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Author Topic: vx-170 yaesu, how to turn of the squelch?  (Read 5989 times)
LB5KE
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« on: July 26, 2013, 01:40:19 PM »

When i go in to menu 34 (RF SQL) i can turn the squelch OFF. However i can not
hear any FM noise. And it seems that i need a s2 signal to open up. Is there any way i can turn
the squelch completely off so i can get max sensitivity (and hear FM noise)?
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N5INP
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 02:26:20 PM »

When i go in to menu 34 (RF SQL) i can turn the squelch OFF. However i can not
hear any FM noise. And it seems that i need a s2 signal to open up. Is there any way i can turn
the squelch completely off so i can get max sensitivity (and hear FM noise)?

Does it have a Monitor button on the side? If you push it it's supposed to open up the RX squelch.
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N3HFS
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 02:35:43 PM »

RF Squelch is an added feature - the usual squelch is adjust in this manner, taken from the VX-170 user manual:

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To set the squelch, press the <F> key, followed by the MONI switch just below the PTT
switch on the left side of the transceiver.
Now rotate the DIAL (outer knob) to find the lowest setting (“LVL 1” through “LVL 15”) that will just si-
lence the background noise. Do not use a higher setting than necessary, or sensitivity to weak incoming signals
will be degraded.
Press the PTT switch momentarily when you’ve made the new setting; this will return you to normal operation (without having transmitted).
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LB5KE
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 03:12:34 PM »

RF Squelch is an added feature - the usual squelch is adjust in this manner, taken from the VX-170 user manual:

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To set the squelch, press the <F> key, followed by the MONI switch just below the PTT
switch on the left side of the transceiver.
Now rotate the DIAL (outer knob) to find the lowest setting (“LVL 1” through “LVL 15”) that will just si-
lence the background noise. Do not use a higher setting than necessary, or sensitivity to weak incoming signals
will be degraded.
Press the PTT switch momentarily when you’ve made the new setting; this will return you to normal operation (without having transmitted).

Thanks, thats it. I Thought RF Squelch was ordinary squelch.  Cheesy

@ N5INP, it doesen't have a monitor switch.

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N3HFS
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2013, 03:15:58 PM »

The VX-170 and its nearly-identical nephew the FT-270 are wonderful radios! 

I have both, and I don't have to worry about (me OR others) being gentle with them  Grin

Enjoy yours, es 73!
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N5INP
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2013, 03:27:42 PM »


@ N5INP, it doesen't have a monitor switch.


The Yaesu VX-170? Well the manual for the VX-170 it says it does, on page 5. That's where I got the info.  Huh
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N3HFS
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2013, 05:53:27 AM »

N5INP - many European models of HTs have a 1750Hz "tone burst" button near the PTT.  That's probably how the button we use as "monitor" is configured on his radio.
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LB5KE
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2013, 06:15:21 AM »


@ N5INP, it doesn't have a monitor switch.


The Yaesu VX-170? Well the manual for the VX-170 it says it does, on page 5. That's where I got the info.  Huh

You are absolutely right N5INP/N3HFS , the VX-170 has a monitor switch according to the manual. Mine delivers a 1750Hz tone. I found out that i can choose if the button should be a monitor button or a T-call in menu 27.

I have both the VX-170, 177 and FT-270. Great radios, very solid, waterproof, and good reports. The only thing i have been missing is a VOX function. Like in the US, it's not legal to use a cellular while driving without handsfree. So i am looking for a separate mic with built in VOX.

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