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#1 Glider

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 04:38 PM

Is there a way to confirm that your signal is reaching a repeater without someone replying to you ?  Not sure I have everything programed and set correctly but also not sure this repeater is even still active.



#2 marcspaz

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 06:54 PM

Almost all repeaters have a tail delay, meaning that after you stop transmitting, the repeater transmits for a second or so after you un-key.

 

So, say something like "This is WQYV590, testing."  When you un-key, listen for the transmit tail.



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Posted 18 April 2019 - 08:03 PM

Thank you for the help.



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 06:22 AM

another way to check is to use a scanner, or another radio (Even a bubble pack radio could work) and listen on the RX side to see if your voice is re-transmitted.



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 07:52 AM

Thanks for all the info. Thinking maybe this repeater is no longer in service :(



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Posted 20 April 2019 - 01:40 AM

Thanks for all the info. Thinking maybe this repeater is no longer in service :(

It's not super-uncommon, unfortunately.

 

There's one that I'd love to use adjacent to the local university, but the owner's not logged in here in five years, and his license has lapsed.  D:

 

It's still listed in the database here, though, but the comments make it abundantly clear that it's an ex-repeater.






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