CTCSS/PL Explained

Many hams know they generally need to use Continuous Tone Coded Sequelch System (“CTCSS”) to access an FM repeater. CTCSS, or more commonly referred to as “PL tone” or “PL” which is an acronym for Motorola’s implementation of it branded Private Line, was introduced in the 1950s by Motorola to…

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What are Transcoding Reflectors?

Introduction With the addition of a transcoding feature of Megalink’s XLX330 Reflector, it’s important to understand what this feature does and why it’s interesting and exciting to the users. This article will explain what transcoding is and how to use it. Basics of Digital Voice Unlike analog voice (FM, SSB,…

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Using Reflector XLX330

Using the Megalink Transcoding Reflector on all three radio types – D-STAR, DMR, and YSF – is straightforward and operates just like the native connection type on each radio. If you haven’t yet read What are Transcoding Reflectors, consider giving it a 5 minute read to help understand how things…

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