As of Saturday afternoon on 6/17 the FLARC 145.470 MHz FM repeater OUTPUT is not using any squelch control code — this is a further attempt to narrow down the source of the buzzing interference we’ve been getting.
The setup instructions posted here for the BAOFENG are still valid.
However, some rigs automatically use the DCS code on the receive when it is used on transmit — in this case, you are going to hear nothing on the repeater until that is changed.
It’s been found that for the Icom IC-7000 it is necessary to program a channel so that it works in SPLIT mode, with only the VFO B using the DCTS code. See page 66 of the IC-7000 User Manual, “Storing a non standard repeater” — but set the DCTS code only on VFO B. (If you need help with IC-7000 contact W2JC).
Other rigs might have a similar setup procedure.
A simple programming guide for the Yaesu FT-60R HT is at
From that guide, it looks like the ‘normal’ programming puts the squelch control code on both the transmit and receive — which is NOT what we want for now. A work-around for such rigs might be to program one channel to transmit with the code, and an adjacent channel to receive without the code; monitor on the receive channel and to transmit just flip to the other channel, talk, and flip back. Awkward, yes. But this repeater configuration is only for testing and trying to find the source of the interference; after the test it will go back to the ‘normal’ setup.
If you feel really curious and geeky, and want to learn more about how the DCS codes actually work, here’s a link to a very technical paper that will cure your insomia !