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XPR VHF PL Tone issue

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KC4YIN

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Need some help with an XPR 4550 VHF programmed in the 2 meter ham band on repeater frequency 145.47 with an 88.5 PL on transmit and receive. The problem is the radio totally ignores the RECEIVE PL and behaves as if it was CSQ. I have a CDM 1250 programmed the same way on the same frequency and pl and it does not unmute unless it hears the 88.5 tone. Does anyone have any ideas why the XPR is ignoring the PL tone?
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DO you have a button programmed for Monitor? Do you have the sideways speaker icon on your display? do you have Off Hook PL programmed in the CPS? There are many things that can be causing this.
 

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Yep. That was it. Radio is programmed for mic clip must be grounded. It just dawned on me probably right as you posted this. Thanks. So for all those wondering, I had the radio programmed so that the mic clip had to be grounded and the mic hung up in the clip.
 
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The clip does not have to be grounded. The off hook window allows the radio to stay in decode mode when the mic is off hook. Radio will always be in decode, on or off. The grounding is done on the mic itself, the 4 tabs on the back make contact with the center hang up portion. Motorola did away with the mic clip to medal for grounding years ago. Also a check box that allows the radio to scan off hook.
 

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I was just having the exact same problem with a 6550 I recently acquired, I'm new to the Moto CPS and after reading this thread I realized there was a PL type feature associated with my scan list and it was disabled by default. After changing that setting the problem went away.
 
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