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Hi yall I have a very straight question. Programming repeaters on Bao HTs usually requires entering offset/dir entered into repeater output freq then PL into repeater input (467....) freq.

I now have BT 50X1 mobile. I have heard that the offset/dir is hard coded to +5 so I am assuming I don't have to do the offset thing any more.

1. Just need for sure answer on this plz

2. What if offset is not standard +5? Too bad so sad?

Thanks!

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OMG...My ignorance reigns supreme today. In REALLY reading the MANUAL it says in Red Type that Offset and Dir are UNUSED SETTINGS IN GMRS-50X1!

Apologies, disregard.

ps: if you get this stupid question just tell em to RTFM!!!

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As you have discovered:

Baofeng HTs, being primarily for Ham radio and repeaters, has to allow for both directional shifts and the different standard offsets for 2 meters and 70 cms, and even non-standard offsets.

GMRS repeater are always 5 MHz UP, so this is always pre-programmed into the software (on Part 95 certified GMRS radios).

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10 minutes ago, MichaelLAX said:

As you have discovered:

Baofeng HTs, being primarily for Ham radio and repeaters, has to allow for directional shift and the different standard offsets for 2 meters and 70 cms, and even non-standard offsets.

GMRS repeater are always 5 MHz UP, so this is always pre-programmed into the software (on Part 95 certified GMRS radios).

Yes Sir. But being OCD I had to prove it to myself so set my HT to the +5 of a Repeater Ch and PT the mobile...the HT squealed like a stuck pig!

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1 hour ago, Guest CyberinTexas said:

Hi yall I have a very straight question. Programming repeaters on Bao HTs usually requires entering offset/dir entered into repeater output freq then PL into repeater input (467....) freq.

I now have BT 50X1 mobile. I have heard that the offset/dir is hard coded to +5 so I am assuming I don't have to do the offset thing any more.

1. Just need for sure answer on this plz

2. What if offset is not standard +5? Too bad so sad?

Thanks!

The other consideration: everything beyond the hard coded 30 channels is RX only, so offsets aren't going to come into play for those because you can't tx anyway.

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38 minutes ago, Guest CyberinTexas said:

Yes Sir. But being OCD I had to prove it to myself so set my HT to the +5 of a Repeater Ch and PT the mobile...the HT squealed like a stuck pig!

If you keep your HT programmed to that frequency (with no tone), when using the repeater, if you can hear the other party transmitting through the repeater on both radios, then you can probably successfully transmit simplex to that GMRS repeater user, as well!

Remember that 50 watts simplex is only allowed by the FCC Rules for 462: 550, 575, 600, 625, 650, 675, 700 and 725!

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1 hour ago, MichaelLAX said:

If you keep your HT programmed to that frequency (with no tone), when using the repeater, if you can hear the other party transmitting through the repeater on both radios, then you can probably successfully transmit simplex to that GMRS repeater user, as well!

Remember that 50 watts simplex is only allowed by the FCC Rules for 462: 550, 575, 600, 625, 650, 675, 700 and 725!

Good point thanks for the tip. My little 5W HT has been very useful for learning the BT Mobile. Gonna keep that kiddo around LOL! The 462 is my primary anyway for now.

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