Programming the CB


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v1butche
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Programming the CB

Postby v1butche » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:38 am



Is there any information on how to program the CB? I just recently had the CB added to my trike.



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Re: Programming the CB

Postby Red Ron » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:09 pm

I can't think of any programming needed. You just turn it on and adjust to whatever channel (#1 used by most), increase squelsh if a lot of distant signals are cutting in, adjust the volume, that's pretty much it.

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Re: Programming the CB

Postby thrasherg » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:53 pm

As per Red Ron's reply, there isn't anything that can be programmed on the CB, the controls are on the top of the left handlebar switch gear, you simply turn it on, select speakers or headset, adjust the channel, volume and squelch and you are done..

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Re: Programming the CB

Postby v1butche » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:14 am

Ok, thanks for the info.

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Re: Programming the CB

Postby salyzyn » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:22 am

You did not mention which CB you had installed. The OEM CB has no programming. The competitively priced more-capable GL2way CB has programming instructions. Tune your SWR, channel, squelch and volume and go.

The GL2way programming instructions follow (without permission). The tables do not translate well into a BBS posting ... I will ask BikeMP3 to post a copy into documents area.


GL2Way(tm) Setup Programming Guide
(V1.9 Firmware)
Copyright © 2005-2011 Squick
Copyright © 2009-2011 BikeMP3

Table-Of-Contents

Definitions
Introduction
Setup Mode
Setup Mode Display
Parameters
Master Volume (CB Volume)
Independent Volumes
Auxiliary Volume
Beep Volume
Auxiliary Sensitivity
Auxiliary Timers
Auxiliary Dead Timer
Auxiliary Maximum Timer
Auxiliary Power-Off Audio Interrupt
Auto PTT Timer
Independent Channel Control
Auxiliary Channel Control
Auxiliary PTT Control
Squelch as Switch
Trim
CB Mic Trim
Auxiliary (FRS or HAM) Mic Trim
Auxiliary (GPS or default) Mic Trim
Reset To Factory Defaults
Roger Beep
Auto Squelch
Appendix
Settings Decode Ring
Gesture Decoder Rings
Summary List of Settings


Definitions

AGC - Automatic Gain Control
CB - Citizen Band
FRS - Family Radio Service
HAM - Amateur Radio Service
GPS - Global Positioning System
AUX - Auxiliary, Synonym for FRS or HAM radio or GPS
PTT - Push To Talk
VOR - Voice Operated Receive
VOX - Voice Operated Transmit
Lo-Fi - Low Fidelity, typically 400Hz-4KHz, Voice, typically Monophonic
Hi-Fi - High Fidelity, typically 30Hz-18KHz, Music, typically Stereophonic

Introduction

Congratulations on your purchase of the GL2way (trademark BikeMP3) Honda GL1800 GoldWing (trademark Honda) Motorcycle communications interface. GL2way is Designed and Built in the USA and represents the premier means of taking advantage of the GoldWing left handlebar CB control switches.

GL2way is a very capable plug-n-play device for managing multiple communication devices from the Integrated Electronics on the GoldWing Motorcycle. With all the advancements and features present in the GL2way device, there are times when the installer or rider may wish for some flexibility in permanently controlling or tuning some of the features. A Setup Mode was introduced in V1.7 Firmware to address some of these field adjustable features and nuances.

The customization of the GL2way does carry with it some risks of possibly confusing activities or side-effects; trade-offs the installer or rider will need to understand. However, every effort has been taken to simplify and address these issues. These feature-specific issues are discussed in the following pages.

The GL2way device contains an internal Non-Volatile Random Access Memory (NVRAM) Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (EEPROM) storage device that can hold on to these adjustments and other states through power cycles. There is no need for any battery-backup for this style of memory. Every adjustment takes a few seconds to save in the background, and once placed on the internal memory, it should stay there forever until adjusted again.

Setup Mode

As with everything on the GL2way device, we have managed to create powerful features via gestures on the Handlebar controls. These gestures are carefully selected to ensure that they do not interfere with normal expected operations of the controls.

For example, one popular gesture is the operation of three Push-To-Talk (PTT) taps in quick succession to switch from one controlled transceiver device like the CB to another like an FRS and back; one can see this gesture is not a normal activity when using a Transceiver. So there is no likelihood of performing this by accident while using the transceiver to talk to the other riders in a group. The Controlling Device adjusts the Squelch, Volume, Channel and PTT controls; control switched back and forth between devices through this Gesture. The Setup mode is no exception to this rule of using a not-normally-generated gesture to trigger a special function.

The Gesture for entering Setup Mode is to quickly perform two UP operations followed by two DOWN operations on the CB Squelch Switch. The sequence should be performed smoothly and quickly. Technically each operation in the sequence should be completed within ½ of a second, or for all four steps within 1½ second. When the GL2way enters setup mode, it will acknowledge with 3 quick beeps and will switch to a valid parameter channel.

As One can tell, this gesture is complicated enough to rationalize the warning to the rider that one should not perform them while riding the Motorcycle. The intent of the setup mode is to have the operations performed while the bike is on the stand and the rider is taking his time to properly go through the procedures to set them accordingly.

The Gesture to exit Setup Mode is simply to operate the PTT. The Channel will return to the original CB Channel selected for the Transceiver equipment when one exits the mode.

Setup Mode Display

The setup mode will use the CB channel to indicate the parameter number being adjusted. The CB volume setting will report the parameter value. Keep in mind that the CB Volume shows on the display only temporarily. Any adjustments of the Volume that triggers the normally hidden CB Volume into returning to the screen will show the current value. Continued adjustment of the CB Volume while the display is actively showing the CB Volume will adjust the value of the setting. One can either set the CB Volume UP or DOWN for the setting. The Volume level display of the parameter value will be limited to the available values for the setting and will not go above or below to ensure only valid values are selected.

Since the Channel indicates the parameter number being adjusted, using UP or DOWN CB channel will cycle through the available parameters. The parameter channel can be changed while the Volume is still present on the screen. If a setting is unavailable, the channel display will skip over that parameter.

Parameters

Now to list in detail the various parameters that can be adjusted. We will indicate the CB channel number associated with the parameter, what the parameter does, what value the parameter has when shipped from the factory, side effects to be aware of and the range of values that can be set.

Master Volume (CB Volume)

This parameter is setting channel 1.

The handlebar CB volume control can be used to increase or decrease the volume of the GL2way system. The Volume will be displayed on the CB Volume Display screen. The GL2way system treats a Volume Level of 0 as disabled and turns off audio interruption. Conversely the OEM CB from Honda continues to operate at a volume of 0, and thus results in a feeling that there is a ghost in the machine when a carrier is detected. Since the GL2way can control multiple transceivers, the Volume can track the controlled devices independently.

This parameter setting is a convenience, and results in a duplicate clearly labeled means for the Volume Control setting. It is likely better to control the volume during normal operations rather than via this settings mode.

The volume for the CB transceiver and the Auxiliary group FRS, HAM and GPS can be controlled independently, or in unison depending on the setting of the next parameter. If controlled independently, than this is the CB volume. If controlled in unison, then this is the master volume. There is no Default setting for the Volume, per se, since this level is actively controlled by the factory testing, rider and installer.

The value will range from 0 (disabled) through 20.

Independent Volumes

This parameter is setting channel 2.

A value of 0 (zero), all devices use a single Simple Master Volume (above). All Independent Volume Settings will be disabled if in this mode.

A value of 1 (one) will enable independent Volume Control for each device group attached to the GL2way. When an audio interrupt occurs (Communications devices CB, FRS, HAM, GPS or Acknowledgement Beep), the Volume for the specific device is temporarily controlled directly from the Volume control regardless which device is currently considered under control. The volume control continues to hang with the interrupting device for an additional second after going away, after that period it defaults back to the controlling device. The hang period is immediately terminated when another audio interrupt occurs. This allows a loud or soft signal to quickly be adjusted without the need to switch controlling devices. Otherwise without the audio interrupt, the controlling device (typically the one that operates the PTT) is also under control of it’s associated Volume. This is the default setting as delivered from the Factory.

The value can range from 0 (off) through 1 (on).

Auxiliary Volume

This parameter is setting channel 3

This parameter setting is a convenience, and results in a duplicate clearly labeled means for the Auxiliary Volume Control setting. It is likely better to control the volume during normal operations rather than via this settings mode.

If the volume is controlled independently, than this is the Auxiliary group FRS, HAM or GPS device volume. There is no Default setting for the Volume, per se, since this level is actively controlled by the factory testing, rider and installer. One can disable the Auxiliary Input by setting this to a value of 0 (zero).

The value will range from 0 (disabled) through 20

Beep Volume

This parameter is setting channel 7

This Volume setting is always independent and controls the level of the acknowledgement Beep Volume. One can disable the Beep by setting to a value of 0 (zero). The default value from the factory for this setting is 1 (one).

After every adjustment to the Beep Volume, a single acknowledgement beep is created so that the rider can determine if they are satisfied with the setting.

The value range from 0 (disabled) through 15.

Auxiliary Sensitivity

This parameter is setting channel 8.

The Voice Activated Receive (VOR) function is key to proper audio interrupt operations from the Auxiliary input group of FRS and GPS devices. A typical input signal should be roughly in the 1VRMS line-level range. Sometimes a device has a noise floor that causes false triggering, or the level is much lower than this line-level expectation resulting in failed triggers; both problems can be addressed with this parameter. Keep in mind that a signal that is much lower than line-level will also be unfortunately weak when presented to the Honda GoldWing’s Audio system. It is recommended to adjust the volume on the device, or add a preamplifier to the device to bring it into line-level range.

This parameter is the VOR sensitivity for the Auxiliary group FRS or GPS devices. The sensitivity can be adjusted from a trigger happy 5mV to nearly deaf at 1.1Vrms through the range, the higher the setting, the more sensitive the inputs are. The default factory setting is 16, corresponds to 25mvRMS of signal level on the FRS or GPS input. The only reason to adjust this setting is to deal with a troublesome very quiet or very noisy device attached to the inputs. The factory default setting works very well with devices with an appropriate output line level.

The value range from 0 through 20.

Table of Approximate Sensitivities
Value Sensitivity (VRMS) Value Sensitivity (mVRMS) Value Sensitivity (mVRMS)
0 1.12 7 270 14 40
1 1.09 8 200 15 30
2 0.90 9 160 16 25
3 0.75 10 115 17 20
4 0.54 11 95 18 15
5 0.45 12 70 19 10
6 0.32 13 55 20 5

Auxiliary Timers

The combination of a Dead Timer and a Maximum Timer are available on the Auxiliary input that represents the FRS, HAM or GPS devices. This timer may be used to help with a situation where the GPS may be providing Audio Lo-Fi Communications grade voice (monophonic) GPS direction interrupts via the GL2way device and Hi-Fi Stereo Music from the same output via the Aux input on the Audio Unit. This output would be split off to the GL2Way and Honda Audio System Aux Hi-Fi Input simultaneously in this scenario.

When the GPS interrupt occurs, the signal is a sporadic interrupt with the voice-driven routing instructions. When the Music is operational it is relatively continuous except for perhaps some silent passages. When any input signal is present on the GL2way Auxiliary input it will result in an Lo-Fi monophonic Audio Interrupt to the Honda Audio System muting any music content. One can see that if one connects the GPS in the above outlined manner, one will never hear the Hi-Fi Stereo output from the GPS. On the Honda Audio Unit the Aux Hi-Fi Stereo input would forever be muted.

The timers offers relief. For example, the Maximum timer could be set to 0.1 minutes (6 seconds) which would be a valid maximum GPS audio interrupt duration, and the Dead Timer could be set to 2 seconds which would be a valid typical silence that one could observe between the GPS audio interrupt. With the timers set thus, one would see that the GL2way would ‘give up’ after a short duration and release the mute of the audio music allowing the rider to hear the Hi-Fi content instead. The Dead Timer would allow the state to persist through some softer or silent musical passages.

This comes with a trade-off, for if the FRS, paired in a group with the GPS, is controlled with this timer set as well, then these timers will lead to confusing silence for long audio messages from the other riders in the group communicating over the FRS radio. One may be able to find a compromise setting for FRS and GPS operations. It is up to the rider mindful of the typical communications chatter of the riding group, to find the compromise setting they can live with in this case.

The Timers do not affect the CB’s audio interrupt operations.

Auxiliary Dead Timer

This parameter is setting channel 9.

The Dead Timer should be used in combination with the associated Maximum Timer. The Dead Timer is the period of time in seconds that an Audio Signal on the group FRS or GPS devices should be below the above Auxiliary Sensitivity setting before the audio trigger can be reset. This setting is used to add a confidence that an audio signal has truly disappeared. The default setting from the factory is 0 (zero) seconds, functionally off.

The value range is from 0 through 15 (Off, 1 to 15 seconds).

Auxiliary Maximum Timer

This parameter is setting channel 10.

The Maximum Timer should be used in combination with the associated Dead Timer. The Maximum Timer is the maximum period of time in tenths of minutes that an Audio Signal on the group FRS or GPS devices can be the above Auxiliary Sensitivity setting before the audio trigger is disabled. This setting is used prevent run-on operation of the Auxiliary input. The default setting from the factory is 0 (zero), which functions to turn off this feature.

The value range is from 0 through 20 (Off, 0.1 to 2.0 minutes).

Auxiliary Power-Off Audio Interrupt

This parameter is setting channel 11.

The CB button on the Honda Audio Unit has a dual purpose. Momentarily depressing the button results in the audio output being toggled between the Headset and the external main speakers. Pressing the button for more than 2 seconds will result in the power for the CB unit being toggled between on and off. The GL2way respects the power state change by entering a low-power mode and switching off the power to the CB unit.

A value of 0 (zero) for this parameters, the associated override feature described below is disabled. This is the default setting from the factory.

A value of 1 (one) will enable the Auxiliary Input to provide mixed-audio to the Honda Audio Unit when the GL2way is formally turned-off by the Audio Unit. When an audio interrupt occurs from the AUX group FRS, HAM or GPS Communications Devices then the output is fed to the input of the Audio Unit. The Audio Unit can no longer be muted when it has turned the CB off, this is a designed feature of the Honda Audio System as it has the expectation that the CB unit is off and thus turns off the GL2way’s access to the mute operation. However, this does not prevent the GL2way from punching through and mixing with the other Audio Sources. This feature is typically used to allow the GPS continued audio interrupting access, even though the GL2way Communications System is formally turned off.

The side-effect is that the FRS or HAM signals will also punch-through. The CB side of the GL2way will not due to the standard interlock mechanisms, and besides, the CB unit’s power as noted above will have been removed in any case. To respect the side-effect that the FRS continues to be operational in this state, the PTT to the FRS will also remain operational if selected and enabled.

In this mode there is no means to adjust the Volume as the Honda Audio Unit has disabled it’s scanning of the CB handlebar controls and the CB display screens. This side-effect needs to be considered when the rider chooses to enable this option.

The value of this parameter can range from 0 (off) through 1 (on).

Auto PTT Timer

This parameter is setting channel 13

A value of 0 (zero), this feature is disabled and is the default setting from the factory. This parameter is not available and the feature is disabled if there are no other radios with enabled PTT (see Auxiliary PTT enable below).

A value will enable the Auto PTT feature. When an audio interrupt occurs from a Communications Device, the PTT is momentarily for up to the parameter’s value in seconds under the control of the specific interrupting device. After that timeout, the PTT returns to the Controlling device. For example, if the controlling Device is the CB, this will allow a message received from the FRS to quickly be turned-around with temporary control of the PTT without a need to specifically switch controlling devices.

Upon this parameter value second timeout, or the completion of the temporary PTT operation, the control returns to the original controlling device. 5 Seconds is a recommended value to be used for this timer.

The side-effect of this feature is that there may be a period of time where the rider will harbour some confusion over which device the PTT will be directed to, the FRS or the CB. The typical usage of this feature is the riding group using the CB, and the rider’s better half being the sole rider of the FRS for personal communications. It is expected that under this circumstance the confusion will be minimal as the reception from the FRS will be occasional, singular and personal. However, if this feature is utilized with two large groups represented on each CB and FRS, the reception interrupts from each will be hard to track. In that case, it might be better for the rider to choose to operate in a mode where both transceivers are controlled at the same time in a bridged fashion. The net result in that case is that the riders in the group may be confused about the other side of the transmissions they are not hearing.

The gesture to control both transceivers at the same time, tying their two PTTs together, is a long (0.3-1s) PTT tap followed by three short (<0.3s) PTT taps. The inter-tap gap must also be short (<0.3s) so practice this as four quick taps much like the three quick taps to switch control, merely making the first tap longish. The acknowledgement when entering this mode of operation is a long beep followed by three short beeps to mimic the PTT gesture. This is not a permanent mode, will not be saved and needs to be reset and can be cancelled by the standard control switch gesture of three quick taps.

As one can tell, neither case of operation is optimal, but the bridging affects of either of these features may be helpful non-the-less. A compromise accepted by the riders should they choose to use either of these features.

The value can range from 0 (off) through 20 seconds.

Independent Channel Control

This parameter is setting channel 15.

A value of 0 means all devices that have channel controls, the channels are changed in unison.

A value of 1 means all the devices channels are independent and set when the radio is under direct control. This setting has no meaning if only one device (eg: CB) has channel controls. The setting is not available if the connected radios only have one that has available channel controls.

When there is only one radio with channel controls, or when one is independently selected, the scan operations only operate on that radio, and will only respond to that radios carrier detect. If any of the carriers are detected on the other radios, scanning will not be affected and will continue.

The value range from 0 (off) to 1 (enabled).

Auxiliary Channel Control

This parameter is setting channel 17.

A value of 0 disables switch of Channel control to the Auxiliary radio via the expansion connector. The expansion connector contains two low-voltage-low-current solid-state switches that may be connected directly to the Channel Up and Channel Down switches on the Auxiliary radio. The Auxiliary radio is typically an FRS, but could be an Amateur Radio or other transceiver. With this feature disabled, the channel scanning will only operate the CB and will only respond to the CB audio activity independent of the AUX (FRS) activity. This is the default from the factory.

A value of 1 enables this feature. Once enabled, the independent channel control setup adjustment becomes enabled.

The value range is from 0 (disabled) through 1 (enabled).

Auxiliary PTT Control

This parameter is setting channel 18.

A value of 0 disables switch (e.g. three quick PTT) of PTT control to the Auxiliary radio. There will be no direct setting of channel, squelch or volume, only the indirect ones. This is the default from the factory. With this disabled, the Auto PTT feature will also be disabled and shielded from view.

This is a new setting for V1.9, previous versions had an implied factory default setting of 1.

A value of 1 enables this features, and allows the AUX radio to be selected with the three quick PTT tap. If there is no other radio, then this setting is disabled from being adjusted, and is assumed to be a value of 1. This can be confusing if a customer originally just purchases the GL2Way for an FRS radio only, then later adds on another radio (CB) and then looses control of the FRS because of the factory default setting. Existing customers with a CB + FRS radio combination that upgrade to V1.9 will have to manually enabled this feature to a value of 1 to restore operation.

This feature was added because of confusion for the bulk of the customers that purchased the GL2Way for CB radio only. These customers have been inadvertently switching to a non-existent FRS radio and having troubles operating their CB as expected.

The value range is from 0 (disabled) through 1 (enabled).

Squelch as Switch

This parameter is setting channel 20.

A value of 0 disables this feature and is the default from the factory.

A value of 1 enabled this feature. Along with the three quick PTT tap, also permit a quick Squelch Up-Down operation. The Squelch up-down operation must be completed within half a second to trigger a switch through the transceiver control. The advantage of this feature is that there is no on-air broadcasting as triggered by using the PTT, as short as it is. Another advantage is that this gesture is easier to perform. The main advantage of this feature is the ability to switch between transceiver control without disturbing any scan operations that may be currently running.

The disadvantage is that this gesture is slightly easier to be caused by accident. As a result of this confusion we have decided to ensure that this feature can only be enabled on purpose by the rider.

The value range is from 0 (disabled) through 1 (enabled). Values above 1 are treated as enabled. A value of 20 resets ALL parameters to their factory defaults.
Trim

The following microphone trims provides an adjustment to the Microphone Levels after the Automatic Gain Control (AGC) in the GL2way and before any AGC control in the radio itself to keep levels in electrical specification range. The GL2way AGC tries to keep the value to +/-25% range of the value within the gain/attenuation range and steps. The Microphone AGC has immediate attack for loud excursions to attenuate so as to prevent over-modulation, and has a 2 minute recovery for background levels. When adjusting, keep this 2 minute recovery in mind.

The trims may be adjusted to compensate for sensitive equipment, or when the levels lead to distorted transmit audio. Distortions lead to RF splatter and can result in other equipment (the GoldWing Audio Unit for example) picking up the signals and other unfortunate issues. Lowering the microphone levels may help mitigate issues with audio or radio frequency feedback. It is advised to use the highest level possible to guarantee a robust signal, but not so high that distortion results or these other problems.

The microphone trim is NOT a mitigation for an improperly set up, tuned and adjusted transceiver and antenna system. Considerable training is required to operate the Service Monitors and know what and where to adjust a transceiver to resolve internal problems, this is by no means a sustitute. In addition the antenna and other components of a transceiver system should be tuned to a proper SWR. The Trim is merely a simplified software means to allow a wide range of different requirements for properly adjusted and set up radio equipment to operate directly wired to the GL2way interface without the need to resort to adding passive components to attenuate the microphone signal.

CB Mic Trim

This parameter is setting channel 23.

A value of 16 is set from the factory and offers a 0dBV (1VRMS) microphone signal to the CB. The setting is on a logarithmic scale of 0.75dB a step.

Table of Approximate CB Microphone Levels
Value Level (mVRMS) Value Level (mVRMS) Value Level (VRMS)
0 63 7 210 14 0.71
1 78 8 250 15 0.84
2 86 9 300 16 1.00
3 109 10 350 17 1.19
4 125 11 420 18 1.41
5 148 12 500 19 1.68
6 180 13 590 20 2.00


The value can range from 0 (min) to 20 (max)

Auxiliary (FRS or HAM) Mic Trim

This parameter is setting channel 24.

A value of 16 is set from the factory and offers a 0dBV (1VRMS) microphone signal to the AUX (FRS or HAM) before the wired-in approximately -20dB attenuation. The setting is on a logarithmic scale of 0.75dB a step.

The value can range from 0 (min) to 20 (max)

Auxiliary (GPS or default) Mic Trim

This parameter is setting channel 26.

A value of 16 is set from the factory and offers a 0dBV (1VRMS) microphone signal to the AUX (GPS) before the wired-in approximately -20dB attenuation. The setting is on a logarithmic scale of 0.75dB a step.

The internal GPS microphone output is an option, the easier to install front mounted BikeMP3 microphone isolator adapter is the preferred option due to the much shorter lead lengths which can help reduce the RF and Electrical noise that could be picked up (to the GPS, or back into the GL2way) with the longer GL2way GPS microphone option. The GL2way has no control over the GPS volume on the separate front mounted BikeMP3 microphone isolator adapter.

This is the default mic level that is present when the PTT is not operated.

The value can range from 0 (min) to 20 (max)

Reset To Factory Defaults

The parameter 20 (Squelch As Switch) is a special Boolean that allows the setting to climb to 20. Once it hits 20, this triggers a reset to factory defaults. Make sure you have written down all the settings, whether adjusted by yourself or the installer, to ensure that you can manually return the settings if needed.
Roger Beep

This parameter is controlled directly from the Honda Audio Unit via the Roger Beep setting as selected by depressing the Volume Control Knob and cycling through the settings.

This feature is provided by the GL2way device and uses a NASA-inspired Quindar unkey tone of 2475Hz for the trailing 250ms of the transmission when enabled for all Communications Devices. It may be used to automatically release a repeater system that is sensitive to the Quindar tone set.

The value can range from Off to On.

Auto Squelch

By setting the Squelch quickly Down, then UP twice then Down starts an automatic one-pass scan of all the channels. The sequence should be performed smoothly and quickly. Each operation in the sequence should be completed within ½ of a second, or for all four steps within 1½ second. The GL2way enters a mode where it takes statistics of the squelch settings that just achieve full quieting for each channel, excluding channels with obvious activity on them. After completion of the scan, an optimal squelch setting is calculated and set for the Radio. This optimal squelch setting offers the best receive range given the current noise floor.

The auto squelch setting takes a few seconds to complete and may be triggered again at your choice should the noise floor move as you travel or communications band conditions change and result in a less optimal setting. You can always disagree with the setting which may from time to time break on unwanted signals by adjusting the squelch manually upwards.

The auto squelch setting is inspired in consideration of an optimal value for the squelch threshold for general or priority scanning operation.


Appendix

We reserve the right to change the locations and value ranges for these setting. We have reserved some parameter channel slots for custom features, or for upcoming hardware improvements to the GL2way device with the aim of keeping disruptions minimized when those features are added. Evidence of some of those features can be seen in this section. Here we list the updated listings for all the gestures and short tables for quick look-up of the various features.
Settings Decode Ring

Super Secret Parameter Setting Decoder Ring
Parameter Channel Parameter Name
1 CB Volume
2 Enable FRS/GPS Volume
3 FRS/HAM/GPS/Aux Vol.
7 Beep Volume
8 FRS/HAM/GPS Sensitivity
9 FRS/GPS Dead Timer
10 FRS/GPS Maximum Timer
11 FRS/HAM/GPS Interrupt
13 Auto PTT Timer
15 Independent Channel
17 Enable Auxiliary channel
18 Enable Auxiliary PTT
20 Enable Squelch Switch*
23 CB Microphone Trim
24 AUX Microphone Trim
26 GPS Microphone Trim
* - Also used as the reset all parameters to factory default when set to a value of 20

Gesture Decoder Rings

Super Secret PTT Gesture Decoder Ring
Gesture Acknowledgement Name Description
tap tap tap Beep (CB) Beep-beep (FRS) Control Switch Used to toggle between controlling transceivers. Last selected is saved.
taaap tap tap tap Beeeep-beep-beep-beep Control Both Operate the controls of both transceivers in unison. This state is not saved.
tap tap tap taaap Channel Indicator reports version (9 for this version of Firmware). Beep reports version in morse-code. Report Version Used to report the current Software Version of the GL2way Firmware. A single PTT cancels.
tap Exit Exit Mode (scan/settings)


Super Secret Squelch Gesture Decoder Ring
Gesture Acknowledgement Name Description
Up-Up-Down-Down Beep-beep-beep Setting Enter Settings Mode
Up-Down Beep (CB) Beep-beep (FRS) Control Switch Used to toggle between controlling transceivers. Last selected is saved. Only enabled when Squelch as Switch parameter turned on.
Down-Up-Up-Down Auto Squelch Scan All channels once, searching for just squelched. Use statistical analysis to set current optimal squelch setting.


Super Secret Channel Gesture Decoder Ring
Gesture Acknowledgement Name Description
Up-Down-Up General Scan Scan All Channels, or limit to scan channel.
Up-Down-Up-Down Priority Scan Scan Current (priority) and 9 & 19, or scan channel
Up-Down Beep-beep-beep (saved) Single Beep (erased) Scan Channel Set/Reset Scan channel.
Up-Up-Down-Down Bank Up Increment Channel Bank
Down-Down-Up-Up Bank Down Decrement Channel Bank

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Re: Programming the CB

Postby mgammon65 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:55 am

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Re: Programming the CB

Postby thomasl » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:12 pm

I am about to get the Helmet "stuff" for my gl1800 cb. I have a 'talk' button - but my question si -- how does the passenger communicate with me. She has no 'push to talk' button.

thanks

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Re: Programming the CB

Postby Red Ron » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:28 pm

thomasl wrote:I am about to get the Helmet "stuff" for my gl1800 cb. I have a 'talk' button - but my question si -- how does the passenger communicate with me. She has no 'push to talk' button.

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Turn on the intercom. Then when either of you talk your voice will mute the radio if it is playing and you can hear each other. You can push the knob in and then turn the setting up or down which controls the volume of your voice and another setting that controls how sensitive the system will be to your voice. But if you set it too high it will pick up wind noise and mute out the radio.

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Re: Programming the CB

Postby Darksider 562 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:45 pm

Thomas, the talk button you are looking at is for the CB. There is no push button to talk to your better half, you talk, she listens. (yaeh right) :?

Phil


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