New safety rule¿ Radio Transmit time-Out Timer (TOT)

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New safety rule¿ Radio Transmit time-Out Timer (TOT)

Post by OP » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:01 am

If you fly with a PTT, please set your transmit timer. If you can't do it i'll do it for you. Takes about 20 seconds. Inability to communicate due to a stuck button could be considered a safety issue.

For the FT-150 or 250 radios its option #22
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For the 170 or 270 radios its option #47
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Great suggestions

Post by Chip » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:49 am

OP mentioned this yesterday on the way up the mountain. Seems like this is one of the best suggestions I've heard regarding radios in a long time.

I'd agree that having this condition happen can be a hazard to all other pilots if we needed to communicate important information.

We'll get something up on the bulletin board for those that don't regularly come to the forum.

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Post by BudRob » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:27 am

A great idea. I will do it.

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Post by Spitfire » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:48 pm

Great idea, I'll do it too.

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Post by filthy » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:59 am

great idea i will have OP do it too

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Post by BudRob » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:38 am

The deed is done and tested. It works.

However OP failed to mention one thing before you start. You must UNLOCK your radio before beginning. For my FT-150 radio, push the F key and then the LOCK(6) to enable changes.

This will save many of us a some grief since just about everyone runs into shorted wires or other stupid reasons where the transmit button gets continuously activated.

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Post by OP » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:57 am

Some other things to consider:

Auto Power Off (APO): If you forget to turn the radio off, it will shut itself down in a determined amount of time.

If you have the 170/270; Try the 'RF squelch' in place of the default 'tone squelch.' This makes the difference to upgrade to the 170/270 version.
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ptt auto off

Post by Steve90266 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:34 am

Thanks OP!
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