I cannot access 2 meter repeaters

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I need a little help. I have my 6700 setup with a 147.320 RX - 147.920 TX split for a local repeater. I am in FM mode, and do have the DEMI amp on which puts out up to 50 watts on 2 meter FM. I see the power out, but cannot "break" the repeater. I hear the traffic on 147.320 OK. Where am I going wrong?
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Joe

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  Does it have a pl tone?
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OK that's logical, how do I add the pl tone?
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I am not sure you can. I don't have a 2m transverter.  You would need a tone board for that if its not built into the transverter.
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Agree with Joe ..... transmit Tone needed?
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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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I've been known to transmit on the wrong slice from time to time. Or antenna.
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how do I add the pl tone to my TX slice??
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W5UN_Dave

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I see the CTCTX and have turned it on, however I don't know what to select below that window for tone type for 2 meter repeaters
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Hi Dave,
I don't have a transverter but here is some info you might use.
You should listen on 146.920 and transmit on 146.320 with a PL tone of 103.5.
The repeater is one of the WB5UGT/SALTGRASS group.
I'm sorry I can't help with the setup of your transverter. This info is from the 2014 ARRL Repeater Directory.

73 - Roy - W5TKZ 
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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RTFM


Change the value in the drop down list XZ to your PL


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Thanks Howard, I have done that. My repeater tone requires 114.8. I have set that as 16 2A 114.8 but still cannot break the repeater.
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Did you turn Off to ON above it?
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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It's the furor down above the where you set PL frequencies.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Also make sure your transmit low cut is set to zero for FM as you need to send low frequency tones
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Howard, tnx for your help.
Yes, I have it turned on, and low cut set to zero. Still no joy. Can't access the repeater. Split is correct, TXing on the +600 mHz as required by this particular repeater. I can access the repeater easily with my 1 watt handheld. Go figure.
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Reverse the handheld and see if you can hear whether or not you are transmitting the sub-audible?
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Howard, GOT IT. The repeater tone listing was given incorrect on the internet. Fixed that to 151.4 and all works now. Again thanks for your help.

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