Abstract: A system provides for the validation of users of a trunked radio system. The system includes a controller and at least one microcomputer-controlled repeater module for user identification and validation. Each repeater module includes a tracking filter for removing unwanted noise from the two-tone signal sequentially transmitted by the user's radio as well as a digital signal processor utilizing a novel filter algorithm to quickly and reliably identify and validate user group tones. If identified as a valid user, the repeater module allows the call to pass. If the identity and validity, i.e., a paying customer, of the user are not validated by the repeater module, the repeater is shut down and the user is unable to communicate, and only hears alert tones from his speaker.