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Posted: 1/25/2014 12:44:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 12:45:52 PM EDT by WS6_Keith]
I'm new to the hobby and have started listening to the local repeaters to pick up the lingo.  I have an older Radio Shack Pro-43 scanner that seems to work pretty well for listening.  I also have a Motorola CP-200 that has been programmed for a few of the local repeaters and while sometimes I can hear a full conversation on the scanner, the CP-200 audio will go on and off, but the receive LED stays on...almost like it's muting output or the signal is below the squelch level or something.

I do have the CPS software to adjust/program the radio, but I'm not sure if this is a setting or just limitations of the HT receiver or antenna compared to the scanner.


Link Posted: 1/25/2014 12:46:37 PM EDT
Dollars to donuts you have your receive squelch tone turned on.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 12:48:22 PM EDT
You are probably correct.  When I set up the channels, I set the squelch type to TPL and set the freq for both receive and transmit.  Should I set the receive to CSQ instead?
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 12:50:01 PM EDT
I am not sure the nomenclature on that radio but you want tx tone, no rx tone or tone squelch.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 12:51:13 PM EDT
Changed to CSQ from TPL on Receive and now it's doing what I expected...just like the scanner.  Thanks!

Damn you guys are good (and fast)!
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 1:54:01 PM EDT
Might want to check the Moto is set for wide band (25 kHz) and not narrow band (12.5 kHz).
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