How do I get my Flex 6500 to generate a CTCSS tone so I can participate in a weekly net on our local 2m repeater?

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I'm going to order a 146 MHz ASSEMBLED TRANSVERTER in in 146 MHz so I can use our local repeater for a weekly net that I use using my HT.  I'd much prefer to do this with my new 6500. The repeater transmits on 147.060 MHz, has a +600-kHz offset, and requires a 141.3-Hz CTCSS tone. I hope/expect this xverter to do the trick. 

Am I correct?

I'm suspecting that I won't be able to see the frequency that I'll be using showing up on my 6500 as it's using the 10-meter band and the xverter is doing it's thing to get me to the desired freq, somehow. I hope. 
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See pages 93 to 95 in the most recent SmartSDR Manual. You will find that the radio does everything you need to operate repeaters. Likewise, see pages 113 to 116 for transverter operation. Here you will find that the radio does indeed display the actual operating frequency.

If you don't have the manual, it can be downloaded from the FlexRadio web site.

Craig, KØCF