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APX 7500 Issue?

JonL008

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I programmed a VHF P25 channel into my APX 7500 as a listen only. I can hear traffic on it fine, but after someone gets done transmitting I hear a series of beeping after the transmission. I this an issue with the radio or is it something with the programmed channel?
 

tyler3328

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What is the beeps you speak of? Could it be MDC signaling or similar? Best to post a audio clip of sounds
 

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That’s the CW call sign ID of the repeater. If the voice traffic you want to listen to is P25 digital then you need to slave it to digital only. My guess is that you have the receive in mixed analog/digital mode.

If it is an analog only frequency, make sure have PL receive enabled. Some repeaters will transmit the CW ID without PL. Some don’t so you might get that occasionally.
 

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Thank y’all for the help. It was set to mixed for some reason. Changed it and now I have no issues.
 

JonL008

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If you are unable to identify a morse code transmission then you should have no business programming radios. Pretty much all commercial repeaters transmit morse code id at regular intervals.
I have hardly any programming experience and was able to get CPS software from my agency to mess with and learn. Thanks for the advice though.
 

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If you are unable to identify a morse code transmission then you should have no business programming radios. Pretty much all commercial repeaters transmit morse code id at regular intervals.
You were just bullied by the radio police..don't forget If you get PTSD from it, you can sue :)
Feel free to PM me any time with programming questions, I can answer in a nice professional manor
 
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You were just bullied by the radio police..don't forget If you get PTSD from it, you can sue :)
Feel free to PM me any time with programming questions, I can answer in a nice professional manor
He wasn't bullied by the radio police. Without knowing the full scenario it's easy to assume someone is up to no good (often because they are.)

Now, knowing the OP has a legit reason to posses APX hardware and CPS there shouldn't be any suspicion.
 

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Not picking sides here or anything but one should know the how and why of a radio before they start programming them. Not saying Morse code is anything new but it's also not rocket science.

For future references, Per FCC rules and regulations a repeater must ID no more than every few minutes, the way they do this is...you guessed it...with Morse code.

EDIT: I have tried to edit a few times because I don't like the phrasing. You get the idea
 
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