Questions tagged [tone-squelch]

Tone squelch, or CTCSS (Continuous Tone-Coded Squelch System) is a mechanism by which the presence of a specific frequency in the transmitted audio is used to open a receiver squelch, rather than relying simply on the presence of a strong enough signal.

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Can two FM radios transmit two separate PL tones at the same time, and be received by two radios with matching PL tones?

Can two FM radios transmit two separate PL tones, and be received by two radios with matching PL tones? Or will the receivers hear a mix of the two, or nothing at all?
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How do PL tones make it through so much noise?

So sometimes I hear people trying to get into a repeater with pure noise, and no audible audio on their transmission. With the repeaters that require a PL tone, how can the PL tones get through all ...
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Receiving without configuring CTCSS

I'm interested in listening to the local EMS/Fire transmissions around here and was wondering if I have to configure the CTCSS/PL tones on the radio in order to hear those transmissions. I understand ...