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coastie57

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I have a Motorola XTS5000r for scanning the AAR channels for Railfanning....When scan stops on a channel for traffic it sometimes has an intermitant stop like a very quick squelch hit....Any suggestions for eliminating this?
 

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Have you tried adjusting the squelch setting? Does this happen on other radios/receivers? Just wondering if it might be on the radio system end. The railroad dispatch in my area has issues with static and squelch tails,but it's all on the radio system end.
 

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Do you have a priority channel set in your scan list? That would present as a 'very quick squelch hit', but would be regular, about every half-second or so when the radio lands on a non-priority channel during scan.
 

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I have a Motorola XTS5000r for scanning the AAR channels for Railfanning....When scan stops on a channel for traffic it sometimes has an intermitant stop like a very quick squelch hit....Any suggestions for eliminating this?
Depending on the frequency, it could be an inherent issue with the radio itself. XTS3000's and XTS5000's have known "birdie" frequencies caused by internally generated signals. Two of them are in the middle of the railroad band. I believe 160.800 and 161.070 are the culprits.

Someone might be able to put it in better terms than I.
 

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Depending on the frequency, it could be an inherent issue with the radio itself. XTS3000's and XTS5000's have known "birdie" frequencies caused by internally generated signals. Two of them are in the middle of the railroad band. I believe 160.800 and 161.070 are the culprits.

Someone might be able to put it in better terms than I.
That would explain the noise I picked up on 160.800 on my Baofeng when it was next to my UHF XTS3000.
 

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That would explain the noise I picked up on 160.800 on my Baofeng when it was next to my UHF XTS3000.
My XTS3000 has always been unusable on portions of the AAR Band because of it, particularly on 46/46 (160.800). And to say that I tested Motorola's statements on the problem is putting it lightly. 100km north of civilization in Northern Quebec a couple years ago I still couldn't avoid it. No hydro transmission lines, no cellular service, no other transmitters/transceivers.
 
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