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Using Chirp to program Simplex

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suicideking

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I am fairly new to the hobby and got my license a few months ago.

I was able to figure out how to use the Chirp software to program my UV-5R and add lots of repeaters. However, I'm not sure how to use it to add a simplex frequency. I keyed in a few by hand, but last time I tried using 146.460 (what my group tends to use often) it wasn't working.

I tried copying one of my other entries (that I'm also not sure is correct) and tried entering it. Please look at the pic attached and let me know if it looks correct, or if something needs to be fixed.
 

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Kb2Jpd

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I am fairly new to the hobby and got my license a few months ago.



I was able to figure out how to use the Chirp software to program my UV-5R and add lots of repeaters. However, I'm not sure how to use it to add a simplex frequency. I keyed in a few by hand, but last time I tried using 146.460 (what my group tends to use often) it wasn't working.



I tried copying one of my other entries (that I'm also not sure is correct) and tried entering it. Please look at the pic attached and let me know if it looks correct, or if something needs to be fixed.


Hi from Adam Kb2Jpd.

Welcome to the hobby. Hope you have a great time

If you use tone or tone squelch on this simplex frequency , you might want to enable it. Everything else looks good.

Program the radio and then monitor yourself afterwards with a scanner or second radio.


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You may want to try setting your duplex setting to "none" rather then blank. I've attached a screen shot of how I've programmed a few of our simplex frequencies among many radios (several models of Baofengs as well as Motorola's) and they all communicate correctly.

HTH, Russ
 

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