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    Our community group likes a courtesy beep on the repeater. Our current radio, a Motorola GR1225, offers this. However, our new MTR2000 does not. For that reason we are looking at a low cost controller to provide that functionality. Preferably, we would still use the repeater controller in the MTR2000 and just use the ID-O-Matic as an "IDer" to provide the beep. Otherwise, we could use the ID-O-Matic as the controller.

    Before I start down this path, does anyone have any thought, suggestions, experience, etc. with this combination of products.

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    I'd look into OpenRepeater on the raspberry pi. Coupled with a soundcard interface it's a cheap way to get a full-featured controller with voice announcements, echolink, and all the bells and whistles you could want.

    It's a bit overkill for your application but something to look at.

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    Thanks. I had seen ORP and was particularly impressed with the software. OTOH, given the extra work/cost required to do the sound interface, it looks like a bit of overkill for our needs.

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    Doing courtesy tones without a full interface is difficult... you can have COR drop trigger the beep after x number of milliseconds, but anyone who short-keys during the beep delay period will be cut off. I've never personally tried it, and I generally try to steer people away from it.

    My suggestion would be to go with a commercial-grade controller and do a full interface (i.e let the controller run the repeater as designed.) My personal preference is for Zetron products.
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    The problem has been solved... I have convinced people the courtesy tone is just more noise :-). So, we are back to a pure MTR2000 with its own internal audio - works great.

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