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Author Topic: RPT Function in R.S. HTX-10  (Read 835 times)
N4KYW
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« on: March 16, 2008, 06:53:16 AM »

After #$@! years, it appears I still have more to learn about my Radio Shack HTX-10. For example, if I press the Fine Tuning knob, then the LCR (4) button, the letters 'RPT' appear on the display.
What does RPT do? I don't believe it's described in the owner manual.
Thx.
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W5FYI
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2008, 07:40:24 AM »

Doesn't mean "repeater?" It seems to me that an FM transceiver ought to be able to work the repeaters. Since you can program the amount of frequency shift in your radio, the RPT indicates that you have the radio set to repeater mode.

Years ago, when I was stationed on Okinawa, my military KA6 license did not allow me to talk directly with the Japanese. However, I could sometimes bring up the repeater in the Philippines and work the mainland Japanese that way. Before going to Okinawa, I used a converted CB in my car to talk everywhere from Seattle, WA, to Miami, FL, from my car here in central OK. Not too shabby for 10 watts FM.
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W5FYI
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2008, 07:51:18 AM »

Well, now that I've read the manual, split frequency operation is explained on page 24. So I can really say what RPT means.
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N4KYW
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2008, 07:51:34 AM »

It appears I can program the HTX-10 to the desired frequency offset regardless of whether the RPT function is turned on or off. So maybe as you implied, the RPT function is a way of turning the frequency offset on and off.
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W5RKL
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2008, 10:55:22 AM »

SPLIT and REPEATER are not the same. The difference
is, "SPLIT" operates on the "same" band and does
not require a physical "repeater" to work. However,
REPEATER operation requires a separate transmitter
and receiver to "repeat" the transmissions from
your transmitter to anyone listening on the repeaters
transmit frequency and vice versa. Not all repeaters
operate on the same band. Some operate 2 meters to
10 meters, 2 meters to 440, and most require a
sub-audible tone to gain access. Split doesn't
require a sub-audible tone to use.

Split is used a lot on HF by DX stations. This
occurs quite often on 40 meters. Many DX stations
are authorized to operate phone below the US
phone band segments. The DX station transmits
in the US non-phone segment and listen in the
US phone band segment. The US stations do just
the opposite.

73
Mike
W5KRL
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KB1IAI
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2008, 03:25:01 PM »

rpt is repeater offset. the htx 10 doesnt have tones however as they werent in common use when the radio was made. you can add them if you wish.
happy st paddys day

73 paul kb1iai
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