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Offline 23skido

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Need help with Yeasu 857 set up
« on: February 16, 2014, 07:24:50 PM »
Have finally set up my Yeasu 857 in my truck. The antenna shows good on the SWR meter for both 70cm and 2m. We are having good results with transmit and receive on 70cm repeaters and simplex( good audio). On 2m repeaters we are showing good reception for transmit and receive but get absolutely no audio on the 857. We definitely have the correct tone, offset and shift set correctly. What else can we be missing?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. We ( my son and I)are anxious to get on the air locally with our new unit.

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Re: Need help with Yeasu 857 set up
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 06:49:56 PM »
Is the repeater active? I entered a bunch of local repeater freqs listed in but I haven't heard activity on many of them. Listen to an active repeater and ask for a radio check, or key up momentarily and listen for a response (it should sound like a dead carrier for a couple of seconds as opposed to no sound at all). Maybe you're not making it to the repeater due to environmental issues. Lots of possibilities at this point.