No modification to the radio is necessary to use the cross-band repeater capability. This is a native function of this transceiver even though it is not covered in the user manual.
- Select remote or repeater VHF frequency on the left side (in VFO or a memory channel)
- Select your local UHF frequency on the right side (In VFO or memory channel)
- Push the “F” button and hold in while next pressing both RIGHT and LEFT Band Knobs until you hear a BEEP
- The key icon will flash on the right of the LCD display if you successfully activated cross band repeat mode
TO DEACTIVATE: Press “F” until you hear beep and/or key icon (in upper right corner of display) disappear.
These steps will allow you to use your radio as a crossband repeater. It does not have an automatic ID announce. You must therefore announce you are operating on the frequencies with your FCC call sign.