Okay I hae a 2m rig that can decode CTCSS tones..but if one is travelling around the country..it's not as easy to scan for nearby repeaters to talk with som e locals..at least not as easy as it used to be. Repeaters that use CTCSS seem closed. Do they not want me to check in and say howdy? Is there a setting on a radio that would recieve the tone, then TRANSMIT it back in order to use the repeater? OR do I have to carry a repeater guide with me everywhere?
If there is such a rig..can you let me know what it would be, and how to program it? OR do they all do that, but must be programmed to do firstname.lastname@example.org