Scanner Voice Squelch

This circuit detects the presence of audio (voice) on the output of a scanner. If the scanner stops on a `dead carrie
Scanner Voice Squelch - schematic

r` or noise, the circuit mutes the speaker to avoid annoying noise. Ul amplifies speech and drives rectifier D1/D2 and switch Ql. Comparator U3 drives speaker switch Ql and indicator LED1. Q2 completes the speaker path to ground. U2 is an audio amplifier to drive the speaker. R3 is a volume control. PL1 connects to the scanner speaker or to the headphone jack.

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