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I have no problem triggering GB3LW, and after I release PTT I get the strong burst from the repeater confirming that it "heard me".
But if I use two radios, the receive-only one will only hear that burst, with default settings, not me talking. If I hold down "monitor" on it, or set the SQL down to lowest setting, then I hear myself loud and clear.
I have also made contact over this repeater, so it should not be a matter of me having misconfigured both radios.
The baofeng UV-5RE lights up green if receiving, and activates the speaker if the tone is present. My talking doesn't light it up on the other radio (because SQL / signal strength), but the post-talking burst does.
It should therefore not be "trigger audio frequency not received, so not activating speaker".
So my question is: Why is "my talking" not being repeated as strongly enough to activate radio, but the post-talking burst is?