New-CB radios with CTCSS Sub tones,who's tried it yet?

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Re: New-CB radios with CTCSS Sub tones,who's tried it yet?

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rpcomms wrote: 06 Mar 2024, 11:12 CB Repeaters-non split tx (single frequency)use of split tones CTCSS

Some of the new cb radios feature split ctcsss tones

How to use with a Parrot repeater box to avoid ring around and not use split tx offset.

Program your base for example

Base
CH2 Tone Code 1 RX
CH2 Tone Code 6 TX

Portables\Mobiles
CH2 Tone Code 6 RX
CH2 Tone Code 1 TX

Now you have semi duplex without shifting the frequency,NO more loop around as that was one of the cruxes of simplex parrot repeaters in past.

plug your Parrot box into base or software version (F6DQM Simplex DX I recommend using read the documents inclused)

Repeater box-https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/prod ... ucts_id=98

Repeater software please consider a small donation to Gabriel http://f6dqm.free.fr/soft/simplex/en/simplex.htm
away you go!

THis split ctcss system also works on 446PMR without breaking the rules if you have a more advanced set that can be programmed with different ctcss or DCS sub tones...Give it a go!

I am working on a suitable interface pcb to pc and radio,but all the basics are there to get you started.

More cb for 2024 should support split ctcss\dcs but check first.

Update!!! new parrot box !!!
https://www.redsengineering.com/

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Have Fun ..


Rob.P 73's



Give it a go!
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Re: New-CB radios with CTCSS Sub tones,who's tried it yet?

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Radioddity CB-500 -new set CTCSS/DCS Single and split tones available
Repeater shift +/-
Alpha ch
0/5kc
NRC DSP noise reduction
2k/4k dev USA

New PCB updated and firmware
From what I gather there is rx audio out on the six pin microphone too to ease interfacing radio to pc or repeater box.
Also has a better fist microphone with improved switch.

How about reusing UK Channel 14-14 ctcss tone as a new ctcss mobile/portable national ctcss channel???

YouTube reviews and extras

Fred in the shed youtube


NLK media video youtube



Haven't tried one yet on bench but if as good as the Anytone mk 1,Crt and jopix gs60,Def worth a look at I think.

Rob
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New all mode CB from CRT soon with ctcss DCS sub tones included,CRT8900

https://www.crtfrance.com/en/news/1021- ... -8900.html
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Re: New-CB radios with CTCSS Sub tones,who's tried it yet?

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Anyone tried
Ctcss talking to Ares 2,George 2,Harrison 2,Randy 3 yet??
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Re: New-CB radios with CTCSS Sub tones,who's tried it yet?

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Well we have
Washington 2
AT-6666Pro/CRT SS-9900V

I guess more ctcss/DCS sub tones become available on mid to higher tier sets now.

Just like PMR 446 ,takes time to get users used to sub tone uses and established on CB radio.

It appears some users are scared to use it !
Don't be,once you go fm+ctcss you won't look back ,lot quieter the squelch mute , especially mobile in heavy qrm noise towns.

So found NO issues using ctcss on CB ,no delays ,drop outs mobile or hand talkies.

If anything I found it a pleasure not here sqwarking squelch mute blasts while driving about town.

My suggestion was
Ch 01-01 (ctcss) etc
Or as suggest a common ctcss tone number across all 40 channels ?
DCS does offer more tone codes than ctcss from what I see on the tone tables in manual.

Regards rob
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Crt mega pro has ctcss
CALL SIGN 26TM455 OPERATOR DAVE QTH SUNDERLAND

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http://www.youtube.com/user/lambrettadave7 for some vids of my radios.
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