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Baofeng UV-5B Transmit Problem

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pinballwiz86

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My Baofeng UV-5B has a transmit problem. A couple of hams have told me that they hear a weird when I transmit. They say it sounds like an European repeater tone. I have no idea what it could be.

I went ahead and deleted the memory for the repeater and plugged it in fresh. I checked all connections and topped off the battery. The noise is still heard on transmit ONLY.


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If it isn't the idiot tone (roger beep) it could be ANI or PTT ID.
The only thing I know of that could be called "European repeater tone" is the 1750 Hz burst tone.
I don't know how that works on the UV-5B but most other cheap chinese hand helds you can only activate it by pushing another key after you push the PTT key, similar to sending manual DTMF tones.
On the UV-5R and clones the A/B and BAND keys send the 1750 Hz burst tone.
 

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If it isn't the idiot tone (roger beep) it could be ANI or PTT ID.
The only thing I know of that could be called "European repeater tone" is the 1750 Hz burst tone.
I don't know how that works on the UV-5B but most other cheap chinese hand helds you can only activate it by pushing another key after you push the PTT key, similar to sending manual DTMF tones.
On the UV-5R and clones the A/B and BAND keys send the 1750 Hz burst tone.
Thanks for all the great ideas. I checked ANI/PTT ID and they were both turned to off. Roger beep was turned off. That's why I decided to post here. I am stumped! lol.

I still have no idea why it's making a low level noise when I talk. Thanks for the tips though.
 

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Is it a single tone or a low level continuous sound while transmitting? Could it be you have the PL turned on? Or the low "rumble" of DPL?
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It lasts for ~10 seconds and is a very low level noise. Yes I have a 88.5 PL tone set for access to a repeater. That noise should be inaudible though?
 
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