Hello all, First time posing here. I just got an icom f-50. Is this radio able to beep when the ptt is pressed? and why does it take so long to open the mic when i press the ptt its like 3 sec then i can hear the transmission. we use a dpl repeater.
Yes you can have PTT beep in transmit with the following:
1- Press and hold Up Channel key and P3 together then power up. You will see on LCD Firmware version R1.1 sum462C, then just do simple step below:
NOTE: Always read your radio first and save file as in case you have a problem.
2 - Open your Icom CS F50 software Rev 2.1, on the Nav bar click on Model ,select PMR 5Tone/DTMF model menu.
3- Enter your RX TX frequency, in CTone enter your DTCS as you done in the LMR model menu.
4- In Zone 1 CH where you enter your RX TX and DTCS, move your mouse to the right where scanlist, you will see Log In/Off , select Log in. the last thing you need to do is in 5Tone Signaling where you see ID, just
select ID 1, then write to your radio, power off and back on.
5- Press PTT you will here the beep sound.
The other probem you have in delay because most Repeater they usuallt set TX delay( we called that a Squelch Tail) to let the other receiver know that the consersation is completely finished.
Now if that Repeater is connected to a Link, that was a reason more delay ususally takes about 3 sec. So you have to be aware of that.
Let me know if you need more Info
I hope this help