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Baofeng UV5R

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Nov 16, 2012
Just bought a new UV5R. Figured out the programming both manual or using the downloaded software. I was even able to figure out I needed the correct version of the software.

Now I'll admit an as much of a noob as there ever was when it comes to the programming of a radio. But the concepts are rocket science either..

In any case I have added a few channels of local repeaters, entered the TX & RX frequencies, the RX & TX CTCS values. Even named the channels with meaningful stuff...

But... I get no audio. I find it hard to believe there's absolutely no repeater traffic. Once in a while I hear some CW, but no voice. I can get voice audio if I tune(frequency mode) to a local EMS or Fire Dept dispatch, so I know the receive & the audio are working.

I've lowered the squelch to a setting of one. (zero gives me the background noise..), and tried setting all the CTCS values to OFF with the same results...

I'm kinda stumped.. Is there something beside the frequencies and CTCS values I need to update to make it work?

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