Do all repeaters require a tone frequency on the carrier in order to activate the repeater? I have an old HW202 (Heathkit, yes I built it myself), and it used to work really well on 34/94 about 25 years ago. Now, I had a Ham friend over and we tested my rig and we can hear the 34/94 repeater 5-9 but cannot key it up. the HW202 is a 10 watter, and swr was reading 2:1 (still need to trim), but I thought it should have worked and so did my ham friend. Any ideas would be welcome.
I'm just getting back into ham radio after 25 yrs absence, and have to catch up on new stuff.