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Heathkit HW-2036

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by KG6OPR, Jul 10, 2003.

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  1. KG6OPR

    KG6OPR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Greetings Again Brain Trust,
    I have a Heathkit HW-2036 2mtr mobile.I have the book on it and I need to set the PL on it. I don't have a freq. counter to do this. Any ideas?
                                     Thanks 73, KG6OPR [​IMG]
  2. WA2ZDY

    WA2ZDY Guest

    Ummmmmm . . . to the best of my recollection, the HW2036 did not have a CTCSS encoder.

    If I'm wrong, I'll stand corrected.
  3. W5ALT

    W5ALT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think in this case PL refers to "phase lock", not tones. I remember setting that on my 2036 many moons ago, seems like it was a simple adjustment that kept the PLL locked. Sorry I can't remember more, but it was described quite well in the manual.

  4. KG6OPR

    KG6OPR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks to all.
    After a few hours of playing with it I got the PL tones up and running. And Thanks go out to Walt, W5ALT for all his input. One thing about it Heathkits Mic's are just plain ugly.
                          73 Harry KG6OPR [​IMG]
  5. W9GB

    W9GB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Harry -

    "PL" - Private Line [Motorola trademark for CTCSS]

    PL is not the same as "TouchTone" [Western Electric/AT&T trademark]

    "PLL" - Phase Lock Loop

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