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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => The HAM Radio Board => Topic started by: Greekman on March 21, 2020, 01:58:06 PM

Title: Baofeng Tone and TX customization questions
Post by: Greekman on March 21, 2020, 01:58:06 PM
well.....
I have been having programming perplexions with my Baofeng

1.
While programming with Chirp I noticed the tone Squelch Feature. which is seperate from the usual tone which I programmed for repeater use 67 and 88.5 in the picture.
Also, what is cross-mode?

(https://img.aspr.gr/images/2020/03/21/9cf6d9e922dc8c061cd5144da0137097.png)

I found a source for the difference of, but I cannot understand the difference
https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/DevelopersToneModes

2. I ordered a triband Baofeng version, but what came did not seem to be triband (220Mhz).
The radio did not allow manually setting a frequency on the range

But since I sat down with Chirp I thought of tinkering the VHF range. I set the upper limit at 260 MHz and now it teansmits allright!
 
(https://img.aspr.gr/images/2020/03/21/dc7526ef71236bac65e91090500020a1.png)

What happened? Was the radio triband capable from the factory and was just not activated?
Or did i set it out of specs?

thanks beforehand, greekman