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Performance gain when turning off CTCSS/DCS?

Battery life Very unlikely. Latency Also unlikely, because most tone decoders don't operate in a way that adds latency to begin with, they're purely "backwards-looking". They take a few ...
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Programming receive tone on Kenwood V71A

The tone values for Tone mode and CTCSS mode are stored separately in the TM-V71A. If you set the value when you set up for tone and then change into CTCSS mode, you'll be back at the default 88.5. ...
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BF-888 radios don't work with UV-5Rs on the same frequency

You might try changing the Tone Mode from TSQL to just Tone. TSQL mode does two things: sends a tone on transmit requires a tone on receive to break your radio's squelch Tone mode only does one ...
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Private Channel?

This topic came up in a discussion on a Facebook ham page. I had my own thoughts on legally narrowing the available listeners when setting up my mobile to cross-band repeat so as to catch it with my ...
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