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#1 wrea898



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Posted 17 February 2020 - 09:24 PM

I am an old salt HAM operator, but a newbie on GMRS. I am trying to program my radios and I have all the correct frequencies and Tones for the repeaters in my area, however I can hear then talking but I can't talk to anyone. I am programming the offset to 5k +/- also.  I tried Low Power 1 watt and High Power 8w and I get the same results. Can anyone assist?

#2 rodro123


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Posted 17 February 2020 - 10:38 PM

Please post the city and the repeater your trying to hit we will help you program it and what equipment are you useing model and manufacture of the radio. Thanks

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:14 AM

WREA898 is in Arecibo, PR.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:32 AM

WREA898 is in Arecibo, PR.

I didnt see the WREA898 repeater listed on the site, Double check that you are RX on 462.xxxx and TX on 467.xxxx, then double check your tones to make sure you are using the correct tones, especially DCS tones which can be "N"ormal or "I"nverted. Last, confirm both input and output tones are the same. Some repeaters run split tones to make it harder for unauthorized users to access the system.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 08:20 AM

I didnt see the WREA898 repeater listed on the site


The OP's call-sign is WREA898, not the repeater he is trying to contact.


As to the original problem. It sounds like you have already looked up the repeater listings for Arecibo on MyGMRS.  Are you hearing a squelch tail after you unkey?  If not, then I can only think of a couple of things: GMRS is always TX high (Rx + 5mHz), and it is possible the PL tones listed have changed.  You might try contacting someone on the repeater output frequency/simplex to see if they can help.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 06:30 PM

TX +5MHz.... not 5KHz. 

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