[chirp_users] How to use the software

David weather at lightingunlimited.com
Wed May 13 17:50:03 PDT 2015


Yes its true many repeaters require the off set. I knew that, so that 
clears up those 2 columns freq and off set.
Now how about the others what do they do? If a radio system does not use 
a setting I do not see a way to turn that setting off in Chirp.

On 5/13/2015 6:42 PM, jerry hodgson wrote:
>
> to listen, you could just program the frequencies with no offset, to 
> use it on the facility's system, you will need to know things like PL 
> tones(some repeaters require a tone to open the repeater to reduce 
> accidental outside interference), frequency offset(repeaters receive 
> on one channel while transmitting on another, gotta have it) etc, but 
> if all you are doing is listening, the repeater broadcast freq 
> should(but may require more settings) be all you need. typically 
> either the chief site safety man or engineering head will have those 
> settings
>
> On May 13, 2015 7:07 PM, "David" <weather at lightingunlimited.com 
> <mailto:weather at lightingunlimited.com>> wrote:
>
>     Hello,
>     I downloaded and installed the software. I am able to access the radio
>     but I need help with all the column  headings.
>     What is
>     Tone mode, TSQL, DTCS, none and cross?
>     Tone
>     ToneSqu
>     DTCS Code
>     DTCS RX Code
>     DTCS Pol MN, RR, RN, NR
>     Cross Mode, tone->Tone, Tone->DTCS, DTCS->Tone, ->Tone, DTCS->,
>     DTCS->DTCS
>     Duplex none, -, +, split, off
>     Offset
>     Mode FM, NFM
>     Skip
>
>     If I just want to listen to a channel and not talk on it want
>     should the
>     above setting be set to?
>     If I want to use it for my RR job what do I set the above too? I know
>     the frequencys. What is type "BM" and mode "FMN" on radio
>     reference mean?
>
>     Thanks for your help.
>     David
>
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