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I am having trouble programming my radios to work properly. 

I have a list of repeaters that I can access, now, I have the PL codes, for both in and out, and the offset.  When I program the radios following the information that I have, I cannot hear audio when I am receiving.  The LED lights up, but I hear nothing.  I am not even sure I am transmitting, even though the transmit LED lights up.  What I want to know, is there default Tone, Tone Squelch, DTCS RX, and DTCS RX Code.  These are all fields in CHIRP, and that information is not included with the repeater info I have.

 

I have left them in their default options, but that doesn't help much. Not sure what I should do.  Any ideas, anyone?

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I have a total of 5 radios.  Two of them have been programmed on a couple of channels to access repeaters.  On the channels that haven't been altered, trasmitting and receiving is fine. The remaing 3 radios work fine as well.  I am pretty certain I am doing something wrong during the programming process.

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Well looking in to the programming, and I would really appreciate some answers.  Perhaps I am over thinking it. I don't know. 

 

I have 5 radios, BaoFeng UV-82. 

The repeaters I would wish to access, have PL codes of 114.8 and 127.3, which have been put in the appropriate fields, along with the Offset.  Now, in CHIRP, there are also fields for Tone Mode, DTCS Code, DTCS Rx Code, DTCS Pol, and Cross Mode. By default CHIRP has the DTCS Code, and the DTCS Rx Code as 023. Cross Mode is "None" and Tone Mode is "None".  Now, since I have the DP/PL codes for each repeater, should the "Tone Mode" be set to DTCS?.  None of this information is present in the repeater information that I have been given.  So, since it is not there, can I assume that the defaults will suffice?  Or do I need to have all of that information?  There is also the possibility that I may be out of range of the repeaters in question, so that also may be why I am not reaching them.  So, I will keep fiddling with this as I wait for answers.   Thanks in advance to any information.

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I have the same radio. I too had issues such as yours. Solution. Turn off the PL or DPL on RX. Not all repeaters choose to transmit a PL/DPL. Needing one to get in is almost a given. However, the outputs do not always repeat the tone. To make matters worse, most repeater listings are not kept up to date. So even though it says it is supposed to be TXing a tone, it may not. Radio is fine. You just have to go check repeaters in VFO mode manually to verify weather or not they are indeed TXing the tone before adding it to Channel mode.

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