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APX 6000 RX issue

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WQOQ867

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I have a Motorola APX 6000 VHF, fully tagged and legit, in some areas Im having issues getting clear audio. It picks up the transmission but garbles it with static to the point you can't understand it. It is a conventional analog system. Within 2 miles of the repeater and all other radios work just fine in this area both transmit and receive. This is a county public safety system and no other users are reporting issues. Its right at a station so theres always radio users on there radios daily here.

Outside this area the radio works fine with no issues.

Is there something in CPS I should be looking at? I have squelch at a 10.

Any recommendations to fix it?
 

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I have a Motorola APX 6000 VHF, fully tagged and legit, in some areas Im having issues getting clear audio. It picks up the transmission but garbles it with static to the point you can't understand it. It is a conventional analog system. Within 2 miles of the repeater and all other radios work just fine in this area both transmit and receive. This is a county public safety system and no other users are reporting issues. Its right at a station so theres always radio users on there radios daily here.

Outside this area the radio works fine with no issues.

Is there something in CPS I should be looking at? I have squelch at a 10.

Any recommendations to fix it?
For starters back the squelch down to a more reasonable lower level. You're looking for the point where squelch just closes plus a point or two (i.e. if squelch closes at 2, set the radio for 3 or 4).

You might have to fiddle with the settings a bit to get it just right, but I've never had an issue with setting squelch a point or two above where it just closes.

Also make sure the radio has been properly aligned.
 
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