Error rate adjustment on digital Freq

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Tsch6373

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How do I adjust the error rate for a digital freq within a conventional system? I have the freq and NAC entered but sometimes the signal drops out (have no priority settings enabled) and I miss part of the transmission. This is on the 396XT. Changing the setting on the 'T' was much easier than on the XT. I have the audio set for digital (that's how I was able to enter the NAC - Thanks, UpMan!) but now the problem with the reception. Would cloudy weather account for the wide range of figures I see when I monitor the error rate? While I don't know where the repeater tower is located, the town I'm monitoring is within 3 miles of my location.
Thanks for any assistance you can provide.
 

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Apart from changing settings, the other thing to try is a better antenna. Digital is much more sensitive to distortion and dropping when you have a weak signal than analog

73 Mike
 

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Press the HOLD button while powering up the radio. You'll see the display color cycle, then go to Menu/Setting, P25 Adjust Level, and change from 50 to a 100-200 range to try to keep the decode more stable. Keep in mind the default is 50, you'll need to experiment to see what number works well for your system.
 

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I'm using an antenna tuned for UHF, also various others including RS 800. I haven't had much of a problem receiving this particular freq before but I had a 'T' going at the same time as this 'XT' and I noticed that when the drop-out ocurred on the XT, the T was still receiving the signal.

I will try adjusting the error rate per your instructions. Thank you both for your responses.
 
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