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Author Topic: why Can't I access any local repeaters?  (Read 1116 times)
KJ6FCK
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« on: April 08, 2010, 01:31:45 PM »

I have a VHF puxing PX777 and have been trying to get on the insomniac net/ WIN net (147.210) for 7 days now. I have the proper offset, +0.600, but when I set the PL tone I can't hear anything. I have made contacts via simplex a bit farther away then where the repeater is so I know I can get out there to it. Is it my cheap radio or is there somthing I am doing wrong?
Thank you and 73's
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AA4PB
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010, 02:11:44 PM »

You probably need to set your Tx PL tone to match the repeater input tone requirement. The repeater may need a PL tone for access but does NOT output a PL tone so it won't open your receiver is you have your Rx PL tone turned on.
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KF6QEX
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010, 10:36:34 PM »

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the PL tone I can't hear anything.

At least on my Kenwood, when the Transmit Tone is active it displays PL.
When the receive Squelch Tone is active it displays CT.

Oh..and when you get on the repeater, say Hi to Angie Smiley

Dimitri


I also stumbled on this you might enjoy: http://www.hotsolder.com/articles/index.php?page=puxing-px-777-operation-notes


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WB2WIK
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2010, 02:29:46 PM »

I can get into it from here in the west San Fernando Valley, about 80 miles from the site on Sunset Ridge.

Make sure you're programming 77.0 Hz as the CTCSS tone and it's activated for your TRANSMITTER ("encode") and not your receiver ("decode").
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KJ6FCK
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2010, 05:46:48 PM »

Thanks for the info. I was setting my radio so it needed a PL tone to Rx, i set it so the PL is only on Tx and have been doing fine.
Thanks and 73's.
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