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Should SDS200 be able to pick up CTCSS/DCS coded transmission?

Greg43545

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I have programmed GMRS and FRS freqs. into my SDS200.

Last night, I was practicing on GXT1000s setting up a ' Privacy Code ' using both CTCSS and DCS codes.

After I set one up with a code and left the other without, I transmitted a test, and the one without the code was not able to receive the transmission. I then set the second one up with the code and both were able to receive each other's transmission.

For ' $hits & giggles ' I turned on my SDS200 and activated the GMRS and FRS favorite lists.

When I transmitted with both CTCSS and DCS codes the 200 received the broadcasts of my test messages.

Had the 1000's not responded properly when the codes were set I would have thought maybe I had done something incorrectly, but it appears not to be the case.

Are the SDS200's supposed to be able to do this even though the CTCSS and/or DCS codes have been applied?
 

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You might get better responses in the Uniden forum rather than the GMRS forum. Just click on report in the lower left and ask for it to be moved.
 
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Are the SDS200's supposed to be able to do this even though the CTCSS and/or DCS codes have been applied?
Yes. The codes are used to exclude radios with a different code on the same frequency.

The SDS is picking it up because no code is entered.

If you entered a code other than the one used by the radios, you wouldn't hear the transmitting radio.

 

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Yes. The codes are used to exclude radios with a different code on the same frequency.

The SDS is picking it up because no code is entered.

If you entered a code other than the one used by the radios, you wouldn't hear the transmitting radio.

So, in other words, the Privacy Code is NOT to keep others from hearing MY transmission, it is to keep ME from hearing OTHER radio's transmissions?
 
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the Privacy Code is NOT to keep others from hearing MY transmission, it is to keep ME from hearing OTHER radio's transmissions?
It's to allow users with the same code to hear each other.

There's an excellent example of how it's used in the link I posted.
 
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