyone have experience with programming it? I watched a few videos but can't figure out how to program a repeater into it. I'm trying to program a repeater using Repeater Book. If anyone knows how, can you walk me through a step by step...
  5. T

    DMR Analog Bridge

    We have a link system of about 4 repeaters in my area, I'm trying to find a way that I can link a DMR talk group to the link system. So if you talk into DMR TG 314267 it would come out into the link system and vice versa. I'm not looking to set up a whole repeater in my house, just a mobile...
  6. S

    How to add SLR5500 repeater to PRTG

    Hi Everybody! We are using SLR5500 repeaters, and we are looking for a way to add the SLR500 device to PRTG monitoring software. Does the SLR5500 repeater support SNMP protocol? and how it would be possible to achieve this task? Thank you!
  7. S

    How to monitor a conventional site (SLR5500 repeater) with RDAC software remotely

    Hello everybody! I've been testing the RDAC monitoring software with our SLR5500 repeater; connecting the repeater directly to my PC via the programming cable has no problems and I can add it (local mode) in the software and monitor it as expected, but I'm looking for a way to monitor it...
  8. D

    MCS2000 CPS Programming for Repeaters (PL/DPL Tones)

    I'm having trouble programming my MCS2000 for repeaters and could use some assistance. I have successfully programmed specific channels with no PL tones, and can transmit and receive clearly. However, when I try programming PL tones, I cannot hit the repeater, and cannot hear traffic from the...
  9. M

    UHF Mobile repeater setup

    Good afternoon, I work for a local FD in the middle TN area. Just as a little background we cover 620 Sq miles and have 5 tower sites on an analog UHF system (yes, we are behind). With that being said we have many radio dead spots where are portables will not get out. We have had some sites...
  10. T

    Comprehensive Repeater App?

    I am looking for an app (or website) that not only lists all repeaters in my area, but which ones have backup power (solar, propane, etc.). Also is there a resource that shows the repeaters reach? On one one of hoshnasi's youtube videos (famous ham youtuber), it shows the reach of a specific...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...