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Icom fr5000 & rlc1

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Aug 12, 2014
Prince George BC Canada
Having trouble have an Icom vhf repeater fr5000 hooked to an rlc1, issue is after sitting idle for 10-45 minutes
unit starts keying it self up kerchunking, this will continue until the controller is reset. Tried 3 different controllers and a different repeater same issue. watched the cor line from radio (active low) and seen a milisecond drop every time this happens cor line normally hi at 5.0vdc. have squelch set to 9 on repeater
witch corresponds to squelch open at .7 of a uv. have repeater rx on dummy load to prevent any stray rf from keying it up tx is also on a dummy load/watt meter.

kinda baffled??

thanks Warren Va7rc
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