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#1 pwindsor

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 04:28 PM

So I just discovered GMRS within the last 60 days and purchased my GMRS license about 30 days ago. I am trying to program my first radio via Chirp and am not sure I am doing it correctly. Can someone provide some guidence?

 

I am trying to connect to the Midwest GMRS using the Grundy 700 repeater. This is the info on the repeater from the MyGMRS website:

 

Network: Midwest GMRS

Type: Open System

Travel Tone: No

ORI: Yes

Range: 85 miles

Output: 462.700   97.4 Hz

Input:    462.700   97.4 Hz

 

Here is what I have on my radio (via chirp):

 

Frequency: 462.7000

Tone Mode: Tone

Tone: 94.7

ToneSql: <blank>

DTCS Code: <blank>

DTCS Rx Code: <blank>

DCS Pol: <blank>

Cross Mode: <blank>

Duplex: +

Offset: 5.0000

Mode: FM

Power: High

Skip: <blank>

 

Can anyone confirm I have done this correctly?

 



#2 WQXP640

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 05:56 PM

(1) I Would still ask permission or atleast acknowledge that you will be using the repeater, regardless of Open repeaters. State your callsign, and check in if anyone is available.

462.700 both TX/RX is in Simplex mode.
(2) Your output frequency should read 467.700!
(3) RX 467.700Mhz
(4) TX 462.700Mhz
Good Luck!

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:23 PM

(1) I Would still ask permission or atleast acknowledge that you will be using the repeater, regardless of Open repeaters. State your callsign, and check in if anyone is available.

462.700 both TX/RX is in Simplex mode.
(2) Your output frequency should read 467.700!
(3) RX 467.700Mhz
(4) TX 462.700Mhz
Good Luck!

 Thank you for your response, I noticed that and it was a typo, this is actually what it should have been:

 

Network: Midwest GMRS
Type: Open System
Travel Tone: No
ORI: Yes
Range: 85 miles
Output: 462.700   97.4 Hz
Input:    467.700   97.4 Hz
 
So I received some feedback and was told to set my radio as follows:
 
Frequency: 462.7000
Tone Mode: TSQL
Tone: <blank>
ToneSql: 97.4
DTCS Code: <blank>
DTCS Rx Code: <blank>
DCS Pol: <blank>
Cross Mode: <blank>
Duplex: +
Offset: 5.0000
Mode: FM
Power: High
Skip: <blank>

 

The individual posted that both Tone & ToneSql should be 97.4, but I can only set one of the values. Do  you know how to set both to 97.4? I am using chirp

 

Last question, how does one ask for permission to use the repeater and whom do I ask?



#4 WQXP640

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:27 PM

I don’t personally use chirp but remember that it is tone Squelch CTS I believe and leave everything else alone, unless you can adjust bandwidth.. Again I don’t have chirp, but if you dig here somewhere there is useful info there

#5 kipandlee

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 06:55 AM

set  Tone Mode: TSQL 
set Tone 97.4
set ToneSql: 97.4






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