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The Baofeng GT-3WP has a feature labeled "Cross band reception / transmission". Does that mean it will function as a Cross-Band Repeater?

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I have a Baofeng handheld with similar specifications, and the short answer is no, it does not function as a repeater in any way - cross band or otherwise. I would imagine that would be a feature they would be quite specific about.


The long answer is that you can operate between both bands to use a cross-band repeater or satellite. Using software like Chirp, you can program duplex operation with the regular +/- offsets as in columns 3 & 6 of this screen shot using 2M repeaters as an example:

2 Meter Repeaters

or you can enter your receive frequency and select "split" instead of the +/- offset. You would then enter the frequency of the transmit band in the column usually used for the offset as in this image:

Satellite Settings

This is the capability they are stating.

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The manual for that radio doesn't seem to specify, so I would guess that it is capable of communicating with a cross-band repeater, but probably not capable of acting as one.

Found the manual here: http://s3.image.ro.s3.amazonaws.com/download/GT-3WP-manual.pdf

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  • $\begingroup$ >>"I would guess that it is capable of communicating with a cross-band repeater" Can you give an example of a radio that isn't? $\endgroup$
    – Lance
    Sep 21, 2017 at 22:35
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    $\begingroup$ I would guess that it means that you can configure the radio to transmit on 70cm when you press PTT and receive on 2m when you release PTT (or vice versa). $\endgroup$ Sep 21, 2017 at 23:45
  • $\begingroup$ Upvote because that radio cannot both transmit and receive simultaneously. $\endgroup$
    – SDsolar
    Sep 24, 2017 at 20:48

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