Is it possible to program a receive tone on a Kenwood TM-V71A, and if so, how is it done?
I initially thought I had my answer when I came across Kenwood TH-D72A: what's the difference between Tone and CTCSS? . It appeared that I just needed to use the
CTCSS option instead of the
Regarding CTCSS, the manual says:
You may sometimes want to hear calls only from specific persons. The Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (CTCSS) allows you to ignore (not hear) unwanted calls from other persons who are using the same frequency. To do so, select the same CTCSS tone as selected by the other persons in your group. A CTCSS tone is subaudible and is selectable from among 42 tone frequencies.
When you are called: The transceiver squelch opens only when the selected CTCSS tone is received.
However, after additional testing, selecting
CTCSS doesn't seem to be working as described. I'm trying this on our club repeater, and using a receive tone was specifically recommended to me by the person who runs it, who indicated that it uses the same tone in both directions. Using the radio's tone scan function seems to confirm that the repeater is transmitting the expected tone. But when listening to a conversation on the repeater, and cycling through the tone options, the squelch doesn't open when using
CTCSS--only when using the basic
What else could I be missing here?