Well, I thought I would bring this saga to a close...it is a paging TX
"falsing" the 141.3 CTCSS tone just enough to kerchuck the repeater.
Try any other tone and it is quiet as a mouse! Tried moving it across
the room, still to no avail. FYI, the CAT is set up for COR & Tone.
Since this thing is being tested at a different tower than where it
will be, I am going to opt to leave it off for now and when it gets in
it's permanent home, hope the tone will work right there. All our
other machines, including the privately owned ones, have the same
141.3 tone. It's permanent home is about 15 miles away, and there are
no paging TX's there...
Thanks for all the suggestions! I sure hate I got into working on
repeaters because of the death of one of our club members, but I am
enjoying it! (Got 4 of these puppies to keep up, plus 2 APRS digis!)
--- In Repeater-Builder@yahoogroups.com, "Jim B." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Jay Urish wrote:
> > Change your PL for a few days.. See what happens.
> > Scott wrote:
> >> Here's the problem...
> >> Every so often (several times in 10 minutes) we are getting a key up
> >> of our repeater.
> >> Here is what we know...
> >> There is no signal coming in on the input frequency. No even a small
> >> spike. It is almost like something in the set up is timing and
> >> but it is not an exact interval. Doesn't matter is RX tone is enabled
> >> in the CAT or not.
> >> Here is the setup...
> >> Motorola Mitrek trunk mount on 443.275, CAT 250 controller, Com-Spec
> >> TS64DS tone board. It has a good 300W 3 can duplexer that is tuned
> >> correctly and working well. 75Amp power supply. The cabinet also has
> >> an APRS rig in it, as well as a remote receiver for another repeater,
> >> and a link radio, but NONE of that is even turned on (and doesn't
> >> a difference when it is).
> >> Suggestions as to what to look for...?
> Make sure you are using COS *AND* PL. The decoder may be falsing on
> random noise.
> Jim Barbour
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