[chirp_users] BTECH MURS-v1 "Service Settings" squelch thresholds

Bill Burgess burgess at alumni.stanford.edu
Mon Aug 23 08:13:21 PDT 2021


I wrote Baofeng as well as posting to this list.  They replied this morning:

> Bill
> 
> At this time squelch limits cannot be adjusted
> 
> Katy

So I guess that answers my question.  At the present time, the “Service Settings” in Chirp for the BTECH MURS-v1 would seem to be nonfunctional.  Oh well.

Cheers,
—Bill



> On Aug 22, 2021, at 10:26 PM, Bill Burgess <burgess at alumni.stanford.edu> wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> New subscriber here with a BTECH MURS-v1 question.
> 
> My application involves emergency neighborhood communications in a spread-out, semi-rural area.  Being able to drop squelch to the bare minimum would be helpful in order to get the best possible range.  Unfortunately, the default carrier squelch thresholds on this radio appear to be relatively high, even for Squelch #1.  At least that’s my subjective impression.
> 
> So I tried adjusting them with Chirp's Service Settings dialog.  My changes appeared to load onto the radio fine, and I offloaded them back to verify.  They came back as I had set them.
> 
> However, my changes seemed to make no difference to the radio’s actual carrier squelch behavior.  Even a threshold of 0, which I would have thought would defeat squelch altogether, made no perceptible change in squelch behavior when the corresponding squelch ID was selected.
> 
> This behavior is identical to that described in Bug #5333, and that was also a BTECH, though a UV-5X3 rather than a MURS-v1.
> 
> Thanks a bunch for any thoughts or suggestions!
> 
> Cheers,
> —Bill
> 



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