First of all a big thanks for everyone trying help me out. btw my 2 m is perfect. i use the N6NFI repeater all the time without any issues. Following the suggestions i tried the following - since 442.9000 has a delayed audio stream on their website , i tried transmitting and then monitored the audio stream. to my surprise i can hear myself , but it is really really feeble. so with this i can rule out the mis-configuration of PL tones etc., Folks , could this be a problem with my ft60 ?