Tone Vs. Tone Squelch

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Jul 26, 2008
Messages
1
Location
Southern Alberta
Hello everyone I'm very green to the radio hobby and I'm still studying but I'm stuck on when or what the difference is for tone vs. tone squelch and when would I set one up for tone squelch or for the tone.

If someone could please help me and clear this up for me that would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.

Truckingscanner
 
Last edited:

KC0QNB

Member
Joined
Nov 4, 2007
Messages
730
Location
Gothenburg, NE
For receive only you don't even need a tone of any kind, just listen, if there is other traffic on the frequency that you don't want to hear then use the tone squelch if you program a tone of 156.7 for example and enable the tone squelch you will ONLY hear transmissions with that tone on that frequency.
go here and read all about it after you understand the system then decide if you need a tone
 

W4KRR

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Apr 1, 2001
Messages
3,156
Location
Coconut Creek, FL
Hello everyone I'm very green to the radio hobby and I'm still studying but I'm stuck on when or what the difference is for tone vs. tone squelch and when would I set one up for tone squelch or for the tone.

If someone could please help me and clear this up for me that would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.

Truckingscanner
Sounds like you are referring to a ham transceiver as opposed to a scanner. In the case of my Yaesu ham radios, "tone" is used when you want to transmit a CTCSS tone in order to access a repeater. "Tone squelch" is used to transmit a CTCSS tone, as well as have the tone also used on the receive (repeater output) frequency as well.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top