Clay Bartholow's (W0LED) Question for the Net


Some of my fellow ACRC'ers own Baofeng HTs.  Before I bought my F8HP unit, I watched Youtube
installments mentioning how the squelch was really BAD on Baofengs.  After setting up my radio
I found that it, too, exhibited awful squelch characteristics, namely, OPEN squelch, and CLOSED
squelch.  The problem lies in the squelch curve settings.  It is my SWAG (Scientific Wild A@@
Guess) that these factory settings were due to too much electromagnetic interference at the
factory.  Just my thoughts.
 As you may know, audio control is non-linear, rather (somewhat) semi logarithmic in nature.
After re-writing the squelch settings in CHIRP's SERVICE SETTINGS page, I believe this to be
about "as good as it gets" for these critters.  The revised settings are as follows:

VHF - 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 11, 18, 26, 33

UHF - 0. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 14, 19, 22

 This really helped my little radio.  I hope it works as well for yours, too.

Russ Emerson - AEØPX

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