Bad Autopatch Number - Your "Wires" might be on
Turning off the Wires Function on Yaesu Radios Click on this link to see how to do it.
The Repeater Replying "Bad Autopatch Number" can be an annoying problem. The reason for this reply is simple. The control that is used to route audio from the Repeaters Receivers to it's Transmitters also Decodes DTMF tones. These tones are normally made by Pressing the PTT and pressing the button on the number key pad.
These can be used for many things running Macros that play back weather info, programming the repeater and making Autopatch calls.
If a DTMF tone is heard by the controller but it doesn't match a Macro or valid sequence that it understands it replies "Bad Autopatch Number".
One way this can happen that users have very little control over is accidental DTMF activation. The controller has a program that analyzes the audio coming in on the Receiver. If the Audio or persons voice happens to match the frequency of a DTMF tone (Normally a higher pitch tone) it will mute or cover up the audio going out through the Transmitter. Then it will send out that "Bad Autopatch Number" error message if it doesn't know what to do with it.
This is something that can be adjusted out of the controller but has to be done at he controller. The controller is at the top of Mt Logan so this is not a easy thing to adjust.
The other reason for this error message is caused by Yaesu Radio "Wires System" this is a Internet radio linking system that was introduced by Yaesu. This system required the use of a repeater system that is equipped with hardware from Yaesu at the repeater location. This technology did not really catch on with very many Repeater Systems because of the high cost of the equipment. Echolink and IRLP became the more Popular Standards.
What happens if your Radio accidently turn on your "Wires" or Sometimes called by Yeasu the "Internet Connection Feature" the Radio sends out a DTMF tone when the PTT is Pressed. This causes part of your transmission to be cut off and the error message.
It is very easy to accidentally turn the Function on but you can also turn it off so it is hard to bump it on and off. Please click on this link to find out how to do this. Turning off the Wires Function on Yaesu Radios
If your radio is not listed look in the manual to see how to accomplish this.
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