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redneckcellphone

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Been using the baofeng bf-f8 for a few days now at work and besides for the obvious dead spots where I can't hear anyone or have anyone hear me do to not having a repeater the radio was working great. Just now I was using it and I could see someone was transmitting ie my boss the speaker had no sound. Shortly after the radio worked and I heard someone else ask me if I copied.

I don't have another antenna to use right now to test it until I get home so other than testing that is there something else I can do to see why it's not working.

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Or, the boss was simply on another channel. It is possible supervisors use a different channel when they want to only communicate with other supervisors.
 

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When you set up the icom did you do it or was it issued to you. I like the CCTSS code answer. Just maybe, the icom was already programed with a code that you were unaware of and didn't transfer it to your other radio. I believe the F8+ has a code scanning feature that only works while there is a transmission being received, that will identify the correct code if there is one. Tell me about the BaoFeng F8+. Do you like the reversed LCD screen, is it readable? Sorry, is that the BF-F8 or the BF-F8+? The different models have my head spinning trying to keep them straight. I think I'm going to pick up an F8+. I liked the the good looks of the GT-3 (same internal parts) but decided to go with the BF+ because of the compatibility with the old Uv5 batteries. 73 good luck.
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Does the radio have a squelch knob or is it set in the menu? If it's in the menu, I'd try fiddling with it a little.
 

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if the other party is too close these receivers tend to overload and you get no audio. i find that at work when others are really close i receive nothing.
 

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Alert Tones

Does anyone know if the BF-F8+ will accept DTMF alert tones (similar to Fire Pager tones)? The literature is obviously woefully lacking in data like this...

Thanks...
 

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It will play them as audio, but isn't going to do anything else with them. You can send them with the keypad while the mic is keyed.
 
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