[chirp_users] Tuning step roadblock

Don 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
> 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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