[chirp_users] Tuning step roadblock
kb5kwv at qsl.net
Sun Dec 8 16:57:03 PST 2013
The only Chinese talkie that I know does 2 tone decode like the fire
department page, is the
TYT model TH-UVF1 like this one.
I don't have any thing in this web site, other then I have bought
several radios from here.
On 12/8/2013 2:33 PM, Jim Unroe wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 3:05 PM, ddubois <woody2 at questiongravity.com
> <mailto:woody2 at questiongravity.com>> wrote:
> Thanks Jim, that did the trick. I did figure out what "tuning
> step" meant around 3am, but didn't want to write back and admit
> that I was still up and obsessing over it :) I'm glad I went to bed.
> I have all my channels configured now, except for the "page"
> channel on the Icom that I wish to emulate in the Baofeng. In the
> Icom, the channel is muted until it receives a 2-tone page signal.
> I can see how it is set up in the Icom CS-F14 program, but I'm not
> finding any functionality like that in CHIRP. When I click on
> "Settings" in CHIRP, I only get a blank field. Can I do this in
> CHIRP? I see nothing in the wiki about functions like this.
> And, perhaps similarly, in CS-F14 under Common>Set Mode there is a
> squelch value variable that has been set to 125. Is that something
> I need to set in the UV-B5?
> Thanks much! 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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