What tone is used to access 10m FM repeaters?

What tone is used to access 10m FM repeaters?

Post by Michael Cresto » Sat, 25 May 1996 04:00:00

I just returned from the Dayton Hamvention and an Icom IC-706 followed me
home.  I have not yet removed this technological marvel from its plastic
protective bag and am trying to understand the manual.  Boy - what a box!

It has been some time since I played around on 10M FM and cannot recall
the tone frequency generally used to access 10M FM repeaters.  Since the
sunspot cycle will soon be increasing I am curious to know if this IC-706
will be able to work 10M FM repeaters.  Can anyone confirm this
tone frequency?

Tnx es 73,

Michael Crestohl, KH6KD/W1

 
 
 

What tone is used to access 10m FM repeaters?

Post by D.W.Hemphill KC5 » Sat, 25 May 1996 04:00:00


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Quote:>It has been some time since I played around on 10M FM and cannot recall
>the tone frequency generally used to access 10M FM repeaters.  Since the
>sunspot cycle will soon be increasing I am curious to know if this IC-706
>will be able to work 10M FM repeaters.  Can anyone confirm this
>tone frequency?

(snip)

There is no "standard" tone... they're all different.  The ARRL Repeater
Directory will probably contain *some* of them, but not all.  I'm really
not sure how to determine what the tone is.  If you hear a repeater, and
can copy down its call sign (actually, the call sign of the trustee) you
could contact that individual or club and ask them.

I have the same problem, but slightly different.  There's a 10m machine
one 29.56/.66 here in Dallas / Fort Worth, and they keep CHANGING the
damned tone!  I have no idea what it really is, but the tone listed in
the Repeater Directory is not correct.

Geez... I miss the good ol' days in the early 1980s when propagation on
10m was incredible and the band was open day and night.  I spent hours
and hours working stations all over the place using converted CB radios
and a few commercial rigs (Azden PCS-2800, Comtronix FM-80, etc).  I'm
looking forward to those days returning!

Good luck on 10m FM...              Dean KC5NG