I am having this issue and cant seem to find a solution. I am running a Yaesu vx6r radio, I have had it for about 6 years. Today, I fired it up, as I had just built a 5 element 70cm yagi for satellite down links and what not. But I tried to key up a local repeater and well nothing. I made sure the the tone (103.5) was correct, and that the shift settings are correct. I put on my stock antenna, and still nothing (unusual as I can normal hit this repeater just fine)
So i went and put together my Icom, and got set up on two meters, it too could not hit a local two meter repeater. But i went to a simplex band, and I could listen and hear myself on both radios. But no repeaters.
I checked the tone, and shift points. they are all fine. anything else to look at? It seems like both radios are having this issue. I just got back into radio, could I be missing something?