Making a test call
To check your radio is working, it is often convenient to call a “Parrot” service which will replay your test transmission back to you when you release PTT.
To access the service Manual Dial 9990 Private Call, PTT for up to 3 sec using Dial-a-Talkgroup. The repeater/hotspot will respond with a voice announcement “Linked to 9990.” (Echo only works on Slot 2 via TG9 Dial-a-TG)
Then talk, and when you un-PTT the Echo service will respond back to you.