[chirp_users] Tuning step roadblock

Milton Hywatt mhywattt at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 8 13:39:29 PST 2013

There is one Chinese radio capable of decoding and encoding
DTMF/2Tone/5Tone. I don't recall if Chirp has the ability to
add and manipulate Optional Signaling but the OEM software
certainly does. You can also sleep and awaken the radio
remotely with 5Tone signaling. The radio is a dual band 50/40
watt mobile rig called the Anytone AT-5888UV which Chirp 
does support. But again, I couldn't say for sure if Chirp supports
Optional Signaling with the AT-5888UV, I'm not around either
radio at the moment to look around. 

 From: ddubois <woody2 at questiongravity.com>
To: Discussion of CHIRP <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> 
Sent: Sunday, December 8, 2013 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Tuning step roadblock

I haven't done any side-by-side tests between the UV-5B and the IC-F14 
yet, but not being able to decode a 2-tone page signal is a big strike 
against the Baofeng right out of the gate. The F14 drives me a bit crazy 
not having a display, so you don't know which channel you're hearing 
during scan mode... so I was really wanting the Baofeng to have the same 
functionality and more. Bummer.

Thanks to all involved in creating and maintaining CHIRP... I had a 
remarkably short learning curve, esp. since Jim was so fast to reply to 
my bug.


On 12/8/2013 2:33 PM, Jim Unroe wrote:

> Doug,
> CHIRP will program a great number of brands and models of radios. Each 
> type or radio (or family of radios) needs a specific driver that 
> matches up to that radio's capabilities. CHIRP cannot make a radio do 
> something that is isn't capable of doing. In this case, the UV-B5 (or 
> any of the Chinese radios that I am familiar with) are not capable of 
> decoding a 2-tone page signal. So you won't see that functionality for 
> the UV-B5 in CHIRP.
> You will only be able to use a CTCSS tone or a DTCS code for selective 
> squelch operations. But be careful setting up a receive tone or code. 
> If you don't know how to do it properly, your settings could wind up 
> programming a channel that will never hear anything. Having no Rx 
> CTCSS tone or Rx DTCS code always work (but you may hear other station 
> on the channel that you may not want to).
> Jim KC9HI

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