[chirp_users] CW ID Broadcast

Charley Bratton charley at bratton.net
Wed Dec 20 09:04:54 PST 2017


Hi Korey,

Here’s a possibility - The Beofeng’s have individual settings for CTCSS tones for transmit and receive.   You need to have the proper CT tone set under transmit in order to access the repeater.   If your repeater is transmitting a CTCSS tone only when its repeating a signal, but not when its sending its ID, then setting the Receive CTCSS on the HTs should keep the ident transmissions squelched.

- Charley
KE4QBW



> On Dec 20, 2017, at 11:44 AM, Korey Frazier <korey at bonitapark.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I work at a camp and conference center in southern New Mexico. We are remotely located and have poor cell coverage so we utilize radios to communicate around the camp. We have a repeater in our main office with an antenna on top of the building and a license to use the frequency that it broadcast at. For years we have bought our radios from a company that would program them and then mail them to us, ready to use out of the box. For a long time we were buying Kenwood TK-3200's and then we switched to some RCA radios because they were a little cheaper. 
> 
> Recently though we bought a pack of Baofeng BF-888S's on Amazon for WAY cheaper than the other radios we had been buying. The guy who set our repeater up programmed them using CHIRP and sent them to us with some basic instructions.
> 
> The only issue we have is that our repeater broadcasts our CW ID every 30 minutes and the new Baofeng radios pick it up every time. Our old Kenwood and RCA radios do not pick this up unless someone happens to be using their radio during the CW ID broadcast. Other than that though the Kenwood and RCA's never pick it up. 
> 
> If there is a way, we would like to change the programming on the Baofeng radios so that they do not hear the CW ID broadcast. Does anybody know how to make that happen?
> 
> Neither the Kenwood or RCA radios are supported by CHIRP so we can't see what the settings are on these radios. The cord that came with the Baofeng radios to connect to the computer also fits the Kenwood but not the RCA.
> 
> Also, I am completely new to radios and their programming. I am just trying to fix this one problem.
> 
> Thanks for any help
> 
> Korey
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