[chirp_users] UV-5R / BF-F8+

Bob Burkett r.l.burkett at gmail.com
Sat Aug 1 20:10:20 PDT 2015


Jim
I am still having issues with programming my BF-F8+.
I am having trouble getting CTCSS to program and stay properly. Settings
are not staying as I program them.

I am trying to set the following:
Tone Mode = Tone
Tone = 141.3
Offset = 6.0000
Duplex = +
Any suggestions? Is there a special sequence in Chirp?

Thanks again!
~Bob
KF3BY
On Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 12:18 Bob Burkett <r.l.burkett at gmail.com> wrote:

> Jim,
>
> Thanks for you quick reply!
> That all makes sense once you explained it!
>
> Thanks again!
> ~Bob
> KF3BY
>
> On Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 12:03 PM, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 11:47 AM, Bob Burkett <r.l.burkett at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > I have a new BF-F8+ and I am having a problem I can't find an answer
>> for.
>> > When attempting to program in a repeater with a 5Mhz "+" offset, the
>> radio
>> > displays "+-"
>> > Any idea what I may be doing wrong?
>> >
>> > I need to program most of my channels with CTSS transmit onlytone and a
>> "+"
>> > offset.
>> > Any tips?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Bob
>> > KF3BY
>>
>> Bob,
>>
>> You are don't nothing wrong. That is the way the UV-5R and its many
>> variants work.
>>
>> These radios to not use shift direction (+ or -) or offset when
>> storing channels in MR (channel) mode. What these radios do is store
>> the RX frequency and TX frequency eliminating the need for these
>> settings.
>>
>> You have to remember that these radios are designed for commercial use
>> where the license shows the authorized frequencies.
>>
>> So whenever the programmed TX frequency is different from the
>> programmed RX frequency (repeater, odd-split, cross-band and TX
>> inhibited channels) the upper status display will indicate "+-".
>>
>> You can see that the channel is programmed properly by setting menu 21
>> (MDF-A) or menu 22 (MDF-B) to FREQ and then select that display.
>> Select the repeater channel that you want to check. You should see the
>> RX frequency in the selected display. Now tap the [*SCAN] key to put
>> the radio into "reverse" mode. The selected display will change to the
>> TX frequency. Tap the [*SCAN] again to exit "reverse" mode.
>>
>> Menu 25 (SFT-D) and menu 26 (OFFSET) only have a purpose and only
>> function in VFO (frequency) mode. See the "Reference for UV-5R Menus"
>> for details which modes and when each menu functions.
>>
>> http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_MenuDef.php
>>
>> Jim KC9HI
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