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MCS 2000 Programming Issues

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I am trying to program a Motorola MCS 2000 for narrow band however, CPS will not allow me to select the setting. When I select the box, 25.0KHZ is selected in blue. When I try to select any other selection it will not allow me to select it. I attached pictures to explain what I am talking about.
 
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It's been a while since I programmed one of those, but try this:

Set the "Transmit Deviation" to 2.5KHz. That is what I recall worked back when I narrow banded ours.
 

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Well I finally had a chance to mess with it. I changed it and upon changing the transmit deviation it automatically changed everything to these settings. Although upon changing the settings, the receive audio of the radio still sounds like it is in wide band. Any suggestions?




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You might consider turning on the "reverse burst, turn off code" by checking the box. What this does is fast mute a receiver if it is set for tone squelch. Other users and repeaters won't hear that short squelch noise after you let go of the PTT button. It makes a much better sounding signal if the receivers are tone squelched.
 

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Re the first picture, for anyone looking at a similar screen, the greyed out boxes would indicate the personality has been set to RX ONLY.

If you want narrowband RX only, you must uncheck RX only, then set the 2.5 TX deviation, then recheck RX only to lock the setting in.

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