Repeater question

Discussion in 'On-Air Operations - Q&A' started by KO4LAC, Feb 18, 2021.

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  1. KO4LAC

    KO4LAC Ham Member QRZ Page

    New ham here so this may be a dumb question .....Anyway,I’m programming repeaters into my yaesu ft65 and most have a ctcss t-tone of 114.8hz. One repeater lists fm “carrier” for the tone. Does this mean to set squelch type to “off “when programming ? Thank y’all in advance for the help
  2. W0AQ

    W0AQ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I believe that means that no CTCSS tone is used for that repeater and that simply keying up on the input frequency is all that is needed.
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  3. AI3V

    AI3V Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, but there is no harm in transmitting a tone or dcs code if the receiver is carrier squelch. The receiver will simply ignore it.

  4. KO4LAC

    KO4LAC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you both for the reply !
  5. N3AB

    N3AB Subscriber QRZ Page

    Welcome to the hobby. "Carrier" means no tone is needed to access the repeater. Depending on the programming format for your radio, "off", "carrier", "none" are all basically the same. Have fun, and enjoy that new radio.

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