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CHIRP screenshotI play airsoft here in Quebec Canada, and I have 2 Baofeng BF-888s that I got a few years back. Now people are mostly using UV-5Rs. I used CHIRP to program my radio to the same frequency used by the field so that everyone can talk but even with the right frequency something is wrong. On some channels I can talk but I can't hear on any of the channels. I guess it's something else that is different but I can't seem to find what.

The channel that are used are 1 to 5, the others are the default ones from the factory that I don't use, I only needed 5 channels.

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    $\begingroup$ Salut Marc-André, et bienvenue à ham.stackexchange.com! We could help you if you give much more information. Would you please edit your question to include a screenshot of CHIRP with the BF-888 channels? $\endgroup$
    – rclocher3
    Jul 12 at 16:25
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    $\begingroup$ sorry, not used to that kind of forum, there, edit done. $\endgroup$ Jul 14 at 3:05
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    $\begingroup$ I see your channels use tone squelch. Is the tone frequency set correctly? $\endgroup$
    – Duston
    Jul 14 at 13:26
  • $\begingroup$ probably not, i dont know what the uv-5r use with the same frequency, for those using it since they can just enter the frequency on the num pad on the radio unlike me who have to use a pc $\endgroup$ Jul 14 at 20:53
  • $\begingroup$ Tone squelch is CTCSS. You can change the frequency by a menu setting without a PC, or you can use CHIRP. $\endgroup$
    – rclocher3
    Jul 15 at 13:43
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You might try changing the Tone Mode from TSQL to just Tone.

TSQL mode does two things:

  1. sends a tone on transmit
  2. requires a tone on receive to break your radio's squelch

Tone mode only does one thing: send a tone on transmit.

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    $\begingroup$ i will have to try that, sadly i am not playing before a few week so will be hard to try but thanks $\endgroup$ Jul 15 at 21:50

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