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How To Adjust Squelch Tail on IC-FR4000

K5EAG

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Our Club just acquired an ICOM IC-FR400 Repeater and I am trying to customize it a bit. I have the programming software and cable already and have successfully updated the CW identifier by adding "/R" at the end of the CW ID.
Here are the things I am looking for:
1. How to adjust the Talk Time Setting for 3 minutes
2. How to adjust the length of the Squelch Tail at the end of a transmission
3. How to adjust the length of the time after the Squelch Tone

Thanks in advance!
73 Bill Miller K5EAG
 

merlin

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I don't know the software 'yet' but usually under general settings>timer options, this should have a CCtimer you can set.
That should solve #1
#2 is more up to the station transmitting, enabling STE reverses the phase of the tone and quiets the receiver before the transmitter unkeys. Option is going all digital.
#3 too vague to know specifically the time you are looking for.

Hey Bill, did you once have a service shop in city of industry?
73s
 

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#1 Common Setting > Common > RPT TOT

#2 Common Setting > Common > Hang ON

#3 Common Setting > Common > C. Tone during Hang ON. Think that is what you're asking. Turns on/off tone during squelch tail. Still uses Hang ON timer.
 

K5EAG

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I don't know the software 'yet' but usually under general settings>timer options, this should have a CCtimer you can set.
That should solve #1
#2 is more up to the station transmitting, enabling STE reverses the phase of the tone and quiets the receiver before the transmitter unkeys. Option is going all digital.
#3 too vague to know specifically the time you are looking for.

Hey Bill, did you once have a service shop in city of industry?
73s

Thanks Merlin for your reply and comments. Apparently this Icom FR4000 Repeater will only allow a DTMF tone or CWID at a time. It will not let me have both. I will check out your #2 comment later today and see if I can make any difference.
#3 issue has been fixed. At the end of each transmission, there is a brief 1 second pause before the Repeater drops out. That is fine, however, we would like a Courtesy Tone at the end of each transmission. When I add the DTMF setting, it cancels out the CWID feature.

Now to answer your question about a Service Shot in City of Industry, No, that was not me. I spent 27 years in the Navy and been to or through City of Industry a few times while travelling through that part of the state.
Thanks again for your help and comments. Should you happen to run across anything else helpful, please send it my way.....
73
Bill Miller - K5EAG
 

K5EAG

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#1 Common Setting > Common > RPT TOT

#2 Common Setting > Common > Hang ON

#3 Common Setting > Common > C. Tone during Hang ON. Think that is what you're asking. Turns on/off tone during squelch tail. Still uses Hang ON timer.
Thanks for your reply and comments. I will check on your suggestions later today and see what happens.,
73
 

K5EAG

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I don't know the software 'yet' but usually under general settings>timer options, this should have a CCtimer you can set.
That should solve #1
#2 is more up to the station transmitting, enabling STE reverses the phase of the tone and quiets the receiver before the transmitter unkeys. Option is going all digital.
#3 too vague to know specifically the time you are looking for.

Hey Bill, did you once have a service shop in city of industry?
73s

Hey Merlin, would it be possible to contact you directly? Can you send me an email so we could possibly exchange phone numbers?
My email address is: billmiller1@sbcglobal.net
73
 

merlin

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Thanks Merlin for your reply and comments. Apparently this Icom FR4000 Repeater will only allow a DTMF tone or CWID at a time. It will not let me have both. I will check out your #2 comment later today and see if I can make any difference.
#3 issue has been fixed. At the end of each transmission, there is a brief 1 second pause before the Repeater drops out. That is fine, however, we would like a Courtesy Tone at the end of each transmission. When I add the DTMF setting, it cancels out the CWID feature.

Now to answer your question about a Service Shot in City of Industry, No, that was not me. I spent 27 years in the Navy and been to or through City of Industry a few times while travelling through that part of the state.
Thanks again for your help and comments. Should you happen to run across anything else helpful, please send it my way.....
73
Bill Miller - K5EAG
Sounds a bit like an old repeater I helped build up for ham service. Seems the CWID sits dead until it activates and only robs the repeater at that time. Turns on TX if not already up and just inserts modulation. Using DTMF to bring up the repeater is a separate control configuration, but usually switches in autopatch.
No digital channel guard in those days, but no different.
Open repeater, just the carrier detect turns on the transmit, or private, channel guard controls that.
I see you need to scrutinize the control panel documentation.
I'l send an email, we can go from there.
73s
 
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