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You may have set the CHIRP data for a repeater as TSQL instead of tone. Changing that might fix your problem.


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It seems to me that you have a bad radio, that is to say a radio with one or more faults in it. You shouldn't be getting the sensation of a shock or heat, and those are possible indications of a short. Direct shorts are sometimes easy to troubleshoot. The intermittent static issue could be an aspect of the same problem, or it could be an independent ...


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I think you have a loose wire in there somewhere. It's probably the ground or center lead between antenna and amplifier. The bursts of static might be from the wire making contact or not, or contact with something else. Are the static circles repeatable or maybe it was a coincidence, maybe the way you are holding the radio, you can try holding it upside-down....


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