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Random Squeltching

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Dec 15, 2012
Hinckley, Ohio
Hello, well first off I want to apologize for this long question I have and it is going to be hard to follow.
The problem @ hand: When the 2 repeaters are patched together via radio, random squelch bursts occur, of which only one side hears and the other does not.
Hello I am on a Fire Department that uses two dispatch centers. When we are on are own frequency in the daytime with our own dispatchers there is not a single issue that occurs. At night time when we lose our dispatchers and turn over to a full time dispatch center the repeater is patched into the full time dispatch center’s repeater via radio. Some days no issues occur and other days we experience Random bursts of squelch that have no rhyme or reason of occurring.
We have had multiple technicians come and look into the issue with no resolution. We are both on a UHF platform. “Our” repeater is a Kenwood NXR-8102 and “Their” repeater is a Motorola of some model using a patch radio as a Motorola as well.
Has anyone ever had a similar situation happen?? Completely lost here.
Nov 7, 2013
First, are you sure your repeater is a NXR-8102? Kenwood makes a mobile unit that is a TK-8102 and a repeater NXR-810. But anyway, I can only assume you are using your Nexedge repeater in analog. Do you guys have Nexedge portable and mobile radios by any chance, just wondering. You say multiple technicians have came to look at it. Did the communications company who put the patch in come and look at it? Did these other "technicians" work for a reputable communications company as well? Are these repeater locations in the same county? I wonder if you can provide the frequencies of each repeater and the frequency for the link radio and if it is simplex or a duplex patch. Does the squelch happen randomly and not the result after a keyup? You can PM me if you don't want it public.

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