For Thursday's SNOVARC Meeting Training: Programming Your Radio
The following is to assist you at our SNOVARC meeting and training session Thursday 7 PM at the Duvall Fire Station.
The training subject is programming your radio. Manually
To program any VHF/UHF radio for repeater operation you will need 4 pieces of information;
1. The output frequency of the repeater. Examples; 441.825, 146.92, 443.250 (see link for WA State Repeaters below).
2. The offset direction between the received frequency and the frequency you will transmit on. (+) plus or (-) minus.
(+) for 440-440 MHz, (-) for 144-147 MHz and (+) for 147-148 MHz
3. The frequency difference between receive and transmit. 00.600 MHz for 144-147 MHz and 05.000 MHz for 440-450 MHz.
4. The sub-audible tone (CTCSS) required to access the repeater
Example for the Cougar Repeater; Frequency 441.825, Offset (+), Frequency Offset 05.000, Tone 103.5.
Mount Pilchuck Re[eater, /Frequency 146.920, Offset (-), Frequency Offset 00.600, Tone 123.0
Attached are the best directions I have found for programming the BAOFENG type radios. I take no credit for accuracy or errors.
· Step 29 may not work on all radios. Sometimes the frequency offset will not store properly.
· Easy fix; after pressing the * key, manually enter the frequency displayed on the upper display line. Then continue on with steps 30-34
Need help between now and Thursday send questions to my personal email.
Dan Pflugrath KA7GPP
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