[chirp_users] UV-82 "Privacy coding (tones)"

Jim McCorison
Tue Apr 21 13:26:20 PDT 2015

If I understand what you are describing and what you are asking, you are misunderstanding what tones do. The purpose of tones is not to create privacy, but to allow a radio to ignore transmissions that are not meant for it. When you set a receive tone the radio will remain silent unless a transmitting radio sends that tone. With no tone set a receiving radio will receive all transmissions on its set frequency regardless of whatever tones may be transmitted.


Jim McCorison 
Orcas Island, WA

> On Apr 21, 2015, at 1:17 AM, Justin <700hpvette1 at cox.net> wrote:
> So I tried to setup a UHF simplex channel with CTCSS/DCS on one of my UV-82’s (well frankly any “privacy” type code/tone). No matter what combination I tried, my BF8-HP (listening to the same frequency but no codes programmed) picked up every transmission. Also, the UV-82 would receive anything I sent with the BF8. The most I could accomplish was the the UV-82 would receive only the carrier and wouldn’t produce any of the audio. Downloading the daily build changed nothing and I even copied the settings from a working repeater channel and just removed the offset and still nothing. Is there a bug? Am I an idiot? I was able to program all my repeaters just fine and the tones are obviously working or the repeaters wouldn’t! Does the software ignore tone settings if there is no repeater offsets? Im doubtful as the LCD displayed the changes? Surely someone besides me wants some simplex “privacy”?
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