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VX-231 Receiver Save Mode Settings

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CharlieKe

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Can anyone explain the power saving "receiver save mode" settings for the VX-231 (and perhaps other models)? The settings are:

"ABS" and "1:1 / 1:1.5 / 1:2 / 1:2.5 / 1:3 / 1:3.5 / 1:4"

I understand that ABS is some algorithm based on receiver activity. What about the others? Do these represent receiver on/off times (ie: 1:1 might mean the receiver is off half the time), or something else? If that is correct, then which number is on and which is off? And what are the times for the on and off times? Are we talking seconds, milliseconds, or what? I suppose I could try to figure this out by testing, but hopefully someone here already knows.
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We usually go with ABS or 1:2.

it is basically how often the receiver wakes to listen for a signal. If I got that explanation right. 1:4 you may miss call or communication my be cut off on receive.
 

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So your understanding is that 1:1 would wake up more often and 1:4 would wake up less often, with the expected impact on battery life of course, right? I have been using 1:2 and receiving seems fine, and battery life is excellent.
 
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