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My GMRS Repeater in Ammo Can

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willgrah

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I just read the entire post again and I came up with a question. You said that you are running 35 watts into a 20 watt duplexer. Is that duplexer rated at 20 watts max input? Do you have a lower power setting on that Kenwood like 10 Watts. The lower power might help you problem without hurting you range. Just a thought!
 

Ryannew

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Wiring I'd o matic

I'm trying to build a repeater just like this could you help some with the way that you ended up wiring them to the I'd o matic controller thanks a lot to any one that could help pictures would be great
 

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Better place to get audio is the high side of the volume control unless you like poking around the radio with an o-scope. (One side should be at zero volts and the middle is the wiper). Use your own potentionmeter to set the voltage levels. I would reduce the power to less than 10 watts and put the controller into a metal enclosure by itself. The best way to check for desense is to put the reciever on carrier squelch mode and set the squelch to quiet the radio. Then key the transmitter. If the squelch opens, you found your problem.

Bob
 

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My understanding is that an auto CWID is not required on GMRS, if that helps.
 
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